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You’re Invited: Soul Food Cafe  February 11th, 2011

On Wednesday, February 23rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm UHDS will host “Soul Food Cafe:  A Journey through Culture and Cuisine” at McNary Dining Center. Soul Food Cafe celebrates Black History Month and is one of several “Journeys through Culture and Cuisine” that UHDS has hosted over the last few years. It will feature slow smoked Virginia ham, Southern Fried Chicken, Tofu Creole, Collard Greens, Fried Okra, Bananas Foster, and homemade New Orleans -Style Beignets.

Each of these cultural events is an outgrowth of our Diversity Initiative which is a multi-faceted approach to creating communities that are open, caring, and supportive of students from all cultures.  As a department, our Diversity Initiative is aspirational.  We know we have more work to do to create inclusive environments, but we are dedicated and committed to the journey and we ask the rest of the campus community to join us and support us as we travel on our journey.

Working with our campus partners brings great energy to these events and I appreciate everyone’s involvement.  Come join us for at McNary Dining Center for Soul Food Café and mellow out to the blues of the Ty Curtis Band.

A Taste of the Indian Ocean: Insight into Journey through Culture and Cuisine  November 1st, 2010

On Wednesday, November 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm UHDS will host “A Taste of the Indian Ocean:  A Journey through Culture and Cuisine at Marketplace West. A Taste of the Indian Ocean celebrates international week on campus and is one of several “Journeys through Culture and Cuisine” that UHDS has hosted over the last few years. It will feature foods from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and East Africa. 

Each of these cultural events is an outgrowth of our Diversity Initiative which is a multi-faceted approach to creating communities that are open, caring and supportive of students from all cultures.  Read the rest of this entry »

Lizeth–Only A Week Away  June 10th, 2010

Hello everyone!

I am only a week away from summer and I know some of you are already enjoying the rays of the sun and relaxing without any homework or papers to write. It is still surreal to me that school is ending in a week and I will have completed my first year of college! During these past few weeks I have had so much to get done, but I also have attended some great events. First, I had the opportunity to participate in Habitat for Humanity, where we volunteered to help this program finish some tasks they had. This was a great opportunity because not only did it help me bond with my supervisors and peers, but also we helped people who needed our assistance. Another event I attended was, “Noche de gala.” This was an event to award many Latinos on their achievements throughout the year, but before they gave out awards they had traditional Mexican music and food for enjoyment. After all of these events and fun times with great people, it has now come the time to start looking for a new home. As of right now my roommates and I are looking for a place to live next year and it so hard to find an apartment, because many places will not start showing their apartments until school is out. Looking for a new place comes with so many emotions that I never thought I would have because I didn’t realize the attachment I had to my dorm and the friends/neighbors I created in the Finley Hall. Next year is going to be so different and it still hasn’t sunk in that I won’t be seeing these people everyday and I won’t be able to just walk down the hall and be able to socialize or study with them. When I leave here I will truly feel as if I am leaving something great behind, but at the same time I am excited for the new adventure with my new roommates. This year has been such a blast and the ending is bitter sweet for me because even though I can not wait until this week is over, I will not see my new friends for months and they are like my second family. Living in the dorms has helped me create this new family and I think everyone should have this experience and opportunity. Also, living in the dorms your first year gives you the comfort and knowledge of where everything is located on campus. I have had so many experiences this year I don’t know if I could pick a favorite memory to share with all of you, but I will say that one my favorites memories was going snowboarding with my friends I made through a program here on campus known as the college assistance migrant program (CAMP). Through that I found a new sport I really enjoy and became closer with my peers in CAMP. Well I hope that everyone has an awesome summer and that Oregon State becomes your school of choice!

Lizeth Ochoa

CRF Diversity Events Calendar–June 1-8  May 27th, 2010

Diversity Fun Fact

Did You Know…?

  • June 19th stands today by African Americans as Juneteenth Day.  Juneteenth Day is the name given to Emancipation Day which began in the early 1860’s.  It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of servitude.

Tuesday, June 1st

  • Free Stress Free Massages and Manicures 12:30-3:30 @ Native American Longhouse
  • GLEE Night 9pm-12 @ Pride Center

Thursday, April 8th

  • Bites With Beth 11:30-1 @ Pride Center
  • Dead Week Feast 5-7 @ Asian Pacific Cultural Center
  • Stitch n’ Bitch 5 @ Women’s Center

CRF Events Calendar–May 21-29  May 21st, 2010

Friday, May 21st

  • Black Comedy Show; 7pm @ LaSells Stewart Center

Monday, May 24th

  • Black Hair Care Day; 6pm at the Black Cultural Center
  • End of Year celebration; 6-8 pm @ MU Ballroom

Tuesday, May 25th

  • Gospel Concert; 7:30pm @ First Methodist Church
  • Got Debt? Student Loans and Debt Management; 6:30pm MU 212
  • Glee; 9pm @ Pride Center
  • Women’s Social Hour; 4-5:30 @ Women’s Center

Wednesday, May 26th

  • The Role of Social Support in Overcoming Obstacles to Abortion Access; Oregon Women Tell Their Stories; 11am @ Women’s Center
  • Volunteer Meetings; 2-3pm @ Pride Center

Thursday, May 27th

  • Divine Nine Step Show Yard Fest; 12pm @ BCC
  • Stitch n Bitch; 6:30 in MU 212
  • Bites With Beth; 11:30am @ Pride Center
  • Delta Phi Omega Sorority Inc. Birthday Party; 6:30-8pm @ Asian & Pacific Cultural Center

Friday, May 28th

  • Black Comedy Show; 7pm @ LaSells Stewart Center

Saturday, May 29th

  • 8th Annual Divine Nine Step Show; 3pm @ LaSells Stewart Center (tickets $10 with Student ID)

CRF Diversity Calendar, May 10-14  May 10th, 2010

Monday, May 10th

  • Lei Day 10am @ Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
  • Lube Trifecta-Music in The Quad; 12-2pm @ MU Quad
  • LGBTQQIAAPPO2S- BBQ; Queer In the Quad; 12-1:30 pm @ MU Quad
  • Coming Out 101; 2-3pm @ MU 208
  • Queer Sex 101; 5-6 MU 208
  • Pride Center Slumber Party; 8pm-12am @ Pride

Tuesday, May 11th

  • Exploring the Biological Basis of Sexual Orientation; 1-2pm @ MU 206
  • LGBTQQIAAP…WTF; 3-4pm@ MU 208
  • Families Alike; 5:30-7:30pm @ MU 206
  • SOL Ice Cream Social; 7-8pm @ MU 208

Wednesday, May 12th

  • Dialogue on Sexuality Identity Development in Queer Community; 12- 1:30pm @ MU 206
  • Queer Astrology 101; 2-3pm @ MU 208
  • GI Corvallis; 4-5pm @ MU 206
  • Drag ‘n Dine; 5:30-7:30pm @ Arnold Gold Room
  • Out in The Halls; 8-9pm @ Bloss Hall
  • Spring Clothes Swap; 12-4pm @ MU Brick Mall

Thursday, May 13th

  • Living in the Margins: Bisexuality in America; 11:30-1pm @ MU 206
  • First Annual Queer Mind Spa; 2-5pm @ CAPS Mind Spa
  • Drag Racing; 2-3pm @ MU Quad
  • Olympic Athletes: Competing With Gender; 5-6:30pm @ Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
  • Trans Film Show; 7-9pm @ Darkside Cinema
  • Dehumanizing Fronteras; 7-9pm @ Club Escape
  • Stitch N Bitch; 5pm @ Women’s Center
  • Black Athlete Discussion Panel 6pm @ BCC
  • Spring Clothes Swap; 12-4pm @ MU Brick Mall

Friday, May 14th

  • Spring Drag Show; 8-10pm @ MU Ballroom

CRF Events Calendar (5/3-5/6)–4.29.2010  April 29th, 2010

Monday, May 3rd

  • APA Kick Off – 10am-3pm @ Mu Quad

Tuesday, May 4th

  • GLEE – 9pm @ Pride Center
  • Getting To America – 5-7pm @ Asian and Pacific Cultural Center

Wednesday, May 5th

  • Salmon Bake – 12:30 -3pm @ Native American Longhouse
  • Stitch ‘n’ Bitch – 5pm @  Women’s Center
  • Purepecha Session – 5pm @ Centro Cultural César Chávez
  • APASU Culture Shock – 7-9pm @ MU Ballroom

Thursday, May 6th

  • Feminist Fair 2010: Speak Out! Feminist Voices for a Just World – 10am-4pm @ MU Quad

CRF Diversity Events Calendar  April 22nd, 2010

Monday, April 26th

  • The Skee Week Kickoff 1:08 pm @ Black Cultural Center
  • Glee Night 9:00pm @ Pride Center
  • Money Matters 6:30pm @ MU 208

Tuesday, April 27th

  • What is Danza? 2pm-3: 30 @ Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez
  • AKArobics 7:08pm @ Dixon Recreation Center

Wednesday, April 28th

  • Earning, Spending, Pricing 6:08 @ Black Cultural Center
  • Volunteer Meeting 2-3:00pm @ Pride Center

Thursday, April 29th

  • Job Seekers Workshop 5:08 Black Cultural Center

Friday, April 30th

  • El Asesinato del General Francisco Villa 2pm @ Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez
  • AKAlicious Fish Fry 6:08 Black Cultural Center
  • A Celebration! For Grad Student Parents & Their Children 4-6pm @ Women’s Center