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Council seeks to encourage diversity on campus

Submitted by Steven Savage on February 17, 2013 – 4:22 pmOne Comment

The UALR Diversity Council invited students, faculty and staff to its first Brown Bag and Learn forum Thursday, Jan. 7 in the Donaghey Student Center to discuss diversity on the UALR campus.

The council introduced its mission to make UALR a campus where “diversity is represented, celebrated, and infused throughout all aspects of our campus community.” The council talked about how they would like diversity to be integrated in its curriculum and academic affairs.

“We want our lunch and learn events to serve as an opportunity for our university to come together and discuss topics that will enlighten us and expand our perspective,” said John Miller, co-chair of the Diversity Council and associate professor in the UALR School of Social Work.

Members of the council brought up the issue of how the student population is more diverse than the faculty and staff. Some of the students pointed out how diverse faculty enhances different viewpoints.

For future events, those interested in presenting their research are asked to submit proposals for presentations addressing diversity related issues including, but not limited to disability, LGBT, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and the elderly.

The deadline to submit proposals for the February forum has passed; however, proposals for upcoming sessions can be emailed to Miller at


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  • Dr. John Miller says:

    Thanks for the article. We are very excited about our series and we really would like to see more students at future events. Our March Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday, March 7th at noon in DSC Room G. I hope to see you there. Best, Dr. Miller