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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.

Dr. Antoine Moss

Young. Brilliant. Different.

How to Succeed in College and Life in a Different World!

Featuring returning motivational speaker: “The Man of Inspiration

Join us as we have a fun, stimulating, and engaging discussion on how to appreciate your individual identity while fully embracing others and their differences. This session will inspire and teach you how to cultivate meaningful relationships that you can leverage to make a BIG difference in the world!

When: Monday, March 20th @ 7pm

Location: Marquette Room, UC

Women’s History Month – March

It was in 1982 that the first Women’s History Week was proclaimed during the month of March.  It wasn’t until five years later, in 1987, that the National Women’s History Project petitioned for Congress to pass March as Women’s History Month.  Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have each annually proclaimed March Women’s History Month since 1995. 




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

Muslim Awareness Forum

-Increase your knowledge and crush stereotypes/misconceptions you might have about Muslims; their beliefs, practices and lifestyle compared to Christianity or other religions.

When: Friday, March 3rd @ 3pm

Location: Marquette Room, UC

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

Tips For Double Majoring

-We'll talk about credit break down, how to manage the stress, and ways to manage both majors.

When: Monday, March 13th @ 1pm

Location: Hedgcock 2303

RSVP to Liz Noble at enoble@nmu.edu or by calling the MERC at 227-1554.

Tips For Repairing Your GPA

-Is your GPA not where you'd like it? Come join the MERC for a presentation on ways to improve your GPA for the next semester.

When: Friday, March 17th @ 1pm

Location: Hedgcock 2303

RSVP to Liz Noble at enoble@nmu.edu or by calling the MERC at 227-1554.

Gender Fair

-Come and learn about the many aspects and topics of gender presented by community and student organizations.

When: Wednesday, March 29th @ 2-4:30pm

Location: Jamrich, First Floor

More Information

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