May 24 2013

CHAS June Reps Meeting Schedule

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Final Schedule as of 6/17/13:

CHAS June Representatives Meeting at Lafayette College
Cultural Centers, Identity, and Liberal Arts Education

Thursday, June 20, 2013
4:45 pm Shuttle Pick-Up Holiday Inn Express for campus tour
5:15 pm Lafayette College Campus Tour
6:15 pm Shuttle Pick-Up Holiday Inn Express for Dinner
6:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Networking Dinner, David A. Portlock Black Cultural Center,
101 McCartney Street, Easton, PA 18042
9:00 pm Shuttle Return to Holiday Inn Express

Friday, June 21, 2013
Breakfast at Hotel:
6:30-9:00 am Holiday Inn Express 90 Kunkle Drive, Easton, PA 18045
7:00-9:00 am Lafayette Inn 525 W. Monroe Street, Easton, PA 18042
9:00 am Shuttle Pick-Up Holiday Inn Express for Meeting
9:15 am
Check-In, Lafayette College, Wilson Room, Pfenning Alumni Center
9:30 am Welcome Remarks:
Wendy L. Hill, Provost, Lafayette College
Edward Pittman, Chair, CHAS Steering Board
Joshua C. Woodfork, Director, CHAS
am Keynote Speaker: Lori Patton Davis, Associate Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and editor Culture Centers in Higher Education: Perspectives on Identity, Theory, and Practice.
Keynote Address: “Identity, Intersectionality and (Ir)relevance: Mapping the Future for Cultural Centers at Liberal Arts Colleges.”
11:30-11:40 am
11:40 am
Introduction: John McKnight, Dean of Intercultural Development, Lafayette College
11:40-Noon Host Speaker: 
Diane Windham Shaw, Director Special Collections & College Archivist, Lafayette College
12:00-1:00 pm
“Cultural Center Networking Lunch: Metaphors, Margins, and Culture Creators,” facilitated by Jan Arminio, Director, Higher Education Program, George Mason University, and editor Why Aren’t We There Yet?: Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus.
1:00-1:10 pm
1:10-1:55 pm
CHAS Business/Next Steps
1:55-2:00 pm
2:00-3:30 pm Panel Discussion:
Chair: Eric Estes (Oberlin): Panelists: Tashia Bradley (Colby), Carol Correa T. de best (Trinity), Edward Pittman (Vassar), Amit Taneja (Hamilton), and Maria Torres (Pomona).
CHAS Representatives discuss cultural centers on their campuses and how they support students of color and other students. Panelists will cover unique institutional histories, particular center structures and missions, and administrative configurations, and include a question and answer period.
3:30-3:45 pm Wrap-Up & Surveys
4:00 pm
Lafayette College Campus Tour
5:00-7 pm Post-Meeting Gathering at Bonnie Winfield’s Loft, (directions in conference folder)

Hotel Choices (two options):
The Lafayette Inn, 525 W. Monroe Street, Easton, PA 18042. Phone: 800-509-6990 or 610-253-4500. Rates (plus tax): Traditional $119, Deluxe $139, Suite $179. (two blocks from campus)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 90 Kunkle Drive, Easton, PA 18045. Phone: 610-923-9495. Rates (plus tax): Standard: $89, Standard Suite $99, Jacuzzi Suite $109. (4 miles from campus)
Both lodging choices include breakfast and will honor rates for an extended stay Wednesday and/or Friday. To book reservations, please call these hotels directly and mention CHAS when booking; with Holiday Inn Express can also mention group code SHA. Please note that these rates will be released May 20, 2013 and are based on availability, so book today.
Update: As of 5/20/13, The Lafayette Inn has no more vacancy. The Holiday Inn Express has extended the group rates until May 28, 2013 @ midnight.

To register for the Reps. Meeting, please email CHAS Director: Joshua C. Woodfork, Ph.D. Email:

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