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Multicultural Week - March 23-29

Print the 2014 Multicultural Schedule (.PDF)

Freeman Pollard Minority Scholarship Day

Sunday, March 23, 12:30–4:30 p.m.
Rogalski Center, 3rd Floor

Undergraduate minority students can apply for an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Freeman Pollard, a former political science professor at St. Ambrose.

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Diversity Festival

Sunday, March 23, 4-6 p.m.
Cosgrove Cafeteria

Our annual Diversity Fest will focus on the international celebration of music, dance, and food. Students will experience parts of a cultural atmosphere through the display of flags and other cultural articles.

Sponsored by the Center of International Education and Intercultural Life

Holika Bonfire and Holi Festival (Festival of Colors)

Monday, March 24, 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Rogalski Center Patio

Holi is an Indian national holiday celebrated by many people of the Hindu religion. As part of Multicultural Week, we will host a Holi Festival which will include a bonfire and the release of festival colors. For more information about this event, please contact Cathy Toohey.

The Game of Life Cultural Simulation

Monday, March 24, 8 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

Join SOUP in the Game of Life simulation based on social justice concepts and diverse perspectives. This simulation revolves around the concepts of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education level and ability. The objective is to live a simulated life while holding a prescribed identity that offers each participant a unique perspective on what life is like in another's shoes. The experience is one you will not want to miss or soon forget.

Sponsored by student organizations SOUP and MACA

Around the World in a Snapshot Photography Contest

Tuesday, March 18 - Saturday, March 29

The "Around the World in a Snapshot" Photo Contest hosted by The Center for International Education, photos will be displayed on the first floor of the Rogalski Center during Multicultural Week (March 23 - March 29) and then the week following in the library. This contest allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to show off their international experiences and gives the campus community a window to the world. For more information about this contest and to submit a photo for the competition, click HERE (website). Questions? Contact Stephanie Lonarich at study abroad@sau.edu

Sponsored by the Center of International Education

Freeman Pollard Breakfast and Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 25, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

Student alums Thomas Mason IV '01, Renee Seline '86, '04, and Jim Collins '69–with the support of the St. Ambrose University Diversity Work Group–have a goal to raise $1 million in order to endow this scholarship and continue to provide tuition assistance for minority students who attend St. Ambrose University.  

By attending the breakfast you will have the opportunity to meet and have breakfast with members of the St. Ambrose University community that include students, faculty, staff, alums, and the greater Quad Cities community that share the goal of helping others. You will also hear from one deserving student, a recipient of the scholarship, as to how the scholarship has been beneficial. Additionally, there will be entertainment of student led songs.

For more information about this event and to reserve your seat, please contact Stacey Ryan, 563-333-6288.

Sponsored by Advancement and Alumni Engagement

Multicultural Affairs Community Action Fashion Show

Tuesday, March 25, 8 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

An annual event sponsored by the student organization Multicultural Affairs and Community Action (MACA). The fashion show is an event that has shown a sustainable interest from the students. It has also helped students become culturally educated on urban trends.

This year's fashion show theme is "Spring into Fashion."  Please support current SAU students as they model clothes from clothing stores around the Quad Cities! For more information about this event, please contact Ramona Amos at InterculturalLife@sau.edu

V-Day Play - "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer: Readings to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls"

Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

This is a fundraiser for local women's shelters and for the 1 Billion Rising Campaign.  For more information regarding this event, please contact the Director of Women Studies, Katy Strzepek.

Sponsored by Women's Studies, Triota, and Intercultural Life

Multicultural Week Mass & More

Wednesday, March 26, 9:15 p.m.
Christ the King Chapel

All are welcome at this celebration of diversity and multiculturalism. For more information regarding this event, please contact Sheila Deluhery.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-Violence
"Ecocide: Violence, & the Environment"

Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

Rev. Robert Grant, PhD, leads the 2014 Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-Violence.  Read More (website).

Shemekia Copeland

Friday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Galvin Fine Arts Center

Grammy-nominated for the best blues album of 2012, this daughter of renowned Texas blues guitarist Johnny Copeland began making a splash of her own as a teenager. She's now hailed as the defacto Queen of Blues. This concert is open to the public and free for current St. Ambrose students with a valid I.D. For more information regarding this event, please contact the box office 563-333-6251. Ticket Information

Sponsored by The Galvin Fine Arts Center

 

Print the 2014 Multicultural Schedule (.PDF)


Past Events:

Multicultural Affairs Community Action Fashion Show - March 25
An annual event sponsored by the student organization Multicultural Affairs and Community Action (MACA). The fashion show has shown a sustainable interest from students and has helped them learn more about urban trends. This year's theme was "Spring into Fashion." Watch a short CBS4 TV clip!

Civil Rights Week – Jan. 18-25, 2014
A week full of discussion, learning, and congregation.

BEE-CULTURAL COOKOUT!
The Bee Cultural Cookout, held on August 7th, was an exciting way for new Ambrosians from various backgrounds to meet, eat, and get to know one another!
Below is a link to a slideshow containing more pictures from this wonderful event!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/101017284@N05/show