CDI Events

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Black History Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every February

Established to honor and remember important people and events around the world. Tech celebrates Black Americans’ rich culture and traditions with this month-long event.

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CDI Corporate Reception

Professional Development Event
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Network with Career Fair company representatives who have requested an opportunity to meet with Tech’s women, students of color, and GLBTQ students.

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CDI Student Leaders Retreat

Leadership Development
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Student officers and members of CDI student organizations gather twice per year to learn how to make their organizations more effective and develop their leadership skills.

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GLBTQ History Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every October

Commemorate the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people during GLBTQ History Month. Events include guest speakers, workshops, and National Coming Out Day.

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Percy Julian Graduation Reception

Recognition Ceremony Thursday , April 16, 2015

Honors outstanding Hispanic, African American, Native American, and LGBTQ  students graduating from Michigan Tech. The recipient of the Percy Julian Award is also announced during the reception.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every Year, September 15–October 15

Features a variety of events that highlight Spanish and Latin American culture. Past events include student presentations, guest speakers, and dance workshops.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Annual Event
Date: Monday, January 19, 2015

Every January since 1989, the campus community honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through special events about MLK’s work and the civil rights era.

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Native American Heritage Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every November

Highlights the history and traditions of Native American cultures. Events change each year and have previously included films and an intro to Ojibwe language.

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Parade of Nations

Annual Event
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Michigan Tech, Finlandia University, and the local community join together for a parade through downtown Houghton and Hancock, and a multicultural festival with entertainment and international cuisine.

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Pride Week

Weeklong Annual Event
Date: Monday, September 20–Sunday, September 27, 2015

Celebrate the identity and culture of the LGBTQIA* community. The week culminates with the annual Drag Show—drawing more than 1,000 attendees each year.

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Women's History Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every March

Recognize past and present female accomplishments and learn more about women’s history through a month of special programming. Past events include workshops, poetry readings, and a bra show fundraiser.

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Event Posters

In addition to the events that CDI hosts, we also promote other campus and community events that offer social, academic, leadership and professional development opportunities for students. 

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