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Tilford Contact Info

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 2017 - Spring 2018

September 2017

September 15 - October 15, 2017
Event: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 22, 2017
Lecture: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the PSU Office of Student Diversity, Campus Activities and the PSU Tilford Group will present a lecture by Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Governor's Room of the Overman Student Center.
Gonzalez, a professor of English at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will deliver a lecture entitled "And I Thought Aliens Didn't Eat Rice & Beans: Poetry, laughter, social thought and the evolution of the word Latino." Press Release >>

October 2017

October 23 - 24, 2017
Event: The Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will be held at Fort Hays State University on October 23-24, 2017. The conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at Kansas Regents' institutions to discuss diversity in higher education.

The featured speakers are CNN Political Analyst, Lawyer, & Activist, Bakari Sellers, and Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Student Life & Title IX Coordinator at Fort Hays State University, Dr. Teresa Clounch. Website >>

November 2017

Event: Native American Heritage Month

November 7, 2017
Event: Breaking Down Walls of Separation
The Office of Student Diversity and Native American Student Association presents international recording artist Jonathan Maracle. Join us in the Overman Student Center U-Club on the first floor on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Website>>

November 9, 2017
Event: Poet Cornelius Eady, with the Cornelius Eady Trio for music and poetry, will be performing 8 p.m., Nov. 9, 2017 at the Miller Theater, Bicknell Center for the Arts; a lobby reception will follow. This event is organized by the Distinguished Visiting Writers Committee and co-sponsored by the Tilford Group. Cornelius Eady's website >>

November 9, 2017
Activity: BaFa BaFa cross cultural simulation will be held on November 16, 2017. The activity will be held in the Governor's Room and Heritage Room, of the Overman Student Center from 2:30 to 4:30pm, 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 2018

February 1 - February 28, 2018
Event: Black History Month

February 8, 2018
Event: Make plans to join the Office of Student Diversity on Thursday, February 8, 2018 as we kick off Black History Month with our 3rd Annual Gospel Explosion. The event will begin at 7 pm with light refreshments being served from 6-7 in the lobby of McCray Hall. This is a free event and one where we gather together to enjoy inspirational speakers, praise and worship singers, soloists, and praise dancers! This is an event you won't want to miss!
Please contact the Office of Student Diversity if you have any questions.

February 13, 2018
Event: Beauty Shop & Barber Shop

February 27, 2018
Event: Family Game Night

March 2018

March 1 - March 31, 2018
Event: Women's History Month

March 6, 2018
Speaker: Lisa Tatonetti, Professor of Cultural Studies at Kansas State University, will be giving a lecture in the Governers Room of the Overman Student Center at 4 p.m. on March 6, 2018. The topic will be Intersections of Native American Social Justice and LGBTQIA+ Rights Movements.

April 2018

April 5, 2018
Event: Dr. Harriet Bachner and Dr. Grant Moss will once again host the Bafá Bafá Cultural Simulation this semester. The simulation will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Governor's Room and Heritage Room of the Overman Student Center.
What exactly is the Bafá Bafá Cultural Simulation?
The purposes of the simulation become evident as simulation progresses.
The experience may:
Create a situation that allows you to explore culture.
Create feelings similar to those you encounter in a different culture.
Provide opportunities to observe and interact with another culture.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Grant Moss or Dr. Harriet Bachner.