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COME JOIN US IN THE WOMEN'S CENTER ON NOVEMBER 13, 2019 FROM 5PM-6PM AND AUDITION FOR A PART IN ASU'S 2020 PRODUCTION OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES!
Please RSVP on AppSync (https://appstate.campuslabs.com/engage/event/5097188) and fill out the Audition Application Form (https://appstate.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/356098) by November 11, 2019 in order to guarantee your spot in auditions. Each individual should have a 2-3 minute monologue of their choice prepared to perform.
Come relax and watch Practical Magic with the Pagan Student Association before the last university break before finals. We will be providing free popcorn and soda for those who attend.
The Pagan Student Association will be welcoming a guest speaker, Michael Berry, for a discussion on Thelema, the spiritual philosophical tradition developed by ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley in the early 1900s. Thelema serves as the foundation for the Wiccan Rede, as the main creed in Thelema is found in two sentences: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" and "Love is the law, love under will."
The Pagan Student Association will be held on November 7, 2019 @ 6:30pm in PSU Roan Mountain. We will be discussing the book "Spirit Speak" by Ivo Dominguez and various concepts about spirit work that he covers. That means we will be discussing how to work with spirit guides, ancestors, ghosts, angels, and the divine.
Multicultural Center Reservations
If you are interested in reserving the Multicultural Center, please contact Imani Dillon email@example.com.
Programming, Partnerships and Collaboration
If you are interested in programming with the Multicultural Center or cultivating a partnership, please contact the graduate assistant, Imani Dillon firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multicultural Center (MCC) was established in Plemmons Student Union in 1995. The MCC is directed by the Office of Multicultural Student Development in the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership.
The Multicultural Center at Appalachian State University began with a Multicultural Center Planning Committee sponsored by the Office of African-American Student Development in the spring and summer of 1995. The planning committee provided a forum where students representing small ethnic and cultural groups on campus could share common needs and concerns.
The most frequent participants on the Multicultural Center Planning Committee and forum, felt that a multicultural center would act as a visible symbol of the university's commitment to diversity, and give students from small ethnic and cultural groups a feeling of ownership and belonging in the university community.
The Multicultural Center at Appalachian State University provides a bridge that connects and promotes the uniqueness of various multicultural groups; while it encourages respect and appreciation of the history, traditions and culture of these diverse groups. We accomplish this by providing a venue for hosting exhibits, programs, activities and lectures that seek to enhance the rich cultures that comprise our collective community.
How Do We Serve Our Community?
The MCC promotes a philosophy of cultural inclusiveness in our services and programs in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Development. Through educational training programs, individual consultation and group advising we educate the campus community about ethnic cultures, and general diversity and celebrate the rich contributions of those cultures to our campus community and model how to live in a multicultural world. Of equal importance, we work with students from different ethnic backgrounds to create a campus environment that supports their educational goals.
- To support and enhance existing cultural programs
- To provide a facility for smaller more "intimate" functions, such as small group discussions, lectures, brown bags, etc.
- To foster an environment of tolerance, understanding and acceptance of different cultures
- To encourage the appreciation of all cultures, particularly the Appalachian culture as it relates to different ethnic and cultural groups.
With these goals in mind, the Multicultural Center fosters an inclusive environment where respect, communication, and cooperation form the basis for multicultural interaction. The Multicultural Center seeks to actively promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of all ethnic cultures and groups at Appalachian State University.
The Multicultural Center is located in room 112 Plemmons Student Union. It is located on International Hallway across the from Crossroads Coffeehouse and housed between the Looking Glass Art Gallery and the ASU Women Center.
The space is typically a popular place for students to gather and socialize, however after 5:00pm it can be reserved for use by recognized university clubs, organizations, departments and groups.