|University sponsors 2008 Diversity Conference April 9-10|
The University of North Dakota, in conjunction with the North Dakota University System Diversity Council and the Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC), will sponsor the 2008 Diversity Conference Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10, at the Memorial Union. This year's theme, "Understanding the Experience," provides participants with the opportunity to learn about issues that challenge current understandings of the world around us, including race, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, life style, and learning.
The purpose of the Diversity Conference is to educate communities to be responsive to the needs of all publics and encourage training in campus and community human relations. Members of the North Dakota higher education institutions, other institutions within the region, and the public are invited to attend to learn about diversity issues that impact the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.
The two-day conference will features sessions by faculty and staff from UND and other institutions, as well as nationally known speakers and panelists. Session topics will include current challenges in education that impact perceptions of economic status, class, sexual orientation, race and ethnic backgrounds, religion and culture, learning styles, images in society, and more. Through "Understanding the Experience," participants will gain a broader appreciation and commitment to diversity by learning to respect differences and promote support for others in learning environments and broader communities.
There is no cost to attend the conference, and all participants must pre-register by Monday, April 7, to determine counts for meals and materials. Registration includes entry to all panel discussions and conference events, supplemental resource materials, all meals and breaks. The conference is coordinated by the UND Office of Conference Services.
For a registration form, complete conference schedule and more information, visit www.conted.und.edu/diversity or call UND Office of Conference Services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663 (toll free) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (ATTN: Diversity).