Events and Activities

  • A group of peer mentors gathering around a table during a meeting.

    Staff development

    Staff members take advantage of various opportunities for personal and professional development.

  • Peer mentors sitting around the table during a workshop.

    Peer mentor workshop

    Peer mentors learn new skills and approaches while developing their relationships with one another.

  • Peer mentors participate in M&M pickup.

    Peer mentor bonding

    Peer mentors bond with one another through various team-building activities.

  • Peer mentors participate in On the Rebound activity.

    Peer mentor team-building

    Peer mentors engage in various team-building activities to build camaraderie and rapport.

  • Peer mentors participate in paper bag relay.

    Opportunities to develop facilitation skills

    Peer mentors take turns facilitating various training programs and staff development activities.

Fall 2016 events and activities

Fall kickoff

Date: Saturday, Sept. 10
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Division of Multicultural Affairs student employee fall orientation

Date: Saturday, Oct. 1
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Bronco Global Lounge, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all student employees in DMA.

Fall staff meeting

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Spring 2017 events and activities

Spring kickoff

Date: Saturday, Jan. 14
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Division of Multicultural Affairs student employee spring orientation

Canceled.

MLK G.O.L.D. Scholarship Competition

Date: Saturday, Feb. 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Location: second floor, Bernhard Center
All student employees in DMA are required to assist with this event.

Spring staff meeting

Date: Saturday, Apr. 8
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Workshop: Connecting with a diverse community of learners and mentoring toward student success

Date: Saturday, Apr. 15
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Multicultural Center, Trimpe Building
Please join us on WMU's campus for a workshop focused on understanding teaching, learning, and mentoring in diverse educational contexts. An opening statement from Dr. Michael Rice, superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools, a keynote address by Dr. Ceceilia Parnther, a former KCP future faculty fellow, and a panel discussion featuring experts in education will be the focus of this workshop. There is no cost for you to attend; however, please preregister as space is limited. Lunch will be provided. Please see flyer for more information. This event is jointly organized by all the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative programs at WMU.