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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.

Congratulations Recipients!

Spirit of Diversity Award

Madeline Wiles

ALLIES Scholarship

Erica Krause

Madeline Wiles


Asian/Pacific Islander History Month – April

President Jimmy Carter signed a Join Resolution on October 5, 1978 declaring the first ten days of May Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.  It took twelve years before President George H.W. Bush would turn it into a month long celebration.  It was in 1992 that the official designation of Asian/Pacific Islander Month was signed into law.  May was chosen to memorialize the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. in May 1843.  It also symbolizes the conclusion of the transcontinental railroad, where the majority of workers were Chinese immigrants.  NMU celebrates this event in April. 





Upcoming Jump Start Events

Come Color with Us

-Come and relax before finals.  

When: Tuesday, April 25 @ 2-3PM

Location: Training Room 2303 Hedgcock

RSVP for this even by calling the MERC at (906) 227-1554 or e-mail Samanthia at samjohns@nmu.edu .  

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