Programs and Events
In an effort to assist faculty, staff and students of color in finding a sense of community and belonging, the Office of Multicultural Services works with other campus offices and programs and organizations to sponsor speakers, workshops, and Multicultural activities throughout the academic year.
Multicultural Student Union
Multicultural Student Union, which is open to all Malone Students, coordinates Multicultural programs on campus in conjunction with Multicultural Student Unions from area colleges such as Walsh, Mount Union and Akron University. The organization is committed to supporting student of color through group activities, and planned events.
Black History Month
A national celebration each February, Black History Month, focuses on the achievements, contributions and experiences African Americans have made to the American society. The events, sponsored by the students of Unity Under Christ, and the Office of Multicultural Services, bring local and national leaders to the campus.
Martin Luther King Jr. Week
Every January Malone University seeks to renew commitment to diversity and educational opportunity by planning events that honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The events bring speakers and artists to campus. Past guests have included Yolanda King, David Sparkman, Dr. D. John Lee, Martin King III, and national and local choirs.
National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference (NCMSLC)
The primary goal of the conference is to empower student leaders to embrace cultural diversity and sensitivity while motivating them to model inclusive leadership that brings together people who travel life's many roads. For the past 15 years, the conference has been a major source of encouragement and support for student leaders from Christian colleges. The NCMSLC also provides the opportunity for administrators and advisors to brainstorm and exchange ideas while receiving practical feedback from students. Moreover, it is a time for cultural and spiritual sharing and reflection.
The conference is founded upon the concept of unity-diversity illustrated in Romans 12:4-5:
"Just as there are many parts of our bodies, so it is with Christ's body. We are all parts of it, as it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do. So we belong to each other and each needs all the other" (TLB).
MISA (Malone International Student Association)
The purpose of MISA is to give International students an opportunity to interact with other internationals and other students on campus. MISA is open to all students on campus to provide an opportunity for Multicultural experiences, which will be beneficial to all cultures.
The organization hosts international student emphasis week, as well as international festivals and discussions to provide awareness of the cultures that exist on campus. Members of MISA are also available to speak to groups seeking information on foreign affairs and various cultural issues.
One Voice Gospel Choir
The Malone University Gospel Choir, One Voice, under the direction of Emoni Satterwhite, is a 20-voice choir representing most majors and ethnicities across campus. One Voice performs at campus functions, community events, and in schools and churches across Ohio, and the United States.
The Lord has led this organization to offer the flavor of Urban Gospel music to the Malone campus and community. This is done in such a way that His glory is revealed through song. Membership in this organization is open to all members of the Malone University community. Non-students may affiliate with this organization by meeting all the regular requirements for membership including a desire to serve the Lord through praise and worship through urban style music.
Brenda Stevens, director of Multicultural Services, founded One Voice, along with student director Giles Foster as the first Gospel Choir at Malone in 1999. The first director of the group was Giles Foster, a student at Malone who had a vision of moving the Choir to a spiritually cohesive group. The group has opened for various artist including The Winans Phase II, and Donnie McClurkin. They have also performed at the Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and the National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference (NCMSLC) in Boston, Massachusetts.
For further information about One Voice or to schedule the Choir please contact the office of Multicultural Services at Malone University at 330.471.8328.