Wednesday, Nov. 5

Wacky Wednesday
10 p.m. -12 a.m. in the IEA Multipurpose Room (ELC 045)

Lucky Bamboo Workshop!
Come learn how to pot and care for lucky bamboo. Learn about the diverse applications of bamboo as a form of art and feng shui!

(Refreshments served!)

Thursday, Nov. 6

First Impressions. . . A session on becoming a professional man
5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theater (ELC 3rd floor)

First impressions matter in the professional world! The Career Development Center (CDC) and MSS are hosting this session to help Bucknell male students develop professional skills including interview and presentation skills, networking, dressing for success in the professional world and more.

(Refreshments will be served!)


Recent Events:

Thursday, Sept. 11

Race Girl: Artistically Pigeonholed — How One Artist Tackled Race and How Race Tackled Her
damali ayo 
Center Room; 7 - 9 p.m.

Nationally renowned speaker and performer damali ayo delivers a dynamic multimedia performance that artfully challenges racial stereotypes imposed on minority artists.

Part 1 of MSS's "____" Like Me Series

Students can receive First Year Integration Series FYIS credit for attending.

Monday, Sept. 15

Exploring the Asian-American/Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Student Experience at Bucknell University (student discussion and workshop)
Amit Taneja, chief diversity officer, Hamilton College
Walls Lounge; 5 - 7 p.m. (dinner provided)

This student session assesses the experiences of students as a larger "Asian" community, helps students think productively about what they can do to educate the campus community, and discusses strategies for addressing challenges and building support. 

Students will receive an invitation in early September to reserve a seat

Sept. 15-30

The Collective: A Novel book pickup
IEA Main office/ELC 064; 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m.

Readers interested in Don Lee's award-winning novel The Collective about a group of Asian-American artists navigating life as artists can pick-up complimentary copies in the IEA main office (ELC 064). Please join us for our October 2 book discussion and Mr. Lee's talk on October 6.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Supporting & Nurturing Asian-American/Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Students (faculty and staff training and discussion)
Amit Taneja, chief diversity officer, Hamilton College
Walls Lounge; Noon - 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

This interactive training session will (1) help faculty & staff learn more about the API experience on campus (2) connect the API experience on campus with larger trends on API students in higher education, and (3) provide resources for faculty and staff to nurture and support API students at Bucknell.

Part 1 of MSS's Cultural Fluency Series

Faculty and staff will receive an invitation to reserve a seat; 30 person limit.

Thursday, Sept. 18

IEA Multipurpose Room; 5 - 7 p.m. (dinner will be provided)

Can minorities in the performing arts transcend pressures to "represent" their social group? Racial, sexual and differently abled minorities often feel social pressure to sanitize their experience as artists because they feel pressure to present "respectable" images that make their groups more acceptable in the mainstream groups. This discussion asks audiences to engage with minority artists' pressure to represent their groups "positively" and the ways this pressure might stifle their expressive range. || Event poster

Friday, Sept. 26

"Home Away from Home" student reception
Terrace Room; 5:30 - 7 p.m. (appetizers, beverages, and desserts provided)

Family Weekend is an awesome time for students to share Bucknell experience with families. In case your family cannot join you this year, we have great news! The MSS Ambassadors, International Student Services (ISS), the Bucknell Parents Board, and other campus partners invite you to attend the 2014 "Home Away from Home" student reception. Students will be paired with weekend hosts (comprised of faculty, staff, upperclassmen, etc.) for the Weekend and be treated to a festive event featuring delicious food, giveaways, and fun activities that connect you to your weekend family and provide a sense of home at Bucknell.

Thursday, Oct. 2

The Collective: A Novel reading group
Walls Lounge; 11:45 am - 1 p.m. (lunch provided)

In preparation for author Don Lee's October 6 lecture, community members are invited to meet to discuss his 2013 award-winning novel The Collective: A Novel which focuses on the experiences of a trio of Asian American artists and larger questions about art and sacrifice.

Saturday, Oct. 4

O.H.L.A.S. Gala
Walls Lounge; 7 - 9 p.m.

Bucknell's student group the Organization for Hispanic and Latin American Students (O.H.L.A.S.) celebrates the diversity of Latin cultures and educates the Bucknell community through hosting its second annual Gala featuring educational, culinary and artistic expressions.

Tickets are on sale in September.

Monday, Oct. 6

Don Lee on Writing in the 21st Century
Don Lee, author and director of creative writing, Temple University
Walls Lounge; 6 - 8 p.m.

Don Lee discusses his experience as a creative writer including reflections on being an "Asian-American" writer. Lee's novel Wrack and Ruin was a finalist for the Thurber Prize; Country of Origin won an American Book Award, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and a Mixed Media Watch Image Award for Outstanding Fiction; and Yellow won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Members Choice Award from the Asian American Writers' Workshop

Part 2 of MSS's "____" Like Me Series

Students can receive First Year Integration Series FYIS credit for attending.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Latino Culture, "Mi Cultura" (student discussion)
Walls Lounge; 6 - 9 p.m. 

Joyce Avila, president of Creating and Facilitating Equality (CAFÉ)
This student workshop focuses on educating students about the needs and interests of the Latino student community with attention to both national cultural trends and the concerns of Bucknell students.

Students will receive an invitation in September to reserve a seat.

Friday, Oct. 10

Rice, Beans, and Perogies (faculty and staff training & discussion)
Walls Lounge; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Joyce Avila, president of Creating and Facilitating Equality (CAFÉ)
This interactive workshop is designed specifically for faculty and staff who want to broaden their understanding of Latino Culture to be inclusive. We will discuss Deep Culture, transculturation, Return on investment (ROI) and current laws/issues affecting Latinos. Participants will learn to apply their knowledge to respond to our ever changing cultural landscape. These skills will enhance communication with their Latino community on campus and in the classroom

Part 2 of MSS's Cultural Fluency Series

Faculty and staff will receive an invitation to reserve a seat; 50 person limit.


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