Fall 2022

September

Sep

07

Breakfast Wednesdays

Date: September 07

Time: 9am

Location: LA 114

Description:
Join us every Wednesday for coffee, cocoa, and donuts! Come and hang out before class, or grab something to start your day! 

Sponsored by our Multicultural Student Services and International Student Services offices. 

Sep

08

K-Culture Day 'Chuseok'

Date: September 08

Time: 1am - 1pm

Location: LA 114

Description:

The International Youth Fellowship is hosting a K-Culture Day 'Chuseok' in conjunction with our Asian Initiative at UVU. The event highlights Korean food, traditional attire, origami (hanbok), and also includes education and information about the holiday and organization. 

Sep

08

A Night with the Moon - Mid-Autumn Festival

Date: September 08 - September 08

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: LA 114

Description:
Join us and learn about the mid-autumn festival celebrated throughout cultures within the Asian diaspora. Hosted by the Multicultural Student Council and the Asian Initaitive at UVU, we will be making lanterns, sharing tea and mooncakes, and showing the film, "Over the Moon."

Sep

12

Pacific Islander Student & Staff Social

Date: September 12

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: LA 114

Description:
Join us as we celebrate the start of the school year and host a back to school kick-off for our PI students and staff! 

Sep

15

Hispanic Heritage Month

Date: September 15 - October 15

Time: 12am

Location: All-month

Description:

Utah Valley University’s diverse student body drives our dedication to academic excellence and inclusion throughout the university. At 11.9% of total student enrollment, Hispanic and Latino students make up the largest ethnic minority group at UVU. Throughout the year, our Hispanic students, faculty, and staff excel in making UVU an equitable and globalized place to learn and work.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the culture and achievements of Latinos Wolverines. Join us from September 15 to October 15 for our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations and learn more about the resources and events  available to Wolverines year-round.

Sep

15

Pasifika Night: UVU Women's Volleyball vs. Weber State University

Date: September 15

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: RL Arena

Description:
Cheer on our UVU women's volleyball team as they play against Weber State University, and also as we celebrate Pasifika night!

Sep

21

Native Wolverine Association Opening Social

Date: September 21

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Location: LA 116 & SL Bowling Alley

Description:
Come and meet the Native Wolverine Association (NWA) club leadership and members! Dinner will be served and we are bowling!

  • 4pm - 5pm - Meet & Greet in MSS, LA 116
  • 5pm - 7pm - Bowling at the SL Bowling Alley

Sep

22

Proud 2 Be (African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, African American)

Date: September 22

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: UVU Grande Ballroom

Description:
Proud 2 Be is an opportunity for UVU to celebrate the diversity and beauty of African and African diaspora culture through music, dance, food, and community building !

Hosted by the African Diaspora Initiative (ADI) w/ additional staffing support from Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and coordination w/ The Black Student Union (BSU), Proud 2 Be is set to be one of the most exciting events of the semester ! With food from UVU Catering and Special Guest DJ and performances from Cultural Envoy Leadership Program’s (CELP) African Diaspora Section we are looking for a good time to express a sense of pride and belonging for our students and community of African descent and friends! Music by Utah Jazz DJ Joune.

Theme: Attendees are encouraged to wear clothing or accessories that demonstrate cultural pride and heritage. As African Americans we can also choose to wear African clothing even sports jersey’s/shirts or attire/styles normally associated w/ Black culture a.k.a. Swag! It’s up to you!

Sep

27

Diversity Dialogues: Untold Stories of the First-Gen

Date: September 27

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location: CB 104

Description:
Come and connect with different 1st Gens! Listen to their perspective about social pressure and unfamiliar college environment, and learn how to navigate through it all through different campus/community resources. Delicious snacks will be provided by MSC. See you all there!

Sep

28

African Diaspora Networking

Date: September 28

Time: 11am - 1pm

Location: FL 428

Description:

We make the effort to pair student leaders with faculty/staff mentors. We also have weekly and monthly social and networking events for all students to connect with peers and mentors.

Professor Hilary Hungerford will be presenting on Social Media & Stereotypes of the African Continent. Lunch will be provided for the first 25 attendees.

Sep

28

AIGA Club Social: Kick-off Event

Date: September 28

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Location: LA 101

Description:

Come and meet the Pacific Islander club leadership and members! There will be food, drinks, and music! Hope to see you there!

 

 

Sep

30

Bachata Fest @ UVU

Date: September 30

Time: 9pm - 1am

Location: UCCU Events Center

Description:

Bachatafest is a scholarship fundraising event. It promotes cultural awareness, creates connections among people, and facilitates student success. It celebrates, validates, and unifies the Latino and other diverse communities who participate by affirming and sharing cultural identities, while also supporting students’ academic pathways through scholarships

  • Tickets Day Of on September 30, 2022, will be $20.

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October

Oct

05

Breakfast Wednesdays

Date: October 05

Time: 9am

Location: LA 114

Description:
Join us every Wednesday for coffee, cocoa, and donuts! Come and hang out before class, or grab something to start your day! 

Sponsored by our Multicultural Student Services and International Student Services offices. 

Oct

06

African Student and Refugee Conference

Date: October 06 - October 08

Time: 8am

Location: Ballroom

Description:
Thursday, October 6th – Saturday, October 8th is the African Student and Refugee Conference in concert with the Why It Matters UN Global Engagement Conference.

Interested parties can contact David Ssejinja at DavidS@uvu.edu or (801) 863-6751 regarding the conference.

Oct

10

Indigenous People's Day - College Collaboration

Date: October 10

Time: 8am

Location: Bingham Gallery: Roots of Knowledge

Description:
UEN and universities across the state present “Indigenous People’s Day College Collaboration” on Monday, October 10 2022. Connect with other students or schools across the state for this all-day hybrid event to celebrate and empower Indigenous People’s stories through film.

Register today to participate in this event.


Oct

13

Fall Break (Students)

Date: October 13 - October 15

Time: 12am

Location:

Description:
Enjoy your fall break! 

Oct

18

Fall 2022: MLK Dialogues

Date: October 18

Time: 11am - 12pm

Location: LA 101

Description:
Event: MLK Inclusion Dialogue 3
Date: Tuesday, October 18th
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: LA 114
Description: Special guest speaker on K-12 education in Utah.
Audience: UVU students, faculty, and staff

Oct

20

Students of Color Chats

Date: October 20

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Location: SC 208

Description:
We strive to bring together our diverse campus through forums that allow safe, compassionate, and progressive discussions of social issues regarding race and culture. The mission is to empower students of color and acknowledge a safe space where we can take steps towards equity and inclusion for students at UVU.

Oct

25

Diversity Dialogues: Workforce of America: A Talk with Workers with Disabilities

Date: October 25

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location: SC 206C

Description:
The national disability employment awareness month is this month! It was created to educate the general public on the issues that disable workers face. This is the exact purpose for our diversity dialogue. We will have three amazing speakers to talk about how their disabilities can interact with employment, and share the kinds of accommodations that exist in the workplace. They’ll also share some ways the able-bodied folks can be a better ally in the workplace. We are very excited to invite you all to come and learn!

Oct

26

African Diaspora Networking

Date: October 26

Time: 11am - 1pm

Location: FL 428

Description:

We make the effort to pair student leaders with faculty/staff mentors. We also have weekly and monthly social and networking events for all students to connect with peers and mentors. Lunch will be provided for the first 25 attendees.

Oct

26

Trunk or Treat (Hosted by FYESR)

Date: October 26

Time: 5:30 pm - 7pm

Location: Wee Care Childcare Center

Description:
The First Year Experience & Student Retention office are hosting a Trunk or Treat for UVU students and their families! MSS will have a "trunk" and fun activity for the kids to participate in and will be passing out candies. This event is free for all attendees.

November

Nov

01

Native American Heritage Month

Date: November 01 - November 30

Time: 12am

Location: All-month

Description:
Celebrate Native American Heritage month with us, and learn about their traditions and histories, and their stories of resistance and resilience. 

https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov 

Nov

01

Native American Heritage Month, Keynote Address: Larry Cesspooch (Northern Ute Spiritual Leader)

Date: November 01

Time: 12pm

Location: FL 428

Description:
Join us as we kick-off Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) with an amazing keynote address from Larry Cesspooch, Northern Ute Spiritual Leader. We are honored to host him and invite all to attend. 

Nov

01

Dia del Muerto: Day of the Dead Celebration

Date: November 01 - November 02

Time: 12pm

Location: LA 114

Description:
Come celebrate dia del muerto with us for two days! We will be remembering our loved ones, and discussing the significance of this holiday.

Nov

02

Breakfast Wednesdays

Date: November 02

Time: 9am

Location: LA 114

Description:
Join us every Wednesday for coffee, cocoa, and donuts! Come and hang out before class, or grab something to start your day! 

Sponsored by our Multicultural Student Services and International Student Services offices. 

 

Nov

05

Multicultural & Alumni Networking Event

Date: November 05

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Location: CB 510 & 511

Description:
We are hosting a networking event with Institutional Advancement to bring our Multicultural alumni and students together to network and get to know one another, as well as learn from one another! Lunch will be provided 

Nov

07

Native American Voting Rights

Date: November 07

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Location: LA 116

Description:
Learn about the history and current experiences of Native American voting rights.

Nov

08

Native American Storytelling Night

Date: November 08

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: SC Ballroom

Description:
Each year, our Native American Initiative hosts a "Native Storytelling Night" to share traditional stories and build community with one another. All are invited to attend this free event!

Nov

09

Karaoke Night - Hosted by First-Gen, MSS, and QSC

Date: November 09

Time: 6pm

Location: LA 114 & LA 116

Description:
Come and join us for karaoke night, hosted by the First-Gen Student Success Center, Multicultural Student Services, and LGBT Student Services. We'll have food and provide tons of opportunity to sing and have fun! 

Nov

10

Office of Navajo Nation Financial Assistance - Workshop

Date: November 10

Time: 12pm

Location: LA 116

Description:
For Navajo students at UVU - we are inviting a representative from the Office of Navajo Nation Financial Assistance (ONNSFA) to provide more information on the funding process and Financial Aid. 

Nov

10

The Purpose by TWENTYU

Date: November 10

Time: 7pm

Location: SC Ragan Theatre

Description:

We have partnered with UVU to make an incredible event that will help you understand what you are capable of, and your true potential.

Come join us for an event that will change your life, with amazing speakers!

TWENTYU is more than just an athletic clothing brand that makes amazing and quality products. It is a community, movement and a lifestyle.

Our message starts with a few questions.

Ask yourself, why was I born at this time and not 600 years ago? Or 1,000 years ago? Why now? What does God want from me?

Your PURPOSE is one of the most important things you can know. Knowledge about yourself is everything. You will realize that you are here to do a great work, and you have limited time to complete that work. That is why you must live with URGENCY every day.

At TWENTYU we are committed to help you achieve that PURPOSE, and we are here to remind you to live with URGENCY every day.

This is why we are doing this event. We invited people who are living their PURPOSE. People who stand out. People who overcame great challenges in their lives and used those experiences to serve and inspire others.

Come and let’s learn together. Let’s become better. Together, we can make a huge difference in this world.

Nov

11

MSS Veteran's Day Exhibit

Date: November 11

Time: 1am

Location: LA 114 & LA 116

Description:
Celebrate Veteran's Day with us as we highlight multicultural veteran's and their service to the U.S. We are so grateful for their commitment and dedication to our country, and most importantly to our histories and our people. 

Nov

12

Native American Heritage Night: UVU Men's Basketball vs. Northern Arizona

Date: November 12

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Location: UCCU Events Center

Description:
Cheer on our UVU Men's Basketball team as they play against Northern Arizona and celebrate an evening of Native American Heritage with cultural presentations during the half-time show. We are excited to partner with UVU Athletics to bring awareness to Native American Heritage month and be able to share our culture and identity. 

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Nov

14

Natives Writing for Social Change

Date: November 14 - November 03

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: LA 116

Description:
Join us as we learn about the efforts and history to enact social change among our native communities!

 

Nov

15

Fall 2022: MLK Dialogues

Date: November 15

Time: 11am - 12pm

Location: LA 116

Description:
Event: MLK Inclusion Dialogue 4
Date: Tuesday, November 15
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: LA 114
Description: Special guest speaker on Native community empowerment and entrepreneurship.
Audience: UVU students, faculty, and staff

Nov

16

Two-Spirit/BIPOC Gathering

Date: November 16

Time: 12pm

Location: LA 116

Description:
Celebrate our two-spirit and BIPOC identities and we gather together to build community. 

Nov

21

Holiday Break (Students)

Date: November 21 - November 26

Time: 12am

Location: All-week

Description:
Enjoy your week break and we'll see you after the holiday!

Nov

30

African Diaspora Networking

Date: November 30

Time: 11am - 1pm

Location: FL 428

Description:

We make the effort to pair student leaders with faculty/staff mentors. We also have weekly and monthly social and networking events for all students to connect with peers and mentors. 

Wednesday, November 30th will be our final African Diaspora Networking event of the semester. It will take place in FL 428 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Lunch will be provided for the first 25 attendees.

Nov

30

Indigenous Brilliance in Science Education

Date: November 30

Time: 2pm

Location: LA 116

Description:
Learn about indigenous contributions and foundations to science education. 

 

December

Dec

07

Breakfast Wednesdays

Date: December 07

Time: 9am

Location: LA 114

Description:
Join us every Wednesday for coffee, cocoa, and donuts! Come and hang out before class, or grab something to start your day! 

Sponsored by our Multicultural Student Services and International Student Services offices. 

Dec

08

Native American Initiative Speaker Series: Carmi from the Naaltsiilid Iniative

Date: December 08

Time: 2pm - 3:30 pm

Location: LA 116

Description:
The Native American Initiative Honors UVU by celebrating Native American Heritage Month with the Native American Initiative Speaker Series on November 17th, 2022 at 2pm in LA 116. We welcome Carmirae Holguin, Executive Director of the Naaltsiilid Initiative.

Mission for Naaltsiilid Initiative: We strengthen the cultural and economic resilience of Dinétah through self-reliance initiatives in the built environment.

About the speaker: Born and raised on Navajo Nation, Carmi is passionate about learning her people’s stories, culture, and kinship. She is a member of the Towering House Clan, born for the Red House Clan. Her maternal grandparents are the Salt People Clan and her paternal grandparents are The One Who Walks Around Clan. Carmi grew up in a family of carpenters and community leaders, an experience that shaped her interest in working with her people to build a sustainable, self-sufficient life in hózhó. She leads this work through listening and brings unconditional patience and empathy to the relationships she cultivates with her community.

Carmi joined Nááts'íilid Initiative after partnering with DesignBuildBLUFF on the Dennehotso Chapter Sweat Equity Project. As a community organizer, she draws on her intimate knowledge of working with the Dennehotso, Kayenta, and Chilchinbeto chapters, as well as the Navajo Housing Authority, and the Navajo Nation Land Department. She also brings broad experience in construction and management, having previously worked as a Journeyman Insulation Installer, a Site Interior Wall Forman, a Construction Purchasing Manager, a Procurement and Proposal Manager, a General Office Manager, and a Title Loan Manager. Carmi was selected to be in the 2020-2021 Change Labs Business Incubator Program, which has supported the establishment and growth of Nááts'íilid Initiative as a nonprofit business through funding, advisory services, and professional development resources. As an emerging entrepreneur, she always puts her traditional values first, an ethos she learned from her parents and grandparents.

Dec

12

Fall 2022 - Finals Week!

Date: December 12 - December 15

Time: 9am - 3pm

Location: LA 114

Description:
Good luck with finals this week! Stop by our office in LA 114 for some snacks or activities, if you need to pause or take a quick break from studying for finals!

Dec

16

African Diaspora Christmas Celebration in partnership with Ngoma y’Africa Cultural Center

Date: December 16

Time: 2pm

Location: UVU Grande Ballroom

Description:
Friday, December 16th we will be having an African Diaspora Christmas Celebration in partnership with Ngoma y’Africa Cultural Center.

Tickets will be going on sale soon and will be available on UVU Events. This event will consist of performances in two showing, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.