Intercultural Affairs

Harry Bradshaw Matthews with Hartwick students

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: 2019-2020

February: Black History and The African Diaspora
African Americans and the Vote: The Fifteenth Amendment, A House Divided

African American Literature
Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library February Book Display.

February 8: Underground Railroad Along the Susquehanna River: The Freedom Journey from Harford County, MD to Otsego County, NY
2-4 p.m., Greater Oneonta Historical Society , 183 Main Street, hosts a presentation by Harry Bradshaw Matthews.

February 10: Roots Seminar: Power Point Presentation about the Freedom Journey of African Americans & the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
5-6 p.m., Yager Museum of Art & Culture, Black Student Alliance (BSA) & the Office of Intercultural Affairs host this event as a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

February 13: African American & the African Diaspora History Trivia & Walking Through History
6-8 p.m., Yager Museum of Art & Culture, an interactive team game, hosted by BSA.

February 15: PALS Heritage Leadership Training Seminar
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Eaton Lounge, Bresee, Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), BSA & the Office of Intercultural Affairs host the annual cultural awareness event. (Advanced registration required at matthewsh@hartwick.edu).

February 18: Mental Health of Black Students Enrolled at Predominantly White Colleges
5-7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Student Union, Student Government Association (SGA) hosts this event. (Advanced registration required at matthewsh@hartwick.edu).

February 19: Roots Seminar: An Event Debating the Terms of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
6-7 p.m., Yager Museum of Art & Culture, BSA & the Office of Intercultural Affairs host this event.

February 26: A Dinner Discussion: Pros and Cons About Voting Rights in America
5-7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Student Union, Office of Intercultural Affairs, BSA, SOSU/BU & PALS host this event. (Advanced registration required at matthewsh@hartwick.edu).

Contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 410 Dewar, for assistance with announcing your event by e-mailing matthewsh@hartwick.edu.

Contact:

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

 

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