UNITED Schedule

2016 UNITED Conference Schedule

Download a PDF of the schedule here.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a presentation related to diversity for one of our open time slots, please email UNITED Chair, Weronika Kusek. Proposals will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Saturday, September 24 - October 9, 2016

The Olson Library will be hosting the Central Michigan University Clarke Library's Native Treaties - Shared Rights​ exhibit

 

Wednesday, September 14* - Sponsored by Platform Personalities

Time/Location

Presenter

7:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Rooms
University Center

Tim Wise, anti-racist essayist and author, sponsored by Platform Personalities (video)

 

Sunday, September 25

Time/Location

Presenter

6 p.m.
Whitman Commons

Film: 'Finding Dawn'

Monday, September 26
 

Time/Location

Presenter  

9 - 9:05 a.m.       Great Lakes Rooms

Opening Remarks

9:05 - 9:50 a.m.  Great Lakes Rooms

Jessica Cruz, NMU Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

10 - 11 a.m.        Great Lakes Rooms

Judy Puncochar, NMU Education: Satire as Civil Discourse in Democracies

11 - 12:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Rooms

Ira Sheskin: A Profile of the American Jewish Community: A Geographic and Demographic Profile of an American Religious/Ethnic Group

12 - 1:00 p.m.
Charcoal Room

Lunch

Opportunity to meet some of our speakers

1 - 2:00 p.m. 
Great Lakes Rooms

Panel session on The Round House, NMU 2016 One Book, One Community selection Participants: Lynn Domina, Amy Hamilton, and Patricia Killelea (NMU English)

2 - 3:00 p.m. DeVos Art Museum

Reception for artist Elizabeth Doxtater 

3 - 4:00 p.m. 
Great Lakes Rooms

Jon Barch, NMU Psychology: Deconstructing Bias

4 - 5:00 p.m.

Great Lakes Rooms

Susan Morgan, NMU International Studies: 'Why Study Abroad?' Panel Session

5 - 7:00 p.m.

Superior Room

Movie: "Love is Strange" (2014)

7:00 p.m.

Great Lakes Rooms

D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas: Leadership and personal development expert; author of The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery and Achievement, sponsored by the NMU Muticultural Education and Resource Center.

 

Tuesday, September 27

Time/Location

Presenter

9 - 10:00 a.m.
 Great Lakes Rooms

Alex Mayer, MTU: Why in the world do we need diverse perspectives on how humans interact with the water cycle?

10 - 11:00 a.m.
Great Lakes Rooms

Xiuguo Huang, NMU visiting scholar, English: Mo Yan and William Faulkner Inside China

11 - 12:00 p.m.     Great Lakes Rooms

Melanie Harris, TCU: "Strength in Unity: Educating for Human Transformation and Social Change"

12 - 1:00 p.m.
Charcoal Room

Lunch

Opportunity to meet some of our speakers

1 - 2:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Rooms

Erica Goff, NMU Grants Office: Inclusivity: LGBTQ and Microagressions 101

2 - 3:00 p.m. 
Great Lakes Rooms

Teresa Bertossi, NMU EEGS: Poverty, Tourism, and Environment in Rural America
3 - 4:00 p.m.        Great Lakes Rooms Sujata Shetty: Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Shrinking Cities in the U.S. Midwest
4 - 5:00 p.m.        Great Lakes Rooms Terry Delpier, NMU Nursing: Poverty Simulation: An Experience, Not a Game
5 - 6:00 p.m.         Great Lakes Rooms

Andre Stringer, NMU Senior and McNair Scholar: Evaluating Prejudice Attitudes using the Lost Letter Technique

Presenting with his advisor, Jon Barch, Psychology Adjunct and Assoc. Director for the Center for Student Enrichment

6 - 7:00 p.m.        Great Lakes Rooms NMU International Students: Dating Abroad
7 - 8:00 p.m.          Great Lakes Rooms

Meet photographer Lali Khalid

Also enjoy her work throughout the conference exhibited at the Students' Art Gallery.

 

Wednesday, September 28

Time/Location

Presenter

2:00 p.m.
Main Floor             Olson Library

Martin Reinhardt: Anishinaabe Treaty Rights: Food and Education