Fall 2012 Events Calendar

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs sponsors events and programming that are informative and representative of the various cultures represented around the world. Check back often for additions and updates!


Saturday August 18, 2012

MALANA Keynote Speaker: Roy Juarez

Young Main Lounge

7:30pm – 9:00pm

At the age of 14 Roy was a homeless teenager caring for his 9 year old sister and 2 year old brother. After finding hospice for his younger siblings, Roy packed a bag of personal items he called a home for two and a half years. He "Couched Surfed" from home to home with whoever would take him in. Today he is a college graduate from Hardin Simmons University and president and founder of America's Business Leaders- a human development company.

Roy Juarez Jr. will be speaking at any educational facilities, shelters, and organizations that are willing to open up their doors. He plans on "Surfing the Couch" once again as he did as a homeless teenager, this time by choice! He is asking families across the country to provide hospice, if possible.


Thursday September 13, 2012

4th Annual Saucy Salsa Throwdown

Hansen Student Center

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Wellness Center.


Thursday September 13, 2012

Salsa Magic Dance Party

Hansen Student Center

7:30pm – 10:00pm

There is only one exciting, Interactive Latin Dance Party on the College Market that will have your students begging for more! Salsa Magic Interactive Latin Dance Party with Lee Smith has performed around the world with a one of a kind college-themed dance party that simply can't be missed. Featured on Fox Television's Ambush Makeover, he has created an affordably priced, unique, interactive show and dance party, which will have you asking the question; why go to a club when you can have it come to your campus? You provide the students and dance floor and leave the rest to Salsa Magic.


Monday September 17, 2012

Multicultural Center Open House

11:00am - 2:00pm

The Multicultural Center has gone through a few changes over the summer, so joins us in the reveal and kick off start of a new year.


Saturday September 22, 2012

Comedian Michael Yo

Hansen Student Center

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Michael Yo is an actor, Stand-Up Comedian, TV host, and Hollywood expert. He is best known for his work on E!'s Chelsea Lately, The Daily 10, E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, and his show YO on E!. Michael has been a correspondent on Showbiz Tonight, Today, and currently on Extra. You can also see Michael on Yahoo's The "Yo Show on Yahoo," a show that highlights Michale's unique personality and humorous take on celebrities and pop culture.




























































FUSE Film Series

Movies that inspire diversity, to spark communication, ignite unity. Initiate harmony, and films to foster creativity, to establish relationships, and fuse together people from all walks of life.


Wednesday September 19, 2012

FUSE Film Series: La Mission

Hansen Student Center Rm 200

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez
Screen Media Films; Directed by Peter Bratt Rated R; 117 minutes; 2010. Ex-convict and recovering alcoholic Che gets by on his macho persona, but lives for the love of his son Jesse. When he discovers that Jesse has been living a secret life, Che reacts violently and is forced to examine his actions and the life he lives. Powerful and challenging, La Mission is a moving portrayal of redemption and fatherhood.


Wednesday October 24, 2012

FUSE Film Series: Paraih

Hansen Student Center Rm 200

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis
Focus Features; Directed by Dee Rees
Rated R; 86 minutes; 2011. Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. At home, her parents' marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike's development becomes a topic of discussion. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.


Wednesday November 14, 2012

FUSE Film Series: Smoke Signals

Hansen Student Center Rm 200

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Miramax Pictures; Directed by Chris Eyre, Rated PG-13; 88 minutes; 1998. Thomas is a skinny, toothsome kid wearing oversized glasses and plaid shirts under three-piece suites. Victor is a brooding loner. These Coeur d'Alene Indians trek from their Idaho reservation to Phoenix to retrieve the ashes of Victor's estranged father. Based on Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, this is the first film written, directed, and acted completely by American Indians.


Tuesday December 4, 2012

FUSE Film Series: Nothing like the Holidays


7:30pm – 9:30pm

John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Debra Messing

Overture Films; Directed by Alfredo De villa

Rated PG-13; 98 minutes; 2008. It's Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are all heading to their parent's home in Chicago to celebrate their youngest brother Jesse's safe return from combat overseas. Jesse comes home to rekindled feelings for an old flame, their sister Roxanna is chasing her dreams of becoming an actress and the eldest brother, Mauricio, brings home a snobby new wife in this look at family life.