I took some time out this week to interview members of the AASU and this weeks member would be, Victor Brown Treasurer for 3 years in the running now. He was very proud to have this interview here’s a bit of what we talked about.
Quoted by Victor Brown:
“Hello world I am victor brown Former treasure of the AASU. The goal of aasu (african american student union) is to spread the culture to greenville. We do many discussions about the african american culture and hold events that show what we are about. As the trasurer my job is to manage finances and make sure the group sticks to the budget thus making the next job for the runner up a harder job to fight for. I am very proud to be on the AASU for as long as I have and I would tell anybody to join to have the experience of a lifetime.”
Maria Rodriguez Vice-President of the Intercultural affairs board took some time out to have an interview with me a few weeks ago to talk about heer role and the IAB. The interview went pretty good heres a bit of what maria talked about.
Quoted by mariah, “IAB will also be putting on events that highlight the different cultures we have on campus. These events include a documentary being shown at the Globe for American Indian History Month, a viewing of Soul Surfer and Christmas Around the World. IAB is hoping to really embrace the cultural diversity that Greenville College has and hopefully we can do that with these upcoming events.”
On Thursday, October 24, 2011, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Intercultural Affairs Board and Dr. Richard Huston’s Latin America class hosted the Hispanic Heritage Festival. Dinner was provided by Sodexho and included delicious items like ensalada mixta a la española and pollo. Throughout dinner, students gave presentations about different countries in the Hispanic world including countries like: Cuba, La República Dominicana, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica, as well as many others. The students also offered traditional drinks and snacks from their country allowing the campus to experience aspects of the traditional Hispanic culture throughout the world. Concluding the Hispanic Heritage Festival was a performance by the St. Louis Flamenco Society showcasing the art of flamenco.
AMANDA WEBB, MARIO KOPPELBERGE, ANDREW MAURER (CHILE)
JAKE FOSTER, BRAD DUFT (PARAGUAY)
DAN SMITH, ELISABETH TULEY (PUERTO RICO)
TURNER VIVIAN, MATTESON FAIRCHILD, SCOTT VOYLES (BRAZIL)
KISO FALETUFUGA, ANTHONY OSUNA (MEXICO)
REBEKAH FRIEND, EDEN MORRISON, EDITH ROBLES (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Interview with khiry Collins on whats new this year and how he plans on making the AASU stronger and better.
“This year The African American Student Union will be entering its third year as an official organization on campus. With a large group of African Americans on campus this year, it is the hope that there will be a large body of students to join the organization. The club is open to everyone on campus, not just African Americans; it is for anyone who is interested in the African American culture. That being said, there should be no reason why the General Body meetings should have a low turnout. The first general body meeting is yet to be announced, but it will definitely be in early November. During the general body meetings, there will be an icebreaker game, a forum with a interesting discussion topic, praise and prayer requests, and brainstorm sessions for upcoming events.
Since the Officers Khiry Collins, Victor Brown, and Porschia Gatewood will be graduating this year, the success of the AASU depends on who will step up to the plate next year. That is one of the main reasons why they are trying to find responsible people that are interested in the organization to join and learn the ropes. If you are interested in becoming an officer for AASU next year, please contact Khiry Collins, Victor Brown, Porschia Gatewood, or Anthony Robinson.”
Greenville College’s mission is to transform students for lives of character and service through Christ centered education in the liberating arts and sciences. It is with that goal in mind that we have begun to develop programs and services necessary to create a climate that values and celebrates multiculturalism. At the same time, we seek to support the ethnic student population and encourage them to utilize GC’s resources in order to prepare them to succeed by furthering their life goals and thus enhance their overall growth and development.
To enhance, promote and support multiculturalism at Greenville College through education, recognition, support of student leadership and character development, and appreciation of rich cultural heritage of diverse ethnic populations.
To facilitate the advancement of multicultural and cross-cultural awareness and communication.
To produce students who respect and understand other cultures and their contributions to society.
To encourage students, faculty and staff to reflect on their own experiences and assess their prejudices, attitudes and values as they relate to dealing with people from different cultures.
To maintain a database of multicultural and cross-cultural training/education materials and resource persons, who are available to make presentations pertaining to the language, culture, history, or current issues of different cultures.