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 MLK Jr. Day Luncheon

usimulticulturalcenter  IU Soul Revue  Kappa Alpha Psi Informational  “The Butler” Movie  NPHC Sorority Probates

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of the “promised land” is still a relevant concept and integral part of the diversity and equity issues of America today. To honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. King, the Multicultural Center will host its annual Memorial Luncheon on January 20. This is the place to be in the City of Evansville on MLK Day. There will be live performances from talented dancers/musicians, and a captivating speech from the extraordinary Jasmine Guy. Tickets can be purchased in the Multicultural Center using cash or check. Tickets may also be purchased using your Eagle Access Card in the Sodexo Office using your Eagle Access Card. Ticket Prices:

USI Students—$5


Community Members—$15

Are you ready to be blown away by the amazingly talented IU Soul Revue? On February 26 the Black Student Union will bring the a group of gifted performers to USI to give a FREE concert. If you like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, the Supremes, Maxwell, and Jill Scott, then you should make plans to be in Carter Hall on February 26 at 7pm.

“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” - Marcus Garvey

January / February 2 Calendar Kappa Alpha Psi 2 Fraternity, Inc. Informational BSU Celebrates Black History Month


Power Hour


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated


Gospel Explosion


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated


December Grads from MCC


Tutoring in the MCC


Equity and Inclusion Fund


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January / February 2014 Sun








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20 Tutoring 3-5pm MCC

21 CMFK 3-5pm

22 BSU 3PM

23 HSU Meeting 2pm UC 2206



27 Tutoring 3-5pm MCC

28 CMFK 3-5pm

29 BSU 3PM

30 HSU Meeting 2pm UC 2206

31 Executive Diversity Scholars 2pm

1 On This Day in History


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12 BSU 3PM

13 HSU Meeting 2pm UC 2206



19 BSU 3PM

20 BSU Movie Sponsor “The Butler” 9pm


26 BSU 3PM IU Soul Revue 7pm Carter Hall






16 YMCA Pancake Day

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3 Tutoring 3-5pm MCC

4 CMFK 3-5pm

10 Tutoring 3-5pm MCC Abe Lincoln: A Pioneer FA1 7pm DBG


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24 Tutoring 3-5pm MCC


BSU Open Mic Night Eagles Nest 7pm

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CMFK 3-5pm Activity 4 EVPL Performance 6pm DBG

CMFK 3-5pm Activity 5

BSU Game Night Location: TBA 7pm

8am DBG 23

CMFK 3-5pm Activity 6


HSU Meeting 2pm UC 2206

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated Informational The gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated will hold an informational on January 31 for those interested in joining. Kappa Alpha Psi is a historically African American fraternity. If you are interested in joining this brotherhood, or if you are interested in learning more about historically African American Fraternities in general, you are encouraged to attend this informational. The attire is “sharp” which means wear whatever your best is. If you are interested in this fraternity but are unable to attend, you may contact Marques Terry at for more details. This informational will take place in UC 206 at 7pm.

22 BSU Movie Sponsor “The Butler” 9pm

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Black Student Union Celebrates Black History Month The Black Student Union is showing their appreciation for Black History Month by sponsoring several events on campus. Those events are: 1/29/2014 — Open Mic Night, held in the Eagle’s Nest in front of Burger King at 7pm 2/1/2014 — On This Day in History, Campus Wide Slide Show, all day 2/12/2014 — Game Night, Location: TBA, 7pm 2/20/2014 — “The Butler” Movie Showing collaboration with APB, FA1 at 9pm and again on February 22 during standard showing times.


wer Hour in the MCC

Have you heard about Power Hour in the MCC? If you haven’t been, then you are missing it. Power Hour is a collaboration between the Multicultural Center and Counseling Center. The two offices come together monthly to provide time and space for students to discuss issues that impact our communities. There are very few rules.

1. Be honest with your input, 2. Be respectful of others, and 3. Remember that sometimes things are revealed during Power Hour that are personal in nature so keep the information you hear confidential. The Next Power Sessions are on January 22 and February 19. See you then.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Probate A probate is a how Historically African American Greek letter organizations formally present their newest members to their university. On November 16, the Tau Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha introduced their newest members: Courtney Hoskins, Breonna Jones, and Gabrielle Tiggs (pictured to the right) to the USI community. The event began with a march, very elaborate “greetings” to the other AKA’s in

the room as well as the other Historically African American fraternities and sororities that came from the Evansville community in the room. The three went on to demonstrate their mastery of AKA history, and ended with a stroll. It has been many years since USI has had a probate, so this was the first time most of the attendees had witnessed one.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Tau Rho Chapter Probate

Gospel Explosion

Designed by Grace 2013 Gospel Explosion

The University was filled with the sounds of Gospel music on November 23. With performances from USI’s on Designed by Grace Gospel Choir, DBG Poets “Breante and Morgan,” and Gospel Rapper Elijah “Eli Miguel” Tiggs to mention a few. This was

truly an evening of worship. The Voices of Hope and the Ira T. Neal African American Choral Ensemble also added to the concert. Those who attended could tell their was something special taking place. The Explosion was held in Carter Hall at 6pm.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is Back Ladies and gentlemen, the Kappa Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has returned to USI. On November 25, the newest members DST who are Marquita Fears, Donika Jackson, and Monique Stevens (pictured to the left) were introduced to the University during their probate in Newman Hall at 6:22pm.

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated came to show support and presented gifts to the DST members welcoming them to the University. The University student community and the Evansville Black Greek community also came to show their support.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kappa Nu Chapter Probate

The probate consisted of a march, greetings to the other Historically African American fraternities and sororities in the room, and demonstration of their mastery of DST history.

Congratulations Class of December 2013 The Multicultural Center congratulation the December class of 2013. We wish you all success as you close this chapter of your life and open a new one.

Pictured to the right: Chelsea Brown Cristina Bonales Dedria Brown Cindi Alfaro Kurtis Kelley

- The MCC Staff

Tutoring in the MCC If you are ready to get those grades you are striving for this semester, take advantage of our tutoring service in the MCC. The Multicultural Center and Academic Skills have partnered to provide a space

for USI students to study and even get a little help in Math, Science, Study Skills, and English to mention a few. If this sounds like an environment you would like to be a part of, come and see what we are all about.

Equity and Inclusion Fund Need funding for your event? If it promotes the equity and inclusion of USI students, there is now a new source of funding! The Equity and Inclusion Fund provides grants (up to $5,000) to develop and present programs, projects, or activities that promote the value of equity and inclusion on campus.

Student organizations and students working with a faculty or staff member on a program are eligible and encouraged to apply. For consideration, submit a proposal to the MCC (located in UC East) or as an attachment to: Applications are available online at:

Tutoring takes place from 3 -5pm on Mondays, in the Multicultural Center. If you have questions, stop by the office.

Multicultural Connection: January-February 2014  
Multicultural Connection: January-February 2014