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Arkansas State University Multicultural Center Newsletter

Volume 2 Issue 1 September 2013

“Not just a Space, but a Place for ALL!”

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Welcome Back: A New Year, a New Chance to be Extraordinary!

new school year has begun and we are excited to welcome our new Red Wolves to ASU! The Multicultural Center has a semester full of programs and events for everyone to enjoy. The Multicultural Center provides educational, cultural, and social programs and initiatives that support student success for all students with specific concentration on minority and underrepresented student populations. Be sure to visit our website at www.astate.edu/ multiculturalcenter for a full list of upcoming events.

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Learning Environment Resource Center: Books, Magazines, Artifacts, Documentaries, and More Home-away from Home Environment Student Advocate Meeting and Programming Space Study Lounge Computer Lab

Located on the third floor of the Carl R. Reng Student Union Suite 3003, the Multicultural Center is not just a Space, but a Place for ALL!

2013 Minority Welcome Week T.U.R.N. U.P.! Taking Ultimate Responsibility Now to Uncover my Potential

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SU’s Multicultural Center 2013 Minority Welcome Week is September 9th-September 13th. This week’s theme puts a twist on the popular phrase “TURN UP” - Taking Ultimate Responsibility Now to Uncover my Potential. The events showcase minority student organizations, campus resources, and connect students to various faculty and staff on campus that can help them throughout their time at ASU. The week’s events feature Atlantic/Sony Pictures Record Executive Amir Windom, keynote speaker at Fall Explosion on Wednesday, September 11th. The Multicultural Center has partnered with the College of Media and Communication and the College of Business to bring Mr. Windom to speak to students about his experiences in the industry and his road to success. Amir has worked with artists such as B.O.B., TI, Bruno Mars, and Kanye West. Fall Explosion is co-sponsored by the Black Student Association.

Minority Welcome Week Events: Monday, September 9th Music and Punch Carl R. Reng Student Union—Center Court 11a.m.-1p.m. Tuesday, September 10th Freshmen Dinner Carl R. Reng Student Union—Centennial Hall 5:00 p.m. Any freshman or transfer student that wants to attend must RSVP to astatemc@astate.edu. Wednesday, September 11th Fall Explosion Carl R. Reng Student Union—Centennial Hall 5:30 p.m. Includes Minority Student Organization Fair and performances by United Voices Gospel Choir and NPHC Greek Organizations. Friday, September 13th Best Steppers Nettleton Performing Arts Center—6:00 p.m. Presale tickets $7 for event and after-party

Amir Windom Record Executive

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration “Una celebración de la cultura”

Check it Out! The MC offers a wide range of books that can help you confidently take the next step forward on your professional journey. One of the interesting books available here at the Multicultural Center, The 360 Degree Leader: “Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization” , is written by New York Times BestSelling Author John C. Maxwell.

he ASU Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration recognizes and honors contributions Hispanics make and continue to make in the world. The celebration is held September 15—October 15 and consists of educational and social events. The feature program is an immigration forum addressing issues that face immigrants right here in Arkansas. Join us as we celebrate Hispanic culture! ASU Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Viva La Noche Thursday, September 19th—7:00 p.m. ASU Pavilion Hispanic Heritage Celebration Mixer Thursday, September 26th – 4:00 p.m. Carl R. Reng Student Union, Multicultural Center

Immigration Forum Wednesday, October 2nd – 5:00 p.m. Carl R. Reng Student Union, Auditorium Villegas Art Project Friday, October 18th & Saturday, October 19th Carl R. Reng Student Union, Spring River Room

In this book, Mr. Maxwell shows how 99% of all leadership in most organizations takes place in the middle. He also entertainingly shares the secrets of how to increase your influence from wherever you are. With the clarity of a teacher and the passion of a seasoned executive coach, Maxwell will lead you through the principles of The 360 Degree Leader.

Wise and practical, timeless and yet utterly relevant to today’s demanding work challenges, The 360 Degree Leader is like a private session with one of For a complete list of events for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration visit www.astate.edu/multiculturalcenter America’s most respected leadership consultants. Check this book out in the Multicultural Center! Reng Student Union 3rd Floor, Room 3003

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he office of Non-Traditional Student Services helps connect nontraditional students to Arkansas State University and Jonesboro by providing educational and social resources and programs to help ensure success for all nontraditional students.

Upcoming Non-Trad Events Grab N Go Mondays Every Monday (September 9th—October 9th) 8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Carl R. Reng Student Union—Multicultural Center

Review by: James Hines

Past Event Highlights! MC Meet and Greet

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he Multicultural Center hosted its Meet and Greet Reception on Tuesday, August 27th. Students had the opportunity to mingle and network with other international and minority students, staff, and faculty. Attendees heard about services that the MC offers and student organizations that work closely with the center.

Non-Trad Meet, Greet, & Scoop Monday, September 23, 2013

First StAte Connection Reunion

Carl R. Reng Student Union—Multicultural Center

Are you a Non-Trad? Find out at: www.astate.edu/nontrad Get information on future events and other resources.

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tAte Connection, a minority recruitment program sponsored by the Multicultural Center and ASU Office of Recruitment, was redesigned in the spring of 2012. A reunion was held Thursday, August 29th for the first group of students that participated in the program that chose to attend ASU. Now freshmen, the former program participants were reacquainted with the MC and attended Order of the Pack together.

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Upcoming Multicultural Center Events Minority Welcome Week

Hispanic Heritage Month

 Kickoff: Punch and Music Carl R. Reng Student Union, 1st Floor Center Court Monday, September 9th—11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Viva la Noche ASU Pavilion Thursday, September 19th—7:00 p.m.

 Freshmen Dinner Carl R. Reng Student Union, Centennial Hall Tuesday, September 10th—5:00 p.m. Freshmen ONLY must RSVP to astatemc@astate.edu

 Hispanic Heritage Celebration Mixer Carl R. Reng Student Union, Multicultural Center Thursday, September 26th—4:00 p.m.  Immigration Forum Carl R. Reng Student Union, Auditorium Wednesday, October 2nd—5:00 p.m.

 Fall Explosion Carl R. Reng Student Union, Centennial Hall Wednesday, September 11th—5:30 p.m.

 Villegas Art Project Carl R. Reng Student Union, Spring River Room Friday, October 18th & Saturday, October 19th

 Best Steppers Nettleton Performing Arts Center Friday, September 13th—6:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets $7 for show and party

For information about upcoming events please call the Multicultural Center at 870-680-4052

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

Join Today!

Next Newsletter Issue: October 2013

Multicultural Center Hours

CONTACT US

Monday—Thursday 8:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.

Carl R. Reng Student Union 3rd Floor Suite 3003

Friday 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Niya Blair Director Multicultural Center

Candence Williams Program Coordinator Multicultural Center

James Hines Graduate Assistant Multicultural Center

870-680-4052 astatemc@astate.edu Visit our website

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