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The MC Connection A-State Multicultural Center Newsletter

Mon—Thur 8:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.

March 2014

Volume 2, Issue 6

Friday 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

“Not Just a Space, but a Place for All!” Advising Matters!

Miss America visits Arkansas State for 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference

Every semester prior to enrollment for an upcoming semester, students must meet with their academic advisor to discuss the courses they plan to take, academic concerns that may be prevent registration and relevant career/major information. Once the student has met with their advisor, the advisor will remove the advising hold to permit the student to register for the next semester. Below are some ways to prepare for advising.

Over 100 attendees came out to hear Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri speak at the A-State Women’s Leadership Conference Living Legends Luncheon. Davuluri was one of over 13,000 candidates in the running for Miss America. Having won the coveted crown along with $50,000 in scholarships, Nina became just the first Indian American, and second Asian American, to win the title in the history of the pageant. At the luncheon she spoke about her platform Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency. Davuluri also spoke about her social media campaign, Circles of Unity, to encourage constructive dialogue on diversity issues. The luncheon also featured a special recognition of the 2014 Living Legends Award recipient, Mrs. Emma Agnew. Emma was the co-founder of African American Perspectives, a magazine designed to inform, inspire and empower the African American communities in northeast Arkansas. She was also instrumental in establishing the Jonesboro NAACP chapter and is the current coordinator of the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative. The Women’s Leadership Conference concluded with an array of workshops presented by AState faculty, staff, and Jonesboro community members.

Dr. Lo nnie Willia ms, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs presents the 2014 Living Legend Award to Mrs. Emma Agnew

 Familiarize yourself with classes needed for degree completion prior to your meeting.

 Decide what questions to ask and write them down in advance.

 Set up appointment during advisor’s office hours

or let advisor know if you cannot make their office hours.

 You can usually reach most advisors by calling

their academic department or sending an email.

 Schedule appointments in advance, especially during peak registration times.

 Bring appropriate materials with you, including questions and check lists.

Important Dates: Miss ASU Sarah Hamilton, Miss America Nina Davuluri, and Miss Arkansas Amy Crain pose for a photo.

April 14, 2014—Registration begins for Fall term for Seniors and Graduates April 16, 2014—Registration begins for Fall term for Juniors April 18, 2014—Registration begins for Fall term for Sophomores April 21, 2014—Registration begins for Fall term for

Freshmen In this issue: Joey Perry of Joey Perry Martial Arts presents a workshop on selfdefense.

Miss America signs autographs for conference participants Photos courtesy: A-State Yearbook

How to Prepare for Advising

For more information on advising call the Wilson Advising Center at 870-972-3001

Prepare for the Career Fair 2

MC Students: Leading out Loud!

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Student Organization Spotlight

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Non-Trad Corner

The MC and Career Services partner to bring “Career Channel”! Career Channel is an opportunity for students to drop by the Multicultural Center and have a one-on-one visit with a career counselor. During this visit, students can ask questions about resumes, interviews, job search techniques, career fair success, and more! “I encourage all students to attend career channel once a month to have their resume critiqued and receive current professional development pointers.” says Britany Straw, career counselor for Career Services.

Non-Trad Spring Fling! Saturday, April 12, 2014 Noon—3:00 p.m.

Career Channel takes place Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the MC on the third floor of the Carl R. Reng Student Union. For questions about Career Channel and other services offered by Career Services, contact Brittany Straw at bstraw@astate.edu.

Red W.O.L.F. Center Lawn

Career Channel dates:  

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April 9th

April 30th

Inflatables Food Music Games & More!

Fun for the entire family!

Free Writing Workshop! 

Writing Assistance

Editing papers

Information for resources Wednesdays 3 p.m.—4 p.m. Non-Trad Lounge (2nd floor of Student Union) Or by appointment

Email justinh.cook@smail.astate.edu

How to Prepare for the Career Fair 

Research employers: Gather info as you would for a job interview.

Decide what to wear: Professional is a must!

Develop 30 second sales pitch: Name, class, major, relevant experience, highlights of skills and strengths, and knowledge of employer.

MC Students: Leading out Loud! Angelica Munoz is a 2014 Pack Leader and dedicated member of H.O.L.A. She was recently selected to attend the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Resume: Prepare resume and have it reviewed by Career Services staff.

Know the answer to “What are you looking for at the Career Fair or Why are you interested in our company?

“The USHLI conference was a spark of fire for me, it made me want to start something big here at Arkansas State. I love my culture and being at the conference made me want to embrace it even more. I got great Angelica and H.O.L.A. member Daniel promoting ideas from the conference to help ensure H.O.L.A.’s the blood drive Cesar Chavez blood drive would be a success. Cesar Chavez is a great hero & I'm so glad that H.O.L.A. is honoring him in this special way.

Smile, strong handshake, and positive assertive attitude.

Angelica is a sophomore Strategic Communication major from Deering, Missouri. Photos Courtesy: Angelica Munoz Facebook

2014 USHLI Conference

Student Organization Spotlight:

Non-Trad Grab & Go Mondays 8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Stop by the Multicultural Center (3rd floor of the student union) for coffee and pastries!

For a complete list of upcoming Non-Traditional Student Events visit the Non-Traditional Student Services website at www.astate.edu/nontrad.

MC Affiliated Student Organizations 

Black Student Association

Brother 2 Brother

Circle of Trust

Gay Straight Alliance

Hispanic Outreach & Latino Appreciation

Minorities in Healthcare Professions

Multicultural Center Ambassadors

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Non-Traditional Student Organization

Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter

Minorities in Healthcare Professions Minorities in Healthcare Professions (MHP) provides a nurturing environment for students by promoting diversity, scholarship, and professional development. Through peer mentoring, volunteering to aid charitable organizations within the community, shadowing the professions of interest, and networking with heavily credentialed professionals, members are equipped with the necessary resources to succeed in their fields of interest. During the short time at the university, MHP has participated in many volunteer events designed to encourage the multicultural community and fundraise for charitable organizations. More recently Minorities In Healthcare Professions attended a Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS) Conference that was held on February 22, 2014 at The University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences. At this conference students had the opportunity to engage with medical students and attended four workshops taught by the minority medical students. The workshops included: Do’s and Don’ts for your personal statement, Should I sit out a year before medical school, navigating the American Medical Colleges Application Service website and the MCAT Application. Individual mock interviews were also offered. MHP was the organization with the highest attendance at the conference! For more information about Minorities in Healthcare Professions contact President Jazmin Martin at jazmin.martin@smail.astate.edu.

For upcoming events hosted by the Multicultural Center go to www.astate.edu/multiculturalcenter

Reserve the MC for your next event!

Next Newsletter Issue: April 2014

Multicultural Center Staff

CONTACT US Carl R. Reng Student Union 3rd Floor Suite 3003 870-680-4052 astatemc@astate.edu Visit our website

Niya Blair

Candence Williams

James Hines

Director

Program Coordinator

Graduate Assistant


MC Connection - March 2014