Diversity Center 10th Anniversary CelebrationWhile the Diversity Center is 10 years young, efforts to make our campus inviting and inclusive to all individuals go back several decades. Before the Diversity Center there were places like Multicultural Students Affairs, clubs like Black @ PLU and countless individuals who made awareness of diversity and social justice important on our campus. If you participated in any number of these programs, initiatives or served as a leader for diversity issues at PLU over the past several decades, we invite you home to celebrate this 10th Anniversary marker for efforts that reach back much further than 10 years.
Friday, October 14th
Voice, Passion, Inclusion: Diversity Center 10th Anniversary Celebration
7:00 pm, Rm. 322, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Free
Celebrate a history more than 10 years in the making. While the Diversity Center is 10 years young, efforts surrounding social justice and diversity on the PLU campus have been celebrated and advocated for many decades. Come pay tribute to the Diversity Center and those efforts socializing with current Diversity Advocates, Diversity Center Staff, current clubs and organizations leadership. Learn about current efforts from student presenters and join in the celebration making your own pennant, pom pom. To kick off the weekend’s festivities, attendees will parade through campus to Multicultural night!
8:00 pm, Commons, University Center, $5
Join student clubs and organizations highlighting their cultural traditions! From song and dance to visual art, these students share their heritage while you enjoy traditional desserts from around the world.
Saturday, October 15th
Diversity Center Open House
9:00 – 10:00 am, Diversity Center, Free
Enjoy coffee and light continental breakfast fare as you interact with current Diversity Center Advocates and see the space they work and socialize in.
Diversity Center Anniversary Presentation & Past, Present and Future Panel
10:00 am, Diversity Center, Free
Learn about the changing face of Diversity at PLU. Celebrate milestones that helped in the creation of the Diversity Center as it now exists. Director Angie Hambrick will share about the Diversity Center at PLU of today, and offer a vision for what the future may hold. Following this
presentation at 10:30 am, learn more about the history of how the Diversity Center came to be, and what efforts the Diversity Center currently engages in around campus. A panel of alumni, faculty and staff will share their experiences of striving to make campus a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Variety, Inspiration and Potential: Homecoming Celebration Banquet
6:00 pm, Hotel Murano, $50
We are rolling out the red carpet for a night unlike any other! A social hour and cocktail party in the Hotel Murano lobby will precede the VIP banquet in the ballroom where we will celebrate our common affinity to PLU. The evening will be filled with beauty – not just the glass and contemporary art of the Hotel Murano, but an array of alumni entertainment spanning the decades. Enjoy the company of old friends and make the acquaintance of new friends. Finally, we will honor the accomplishments of our Alumni Award Recipients. For a full list and more information about this year’s recipients see the Fall Issue of SCENE or visit our website. Seats are limited for this VIP event, be sure to register early.