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IU Northwest announces Winter/Spring 2006 Diversity Programming Series

As an integral part of IU Northwest’s commitment to provide diverse educational opportunities, the IU Northwest Diversity Programming Series (DPS) has announced its’ Winter/Spring 2006 schedule. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place on the IU Northwest campus from January through April.

IU Northwest recognizes diversity as a broad term which includes racial, ethnic, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and much more. Through these educational and cultural events, the campus community, as well as all members of the northwest Indiana region, has the opportunity to broaden their exposure to a variety of speakers, exhibits, performances and activities.

Events are sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity, Student Activities Board, Student Activities Fund Trustees, IU Foundation and various faculty and student groups.

For more information on any event listed, please contact Jennifer Potter, Office of Diversity and Equity, at 219-981-6705 or email jerpotte@iun.edu.
January

15

Dream Walker  - Martin Luther King Day Celebration
James Chapmyn combines music and poetry in this moving one-man dramatization of every man's struggle for purpose
4-6 p.m., Tamarack Hall Theatre
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Special Events. Click here for more information.

20

Women’s Studies Book and Film Club
5-7 p.m., Savannah Center Auditorium
For schedule please contact Women’s Studies at 219-980-6680.

   
February  
2 Landon Turner Book Signing
IU Northwest RedHawks Men’s Basketball vs. Moody Bible
Landon Turner to give remarks at half-time
5-7 p.m. - Book Signing
7 p.m. - Game Tip-off
8 Shoshanna Johnson, Iraq War POW, on “Freedom Isn’t Free”
5:30 – 9 p.m., Tamarack Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
13 Reshaping of the Given Form Exhibit Opening (various artists)
Runs February 13 - March 10
Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
Co-sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.
17 Reshaping of the Given Form Performance
12-2 p.m., Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
Co-sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.
21 Women’s Business Expo
12-2 p.m., Library Conference Center 105A
Co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies and the Women's Studies Student Association.
23 Afeni Shakur, Actress/Activist
(Mother of Tupac Shakur, Rap Artist)
5-10 p.m. Tamarack Hall Theatre
Co-sponsored by the Department of Minority Studies, Student Activities Board, and Black Student Union.
24 Reshaping of the Given Form Demonstration
12-2 p.m. Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
Co-sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.
   
March  
1

First Annual Hip Hop Summit & Conference
6-11 p.m. Savannah Center Auditorium and Lobby
Co-sponsored the Department of Minority Studies, the Black Student Union, and ALMA student organizations.

2

Reshaping of the Given Form Lecture
12-2 p.m. SC Gallery
Co-sponsored by Department of Fine Arts.

2

Mary Mahoney Lecture and Luncheon
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Savannah Center Auditorium
Co-sponsored the School of Nursing.

7

Celebrating our Students Luncheon
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Library Conference Center 105 A
Co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies.

7

Health Care Disparities
With guest speaker, Beverly Coleman Miller, M.D.
7 p.m. Lecture, Savannah Center Auditorium
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Reception, Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, Department Women’s Studies, IU School of Medicine-Northwest, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Pre-professional Studies Club, and the Public Affairs Club.

8-9 Foreign Languages Week – Foreign Languages Film Festival
12-3 p.m., Hawthorn Hall 469
Co-sponsored by the Foreign Languages Club and Department of Modern Languages.
20 Polish Pilgrimage Exhibit Opening – Chicago to Northwest Indiana Shrines
Runs March 20-April 14
Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art.
22 Artist’s Reception - Polish Pilgrimage Exhibit – Chicago to Northwest Indiana Shrines
12-2 p.m., Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
Co-sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.
23 Lectures in Race & Ethnicity
6-10 p.m., Savannah Center Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Department of Minority Studies.
   
April 2006  
4 Angela Johnson, African-American Author of Children and Young Adult Fiction
5:30 – 7 p.m., Savannah Center Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Women’s Studies and Spirits Magazine.
11 Women’s Studies Book and Film Club
12 noon, Savannah Center 207
For schedule please contact Women’s Studies at (219) 980-6680
Co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies.
18 Gary, Indiana’s First One Hundred Years, 1906-2006 - Lecture & Reception
4-9 p.m., Savannah Center Auditorium & Lobby
Funding provided by a donation from the IU Foundation.

  
Published:

01-09-2006

Media Contact:

Alisha Throckmartin
OMC
219-981-4242
athrockm@iun.edu
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