The President’s Diversity Council is proud to announce the first-ever Diversity Showcase,DiverseCity. This week-long event gives Shocker Nation a peek at individual, department and campus organization successes made possible through diversity.

Monday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 7, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

DiverseCity Opening Reception

Location: Rhatigan Student Center

Join us for a reception to kick off DiverseCity Showcase week!

The President’s Diversity Council is proud to announce the first-ever Diversity Showcase, DiverseCity. This week-long event gives Shocker Nation a peek at individual, department and campus organization successes made possible through diversity.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Interfest Food Festival

Location: Courtyard, Neff Hall

Every semester, the International Student Union (ISU), in collaboration with several other student groups and organizations at WSU, organizes an international food festival called InterFest. During this festival, international students prepare dishes from their native countries. This popular campus tradition showcases ethnic cuisine, and for a small price, allows the WSU community and visitors to share and taste diverse food and delicacies.

Cost: $1 per ticket. Some food items will require multiple tickets.

For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit http://www.wichita.edu/isu/interfest

Open to the public. 

Sponsored by International Student Union

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM 

Brown Bag Diversity Discussion: Black, Brown & Blue, A Discussion with Police Officers of Color

Location: Rhatigan Student Center 266

What is like to be a police officer of color during a heightened sense of racial profiling, police brutality and cop killings? Listen to the experiences of police officers of color from the Wichita Police Department (WPD).

For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034 or visit http://wichita.edu/odi.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Take the Lead Reception – Hispanic Heritage Month

Location: Rhatigan Student Center 233

Cosponsored by the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO), Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Delta Chi Colony

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the third annual Take the Lead Reception. Hear from the movers and shakers in the Hispanic community and learn how to take the lead through their stories and experiences.

Students will be able to mix and mingle with the Hispanic student organizations, students, faculty, staff and community members. Light refreshments and hors d’oeurvres will be served. Please RSVP at http://wichita.edu/takethelead.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Carpet Fashion Show

7:00 PM

Location: CAC Theater

The President’s Diversity Council is proud to announce the first-ever Diversity Showcase, DiverseCity. This week-long event gives Shocker Nation a peek at individual, department and campus organization successes made possible through diversity.

Sponsored by Epsilon Alpha of Alpha Kappa Alpha

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Diversity Day

2-5:00 PM

Location: North patio, Rhatigan Student Center

The President’s Diversity Council is proud to announce the first-ever Diversity Showcase, DiverseCity. This week-long event gives Shocker Nation a peek at individual, department and campus organization successes made possible through diversity.

Sponsored by Phi Alpha and School of Social Work

Nepalese Culture Night

5-8:30 PM

Location: Shocker Dining, Shocker Hall

Join us for the inaugural Nepalese Culture Night! Enjoy a cultural celebration with music, dance and Nepalese cuisine. Nepalese Culture Night includes an early celebration of Dashain, a national festival celebrated on a full moon night. Dashain signifies the victory of good over evil and is also a celebration of female power. This year, Dashain will fall on Oct. 11, 2016.

The President’s Diversity Council is proud to announce the first-ever Diversity Showcase, DiverseCity. This week-long event gives Shocker Nation a peek at individual, department and campus organization successes made possible through diversity.

Sponsored by Nepalese Student Association

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Garba Night

7-11:30 PM

Location: Beggs Ballroom, Third floor, Rhatigan Student Center

Garba Night is an extension of the nightly dance festival celebrated by the mainly Gujarati community in Greater Wichita through the Bhakta Samaj. The night consists of group dancing in circles around a center, and celebration of the good forces over evil. The event is celebrated with fruits and special communion (Prasad) made from semolina, nuts and raisins. The dancing starts slow and then acquires a tempo and includes synchronized dancing with short sticks at drum beats.

The President’s Diversity Council is proud to announce the first-ever Diversity Showcase, DiverseCity. This week-long event gives Shocker Nation a peek at individual, department and campus organization successes made possible through diversity.

Sponsored by the Association of HINdu Students in America (AHINSA)

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