Upcoming Events

English Conversation Groups

Ongoing, Rike Center 108 (World Exchange Lounge)

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.

Conversation Groups bring Intensive English Program (IEP) students together with American students for informal conversations. You'll meet and talk with this diverse student group regularly to help international students improve conversational English and knowledge of American culture, and to help American students expand their global perspectives.

TAGS Workshop: Understanding Our International Students

Tuesday, September 9, 12 to 1:15 p.m., LTC Forum

Facilitated by: Karin Avila-John (IEP), Sangita Gosalia (CIP) and Tim Kao (CIP).

Learn about the demographics of UD's international student population, including the language and cultural challenges they face and the services or resources available for them on campus.

Workshop designed for faculty members. Lunch provided.

Breaking Bread (Dinner #1)

Thursday, September 11, 6:45 to 8 p.m., McGinnis Center

Breaking Bread is an intercultural program that brings international and American students together through the sharing of food. Breaking Bread is comprised of three interconnected events:

Dinner #1 (September 11): American students demonstrate how to prepare traditional U.S. foods. Students share a meal.
Dinner #2 (September 18): International students demonstrate how to prepare traditional foods from their home countries. Students share a meal.
Dinner #3 (September 25): Participants will share in a meal in a student neighborhood house.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to recognizing the histories, cultures, experiences, and contributions of diverse populations. Through cultural heritage month programming, OMA supports the University of Dayton’s academic mission by providing educational opportunities that assist students in exploring new experiences while also enhancing their understanding of their cultural identity. In collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and the Dayton community, OMA seeks to provide thought-provoking co-curricular programming that supports the personal development of all students, while also influencing campus climate

OMA Day - Hispanic Heritage Month

Monday, September 15, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., Alumni Hall

Join OMA as we dine together in the spirit of fellowship in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. A variety of authentic dishes associated with Latin culture will be served. This event is free to all UD students, faculty and staff.


Wednesday, September 17, 5 to 8 p.m., Kennedy Union Central Mall

Celebrate diversity. Celebrate You. 

CultureFest celebrates the many cultures and diverse backgrounds found across campus. The event includes internationally themed food, music, dance and demonstrations. Be a part of this campus-wide cultural celebration! 

TAGS Workshop: Learning Services for International Students

Thursday, September 18, 12 to 1:15 p.m., LTC Forum

Facilitated by: Ya You (OLR) and International Peer Learning Facilitators (OLR)

In this workshop, participants will explore the global learning resources available for both U.S. and international students.  Participants will be able to hear from international students working as peer learning facilitators in the Office of Learning Resources (OLR).  Learn how to market these services to support student learning in your class. Workshop designed for faculty members. Lunch provided.

Change Agents Diversity Training

Thursday, September 18, 12 to 10 p.m., Alumni Hall

The Change Agents series is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to participate in critical dialogue around difference and social justice. The facilitators of this Brown Bag series will conduct an ice breaker, team builder, and a dialogic experience around a different topic per session, and conclude with training participants on how to conduct the sessions in other settings. Additional opportunities and resources will be available to those who participate in all CHANGE AGENTS sessions. Held in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Lounge.

Breaking Bread (Dinner #2)

Thursday, September 18

Saudi National Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 23, 6 to 8 p.m., KU Torch Lounge & Boll Theatre

Saudi Students Association at the University of Dayton will celebrate Saudi National Day in Kennedy Union. The celebration will include a cultural show of Saudi traditions and local dances.

TAGS Workshop: Whose Line Is It Anyway? Plagiarism and the International Student in the University Classroom

Wednesday, September 24, 2 to 3:15 p.m., LTC Forum

In this workshop, faculty member participants will be led through a discussion of plagiarism and international students. Topics covered will include the cultural, moral, and technical dimensions of plagiarism. Practical suggestions for helping both international and U.S. students understand and avoid plagiarism will be offered.

Education Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

Come learn more about the countless opportunities available to you for a summer or a semester abroad.  All majors are welcome to explore opportunities that include academic and service based programs around the globe. 

Lecture: Latino College Student Self-Efficacy

Thursday, September 25, 11 to 12:20 p.m., Wright State University - Millett Atrium

Dr. J. Derek Lopez, Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Academic Enrichment, Colorado State University-Pueblo, will examine the changes in self-efficacy among Latinos during the first year in a highly selective institution. Results indicate that gender differences exist during this period. Males rate themselves high in self-efficacy at the beginning of the year, while females rate themselves low. An interaction effect occurs at the end of the year, and the ratings of self-efficacy are similar for both males and females. Possible explanations for the interaction effect are discussed.

Sponsored by Wright State University's Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center. For more information, contact 937-775-2798.

Friends of Latin America

Thursday, September 25, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to Latin America and its languages and cultures. This fun and informal reception introduces all participants to its food, arts and activities.

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government Association, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Breaking Bread (Dinner #3)

Thursday, September 25

IEP Coffee & Board Games

Friday, September 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Rike Center 108 (World Exchange Lounge)

Stop by the Center for International Programs and enjoy the opportunity to relax, get to know other Intensive English Program students, sip some free coffee and enjoy the fun of board games.

Intercultural Talent Show

Sunday, September 28, 7 to 9 p.m., Kennedy Union Boll Theatre

The Intercultural Talent Show, held every the fall semester, allows both American and international students to share their culture's heritage through dancing, singing, rap, poetry and more. Come and witness the amazing talents of University of Dayton students in this entertaining and culturally enlightening experience brought to you by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Hispanic Heritage Month Cookie Facts

Tuesday, September 30, 11 to 1 p.m., Kennedy Union Lobby

Stop by Kennedy Union to grab a free cookie and learn a little more about the significant roles that Latinos and Latinas have played in the shaping of the U.S. and world history. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

TAGS Workshop: Engaging Diverse Students in the Classroom

Tuesday, September 30, 12 to 1:15 p.m., LTC Forum

Facilitated by: Ya You (OLR) & Dude Coudret (OLR)

In this workshop, participants will be led through a discussion on engaging diverse student learners in the classroom. The discussion will center around fostering an active, safe, supportive, learner-centered experience. Specific tips and strategies will be explored.

Workshop designed for faculty members. Lunch provided.