Stephen F. Austin State University

OMA Calendar of Events

2014-2015 Multicultural Affairs Calendar of Events

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

FALL 2014

AUGUST

August 27 (Wed.): DRUMMING UP DIVERSITY WITH DRUM CAFÉ

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 5-6pm (Reservation Required) & 7-9pm (No Reservation Necessary)

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in a community celebration (Drum Circle) using drums and instruments from many cultures around the world. No experience is necessary to participate and ALL are welcomed. Join Drum Café as they bring rhythm to East Texas!

August 28 (Thurs.): AKWAABA WELCOME RECEPTION

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6-8pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is hosting a welcome reception for first year and transfer students. During this event you will have the opportunity to meet faculty who are dedicated to your success at SFA. It takes a whole village to raise a child, and the SFA community wants to welcome you to that village. Light Refreshments served.

August 28 (Thurs.): ASO'S AFRICAN CARNIVAL

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza (Yard), 7-9pm

The African Student Organization (ASO) will host an African-style Carnival in the Yard.

SEPTEMBER

September 11 (Thurs.): WE ARE ALL AMERICAN

Location & Time: TBD

Join the Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA) as we welcome you to our annual September 11th event, 'We Are All American.' The program will be focused on the important topics of respecting diversity and celebrating our differences.

September 16 (Tues.): ROCK THE VOTE: OUR PART IN DEMOCRACY

Location & Time: BPSC Theater, 6-8pm

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host the event titled 'Rock the Vote: Our Part in Democracy.' This event will be to inform students of new voter registration laws and how they are unfair to the poor and minority population. We will interactively discuss the importance of voting and having a voice in society as a young person. At the event we will be registering voters in light of the General Election in November.

September 17 (Wed.): HELPING STUDENT ATHLETES SUCCEED

Location & Time: BPSC Theater, 7:30-9pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is honored to host the SFA Athletic Department. Drs. Sam Copeland & LaChelle Waller will discuss their experience as student-athletes and how they utilized their college experience to excel academically and professionally.

September 18 (Thurs.): LATINO HERITAGE MONTH KICK-OFF

Location & Time: TBD, 7:00-8pm

The Organization of Latin Americans (OLA) will host their annual Latino Heritage Month Kick-Off

September 18 (Thurs.): ASO TALENT SHOW

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 8:00-10:30pm

The African Student Organization (ASO) will host their annual Talent Show.

September 25 (Thurs.): FALL STEP SHOW

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7:00

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Office of Student Engagement, and Greek Life as we bring to you the SFA Fall Step Show! You will be entertained by incredible performances from members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), SFA Panhellenic Association, and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)!

OCTOBER

October 9 (Thurs.): KLEZMER MUSIC PERFORMANCE PERFORMED BY RABBI NEAL KATZ AND HIS BAND

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7-9pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the Organization for Faith, Education, and Community, and the SFA School of Social Work as we continue to celebrate DIVERSITY! Rabbi Neal Katz and his Klezmer band will be performing fun, exciting, and rhythmic Jewish folk music! Come out, enjoy the performance and expand your musical experience!

October 27 (Mon.): STATE OF THE STUDENT UNION ADDRESS

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza (Yard), 12pm

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) & Student Government Association (SGA) present the State of the Union Address. The Student Body President, Mr. 'Marquice Hobbs, will briefly discuss SGA updates that are pertinent to the student body and will initiate a call to action for students to get more involved with SGA and all orgs.
The NAACP President will briefly address the Black student population and the things needed to further the equality around the nation which starts directly with the students.

October 27 (Mon.): STATE OF THE STUDENT UNION BANQUET

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7pm

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) & Student Government Association (SGA) will elaborate on the topics discussed during the 'State of the Student Union Address.'

October 29 (Wed.): DAY OF THE DEAD/REMEMBRANCE

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza (Yard), 7pm

The Asian Culture Club (ACC), Organization of Latin Americans (OLA), and The African Student Organization (ASO) will collaborate to bring you an exciting event focused on educating the SFA community about how various cultures honor those who have passed.

NOVEMBER

November 3-5 (Mon., Tues. & Wed.): TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION

Location & Time: BPSC Theater, 7:30-9pm

The Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA) and 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, genocide and suicide to name a few. The Tunnel of Oppression is a very enlightening and eye-opening experience that should not be missed.

November 11 (Tues.): I AM… A TRIBUTE TO BLACK LEGENDS

Location & Time: BPSC Theater, 6:30

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) presents 'I Am...A Tribute to Black Legends.' This event will recognize individuals on campus who do substantial work in and for the Black community; tying their commitment to those who paved the way for Blacks in history in realms such as art, business, civil rights and etc.

November 13 (Thurs.): DANZA CHIKAWA AZTEC DANCE PERFORMANCE

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7-9pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as we bring to you a traditional Aztec dance performance by Danza Chikawa Dance! Danza Chikawa Dance has performed throughout Texas and will be gracing us with their presence. Danza Chikawa Dance is an educational and cultural organization that promotes the knowledge and awareness of Native American roots through their Native dances and traditions.

November 18 (Tues.): TRIBAL TALK

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7-9pm

The African Student Organization (ASO) will host an event titled 'Tribal Talk' which will discuss the irrationality of individuals who believe that Africa is a country and not a continent.

November 20 (Thurs.): PHO FEST

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza (Yard), 7pm

The Asian Culture Club (ACC) will be selling their delicious homemade Pho on the Yard.

November 24 (Mon.): 50 SHADES

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

The NAACP, African Student Organization (ASO) and Asian Culture Club (ACC) will come together to discuss and dispel stereotypes about their cultures. This event seeks to unify people from different cultures and races and emphasize the importance of the statement which is that 'we all have a common purpose and goal.'

DECEMBER

December 8-12 (Mon. - Fri.): FINALS WEEK

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JANUARY

January 29 (Thurs.): OMA: MLK CELEBRATION

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

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. A keynote address by an original Freedom Rider, Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., who was also appointed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr . to be national program administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was will conclude the celebration.
Admission: $5 admission for Faculty/Staff/Community Member
$3 admission for Students
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: business casual

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning January 12th

January 31 (Sat.): 1st OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS DIVERSITY CONFERENCE

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

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) presents the 1st 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.