August 29, 2001 - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Invites Public Participation in Diversity Conference
Contact: Melinda Voss, (651) 296-9443, email@example.com
College retention for Native Americans, teaching students of color to manage a perceived hostile environment and the development of international businesses will be among topics at a diversity conference Wednesday, Oct. 3, sponsored by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
The conference, "Business, Community, Education: A Common Path," is planned for educators, employers and other interested Minnesotans to learn about and discuss new strategies for managing and encouraging diversity. Workshop topics also include disabilities in the workforce, a woman's perspective on business and corporate diversity.
Featured speakers include Reatha Clark King, president and executive director of the General Mills Foundation, vice president of General Mills Inc. and a former president of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul; and Derald Wing Sue, Columbia University, an author and psychologist who specializes in multicultural training. Luncheon speaker is Toni Reams, a Twin Cities poet and community coordinator.
The MnSCU Equal Opportunity and Diversity Division is hosting the conference at the Edinburgh USA Event and Conference Center, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Conference information and registration is available on the MnSCU Equal Opportunity and Diversity Division Web site, www.eod.mnscu.edu, or by calling (651) 296-3907. Cost is $90 per person or $45 per student, breakfast and lunch included.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is made up of 34 state universities, community colleges, technical colleges and comprehensive community and technical colleges in 46 Minnesota communities. The system serves approximately 216,500 students annually in credit-based courses.
Calendar and event announcement:
Diversity conference: "Business, Community, Education: A Common Path," a conference for employers, educators and the public, Wednesday, Oct. 3, sponsored by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, at the Edinburgh USA Event and Conference Center, Brooklyn Park. $90 per person or $45 per student, breakfast and lunch included. For information and registration, see the MnSCU Equal Opportunity and Diversity Division Web site, www.eod.mnscu.edu , or call (651) 296-3907. Open to the public.
- 8:45 a.m. Reatha Clark King, General Mills Inc., "Diversity - An Imperative for Progress in the 21st Century"
- 11:45 a.m. Toni Reams, "To Inspire and Motivate"
- 3 p.m. Derald Wing Sue, Columbia University, "Inclusivity - Creating a Better Path"