April is Multicultural Communications Month. The more we learn about each other the easier it becomes to interact. At MSOE we celebrate all our different cultures, languages, backgrounds and customs.  

Understanding and learning to communicate with those around us leads us to grow in our quest to become leaders of character, responsible professionals, passionate learners and value creators. This MSOE Mindset is a way of life that our faculty, students, staff and alumni exhibit each day which inspires us to make an impact within our communities.  

A series of events is planned throughout April, beginning Monday, April 5 with a presentation and workshop with Lee Mun Wah. He is an internationally known Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer. His workshop on cross-cultural communication and awareness is titled “How to Have Successful Conversations on Diversity Issues in the Classroom,” and is free and open to all MSOE students, faculty and staff. To accompany the presentation, the faculty and staff Diversity Council is leading a Brown Bag follow-up discussion on Thursday, April 8 for MSOE students, faculty and staff to continue the conversation in a more intimate setting.  

All are encouraged to attend this event and others planned throughout the month. Events like these, and cultural celebrations on campus, allow each of us to share a piece of our background and culture with the entire campus community. MSOE’s student organizations are another opportunity to learn, through faith-based organizations, service and civic engagement groups, inclusion and diversity organizations, and more. The Walter Schroeder Library also assembled a list of multicultural communications library resources to learn more.