News

MSPS Student Spotlight: Dayonni Phillips

Author: Sarah Snider

 

What clubs/activities have you gotten involved in during your time at the University?

I am currently a part of the Step Team, Shades of Ebony, Big Sister/Little Sister program, Building Bridges Mentoring Program, and Black Student Association during my first year at Notre Dame. 

What Academic areas in your majors have you further researched/explored?

Read More

Study Abroad Spotlight: Jean-Pierre Vertil

Author: Sarah Snider

My upbringing in my homeland of Haiti exposed me to the many difficulties that impede the country’s development; including poverty, corruption, unemployment, and the misuse of resources. I have chosen to devote my life to the assistance and promotion of developing countries.

I learned that electricity drives opportunities and goes as far as prolonging school hours and attracting investors in different fields who in turn contribute to the growth and development of impoverished communities. In other words, the generation and access to electricity is synonymous to the generation and access to opportunities of different forms.…

Read More

MSPS Student Spotlight: Xitlaly Estrada

Author: Sarah Snider

 

Xitlaly Estrada is a senior at Notre Dame, double majoring in Political Science and Latino Studies. She is a native of Bakersfield, California. We conducted a short interview with Xitlaly to see what she's been involved in during her time at the University:

What clubs/activities have you gotten involved in during your time at the University?

Read More

Study Abroad Spotlight: Dolores Vargas

Author: Sarah Snider

By Dolores Vargas

Germany 1 The Heidelberg Castle

While studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, I was able to visit and experience various different cities all throughout Germany, such as Frankfurt, Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Würzburg, Miltenberg, Weinheim, Munich and Berlin. My experience abroad and the people I met have profoundly affected my life, and I am extremely thankful to Notre Dame and MSPS for providing me with this life-changing opportunity. In writing this reflection, I found it difficult to narrow down the most impactful experiences I had while abroad, but I managed to divide them into two categories: my internship at a German elementary school, and the special trips that promoted my personal and cultural growth.  …

Read More

Register to Vote!

Author: Sarah Snider

Here's some information on how to register to vote and receive your ballot in the mail.

Click HERE to access the ND Votes homepage, which includes:

  • Link to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot via TurboVote

Read More

MSPS Student Spotlight: Omosefe Obanor

Author: Sarah Snider

This month's Student Spotlight highlights a bright new student on campus. Omosefe Obanor is a First Year student majoring in Chemical Engineering. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but now permanently resides in Houston, Texas. Omosefe lives in Lewis Hall. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, and volunteering. We conducted a short interview with Omosefe to get her perspective on campus and see what she's been involved in so far.…

Read More

Welcome Class of 2020 and Returning Students

Author: Sarah Snider

The end of summer vacation is rapidly approaching. With that comes apprehension on the 2016 -2017 campus environment.  How will the political landscape, violence erupting throughout the country and perspective of law enforcement affect your experience at Notre Dame?  Your ideologies and arrival will determine how you and your peers will react. We, Multicultural Student Programs and Services in collaboration with the Center for Social Concerns and Notre Dame Security Police, held vigils and a march beginning mid-July. These events were to create space for people in our community to:

Read More

MSPS Spotlight: Rachel Wallace

Author: Sarah Snider

Rachel Wallace

At the heart of Notre Dame’s multicultural community, student leaders who take ownership of their education and make the most of their undergraduate experience embody our University’s mission and values. These students’ involvement in clubs and activities enriches their time at the University and provides them with invaluable leadership opportunities: they are often presidents, club executive officers, or representatives on Diversity Council. These leaders often serve as mentors for underclassmen and prospective students—their stories can serve as roadmaps for success and model how to get involved in the multicultural community.…

Read More

Celebrate Black History Month!

Author: Sarah Snider

blackhistorymonth_banner

MSPS invites you to celebrate Black History Month at one of these many exciting events happening on campus and in the community! 

 

Kiss and Tell: A Conversation About Relationships

Monday, February 1, 8 pm, CoMo 331

This informal, open discussion about relationships within the Black community on campus is one of Black Student Association's (BSA) signature events. Come out for great conversation and food!…

Read More

Black Lives Matter Founders Encourage ND to "Walk the Walk"

Author: Sarah Snider

1

Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi visited Notre Dame during the 2016 MLK Day Walk the Walk Celebration to deliver words of encouragement and hope to two packed rooms of interested students, faculty, administrators and South Bend community members. Cullors and Tometi, along with fellow community organizer Alicia Garza, began their online #BlackLivesMatter campaign in the summer of 2013 after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.…

Read More

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

Author: Sarah Snider

mlk

Wednesday, January 13

Interrace Forum- The Movements Then & Now

Wednesday, January 13, McNeill Room, LaFortune

Dine and discuss the similarities and differences of the civil rights movement led by Dr. King and today's Black Lives Matter Movement. RSVP to Ashley Lunford

Read More

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Author: Sarah Snider

 

native_american_facebook_banner_version

Join MSPS in celebrating Native American Heritage Month!

We invite you to join in on any and all of these events happening on campus and in the community.


 

Insights in History: Potawatomi People's Travels and Resurgence

Wednesday, November 4, 1:30-3 pm at The History Museum, 808 W. Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Read More

Welcome Home!

Author: Iris Outlaw

Welcome Home

Iris Outlaw

MSPS welcomes the Class of 2019 and returning students home.  The summer has passed too swiftly. In preparation for your arrival, I thought it pertinent to inform you of the significant changes that occurred. With the graduation of two of our student interns, sophomores, Dominic Acri and Lauren Hill will join MSPS this month.  We bid farewell to the MSPS Intern ReChard Peel, who began his graduate program at Grand Valley State University this fall.  Ashley Lunford , 2015 Purdue graduate, assumed the 2015 – 2016 MSPS Intern position coordinating our professional development and diversity education initiatives. Also, joining the MSPS Team is Sarah Snider as our graduate assistant.  You may see Alethea Tusher, last year’s graduate assistant, in the classroom as an instructor. Please stop by the office and welcome our new hires to our community.

Read More

Three questions with Gabriel Said Reynolds, Quran scholar

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gabriel Said Reynolds

University of Notre Dame theologian Gabriel Reynolds studies the Quran and the interactions between Christians and Muslims. Academic courses taught by Reynolds include “Foundations of Theology,” “Islam and Christian Theology,” “The Qur’an and Its Relation to the Bible,” “The Holy Land” and “Islamic Origins.” He is the author of the forthcoming book “The Qurʾan in Conversation with the Bible: The Qurʾan Translation of Ali Quli Qaraʾi Annotated with Biblical Texts and Commentary.”

Read More

Notre Dame receives $1.6 million from Accenture to expand technology and opportunity in Uganda and South Africa

Author: Notre Dame News

Johannesburg, South Africa

The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) has received $1.6 million from Accenture — one of the world’s leading professional services companies, with capabilities in consulting, strategy, digital, technology and operations — to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project.

Read More

Iris Outlaw receives AABHE Exemplary Award for Public Service

Author: Notre Dame News

Iris Outlaw

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) presented the AABHE Exemplary Award for Public Service to Iris Outlaw, director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services at the University of Notre Dame, at the 2015 AABHE National Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 10. The AABHE Exemplary Public Service Award goes to those individuals whose public lives and careers have been superlative with regard to addressing broad policy issues relating to the welfare of black Americans.

Read More

Leo McWilliams

Author: Gene Stowe

The Minority Engineering Program: Helping students combine ethnic identity, Notre Dame identity

Leo McWilliams

Memphis native Leo McWilliams came to Notre Dame as an undergraduate in the late 1970s, earning a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1981, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1982, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1985. That was before the Minority Engineering Program (MEP

Read More