What's New at CMASS

Cultural Connections
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6-8:30 p.m.
Campus Center Auditorium

Cultural Connections is a staple of Welcome Week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote connections to programs that support diversity on campus. Cultural Connections features music, performances, resource fair, networking, appetizers, prizes and first-year students receive the "i am CMASS" t-shirt! All are welcome!

Special Guest Performer: SUPAMAN, a member of the "Apsaalooke Nation", is a Native American dancer and innovative hip-hop artist committed to empowering and spreading the message of hope, pride, and resilience thorugh his original art form.

Mark your calendars on Thursday, September 5, 2019! This vibrant event is free and open to the campus as a celebration of our campus cultural plurality and our energetic connection to the community.

Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Cultural Center Open Houses

Visit our Cultural Centers across campus as they host  their open houses! Learn about the programming/events they have planned for this year as well as resources available to you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule:

  • Latinx American Cultural Center, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 , 5pm,  Hampden DC, 2nd Floor
  • Malcolm X Cultural Center, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, 5pm,  Berkshire DC, Lower Level
  • Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center, Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019  6-9 p.m., Chadbourne Hall, Lower Level
  • Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 7-9 p.m., Worcester DC, Underneath Oak Room

 

Amazing Race 2019

UMass Amazing Race Fall 2019
Registration Opened August 26

After a hiatus last spring, the UMass Amazing Race is back. Registration begins August 26. A maximum of 45 teams will be confirmed to participate. Registration will remain open until capacity is reached.

Interested? Here are the details:
The Amazing Race Fall 2019
Friday, October 4th
7-11 p.m.
Wilder Hall and other pit stops around campus.

Of course you are interested. Here's how to join:

1. Form your teams of three
2. Create a name for your team
3. Collect information about your team (names, emails, phone numbers, and t-shirt sizes)
4. Send all info to chonal@umass.edu to register.

It is always fun to play with friends, so invite them to join you. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis!

Questions? Contact: chonal@umass.edu

 

Beading
Thursdays of Each Week, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 21; December 5
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native art using beads. Materials and tools will be supplied. All are welcome; stop by and enjoy the fun!

 

Let's Cook     
September 18; October 17; November 18; December 12
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Latinx American Cultural Center

Cooking 101 aims to provide our students and guests a taste of Latin American dishes and as well as learn the history and importance of each dish

 

Self-Care 101 for Latinx Community
September 26; October 30; November 20; December 5
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Latinx American Cultural Center
 

Student Scholar Series
September 29; October 28; November 29, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Cultural Center

This program’s purpose is to present how cultural traditions inform and influence academic work. Students are invited to present class research project (academic research) and/or perform a talent. To sign up to perform at this event, students can contact MXCC at: mxcc@sacl.umass.edu

 

Cultural Movie Nights
September 13; October 4, 25; November 15; December 6
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Malcom X Cultural Center

Series of movies popular with the Black community that could be old or new so long as they depict a piece or pieces of our history and students can learn and enjoy them. This event will bring people of our diaspora together in a safe space to share memories and moments that are common to us.

 

Beading
Thursdays of Each Week, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 21; December 5
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native art using beads. Materials and tools will be supplied. All are welcome; stop by and enjoy the fun!