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Tilford Contact Info

Tami Hennigh, Secretary
Tilford Group
218A Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-6584

First Meeting to establish the Tilford Group at PSU on April 27, 2007

Fall 2015-Spring 2016

September 15, 2015 - October 15, 2015
Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. (Poster)
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and Office of Student Diversity

September 15, 2015
Event: PechaKucha. This event will be held at 7:20pm on September 15th, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Pecha-kucha nights originated in Amsterdam when young architect Klien Dytham created the concept of a free flow exchange of ideas in a public setting. Since that first PKN event more than 360 cities around the globe have been hosting these fun filled evenings around the world. Tel Aviv just hosted one in which 6,000 people attended. Toykyo Japan has more than 80 night clubs that host these events.

Simply put, it is all about telling a story. You put together a set of 20 slides (pictures, photos, models, etc without bullet points or hyperlinks). Then you tell your story as these slides progress every 20 seconds. Thus you have 6 minutes and 40 seconds to tell your story. There is no stalling on a slide, or waiting for something to load, the slides continue to move forward every 20 seconds.

Come check out what thousands around the world are seeing and enjoying first hand. See PowerPoint presentations done in a way you may never have experienced, and perhaps pick up some ideas for the future.
Pecha-kucha is pronounced pa-cho-ku-cha or Peh-cha ku-cha

September 16, 2015
Activity: BaFa BaFa cross cultural simulation will be held on September 16, 2015. The activity will be held in the Governor's Room and Heritage Room, of the Overman Student Center from 3:30 to 5:30pm, hosted by Grant Moss and Harriet Bachner. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to conduct this fun cross cultural learning experience and to help your students extend their understanding about the complexity of integrating into a different culture.

October 19-20, 2015
Event: 2015 Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism
The 2015 Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will be held on October 19-20, 2015 at Pittsburg State University. This year's Theme is "Diversity Practices: Culturally Responsive Strategies to Champion Diversity"
(Conference Website | Program | Videos of Speakers and Performances)
PSU Conference attendees: Dr. Ananda Jayawardhana, Deatrea Rose, Dr. Lynette Olson, Dr. Mirta M. Martin, Dr. Steven A. Scott, Dr. Gary Alexander, Dr. Sheryl Lidzy, Dr. Brenda J. Allen, Roy F. Janisch, Ph.D, Dr. Noell Birondo, Lisa Stoothof, Tami Hennigh, Sandra Winn Tutwiler, Sean Daley, E. Nathan Thomas III, Ph.D, V. Kaye Monk-Morgan, Dr. Myra Gordon

November 2015
Event: Native American Heritage Month (Poster)

November 3, 2015
Speaker: Native American Heritage Month speaker Bill Miller is an artist, musician, educator and an icon of the Native American community, having won 3 Grammy's in the last 4 years.  He is an accomplished artist whose paintings are exhibited nationwide.  His work has appeared in The National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution), the Barbara Able Gallery in Santa Fe, the Trickster Gallery in Chicago, and the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York.  He is also an in-demand keynote speaker and lecturer, speaking at universities, race relations conferences and cultural awareness programs nationwide. (Bill Miller's press release)

February 2016
Event: Black History Month

black history month  workshop flyer

February 29, 2016
Event: Women's Studies Club presents the documentary "Anita", a profile of Anita Hill, the African American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US supreme court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.  
Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group and Student Alliance for Gender Equality (formerly the Women's Studies Club)

Anita - movie image

March 2016
Event: Women's History Month 

March 1, 2016
Panel: Diversity Round Tables with SGA discussing topics like the death penalty, police brutality, human trafficking, gay marriage, rape in the armed services, and juvenile charging/sentencing.


April 21, 2016
Speaker: Craig Wolfe, communications director for Kansas Sierra Club, volunteer President of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society, one of the founders of the KC Climate Coalition, and singer/songwriter in the group Soular, our 2016 Earth Day guest speaker provided information on climate change and what we can all do to help save the planet. (Poster | The Road Beyond Paris)
Sponsored by the Tilford Group

Panel: PSU faculty will discuss the relationship between environmental issues and social justice. Members of the panel are (l to r): Dr. James R. Triplett, Emeritus Professor, Biology Department; Dr. Lauren Balasco, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Dr. Chris Anderson, Associate Professor of English; Dr. Catherine Hooey, Professor of Geography/Geography Program Coordinator; Dr. James McBain, Associate Professor of Philosophy/Philosophy Program Coordinator; Dr. Darren Botello-Samson, Associate Professor of Political Science/Political Science Program Coordinator/International Studies Program Director. 
Sponsored by the Tilford Group