Office of M.I.S.S. sets up productive year

The Office of Multicultural and International Student Services is having a productive semester to encourage student involvement with events such as Get Your MAC On, MISS Movie Club and Shake Your Tail Feather.

MISS started the month of October with a Hispanic Faculty/Staff Mixer, African-American Student Think Tank, a Diversity Luncheon with Dr. Fair as the speaker, and Olympic Inspirations with Ruben Gonzalez.

Get Your MAC On better known as the Multicultural Awareness Certification is a program that allows students, faculty and staff to become more aware of the cultures that exist in society.

Jennifer Roberts, Coordinator of MISS, said “People should get their MAC on because it is a way to show that they are certified by the Office of MISS on how to interact with people with of other races, religions and genders. When they graduate and get into the workforce, they will not always be with people that look like them, and MAC is a way to help ease the transition into the workforce.”

According to MISS, some benefits of obtaining your MAC are improving your resume, increasing your chances for scholarships and personal development. MAC offers three ways to earn “experience points”. By attending programs or events that are listed in the MISS calendar which can be obtained in the Office of Student Activities.

Another way to earn points is to read a cultural book from the Office of Student Activities/MISS Library. The library is comprised of books that address Asian, African-American, Nave American, Hispanic, leadership, diversity, teambuilding and other cultural issues.

On Oct. 22, MISS will host a Yard Show at 11:30 a.m. as a way to promote the showing of the movie School Daze in the LSC Theater at 6:30 p.m. The National Pan-Hellenic Council will perform.

Shake Your Tail Feather is another program hosted by MISS as a way to teach students to learn how to dance on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. in the LSC Ballroom. The Texas World Dance Company along with members of NPHC will teach the student body different ways and traditions of dancing.

For more information regarding the Office of MISS, contact Roberts at 294-FUN1.

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