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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.

Black History Month – February

Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH).  The ASNLH announced the first Negro History Week in 1925 during a week in February that included the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.  By mid-century, many mayors had issued declarations for Negro History Week.  The Civil Rights movement and the Black Awakening in the 1960’s brought forth a greater awareness of African American contributions to history and culture.  It was fifty years after the first Negro History week that the ASNLH celebrated their first African American History Month. 



Diversity Common Reader Book Distribution - BOOKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

This year's selection: Citizen: An American Lyric by: Claudia Rankine

Location: 3001 Hedgcock


Upcoming Jump Start Events

Job Fair Prep

-Come get some tips on preparing for upcoming job fairs.

When: February 21st @ 2pm

Location: Hedgocck 2303

RSVP to Samanthia Johnson at samjohns@nmu.edu or calling the MERC at 227-1554.

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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