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Center for Multicultural Education

First Friday

Activities such as frosting cookies, painting a pot and visiting with friends will be offered as part of First Friday. Bring a donation, decorate a stocking and fill it to be sent to one of the many military members around the world. Learn about holidays and religions around the world. Relax, take a break from studying and celebrate the coming winter break

First Friday

Socialize with friends and new acquaintances to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The Dakota Access Pipeline will be highlighted with a discussion about actions for students to get involved. Food, activities and educational information will be provided.

Truman State Social Justice Leadership Summit

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a trip to the Social Justice Leadership Summit at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. The CME will pay for travel and lodging accommodations. The purpose of the Social Justice Leadership Summit is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to encourage and lead social change
For registration information, contact Jackelin Rangel.

CME First Friday: Asian Pacific American Heritage month

The Center for Multicultural Education will celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month. 

First Fridays brings together the UNI community to celebrate art, food and culture in an inclusive environment. Local diversity is celebrated at First Fridays and promotes the culture, talent and work of our community. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please to engage in this unique cultural experience, meet other community members, and support local artists and organizations.

Noche De Gala

The Hispanic Latino Student Union will host their annual ball, Noche de Gala. There will be a photobooth, a dj, dinner, entertainment and a guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.

Finals Week De-Stress Days

Enjoy three days of stress relievers in two locations:

Center for Multicultural Education: oxygen therapy bar, coloring, five minute massages (provided by Erin Norin of Barefoot Remedies, Wednesday only) and light refreshments.

Old Central Ballroom lobby, Maucker Union: dog therapy (Tuesday and Wednesday only between Veridian and Chats), walk the labyrinth, five minute hand and back massages, arts and crafts and more.

Co-sponsored Student Wellness Services, Center for Multicultural Education and Athletics

FIRST FRIDAY

Join the CME in a collaborative event with International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) to celebrate Holidays Around the World. There will be games, prizes, a sample dish from Germany, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, and more. Fall semester graduates will be recognized and can bring their graduation cap to decorate it and show your pride.

First Fridays is a new component in the Center for Multicultural Education’s annual programming. First Fridays at the CME is modeled after the First Friday events held in more than 35 cities nationwide such as Chicago, San Antonio and Kansas City. On the first Friday of most months the CME will host a free immersive celebration of art, food, culture and community. The purpose of First Friday is to offer a regular social event for students to participate in cultural appreciation and community engagement, as well as to refocus the CME as a social and cultural hub for students.

CME First Friday

The CME has joined with the International Students and Scholars Office to enhance cultural awareness. ISSO will host heir Ethnic Food Celebration as part of CME's First Friday events. Each month will feature a specific heritage.

First Fridays brings together the UNI community to celebrate art, food and culture in an inclusive environment. Local diversity is celebrated at First Fridays and promote the culture, talent and work of our community. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please to engage in this unique cultural experience, meet other community members, and support local artists and organizations.

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