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Multicultural center hosts campus get-together

September 5, 2007

One of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s longest-running and most successful student orientation programs will hold its 26th annual get-together Friday, Sept. 7, starting at 7 p.m at Memorial Union.

The Multicultural Orientation Reception (MCOR) welcomes students of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds, says Charles Holmes-Hope, assistant director of the Multicultural Student Center. The purpose of MCOR is to integrate diverse culture into the campus community.

“We believe that it’s supporting the total development of each and every students of color to achieve their goals in a nurturing atmosphere,” Holmes-Hope says.

The event, which typically attracts more than 1,000 new and returning students, is free and open to the campus community. It gives students an opportunity to meet and make friends, as well as build relationships with faculty and staff, as they begin their academic careers.

The event’s multicultural performance showcase will run from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Wisconsin Union Theater. A multicultural student organization and academic services resource fair will follow at 9:30-10:30 p.m., and a social and dance will be held from 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., both in the Union’s Great Hall.

The event is spearheaded by the Multicultural Student Center and financially co-sponsored by the following campus partners: Multicultural Council and Multicultural Student Coalition, Associated Students of Madison, University Housing, College of Letters and Science-Pathways Program, University Health Services, UW Police, Wisconsin Union Directorate and the Diversity Education Program.

For information on the event, please contact the Multicultural Student Center at (608) 265-2873.

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