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2013-2014 Multicultural Affairs Calendar of Events

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

SPRING 2014

JANUARY

January 14 (Tues.): OMA Open House, 11am-2pm, the BPSC Spirit Lounge

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in an open house showcasing our services and programs for the Spring 2014 semester. The Organization of Latin Americans, Fashion N' Motion, NAACP, Lumberjack Cultural Association, and African Student Organization will also be presenting their Spring 2014 programs and membership opportunities.

January 16 (Thurs.): Big Event & Lumberjack Cultural Association: Hot Cocoa in the Yard, 11a-2pm, The Yard

Big Event and Lumberjack Cultural Association invite all SFA students for hot cocoa on the yard. This event is a promotional event welcoming students to participate in the annual MLK Day of Service hosted by the Big Event committee and Lumberjack Cultural Association.

January 20 (Mon.): OMA & Big Event: MLK Day of Service, Meeting at 12pm, BPSC Grand Ballroom

Come out and join your peers in giving back to the Nacogdoches community. Bring a helping hand and wear clothes and shoes you can get dirty. Participants will receive a Free T-Shirt!

Pre-registration is highly recommended and can be done here

January 22 (Wed.): Conscious Speaker Series (Mr. Gregg Powell), 5pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

More information cam be found here

January 23 (Thurs.): Conscious Speaker Series (Dr. Joshua Joseph), 12pm, BPSC Multimedia Room

More information cam be found here

January 23 (Thurs.): OMA: MLK Celebration, 7pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

The Office of Multicultural Affairs 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 Rev. Dr. Joshua Joseph 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 can be purchased here

FEBRUARY

February 3 (Mon.): NAACP: Star Search, 7pm, BPSC Grand Ballroom

Come out and support your fellow students as they perform their various talents live on-stage and compete for a prize.

February 4 (Tues.): African Student Organization: Shake that Africa Dance Workshop, 7pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance? Well the African Student Organization is sponsoring a Dance Workshop that will teach you how to dance African Style!
The Workshop will be led by Houston based cultural dance company, KoumanKe'le' African Dance & Drum Ensemble, a dynamic and energetic performance troupe that presents traditional West, South, and Congolese African Dance and culture and its transitions in this country.

February 6 (Thurs.): OMA AXcel Mentoring Program: Wellness Panel, 7pm, BPSC Tiered Room

This wellness panel will address ways to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Come hear from various campus resources about how they can help you live well on a student budget and schedule. Presented by the AXcel Mentoring Program and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event aims to educate students on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

February 10 (Mon.): NAACP & OMA: Why Don't We Know Our History?, 7pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

The NAACP and the Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the SFA community to a program that discusses the intricate topic of African Americans and their history. The important question of, 'Why don't young African Americans know their history?' will be one of the questions explored as well as other frequently discussed topics pertaining to African Americans and their history.
Panelists: Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, Dr. Court Carney, Dr. Nedra Washington, Mr. Marquice Hobbs, & Ms. Ash-Lo Turner

February 11 (Tues.): NAACP, Mental Health Program: 7pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

Come join the NAACP in a discussion about the stigma placed on Mental Heath by the African American community and the importance of removing the stigma.

February 13 (Tues.): NAACP & Fashion N' Motion: Connections, 7pm, BPSC Grand Ballroom

February 20 (Thurs.) Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey & OMA: Is Sex Really B.A.D.D.?, 6:30pm, Kennedy Auditorium

February 25 (Tues.): Conscious Speaker Series (Ms. Jes "Militant" Baker), 12pm, BPSC Multimedia Room

More information cam be found here

February 25 (Tues.): OMA: Change Your World, Not Your Body featuring Ms. Jes "Militant" Baker, 7pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

As part of Love Your Genes Week, The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents an evening program titled "Change your World, Not your Body" featuring Ms. Jes "Militant" Baker. Ms. Baker is a fat advocate known for her fiery open letter in response to Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO Mike Jeffries' remarks regarding who the company markets to, in this case the "cool kids." She uses her blog to "support, contribute and join with other women that also challenge the status quo through their thoughts, lifestyles and self-acceptance."

February 27 (Thurs.): Lumberjack Cultural Association: Chocolate Affair, 7pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

Hosted by the Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA), The Chocolate Affair is a night to celebrate the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. Guests will partake of light refreshments including a chocolate fountain and chocolate punch while listening to performers sing, recite original poetry and spoken word. The Chocolate Affair is a free event and guests must reserve their seats.

MARCH

March 2 (Sun.): NAACP & OMA: NAACP Gala, 7pm, BPSC Grand Ballroom

Come join the NAACP and OMA at the NAACP Gala where we will be celebrating the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education through music, dance, and an amazing keynote speaker, Pastor Mia K. Wright.
Tickets for the Gala can be purchased here.

March 3 (Mon.): OMA & Gender Studies Club: Vagina Monologues, 7pm, Turner Auditorium

In honor of International Women's Day, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Gender Studies Club 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.

March 4 (Tues.): Conscious Speaker Series (Dr. Dianne Dentice), 12pm, BPSC Tiered Room

More information cam be found here

March 25 (Tues.): OMA: To Be Or Not To Be A Lawyer? A Law School Panel, 7pm, BPSC Theater

The Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes all SFA students to a panel conversation about law school. Panelists include lawyers from different practicing law firms and areas. Panelists have also studied at varying Texas and U.S. law school.
Panelists:
-Reynaldo Morin, The Law Office of Reynaldo Morin PLLC, Nacogdoches TX (Marquette University Alum)
-Lauren Gaston, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lufkin TX (Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas Tech Alum)
-Adrian Flores, San Antonio TX (St. Mary's University Alum)
-Rachael Airen, Assistant District Attorney, Tyler, TX (Texas Tech Alum)

March 27 (Thurs.): Fashion N' Motion: Project Red Fashion Show, 7pm, BPSC Grand Ballroom

Come out and enjoy Fashion N' Motion's annual Project Red Fashion Show. You will be left in awe and amazement by the beautiful, alluring, and magnificent Fashion Show!

OMA DIVERSITY WEEK- MARCH 31 - APRIL 4

APRIL

April 7 (Mon.): OMA AXcel Mentoring Program: SFA Alumni Panel, 7pm, Location TBD

The Office of Multicultural Affairs AXcel Mentoring Program presents a panel of alumni who have graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. The alumni will talk about their experiences as SFA alumni and how they have utilized the Lumberjack network post-graduation.

April 7 (Mon.): African Student Organization: Condom Sense, 7pm, LAN 102

As part of ASO Week, please join the African Student Organization for a presentation and open conversation about the importance of being knowledgeable about sex.

April 8 (Tues.): African Student Organization: Taste of Africa, 12pm, The Yard

April 8 (Tues.): OMA: A Village Called Versailles (Film Viewing and Discussion w/ the Emmy Nominated Director, Mr. Leo Chiang), 7pm, BPSC Theater

The Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes Emmy nominated and award winning director Leo Chiang in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. Mr. Leo Chiang will be presenting his film, "A Village Called Versailles" followed by a discussion about his experience in directing the film, as well as his college experiences as an Asian American college student.
A Village Called Versailles: In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. 'A Village Called Versailles' is the empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.

April 9 (Wed.): Conscious Speaker Series (Mr. Leo Chiang), 12pm, BPSC Tiered Room

More information cam be found here

April 9 (Wed.): African Student Organization: Back 2 Africa, 7pm, Kennedy Auditorium

Back 2 Africa is a program that promotes the beauty that is the African culture through skits, music, dance, and fashion. You will be entertained and will leave the event more knowledgeable about the African culture.

April 23 (Wed.): OMA BBQ, 5pm, SFA Rec Center

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will have a BBQ at the SFA Rec Center to celebrate the end of the school year! Please join us as we enjoy some delicious food!

FALL 2013

AUGUST

28 (Wed) 7pm / BPSC Twilight Ballroom - Drumming up Diversity-John Scalici

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs

29 (Thurs) 5:30pm / BPSC Spirit Lounge- "Akwaaba" - Welcome to SFA!

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs

SEPTEMBER

11 (Wed) 7pm / BPSC Twilight Ballroom - We Are All American

Sponsored by: Lumberjack Cultural Association

12 (Wed) 7pm / Kennedy Auditorium - Amateur Night at the Apollo

Sponsored by: RealMatter Productions

17 (Tues) 7pm / BPSC Grand Ballroom - The Show

Sponsored by: African Student Organization

18 (Wed) 7pm / BPSC Grand Ballroom - Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Sponsored by: Organization of Latin Americans

24 (Tues) 7pm / BPSC Regent's B - Shoe Summit

Sponsored by: Fashion N' Motion

25 (Wed) 5pm / BPSC Movie Theater- First-Generation Film and Discussion

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs

OCTOBER

2 (Wed) 5:30pm / SFA: East College Cafeteria - Taste of Latin America

Sponsored by: Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity Inc.

8 (Tues) 7pm / BPSC Regent's B - Inspirations Across the World

Sponsored by: Fashion N' Motion

10 (Thurs) 7pm / BPSC TBD - Loteria Night

Sponsored by: Organization of Latin Americans

16 (Wed) 10am / Intramural Fields - Battle of the Orgs - Flag Football Tournament

Sponsored by: RealMatter Productions

17 (Thurs) 7pm / BPSC Twilight Ballroom - Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker - Dr. Noé Romo

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Organization of Latin Americans

23 (Wed) 7pm / BPSC Grand Ballroom - Noche Latina

Sponsored by: Organization of Latin Americans

24 (Thurs) 7pm / BPSC Regent's B - Celebrating Native American Culture - Dr. Joe Watkins

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs

31 (Thurs.) 7pm/ BPSC Grand Ballroom - 7

Sponsored by: Fashion 'n' Motion

NOVEMBER

4 & 5 (Mon-Tues) 6-10pm / BPSC Theater - Tunnel of Oppression

Sponsored by: Lumberjack Cultural Association and The Office of Multicultural Affairs

13 (Wed) 7pm / BPSC Twilight Ballroom - 50 Shades

Sponsored by: African Student Organization and The NAACP

17 (Sun) 7pm / Kennedy Auditorium - Hunk Pageant

Sponsored by: RealMatter Productions

19 (Tues) 7pm / BPSC Grand Ballroom - Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show

Sponsored by: The NAACP and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

20 (Wed) 7pm / BPSC Tiered Room - Graduate School Panel

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs

DECEMBER

2-6 (Mon-Fri) - Dead Week

9-13 (Mon-Fri) - Finals Week