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Equity In Education Through Partnerships & Collaboration

March 18, 19 & 20, 2012

Curtiss Hall on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

This conference is sponsored by the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, 15 public and four private universities, and GEAR UP Michigan!


On behalf of Saginaw Valley State University, welcome to the 22nd Annual Equity Within the Classroom Conference. The theme of the conference is Equity in Education through Partnership and Collaboration. The focus is on achieving parity in enrollment, retention, and graduation for the underrepresented students of color and academically and economically disadvantaged students in higher education. The Planning Committee has developed current and plenary sessions that will explore various ways in which community partnerships help to foster diversity and to explore the ways in which diversity enriches these partnerships. We believe that conference participants will find our special presenters and keynote speakers to be highly informative as they address the current issues and exciting developments shaping education today. Conference highlights include: • Collaborative programs or partnerships that have increased the enrollment, retention and graduation of students from underrepresented groups in institutions of higher education. • Curricular and extracurricular initiatives for making classroom and workplaces more inclusive. • Professional development programs/activities for faculty, staff, students and /or community members that increase awareness, knowledge and skills related to cultural competency. • Strategies to foster collaboration and /or partnerships between various communities both internal and external to centers of higher education. Whether you are one of few on your campus, or are among many, this conference promises to be a rewarding and intellectually stimulating experience; and it is the place for networking. We trust that you will become invigorated by the experience of sharing innovative approaches to challenges that you may face, in addition to the excitement of meeting new colleagues and renewing friendships. In closing, I would like to thank our sponsors for their support, especially during these financially trying times. I would also like to thank Rudy Redmond and the King Chavez Parks Representatives for allowing Saginaw Valley State University to host the 22nd Annual Equity Within the Classroom Conference. It’s a Great Day to Be a Cardinal!

Dr. Mamie T. Thorns Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs


March 2012 Dear Conference Participants: Welcome to the 22nd Annual State of Michigan Equity Within the Classroom Conference and to the campus of Saginaw Valley State University. The theme of this year’s conference, Equity in Education through Partnerships and Collaboration, is especially timely given the challenges facing public higher education in the State of Michigan. Diminishing levels of State support, decreasing numbers of high school graduates, and changes in public policy suggest that there are serious and significant issues which will need to be addressed with candor and resolve. The Equity Conference provides an opportunity to consider such issues and to reaffirm a commitment to achieving parity in enrollment, retention and graduation for academically and economically disadvantaged students in higher education. The Equity Conference was last hosted on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University in 1998, and while a great deal has changed in the ensuing fourteen years, certain guiding principles remain constant: that public higher education remains a linchpin in the State’s efforts at economic redevelopment and that the success of Michigan relies on investing in the talent and promise of all its youth. I hope you enjoy your visit to the Great Lakes Bay Region and to our campus, and I wish you all the best for a very successful and rewarding conference. Sincerely,

Eric R. Gilbertson President

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March 18, 2012

Dear Conference Participants: I’m pleased to welcome you to the 22nd Annual State of Michigan Equity Within the Classroom and to Saginaw Valley State University. The many challenges facing higher education in Michigan make the focus of this year’s conference on achieving parity in enrollment, retention, and graduation for the underrepresented populations of students of color and of academically and economically disadvantaged students particularly relevant. The workshops and speakers that have been assembled for this conference will give all the participants the chance to analyze and discuss some of the most important issues facing higher education today. I hope the conference will provide the institutions represented with new insights to help them to move forward in their efforts in delivering a high quality educational experience for all students. Best wishes for an interesting and enjoyable conference. Sincerely,

Donald J. Bachand, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Keynote Speakers Amy Cell, Senior Vice President of Talent Enhancement & Workforce Development for the

Michigan Economic Development Corporation In her current role, Amy Cell’s primary focus is to direct programs to attract, retain and develop talent for the state of Michigan. Prior to joining the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in 2011, she assisted organizations with their talent needs, provided oversight for a variety of entrepreneurial education programs as vice president of talent enhancement and entrepreneurial education at Ann Arbor SPARK. Cell has worked as a certified public accountant for Plante & Moran, and she launched an Office of Student Life for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Cell also has spent 10 years in a variety of human resources roles at Ford Motor Company, the Stanford Research Institute, and Applied Biosystems; she co-founded the consulting partnership, HR Drivers. Cell completed a bachelor’s and M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. She has served on the board of several organizations including the Center for Entrepreneurship at the U-M College of Engineering, the Women’s Council for Washtenaw Community College, Huron Musical Association, and the Junior League of Ann Arbor.

Charles M. Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago Charles M. Payne is the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, where he is also an affiliate of the Urban Education Institute. His interests include urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history. Recently, Payne published “So Much Reform, So Little Change,” which is concerned with what we have learned about the persistence of failure in urban districts, and an anthology, “Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education for Liberation,” which is concerned with Freedom School-like education. He also authored “Getting What We Ask For: The Ambiguity of Success and Failure In Urban Education” and “I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.” The latter has won awards from the Southern Regional Council, Choice Magazine, the Simon Wisenthal Center and the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America. Payne completed a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Afro-American studies from Syracuse University. Jenee Velasquez, Executive Director for the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Jenee Velasquez began as the first executive director for the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation in October 2005. Based in Midland, Mich., the foundation supports religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes that benefit residents of Midland and Michigan. Prior to her current role, Velasquez served six years as chief executive officer for the economic development corporation Midland Tomorrow. She also served as the first coordinator for Midland’s Downtown Development Authority. Velasquez is heavily involved in her community. She currently serves on the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control, is chair of the Delta College Foundation Board, and serves as vice president and assistant secretary for the Michigan Baseball Foundation. Velasquez also has served as chair of the Midland Entranceway Initiative Task Force, vice chair for the Leadership Michigan Advisory Board, and secretary for Michigan Non-Profit Association Board, in addition to numerous other volunteer commitments. Velasquez completed a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University and an M.B.A. at Michigan State University.

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Keynote Speakers (cont) Lou Tice, Chairman of the Pacific Institute Lou Tice believes that excellence is a process – an achievable, continuous process that inevitably results when we learn to control how we think, what we expect and what we believe. He has worked with Fortune 1000 for more than 35 years, translating his message into practical applications that impact corporate culture and group performance. Tice is a much sought after speaker because of his practical approach and commitment to high performance. Tice began his career as a high school teacher and football coach, but a belief in “no limits” has led him to become one of the most highly respected educators in the world today. His singular style of teaching – taking the complex concepts and current research results from the fields of cognitive psychology and social learning theory, and making them easy to understand and even easier to use – has brought him students from all over the globe. Tice has traveled to the world’s hot spots: to Northern Ireland, where he has worked since the mid-80’s; to Guatemala, where he has worked since the signing of the Peace Accords in 1995; and to South Africa, from before the end of the era of apartheid to this very day. Born and raised in Seattle, Tice completed a bachelor’s degree from Seattle University. He later earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington, with a major focus in the mental health sciences. Tice is the author of the popular books, “Smart Talk for Achieving Your Potential” and “Personal Coaching for Results.” Leon D. Caldwell, Senior Research Associate for the Annie E. Casey Foundation Leon D. Caldwell joined Annie E. Casey Foundation as a senior research associate in February 2011. In that role, he provides research and evaluation support to the Juvenile Justice Strategies Group, the Evidence2Success Initiative, and other assigned projects. Caldwell also has held academic appointments at the University of Nebraska and the University of Memphis. As a scholar-activist, Caldwell specializes in empowerment evaluation and participatory research methods. His primary research and publication areas are intervention research with underserved and underrepresented ethnic populations. In particular, his body of work covers such topics as African-American adolescent males, mental health service utilization, black family strengths interventions, fatherhood and parenting, violence prevention and peace promotion, and culturally congruent community based health interventions. Caldwell completed a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Penn State University. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Lehigh University. In 2011, he was awarded the Excellence in Community Based Research Award by the Center for Health Equity and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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22nd Annual Equity Within the Classroom Conference Agenda – March 18 – March 20, 2012 Start

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Registration and Welcome Reception

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and light conversation greet you at our welcome event. Informal tours of the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum are available.

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Intercultural Performance

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

You will be guided from the Museum to the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts for stage performances from SVSU international and domestic students. Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Afterglow Dessert and Entertainment

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

Delight in delicious desserts and entertainment by Savoir Faire, a four-piece jazz ensemble. The Afterglow is in Groening Commons, outside the Theatre. Groening Commons

Make time on Sunday evening to visit the second floor of Curtiss Hall (above the theatre and afterglow area). It’s a chance for you to visit the SVSU Showcase displays and familiarize yourself with the area that hosts our Conference’s seminars and workshops, restrooms, banquet rooms, etc. Have an enjoyable Equity Conference!

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                           

        

                   1|P a g e


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22 Annual Equity within the Classroom Conference Agenda – March 18 – March 20, 2012  

                                                                                                

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                          

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        

     

                                                                                                                         4|P a g e

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                                    

                       

                    

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          

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                            

               

                          

            

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                      

                             

                         

                         

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Registration Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms B & C

7:00 AM

8:15 AM

Breakfast Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms B & C

Conference Welcome & Keynote

8:15 AM

Introduction of Speaker – Mr. Vince De Zorzi Senior, VP Global Manufacturing Operations Driveline Business Unit Chief Quality Officer, Nexteer

9:45 AM

Keynote Speaker – Mr. Lou Tice Chairman of the Pacific Institute, Inc. Excellence in Education Curtiss Hall Banquet Room B & C 9:45 AM 10:00 AM

Networking Break Concurrent Morning Sessions

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Active Reading for College Students: An Interdisciplinary Partnership

Turning an Introduction into a Relationship, then into a Partnership

Moderator: Ms. Sharon Livernois, Grant coordinator of the Nursing Workforce Diversity, SVSU

Moderator: Ms. Jacquelyn Gibson, Student Association Representative, SVSU

Moderator: Dr. Marie Rabideau, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Coordinator of Student Conduct Programs, SVSU

Presenter: Mr. Kevin Gregory, Great Lakes Bay Region African American Leadership Institute, Saginaw, MI

Presenters: Mr. Tony Thomson, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Leadership Programs, SVSU

This session will focus on understanding the importance of creating networking opportunities; understanding the need to diversify their organization in an effort to maximize possible partnership opportunities; and empowering the audience to utilize and value everyone within their organization.

Ms. Amanda Helton, Student Engagement Intern, SVSU

Presenters: Dr. Margaret Flatt, Professor & LEAD-RN Project Director, SVSU Ms. Ruth Copp, Lecturer, SVSU Ms. Ruth Sawyers, Assistant Professor, SVSU This session will focus on identification of key factors to consider when developing interdisciplinary partnerships to support the successful transition of students from high school to college. Location: Curtiss – Seminar D

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Location: Curtiss – Seminar E

Supporting LGBTQ students in the Classroom and on Campus

LGBTQ students (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) on our campuses have unique needs. This session will focus on resources, events, and collaborations that may send a strong message of support. The members of the panel will facilitate discussion among those in attendance, ensuring you leave with ideas for your campus.

Location: Curtiss - Seminar F

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End Roundtable – Student Voice on Diversity Dialogue Circles – An College Access Opportunity for Greater Communication and Moderator: Ms. Tacarra Ford, Understanding KCP/FFF, Graduate Student, SVSU Moderator: Ms. Jordan L. Garland, Panelists: Speaker of Student Association, Ms. Anna Maria Flores, SVSU Coordinator, MI GEAR UP, SVSU Presenter: Mr. Flynn Hall, College & Mr. Joseph Madison, Community Access Coordinator, Chairperson, Bridge Center for Racial Ruben Daniels Middle School, Harmony, Saginaw, MI Saginaw, MI This session will focus on gaining a Ms. NaTosha Murry, College & sense of the potential for dialogue Community Access Coordinator, circles to foster more understanding Willie E. Thompson Middle and greater communication among a School, Saginaw, MI diverse group of people; gaining greater awareness of the way This session will focus on stereotypes inhibit relationship learning the perspective of the building within an organization; and public school student in terms of introduction to a national resource, college access initiatives; learning Everyday Democracy, which offers how a student-oriented focus guides for public dialogue and can enhance the college access problem solving around racism and initiatives in our community; and ethnic differences. ensuring students feel they have a place in the conversations that Location: Curtiss Room - 140 affect them the most.

Military Students on Campus and in the Classroom: Veterans, Active, and Reserve Moderator: Ms. Merry Jo Brandimore, Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students, SVSU Presenters: Command Sergeant Major ( R ), U.S. Army, Gretchen G. Evans, SVSU Veterans Affairs Student Liaison and Military Student Resource Office Captain U.S. Navy Robert D. Evans, Chief Chaplain, Alda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, MI Marine Reserve Sgt. Aaron Mowen, Director, Campus Recreation, SVSU This session will focus on learning about the unique challenges of military students (primarily veterans) and developing ways to create a welcoming campus environment for them. Three military students, who were and are successful in achieving their educational goals, will be featured. Location: Curtiss – Room 203

Location: Curtiss – Seminar G

CMU- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Collaboration Moderator: Jennifer Ordway, Director, Student Counseling Center, SVSU Presenters:

Dr. Alexandra Ulana Klymyshyn, Director, Office of Diversity Education, CMU Mr. Len Klakulak, K-12 Programs Coordinator, Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, Mount Pleasant, MI Ms. Elizabeth Husbands, Community Organizer, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Pleasant, MI This presentation examines a

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End collaborative effort between Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and Central Michigan University to improve diversity and inclusion in the Mount Pleasant area. Location: Curtiss – Banquet A

11:00 AM

11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

12:15 PM

Concurrent Morning Sessions Our Future, Our Voice: Utilizing Youth in Pre-College Programming

Undergraduate Student Research: A University and Community Collaboration

Moderator: Ms. Katrina Murrell, Moderator: Dr. Judith Ruland, Dean Resident Assistant, SVSU CML, College of Health & Human Services Presenter: Ms. Je’Nai Talley, Assistant Presenters: Director, Office of Academic Dr. Josh Ode, Assistant Dean, College Multicultural Initiatives, U of M of Health and Human Services and Associate Professor of Kinesiology, This session will focus on ideas SVSU about how to work with youth to gain their input into Dr. Jeremy Knous, Assistant Professor programming; information on of Kinesiology, SVSU the universal benefits of empowering youth to lead Mr. Josh Miller, Athletic Director, programming; and Buena Vista High School, Saginaw, understanding how to advise a MI student planning committee on developing and leading a college Mrs. Rebecca Sclaff, Doctoral readiness conference. Candidate, MSU Location: Curtiss – Seminar D

This session will focus on discussion for undergraduate student research and community outreach has been embedded throughout a university academic program and the description of the role of an undergraduate student in the community; providing a student perspective on the impact of participation in an undergraduate student research project aimed at promoting health and wellness in a local urban elementary school; and providing an elementary teacher’s perspective on the impact of the school wellness program on 200 ethnically diverse children.

Assistive Technology: Bolster Learning through the Use of Technology

Moderator: Mr. Tony Thomson, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Leadership Programs, SVSU Presenters: Mrs. Cynthia Woderski, Director of Disability Services, SVSU Mr. Scott MacLeod, Assistant Technology Specialist, SVSU This session will focus on learning basic information about Assistive Technology in the Higher Education Setting, and how it differs in K-12; learning how different software programs can address specific weakness in reading and writing and help students to be more successful in the classroom; and learning about low or no cost programs and how to purchase or acquire a legal copy of an AT program. Collaboration with community agencies will also be discussed. Location: Curtiss – Room 203

Location: Curtiss – Seminar E

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End Making the Implicit—Explicit

Partnerships with a Common Goal: A Closer Look at Diversity and Inclusion Employment for Special in the Curriculum: Where Teaching, Moderator: Ms. Teresa Stitt, Populations Student Learning, and Assessment Associate Dean of Community Meet Development, Delta College Moderator: Dr. Jean Goodnow, President, Delta College Moderator: Dr. Todd Stanislav, Presenter: Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Ms. Chey Davis, Assistant Presenter: Learning, FSU Professor, Delta College Mr. Keith Marler, Director, Workforce Education, South Presenters: This session will focus on Seattle Community College Dr. Sandra L. "Sandy" Alspach, Professor, providing participants with the Department of Humanities opportunity to examine and This session will focus on Communication Program, FSU understand the myriad of ways in demonstrating unique funding which bias and expectation resources for the low-income Ms. René Hernandez MS, PA-C influence daily interpersonal student, providing information and Department Chair, Health Science, SVSU interactions. Participants will be learning experiences on partnerships, given the tools to develop an and showcasing the success South Ms. Shannon McMorrow, MPH, Assistant awareness of lenses and privilege Seattle Community College has had Professor of Health Science, SVSU in ways they might never have with the Cognitive Reality Model. considered before. With this In this panel discussion, faculty will walk information and self-awareness, Location: Curtiss – Seminar F us through the challenges and successes participants will be given time they've encountered in enabling students and resources with which they to achieve specific course-level diversitycan craft and refine their own and inclusion-related learning outcomes. ongoing outreach projects to We'll explore the teaching strategies and have both a more balanced and student activities used and the evidence effective approach. gathered that demonstrates students' success in reaching the outcomes. There Location: Curtiss Room - 140 will be ample time for open discussion about ways faculty can integrate such outcomes into their courses, and the means to both enable and assess students' success in achieving them. Location: Curtiss – Banquet A

EduGuide Mentoring Community

Core Competencies: Merging the Classroom with the Real World

Moderator: Ms. Anna Maria Flores, Coordinator MI Gear Up, SVSU

Moderator: Ms. Raven Williams, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services, SVSU

Presenter: Mr. Bryan Taylor, President of EduGuide, Lansing, MI

Presenter: Mrs. Jacquetta Dantzler, COO, Vice President, Success Solutions Group, Birch Run, MI

This session will focus on how to use an innovative platform to mentor students and collaborate with peers. Taylor will share research, provide models for engaging students using technology, and illustrate how to

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End use technology to improve provide activities to increase collaboration between programs. engagement; present programs that will link college life with “life after.” Location: Curtiss – Seminar G Students are more engaged when they can immediately relate course materials to themselves. Faculty creates buy-in by reaching out to students and creating an inclusive environment. In turn, students will have a higher success rate. The expected outcome of our seminar is: Skill set to motivate underrepresented groups in higher education Create an inclusive environment in the classroom Connect curriculum to outside networks Location: Curtiss – Emeriti Room

12:15 PM

Break and Make Your Way to Luncheon

12:30 PM

Luncheon & Keynote Introduction – Dr. Donald J. Bachand Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, SVSU 12:30 PM

2:00 PM

Keynote Speaker – Leon Caldwell, Ph. D. Senior Research Associate, The Annie E. Casey Foundation Scholar Activism and the University Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms B & C

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

2:30 PM

5:00 PM

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Equity Conference Closing Remarks KCP Initiative Program Meeting Curtiss Hall

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2012 Equity Institutional Reps Northern Michigan University Shirley Brozzo Michigan Technological University Chris S. Anderson Oakland University Scott Crabil Michigan State University Doug Estry University of Michigan (Flint) Tendaji Ganges Central Michigan University Ulana Klymyshyn Eastern Michigan University Lynette Findley University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) John Matlock Lawrence Tech University Hsiao-Ping Moore Lake Superior State University Ken Peress State of Michigan Rudy Redmond Wayne State University Henry Robinson Grand Valley State University Bobby Springer Ferris State University Todd Stanislav Kettering University Dwight Tavada Saginaw Valley State University Mamie Thorns University of Michigan (Dearborn) Leslie Thornton Western Michigan University Martha Warfield University of Detroit Mercy Pamela Zarkowski

2012 SVSU Conference Planning Committee Members Thank you SVSU Conference Planning Committee Members Joni Boye-Beaman J.J. Boehm Merry Jo Brandimore Susan Brasseur Cynthia Essex Mary Hedberg Holly Larose-Roenicke Cheri Lay Sharon K. Livernois Joseph Ofori-Dankwa Marc Peretz

David Callejo Perez Jan Poppe Marie Rabideau Ken Schindler Nia Seals Pat Shelley Stephanie Sieggreen Craig Snook Bill Stec Mamie T. Thorns Marilyn Wheaton

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Conference Area 2nd Floor Curtiss Hall

SEMINAR ROOMS G F E D TO EMERITI

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PRE-FUNCTION

ELEVATORS TO STAIRS

Please note that smoking is allowed ONLY in J1 and J2 Parking Lots.

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2012 Equity Conference Schedule  

SVSU is hosting the 2012 Equity Within the Classroom Conference March 18-20, 2012.

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