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ODU Office of Intercultural Relations The Office of Intercultural Relations at Old Dominion University is committed to creating a campus c

Through education and training, the Office of Intercultural Relations creates opportunities that develop and enhance internal skills and competencies that foster an inclusive environment. Our programs, activities, and events not only present unique and entertaining cultural experiences and celebrations, but also cultivates a climate of awareness, understanding, and respect of diverse individuals and groups.

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Join us at North Cafe tomorrow, 6-7 pm for a Latin Dance Session!!ODU Latino Student Alliance Odu Wepa
10/12/2022

Join us at North Cafe tomorrow, 6-7 pm for a Latin Dance Session!!
ODU Latino Student Alliance Odu Wepa

Introducing ✨Brian Williams✨ our student Graphic Designer!! He plans to take his degree and implement his craft to the w...
10/12/2022

Introducing ✨Brian Williams✨ our student Graphic Designer!! He plans to take his degree and implement his craft to the world of creativity. His free time passions include listening to a wide range of music, skateboarding, and watching films.🎼📺 Fun fact: he is adopted.

Introducing ✨Caleshia Waye ✨our Graduate Assistant for Black and Latinx Initiatives!! During her free time she likes to ...
10/07/2022

Introducing ✨Caleshia Waye ✨our Graduate Assistant for Black and Latinx Initiatives!! During her free time she likes to Netflix and chill or paint🎨Fun Fact: she's very much a tom boy- you can catch her watching football on Sunday, Monday and Thursday every season! Go Colts!🐴

In this session, we will experience how social class (wealth, employment, region) affects aspects of society such as hou...
10/07/2022

In this session, we will experience how social class (wealth, employment, region) affects aspects of society such as housing, access to jobs, taxes, and even criminal justice, all through the classic game of Monopoly!

Discover America on October 13th at 6:00 pm. Explore the American language, phrases, and common slang. Through activitie...
10/07/2022

Discover America on October 13th at 6:00 pm. Explore the American language, phrases, and common slang. Through activities and Games. There will be food and prices!!!

Introducing ✨Hind Al Saffar✨ our Student Graphic Designer! Hind enjoys art, cooking, and playing the piano.🎹Fun fact abo...
10/07/2022

Introducing ✨Hind Al Saffar✨ our Student Graphic Designer! Hind enjoys art, cooking, and playing the piano.🎹Fun fact about Hind she was born in Iraq and came to United States when I was 7.

OIR team has been challenged and we accept it.🙂 The team collected canned goods and non-perishable items for the Monarch...
10/06/2022

OIR team has been challenged and we accept it.🙂 The team collected canned goods and non-perishable items for the Monarch Give Back Campaign! Proud Monarchs🦁

Introducing ✨Nicolas Paul✨, a member of our OIR family! In his free time he likes to go to the gym, play badminton, socc...
10/06/2022

Introducing ✨Nicolas Paul✨, a member of our OIR family! In his free time he likes to go to the gym, play badminton, soccer and video games.🎮A fun fact about him he is from Germany 🇩🇪 and likes travelling.

Come join the Latino/a/x community for the Adelante Diner in the North Cafe on Saturday October 15th, 4-6pm!!
10/05/2022

Come join the Latino/a/x community for the Adelante Diner in the North Cafe on Saturday October 15th, 4-6pm!!

Introducing ✨Ali Adib✨ our Graduate Assistant for Intercultural Initiatives. During his free time Ali likes hanging out ...
10/04/2022

Introducing ✨Ali Adib✨ our Graduate Assistant for Intercultural Initiatives. During his free time Ali likes hanging out with friends and playing foosball😜. Fun fact: He is in love with cars.

Join OIR virtually from 4-5pm tomorrow to learn how use Perry Library resources!!
10/04/2022

Join OIR virtually from 4-5pm tomorrow to learn how use Perry Library resources!!

Introducing ✨Edward Moses✨ our Graduate Assistant for Interfaith Initiatives! A fun fact about Edward is that he has wri...
09/30/2022

Introducing ✨Edward Moses✨ our Graduate Assistant for Interfaith Initiatives! A fun fact about Edward is that he has written, directed, and edited 50+ short films 🎥 During his free time he enjoys playing guitar, drums, and singing.

OIR welcome you from the Indian Student Association to the ISA Dandiya Night!!! Free Food, Fun Dance, Prizes for best Dr...
09/30/2022

OIR welcome you from the Indian Student Association to the ISA Dandiya Night!!! Free Food, Fun Dance, Prizes for best Dressed & Dance!!!

✨Ana Luz Williams ✨serves as the Associate Director of Black and Latinx Initiatives. Fun fact is that Mrs. Williams rece...
09/29/2022

✨Ana Luz Williams ✨serves as the Associate Director of Black and Latinx Initiatives. Fun fact is that Mrs. Williams recently got married and created a blended family of 8!❤️ She married her best friend Jeremiah and she brought three children and he brought three children to form the Williams Bunch.

Local poets will join poets from around the world in reciting their Mars-related poems at the ODU Planetarium.
09/29/2022

Local poets will join poets from around the world in reciting their Mars-related poems at the ODU Planetarium.

Holy Guacamole!!🥑 Come join OIR in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month for the second Interfaith Luncheon on Octo...
09/28/2022

Holy Guacamole!!🥑 Come join OIR in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month for the second Interfaith Luncheon on October 5th, 12:30-1:30!

Introducing ✨Jose Ramos ✨ our Associate Director! In his free time Jose likes to spend quality time with family and clos...
09/28/2022

Introducing ✨Jose Ramos ✨ our Associate Director! In his free time Jose likes to spend quality time with family and close friends including Mamay and Pepin, as well as enjoying the beach during the summer 🌊 A fun fact about Jose is that he loves 80s music!

Introducing ✨Rachawan (Aey) Wongtrirat✨ During her free time, Aey enjoys driving near and far to hunt for a good cup of ...
09/27/2022

Introducing ✨Rachawan (Aey) Wongtrirat✨ During her free time, Aey enjoys driving near and far to hunt for a good cup of coffee 🤗

Come join us for Charla @ The Hub to talk with friends about Latinx topics!! It will be in the Latinx Room on September ...
09/27/2022

Come join us for Charla @ The Hub to talk with friends about Latinx topics!! It will be in the Latinx Room on September 29, 12-1:30.

The Global Monarch Club and the office of Intercultural Relations invite you for a fun filled opportunity to engage with...
09/26/2022

The Global Monarch Club and the office of Intercultural Relations invite you for a fun filled opportunity to engage with the international community! Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester with games, food, and activities!!

Introducing ✨Lesa Clark✨, our Executive Director. Something Lesa likes doing during her free time is " As an introvert, ...
09/26/2022

Introducing ✨Lesa Clark✨, our Executive Director. Something Lesa likes doing during her free time is " As an introvert, absorb the quiet and peace of solitude – in a space surrounded by the sight and sounds of nature"🌻 Fun fact about Lesa: I am at my happiest and full of joy when the weather is cold and the snow is falling – may not be fun for others BUT I love it!

Discover America at noon come visit OIR to hear from international students and domestic Mentors!!
09/23/2022

Discover America at noon come visit OIR to hear from international students and domestic Mentors!!

The Global Monarch Club and the office of Intercultural Relations invite you for a fun filled opportunity to engage with...
09/22/2022

The Global Monarch Club and the office of Intercultural Relations invite you for a fun filled opportunity to engage with the international community! Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester with games, food, and activities!!

Join us this Friday, September 23 from 12-1:30 at OIR for our first Discover America meeting of the semester!!
09/21/2022

Join us this Friday, September 23 from 12-1:30 at OIR for our first Discover America meeting of the semester!!

Join us tomorrow on Zoom from 12:30-1:30 for Supporting and Celebrating Multilingual Latinx Students!!
09/21/2022

Join us tomorrow on Zoom from 12:30-1:30 for Supporting and Celebrating Multilingual Latinx Students!!

We are sorry to announce that the Unity Block Party is postponed due to the rain, future date to be announced in the com...
09/21/2022

We are sorry to announce that the Unity Block Party is postponed due to the rain, future date to be announced in the coming weeks.

09/20/2022
Join us at the AAPI Welcome Dinner!! It will be on Monday, October 3rd from 6-7:30 in the North Cafe.
09/20/2022

Join us at the AAPI Welcome Dinner!! It will be on Monday, October 3rd from 6-7:30 in the North Cafe.

Come join us tomorrow, September 21 from 12:30- 1:30 for the Men on Excellence meeting!! It will be held in the Black Af...
09/20/2022

Come join us tomorrow, September 21 from 12:30- 1:30 for the Men on Excellence meeting!! It will be held in the Black Affinity Room, and the purpose is to provide support for Black/Latino men.

OIR is going live with its hosts Nicolas and August to answer your questions about the Unity Block Party!! You don't won...
09/19/2022

OIR is going live with its hosts Nicolas and August to answer your questions about the Unity Block Party!! You don't wont to miss this!! You can win prizes

OIR is proud of our Monarchs!! Congrats to Team Old Dominion University, 3rd place winner in the Hampton Roads Datathon ...
09/16/2022

OIR is proud of our Monarchs!! Congrats to Team Old Dominion University, 3rd place winner in the Hampton Roads Datathon 2022 for project Wetland & Protected Areas!!

We are so happy to redesign our Reflection/meditation/prayer Room. The Location is 1105 Reflection room, Webb Center. Us...
09/16/2022

We are so happy to redesign our Reflection/meditation/prayer Room. The Location is 1105 Reflection room, Webb Center. Use this space!!

The Office of Intercultural Relations cordially invites you to celebrate the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month with a p...
09/15/2022

The Office of Intercultural Relations cordially invites you to celebrate the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program emphasizing the significance of identity and inclusion regardless of language, color, or family history!!

The Office of Intercultural Relations would like to wish you a Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Please join us in celebrat...
09/15/2022

The Office of Intercultural Relations would like to wish you a Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Please join us in celebrating and honoring the rich culture of all Hispanic Monarchs and the Latinx community!

Come & Share your thoughts in a judgement - free space regarding interfaith and its influence on Social Justice!!!
09/13/2022

Come & Share your thoughts in a judgement - free space regarding interfaith and its influence on Social Justice!!!

Due to the inclement weather, the Unity Block Party is postponed from the 13th to the September 22nd. We apologize for a...
09/12/2022

Due to the inclement weather, the Unity Block Party is postponed from the 13th to the September 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd. Sincerely, the OIR!!!!

Thank you Grover for coming out to the Black Family Reunion this afternoon🥳 We enjoyed your company ‼️  💙🤍
09/10/2022

Thank you Grover for coming out to the Black Family Reunion this afternoon🥳 We enjoyed your company ‼️ 💙🤍

Save the date for the 13th September!! 4 more days until the Unity Block Party, so sign up now!!
09/09/2022

Save the date for the 13th September!! 4 more days until the Unity Block Party, so sign up now!!

OIR is excited to host The Unity Block Party!! Come join us on September 13th, 5-7pm for fun, games, dance and engagemen...
09/07/2022

OIR is excited to host The Unity Block Party!! Come join us on September 13th, 5-7pm for fun, games, dance and engagement!!
The fifth neighborhood is Reignwood Drive with Student Government Association ODU Student Government Association ,Fraternity & Sorority Life ODU Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Organizations and Dean of Students

Welcome back Monarch and OIR wishes you all a great September!!!!😊
09/06/2022

Welcome back Monarch and OIR wishes you all a great September!!!!😊

OIR is excited to host The Unity Block Party!! Join us on September 13th, 5-7 pm for fun, games, dance and engagement!!T...
09/06/2022

OIR is excited to host The Unity Block Party!! Join us on September 13th, 5-7 pm for fun, games, dance and engagement!!
The fourth neighborhood is Big Blue Avenue with ODU University Athletics Old Dominion University Athletics ,Big Blue, and Monarch Cheer and Dance Teams ODU Spirit Squads

The Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) is excited to host the most awaited event of the year, The Unity Block Party...
08/31/2022

The Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) is excited to host the most awaited event of the year, The Unity Block Party!!! Join us on September 13th, 5-7pm for fun, games, dance and engagement!!
The third neighborhood is Paws Garden with University Chaplains Association Chaplains Association at ODU

The Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR), is excited to host the most awaited event of the year,” The Unity Block Par...
08/30/2022

The Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR), is excited to host the most awaited event of the year,” The Unity Block Party”. Mark September 13th from 5-7pm on your calendar!! Join us for a time of fun, games, dance and engagement. Lots of free giveaways!! for Major Exploration & Mane Success Coaching & Digital Initiatives Success Initiatives & Support Star Old Dominion University Academy Initiatives, Dean of Students Office

The Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR), is so very excited to host the most awaited event of the year,” The Unity B...
08/29/2022

The Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR), is so very excited to host the most awaited event of the year,” The Unity Block Party”. Mark September 13th from 5-7pm on your calendar!! Join us for a time of fun, games, dance and engagement. Lots of free give away!!
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Save the Date for The Unity Block Party!!
08/25/2022

Save the Date for The Unity Block Party!!

Come enjoy backyard games, activities, and climbing wall!
08/25/2022

Come enjoy backyard games, activities, and climbing wall!

Meet Fellow Monarchs and enjoy lunch at the fountain Café!☕
08/25/2022

Meet Fellow Monarchs and enjoy lunch at the fountain Café!☕

The Office of Intercultural Relations are excited to host the MINT program for the new incoming international students a...
08/16/2022

The Office of Intercultural Relations are excited to host the MINT program for the new incoming international students at ODU.
Odu Oir

OIR Team Rocks!!!😀🎸
08/02/2022

OIR Team Rocks!!!😀🎸

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Happy Tuesday, Monarchs!!
Happy Tuesday, Monarchs!!
Monarchs, Have a Great Day!!
The office of Intercultural Relations cordially invites all campuses to attend the Latinx/a/os Symposium taking place on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, ODU’s first lady. This is a FREE event.

The theme of the Symposium is “Sharing our stories as Latinx/a/os in the pursuit of higher education in the United States”. The Symposium is an empowering, professional, and culturally diverse initiative to promote the Latinx Student experience at Old Dominion University. Workshops will include topics that address Latinx/a/os cultural identity, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and job opportunities for recruiting and retaining Latinx/a/os women in maritime professions. Participants will make connections to stories of resiliency needed to be successful educators, students, families, community leaders and organizations.

Latinx/a/os Symposium

When: Saturday, March 26, 2022

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Webb University Center- Mane Hub and 2nd floor

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 22rd to account for conference materials and food. We look forward to seeing you there!
Happening today @ 5:00 PM !!!

We look forward to seeing you at the lantern fest 🤩

Venue: Kaufman Mall (Outside Area)

ODU Office of Intercultural Relations, Global Student Friendship

Come join us tomorrow @ 5:00 PM !!!

Venue: Kaufman Mall (Outside Area)

Vesak is observed on the full moon day of May. However, the celebrations will last for nearly a week.

You'll notice colorful "Vesak" lanterns adorning the city's nooks and corners 😍

ODU Office of Intercultural Relations, Global Student Friendship

Vesak is one of Sri Lanka’s most colorful religious festivals. On this day, the entire country lights numerous types of Vesak lanterns.

For all of the Old Dominion University students, this will be a fun DIY project! 🤩

Please come decorate your own lantern with us!

ODU Office of Intercultural Relations, Global Student Friendship

What’s cooking today at Broderick Dining Commons for lunch??

MAIZE
In celebration of Black History Month, with a partnership with the ODU Office of Intercultural Relations, we are featuring Chef Dillon's Chicken Cook-Up Rice Bowl and sharing it with students and staff!
Weekly Specials: Italian Wedding Soup, Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

UNO MAS
Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla, Chicken Tinga, Black Beans, and Confetti Rice

SELF-SERVE
Pasta and Nachos

BUDS
Scrambled Eggs, Hash Brown Potato Patty, Turkey Sausage Link, Pork Sausage Patty, Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Grits, BDC Sausage Gravy, Buttermilk Biscuit

EVO
Weekly Special: Sausage & Onion
Cheese, Pepperoni

VEGAN CAFÉ
Vegan Cheese Pizza, Steamed Fresh Broccoli, BDC Garlic Knots

STACKED
Special: Turkey Wrap
Made-To-Order Sandwiches & Wraps

Made-To-Order Omelets, Waffles, Salad Bar, Pizza, Sushi, Desserts and more!!
You can check out calories and the dinner menu at odu.edu/dining

Enjoy Monarchs!
It's and we are still shining bright from our " S*x in the Light " campus conversation with ODU Office of Intercultural Relations.

Stay tuned for more events and programs.

LGBT Life Center CAN Community Health
is going to be on point tonight.

Join us as we partner with ODU Office of Intercultural Relations for "S*X IN THE LIGHT".

This Campus Community Conversation is specifically for the Students and Staff of ODU.

S*x in the light is here to shed light on various issues that make us feel ashamed and empower us to know the resources to live a healthy sexual life.

Don't live on campus but want to know the resources to keep your health healthy? Give us a call 757-640-0929.

LGBT Life Center CAN Community Health
Please join us at the international student welcome reception TODAY 12 PM at North Cafe, Webb Center.

Come with your friends, play games, and win exciting prizes!

Hoping to see you all there! ❤

🇱🇰🦁🇺🇸 Old Dominion University ODU Office of Intercultural Relations
Are you excited to learn about Sri Lanka's traditional music?

Come sing with us at the International Student Welcome Reception hosted by ODU Office of Intercultural Relations, Old Dominion University.

Date: Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
Venue: North Café, Webb Center.

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Thank you ODU Office of Intercultural Relations for inviting me to be a panelist for Discover America where I spoke to students about my experiences with self-promotion and networking online. Here is a link to my slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Puz_7TaJAN1aC6TpCRKyoNyUS8SIvj4gpgOsVVp2OAg/edit?usp=sharing
We can't spell MANDATE without saying Community Collaboration 🎁🎉🎉.

Thanks to everyone who attended last night. Special shout out to our community partners ODU Office of Intercultural Relations ODU Safe Space Committee and CAN Community Health

We do better when we do it together.

See you all next Monday Night.
Join us for a special zoom screening on Thursday April 29th at 7pm of the award-winning film, "Higher Than Flames Will Go" presented by Peter Schulman, and the Graduate Society for International Studies at ODU.

The author, one of Canada's most prominent poets, Louise Dupré, and the film's director Monique Leblanc will be on hand live after the film. Dr. Peter Schulman, ODU, Tirza Leibowitz, Associate Director for Legal Advocacy of the Open Society in NYC, and Melanie Loisel former Radio-Canada reporter will moderate the discussion.

Join at oduonline.zoom.us/j/92483505783
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