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Hungry?  Did you know that OMA has a small snack and meal pantry for students in need of a quick bite?  Please see a staff member and they can assist you. CWRU is also partnering with the Covenant Student Ministries to provide food assistance to students at CWRU. Check the flyer at the end of this newsletter for more information!
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Swiping in OMA for the first 4 weeks of classes
In comparison to last year at this time, we are WAY UP in our visits!  2017 – 534 swipes, 2018 – 952 swipes!

Over this past month, we've had more international students than last year (44 in 2018, 15 in 2017).

It's also the swipes from first year students that are WAY UP!  Last year, first year students accounted for 25% of our total swipes. But this year, they account for 39% of our total swipes

We're so glad international students and first year students feel welcome and enjoy coming to the Office of Multicultural Affairs!
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Pix of OMA computer lab with lots of students - Text: Multicultural Kickbacks!  Friday, Sept 21, 12:30-2pm, OMA, Sears 409
Multicultural Kickbacks!  Friday, September 21  12:30-2pm  OMA, Sears 409
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Calling All First Generation Students: 
Are you the first in your family to go to college?
We're starting a student organization and would like you to join! 
Come to our interest meeting!
Friday, September 28th
Thwing 224
Register at
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For Grads Only
Multicultural Graduate Student Luncheons
Sept 28
Oct 26
Nov 16
Sears 409 (OMA)
For more information and register for this FREE event:
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OMA Co-Sponsorship – FINAL deadline 9am, Friday, Sept 21 Apply to receive up to $200/semester!
Pix of conference room and OMA computer lab - Reserve spaces in OMA using this form on CampusGroups for your organization.

Reserve spaces in OMA using this form on CampusGroups for your organization.

Help us celebrate YOUR birthday, and make friends
with OMA-Staff on facebook!

Keep up with activities in OMA and
join our OMA fan page!

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Poster - Hispanic Heritage Month 2018
Did you know…?   5 Latin American countries celebrate Independence on September 15th -- Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Psst! That’s why Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15th too!
Think Forum: Jonathan Haidt Thu Sep 20th 6-7:30pm Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Rd The Three Worst Ideas in the World, and How They Shape American Education
Suicide prevention training. QPR- Question, Persuade, Refer- September 20 This is open to all students, faculty and staff
Sober Group First Meeting Friday, Sept 21st 1pm Meeting at the Whale Tail statue in front of the CIA Building
Community Service & Internship Fair - PIX Cleveland Skyline

The campus community is invited to the Community Service & Internship Fair to learn more about ways to get involved in Cleveland and beyond.  (Free pizza too!)

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-2pm Thwing Center ballroom.

Representatives from more than 50 nonprofit organizations will attend to promote opportunities to make a difference in the community.

Farm Harvest Festival
Saturday, Sept 22nd - 1-6pm - CWRU Farm (Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms) - 37125 Fairmount Boulevard, Chagrin Falls 

Activities include: Hayrides, Beeswax lipbalm making, Cornhole tournament, Knitting, Yoga, Planting herbs, Farm tour guided hikes, Sustainable campus research showcase, Tall grass maze, Student performances, Music, Eating sustainably sourced food (yes, that includes Mitchell's!), and much more!

Cleveland Bucket List – Center for International Affairs ~ Apple Picking at Pattersons ~ Saturday, Sept 22nd 2-5pm

Asian Mid Autumn Festival 2018 
Monday, September 24
Thwing Atrium
Free gift for the first 250 students
Authentic food, games, music, and more!


Queer Love: Then & Now - An Art Installation
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 11235 Bellflower Rd.

Photograph & Object Installation: September 24-28
Living Art Installation: Friday, September 28, from 6-9pm
Co-sponsored by Collective Action Towards Social Justice and the LGBT Center

Pix: Large warehouse detention center with fences and people under metallic blankets on the concrete floor.

Childhood Trauma at the U.S. Border: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:30-4 pm
Noble Commons, MSASS, 11235 Bellflower Rd.

Take the service challenge and become a Civic Engagement Scholar!
Scholars commit to completing 50 community service hours, with at least 20 hours at one site during the academic year. To enhance their learning, scholars participate in education and reflection about civic engagement, community issues, and social justice. Upon successful completion of the program, scholars will be awarded a Certificate of Distinguished Service and attend a reception hosted by President Snyder. 
Applications for this program are due by Sunday, September 23.

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Interested in

  • Meeting individuals from across the campus
  • Developing new friendships
  • Enhancing your communication & listening skills
  • Learning how to effectively engage in critical conversations
  • Gaining tools for engaging with individuals from various backgrounds
  • Developing proposals for positive change at CWRU
Do all this and more and join Sustained Dialogue Group

Groups are forming NOW and start September 24th

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Deloitte recruiting poster of events - Pix of Person looking out of a cave above the clouds
All majors welcome
Deloitte Information Session: Thursday, Sept 20 7-9pm Strosacker Auditorium
Deloitte Networking Event: Friday, Sept 21 5-7pm Tavern of Little Italy
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See What Cleveland Has to Offer - Free for CWRU Students

Using your CaseID, the Free Access Program gains you entry to: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Museum of Contemporary Art, Botanical Gardens, Western Reserve Historical Society, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Covenant Food Pantry - Graphic of Food and a glass container
Covenant Food Pantry
We are here to serve everyone, with no strings attached
Premade food bags are available Thursday Noon-5pm
Church of the Covenant Connection Center 11205 Euclid
All student infomration remains confidential
Can't make distribution/emergency? Call/text Kevin Lowry for a pickup 330.988.0490 or to schedule an appointment.
Our mailing address is:
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Sears Building 409 (formerly 450)
Cleveland, OH 44106-7029