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CU Hosts Multicultural Student Leadership Conference

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CU Hosts Multicultural Student Leadership Conference

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

October 16, 2006

Cedarville, Ohio-If today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, the upcoming National Christian Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (NCMSLC) will provide hundreds of Christian young people with the training they need to lead effectively in a diverse culture. Cedarville University is hosting the 20th annual conference November 9-11.

The conference will feature three days of events for the students and their sponsors, including a field trip to Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a talent show, and discussion groups. Plenary sessions will be held throughout the conference, led by speakers such as the Rev. Chis Williamson, Dr. Bill Brown, and the Rev. Soong-Chan Rah. Discussion topics include the role of Christian students and institutions in cultural competency, the celebration of diversity on college campuses and in society, and how students can be agents of change.

CU Assistant Professor Communication Arts Derrick Green and CU Dean for Student Life Programs Jon Purple co-direct this year’s conference and are excited about the impact this conference will have on participants. A key theme will be the emphasis on celebrating diversity instead of allowing it to divide, they said.

Conference registration fees are dependent on the number of attendees ($190 per student for six or more, $200 per student for five or fewer, $190 per advisor). The deadline for registration is November 2.

NCMSLC’s goal is to empower student leaders to embrace cultural diversity and sensitivity, while motivating them to model inclusive leadership that brings people together. First founded in 1986 at Messiah College, the conference provides the opportunity for administrators and advisors to brainstorm, exchange ideas, and receive practical feedback from students.

Register online or call 1-877-CEDARVILLE for more information.