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Dory Quinn, Secretary
Tilford Group
218A Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-6584

2017 - 2018 Tilford Group | Bottom row: Ananda Jayawardhana, Mark Johnson and Heather Eckstein. Second row: Howard Smith, Cebrail Karayigit, Cindy Johnson. Third row: Christopher Anderson, Jorge Leon, Melinda Rolfs, Donna Sue Pintar. Fourth row: Leo Hudson, Susan Schreiner, Lindsey Taggart. Fifth row: Harold Wallace III, Sandra Cox, Deatrea Rose, Dory Quinn. Sixth row: Barbara Bonnekesson, Kristen Humphrey. Top row: Jason Kegler, Mary Mercer, Harriet Bachner. Photo Credit: Paige Bowman

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

September 11, 2014
Speaker: Restorative Justice. Rev. Thea Nietfield will come to speak on campus. The presentations and workshop will present differences between conventional and restorative justice; involve participants in practice circles, and offer application models from Kansas and around the world.  Faculty members are encouraged to bring their class to 107 Grubbs Hall on Thursday September 11th at 2:00 p.m. (Poster)  

September 23, 2014
Speaker: The Diversity Office will host Mercedes Ramirez Johnson, and inspirational speaker who talks about “second chance living” as their main Hispanic Heritage month speaker.  (Speaker's Website)    
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group, the English Department, and the Office of Student Diversity 

October 20-21, 2014
Event: 2014 Micheal Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism
2014 Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will be held on October 20-21 at Emporia State University. Please mark your calendars. This year's theme is "Diversity Practices: Transforming Curriculum & Campus Life." (Poster | Register here!)

On Monday night, October 20th, there will be a speaker at the conference. Information on the Monday Night Speaker can be found here!
PSU Conference attendees: Jill Allen, Dr. Susan A. Carlson, Dr. Kathleen De Grave, Tami Hennigh, Dr. John L. Iley, Dr. Ananda A. Jayawardhana, Dr. Karl R. Kunkel, Josie Mai, Dr. Lynette J. Olson, Mrs. Deatrea S. Rose, Ms. Susan A. Schreiner, Meagan Smejdir, Dr. Benjamin O. Tayo, and Lee Young

November 2014
Event: Native American Heritage Month. Guests include Carmen Davis and Joy Harjo. (Poster)
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group, Office of Student Diversity, and Department of English

November 3, 2014
Speaker: Join the Office of Student Diversity for our Native American Heritage Month Speaker: Carmen Davis on Monday, 7pm in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom.
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and the Office of Student Diversity

November 13, 2014
Speaker: Joy Harjo, poet and member of the Muskogee Tribe, is the author of many books, including A Map to the Next World, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, In Mad Love and War, Secrets from the Center of the World, She Had Some Horses, and How We Became Human New and Selected Poems: 1975 – 2001. Harjo will be appearing at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, in the Crimson and Gold Room of Overman Student Center.
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and the Department of English

November 13, 2014
Activity: BaFa BaFa cross cultural simulation will be held on November 13, 2014. The activity will be held in Grubbs Hall 103 and 113 from 3:30 to 5:00pm, hosted by Grant Moss and Harriet Bachner. 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.

February 2015
Event: Black History Month (Poster)

February 12, 2015
Event: Black Student Association Game Show "Gorillas in Love."

February 17, 2015
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. This event will be held February 17, 2015. This event will be in Whitesitt Hall 103 at 5:30pm.
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and The Office of Student Diversity

February 18, 2015
Panel: The Office of Student Diversity and the Tilford Group will be hosting a Black History Month student panel focusing on issues surrounding being an African American in America.  We have selected six students who will share their viewpoints on various hot topics affecting the African American race. This event will be held February 18th, from 11:30am-1pm in the lower level of the Wilkinson Alumni Center.
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and The Office of Student Diversity

February 19, 2015
Event: The Black History Month Keynote speaker Corey Taylor will speak on February 19th. This event will be held in Yates Hall 102 at 6:00pm.
Co-Sponsored with The Tilford Group and The Office of Student Diversity

February 20, 2015
Activity: Dr. Harriet Bachner and Dr. Grant Moss will once again host the Bafá Bafá Cultural Simulation this semester. The simulation will be held on Friday, February 20th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Axe Library, room 114.

March 24, 2015
Event: PechaKucha. This event will be held at 7:20pm on March 24th, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. 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.

Come check out what thousands around the world are seeing and enjoying first hand. See PowerPoint presentations done in a way you may never have experienced, and perhaps pick up some ideas for the future.
Pecha-kucha is pronounced pa-cho-ku-cha or Peh-cha ku-cha

March 25, 2015
Event: Reza the Illusionist will perform at 8pm March 25th, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Hailed by critics as the Nation's Top Touring Illusionist, Reza has sold out venues from Denver to New York, Orlando to Los Angeles, entertaining millions as well as being featured on television and radio in 31 Countries around the World. Reza has made his presence felt in the world of illusion since a very young age. His focus in the art began at the early age of seven after being inspired by a magic show in his hometown of Brookings, South Dakota.

April 9, 2015
Speaker: Curtis Edward McCarty of Oklahoma City, OK will speak at the new Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on the campus of Pittsburg State University this Thursday, April 9th from 7-8:30 pm. Mr. McCarty spent 21 years in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, including 19 on death row, for a crime he did not commit. Mr. McCarty will be discussing his experiences in prison and the current issues surrounding capital punishment. The event is Sponsored by Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty. Admission is free, however space is limited so attendees are asked to arrive early. (Poster)
Co-Sponsored with the TIlford Group and the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences

April 13, 2015
Event: Stomp

September 16, 2015
Activity: Bafa Bafa: A Cross-cultural Communication Exercise. This simulation makes participants personally aware of the issues around culture differences