Normandale Hosts Diversity & Inclusiveness Lecture Series

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

The Normandale Community College President's Diversity Council will host three events as part of the College's Diversity & Inclusiveness Lectures Series. These events, which are all free and open to the public, include the following presentations; The Changing Demographics of Minnesota, and Understanding and Dealing with Minnesota Nice in Higher Education.

On Wednesday, February 17, Andi Egbert, from the MN State Demographic Center, will present The Changing Demographics of Minnesota. This presentation will take place in the Partnership Center (room P 0808) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a 60-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute discussion on how to apply the information. The event presentation is co-sponsored by the Normandale Black Student Alliance. 

Keith Mayes, Author and Professor at the Univeristy of Minnesota, will present Current Issues of Race and Race Perception in an event co-sponsored by Normandale's Black Student Alliance on Tuesday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lorenz Auditorium. Following the presentation, there will be Soul Food Event in the Fine Arts hallway. There will be a cost attached to the Soul Food Event. 

The final event, Understanding and Dealing with Minnesota Nice in Higher Education, will take place on Wednesday, March 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Partnership Center (room P 0808). It will be presented by Corey Bonnema and Jerilyn Veldof, who are the authors of Minnesota Nice: A Transplants' Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota. There will be a 55-minut presentation followed by 30 minutes of small group work.