April 9, 1998
Unity in the Community Schedule of Events
Unity in the Community Week will be taking place on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus April 27-30.
Unity in the Community is a time for celebration of diversity on the campus, among our neighbors, and in the world. This year's theme, "Sharing Perspectives-Finding Common Ground," can be found through the week's schedule of events.
The following is a listing of events for Wednesday, April 29. Events are listed by time and location and all meeting rooms are located in the Hagstad Student Center.
8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony Welcome is scheduled for the Outside Mall or Deli area of the Hagstad Student Center. The welcome will be given by Diversity Awareness Committee Chair Carrie Hickman, Chancellor Gary A Thibodeau and Provost Robert Milam. The University's Women's Choir will also perform at this time.
9 a.m. Somali Dance...Join in the dance! will take place in the Outside Mall or Deli. The Presidents Room will be the location for The UW-RF Science Demons, and Sign Language with UWRF senior Kevin Voelker is set for the St. Croix Room. The Kinnickinnic Room will hold Aloha, from Hawaii!, while the International Room is scheduled as a meeting room for people to talk with diversity educators Maeta Burns and Thomas Penn and gain perspective on one's own background as well as others.
10 a.m. the Outside Mall or Deli will host Tou Ger Xiong, who is speaking about Hmong experiences in the United States. Anishinabe Storytelling is the topic in the Presidents Room and the St. Croix Room is the site for Listening To the Wisdom of Our Elders. The Kinnickinnic Room is scheduled for Profiting Through Diversity, and the International Room will be the location of The Gifts of Diversity.
11 a.m. Outside Mall or Deli, Leo and Kathy Lara will provide a musical tour through Central and South America. In the Presidents Room the Lao Family Dancers are to perform, and the St. Croix Room will hold The Swedish Fiddlers. The Kinnickinnic Room is presenting more Anishinable Storytelling and the International Room is the site for "Frogtown."
Noon. Pow-Wow is scheduled for the Outside Mall or Deli. This event will continue through 1:30 p.m. The Presidents Room is the site for exploring The Diversity of Human Thought and Behavior, and the St. Croix Room is hosting The Common Ground of Health and Illness, a discussions describing the personal and worldwide implications of the HIV virus. The Kinnickinnic Room will hold a discussion on Islam and Christianity, and the International Room again is scheduled as a time for discussion with Diversity Educators.
1 p.m. The Presidents room is the location for East Indian Dance, and the St. Croix Room will hold Diversity and Creativity. The Kinnickinnic Room is the setting for the Gifts of Diversity, and the International Room is holding the Women's History Through Film. This event will continue through 2:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. the Outside Mall or Deli will be the site of the Step Dance Competition where the brothers of Omega, from the University of Minnesota, will perform an African-American fraternity tradition.
4-7 p.m. the Outside Mall or Deli is the location for the All Campus Picnic and Jazz on the Mall. While enjoying a picnic participants are to be entertained by the UWRF Jazz Band.
8 p.m. Brandy's will hold Mila-Afro-Carribean Dance.
Throughout the day participants are also encouraged to visit the displays and presentations by UWRF student organizations in and around the Student Center as well as the Annual International Bazaar in Karges Gym.
For more information on Unity in the Community contact the UWRF Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.