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March 16, 2001

Purdue sponsors UniDiversity Week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Diversity Resource Office is sponsoring UniDiversity Week on March 26-30.

The week's theme will be "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of Many, One). Events include film screenings, brown bag discussions, a diversity workshop, an international dance event and a diversity assessment seminar. All events are free and open to the public.

"With UniDiversity Week, we are trying to symbolize the richness of Purdue's multiple communities of differences and similarities," said Dorothy Simpson-Taylor, director of the Diversity Resource Office. "We hope these events will help us all live richer, fuller, more productive lives and strengthen our families and build stronger communities."

The schedule is:

Monday, March 26

Noon. "Teaching for Diversity." Room 1284, Liberal Arts and Education Building. A brown bag symposium sponsored by the School of Education. Speakers include Elizabeth Heilman and JoAnn Phillion, both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction, and Anthony Gordon Rud, assistant dean of the School of Education.

Wednesday, March 28

11:30 a.m. "The Color of Fear." Room 320, Stewart Center. Film about the anguish racism has caused in the lives of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent.

Noon. "Diversity as a Management Issue." Krannert School of Management. A brown bag symposium sponsored by the Krannert School of Management and moderated by Gerald Lynch, associate professor of economics.

4-10 p.m. Celebration of Dance. Room 306, Stewart Center. The event will feature Latin dance, Greek dance, line dancing, hip-hop, ballroom dance and stepping performances by Purdue students, faculty and staff. Cosponsored by the Purdue Student Union Board and the Diversity Resource Office.

Thursday, March 29

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Diversity Assessment Policies and Practices seminar. Room 202, Stewart Center. The three session topics are program assessment, diversity as a leadership imperative and institutional transformation assessment strategies and interventions. The session will be led by Hazel Symonette, senior policy and planning analyst for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Division of Student Affairs. To register, call (765) 494-7307.

Noon. "Talking About Race." Room 202, Stewart Center. A two-part film that features students from major American universities sharing their perspectives on race.

Friday, March 30

11:30 a.m. "Higher Learning." Room 311, Stewart Center. A film that tells the story of students trying to fit in at a fictional university.

1:30-3 p.m. Celebrating Diversity Workshop. Room 311, Stewart Center. Led by Purdue's DiversiTeam.

CONTACT: Dorothy Simpson-Taylor, (765) 494-7307.

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