Fall 2018

cultural connections

Thank you to all students, faculty and staff who celebrated with us at the Fall 2018 Cultural Connections; it fostered connection making,and community building.  Let's do it again.  Till next year!


cultural connectionsCultural Connections Fall 2018

Cultural Connections is an annual welcome event for students affiliated with CMASS held on Thursday of first week in the Campus Center Auditorium from 6:00-8:00 PM. Cultural Connections is a staple of Welcome week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote connections to programs that support diversity on campus. This event features entertainment, cultural food samples and interaction with campus resources that foster cultural sense of belonging and student success. First-year students will 

Receive the "i am CMASS' t-shirt. 

Mark your calendars on Thursday, September  6, 2018!  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.

This program happens in collaboration with Student Activities and Involvement and Dining Service


FAFSA  Help Days @ CMASS
Thursdays, 2:15-4:30
05, Wilder Hall

Come and meet with a Financial Aid Counselor and get answers to questions that you might have about your FAFSA.  The FAFSA personnel is at CMASS every Thursday to assist you.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!  First session is Thursday, September 13.

FAFSA Extra Hours

Every first Thursday of each month from Oct. 10, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Feb. 7, Feb. 28, and Mar. 7), all students, families and the community members  can come to consult with a Financial Aid Counselor for assistance and FAFSA help.

Beading Project
Every other Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Dates:  September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29

December 5

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create  pieces of jewelry and Native  art using beads.  Materials and tools provided!  All are welcome! Stop by and enjoy!  Stop by and ejnjoy the food!

native voicesNative Voices
This bi-weekly program starts on Monday, September 24
Other succeeding dates:  October 22, November 5 and December 3
Josephine White Eagle Cuiltural Center
Chadbourne Hall B-3

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar backgrounds.  Faculty and staff that identify as Native/Indigenous will be invited to participate in this series to share cultural knowledge, their lived experiences about identity or other themes they deemed appropriate to promote understanding of diverse experiences within the Native and Indigenous community.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and complete a 1 minute essay at the end of the presentation. 

Through this program participants will reflect on how the guest’s presentation promotes their college persistence and sense of belonging on campus evidenced by completing a one minute paper at end of each chat.

Bi-Weekly Trivia at the LACC

This bi-weekly program starts on Tuesday, September 25
Other succeeding dates: Sept. 25, Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6; Dec. 4
Latin X American Cultural Center (Hampden DC, 2nd Floor)

Enrich your knowledge of Latin American Countries! Each session, trivia questions will focus on the history, customs and traditions of a specific Latin American country. One group will be crowned Trivia @ LACC Champion on the last day.

Yuri Kochiyama: A Passion for Justice Film Screening

Oct. 2, 16, 30

7-9 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an oustanding example of humanitarian and compassionate multicultural vision. You are invited to screen this film followed by conversation on leadership values for social change.

Nikkomo Celebration (I Give Away)
Wednesday, Dec. 12
7-9 p.m.
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Nikkomo is an annual Narragansett celebration started by the Nipmuc that is also celebrated by some Southern New England tribes. The gathering involves gift giving signifying the days when those who had the most gave to those who had the least so that the entire community was cared for equally.