OMA In The News
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that college freshmen are more diverse than the nation as a whole because of the diversity of younger generations and a greater focus by colleges on developing diverse enrollments.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs started their Native American Heritage Month event series by hosting a kickoff dinner on Tuesday at the Mileti Alumni Center.
In the midst of police brutality and gun violence, the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Ethnic Student Center and the Office of Residence Life’s SMART Program hosts Real Talk with Real Cops.
The Second Annual Latino Arts Extravaganza displays the history of Latino culture through the compositions of music and dance.
Providing safe spaces for students has been the essential part of inclusivity at the University.
The first ever University faculty/staff homecoming king and queen both hail from the Office of Admissions. Cerita Fowler, senior admissions counselor, and Van Wright, assistant vice provost for strategic enrollment, were crowned with the titles Tuesday night.
Students at the University witnessed Oreo races, poetry, live music
and drag performances in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom on Thursday night.
These activities were part of the University’s annual Big Gay Welcome,
an event which introduces LGBT students to the resources and
organizations available to them.
Students at the University witnessed Oreo races, poetry, live music and drag performances in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom on Thursday night. These activities were part of the University’s annual Big Gay Welcome, an event which introduces LGBT students to the resources and organizations available to them.
On Jan. 18, University students, staff and other faculty members participated in the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Last year, 721 volunteers went out to 45 challenge sites and completed 2,648 hours of service, according to the University’s MLK Jr. Service Learning website. This year, 715 people volunteered and 1,909 service hours were completed.
With the holidays in full swing, many students may be aware of the
traditions of Christmas and other holidays. However, not many students
may know the traditions and culture of the African American holiday,
A panel of six University and Bowling Green Police Department (BGPD) police officers discussed how they plan to foster a better relationship with students and the University on Tuesday. The event, which was held in the Union theatre at 6 p.m., was co-sponsored by the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs Ethnic Study Center and the Office of Residence Life SMART Program.
With the upcoming national election gaining media attention every week, conversations about political diversity issues are growing on campus. The Office of Multicultural Affairs continued their Ethnic Student Center Dialogue Monday evening by dissecting how the Latino community is affected by their elected officials. The programming also looks to celebrate Latino Heritage Month here at the University.
Big Gay Welcome started off the year on stage with drag performances, poetry readings and heartfelt awareness to the violence that specifically surrounds trans woman of color on Thursday, Sept. 3. The event was hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and hosted by Chris Lanton and Nadia Alzamami in the Union Ballroom. Music was provided by DJ Sage and food by University catering services.
On Wednesday night, the Office of Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with the New Student Organization (a first-year program) put together a talent show focusing on the diverse nature of Bowling Green’s community.
Wes Hall speaks at 16th annual Black Issues Conference, hosts 16 different topics for students, faculty
While the future of the issues conferences may be still unknown, the 16th annual Black Issues Conference [BIC] went on as scheduled Saturday and was the best yet, said the associate director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs [OMA] and chair of the Black Issues Conference planning committee Sheila Brown.
Four Chinese acrobats perform different stunts for community members at the Bowling Green Middle School
On Dec. 6, the Bowling Green community, faculty and staff came together to view a performance never experienced before in Bowling Green, the Chinese Acrobats. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the program was held at Bowling Green Middle School at 7 p.m. Krishna Han-Frey, assistant director for Diversity Education Programs, was the coordinator of the event.
Before third year ethnic studies major Gregory Harrison came to the University, he didn’t know much about Kwanzaa. He attended the 16th annual Kwanzaa Celebration during his first year and has been celebrating it every year since.
There are nearly 200 countries on Earth and Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs Krishna Han has not visited all of them, but he seems to be well on his way. Han grew up in Cambodia and was an undergrad in the country before moving to Japan, where he received his master’s and Ph.D. He then came to the United States to reunite with his family and finally relocated to Bowling Green, where he originally worked on a local political campaign to rid of a discriminatory law.
Those interested in issues of social justice, immigration and both the LGBTQ+ and Latino communities were given a venue to voice their opinions at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on Thursday. The 21st Latino Issues Conference, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Latino Student Union, took place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both Lenhart Grand Ballrooms and the Multipurpose Room.
University’s Ethnic Student Center, consisting of students and faculty, talk about national issues every Wednesday at 5 p.m.
In part one of a discussion series put on by the University’s Ethnic Student Center, students and faculty met Wednesday, Sept. 10 to discuss the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri this past month. Derron Borders, graduate coordinator for multicultural education in the office of Multicultural Affairs, hopes students were able to come with an open mind.
Kelli Jordan was one of the many students that attended the 6th Annual Multicultural Talent Showcase Wednesday night. She loves attending talent shows and was excited for the different talents that were going to be performed. Planning the talent show in the late spring, Shelia Brown, the showcase coordinator said the Office of Multicultural Affairs didn’t have a lot of time to piece together the talent show but they were all able to come together to figure out different events to give students a diverse array of things to do.