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Diversity Week 2016 Wednesday's Schedule

Wednesday, October 12th 

10:00 – 11:00 AM / Coffee Tasting 

Fukushima Lobby, Health Science Center 
On your way to class, stop by to sample coffee from around the world roasted here in Morgantown by medical student Jeffrey Cannon. 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM / WELLAWARE Training 

Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair 
WVU’s bystander intervention training program. Topics covered include: early warning signs of various kinds of high-risk situations related to alcohol use and violence; strategies for intervening to help keep others safe; skill building and communication; bystander dynamics, and experience-based practice. Title IX – It’s On Us Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion WELLWVU 

11:30 AM / 29th Annual Women of Color Luncheon 

Ballrooms, Mountainlair 
“125 Years of Women at WVU” Keynote Dr. Patrice Harris, Chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. The event will commemorate notable women from WVU: past and present. For tickets: WVUCouncilWomenConcems/Default.aspx 

12:00 PM / Hip Hop Dance Team 

In front of Jac’s, Mountainlair 

12:00 – 1:00 PM / Music in the Pylons 

Health Sciences Center Pylons 
Faculty and staff from the College of Creative Arts will perform a concert in celebration of multiculturalism and diversity. This event is free and open to all members of the community. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch while they listen to this presentation. 

3:00 PM / The Green Zone 

Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair 
The West Virginia Green Zone (WVGZ) aims to help faculty and staff work more effectively with student veterans by creating dialogue about the strengths and challenges that student veterans may bring to the college classroom. The presentation combines academic research with the personal stories and experiences of student veterans at WVU, and it also includes information about effective teaching strategies, campus resources, and community resources. 

3:00 – 3:50 PM / Let’s Move Mountaineers 

Student Recreation Center, Room B 
This is a one hour group fitness class that introduces several types of group fitness classes such as kick boxing, sport conditioning, hip hop and step. Our goal is to help students experience fun while exercising. Professor Nancy Naternicola College of Physical Activities and Sports Sciences 

5:00 PM / Dialect Diversity at WVU 

Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair 
WVU Voices is designed to educate the entire WVU community, from employees to students, in order to create a more knowledgeable, appreciative, and welcoming environment on campus. All humans use language variation to note social differences, but it takes education to understand language variation and confront social prejudices deployed through language judgement. WVU voices is an educational program developed to raise knowledge about language diversity at West Virginia University and help everyone better understand American society. Professor Kirk Hazen, West Virginia Dialect Project, Department of English 

6:00 PM / Tricks or Treats: Sex and Sexual Health Trivia 

LGBTQ+ Center (Hodges Hall G-06) 
Get a group of 4 people together and come participate in sex and sexual health trivia! Test your knowledge with sex-positive and inclusive trivia questions. There will be 5 rounds of questions: 3 general questions, 1 visual, and 1 music. Free snacks, giveaways, and prizes for the winners! Organized by LGBTQ+ Center and the Students for Reproductive Justice. 

6:00 PM / Alcohol Literacy Training 

Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair 
Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC) – ALC is a binge drinking prevention program. It is the first classroom based alcohol prevention lesson that challenges students’ beliefs about the effects of drinking alcohol. It combines the latest media literacy approaches to alcohol marketing with bar laboratory research showing that most of the experience a person calls “being drunk” is a result of that. Title IX – It’s On Us Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion WELLWVU 

7:00 PM / White Privilege 

Ballrooms, Mountainlair 
This talk will be led by Brandon Webb and Speak Out, Reach Out leadership members, discussing what White privilege is in general and how it plays out on campus. Professor Atiba Ellis of the WVU College of Law will discuss voting rights suppression and how White privilege is perpetuating this. Speak Out – Reach Out