Wednesday, August 30th 2017

5:00 PM

OMSS: Multicultural Student Get Acquainted Day

OMSS: Multicultural Student Get Acquainted Day

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.

Event Address: Campus Quad (Stage area in front of the University Center) 

Rain Location: University Center Atrium (Lounge in Front of Bookstore/Starbucks)

Get Acquainted Day (GAD) is our annual multicultural student welcome event! At GAD attendees will have an opportunity to connect with incoming and returning students, registered student organizations, supportive departments as well as win some great back-to-school prizes. The event is free and open to the public.

FSU *multicultural student organizations/departments must rsvp their table at:

https://orgsync.com/153353/forms/264536  

OMSS GAD Organizations/Departments

1.            Academic Support Center

2.            Advocacy and Education for Gender Identity and Sexuality (AEGIS)

3.            Alpha Kappa Alpha

4.            Alpha Phi Alpha

5.            African Student Union

6.            Asian Student Organization

7.            Birkam Health Center / Personal Counseling Center

8.            Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge (BLACK)

9.            Black Student Union

10.          Center for Latin@ Studies

11.          Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services

12.          Circle of Tribal Nations

13.          Delta Sigma Theta

14.          Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services

15.          First Lady's Attic

16.          Hispanic Student Organization

17.          Kappa Alpha Psi

18.          NAACP

19.          National Organization for Woman (NOW)

20.          Office of the Dean of Student Life

21.          Office of International Education

22.          Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

23.          Omega Psi Phi

24.          Phi Beta Sigma

25.          Sigma Lambda Gamma

26.          Wesley House Food Pantry

27.         You Beautiful Black Woman (YBBW)

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

6:00 PM

OMSS: TOWERS - Open House

http://ferris.edu/omss/towers/
T.O.W.E.R.S. is a Leadership Development program that promotes multicultural student engagement, learning and development!

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invite students interested in being apart of TOWERS to attend this Fall semester Open House at 6pm in the OMSS located in FLITE (the FSU Library) Suite 159 on Wednesday September 6th.

At the event, students will be informed about the requirements of the program, as well as meet returning students.

For more information about TOWERS, visit http://ferris.edu/omss/towers/

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

7:00 PM

OMSS: "All We Do is Step, Stroll and Hop: What is a Black Greek?"

http://theharborinstitute.com/speaker_details.asp?SpeakerID=1

All We Do is Step, Stroll and Hop?:

What is a Black Greek?
A campus-wide interactive educational program experience
Presenter: Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. and President of the Harbor Institute

Wednesday, September 13th at 7 PM in IRC 120, open to the entire campus.

Description: All We Do is Step and Stroll?! is an interactive, innovative, fun, engaging and campus-wide educational session that dispels these stereotypes. The session also offers practical short-term and long-term solutions for both Divine Nine members and non-members to positively change the expectation and culture related to these organizations.

Sponsors: The Office of Multicultural Student Services, Black Greek Council

For more information on our speaker Rasheed Cromwell, visit www.theharborinstitute.com

Thursday, September 14th 2017

4:00 PM

Kickoff Cultura Latin@ (Latin@ Heritage Kickoff)

Kickoff Cultura Latin@ (Latin@ Heritage Kickoff)

Join us for a concert by the band Comparsa Sur “The Voices and Colors of Latin America” to begin the “Diversidad - 2017 Latin@ Heritage Celebration” at FSU.
Thursday, September 14, 4-6 p.m., University Center 202A

Sponsored by the Center for Latin@ Studies, Diversity & Inclusion Office, the Hispanic Student Organization, and the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

Friday, September 15th 2017

6:00 PM

"Black in Latin America" - Film Screening

Join the Hispanic Student Organization and the Black Student Union as we screen "Black in Latin America" as part of the Latinx film series.

In the film, Harvard scholar, Henry Louis Gates Jr., explores how Africa and Europe came together to create the rich culture of Latin America.

The event will be located in IRC 120 and all are welcome to join. The film begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20th 2017

6:00 PM

OMSS: The Black Male Network - Open House

http://ferris.edu/omss/TheBlackMaleNetwork.htm
The Black Male Network is a program that focuses on the development of personal, social and academic tools for success.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invite students looking to be involved with "The Network" to attend the Fall Open House on Wednesday September 20th at 6pm.

At the event, returning students will share their stories of success, and be able to connect with new students.

For more information on the Black Male Network, visit http://ferris.edu/omss/TheBlackMaleNetwork.htm

Thursday, September 21st 2017

5:00 PM

Celebración del Arte Latin@ (Latin@ Art Celebration)

Celebración del Arte Latin@ (Latin@ Art Celebration)

Sign up in the Center for Latin@ Studies (IRC 131) for a trip to Grand Rapids to experience el Latin@ culture through storytelling, spoken word and art. There will also be time for you to explore ArtPrize 2017!

*Space is limited. This event is a part of the “Diversidad - 2017 Latin@ Heritage Celebration”.

Thursday, September 21, 5-9 p.m.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin@ Studies, Diversity & Inclusion Office, the Hispanic Student Organization, and the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

5:00 PM

Historia e Identidad Latin@ (Featured Discussion)

“Historia y Identidad Latin@” (Latin@ History and Identity Featured Discussion)

The featured discussion will include a diverse panel of Ferris faculty and guests discussing the colonial history of Latin@ countries, identities of Latin@ Americans, and other major current issues within the culture. This event is a part of the “Diversidad - 2017 Latin@ Heritage Celebration”. Tuesday, October 3, 5-6:30 p.m., IRC 120

Sponsored by the Center for Latin@ Studies, Diversity & Inclusion Office, the Hispanic Student Organization, and the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

Monday, October 9th 2017

10:00 AM

Indigenous Peoples Day Educational Outreach

Please stop by our Informational Tables in the Rankin Atrium across from Starbucks to learn more about efforts to recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Ferris State University, as opposed to Columbus Day on October 9th. Come and learn about how Indigenous peoples have survived across both the South and North American continents through 500+ years of oppression, genocide, ethnocide, removal and assimilation policies.

As Ferris State works to become a truly diverse institution that is safe and welcoming to all its students, please come by and make your voices and thoughts be heard across this institution about why we should celebrate people who are survivors, and not colonizing murderers and rapists like Christopher Columbus.

Wednesday, October 11th 2017

6:00 PM

"El Canto del Colibrí" - Film Screening

Join the Hispanic Student Organization as we screen "El Canto del Colibrí" as part of our heritage movie series.

Filmmaker, Marco Castro-Bojorquez , explores the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members.

The event will be located in IRC 120 and begins at 6 p.m. All are welcome!

Friday, October 13th 2017

5:00 PM

Convivio (Feast Celebration)

Convivio (Feast Celebration)

Join us for a tour of Latin America! Attendees will experience a diverse array of food, culture and music. This event is a part of the “Diversidad - 2017 Latin@ Heritage Celebration.”  

Friday, October 13, 5-9 p.m., IRC Connector.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin@ Studies, Diversity & Inclusion Office, the Hispanic Student Organization, and the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

12:00 PM

OMSS: #NOTYPE - Campaign Against Stereotypes

To promote the importance of intercultural exchange and connections with members of our campus community, the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) is encouraging you to participate in a campaign against stereotypes called #NoType.

The #NoType campaign is scheduled:
Tuesday, October 17
Wednesday, October 18
Thursday, October 19
12-3pm UC Rankin Atrium

#NoType will give others an opportunity to share their experiences with being stereotyped and why it is important to challenge stereotypes. Visitors at the table will be able to sign a pledge against stereotypes, share how they are fighting stereotypes at our video booth, as well as have their picture taken with the #NoType sign!

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

12:00 PM

OMSS: #NOTYPE - Campaign Against Stereotypes

To promote the importance of intercultural exchange and connections with members of our campus community, the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) is encouraging you to participate in a campaign against stereotypes called #NoType.

The #NoType campaign is scheduled:
Tuesday, October 17
Wednesday, October 18
Thursday, October 19
12-3pm UC Rankin Atrium

#NoType will give others an opportunity to share their experiences with being stereotyped and why it is important to challenge stereotypes. Visitors at the table will be able to sign a pledge against stereotypes, share how they are fighting stereotypes at our video booth, as well as have their picture taken with the #NoType sign!

Thursday, October 19th 2017

12:00 PM

OMSS: #NOTYPE - Campaign Against Stereotypes

To promote the importance of intercultural exchange and connections with members of our campus community, the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) is encouraging you to participate in a campaign against stereotypes called #NoType.

The #NoType campaign is scheduled:
Tuesday, October 17
Wednesday, October 18
Thursday, October 19
12-3pm UC Rankin Atrium

#NoType will give others an opportunity to share their experiences with being stereotyped and why it is important to challenge stereotypes. Visitors at the table will be able to sign a pledge against stereotypes, share how they are fighting stereotypes at our video booth, as well as have their picture taken with the #NoType sign!

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

6:00 PM

OMSS: Conversations on Race

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invites the campus community to attend "Conversations on Race" - a campus dialogue series that will take place once a semester and will aim to address events, issues and trends surrounding race in our society. The main topics to be discussed are selected by the students from a pre-survey that is distributed campus-wide on Orgsync.

OMSS seeks to collaborate with faculty and student organizations to be a part of each discussion.

October Discussion
Tuesday, October 24th 6-7:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)

December Discussion
Tuesday, December 5th 6-7:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

6:00 PM

"Chingonas!" - Workshop

Join the Hispanic Student Organization, in collaboration with: Sigma Lambda Gamma, You Beautiful Black Women, and the Asian Student Organization as we present "Chingona!", an open-discussion workshop where we explore and discuss the advancement of minority women and what it means to be a Chingona.

This event will be located in the University Center room 211 and will be begin at 6 PM. All are encouraged and welcome to join the discussion.

This event is also co-sponsored by the Center for Latin@ Studies.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

5:00 PM

Native American Ghost Supper

Location: West Campus Community Center

The Circle of Tribal Nations and OMSS have scheduled a Native American Great Lakes traditional fall harvest feast meal officiated by local Native Americans to honor those who have died. Guests are welcome to bring a dish to pass, to honor loved ones who have passed on. We expect to have a traditional drum group to share songs and stories about these cultural traditions.

Contact the Circle of Tribal Nations at tribalbulldogs@gmail.com or their Advisor, Scott Herron, for more information, or OMSS Assistant Director Mike Wade, 231-591-5029, MichaelWade@ferris.edu

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

5:00 PM

OMSS Screening & Discussion: More Than A Word

http://morethanawordfilm.com/
2017 Native American Heritage Celebration
"More Than A Word" A film on Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington Redskins will be shown on Tuesday, November 7 from 5-7pm in FLITE 304.

The event is co-sponsored by the Circle of Tribal Nations. Film screening made possible in partnership with Media Education Foundation and FLITE.

About the film (70 minutes):

More Than A Word. More than mascots. More than stereotypes.
More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

6:00 PM

"Empire of Dreams" - Film Screening

Join the Hispanic Student Organization as we screen "Empire of Dreams" as part of our Latinx film series.

This film explores Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans arriving in the U.S. and the building of communities; especially in areas of South Florida, Los Angeles and New York.

The event will be located in IRC 120 and will begin at 6 p.m. All are welcome!

Monday, November 20th 2017

5:00 PM

Native American Heritage Month Thanksgiving Celebration

The 2017 featured presentation "A Native Thanksgiving Celebration" will take place Monday, November 20 at 5 p.m. in University Center 202. The event will include a feast, guest speaker, and more details to be announced.

Sponsored by the Circle of Tribal Nations and the Office of Multicultural Student Services as a part of the 2017 Native American Heritage Month Celebration.

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

6:00 PM

OMSS: Conversations on Race

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invites the campus community to attend "Conversations on Race" - a campus dialogue series that will take place once a semester and will aim to address events, issues and trends surrounding race in our society. The main topics to be discussed are selected by the students from a pre-survey that is distributed campus-wide on Orgsync.

OMSS seeks to collaborate with faculty and student organizations to be a part of each discussion.

October Discussion
Tuesday, October 24th 6-7:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)

December Discussion
Tuesday, December 5th 6-7:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)