At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Friday, May 28, 2010


You are invited to attend North Park University’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference on Friday, October 15, 2010

Conference theme
“How do we live a life of significance?”

Conference Schedule at-a-glance
9:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:45am: North Park University’s Heritage and Gospel Choirs
10:15am: North Park University’s Step Team
10:30am: Plenary Speaker
11:30am: Networking Lunch
12:30pm: 1st presentations
1:45pm: 2nd presentations
3:00pm: 3rd presentations

Workshops and presentations

  • Identity and Diversity 
  • Exploring Leadership Styles
  • Discovering Your Strengths
  • Team Building and Collaboration
  • Balancing Academics and Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving
  • Using Social Media to Engage Fellow Students
  • The Art of Communication in a Diverse World
  • Leadership and Ethics: A Christian Perspective
  • Avoiding Burnout Through Good Time Management
  • Engaging Others by Understanding Group Dynamics
  • Understanding the Latino Culture through Faith and Music
  • Planning and Promoting Events to Appeal to a Global Audience
About the Conference
The conference provides the opportunity for participants to acquire and develop knowledge and skills needed to lead diverse campus organizations, and increase their competence in working with diverse individuals and groups. Participants will learn how to use their knowledge and skills to be change agents on their campuses and in their communities.

About the Plenary Speaker
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill currently serves as an Associate Professor of English Education and Anthropology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He is one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country. He has written and provided commentary on a variety of topics, including hip-hop culture, politics, education and religion, for outlets such as National Public Radio, The Washington Post, Essence magazine and The New York Times. Dr. Hill has been a frequent political contributor for Fox News Channel and Black Entertainment Television. Prior to joining Fox News, Hill was a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC and Court TV. He is co-author of Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity and the co-editor of Media, Learning and Sites of Possibility and The Anthropology of Education Reader. He is currently completing two manuscripts: Knowledge of Self: Race, Masculinity, and the Politics of Reading; and You Ain't Heard It From Me: Snitching, Rumors and Other People's Business in Hip-Hop America. More information about Dr. Hill is available on his website.

Conference Registration Rates
Student Registration: $40.00
Staff/Advisor Registration: $50.00
On-Site Registration: $60.00

Registration Fees Include:

  • Continental breakfast, and lunch 
  • Conference Brochure
For more information, please contact Dr. Terry Lindsay, conference chair at or 773-244-4588.

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