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'Kaleidoscope Engagements' celebrates diversity

Students sample Colombian cuisine during the College's March 2010 International Fair.

Seminole State College of Florida is embracing diversity with "Kaleidoscope Engagements," a series of activities, workshops and presentations intended to promote individualism and inclusion at the College.

The monthlong celebration, hosted by the Diversity Council and the Office of Diversity Initiatives & Engagement, began March 4 with "Allies Advance," a diversity training program for students, faculty and staff. Upcoming highlights include a performance by comedian Steffon on Thursday, March 17, and a wheelchair basketball game on Thursday, March 24, that will pit members of the Seminole State community against the team formerly known as the Orlando Magic Wheels. The comedy show will begin at noon in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Student Center (building C), and the wheelchair basketball game will tip off at noon in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Gymnasium (building H).

Additional 'Engagements'
  • Friday, March 18: "The Forgotten Astronomers: Islam and the Rise of Modern Science" faculty/staff planetarium show; 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Planetarium (building B)
  • Monday, March 21: Random Acts of Kindness Day on all campuses
  • Wednesday, March 23: Bring Your Child to Work Day; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus (employees only)
  • Friday, March 25: "Who's Who? Women in Astronomy" faculty/staff planetarium show; 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Planetarium (building B)
  • Tuesday, March 29: Seminole State Day of Peace on all campuses
  • Wednesday, March 30: Native American Archaeoastronomy workshop; 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Planetarium (building B)
  • Thursday, March 31: Screening of the movie "Black Swan" and discussion about mental health issues; 7-9 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Concert Hall (building G)
  • Friday, April 1: "The Fire of Creation: The Maya" faculty/staff planetarium show; 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Planetarium (building B)
  • Tuesday, April 5-Thursday, April 7: International Fairs; noon-2 p.m. on the Altamonte Springs (April 5), Sanford/Lake Mary (April 6) and Oviedo (April 7) campuses
  • Wednesday, April 6: Diversity in the Curriculum faculty workshop; 2-3 p.m. in room UP-2102 of the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Partnership Center (building UP).
  • Friday, April 8: "The Kingdoms of the Stars: China and Japan" faculty/staff planetarium show; 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Planetarium (building B)
  • Monday, April 11: Turkish culture celebration; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. outside the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Partnership Center (building UP)
  • Wednesday, April 13: Islamaphobia Workshop; noon-1 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Multipurpose Room (building C)
  • Friday, April 15: Diversity Breakfast; 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Westin hotel in Lake Mary
  • Saturday, April 16: Diversity Institute; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Student Center (building C)

All events are free. For more information, please see the College Events Calendar.

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