Events and Programs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers educational programs for students, faculty and staff such as guest speakers, diversity trainings, documentary screenings, theatrical and musical performances, and discussions on various cultural topics, just to name a few.

Below is a list of upcoming OMA events and programs as well as examples of our past activities. 

If you have a question about an upcoming event please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne (hclayborne@bellarmine.edu).

Spring 2015 Events

Dialogue on Diversity is a monthly program for faculty and staff that examines the different aspects of diversity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne. Lunch is provided.

Presenter: Ms. Jordan Wiehebrink, Graduate Admission Officer, Bellarmine University
Topic: Ageism
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 12-1
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)

Black History Month Voice Competition

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Location: Bellarmine's Amy Cralle Theatre

The Bellarmine Black Student Union, the Bellarmine Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Bellarmine Music Department join with the Kentuckiana Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians and the Black Classical Artists of Louisville to present the 6th Annual Black History Month 'Traditional Negro Spiritual' Voice Competitions!  The Collegiate Division of this very unique event will take place on Sunday, February 8th at 2:00 PM in Bellarmine's Amy Cralle Theatre! Finalists from around the state will compete for a $500 1st Prize as they sing both a 'Traditional Negro Spiritual' and a selection form the classical repertory. Former winners of this competition have gone on to sing in professional opera companies around the world and to study in major conservatories throughout the region. Previous winners of this competition have come from the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky, Jefferson Community College and Bellarmine University.Judges for this competition include profession operatic singers and music educators. The High School Division of the event will take place on Saturday, February 14th at 1:00 PM. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

American Denial (Documentary)

Date: February 13, 2015
Location: Muhammad Ali Center
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Screening at 6:00 p.m.

In 1944 Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal asked: How could America’s belief in liberty and equality also enable Jim Crow segregation? American Denial uses Myrdal’s inquiry to probe — through a diverse chorus of commentators — the power of unconscious biases today in what some have called post-racial America.  Discussion after screening.  Ten tickets available.  RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu

Voices: Past, Present, Future

Date: February 16, 2015
Presenter: Ms. LaToya Smith, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Brown-Forman
Time: 11:30-1:00 p.m.; Meet and greet from 11:30-12:00, Presentation 12:00-1:00
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)

Since the event is occurring during Black History Month and Women’s History Month, presenters will identify a person (PAST) who is either an African-American or a woman and share the impact this person had on his/her life or an attribute (s) they admire about this person, the presenter will share his/her story ( PRESENT) and  three to five lessons that have shaped their personal beliefs, values, etc., and offer advice (FUTURE) to students, staff and faculty on how to achieve their personal and professional goals. Limited to 20 attendees (students, faculty and staff). Lunch will be provided. RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu

Dave Clark Jazz Band

Date: February 18, 2015
Time: 12-1
Location: Couch Area in Horrigan Hall

Volunteer- Buechel United Methodist Church

Date: February 21, 2015
Location: 2817 Hikes Lane
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu

Voices: Past, Present, Future

Date: February 16, 2015
Presenter: Rev. Tim Findlay, Senior Pastor, Kingdom Fellowship Christian Life Center
Time: 11:30-1:00 p.m.; Meet and greet from 11:30-12:00, Presentation 12:00-1:00
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)

Since the event is occurring during Black History Month and Women’s History Month, presenters will identify a person (PAST) who is either an African-American or a woman and share the impact this person had on his/her life or an attribute (s) they admire about this person, the presenter will share his/her story ( PRESENT) and  three to five lessons that have shaped their personal beliefs, values, etc., and offer advice (FUTURE) to students, staff and faculty on how to achieve their personal and professional goals.  Limited to 20 attendees.  Lunch will be provided. RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu

Webinar: "I Want To Be An Ally... I Just Don't Know How: How to Create Supportive and Inclusive Campus Communities"

Date: February 23, 2015
Time: 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
Location: Horrigan Conference Room (Across from Security Office)
RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu

Dialogue on Diversity

Presenter: Ms. Hannah Piechowski, Residence Life and the First Year Experience, Midway College
Topic: Creating Veteran Friendly Campuses
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 12-1
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)

Dialogue on Diversity is a monthly program for faculty and staff that examines the different aspects of diversity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne. Lunch is provided.

Dave Clark Jazz Band

Date: March 18, 2015
Time: 12-1
Location: Couch Area- Horrigan Hall

The Lion King (co-sponsored by BAC and OMA)

Date: March 25, 2015 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kentucky Center for the Arts
RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu

Dialogue on Diversity

Presenter: Dr. Rosie Maum, International Support Specialist, Bellarmine University
Topic: Creating a Culturally-Responsive Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 12-1
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)

Dialogue on Diversity is a monthly program for faculty and staff that examines the different aspects of diversity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne. Lunch is provided.

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