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Multicultural Week at IST

Kenneth Miles, Director of Student Services

The School of Information Studies will be holding its 1st Annual Multicultural Week from Monday April 7th to Friday April 11th. The purpose of the event is to highlight, celebrate, and affirm diversity throughout the School, while challenging administrators, faculty, and students to create a family of one by taking an active role in fostering a pluralistic community.

The Multicultural Week schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 7
5:00-6:00pm
Opening Ceremony in Digital Learning Center, followed by a catered reception in CST 1-218

Tuesday, April 8
11:00am-2:00pm
Potluck Luncheon sponsored by ISTGO in CST 3-216

Wednesday, April 9
7:15pm
Movie (TBD) Schine 304 A,B,& C

Thursday, April 10
5:00pm-6:00pm
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rick Turner, Dean of the Office of African-American Affairs at the University of Virginia, will deliver the keynote address in the Digital Learning Center, followed by a catered reception in CST 3-216. You can learn more about the keynote speaker at: http://www.virginia.edu/oaaa/met2s.html

Friday, April 11
2:00pm-3:15pm
Panel Discussion in CST 3-216 followed by a catered reception

We invite you to be part of a new tradition at the School of Information Studies by attending and participating in the 1st Annual Multicultural Week. Only with active participation from students, faculty, and staff can Multicultural Week be successful in achieving its goals of promoting cultural awareness and diversity within the School of Information Studies. Only by fostering strategies that nurture our diverse community can we succeed in being a Family of One at IST.

More details are soon to follow, but mark your calendars now!

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