Stephen F. Austin State University

OMA Calendar of Events

2016-2017 Office of Multicultural Affairs Calendar of Events

AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER| DECEMBER | JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH| APRIL | MAY

FALL 2016

AUGUST

August 31 (Wed.): OMA Picnic

Location & Time: Campus Rec Courtyard, 6pm

Come join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as we bring to you the OMA Picnic! You will be entertained by incredible performances and great company. This is a great opportunity to engage with a diverse group of students and make new friends!!

September 15 (Thurs.): Hispanic Heritage Month - Noche de Gala

Location & Time: Twilight Ballroom, 7-9pm

Keynote Speaker: TBA
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the Hispanic- Latino/a Heritage Month in style. Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Latino diverse culture while listening to an outstanding Latino speaker and enjoying Latino music and performances that showcase the beauty and diversity of the Hispanic-Latino culture.
Admission: $7 admission for Faulty/Staff/Community Member
$5 admission for Students
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: Dress to impress

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 11th

OCTOBER

October 12 (Wed.): Embracing Diversity

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7pm

Keynote Speaker: TBA
Come join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in educating the SFA campus about the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women in our society.

NOVEMBER

November 3 (Thurs.): Step Show

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7pm-10pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA community to show support to their favorite Greek Sorority and Fraternity as members of NHPC and MGC showcase their talent through Greek stepping.

November 7-10 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.): Tunnel of Oppression

Location & Time: BPSC Theatre, 6-9pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) present the Tunnel of Oppression. The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past, the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, to genocide and suicide, just to name a few. The Tunnel of Oppression is a very enlightening and eye-opening experience that should not be missed.

November 15 (Tues.): Native American Heritage Month

Location & Time: BPSC Theatre, 7-9pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) presents Native American Heritage Month. This event will shed light on the Native American history and culture. As well as, pay tribute to the Native American people, their hero's and leaders.

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DECEMBER

December 1(Thurs): OMA Banquet

Location & Time: Twilight Ballroom, 7-9pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will like to celebrate all their student leaders, student ambassadors, and graduating OMA students. Please complete the Kente Cloth application if you are an OMA student who is graduating this Fall semester. The Deadline to apply is November 18, 2016.
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SPRING 2016

JANUARY

January 18 (Mon.): MLK DAY OF SERVICE

Check-In Location & Time: TBD, 11am

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Leadership & Service as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back to our community. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not a day of selfishness but of selflessness. Please join us as we focus on truly honoring Dr. King's legacy by helping others.

SIGN-UP LINK COMING SOON!

January 30 (Sat.): 2nd ANNUAL OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS DIVERSITY CONFERENCE

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, Registration Begins at 8am

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) presents the Annual Office of Multicultural Affairs Diversity Conference. The Diversity Conference seeks to provide a platform for the SFA Community to celebrate a common purpose which is to discuss and celebrate diversity.

FEBRUARY

February 18 (Thurs.): 3rd ANNUAL MLK CELEBRATION

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pamela McCauley
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. SFA students and community members will present poetry, music, and art as they rejoice together in spirit.
Admission: $7 admission for Faculty/Staff/Community Member
$5 admission for Students
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: business casual

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning February 2nd

February 25 (Thurs.): BLACK EXCELLENCE

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom 7pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as we celebrate Black History Month in style! There will be music, dancing, and poetry!

MARCH

March 1 (Tues.): VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs present Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues is a national program promoting V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

APRIL

April 7 (Thurs.): BANDAN KORO AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the SFA and Nacogdoches communities to a enjoy a traditional, energetic, and simply incredible African Dance Performance by Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble!
You can learn more about Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble HERE

April 12 (Tues.): OMA PEACE MEAL

Location & Time: Yellow House, 6pm

Keynote Speaker: TBD
The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the students, faculty, staff, and Nacogdoches Community Members to the Annual OMA Peace Meal. This is an event where participants will have the opportunity to break bread and engage in dialogue with a diverse community.

April 26 (Tues.): OMA Banquet & Kente Cloth Ceremony

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6p

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will like to celebrate all their student leaders, student ambassadors, and graduating OMA students.
Please complete the Kente Cloth application if you are an OMA student who is graduating this spring semester. The Deadline to apply is APRIL 8, 2016 https://forms.sfasu.edu/multicultural/kente-cloth.asp