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The MC Connection A-State Multicultural Center Newsletter

Mon—Thur

April 2014

8:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.

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In this issue:

Student Spotlight

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Spring Fling

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A-State Connection: Making A Difference

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Student Spotlights Robert Woods While most A-State students will be trading their backpacks and books for flip-flops and fun this summer, Arkansas State senior, Robert Woods, will be gearing up for an amazing career development opportunity. Robert Woods, a Creative Media major with an emphasis in Narrative Media and a minor in Sociology, will be packing up and moving to our nation’s capital for the summer. Woods, from Marion, Arkansas, will be interning with the Washington Center in Washington D.C. “I first heard about the Washington Center through Career Services. I knew that having an internship in a brand new city would benefit me greatly, especially the US capital!” The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is a not for profit, global organization. It provides college students with the opportunity to learn and work in D.C. for course credits. Woods will be working with a production company creating videos, developing marketing strategies, and creating advertisements for companies. He looks forward to learning more about how a production company operates. “I look forward to spending my entire summer in Washington D.C!” Woods said. This internship will equip him with skills that will help him become a great leader in the long-run.

Non-Trad Spring Fling Saturday, April 12 saw many non-traditional students and their families flock to the lawn of the Red Wolf Center for an afternoon of food and fun. The Multicultural Center, The Village, and the ASTATE Red Wolf Center co-sponsored the NonTrad Spring Fling. Although the day started out with an overcast, the sun soon came out and the weather began to cooperate nicely for all the festivities. The loud upbeat music set a playful mood for the afternoon. The inflatable slide, obstacle course, and bounce house seemed to be the main attractions for kids of all ages. Parents watched their children run around and have fun while socializing or enjoying a Sodexo lunch under a tent. “I thought it was fun, my kids really enjoyed the huge inflatable slide and unlimited snow cones. The Spring Fling gives the family something fun to do in a safe environment.” -Michelle Duran

Along with the inflatables were games inside the Red Wolf Center, face painting, and a money machine to win prizes. With free food, snow cones, and fun, our non-traditional students were able to recharge before finals and spend time with loved ones.

Dominic Williams Arkansas State freshman, Dominic Williams, was one of over 2,000 high school senior applicants for the Jackie Robinson Scholar program. With only 60, or fewer, students actually being accepted, Dominic Williams was one of the chosen applicants. “I was blessed to be able to become one of the Robinson scholars. It was truly a humbling experience,” Williams said. The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers a competitive scholarship program to high school seniors. The program is nationwide, and each year thousands of students apply. In order to keep his scholarship, Williams will travel to New York, New York, every year in February for a mandatory leadership summit with all expenses paid. The theme from this year’s conference was “Ingenuity”. The four-day conference allowed Williams and his fellow scholars to attend seminars focused on stress management and financial management, attend a black tie affair awards dinner hosted by Bill Cosby, and enjoy New York City. “It becomes more than just a scholarship program, it becomes a family. I have built lifelong friendships with my fellow scholars. It was an amazing experience that allowed me to discover parts of myself I hadn’t yet.”

Left: Dominic Williams and his guest at the black tie affair awards dinner in New York, New York. “I met young scholars who spoke several languages and had dedicated their lives to service already. It was truly a humbling experience,” Williams said.


A-State Connection Making A Difference

Non-Trad Grab & Go Stop by the Multicultural Center (3rd floor of the student union) between 8:30 am—11:30 am for coffee and pastries every Monday until May 12!

Temirra Jones Temirra Jones attended A-State Connection as a high school junior in 2012. This program, planned and hosted by the Multicultural Center and Office of Recruitment, is designed for juniors in high school to get connected to A-State. While on campus, the high school students spend the day with Arkansas State student leaders touring A-State and learning about Residence Life, academics, financial aid, and campus life. The first and most noticeable thing she saw on campus was the fact that A-State is very culturally diverse compared to the other colleges she was also looking at and choosing from. “I had never seen so many different races and ethnicities all together in one place,” said Jones.

“I am glad I came to the A-State Connection. Attending the event really pushed my decision to come to A-State, I really have enjoyed my experience so far here. Attending school here is one of the best decisions I have made.”

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

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

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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

Director

Program Coordinator

James Hines Graduate Assistant


MC Connection - April 2014