Monday, April 7, 2008

Week full of communications and diversity events

It's a busy week at Vol State as we celebrate Communications Week and Diversity Week. Here's what's on tap for Communications week:

1) Monday 4/7 Hal Ramer Oratorical Contest, 1215pm, Mattox 104. Student speakers compete for cash and prizes.
2) Tuesday 4/8 WVCP live remote broadcast from the Gazebo. 12pm. Be a part of WVCP's live afternoon show!
3) Wed. 4/9 WVCP Grand Re-Opening. Ribbon cutting at 1230pm, then tours and refreshments. See our new station! (Ramer 170)
4) Thursday 4/10 Reader's Theatre Presentation of "Trifles." See our speech team in action. 1215-1245 Rochelle Center.
5) Friday 4/11 Our award-winning student magazine "The Pioneer" hits the stands. Get your free copy!
6) Saturday 4/12 Vol State hosts First Annual Pioneer NFA Warm-up. Forensics teams are preparing for nationals, so we are hosting a tournament to get them ready. Hosted by the Pioneer Speech Team! All-day event all over campus.

Diversity Week this year is called "Tennessee Today: New Faces, More Cultures." Here's what is coming up:

Monday, April 7 - International Reception – Come meet our international students and learn about their cultures. World food for lunch, speakers and a video. Carpeted Dining Room. 12:15pm.

Tuesday, April 8 – The Images of Hate – Dr. George Pimentel will present a Power Point presentation on how art has been used to foster concepts of distrust and hatred toward various races and cultures across history. Rochelle Center. 12:15pm.

Wednesday, April 9 – Mix it up diversity Luncheon – Foods from all across the world and a ‘mix it up’ seating arrangement. Rochelle Center 12:15pm

Thursday, April 10 – Race Test Panel Discussion – Dr. Pimentel, Dr. Ruff, Dr. Bucy, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Sanchez will talk about how they have dealt with topics of hatred and prejudice in their classes. They will share results from the Race Test and some of their own stories about dealing with hate in their lives. Carpted Dining Room. 12:15pm.

Everyone is encouraged to take several self-tests found on www.understandingprejudice.org.
These tests have been taken by over a million people across nations. They help us look at our own issues with understanding others.

Posted by Eric. Volunteer State Community College

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