Social Events

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Social Justice Lecture Series

The Social Justice Lecture Series, launched by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in 2012, introduces a broad range of topics to the campus community. Guest lecturers present topics that encourage critical thinking, provoke healthy debate, and challenge assumptions.

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Khana Khazana

Dining Services has teamed up with international students from across campus to bring you Khana Khazana (food treasure).  International students make authentic ethnic foods from their homes and share them with you every Friday during the academic year at the Food Court in the Memorial Union from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  On the menu is normally 2-3 dishes and a dessert.  A full meal costs $6.95 and includes a fountain drink.  Individual items are available for $2.50 each.  See the latest information on Khana Khazana by joining our Facebook Group.

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First Friday Socials

Since 2006 Auxiliary Services has helped coordinate a regular series of First Friday University Socials. This initiative, directed to all faculty, staff, retirees and graduate students, is intended to provide the University community a casual setting for informal discussion and socializing. Such informal gatherings often lead to more productive work relationships and an appreciation for diversity. For several years we have been partnering with departments across campus to sponsor each Social.

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C-Cubed Luncheons

C-Cubed  (Conversation, Community, Collegiality) Luncheons are held Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in MUB B001. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited. Menus are varied and gluten-free options are available. Lunch is $10 (cash and credit both accepted); attendees may bring their own lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Coffee, tea, iced tea, cookies and fruit will be available. Please come and help make this community-building initiative a success.