Division of University Engagement

Events

2014 Calendar of Multicultural Events

JANUARY 2014 DOOR TO THE YEAR

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar. It consists of 31 days and the first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day. It is a time that represents all beginnings everywhere.

  • 16 - 25 UNDER 25, THE EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER
    The Galleries at CSU
  • 20 - MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY (University Holiday)
  • 21 - MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION: "WHAT’S YOUR DREAM?" - IME
    Wolstein Center

FEBRUARY 2014 BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing their role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

  • 1 - 22 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH ESSAY CONTEST - IME
  • 5 - SAFE SPACE TRAINING - IME
  • 6 - JIMMY GAYLE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AND PANEL DISCUSSION
    Black Studies Program
  • 8 - CHINESE LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION
  • 11 - SOPHOMORE SUCCESS SOCIAL- IME
  • 13 - CURTIS WILSON COLLOQUIUM SERIES LECTURE: "In the Words of the Old Negro Spiritual"
  • 2/14-3/9 - BREATH AND IMAGINATION (The Life and Legacy of Roland Hayes Panel Discussion)
    Playhouse Square Ticketed Event
  • 17 - PRESIDENTS DAY (University Holiday)
  • 22 - BEST OF BEST FASHION SHOW
    Sponsored by the Black Cultural Center
    Waetjen Auditorium
  • 27 - DR. ELAINE RICHARDSON
    Lecture
    Drinko Hall

MARCH 2014 WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women's History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rationale to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women's History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month in perpetuity. A special presidential proclamation is issued every year, honoring the extraordinary achievements of American women.

  • 1 - 21 - WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH ESSAY CONTEST - IME
  • 9 - 16 - SPRING RECESS
  • 20 - CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN HISTORY - IME
  • 28 - 43rd STUDENT SHOW
  • The Galleries at CSU

APRIL 2014 CELEBRATE DIVERSITY MONTH

Celebrate Diversity Month started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all. By celebrating differences and similarities during this month, organizers hope that people will get a deeper understanding of each other.

  • 7 - DEAN’S DIVERSITY COUNCIL RECOGNITION - IME
  • Breakfast
  • Student Center Ballroom

MAY 2014 ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month recognizes the contribution and celebrates the culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.

  • 2 - SALUTE TO BLACK GRADUATES - IME
    Student Center Ballroom
  • 9 - CELEBRATION OF LATINO GRADUATES - IME
    Waetjen Auditorium
  • 10 - COMMENCEMENT
    Wolstein Center
  • 16 - GRAPHIC ADVOCACY: INTERNATIONAL POSTERS FOR A DIGITAL AGE
    The Galleries at CSU
  • 19 - SUMMER SESSION TERMS BEGIN (First Weekday Class)
  • 26 - MEMORIAL DAY (University Holiday)

JUNE 2014 LGBT PRIDE MONTH

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month runs through the month of June and is a celebration of the many contributions of LGBT students, employees and Americans.

  • 10 - SAFE SPACE TRAINING - IME

JULY 2014 MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN MONTH

A long-time advocate for children, Kim Ratz has proudly sponsored this annual observance since 2006, encouraging all parents, providers and people who care about kids to find ways to make a difference to children in July and year-round.

  • 4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY (University Holiday)

AUGUST 2014 CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD’S PEOPLE MONTH

  • 25 FIRST FALL WEEKDAY CLASS
  • A WEEK OF WELCOME
    Various Activities
  • 26 - MOSAIC ON 12 OPEN HOUSE - IME

SEPTEMBER 2014 ORGANIC HARVEST MONTH

In 1992, the Organic Trade Association implemented Organic Harvest Month, a widespread promotion of organic food and agriculture through regional and local events.

  • 1 - LABOR DAY (University Holiday)
  • 18 - MULTICULTURAL STUDENT WELCOME RECEPTION - IME
  • 22 - HISPANIC AWARENESS MONTH ESSAY CONTEST - IME

OCTOBER 2014 HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • 13 - COLUMBUS DAY (no classes - offices open)
  • 16 - LATINO AWARDS LUNCHEON - IME
    Student Center Ballroom
  • 17 - FIESTA LATINA - IME

NOVEMBER 2014 AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH

Recognition of the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

  • 11 - VETERANS DAY (University Holiday)
  • 27 - 30 -THANKSGIVING RECESS (no classes Friday, Saturday)

DECEMBER 2014 UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

The month of December is considered Universal Human Rights Month. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted between January 1947 and December 1948. It aimed to form a basis for human rights all over the world.

  • 4 - MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION OF STUDENT SUCCESS - IME
    Student Center Ballroom
  • 14 - COMMENCEMENT
  • 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY (University Holiday)