Office of Diversity and Inclusion Events

Mayville State University 2019 – 2020


Year-Long Series:


Intercultural Club, bi-weekly on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Quiet Room.

DiversiTea (speakers on cross-cultural topics), every first Wednesday of the month, 12:00 to 1:00, Luckasen, bring your lunch.

ODI Study Tables, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 pm, Quiet Room.

Tutoring English Language Learners at the Grand Forks Public Library, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

Rainbow Alliance, bi-weekly on Mondays at 5:00 pm, Room 122.

Wonder Why? Ask ODI! Stop by Luckasen Foyer to chat with ODI staff about what matters to you. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 12:30 in Luckasen Foyer.


One-Time Yearly Events:


August 13, 2019: Eid Al Edha, Muslim Holiday

An info session and traditional treats for the holiday

Where: ODI Entry area

Time: 12:30 to 2:00  

August 28th, 2019: Student OrgFest

Showcase of ODI-supported programs

Where: Luckasen Foyer

Time: 11:00

August 29, 2019: The Hook-Up

A touring presentation that helps students to talk about sex, to create boundaries to promote sexual safety, and to foster sexual respect. Clip of their program:

Where: Classroom Auditorium

Time: 7pm

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Powell.

September 3, 2019: Study Abroad Fair

Where: Luckasen Foyer

When: 4 to 6 pm

Attending providers: AIFS, API Abroad, BarcelonaSAE, CEA Study Abroad, Global Experiences, IFSA Butler, ISE Colorado State, KEI Abroad, Studies Abroad, University of Minnesota, USAC, World Endevors

September 5 and 6, 2019: HEROS: Higher Education Resource Organization for Students Conference, with a primary focus on needs of Native American students.

Where: Bismarck

Sept 5 and 6, all-day eventSeptember 10, 2019: PEO International meeting with international students.

Where: Quiet Room

7:00 pm

September 25, 2019: Safe Zone Ally Training (Aubrey Madler)

September 30, 2019: Safe Zone Ally Training (Aubrey Madler)

October 2, 2019: Safe Zone Ally Training (Aubrey Madler)

October 2, 2019: Hispanic Heritage Month: History of Tango by Marcello Rebuffi

Where: Luckasen

12:00 – 1:00   

October 4, 2019: 19th Annual Red River Women's Studies Conference--GEN Perspectives: IndiGENous & GENder Conference

October 9, 2019: ODI Open House (Early Dios Los Muertos Celebration)

Learning Commons

11:00 to 1:00

October 10, 2019: Pelican Rapids Public Schools School Visit to work with ELL students (Jeni Petersen)

October 16, 2019: Spanish Class at the Market Place event for elementary school children.   

October 19, 2019: Intercultural Club Outing—Acres of Terror

Where: Depart from Luckasen

6:00 pm

October 21 – 24: NAFSA: International Educators Conference

Where: Fargo

Oct 21 – 24, all-day event

October 25, 2019: Halloween Dance sponsored and organized by the Intercultural Club

October 22, 2019: Safe Zone Ally Training (Aubrey Madler)

October 30, 2019: Safe Zone Ally Training (Aubrey Madler)

November: Native American Heritage Month: historic display and Jingle Dress earring collection to present to ND Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women.

Where: Cafeteria and Learning Commons

When: The month of November

November 13, 2019: Fullbright Scholar Aliona Podolean from Moldova and Animal Reproduction Researcher Manuel Barrientos from Mexico; a session to share in anticipation of International Education Week

Where: Luckasen

12:00 to 1:00

November 28, 2019: International students celebrate Thanksgiving with Mayville families.

Where: by arrangement

December 13, 2019: Cuba Study Abroad Trip Info Meeting, serving Cuban Ropa Veija.

Where: Quiet Room

When: 12:00 to 1:00


Upcoming Events:

January 14: Diversity Waiver Meeting

Where: Quiet Room

When: 12:00 and 5:00

January 20, 2020: MLK Celebration: Harlem Renaissance Paint and Collage with Artist Sheila Dagliesh; music and poetry reading.

Where: Luckasen

When: 3 to 5 pm

January 30 to February 1, 2020: Power of Diversity Leadership Conference; 2020 Theme: "Social Justice, Activism and Advocacy"

Where: Depart from Luckasen

When: TBA, please contact ODI for details

February 4, 2020: DiversiTea Series: Guest Speaker Reggie Tarr of Lutheran Social Services to speak on refugee resettlement and associated misconceptions.

Where: Luckasen

When: Noon

February 8, 2020: Skiing at Buena Vista Ski Area in Bemidji

Where: Depart from Campus Center

When: Depart at 9:00 am

February 22, 2020: Trip to the Museum of Human Rights, Winnipeg, MB

Where: Depart from Campus Center

When: 8 am to 9 pm

March 4, 2020: DiversiTea Series: Guest speaker Michelle Rydz, Executive Director of High Plains Fair Housing Center will speak to us about best practices to protect oneself from housing discrimination.

Where: Luckasen

When: Noon

March 7, 2020: Feast of Nations at Alerus Center

Where: Depart from Campus Center

When: 4:30 pm

April 1, 2020: DiversiTea Series: MSU Students Frida Garcia and Laura Jacobson will share their experience studying in Norway in the fall of 2019.

Where: Luckasen

When: Noon

April 14, 2020: Stomp at Chester Fritz Auditorium

Where: Depart from Campus Center

When: 6:15 pm 

May 15, 2020: Stoling Ceremony

Where: Library 

When: 7 pm 


More events will be added. Check our social media for updated event announcements!