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September 1, 2010
UWM Zelazo Center
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211
(Across from the UWM Union)

The Experience Diversity is a half-day welcome program for new students from diverse backgrounds. It offers unique opportunities for these students to meet each other; get information and tips; connect with professors and staff; learn from students who are successful at UWM; have fun; and win prizes. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. and parents/family are welcome to join students at the 4:30 p.m. reception (see tentative program below).

Students will not only experience diversity, but will also connect with the staff from the multicultural offices (Black Cultural Center, African American Student Academic Services, American Indian Student Services, Roberto Hernandez Center, and the Southeast Asian-American Student Services), the First Year Center, the LGBT Resource Center, the Student Accessibility Center, the Academic Opportunity Center, the Women's Resource Center, and the Center for International Education - offices that will help and support their transition to college and be successful at UWM.

Following is a tentative program schedule:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
  12:30 p.m. Check-In (Zelazo Center, Room 280)
  12:50 p.m. Cultural Drumming and Welcome Procession
    Drummers: Julio Pabon & Kevin Christensen (UWM students)
  1:00 p.m. Welcome (Zelazo Center, Room 280)
    Emcee: Angela Lang, Student Association Vice President
    Welcome: Carlos Santiago, Chancellor
    Welcome: Travis Romero-Boeck, Student Association President
    Opening Remarks: Cheryl Ajirotutu, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Climate
  1:15 p.m. Ice Breakers (Zelazo Center, Room 280)
    A chance to meet friends and win prizes (The Candy Connection & Cultural Bingo)
  1:45 p.m. Faculty Session (Zelazo Center, Room 280)
    Meet faculty members and learn about their expectations in the classrooms and how to get connected with them.
    Facilitator: Ruth Russell, Academic Opportunity Center
    Chris Cornelius, Architecture
    Joel Mankowski, Exceptional Education
    Josie Osborne, Art and Design
    James Peoples, Economics
    Chia Vang, History
    William Velez, Sociology
  2:30 p.m. Campus Circle of Support (Zelazo Center, Room 250)
    Meet staff and learn campus resources that will help and support you throughout your college career.
    Faciliator: Jean Salzer, Student Accessibility Center
    Institute on Service Learning & Student Accessibility Center
    Multicultural Resources & Union Sociocultural Programming
    Panther Academic Support Services (PASS) & Undergraduate Research
    Center for International Education/Study Abroad & LGBT Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center & Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership
    Equity/Diversity Services & Career Development Center/Panther Jobs
    University Information Technology Services (UITS)/PAWS/PantherLINK
    Norris Health Center/Peer Health Advocates
    Financial Aid & UW Credit Union
    Be On the Safe Side (BOSS) & Safe Walkers
  3:30 p.m. Student Panel (Zelazo Center, Room 280)
    Meet currently enrolled students and hear about their UWM experience and how to be successful in and outside of the classrooms.
    Facilitator: Ashley Knight, Senior
    Rick Banks, Sophomore
    Estee Guzman, Sophomore (tentative)
    Pa Kou Lee, Sophomore
    Romina Magarello, Senior
    Phylicia Rios Rivera, Junior
    Corey Schaeffer, Freshman (tentative)
    Van Vang, Sophomore
  4:30 p.m. Reception (Zelazo Center, Room 250)
    Welcome: James Hill, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    Closing Remarks: Cheryl Ajirotutu, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Climate
    Entertainment: Felipe Rodriguez, Outreach Program Manager, School of Education

REGISTRATION

Please go to mydevelopment.uwm.edu/longview.cfm?eventid=37705 and click on "Click here to register" to register online for this exciting program by August 20, 2010. Or, you can send in the Experience Diversity Registration Form (Word File or PDF File) by e-mailing the information to Linda Huang at lhuang@uwm.edu or exp-div@uwm.edu, mailing the form to her at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, or call Linda at 414-229-5433. You may also contact any of the Bolton Hall multicultural centers (Black Cultural Center, African American Student Academic Services, American Indian Student Services, Roberto Hernandez Center, or Southeast Asian-American Student Services), First Year Center, LGBT Resource Center, Center for International Education, Women's Resource Center, or the Student Accessibility Center for more information.

As part of the Panther Welcome Day events, Experience Diversity does not interfere with new freshmen's meetings with their mentors. If you (new freshman) are interested in meeting your mentor, we can make sure that your meeting will be scheduled at 10-12 noon. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 1, 2010!

This event is co-sponsored by:
Division of Academic Affairs, Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Chancellor, Black Cultural Center, African American Student Academic Services, American Indian Student Services, Roberto Hernandez Center, Southeast Asian-American Student Services, Academic Opportunity Center, Union Sociocultural Programming, LGBT Resource, Center, Center for International Education, Student Accessibility Center, Women's Resource Center, First Year Center, Multicultural Student Coalition, Department of Recruitment and Outreach, Office of Equity/Diversity Services, UWM Student Association.


Thanks to the following sponsors that have donated prizes to this event:
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