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Kelsey M Jackson
Mar 25, 2016

It's the LAST DAY of #TexasTechDiversityWeek2016

Mar 25, 2016 by Kelsey M Jackson

It's the LAST day of Texas Tech Diversity Week! What a great week it has been! Check out the events going on today:

Diversity Week Blood Drive 
10:30-3:30 PM 
Hosted by United Blood Services - West Texas and the Tech Activities Board
In front of the SUB
Stop by the bloodmobile to learn about the diversity amongst blood donors, the different blood types, and why it is important to have donors from all backgrounds. Find the hero in you and take part in the Diversity Week Blood Drive.

International Technical Communication Panel 
11:00-12:00 PM 
Presented by the Society for Technical Communication - Texas Tech University
SUB Senate Room
This panel will feature five presenters reflecting on their experiences communicating across cultures with a question and answer session. Our panelists are Dr. Rich Rice (Associate Professor, Technical Communication), Dr. Kanika Batra (Associate Professor, Literature), Dr. Bolanle Olaniran (Professor, Media and Communication Studies), Brandy Bippes (PhD student, Technical Communication), and Sophie Frankel and Tim Salau (Technical Communication majors). Dr. Rice’s talk is titled “Developing Intercultural Communication Competence through Multimodal Essays” and will focus on Indian culture. Dr. Batra’s presentation will focus on Race and Queer studies in an international setting. Ms. Bippes will share her experiences as a technical communicator in Shanghai during a study abroad program. Ms. Frankel and Mr. Salau’s joint presentation will discuss their experiences collaborating in small groups with Italian students to design documentation. Dr. Olaniran will contribute a currently untitled presentation.

What Makes You Diverse Hand Board 
11:00-3:00 PM 
Hosted by TTU Student Union & Activities and the Texas Tech Student Government Association
SUB Main Info
The Student Government Association is wanting to hear what makes our fellow Red Raiders diverse! Come visit us in the SUB on March 25th between the hours of 11:00AM and 3:00PM next to the Main Info desk (outside Barnes & Noble) to share with us! Members of the SGA Diversity Committee will be eager to hear what you have to say and together we can learn what makes Texas Tech a diverse and inclusive campus for all by adding our stories to the What Makes You Diverse wall.

Graduate Center Open House International Hour 
5:30-7:30 PM
Hosted by the Texas Tech Graduate Student Advisory Council - GSAC
Graduate Student Center
Join the Graduate Student Advisory Council for Diversity House! The event will take place on Friday March 25th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the graduate student center (located in the basement of the West wing of the administration building). The center's doors will be open and all students and faculty are welcome. GSAC along with other student organizations will offer snacks and drinks unique to the various cultures each organization represents. There will also be other interactive cultural activities. GSAC recognizes the importance of our diverse student population and will be celebrating on the last day of Diversity Week with this networking come-and-go event. We hope to see you there! For more information or if your organization is interested in participating, please contact GSAC’s Student Wellness & Advocacy Commission Chair, Sid Bhatti at

Also, Today is the last day to check out those Week Long Events:
#‎DisplayYourDifferences Poster Display 
Hosted by Student Involvement
How do you #DisplayYourDifferences? Check out how some of the Student Organizations on campus display their differences by looking for the posters displayed throughout the SUB during Diversity Week.- All week long throughout the SUB

What is Recreation to You? 
Hosted by the Rec Center- Student Recreation Center
Come by the TTU Rec Center and tell us what you do for recreation and what it means to you. This prompted wall will be posted throughout the entrance hallway all week during Diversity Week. Questions about the poster, please email Laura Thomas at

What Makes You Different?
Hosted by the Rec Center- Student Recreation Center
Come by the TTU Rec Center and tell us what makes you different and how you build confidence in your differences. This can be in reference to recreation, student organizations, family, background, anything!! This prompted wall will be posted throughout the main hallway all week during Diversity Week. Questions about the poster, please email Laura Thomas at

Cultural Attire 
Hosted by International Student Council
Students do you want to showcase aspects of your culture? Now is your chance. You’re invited to wear your cultural attire throughout Diversity Week 2016. Students send us your pictures via Twitter and Instagram using #‎Diversity2016 and be entered to win a prize. Each student is limited to 1 picture entry.

Diversity Videos
Hosted by the International Student Council
Ever wonder what it is like for international students here at Texas Tech? Now is your chance to find out. ISC will be interviewing international students all throughout Diversity Week, asking them various questions dealing with their culture, their experience, thoughts and perception of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and what makes them diverse.