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Annual Multicultural Enrichment Weekend

This cultural trip to a selected urban area is a popular student bridge program.  It gives the students an opportunity to interact with each other away from the university. The trip is over three days with 2 nights with a mandatory itinerary which everyone must follow.  Planned activities include a guided tour of the city, visits to museums, aquariums, or other places of interest. 

Guided City Tour

Japaneese House Tour

The hotel is in a centrally located area to make it easier for students to explore the city during the evenings.  The Mansfield International Students Organization (MISO) sponsors this event with the Director of Multicultural Affairs.  Designated cities are voted on in the Spring for planning purposes. 

Student with Shaq

Museum Exhibit

Trip registration fee include: accommodations (up to four persons per room),  two group dinners, city tour, and admission to museums, amusement parks, or other activity decided by group vote.

Cultural Heritage Celebrations

Cultural Heritage awareness such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Indigenous People and others.  This is featured by bulletin board displays, artifacts, pictures, and crafts showcased in the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.  Speakers are invited to give presentations and panel discussions are held with faculty, staff, and student panelists sharing information on their ancestorial history or family background.

International Students Forums and Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions are held focusing on various international issues given by International Students.  World topics are selected and students share their views on the issues.  Discussions are interactive and designed to engage audience participation, questions, and comments.

KWANZAA Celebration

KWANZAA is an African American Celebration that promotes the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) to sustain family, community, and nation.  This program is sponsored by the Black Students Union.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Hour Program

Annual observance of the work and struggle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his leadership of the Non-Violent Civil Rights Movement.  The program features music, poetry, and reflection.  Guest speakers are chosen from the campus community.

Intercultural Relations Conference

A two-day mini conference opened to the public and students from other schools. Presenters are primarily from the Mansfield University community including Faculty, Staff and student organizations. A performance or guest presenter is featured at a Friday evening banquet and/or a Saturday luncheon to give the regional community an opportunity to attend the conference.  Public school teachers may also earn Act 48 credits or continuing education units (CEUs) via the Mansfield University Center for Lifelong Learning.

Annual International Festival

An annual Saturday evening event sponsored by the Mansfield International Students Organization (MISO), featuring international cuisine, traditional dress show, and entertainment. Open to the public.

Multicultural Students Recognition Program

An annual awards banquet for ALANA students sponsored by the Black Students Union.

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