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Fall 2012

DIVERSITY GUIDE

IDENTITY

WE ARE PURDUE


OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

Dear Colleagues: Welcome back to the 2012-2013 academic year! The Division of Diversity and Inclusion is prepared for an exciting year of activities, programs and initiatives designed to increase our awareness, encourage exchange and to stimulate our thinking. The thematic thrust for this year is identity – our sense of self, created in part by our social, cultural or ethnic group membership which often has expected behaviors and anticipated attributes. We all embody multiple identities, therefore rendering no group as monolithic. Therefore it is taboo diversity talk to begin with “all of the … are…” These types of statements are neither accurate nor defensible. Interestingly, a paradox of diversity is: •

We are like all people

We are also like some people

We are also like no other person

Each of us brings a different lived experience and perspective to the Purdue community and there is value in learning from, with and about each other. However, for diverse communities, identify is often tied to power. A sense of group identity has historically been evolutionary process simultaneously embedded and emerging from a given social political, economic frame. The issue at hand is who maintains the ability to define and control the identity of a given group. Who tell their story? This is an on-going issue particularly in light of the proliferation of supposed reality TV which presents yet another mediated look into the supposed identity of a group. I believe challenge is best explained by one of my favorite principles of Kwanzaa, the African American cultural celebration. The principle is Kujichagulia (self-determination) – the ability to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves – rather than being defined, named created and spoken for by “the other”. Programmatically, during the year we will examine some of the markers of identity within our community as community members tell their own stories. We invite the larger community into dialogue designed to broaden our perspective, increase our awareness and strengthen our bonds. For at the end of the day, regardless of identity or identity group, WE ARE PURDUE! The Division of Diversity and Inclusion has planned an exciting year of lectures, interactive activities, films and just plain old good times – all designed to build on Purdue’s identity of inclusiveness, weaving a coat of many colors, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and social cultures. Please plan to join us. Share the enclosed program guide with your colleagues, and especially among designated diversity professionals. We especially encourage faculty to consider incorporating some of our offerings into course syllabi. For more information, updates and breaking news, visit our website at http://diversity.purdue.edu. Best,

G. Christine Taylor, Ph. D. Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Purdue University Hovde Hall of Administration, Room 130 n 610 Purdue Mall n West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040 (765) 494-6969 n diversity@purdue.edu


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Diversity and Inclusion

Black Cultural Center

Diversity Resource Office

Latino Cultural Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center

Native American Educational and Cultural Center

Science Bound Program


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION t DIVERSITY.PURDUE.EDU Purdue University’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) is leading the University in the construction of a dynamic and synergistic campus community that is positioned to support the University’s plans “to meet the challenges facing humanity, grow and create opportunities for Indiana and the global economy, and enhance student learning for success in a changing world.” Enhancing the success of all students, faculty and staff depends on collaboratively pursuing best practices in diversity and inclusion alongside cutting-edge efforts to support academic excellence. To that end DDI brings together resources, cultural centers and diversity programs across campus: • To create and sustain a welcoming campus where all students can excel. • To retain and increase the numbers of historically underrepresented and multicultural students, faculty and staff. • To facilitate Purdue’s inclusion of all its students in programs which ensure successful participation in our global environment. The Division of Diversity and Inclusion provides oversight to the centers presented in this guide, including The Black Cultural Center, the Diversity Resource Office, The Latino Cultural Center, The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), The Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and The Science Bound Program Additionally, The Division of Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with a number of other University Colleges and Schools to facilitate their diversity programs.

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Empowering and Cultivating Emerging Leaders Conference

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 Time: 9:00 am Place: Rawls Hall Description: A one day leadership conference designed to promote diversity and create a more inclusive campus by empowering and cultivating leadership in underrepresented Purdue students. Sponsor(s): Division of Diversity and Inclusion Target Audience: First year multicultural and under-represented students For more information: diversity.purdue.edu

The Race Experience Date: October 15 – 29, 2012 Place: Stewart Center (under the mural) Description: See yourself as another race in the Race Experience kiosk. The kiosk software, with powerful face detection and morphing algorithms, will give you an opportunity to see yourself as Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Native American/Indian. The exhibit will generate discussion of what exactly race is and how we understand the beliefs, biases and misconceptions about it. Sponsor(s): Division of Diversity and Inclusion Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: diversity.purdue.edu

Homecoming/Red Tails Exhibition at Purdue Airport

Date: Friday – Sunday, October 12 - 14, 2012 Place: The Purdue Airport Description: The event will feature a traveling educational exhibit dedicated to the inspiring story and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first Black military pilots and their crewmen. In addition to a 30 minute movie highlighting this brave group, the exhibit will bring to the campus a reconditioned, rare P-15C Mustang fighter aircraft used in World War II by the Tuskegee Airmen. Sponsor(s): The exhibit is hosted by the College of Technology. The Division of Diversity and Inclusion is a co-sponsor, along with the College of Engineering, College of Science and College of Liberal Arts. Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: diversity.purdue.edu

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BLACK CULTURAL CENTER lf PURDUE.EDU/BCC Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a vibrant element of university life, offering a wealth of programs and services for the entire campus community. Founded in 1969 as part of the university’s response to sweeping social change, the BCC has grown and matured into Purdue’s focal point for the African American experience and a force for the cultural enrichment and intellectual growth of all. We bring together the wonderful diversity of the Purdue family by nurturing and presenting the rich heritage of the African American experience through art, history and cultural understanding. The center sponsors outstanding student performing arts ensembles in dance, drama, choral music, creative writing and collective thought. We also house a special collections library, a computer lab, and student organization offices and meeting space. The BCC is home to an impressive art collection which features authentic African artifacts as well as original artwork by African American artists. The Black Cultural Center also offers educational and cultural tours for classes and groups. These tours help students fulfill class requirements and experience diversity. The tours expose students to African American history, cultural traditions and ideas which encourage deeper and more complex thinking. Incorporated into the tours are descriptions of artifacts, architecture and explanations of the purposes for the performing arts. The overall environment of the BCC promotes cultural and educational dialogue and discussion.

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15th Annual Boilerfest

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 Time: 4:00 -6:00 pm Place: Black Cultural Center Description: The casual outdoor program is designed to introduce students to the Black Cultural Center, various student organizations and support services. The event will feature music, dance and culinary creations connected to the city of Detroit. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

The Missing Project: Pieces of the D featuring jessica Care moore

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Fowler Hall Description: This multimedia theatrical performance features the narrative and stories of poet jessica Care moore, the live graffiti of international sprayer Antiono Agee (aka Shades) and a historical soundtrack with a live D.J. The Missing Project connects the current recession and revolutionary movements of an industrial city and the current state of art in Detroit and across the globe. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

Emancipation Proclamation: A Reading

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Black Cultural Center Description: The Emancipation Proclamation,announced by President Abraham Lincoln was actually released in two segments. The first version was announced in 1862. According to this document, all those subjected to slavery in the Confederacy were granted release from chattel slavery. Because of lack of compliance, President Lincoln issued an Executive Order on January 1, 1863. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

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Friends & Family Day

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Time: Immediately following the football game Place: Black Cultural Center Description: Map the lives of African Americans from agriculture (Southern states) to industry (Northern states). Ford Motor Company employed southern migrants and helped give birth to the Black middle class by paying a living wage that enabled workers to improve their quality of life. Migration stories, children’s activities, food and fun. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

Motor City Soul – Research Tour to Detroit & Windsor, Canada

Date: Friday – Tuesday, October 5 – 9, 2012 Description: You will learn about the Underground Railroad, examine how Detroit became for many African Americans a “Midwest Mecca” during the Great Migration, as well as subsequent struggles following the turbulent 1960s and its slow rebirth in the 21st century. The tour will also explore the music and artistic legacy of the city. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: BCC Performing Arts Ensemble participants For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

Difficult Dialogues on Race and Identity Development Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Time: 2:00 pm Place: Black Cultural Center Description: An opportunity to hear from Purdue scholars on this critical topic. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

BCC Coffee House Date: Thursday – Friday, October 18 - 19, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Black Cultural Center Description: Members of the BCC’s Performing Arts Ensembles will give you a preview of the November Cultural Arts Festival show, based on their research from Detroit. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

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An Evening with a Living Legend of Blues – Buddy Guy Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Time: 8:00 pm Place: Loeb Playhouse Description: Considered one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, Buddy Guy built a bridge between the blues and rock ‘n’ roll music. The performance is held in conjunction with Purdue Convocations. Tickets range from $35 - $65 and are available at the Loeb Playhouse box office. Sponsor(s): Purdue Convocations and Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.convocations.org

National Association for Black Culture Centers Conference

Date: Thursday – Sunday, October 25-28, 2012 Description: Conference attendees have the opportunity to learn about relevant issues related to Black and Multicultural centers and the field of Black Studies. Sponsor(s)/Host: Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.conf.purdue.edu/abcc/

Indiana University Soul Revue

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 Time: 8:00 pm Place: Fowler Hall Description: The revue will take you on a magical musical journey through the age of Motown, one of the most influential sounds of the 1960’s and 70s. The timeless tunes of rhythm and blues, soul, funk, and contemporary urban black popular music will keep you on your feet. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

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Book Club Discussion – The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 Time: 6:00 pm Place: Black Cultural Center Library Description: The BCC Library, in conjuction with the Black Thought Collective and featured speaker Dr. Bill Mullen of American Studies and English, will host a group-style conversation on Michelle Alexander’s awakening book about the criminal justice system in the new millennium. Points of discussion will center on African American incarceration, the prison industrial complex, and perspectives on Jim Crow segregation laws. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center with American Studies and English department Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

Kimberly Simmons: Detroit and the Underground Railroad

Date: Monday, November 5, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Stewart Center 318 Description: Learn about the legacy of the Underground Railroad from one of its foremost scholars. Simmons is the founder and Executive Director of the Quarlls Watkins Heritage Project, an organization dedicated to the public enlightenment of the Underground Railroad legacy. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

Cultural Arts Festival

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Loeb Playhouse Description: This major annual stage production featuring the four BCC ensembles culminates the journey of participants through the fall semester topic. Performers and audiences will discover the historical and present-day social relevance of Black Detroit. Sponsor(s): Black Cultural Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/bcc

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DIVERSITY RESOURCE OFFICE The Diversity Resource Office (DRO) at Purdue University cultivates an environment of respect and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students. The Office works collaboratively with Purdue colleges and schools to support their diversity goals. DRO provides consultative services to both academic and administrative units. Diversity education opportunities and incentives for Purdue students, staff, and faculty are provided through DRO programming including the DiversiKey Certificate Program, Project L.E.A.D. (Learning through Experience and Awareness in Diversity), Teaching to Diversity workshops for new graduate teaching assistants, Diversity at Work a multi-­�module training program for staff, and the Diversity in The Classroom Project/Diversity Faculty Fellows Initiative. Global diversity is a signature area for DRO and each year the office is pleased to host a Visiting Global Diversity Scholar from a university outside the United States. DRO also sponsors the DiversiKey Seminar Abroad (DSA), a short-term study abroad experience for students in the DiversiKey Program. Finally, to facilitate networking, communication, and collaboration DRO established and coordinates the Purdue Diversity Roundtable, a forum for staff with diversity related portfolios. The Diversity Resource Office also evaluates and assesses diversity programs and activities for their impact on the campus climate. DRO also coordinates the Purdue Network of IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) Certified Administrators.

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DiversiKey Certificate Program Callout

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Place: Beering Hall (BRNG) Room 1254 Description: This interactive event will provide an overview of the DiversiKey Certificate Program, including information on basic requirements and eligibility. Participants receive a full calendar of upcoming events and have a chance to participate in a diversity activity Sponsor(s): DiversiKey Certificate Program/Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

DiversiKey Fall Convocation

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Mechanical Engineering (ME) Room 1130 Description: This event, which is required for all actively enrolled DiversiKey students, will provide an overview of the program, including upcoming events, updated requirements and information on how to find DiversiKey-eligible programming around campus. Interested students should enroll in the program prior to attending. Sponsor(s): DiversiKey Certificate Program/Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Students For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

Diversity CafĂŠ Film Series: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Rawls Hall (RAWL) Room 1062 Description: Cosponsored by the American Studies Graduate Student Organization and DiversiKey, this event features a screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2010), a documentary film assembled by Goran Hugo Olsson from images, video and interviews collected by Swedish journalists during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. A short discussion will follow. Sponsor(s): American Studies Graduate Student Organization and DiversiKey Certificate Program/ Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

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DiversiKey Workshop Series: Key #1 Developing Awareness

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Place: Electrical Engineering (EE) Room 222 Description: This workshop will explore the following competencies: Diversity Awareness, Cultural Awareness, Self-Identity and Self-Reflection. Please RSVP for this event by emailing cdmunt@purdue. edu. Sponsor(s): DiversiKey Certificate Program/Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Students For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

DiversiKey Workshop Series: Key #2 Unlocking Difference

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Place: Electrical Engineering (EE) Room 222 Description: This workshop will explore the following competencies: Diversity Awareness, Cultural Awareness, Self-Identity and Self-Reflection. Open to all students. Please RSVP for this event by emailing cdmunt@purdue.edu. Sponsor(s): DiversiKey Certificate Program/Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Students For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

DiversiKey Workshop Series: Key #3 Encouraging Action

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Place: Electrical Engineering (EE) Room 222 Description: This workshop will explore the following competencies: Positive Affect, Commitment to Inclusion, Teamwork and Conflict Resolution. Open to all students. Please RSVP for this event by emailing cdmunt@purdue.edu. Sponsor(s): DiversiKey Certificate Program/Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Students For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

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Diversity Café Film Series: Saving Face Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Rawls Hall Room 1062 Description: Cosponsored by the American Studies Graduate Student Organization and DiversiKey, this event features a screening of Saving Face (2004), a powerful romantic comedy/drama directed by Alice Wu. In the film, a young Chinese American surgeon struggles to deal with her mother’s unwed pregnancy without revealing that she is a lesbian. A short discussion will follow. Sponsor(s): American Studies Graduate Student Organization & DiversiKey Certificate Program/ Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

Diversity Café Film Series: Arranged

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Rawls Hall Room 1062 Description: Cosponsored by the American Studies Graduate Student Organization and DiversiKey, this event features a screening of Arranged (2007), a drama directed by Diane Crespo and Stefan Schaefer. In the film, which is based on a true story, two women – one Orthodox Jewish and one devout Muslim – carefully build a friendship as they bond over the fact that they are both entering arranged marriages. Sponsor(s): American Studies Graduate Student Organization & DiversiKey Certificate Program/ Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

The 2012 Connections Institute on Leadership and Diversity

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Place: Armstrong Hall Description: The Connections Institute on Leadership and Diversity is an annual one-day institute sponsored by the DiversiKey Certificate Program and the Diversity Resource Office. It is designed to equip students for inclusive leadership by developing awareness and competencies relevant to leading in a diverse environment. Each year, student attendees will explore a topic that connects the fields of leadership and diversity in a safe, intellectual space conducive to self-reflection and the free exchange of ideas. The Connections 2012 topic is: “When Identities and Cultures Collide: Approaching Conflict as an Opportunity for Change.” Sponsor(s): DiversiKey Certificate Program/Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Students For more information: To request an invitation, contact Christopher Munt, coordinator for Student Diversity Services, at cdmunt@purdue.edu or check the DiversiKey profile page on www.GetInvolved. Purdue.edu.

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Diversity CafĂŠ Film Series: Pariah

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Rawls Hall Room 1062 Description: Co-sponsored by the American Studies Graduate Student Organization and DiversiKey, this event features a screening of Pariah (2011), a drama written and directed by Dee Rees. The film follows the story of a 17-year old African American woman growing up in Brooklyn. A short discussion will follow. Sponsor(s): American Studies Graduate Student Organization & DiversiKey Certificate Program/ Diversity Resource Office Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: Christopher Munt at 765.494.7307, cdmunt@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue. edu/diversikey

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LATINO CULTURAL CENTER f PURDUE.EDU/LCC ยกTodos Son Bienvenidos! (All are welcome!) is the guiding philosophy of the Latino Cultural Center (LCC). The LCC was established in 2003 as a place to gather, learn, share and support Latino cultures. The LCC seeks to enhance diversity through education and programming but also acts as a home-awayfrom-home among Latinos at Purdue. The LCC serves as an educational and cultural foundation for all students, faculty and staff members. Educational, social, professional and cultural events are hosted and sponsored by the center throughout the year. These events are designed to foster open relationships across campus and in the community and to educate about and celebrate the Latino culture. In addition to programming, the LCC also provides an array of resources for Latino/a students and visitors to the center. Some of these resources include an ITaP computer lab, Latin American Book & Media Collection, study, multipurpose room and conference rooms. The LCC facility exists to provide an environment for academic success as well as support for a culture that is both familiar and essential to the Purdue academic community.

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Latino Leadership Retreat Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Time: All Day Place: Beck Agricultural Center Description: Designed for current and new student leaders, the Latino Leadership Retreats are offered at the beginning of each semester. The retreats aim to provide valuable skills, while promoting collaboration and unity among Latinobased organizations. Students also have the opportunity to network with campus and corporate leaders. This oneday retreat focuses on areas such as team building, power structures, communication, and diversity. Additionally, it provides LCC staff an opportunity to build stronger relationships with current and emerging Latino leaders on campus. Keynote Speaker: Serafin Fernandez (BS ’91, CEM), President, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers RSVP, $5 fee required, contact the LCC Sponsor(s): LCC Target Audience: Purdue Community For more information: Omar Diaz, odiaz@purdue.edu

LHM Open Ceremony/LCC Open House

Date: September 14, 2012 Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Place: LCC, 600 N. Russell St. Description: The LCC welcomes new and returning students and faculty/staff to campus to kick off Latino Heritage Month. Meet with Latino-based student organizations, campus departments, and enjoy a dance demonstration. Refreshments will be served. Sponsor(s): LCC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC

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6th Annual Tippecanoe Latino Festival Date: September 15, 2012 Time: Noon-6:00pm Place: Ivy Tech- Lafayette Description: The Tippecanoe Latino Festival is a unique family enriched, cultural, and educational event. The festival provides a fun filled opportunity to share aspects of Hispanic/Latino culture and educate the population on the benefits of living in Tippecanoe County. The festival features food vendors, live entertainment, various demonstrations, as well as a wonderful children’s area. Sponsor(s): Latino Center for Wellness & Education Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.tippecanoelatinofestival.org

Orgullo de Purdue

Date: September 29, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m. tailgate at LCC; 12:00 p.m. Game Kickoff Place: LCC and Ross Ade Stadium Description: Join the Latino Cultural Center as our Purdue Boilermakers take on the Marshall Herd for the Fourth Annual Orgullo de Purdue! A great opportunity for Alumni and undergrads to network and visit the alma mater. For $25, you will receive a game ticket for sideline seats, t-shirt, and tailgating activities at the LCC. To order tickets go to: www.purduesports.com, click tickets and then click promotions. Type the Promo Code: Orgullo. For Group Sales or more for more information about tickets, call 765-494-3316 Sponsor(s): LCC, Purdue Athletics Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC

Film/Discussion: Gun Hill Road

Date: September 27, 2012 Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Place: Armstrong 1109 Description: Guest Facilitator: LGBT Center Director, Lowell B. Kane After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the Bronx to find the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation, events well beyond Enrique’s grasp and understanding. Sponsor(s): LCC, LGBTQ Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC/(www.gunhillroad.com).

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Delta Phi Mu Latino Heritage Show Date: September 28, 2012 Time: 7:00pm Place: Loeb Hall Description: The 14th annual cultural show by Purdue’s first Latina-based sorority promotes the essence and beauty of Latino/a culture with talent from across campus and the surrounding area. Sponsor(s): Delta Phi Mu Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: Kathryn Stwalley: kstwalle@purdue. edu

Actor-Activist: Esai Morales

Date: October 2, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. Place: Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, YUE-KONG PAO HALL Description: For years, award-winning actor Esai Morales has exhibited his outstanding acting talents on television, in theater and films. Since his feature film debut in Bad Boys opposite Sean Penn, the actor has continuously offered performances that strongly resonate in the hearts and minds of his audience. Describing himself as an “actorvist,” Morales has combined art and activism to build bridges of understanding. Morales is involved in the work of charities and non-profit organizations from social to environmental issues, including the National Hispanic Foundation (which he co-founded with actors Jimmy Smits and Sonia Braga) that works to advance the presence and quality of Latinos in media, telecommunications and entertainment. Sponsor(s): LCC, Department of Theatre- Visual and Performing Arts, Ivy Tech Community CollegeLafayette Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC

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Borges Mathematics Symposium

Interdisciplinary Symposium ‘Borges and the Sciences’ Date: Wednesday October 3, 2012 Time: 9:30-12:00 pm, 1:30-4:00 pm, Place: Stewart Center Room 214 ABCD Description: This symposium will explore the intersections of the literature of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) and the worlds of mathematics and physics. The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the benefits of interdisciplinary research and education. Participants include Prof. Daniel Balderston (University of Pittsburgh), Guillermo Martínez (novelist and Ph.D. in Mathematics –University of Buenos Aires), Professor Floyd Merrell (Purdue University, Emeritus), and Alberto Rojo (Oakland University). The Symposium is also part of the celebration of the 10th-Anniversary of the foundation of the Latino Cultural Center at Purdue. Sponsor(s): Liberal Arts, LCC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC Latin American Sexualities Date: Thursday October 4, 2012 Time: 1:30 pm Place: Stewart Center Room 322 Description: From transvestitism to the world of tango, Professor Balderston presents a provocative lecture at the cutting edge of gender scholarship that stimulates you to think “outside the box” of established academic notions of sexuality and gender. Sponsor(s): Liberal Arts, LCC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC

Lecture about Guillermo Martinez’s fiction

Date: Thursday October 4, 2012 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Krannert Auditorium Description: Argentine writer Guillermo Martínez, will speak about his short stories and novels. Guillermo Martínez holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and is an internationally recognized writer. His short story Vast Hell (trans. Alberto Manguel) was published in The New Yorker (2009) and his novel The Oxford Murders (2003) has been translated into thirty-five languages. He is also the author of the novels Regarding Roderer (1992) and The Book of Murder (2007) and several collections of essays. Among the latter is “Borges and Mathematics”, aimed at a wide non-specialized public by exploring the presence of mathematical thinking in the short stories of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). The book is published in English by Purdue University Press, with the support of the Latino Cultural Center. Sponsor(s): Liberal Arts, LCC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC

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Teatro Campesino

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Place: LAMB 108 Description: Designed to promote dialogue for positive social change and to prevent violence in Latino communities, this workshop will help participants understand how violence impacts Latina communities through the use interactive-theater to explore community-based solutions. Participants will be engaged in a series of activities designed to promote dialogue around community-based solutions to prevent violence in Latina communities. Participants should dress comfortably for this highly interactive workshop. Sponsor(s): Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez-knicolet@purdue.edu

La Polilla Café co-sponsored with Women’s Resource Network Book Club Book: Monkey Hunting by Cristina Garcia Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm Place: LCC Description: La Polilla Café (Bookworm Café) is a bilingual book club that meets quarterly to discuss contemporary and classical works by Latin American and Latino/a authors. The books chosen for discussion are generally available in both English and Spanish and discussions can be guided in either English or Spanish. Meetings are held at the LCC in a comfortable and informal atmosphere to promote stimulating discussion. All are welcome to participate and new participants are always welcome. “In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García’s hallmark, Monkey Hunting is an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity of self.” Amazon.com Attendees MUST RSVP. Information available closer to event. Sponsor(s):LCC , Women’s Resource Network Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC and www.purdue.edu/butler/purdue-womens-network.shtml

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Día de los Muertos

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 Time: 4:00-7:00 pm Location: YWCA Greater Lafayette • 605 N. 6th Street • Lafayette, IN 47901 Description: Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration with a long and rich history rooted in the indigenous cultures of Mexico. Originally, this celebration was observed during the Aztec month that coincided with our month of August but was moved to the first and second days of November to coincide with the Catholic holidays of All Soul’s Day and All Saint’s Day, established upon arrival of the Spanish. The Aztec celebration upholds their belief that life is a dream and one awakens upon death. Today with a mixture of indigenous ritual, Catholicism, and popculture, the observance of Día de los Muertos is a unique celebration that is an illustration of the flexibility of culture and the importance of holding on to one’s history and roots. Each fall semester, the LCC holds a community celebration to commemorate the Día de los Muertos. Many times misconceived as a celebration of death, the Día de los Muertos serves more as a vibrant and colorful celebration of life. Some of the Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead activities include: 1. Traditional cuisine and pan de muerto (dead bread) 2. Arts and craft stations such as decorating sugar skulls and paper masks 3. Traditional and contemporary altar displays 4. Traditional music and a festive environment open to everyone! 5. Ofrendas or altars are created to celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. The altar typically provides offerings of their favorite foods, smells, etc. to those loved ones who have passed. Dia de los Muertos (DDLM): Call to Altar Builders! Community, campus departments, and student organizations are welcome to participate. If you are interested in creating an altar for the upcoming DDLM celebration, please contact us at latinocc@lists.purdue. edu. Altars can be traditional or contemporary in style. Creativity and individuality are strongly encouraged. The LCC provides a table for each request. Sponsor(s): LCC, Latino Center for Wellness and Education Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC

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THE ANCIENT MAYAS AND THE PROPHECY OF 2012: MYTH OR DOOM?

Presented by: Dr. Antonio Curet, Adjunct Curator at The Field Museum of Natural History Date: November 14, 2012 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Place: Rawls Hall 1011 Description: In recent years, the Ancient Maya cultures have received considerable publicity from the new media, been the subject of a multiplicity of books, and a focus of Hollywood because of their supposed prophecy about the end of the world in the year 2012. This talk will address the topic from an anthropological and archaeological perspective by presenting the origin of the idea and how it is integrated in Mayan religious beliefs and their view of their universe. The lecture will begin by providing some background on the Maya cultures, their history, religion, writing and calendar systems, and conclude with a discussion on what December 21, 2012 meant for them and what it means for us. Sponsor(s): LCC, NAECC, DRO Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/LCC

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LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER CENTER The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center is a recent addition to the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue University. The Center provides programming that engages the campus and community on LGBTQ issues through an exciting calendar of events. The LGBTQ Center coordinates a distinguished lecture series, advocates for equitable access and a discrimination-free environment, and facilitates a variety of training opportunities throughout the year. The Center is the primary point of contact for members of the LGBTQ community. It works collaboratively with campus departments, student organizations, university administration, and local community groups to connect students with enriching resources, activities, and support services they seek in order to be successful at Purdue University and beyond. Located in the Engineering Administration Building (ENAD 301), our space is a dedicated Safe Zone that provides a welcoming and affirming location on campus for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The LGBTQ Center maintains an extensive print and media library as well as a collection of original artwork and historical artifacts that communicate an all too often hidden history. Tours of the Center highlight the diverse LGBTQ community, relate key historical moments, explore the complexity of identity, address common stereotypes and misinformation about LGBTQ people, and create opportunities for building intercultural dialogue and connections.

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OCTOBER IS LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH

Date: October 2012 Description: LGBTQ History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in October 1994. October was chosen for the celebration because National Coming Out Day, October 11th, was already established as a widely known event. October commemorated the first march on Washington by LGBT people in 1979. LGBTQ History Month is intended to encourage honesty and openness about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer as well as to provide education, outreach, and support. LGBTQ History Month at Purdue will be marked by a resource fair, film screenings, discussion circles, Purdue Safe Zone training, and a keynote lecture and book signing by Dr. Bernadette Barton on October 11, 2012. Visit the LGBTQ Center in ENAD 301 to learn about opportunities for involvement on campus, find resources, become a member of Purdue Safe Zone, and build community. Sponsor(s): LGBTQ Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information Email: lgbtq@purdue.edu

National Coming Out Day Resource Fair

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Place: PMU South Ballroom Description: Every year on October 11th, thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people along with their straight supporters celebrate National Coming Out Day. The Purdue University community uses this celebration as a time to educate the entire campus on LGBTQ issues in order to build a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. Come check out a variety of campus and community resources, learn about LGBTQ student organizations, and sign up to become a member of Purdue Safe Zone. Sponsor(s): LGBTQ Center, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQSA, DLP, GRL, and NOGLSTP. Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information Email: lgbtq@purdue.edu

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National Coming Out Day Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bernadette Barton

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Time: 7:30 pm-10:00 pm Place: Loeb Playhouse Description: Dr. Bernadette Barton is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Morehead State University and author of the new book Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. Dr. Barton’s book will be available for sale and signing following her lecture. The Bible Belt, a region highly saturated with conservative beliefs and practices, socializes gay men and lesbians to suppress their same-sex attractions, hide them and try to pray the gay away. In this powerful multi-media presentation – including original interview data from lesbians and gay men living in the Bible Belt, video clips and photographs – Dr. Bernadette Barton illustrates the effects of religious-based homophobia on individual lives. She concludes the lecture noting that although the institutional voices condemning homosexuality are loud, there is much evidence that acceptance of homosexuality is rapidly increasing among a range of social groups, even in the Bible Belt. Lesbians, gay men and their allies, indeed all those committed to social justice, have reasons to feel hopeful about the future of gay rights in the region. Sponsor(s): LGBTQ Center, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information Email: lgbtq@purdue.edu

Transgender Day of Remembrance Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Time: TBD Place: TBD Description: The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held annually in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world. Sponsor(s): LGBTQ Center, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQSA, NOGLSTP. Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information Email: lgbtq@purdue.edu

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AIDS Awareness Week

Date: November 28 – December 7, 2012 Time: Various times – for details contact lgbtq@purdue.edu Place: Various locations – for details contact lgbtq@purdue.edu Description: World AIDS Day (December 1st) is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS Awareness Week programming is meant to increase the campus community’s awareness of AIDS, its impact on the local and global population, and historical and current issues. Programming includes educational resource tables, a display from the AIDS Memorial Quilt honoring Purdue University community members, and a keynote presentation by West Lafayette native, Mr. Cleve Jones. One of the first to recognize the threat of AIDS, Jones is the co-founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the world’s largest community arts project memorializing the lives of individuals lost to AIDS. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Jones is a frequent lecturer at high schools, colleges and universities. He has met with Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela and has received numerous awards from AIDS and LGBTQ organizations. Jones has also served as a member of the Harvard AIDS Institute, National Board of Governors of Project Inform, and Board of Directors of the Foundation for AIDS and Immune Research. Jones has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, Good Morning America, Oprah, NPR, and Frontline. His memoir, Stitching a Revolution, was a New York Times bestseller. Sponsor(s): LGBTQ Center, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQSA, DLP, GRL, NOGLSTP. Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information Email: lgbtq@purdue.edu

Purdue SAFE ZONE Training

Date/Time: To be arranged Description: Members of Purdue SAFE ZONE include students, faculty, staff, and community partners who have participated in our three hour Safe Zone workshop focused on building a safe, affirming, and welcoming campus for members of our LGBTQ community. Safe Zone participants are individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for LGBTQ people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation or gender identity/expression issues. Safe Zone members can display a placard in their office, classroom door, or residence showing that they are a friend to the LGBTQ community. They can also participate in continuing education opportunities through the LGBTQ Center in ENAD 301. For more information, and to schedule a workshop for your organization, please email: lgbtq@purdue. edu. Sponsor(s): LGBTQ Center Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public

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NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER fl PURDUE.EDU/NAECC The Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) is home away from home for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff. Established in 2007 through student and campus advocacy, the NAECC was created to develop a new generation of educated students who will make positive contributions to their tribal communities and educate non-Natives about Indigenous cultures, histories, and traditions. The NAECC serves as Purdue’s focal point for campus and community Indigenous programs including: • Culturally relevant programming that portrays a realistic image of Indigenous people while promoting a greater understanding and appreciation for Indigenous cultures. • Serving as a communication link between the campus and tribal communities in Indiana and the U.S., establishing professional development and leadership opportunities and sponsoring cross cultural learning experiences related to Native histories and perspectives. • Collaborating with university-wide programs that promote degree advancement into graduate school, provide educational opportunities for pre-college students, and partner with local Native American organizations to provide Indigenous speakers on campus. • Providing resources to encourage learning and empowerment. Students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to take advantage of the NAECC’s facilities to study, use computer lab or meet in the multipurpose room and to use the NAECC’s media collection composed of books, periodicals and educational DVDs.

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NAECC Fall Open House Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm Location: NAECC, South Campus Courts Bldg. B Description: Kick-off event for the fall semester to welcome new and returning Purdue students, faculty and staff. Tour the NAECC, meet with staff and learn about available educational resources and Native American based student organizations. Refreshments will be served. Sponsor(s): NAECC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

NAECC Family Day

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Location: NAECC, South Campus Courts Bldg. B Description: Celebrate Family Day with the NAECC! Enjoy some delicious Indian tacos and visit with the Purdue Native community after the football game. Refreshments will be served. Sponsor(s): NAECC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

Eiteljorg Museum Visiting Artist: Randall Blaze Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm Location: STEW 218AB (Stewart Center Room 218AB) Description: Randall Blaze (Oglala Lakota) will demonstrate his artistic work through paintings, pottery and sculptures. Blaze is the featured artist for the Eiteljorg Museum’s Artist-in-Residence Program for the month of October. Sponsor(s): NAECC in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian Art in Indianapolis, IN Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

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Purdue American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) College Visit Day

Date: Friday, October 9, 2012 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Purdue University campus Description: Purdue AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) will host the first college visitation program for prospective Native American undergraduate students. This program will include workshops on preparing for college, campus tours and meetings with current AISES members. Sponsor(s): NAECC in collaboration with the Purdue University chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) student organization Target Audience: Pre-college students For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

Eiteljorg Museum Visiting Artist: Dawn Dark Mountain Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Location: Stewart Center Room 314 Description: Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida) specializes in watercolor paintings which reflect stories and traditions from her Woodland culture. Dark Mountain is part of the Eiteljorg Museum’s Artists-in-Residence Program. Sponsor(s): NAECC in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian Art in Indianapolis. Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

Diversity Café: Native Perspectives on Global Crises Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Location: Beering Room 2280 Description: Part of the DiversiKey Certificate Program and Purdue’s Green Week 2012, Diversity Café will feature a screening of the documentary film, The Creek Runs Red, followed by a panel discussion featuring Native American students and faculty at Purdue engaged in climate change and sustainability. The Creek Runs Red focuses on the environmental disaster that impacted a small town and the Quapaw Tribal Nation in Oklahoma. Sponsor(s): NAECC, Diversity Resource Office and the Office of Multicultural Programs, College of Agriculture Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

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Native American Heritage Month – November 2012

Native American Heritage Month is a national month-long celebration created to recognize, honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples. The NAECC serves as the focal point for campus and community events and sponsors an array of cultural presentations featuring traditional and contemporary Native American scholars, art demonstrations, educational tours, workshops and documentaries. NAHM Opening Reception hosted by Purdue AISES and NASA Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm Location: NAECC, South Campus Courts Bldg. B Description: Purdue University’s chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Native American Student Association (NASA) will host an opening reception to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Sponsor(s): NAECC in collaboration with Purdue AISES and NASA Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

Celebrating Indigenous Art with Duane Goodwin NAECC Visiting Indigenous Artist Program

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm Location: Stewart Center Room 313 Description: Duane Goodwin (Ojibwe) is a sculptor and educator who will share his artist talents from his Anishinaabe heritage. His sculptures are influenced by his years spent on the White Earth reservation in Minnesota. Goodwin is the featured artist for the Eiteljorg Museum’s Artist in Residence Program for the month of November. Sponsor(s): NAECC in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian Art in Indianapolis Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

Indigenous Alumni Speaker Series presents Dr. Selene Phillips

Date: Friday, November 9, 2012 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm Location: TBD (Check the NAECC’s website for details) Description: The NAECC invites distinguished Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Purdue alumni back to campus to share their journeys through the academy into their professional careers. Dr. Selene Phillips is from the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe Nation and received her Doctorate from Purdue in Communication Studies. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Communications at the University of Louisville. Sponsor(s): NAECC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

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The Ancient Mayas and the Prophecy of 2012: Myth or Doom?

Presented by: Dr. Antonio Curet, Adjunct Curator at The Field Museum of Natural History Date: November 14, 2012 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Place: Rawls Hall 1011 Description: In recent years, the Ancient Maya cultures have received considerable publicity from the new media, been the subject of a multiplicity of books, and a focus of Hollywood because of their supposed prophecy about the end of the world in the year 2012. This talk will address the topic from an anthropological and archaeological perspective by presenting the origin the an idea and how it is integrated in Mayan religious beliefs and their view of their universe. The lecture will begin by providing some background on the Maya cultures, their history, religion, writing and calendar systems, and conclude with a discussion on what December 21, 2012 meant for them and what it means for us. Sponsor(s): LCC, NAECC, DRO Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For more information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

NAECC Movie Night featuring “Boy: the Movie” Date: Friday, November 16, 2012 Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm Location: Stewart Center Room 218CD Description: Set on the east coast of New Zealand in the year 1984, the film features Boy, an 11 year old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan who gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago. Sponsor(s): NAECC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

NAHM Closing Address, “Maintaining Your Indigenous Identity in the Corporate World” by Katherine Anderson Hansen

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am Location: TBD (Check the NAECC’s website for details) Description: The NAECC closes out Native American Heritage Month with a presentation by Katherine Anderson Hansen. She is a member of the Kiowa Nation of Oklahoma and currently serves as a Software Engineer with Eli Lilly and Company and a Board Member of the Eiteljorg Museum. Sponsor(s): NAECC Target Audience: Purdue Community and General Public For More Information: www.purdue.edu/naecc/

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SCIENCE BOUND f PURDUE.EDU/SCIENCEBOUND Science Bound is a partnership between Purdue University, the Indianapolis Public Schools and the Indianapolis business community. It is designed to work with low income students and help prepare them for careers in Engineering, Technology, Science, Agriculture and Math Science. Students are invited to join the program at the end of the fifth grade. IPS students must maintain a 3.1 GPA and attend 75% of Science Bound activities. At IPS, there are four major components: 1. After school workshops and activities 2. Parent Program 3. Summer Camps and Internships 4. Other projects and Workshops Once students have graduated from high school and are accepted to Purdue University, they are invited to participate in the Academic Boot Camp to help them prepare for college. Once at Purdue, freshmen receive orientation and the support necessary to help them during the adjustment process. Purdue Science Bound students must attend scholarship meetings and turn in Grade Checks each semester. Science Bound pays for tuition and books for eight semesters, offers tutors, and provides mentors for freshmen. Students are required to maintain a 2.4 GPA. Countdown to Purdue: To ease the transition from high school to college, graduating seniors meet monthly at the downtown Marion County library. During these sessions, students connect with an array of professionals, learn about Purdue resources, get help with scholarship, financial aid and Purdue applications.

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Fall Leadership Retreat

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Location: TBD Description: Participants will discuss basic leadership principles and provide a framework for Science Bound students who are seeking to cultivate their leadership skills. The founder and current CEO of a mid-size firm along with the VP of a major Engineering firm will present real world case studies which the students will discuss throughout the day. Follow-up professional development sessions are planned throughout the year to reinforce and build on this event. Sponsor(s): Science Bound Target Audience: Purdue Science Bound students For More Information: Wesley Campbell 765-494-0018 or wesleyl@purdue.edu.

Golf Outing Fundraiser

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Location: Eagle Creek Golf Club (Indianapolis) Description: The proceeds from this event will be used to establish an endowed scholarship for a Science Bound student. Sponsor(s): Citizens Energy Group Target Audience: Friends of Purdue’s Science Bound program, the Indianapolis business community and General Public For More Information: Wesley Campbell 765-494-0018 or wesleyl@purdue.edu.

Bluford Drew Jemison Academy Scholars

Date: Thursday-Sunday, September 27-30, 2012 Time: Noon – 3:00 pm Location: Purdue University Campus Description: Twelve students from the Bluford Drew Jemison Academy in Baltimore, MD will be visiting campus to discover what Purdue has to offer. During their visit they will meet with academic advisors, sit in on classes, tour the campus, and shadow current Purdue students. Sponsor(s): Science Bound Target Audience: Bluford Drew Jemison Academy scholars For More Information: Wesley Campbell 765-494-0018 or wesleyl@purdue.edu.

SB Annual Celebration Dinner

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: Marian Corporate Headquarters (Indianapolis) Description: Science Bound’s kick-off event for the 2012/2013 academic year. The evening’s activities will consist of student presentations, a welcome from the superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and a motivation speech. Sponsor(s): Science Bound Target Audience: IPS Science Bound students, Purdue Science Bound students, parents of Science Bound participants, Science Bound Advisory Board and Science Bound corporate partners For More Information: Wesley Campbell 765-494-0018 or wesleyl@purdue.edu.

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Career Day/Internship Fair

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Location: TBD Description: Students in the Indianapolis Public Schools have an opportunity to discover what professional engineers, scientists and technologists do. Juniors in good standing participate in interviews for an internship with a Science Bound corporate partner or a Purdue professor conducting research. Sponsor(s): Science Bound, IPS & the Indianapolis Business Community Target Audience: IPS science bound participants For More Information: Wesley Campbell 765-494-0018 or wesleyl@purdue.edu.

Parent Retreat

Date: Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, 2013 Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Purdue University Description: The parents of Science Bound participants have an opportunity to discover the numerous majors and programs available to Purdue Science Bound students. While on campus, parents will attend workshops and lab sessions in the College of Technology, College of Science, College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering. Sponsor(s): Science Bound & the Indianapolis Business Community Target Audience: Parents of IPS science bound participants For More Information: Wesley Campbell 765-494-0018 or wesleyl@purdue.edu.

Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortitium (PREIC) LDate: September 20, 2012 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Place: Lynn Hall 1136 Description: PREIC Roundtable: Immigration and the 2012 election. Reception to follow. To register or for more information visit: http://www.priec2012.com/ Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 Time: 8:00am - 6:00 pm Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Place: Beering Hall 3119 Description: PREIC Workshops: Politics of Race, Immigration and Ethnicity To register or for more information visit: http://www.priec2012.com/

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CULTURAL CENTERS & OFFICES Office of Diversity and Inclusion diversity.purdue.edu 765.494.6969 Black Cultural Center www.purdue.edu/bcc 765.494.3091 Diversity Resource Office 765.496.1295 Latino Cultural Center www.purdue.edu/lcc 765.494.2530 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center 765.494.7779

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation www.purdue.edu/lsamp 765.496.7967 Native American Educational and Cultural Center www.purdue.edu/naecc 765.494.4540 Science Bound Program www.purdue.edu/sciencebound 765.494.0018

How to Integrate the Diversity and Inclusion Programming into your classroom and organizational activities 1. If you would like to have a tour or visit one of our three cultural centers, contact the desired cultural center (Black Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Native American Educational and Cultural Center) at least two (2) weeks in advance to schedule a group tour. (NOTE: If you would like to have this visit serve as an extra credit assignment, provide a sign‐in sheet at the desired cultural center as a way of ensuring attendance.) 2. When assigning a visit to the cultural center, please prepare the students by providing an in‐classroom context for the center visit or attendance at a particular program. We believe this strategy will make the experience more meaningful for the students and facilitate the desired learning outcomes. 3. Reinforce the different activities/tours/events students attend either by a short discussion or in‐class activity.


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