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Tilford Contact Info

Megan M. Corrigan, Secretary
Tilford Group
118 Whitesitt Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-4221
E-mail: tilford@pittstate.edu

Complete Listing of Activities and Events

1.  Dr. Roy F. Janisch: "Native American Sovereignty and Law" - September 2007

2.  Dr. Jeffrey R. Williams : "Recruitment and Retention of Domestic Minorities" - October 2007

3.  Dr. Joni Barnard : "Diversity in the Workplace" - November 2007

4.  Dr. Anh Tran : "Stratagies to Promote Diversity Appreciation" - February 4, 2008 Picture

5.  Dr. Browyn Conrad, Gender Discrimination in Academe Associate Professor of Social Sciences, PSU - March 25, 2008

6. Event: Multicultural Cinderella:Hear Chiluchile Mwape tell the tale of Nyasha, one of Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters in an African version of the oft-told tale, then listen to Nini Wu share the story of Yeh Shen in a Chinese version of Cinderella.  (Co-sponsored by the Pittsburg Public Library) - April 12, 2008

7.  Regent Janie Perkins , Diversity: My Personal Experiences Member, Kansas Board of Regents, - April 25, 2008

8. SGA/Tilford Diversity RoundTable Discussions - May 1, 2008

9. Tilford Picnic in the Park - May 4, 2008

10. Fred Krebs, Humanities Council (Tilford/Axe Library), including Dr Stephen Teller's display of his international collection of Oziana - October 30, 2008

11. Tilford/Faculty Association Bown Bag "Visiting International Scholar program" - November 20, 2008

12. Tilford Leadership meets with President to propose the PSU President's Council on Diversity - December 15, 2008.

13.  Jeremy Deckard, Kansas Human Rights Commission, Diversity: Food for Thought - September 23, 2008

14.  Dr. John E. Tidwell Gordon Parks: The Living Tree, partner with the Axe Library - February 19, 2009

15. Dr. Matthew Whitaker Understanding Culture and Building Community - April 2, 2009

16. Rev. Daniel Kuot, one of the 'lost boys of Sudan', "Darfur, Sudan Today: Daniel's amazing story and what is happening in Sudan today" - October 6, 2009

17. Mr. Bill Thornton, Acting Secretary of Commerce of State of Kansas, "Diversity and Multiculturalism- My Life Journey" - April 8, 2010

18. Event: Multicultural Cinderella: Edmee Fernandez recounts the tale of Adelita in a Mexican version of the Cinderella story while Roberta Shilane and her youth group perform the story of Esther in a Hebrew version of the universally beloved narrative. (Co-sponsored by the Pittsburg Public Library) - April 17, 2010

19 Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez, "And I Thought Aliens didn't Eat Rice and Beans" - September 22, 2010 (Co-sponsored with Office of Student Diversity/Hispanics of Today/ Campus Acitivies Center)

20. Event: The Tilford Group's First Campus Panel on Diversity in the PSU Classroom. With panel members Cathy Lee Arcuino and Christine Mekkaoui.  (Co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology) - September 30, 2010

21. Activity: Bafa Bafa: A Cross-cultural Communication Exercise. With facilitators Harriet Bachner and Chuck Olcese. (Co-sponsored by International Programs and Services) on October 7, 2010

22. Speaker: Ms. Thea Nietfeld, "Kansas Settlers Try Again: Beyond 'Bloody Kansas'" - February 15, 2011, 2pm in Balkans Room, OSC (Co-sponsored with Office of Student Diversity/ Campus Activities Center)

23. Speaker: Regent Mildred Edwards, "Empowering Communities Through Education, Diversity" - February 25, 2011, 2.00pm Governors Room, OSC (Co-sponsored with the President's Office)

24. Speaker: Dr. Joseph Seabrooks Jr., President of the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, "All About the Benjamins: 5 Things College Students Get Twisted" - Friday, March 11, 2011, 11am, Governors Room, OSC

25. Event: "An Academic Report and Some Cultural Observations from a Visiting International Scholar," an informative and interactive panel (Professor Zu Yunpeng of Sichuan Normal University, Dr. John Franklin and Dr. Philip Rudd of PSU ) on April 12, 2011

26. Speaker: Michael Reyes, Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker is a Chicano/Mexicano poet, emcee, actor, playwright, artist and community organizer (specializing in youth development).  Monday, September 12, 2011, 8pm, Grubbs Hall Room 107.  (Co-sponsored with Office of Student Diversity)

27. Speaker: Daniel Wildcat, Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studi (HERS) Center and Director of the American Indian Studies Program at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, will speak on our campus about "Diversity: An Issue of Life Enhancement for the Planet." - Monday, September 19, 2011, 2pm, Grubbs Hall Room 109
( Daniel Wildcat Lecture Brief || Poster || Lecture Video || Lecture Photo )

28. Tilford Conference 2011 (6:30-8:15pm)
Featured Presentation: Achieving Sustainable and AuthenticInclusive Excellence in Higher Education : Mining Campus Climates as Venues of Hope and Resistance, Dr. Juan Muñoz, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement andVice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs, Texas Tech University
(Tilford Conference 2011 Brochure || October 24 evening presentation Video)

29. Workshop: Safe Zone Workshop. Aims to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on the Pittsburg State campus and in the Pittsburg community - Friday, Jan. 27th, 2012 from 12pm - 2:30pm, Hartman Hall  332A  Event only open to PSU community

30. Event: Spoken Word (poetry reading) - February 13, 2012, 6 to 10pm at the U-Club in the Student Center.  Event open to Public

31. Event: Pecha Kucha. Learn a method of concise presentation - 7:20pm Feburary 22, 2012 in the U-Club at the Student Center
    Event open to Public

32. Panel: "How to Talk about Diversity with Colleagues, Students, and in the Classroom:  Strategies for Effective Discussion" Panel members include: David Adams, Harriet Bachner, Leo Hudson, Kristen Humphrey, Kristen Maceli, and Randy Winzer. - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:00pm in The Center for Teaching and Learning
    Event only open to Faculty and Staff

33. Panel: "Diversity in the PSU Classroom: Students’ Perspectives" Moderator will be Deatrea Rose. - Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 2—3pm, in The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.     Event only open to Faculty and Staff

34. Tilford Lecture: Lee Jones, a person with dreams and a person with Down syndrome, does not believe that words like “reasonable expectations” should stand in anyone’s way. - Friday, April 20, 2012 in 109 Grubbs Hall, 3 PM

35. Workshop: "Finding Leadership & Employing Advocacy" - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in the Governor's Room. (Poster)

36. Panel: "How to Talk about Diversity with Colleagues, Students, and in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Discussion" - Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Sunflower Room

37. Workshop: Safe Zone Workshop for Faculty and Staff - Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 2012, from 3pm - 5:30pm, Overman Student Center.
    The Safe Zone Workshop is sponsored by the Tilford Group at PSU.

38. Speaker: Jennifer Knapp - "Inside Out Faith: Music and musings about the journey of life finding love and being a gay person of faith"

39. Tilford Conference 2012
Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will be held on October 29-30 at Kansas State University. Please mark your calendars. Online registration site is not ready yet! Featured speakers are listed at the following link.

40. Activity: Bafa Bafa: A Cross-cultural Communication Exercise. With facilitators Harriet Bachner and Chuck Olcese. (Co-sponsored by International Programs and Services) - November 8, 2012
(PSU Story

41. Speaker: Precious Porras, University of Kansas - "Discovering Your Identities, How to be an Ally for Your Students" - Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 12pm - 1pm, Governor's room, Student Center (Co-sponsored by Campus Activities Council)
(Presentation || Strategies Handout || Matrix of Oppression Handout)

42. Event: XPLICIT The Poet. Former college math instructor Brandon Xplicit reads his poetry about financial responsibility, credit cards, family and relationship struggles, responsible college living, and Black history. (Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity and the PSU Black Student Association) - February 4, 2013, 7pm, U-Club.

43. Event: SGA Diversity Roundtables. Engage in discussions with other students pertaining to topics on Race, Spirituality/Religion, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Disability and more. - February 19, 2013, 10am-2:30pm, Governor's Room

44. Event: First Generation Students Webinar. Join our expert presenter – a first-generation student herself - to learn new information on the next and promising practices to serve your first-generation student population. - March 20, 2013, 1pm-2:30pm, Sunflower Room

45. Presentation: Moving Beyond the Yellow Brick Road to Reach Cultural Competence. This presentation includes activities that will enrich participants’ appreciation for diverse worldviews. Strategies for advocacy, mentoring, and becoming an ally with diverse students are explored. - March 27, 2013, 3pm, Sunflower Room

46. Event: Parents of Children with Disabilities Webinar. Purpose is to learn how professionals such as teachers, employers, and friends can best support persons with disabilities in education and the workplace, in order to utilize the important strengths and abilities of this population. - April 19, 2013, 11am, Hughes Hall rm. 315

47. Panel: Student Veterans Panel. Current Pitt State student veterans will discuss their experience as student veterans, challenges they face and how the Pitt State community can support student veterans. - April 22, 3pm, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

48. Activity: Bafa Bafa: A Cross-cultural Communication Exercise. This simulation makes participants personally aware of the issues around culture differences. - April 25, 12pm-2pm, KTC room S102

49. Event: Safe Zone Training. The event aims to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on the Pittsburg State campus and in the Pittsburg community. - April 30, 3pm-5pm

50. Tilford Conference 2013
Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will be held on October 21-22 at Emporia State University. The theme is "Embracing Diversity Through Shared Experience."
(Featured Speakers)

51. Speaker: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff: 'Am I Too SEXY?' Stan Pearson II
Come kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with us on Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom. Stan Pearson II, aka Mr. Am I too SEXY?, is a great speaker you will enjoy!
At the end of this presentation, you will know how to:
•To recognize goal-setting as absolutely essential to future success
•To recognize your best qualities
•To learn how to set realistic goals
•To develop self-esteem by identifying personal skills and individual strengths
•To offer practical tips on setting realistic expectations for the real world
•To trust one’s self to think big but act with diligence and care -September 18, 2013

52. Pecha-kucha nights originated in Amsterdam when young architect Klien Dytham created the concept of a free flow exchange of ideas in a public setting. Since that first PKN event more than 360 cities around the globe have been hosting these fun filled evenings around the world. Tel Aviv just hosted one in which 6,000 people attended. Toykyo Japan has more than 80 night clubs that host these events.

Simply put, it is all about telling a story. You put together a set of 20 slides (pictures, photos, models, etc without bullet points or hyperlinks). Then you tell your story as these slides progress every 20 seconds. Thus you have 6 minutes and 40 seconds to tell your story. There is no stalling on a slide, or waiting for something to load, the slides continue to move forward every 20 seconds. -September 20, 2013

53. Event: Frankie Soto, better known as Hidden Legacy is a spoken word artist who will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our campus in sharing his art and his passion at 7pm in the Governor's Room on September 23rd.

54. Speaker: On October 24th, we'll have an extra special visiting writer on campus, Simon J. Ortiz. Mark your calendars now. -October 24, 2013

55. Event: BaFa BaFa cross cultural simulation on Nov. 7 from 3:30 to 5:30 in the Governor's rooms in the OSC facilitated by Grant Moss and Harriet Bachner. We can accommodate 10 to 15 more people in this simulation. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to conduct this fun cross cultural learning experience and to help your students extend their understanding about the complexity of integrating into a different culture. -November 7, 2013