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Multicultural Education and Resource Center

The Multicultural Education and Resource Center partners with students, faculty, staff and alumni to build a vibrant, stimulating and safe learning community where cultural diversity is highly valued, differences are respected and people from all cultures and backgrounds flourish.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 - Oct 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15.  In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson begin Hispanic Heritage week, which was then expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.  It was August 17, 1988 when this observance was passed into law.  Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. 

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Remove the Label Campaign

Check out the Remove the Label Campaign.  Click here to view the video and student quotes.

 

 

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Smudging Policy
Click here for the Dean of Students Office procedure to request exemption of dangerous materials and open flame

Free Community Meal
Hungry? The Messiah Lutheran Church provides a free community meal the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Messiah Luterhan Church is located at the corner of Magnetic and 4th Street. More information on other community meals.

<a href="http://www.nmu.edu/multiculturaledandres/jump-start">Jump Start</a> is designed to improve retention rates of academically and economically disadvantaged students through academic and career workshops and networking opportunities. Congratulations to the Future Faculty Fellowship Recipients. They are, Molly Fox, Ryan Kauffman, Christen Leppla, Bridget Parler and Ania Payne<a href="http://www.nmu.edu/multiculturaledandres/gear-upcollege-day-newsletter">GEAR UP</a> is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education, by promoting academic excellence through a variety of locally designed and innovative early intervention services. Receive funding from the PresidentNemnet minority recruitment is a national resource organization that works in the recruitment of teachers, administration and coaches of color. <a href="https://www.nemnet.com/index.aspx">Learn more.</a> <a href="www.integrysgroup.com">Integrys Energy Group</a> has various open positions. Visit its <a href="http://www.wecenergygroup.com/careers/index.htm">career page</a> to apply and receive more information on available positions.

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Presentations Available

The Multicultural Education and Resource Center has presentations available for students and faculty alike to reference. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, Robyn Ochs recently spoke at NMU. View her presentation on Bisexuality and Feminism - Men and Me. Also, for tips and hints on interacting with multicultural students and/or colleagues, view this presentation.

Multicultural Education and Resource Centermerc@nmu.edu906-227-1554