Represent UST at National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education

Represent UST at National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education

Multicultural Student Services will send a team of students, staff and faculty to the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education May 30-June 3 in Chicago.

NCORE is a five-day gathering of people whose work and passion address race and racism on college campuses in areas such as: classrooms, organizations and co-curricular activities, administrative practice and campus policy, campus life, and social justice education and training.  

If you are concerned about racial justice on campus, here is an opportunity for you.

St. Thomas NCORE team members will return to campus with new energy, great ideas for programs, connections with nationally known speakers and a commitment to sharing their learning with the campus community.

Would you like to be part of the 2006-07 St. Thomas team?  

Each student participant must complete an application available in the MSS office, Room 106, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, and come to a short interview on April 26, 27 or May 2.  

Students who are selected as team members must be willing to follow through on these commitments:

  • Attend an on-campus pre-conference meeting from noon to 1 on May 9 and/or May 11
  • Travel to NCORE on May 30-June 3 in Chicago
  • Return to St. Thomas for a post-conference session (date to be decided)
  • Participate in monthly meetings during the 2006-07 school year
  • Host and/or sponsor activities tailored to meet UST campus needs.

Applications are due Monday, April 17. Note that this experience is only open to students who will be returning to St. Thomas for the entire 2006-07 school year.

Co-sponsors are the All College Council, Faculty Development, Academic Affairs and Multicultural Student Services. Campus funding covers all conference registration expenses, including fees, transportation, lodging and most meals.

For more information about the conference, visit the NCORE Web site or contact Denise Dieffenbach, (651) 962-6463.