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                              January 2017

Jan. 19  

Dr. Ronald E. McNair: Legacy of Achievement

Presented by Dr. Betty Mei, McNair Scholar’s Program

Location: Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair, WVU, 5:30PM, January 19, 2017:  

Discover your passion! Join us for a presentation of the McNair Scholars Program, and learn how this federally-funded TRIO program could help you be successful through college and beyond.

The WVU Office of Multicultural Programs will kick off its 2017 Spring Semester with a program about the WVU TRIO McNair Scholarship Program.  This program offers a unique opportunity to participate in paid summer research internships.  These are designed specifically for first-generation college students who demonstrate financial need, as well as students who are part of populations that are culturally under-represented in higher education. This includes students who are:

  1. First-generation college students who demonstrate a financial need OR students from groups that are under-represented in higher education, i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Native Hawaiian/U.S. Pacific Islander
  2. Currently a full-time sophomore, junior or senior not graduating in May 2017 who have a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Interested in learning about research and pursuing a Ph.D or Ed.D.
  4. Highly motivated and self-disciplined
  5. U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Experts will be on hand to answer questions and assist interested individuals in obtaining a McNair Scholarship. An application may be downloaded via http://mcnair.wvu.edu.  The WVU office can also be reached at 304-293-4316.
The program will also feature three short films that chronicle the life of Dr. McNair, an accomplished academic and astronaut, who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.  This Jan. 28 will be the 31st anniversary of the accident.  McNair’s legacy lives through the federally-funded scholarship program that was established in his name.

This event is free and open to the public.  FREE PIZZA will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.  Sponsored by the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs, in collaboration with the WVU TRIO McNairs Scholars Program.

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Jan. 20     

What's The Time in Your World? 


What’s the Time in Your World? Will be the first film of this semester’s Iranian Film Series

Program presenter, Hadis Sabzi, will discuss Iranian culture using the tenets of the film as a guide.  

Location: Mountainlair’s Gluck Theatre at 7:30pm

The WVU Office of Multicultural Programs will kick off its spring semester programming this Friday, January 20.  The introductory event will be a program based around the film, What’s the Time in Your World? (2014), a film by Iranian filmmaker Safi Yazdanian

The film, What's the Time in Your World? is a delicate, understated exploration of memory, personal history, and our perceptions of the past as much as it is a subtle and unconventional romance, one that segues into a valuable friendship.  These cross-cultural themes will be discussed during the presentation, as well as other parts of Iranian culture.

This program is free and is open to the public.  Free pizza will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  This program is being presented as part of the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs Iranian Film & Discussion Series.

For more information, email: Jason.Burns@mail.wvu.edu / 304-293-0890

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Jan. 27  

Swades: We, The People


Swades: We, The People will be the first film of this semester’s Indian Film Series

Program presenter, Jasleen Gandhi, will discuss Indian culture and Republic Day using the tenets of the film as a guide.  

Location: Mountainlair’s Gluck Theatre at 6:00pm

The WVU Office of Multicultural Programs will kick off its Indian Film Series on Friday, January 27.  The introductory event will be a program based around the film, Swade: We, The People (2004), a film by filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker

The film, Swades: We, The People, is a story about returning home. Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist working as a project manager in NASA, returns on a quest to find his childhood nanny.

The film uses the contrast between the highly developed world of NASA, which has been at the forefront of advances in space research, and this world back home in India, which is at the crossroads of development. Mohan's simple quest becomes the journey that every one of us goes through in search of that metaphysical and elusive place called "home". This cross-cultural theme will be discussed during the presentation, as well as other parts of Indian culture. This film is presented as part of Indian’s Republic Day celebration.

This program is free and is open to the public.  Free pizza will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  This program is being presented as part of the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs Indian Film & Discussion Series. w

For more information, email: Jason.Burns@mail.wvu.edu / 304-293-0890

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                  February 2017

Feb. 7

Conversations with Cops


Forum will discuss students’ legal rights and introduce law enforcement agencies

Location: Mountainlair Commons Area, WVU, 6PM

“Conversations with Cops” is an ongoing multicultural program series that seeks to foster positive communication between Morgantown law enforcement and the cultural communities that create WVU. The theme of the upcoming program will be, “Your Rights and the Law”.  The discussion will lead with the introduction of law enforcement agencies and a discussion of student rights, and then open the floor for a question-and-answer session.

This is an open forum for students to communicate freely and openly with local law enforcement agencies about any subject.  Representatives will be present from the Morgantown Police Department, the WVU University Police, the WV State Police, the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and WVU’s Equity Assurance Title IX Office. The event will be moderated by Jason Burns of the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs, Eric Jordan of the WVU Center for Black Culture & Research, and Mariana Matthews of the Title IX Office.

This event will take place in the first-floor Commons Area of the Mountainlair on the Downtown WVU Campus.

FREE PIZZA will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sponsored by the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs, the WVU Center for Black Culture & Research, WVU’s Equity Assurance/Title IX Office, and the Morgantown Police Department, the WVU University Police, the WV State Police, the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. For more information, please email: Jason.Burns@mail.wvu.edu or call: 304-293-0890.

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Feb. 16  

Selma


Program will discuss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s fight for equal voting rights for African-Americans in the 1960s.

Location: Ming Hsieh Hall G20, Thursday at 7PM

The fight for civil rights is never easy. It also didn’t end and begin with public protests.

To find out the full picture of one protest in particular, the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs and the WVU Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present a screening of the film Selma, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017 in G20 Ming Hsieh Hall.

Released in 2014, “Selma” offers an intimate view of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work for black voting rights amid the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Daniel Brewster, instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will present and discuss this Oscar-nominated movie’s relevance to American history and culture. 

The film depicts King’s struggles with other leaders in the movement, confrontations with President Lyndon Johnston and the FBI, as well as the more well-known opposition from Southern police and citizens.

The film is free and open to the public. Free pizza will also be provided, first come, first served.

This film is shown as part of the WVU Black History Month Celebration. The screening is part of the Cecilia Rollins Film & Discussion Series, and sponsored by the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs and the WVU Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

For more information, contact Jason Burns at Jason.Burns@mail.wvu.edu, or 304-293-0890.

Contact: Jason Burns; Office of Multicultural Programs
304.293.0890; Jason.Burns@mail.wvu.edu


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