Intercultural Affairs

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At Hartwick, we believe our differences are our strength. We know the world is interconnected, and that true wisdom comes from a first-hand understanding of all cultures, faiths, experiences. That’s why we’re committed to fostering an environment of thoughtful exchange on- and off-campus.

For instance, Hartwick’s Office of Intercultural Affairs exists to contribute to the creation, influence, and sustainability of a community in which the dignity of all people is respected and affirmed through the promotion of dialogue and interaction between cultures. The Associate Dean plays a pivotal role by initiating and leading activities that engage and support underrepresented students and enhance the quality of the Hartwick College experience for all students.

The Office collaboratively offers educational and social programming to enhance the overall academic and developmental achievement of all students, while providing avenues for personal growth and increased advocacy, involvement, and support for the College community.

Areas of focus include:

  • ALANA/minority students
  • gender issues
  • interfaith and religion
  • sexual orientation
  • disability awareness
  • social class
  • international students

Programming: 2016-2017

November 2016: Veterans Recognition and Native American Heritage Month

November 4 – November 30
The Stevens-German Library will showcase books honoring Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month.

November 7: Honoring LGBTQ Veterans: A Letter Writing Experience
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dewar Balcony
The Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) hosts this event for writing thank you letters to LGBTQ service people and sending them to the American Veterans for Equal Rights association.

November 10: Health Promotion says thanks to Veterans
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Tabling outside of the Commons, making all aware of the positive contributions of veterans.

November 10: Short Film and Discussion of Afro-Native Identity
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Farrington Room, Dewar
Intercultural Affairs hosts this dinner to expose Afro-Native American heritage and genealogy tips for family research.

November 11: Veterans Luncheon
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar
Student Affairs Division at Hartwick College hosts as a way to say thanks to Veterans.

November 11: Veterans Day Honors
1:15: p.m. to 2 p.m., Anderson Lawn
Veterans at Hartwick College host with students a memorial in Remembrance of Hartwick’s Veterans.

November 11: Honoring Veterans
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Outside Commons
Community Involvement & Volunteerism (CIV) hosts this event for writing thank you letters to veterans during Winter Carnival.

November 12: Tribute to Veterans
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wright Stadium
Hartwick vs. Utica College: Football Game (Code Blue)

November 17: Honoring Veterans
8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., First Floor Lounge, Leitzell
Imma hosts creating holiday cards for veterans.

November 21: Trans Day of Remembrance
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel
House, Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) hosts this event as a memorial service for victims of trans violence in the past year.

November 29: Kwanzaa: Native American and Other Voices of Diverse Soldiers
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar


Harry Bradshaw Matthews
Associate Dean and Director,
Office of Intercultural Affairs
matthewsh@hartwick.edu

 

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