Location:Student Wellness & Recreation Center (SWRC)
Sponsor: serveAkron and Campus Programs
Description: The Diversity Week Blood Drive is a competition among student organizations to see which organization can donate the most blood. The top three organizations will receive a monetary donation to their organization!
Sponsor: International Center and Study Abroad Society
Description: UA offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to experience other cultures while living abroad and taking courses that apply toward their UA degree programs. Come hear about fellow students’ experiences in global education and learn more about why you should join the adventure!
CommYOUnity: How Individuals Set up Society’s Groups
Location: Student Union Ballrooms
Sponsor: Campus Programs and Heather Pollock, Professor in Honors College
Description: Ever hear anyone say, “Well, if certain people just worked harder they wouldn’t be poor/oppressed/unemployed/underemployed”? It’s not always that black and white…or is it? Participate in an experience that shows us firsthand how certain groups in society call the shots for all the groups – essentially shaping our society into layers. This event includes Rethinking Race’s amazing short film What Can We Tell, an exploration of how our Ancestry affects our feelings about race, a unique game, and pizza! ALSO, those who attend are entered into a drawing to win one of two Ancestry.com’s DNA kits – to learn about your own origins and what they look like in our global world.
LGBTUA Amazing Race
Location: Leigh Hall 308
Description: This event will be based on the T.V. show “Amazing Race” and will feature games and activities to educate about LGBT people around the world in a fun and engaging atmosphere.
Description: Join us to learn about respecting each other's pronouns and the importance of pronouns. We will have free pronoun buttons (limited supply available).
Location:Student Union 308
Sponsor: Counseling and Testing Center
Description:Come fly a Chinese kite hosted by UA’s Confucius Institute. Originating in China early kites were made out of bamboo and silk and used during warring times to pass along messages. Kites and flying instructions will be provided or bring your own kite.
serveAkron Civic Engagement Series
2018 Midterm Elections: What's on the table?
Location:Student Union Starbucks
Description: As a part of the fall 2018 Civic Engagement Series, serveAkron will be hosting a panel discussion about young voters in the 2018 Midterm Election and what it means to be an active citizen. Representatives from local non-profits serving minority or at-risk populations will speak about how this election affects those whom they serve.
Location: Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsor: SAAB (Student African American Brotherhood)
Description:We will be gathering minority persons on campus to enjoy food and music while learning more about the Black Student Organizations.
Description: This event will be a great place to learn about recognizing the impact of the assumptions you make, identifying strategies to address these issues, learning about the Code of Ethics, articulating ethical issues, and more! While this event is mainly focused on engineers, it is open to anyone, as Equity, Inclusion, and Ethics are important in life!