The symposium is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Symposium Schedule

Location: Hoosier Room (lower floor) of University Center

8:00 – 8:45

8:45 - 8:55



9:00 - 9:50

Session One

50 Minute Presentations:

  • "How To Create Inclusive Pedagogy" - David Concepcion, Ball State University     [Knobview-006]
  • "Reconsidering Intergroup Dialogue in Homogoenous Contexts" - Elvinet Piard, Indiana University East     [Knobview-002]
  • "The Black Student Leader's Journey:  The Ups and Downs in Residential Life" - Aaron Slocum, Indiana State University  [Knobview-015]

25 Minute Presentations:  (offered back-to-back in a single session)

  • "Exploring the Impact of a Summer Bridge Program on the Development of Competence and Emotional Coping for Diverse Learners" - Nicole R. Rivera, Dorothy Pleas, Marlena Martinez, and Ana Rivera, North Central College   [UC-127]
  • "A Qualitative Approach to Assessing International Graduate Students: Perceptions of their Experiences in the Masters of Public Health Program IUPUI" - Silvia Bigatti, Carole Kacius, and Cynthia Stone, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI   [UC-127]

10:00 - 10:50

Session Two

50 Minute Presentations:

  • "We're all the same. We just want to find something we want to do for the rest of our lives: The Pre-enrollment Considerations of Undergraduate Wheelchair Users and their Post-enrollment Transitions" - Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Ball State University  [Knobview-107]
  • "Recruiting and Retaining Gay and Lesbian Athlete" - Channell Barbour, Indiana State University, and Greg Roberts, Indiana University Southeast   [Knobview-002]

25 Minute Presentations:

Offered back-to-back in a single session:

  • "Machismo and Marianismo Revisited: Language Use, Acculturation and Perceptions of Gender Roles in Latino Subgroups" - Analia Albuja, Truman State University[UC-122]
  • "On Teaching Sexism and Homophobia" - Colin R. Johnson, Indiana University Bloomington  [UC-122]

Offered back-to back in a single session:

  • "Countering Student Resistance in Cultural Competency Courses" - Susan R. Adams and  Katie Brooks, Butler University  [UC-127]
  • "Raising Education  Majors' Awareness of Sociolinguistic Diversity" - Mai Kuha, Ball State University      [UC-127]

11:00 - 11:50

Session Three

50 Minute Presentations:

  • "The Experience of Diverse Faculty who Provide Multicultural Education in Psychology" - Elizabeth Aranda, Texas Women's University    [Knobview-006]
  • "Using the Culture Center Model to Give Voice to Non-traditional Students" - Seuth Chaleunphonh, Todd Manson, and Kim Pelle, Indiana University Southeast   [Knobview-015]

25 Minute Presentations:

Offered back-to-back in a single session:

  • "Of Course I Believe All Students Can Learn, But?" - Tymika Wesley, Indiana University Southeast  [UC-122]
  • "Lessons from Ghana: Personal Reflections on Multicultural Psychology" - Lucinda E. Woodward, Christopher E. Morris, and Amy Lynn Basham, Indiana University Southeast  [UC-122]

Offered back-to-back in a single session:

  • "How Much Do Teacher Candidates Know About Second Language Acquisition?" - Sau Hou Chang, Indiana University Southeast      [UC-121]
  • "Campus Racial Climate and First-Year College Adjustment" - Christopher Childs, Indiana State University    [UC-121]

12:00 - 1:20


Location: Hoosier Room, University Center

Join us for a delicious buffet lunch, during which we will present awards for the best presentations and hear from our guest speaker. We are pleased to welcome Julane Havens, Artistic and Development Associate for Walden Theatre in Louisville, KY. In 2012, the youth division of Walden Theatre developed a play based on the experience of its young artists. The show highlights the teens' feelings of isolation and discrimination, but also affirms the value of each. This past summer, the show was taken to Central America. Ms. Haven will discuss the development of the show and its travels, presenting video footage from the play.

1:30 - 2:20

Session Four: GIFTS

Location: Hoosier Room, University Center

All registrants were asked to submit a GIFT, Great Idea for Teaching, which have been compiled for you to take with you. In this session, the ten best GIFT submissions will be featured in a round-robin display. Attendees will get to spend time with each presenter, learning more about that presenter's Great Idea for Teaching!

2:30 - 3:20

Session Five

50 Minute Presentations:

  • "Differentiating for Diversity by Unpacking Personality" - Ryan A. Donlan, Indiana State University   [Knobview-006]
  • "Examine your Language, Acknowledge your Privilege" - Linda (Lynn) Young, Indiana University South Bend   [Knobview-002]
  • "POW! Diversity Themed Graphic Novels in the Classroom" - Gary Pinkston and Melanie Hughes, Indiana University Southeast      [Hillside Hall-205]

25 Minute Presentations:

Offered back-to-back in a single session:

  • "Clinical Experience of Nursing Students from Diverse Backgrounds" - Cha-Nam Shin, Arizona State University  [UC-127]
  • "The Needs and Issues of First Year Immigrants  and Refugee Adolescents" - Shifa Podikunju-Hussain, Lisa Hoffman, and Melissa Fry, Indiana University Southeast     [UC-127]



Saturday, October 12, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Indiana University Southeast Conference Center
(located in the University Center)

Proposal Submission Deadline

Proposal Submissions now closed for this year


Opens: June 1, 2013
Closes: September 7, 2013