Archived Events

April 3, 2014, Walking in Beauty: Challenges of Recruiting and Educating Native American Students in a Western Context
Native American Students
  • Harvey Rude
  • CEBS Equity and Diversity Committee
  • April 3, 2014 Brown Bag Presentation
  • 12:00-1:00 pm

The increasing emphasis regarding the complementary aspects and value of Native and Western ways of learning can address many of the significant challenges that currently exist for Native American students. A significant challenge for Western leaning universities, such as the University of Northern Colorado, is to develop proactive recruitment and retention strategies to ensure that talented Native American students have opportunities to attend college and persist through graduation. The following considerations are offered in the spirit of generative change for culturally responsive education that meets the needs of American Indian children and their families in the transition from secondary to post-secondary education: (1) there is a compelling need to develop a definition of what constitutes culturally responsive Native American education that promotes harmony between Native and Western culture; (2) programming approaches for Native American students must be developed in a manner that meets the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical diversified needs of these learners; (3) teacher education programs are encouraged to include the content and processes of individualization to meet the needs of diverse learners, including Native American students, in undergraduate and graduate degree and licensure programs; and (4) ongoing professional development for teachers and other staff who educate Native American students must be provided, with special emphasis on learners who are identified as exceptional (including those with disabilities and gifted/talented), under-served, and educationally disadvantaged.

March 6, 2014, Not Just a Degree: International Students' Reflections on Their Doctoral Journey
  • CEBS Diversity and Equity Brown Bag Session
  • March 6
  • 12:00-1:00 pm
  • McKee 282

The number of international students seeking degrees at the University of Northern Colorado is increasing. The challenges of completing a graduate program are magnified for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and for the faculty supporting these students. This session addresses the experiences of international students through this unique journey. 

  • Dr. Silvia Correa-Torres
    Dr. Silvia Correa-Torres, Associate Professor
  • Chin-WenLee
    Chin-Wen Lee, Doctoral Candidate from Taiwan
  • Raveema Mongkolrat
    Raveema Mongkolrat, Doctoral Candidate from Thailand
  • Effat Shugdar
    Effat Shugdar, Doctoral Candidate
February 7, 2014, The Power of Perception: A Transcultural Model of Oppression and Liberation
Richard Milner

Fred Hanna is a professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Supervision in the UNC College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. He has published in the areas of positive psychological change, culture, and difficult adolescents, and has developed and published an array of clinical counseling techniques in the areas of addictions, difficult clients, culture, spirituality, adolescents, and reducing resistance to change. He has also delivered hundreds of presentations, trainings, and seminars across the USA to school systems, community agencies, hospitals, universities, conferences, and professional groups.

In this seminar, Fred will outline and describe a practical model of oppression and liberation in which a hidden "benefit" of oppression is revealed that can validate and empower those unfortunate enough to have experienced harm or abuse from individuals, groups, or entire cultures. All faculty and students are invited to attend.