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UTM Diversity Week in progress

The Office of Minority Affairs, the Student Activities Council and the Student Government Association at UTM are sponsoring Diversity Week this week.

Events began today and will run through Friday, Nov. 10.

This year’s theme is “Bridging the Gaps,” and it should ensure that all attendees will have fun while learning and enjoying the different diversity events.

SGA and SAC have put together a variety of exciting events to celebrate diversity.

Monday night intrigued the minds of all trivia lovers who were up on their knowledge about recent issues in the Watkins Auditorium. These individuals participated in the diversity quiz bowl. It was here that students were tested on how much they truly knew about global issues. This event posed teams from greek and non-greek divisions.

Tonight, students will be able to attend an International Forum. This event will start at 8 p.m. in UC 111. The International Forum will consist of nine international students who come from various parts of the world. This will be a great opportunity for UTM students from the United States to hear and learn about how international students view UTM and how their standpoints are quite different from the local UTM student.

A diversity rally is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Student Life Center. The rally will offer all UTM student organizations a chance to promote their groups.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Watkins Auditorium, students will have the opportunity to share their travel experiences with UTM’s Travel Study program. Students will not only learn of personal travel experiences from their peers, but will be able to learn about different programs and scholarships UTM has to offer so that they can create their own travel memories in the future. One of the exciting aspects of the evening is that two drawings will be held for travel study scholarships.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, students will be ready to engage in some festive activities where they can socialize and have some fun in a different way in the UC Ballroom.

This event is called the Diversity Dance and will be different because it will consist of international music and dance.

Students will be able to receive certificates of participation for each event that they attend.

Dr. Paul Crapo, director of the Center for Global Studies and one of the advisers for Diversity Week, stressed that all the events are student organized and not faculty organized.

All students are encouraged to attend the remaining events this week to enjoy events that will allow them to experience and learn new things about different ways of life.