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Diversity Week 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 7: We Are One Diversity Talks will feature Dr. Shanna Peeples 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in the Senate Chamber of the JBK. Dr. Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, and is the Dr. John G. O’Brien Distinguished Chair in Education at WT.

Tuesday, Sept. 7: F1RST GEN Back to School Bash.

Wednesday, Sept. 8: Diversity Week 2021 includes a diverse student org fair in the JBK Commons from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by to meet new people and learn about a variety of organizations.

Thursday, Sept. 9: In collaboration with Cornette Library, Diversity Week 2021 includes a showing of the movie Trolls: World Tour from 6-8 p.m. in Legacy Hall. A lively discussion about diversity and inclusion will take place following the movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 10:

Diversity Week 2021 concludes will a party celebrating Friday with events from 6-8 p.m. in the JBK. Join us in Legends for a dance and karaoke, as well as games in the Nathaniel and Helen Neal Multicultural Suite.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Monday, Sept. 13: Join us for a speaker series featuring area leaders. This event is at 6 p.m. in Legends of the JBK.

Monday, Sept. 27: Join us for a speaker series featuring area leaders. This event is at 6 p.m. in Legends of the JBK.

Tuesday, Sept. 28: Take part in the salsa contest from 11:30-1 in the Pedestrian Mall at WT. salsa contest from 11:30-1 in the Pedestrian Mall at WT. To sign up for making salsa, email diversity-inclusion@wtamu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 5: In collaboration with Cornette Library, there will be a showing of the movie The Perfect Game from 6-8 p.m. in Legacy Hall with a panel discussion following the movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Monday, Oct. 11: Former astronaut Dr. Ellen Ochoa will speak from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 in Legacy Hall. Dr. Ellen Ochoa—the first Latina in space—has charted a dazzling and inspirational career path. From her early days as a researcher, to her four missions as an astronaut, to heading up NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Ochoa has seen first-hand the importance of minorities in STEM, women in leadership positions, and the way innovative change management can push a team—an entire organization—forward.

We Are One Diversity Talks

Tuesday, Sept. 7: We Are One Diversity Talks will feature Dr. Shanna Peeples 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in the Senate Chamber of the JBK. Dr. Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, and is the Dr. John G. O’Brien Distinguished Chair in Education at WT.

Tuesday, Oct. 19: We Are One Diversity Talks will feature a student panel from F1RST GEN from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in the Senate Chamber of the JBK.

Tuesday, Nov. 16: We Are One Diversity Talks will feature members of the Supervised Independent Living program for WT students from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 in the Senate Chamber of the JBK.

Donning of the Stoles

  • 6 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Legacy Hall in the JBK
  • All submissions due November 29, 2021

Register Here

The Donning ceremony is an African American, Hispanic, and International tradition where parents, family and friends place the stole on the graduate before graduation. A family member or friend is given time to express what the graduation/student means to their family. The ceremony is a very heartfelt and warm celebration as the graduate prepares for moving on to the next stage in their life. The WTAMU family would like for as many graduates as possible to share in this celebration.