The Tapestry of Diverse Talents, a program of the Memorial Union, is a pictorial mosaic that recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni for the diversity and contributions they bring to North Dakota State University. Each semester individuals are inducted into the Tapestry. Inductees reflect the ages, classes, abilities, ethnicities, genders, races, regional differences, sexual orientations, beliefs and values of the University community. The Tapestry program kindles the spirit to diversify diversity.
This semester the induction ceremony into the Tapestry of Diverse Talents will be held at noon on Friday, May 3, 2013 in the Memorial Union Century Theater. Please join us for the induction ceremony as we honor these individuals and begin a new Tapestry. Reception follows in the Butte Lounge, adjacent to the Century Theater.
Please see pictures from Dr. Warne's induction this year:
Please see pictures from the Red River Valley Heart Walk 2013:
Here are some other activities that I have been doing, or will be doing throughout the remaining month of April:
April 16- I met with the Mission Outcomes Committee for the American Cancer.Society in Atlanta, GA.
April 17- Keynote address at
the Oklahoma City Tribal Epidemiology Center Annual Public Health
Conference in Tulsa, OK.
5th Annual OCAITHB
TEC Public Health Conference
~April 16-17, 2013~
“Uniting Forces for a Healthy Indian Country”
Hard Rock Hotel near Tulsa, Oklahoma 777 W. Cherokee St. Catoosa, OK 74015
The Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board (OCAITHB) is a non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The board was established in 1972 to provide a unified voice for the 43 federally recognized tribes located in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Board membership includes representatives from the 12 service units in the Indian Health Service Oklahoma City Area.
More information about this organization can be found here.
April 18-I provided a webinar to the U.S.
Department of State regarding "Aboriginal Health Outreach" that will
be broadcast to multiple U.S. Embassies, including Canada and Suriname. This webinar is not available to the public.
April 24-Representatives from the Great
Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board / Epidemiology Center / Native American
Research Center for Health will be here to provide a noontime lecture on their
public health and research programs.
Dr. Donald Warne was awarded a Green and Golden Globe Diversity Award from the Tribal College Liaison Initiative for his work with the Tribal College Partnerships Program during the awards ceremony on April 15th, 2013.
Please see the below pictures of Dr. Warne with Vice President Myers:
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!
The Red River Valley Heart Walk is
scheduled for Saturday April 20 from 9am – noon, and I am the Co-Chair for the
event this year.
To get involved:
· Join the NDSU Master of Public Health team to be a walker
and donate and raise funds (even $5 would be helpful!). You can join the