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Courtney Jonsson '14

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Courtney Jonsson '14

Upon graduating from Monmouth College with degrees in both history and theatre, Courtney Jonsson was offered a position at West Virginia Public Theatre as a props designer... more

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Our programs assist students of diverse backgrounds throughout their college careers, aiming to fulfill the objective of preparing future leaders. Resources and support are provided to help students complete college successfully, while endeavoring to live up to Monmouth College’s mission by partnering with faculty and staff in helping students achieve success.

Fall 2015


Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 9
Coffee Night
7:00 PM, Intercultural House
Come discuss your day, your week, classes, make friends, get tips and much more in one hour. Coffee, tea, chocolate, & snacks will be served.

Friday, September, 18
Equality Illinois’ Mark Ziri
7:00 PM, Highlander room, Stockdale Center
Building a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of LGBTQIA community’s rights. Come listen to a talk by Mark Ziri on the current movements in the state and around the country.

Saturday, September 19
2015 Intercultural Festival
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM, The Quad
Each year, Monmouth College community comes together to celebrate its diversity and diversity in the town of Monmouth. Free food from around the world, entertainment and information will be provided.

Wednesday, September 24
Strange Like Me
7:00 PM, Wells Theatre
An interactive program on racism, sexism, and homophobia especially designed to educate college students.


ADA’s 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 6
7:00 PM, Wells Theatre
TRACK 13, by Free Street Theater explores current issues related to law enforcement and minority communities. The play performed by a team of Black and Latino artists, ages 16-21, under the direction of Ricardo Gamboaa addresses differences and tensions between African-Americans, Mexican-Americans and law enforcement and explores related questions about accountability in our criminal justice system. Q & A with the cast to follow. Admission is FREE. All are cordially invited.

Friday, October 9
MINA Networking Reception
4:00 PM, Intercultural House
Join the Monmouth Intercultural Network of Alumni for an opportunity to network with current students and alumni.

Saturday, October 10
Homecoming Intercultural House Open House
3:30 PM, Intercultural House
Come visit the home of Intercultural Life on campus and Mu Lambda Rho. All are welcome!

Wednesday, October 14
Coffee Night
7:00 PM, Intercultural House
Come to discuss your day, your week, classes, make friends, get tips and much more in one hour. Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, & snacks will be served.

Wednesday, October 21
Safe Space Training
7:00 PM, Highlander Room, Stockdale Center
Come Learn the dos and don’ts of being an ally through a presentation and interactive activities put on by Western Illinois University Faculty/ Staff.

Monday, October 26
I’m White, What does that mean?
7:00 PM, Highlander Room, Stockdale Center
Come have an in-depth discussion about what whiteness is in 2015.


Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 6
ADA Anniversary Program
5:00 PM, Moot Boardroom 276, Center for Science and Business
Come celebrate the anniversary for the Act that made accommodations for disabilities possible. Learn more about disabilities and accommodations.

Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Coffee Night
7:00 PM, Intercultural House
Come discuss your day, your week, classes, make friends, get tips and much more in one hour. Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, & snacks will be served, for those students staying here over thanksgiving. Feel free to bring a meal to pass.

Annual Fall Term Events


  • Cultural festival

September– October

  • Hispanic/ Latino Heritage Events


  • LGBTQIA—Focused Events
  • International Student Field trips

Annual Spring Term Events


  • Martin Luther King Day Events


  • Black History Month


  • Women’s History Month Events
  • Cultural Awareness Week


  • Multicultural Student Leadership Awards Banquet

Events By Intercultural Student Organizations will be announced at a later date.

  • Umoja (Unity)
  • Colorful Voices of Praise
  • International Club
  • Raices
  • LGBTQIA- Spectrum

On going Programs

Monmouth Intercultural Network of Alumni (MINA)

  • Networking Events during Homecoming
  • MINA Conference during Intercultural Awareness Week

Coffee and Conversations

  • Upper classmen meet and greet Freshmen
  • “How Am I Doing, You May Ask”: Mentors coffee hour with freshman
  • Social Issues Discussion Series
    • Open forum (varied topics)
    • Card Games
    • Movie Night

Intercultural Life Student Leadership Development (in partnership with the Office of Student Involvement)

  • Mentor retreats
  • Leader retreats
  • Committee co-chair retreats

Scholars in Residence & Cultural Awareness Week Workshop Series

  • Latino Scholars
  • LGBT Scholars
  • African American Scholars
  • International Education Scholars
  • A Campus Difference Workshop
  • Great Decisions