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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Diversity month celebrated with several events

Life on the Pittsburg State University campus each day means one thing is a guarantee – whether it’s the students you meet or the courses you take, you will have many opportunities to learn about diversity.

With several activities scheduled for Celebrate Diversity Month, even more opportunities will soon be possible. From Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, offerings ranging from lectures and entertainment to campus cuisine will be geared toward embracing diversity. Throughout the month, Sodexho will offer a daily selection of multicultural menu items. Two guest chefs, students from India and Paraguay, will also be showcased during the month. More information, including menus with diversity-identified dishes, can be viewed at

Activities on diversity for the months of October and November include:

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – The Black Student Association will host a “Jena 6” protest rally on the Oval at 9 a.m. and noon. Women’s Studies “Love Your Body Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grubbs Hall.

Friday, Oct. 19 – Ethos Percussion Group, 7:30 p.m. in McCray Hall.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 – Campus Town on the Ozark Campgrounds.

Friday and Sunday, Oct. 26 & 28 – PSU Opera Workshop “Una Festa Italiana!” 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday, Nov. 2 – Culture Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Overman Student Center.

Saturday, Nov. 3 – Dipawali Celebration sponsored by the Indian Student Association from 5-9 p.m. in the Overman Student Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Dr. Joni Barnard will present “Diversity in the Workplace,” at 7 p.m. at the Kansas Technology Center, Room S111. Performance by John Two-Hawks at 7 p.m. in the U-Club.

Friday, Nov. 9 – Musical performances by Hakan Rosengren and the Chiara String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Hall.

Saturday, Nov. 10 – Student Diversity Fair in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom, Overman Student Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Helen Thomas will be the featured speaker at the Profiles of Women in Government series. Noon at McCray Hall.

For more information on these events, contact PSU Public Relations at 620-235-4122.

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