Each year, the Multicultural Student Development Office puts on a number of different signature events, designed to raise awareness as well as build community at Calvin. Browse the links below to learn more about each event, and be sure to look for ways to get involved!
Retreat To The Beach is an overnight retreat geared toward first year students. Students have the chance to connect with other incoming freshmen and upperclassmen Student leaders. It allows students to have fun and relax, enjoy time away from campus, and learn more about MSDO, and other key offices/resources on campus.
Description: UNLEARN week, a week of anti-racism programs designed to challenge the many generalizations, stereotypes and assumptions that maintain racism in our society.
Annual event where students showcase their poetic and musical talents. An evening of great artistic exploration including spoken word, music, and visual art. Several Calvin students and local artists participate in this event. Poetry Jam 2011: Uncensored will take place October 19, 2011 in the Cave Café/Fish House. If you are interested in participating in the Poetry Jam please contact Nicole Parker at email@example.com.
An exploration of cultural food, dress, and popular pass times, each dorm will represent a different world region. Students are given a passport and encouraged to document their travels with a stamp received at each dorm. International Treasure 2011 will take place Nov. 4, 2011
Elegant evening of celebration and honor. Students enjoy a banquet style dinner and performances. This event closes the MSDO fall event series. Holiday Banquet 2011 will be taking place December 2, 2011.
Students focus on a common element that is used globally. This event explores how the element is used within various cultures. For example the international use of rice, Christianity, and or silver.