WSU Inclusion & Diversity Office Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Speaker: Dr. Ralph Murphy ll

Jan. 23, 2019

Dr. Ralph F. Murphy ll is a native of East Cleveland, Ohio. Ralph earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo, a Masters of Organizational Leadership from Lourdes University, and Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership (CCLP) from the Roueche Graduate Center at National American University.

Dr. Murphy is an experienced and accomplished academic and student development professional in higher education. He had led student success initiatives positively impacting recruitment and persistence to completion rates for a diverse demographic of learners at Ohio State University, Cuyahoga Community College, and Blue Mountain Community College.

Workshop - College is More than an Education, It's a Way of Life
1-2pm in Dining Rooms C & D, Kryzsko Commons

Keynote - All Here and Now: Rededication to the Dream
7-8:30pm in East Room, Kryzsko Commons

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Locust Jr. at or 507.457.5597

Zuzu African Acrobats

Feb. 15, 2019
2-3pm and 7-8pm, East Room in Kryzsko Commons

Witness the jaw-dropping talent of Zuzu African Acrobats, a high-energy, fast-paced performance group from Mombasa, Kenya. The Zuzu African Acrobats are a group of brothers and cousins who complete a series of acts, including handstands, the limbo, jump rope, back-flipping, front-flipping, and push-ups, all within rhythm. Guaranteed to mesmerize the audience, this is a must-see performance that will have you laughing, gasping, cheering, and dancing.

This performance is offered through the Inclusion & Diversity Office's Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month Series. Please visit our website for more information as it develops.

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Locust Jr. at or 507.457.5597

Resilience & Resistance Film Series: Spike Lee

Showings Start at 7pm in SLC 120

Feb. 14, 2019

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

4 Little Girls
Feb. 18, 2019

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Feb. 21, 2019

A vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Do the Right Thing
Feb. 25, 2019

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Inside Man
Feb. 28, 2019

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal’s brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Locust Jr. at or 507.457.5597