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Students attend a housewarming for Augusta University's new Multicultural Student Center.

Multicultural Student Center grand opening set for Sept. 17

The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement will host a grand opening for the new Multicultural Student Center from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Room 209 in the Jaguar Student Activities Center.

As the university continues to grow, the Multicultural Student Center is an effort to continue fostering a more inclusive campus environment. The center will feature a lounge area, comfortable study space with computer stations and a conference table for meetings.

Karen Mobley, director of Multicultural Student Engagement, hopes students utilize the space to find out who they are.

“I want students to come into our center and have cross-cultural dialogues and engage in activities to help create a more inclusive campus,” Mobley said.

“I was so happy to find out that the university believed in the opportunity for our students to have a safe space on campus. I am very proud and filled with admiration.”

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Karen Mobley, director of Multicultural Student Engagement, left, and Dr. Lindsey West, interim chief diversity officer, at the housewarming for the Multicultural Student Center.

In addition to creating a welcoming environment for students of all cultural identities, the office plans to conduct training events for student leaders to assist in social change, presentations to promote social and cultural awareness as well as art, music and other activities to celebrate cultures from around the world.

The event is free for all to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The office plans to host more events throughout the semester across campus. Visit the university’s event calendar to find more events from the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement.

Sista Circle

6 p.m. dinner; 6:30-8:30 p.m., program and discussion, Wednesday, Sept. 25, JSAC Ballroom

Sista Circle encourages women who identify as black or African American to attend this discussion to get inspired and feel empowered. Dinner will be served to the first 50 students.

Spirit Day

Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, JSAC Breezeway

Augusta University’s annual Spirit Day occurs to encourage the Augusta University community to take a stand against bullying and show support to the LGBTQ+ community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear purple or rainbow designs as it symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.

The Black Male Handbook: Succeeding in College and Life

5:30 p.m. dinner; 6-7:30 p.m. program, Thursday, Oct. 24, JSAC Coffeehouse

Inspired by author and activist Kevin Powell, this collective discussion will focus on finding fresh solutions to old problems concerning black male college students. Dinner will be served to the first 50 students.

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