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Many cultures celebrated this month on UNR campus
by Tribune Staff
Apr 12, 2012 | 573 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Throughout April and May, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Student Cultural Diversity hosts its Annual Intercultural Month (AIM), with more than 40 events scheduled that reflect and respect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of students and faculty at the university. Events are planned in partnership with campus and community organizations, incorporate a variety of activities and impact a wide range of audiences.

“AIM demonstrates the efforts of the university to promote the cultures of underrepresented students on campus in an effort to making campus as diverse as possible,” said Reg Chhen Stewart, the director of the university’s diversity initiatives, as well as the developing force behind the award-winning College Life 101 Program at the Center, which he has directed since 2003. “The center hopes to enrich students’ college experience by highlighting the diversity of such cultures.”

College Shadowing Day events, scheduled this year on April 17 and 24, target high school seniors, and are an example of the co-curricular programs the university implements to enhance and add dimension to the education that students receive both inside and out of the classroom.

During College Shadowing Day, Washoe County high school seniors will get a taste of university life. High school students are matched with a Nevada student volunteers and participate in a guided tour of the campus, as well as attend one college class. The students selected for the shadowing day have participated in the University’s Adopt-A-School Program.

Highlighted events during AIM include:

April 14: ASUN Diversity Leadership Conference YouTube star AJ Rafael is keynote speaker and performer

April 16-20: Ally Week and Breaking the Silence

April 17: College Shadowing Day

April 20: Salsabration! Celebrating Latino Graduates

April 21: Asian American Student Association Ball

April 23: The Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit

April 24: College Shadowing Day

April 24-26: Own What You Think Campaign Presentation

April 26: Hispanic Parent-Student Program

May 9: Mariposa Academy Parent Tour

All events are held or begin in the Joe Crowley Student Union.

For more information, visit, call 784-4936 or email
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