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Idaho State University Diversity Week panel events set Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m.

October 29, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s annual Diversity Week is set Nov. 3-5 and will feature three panel discussions at 7 p.m. each evening in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room.

The free talks are open to students, staff and the general public. The ISU Diversity Resource Center is sponsoring the week’s activities.

The first panel on Nov. 3 is “What Diversity Brings to our University and Community” featuring:

• Peter Espil, St. John Catholic Center

• Nezar Alnejidi, past president of Saudi Arabia Club

• Eva Johnson Nye, council women from the City of Pocatello

• Jordan Wixom, graduate student, ISU Counseling Program and member of the ISU PEACE organization

The second panel on Nov. 4 is “Women of Color Speak” featuring:

• Moderator, Alma Jam, graduate student, ISU Department of Sociology

• Maria Fletcher, director of ISU Office of International Programs

• Paula M. Maldonado, Spanish teacher, Blackfoot High School

• Cherie Bucker Webb, Idaho Senator

The third is on Nov. 5 is “People of Color and Law Enforcement” featuring:

• Moderator, James Yizar, associate director of ISU Student Success Center

• Eric Dayley, District Five Commander, Idaho State Police

• Sheriff Lorin Nielsen, Bannock County

• Roger Schei, Patrol Division of Pocatello Police Department

• Director Lewis Eakins, Idaho State University Public Safety

“We believe these are topics that are in the news across the nation and it is important that our community discuss them and what we can do to improve relationships and communications,” said Ram Eddings, Diversity Center’s program coordinator.

For more information contact the Diversity Resource Center at 282-3142.

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