Not Another Statistic Conference to be held November 7-8

October 22, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The seventh annual Not Another Statistic Conference will be held on Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 8 at the University of Mount Union.

This year’s conference, entitled “Panorama: Shifting Your Lens,” will be hosted by the University of Mount Union's Student Diversity Council and Office of Diversity and Inclusion. It is an opportunity for college students, faculty and staff from across the region to explore topics and solutions related to race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, cultural differences and global issues.

Registration is required by Wednesday, October 29, but is free to UMU students, faculty and staff. Visit sign up. The registration fee is $50 per person for students of other universities and community members.

On Friday, November 7, check-in will take place from 5:30- 7 p.m. The conference will begin at 7:30 p.m. and social activities will take place in the B&B Café until midnight. On Saturday, November 8, registration will open at 8 a.m. and the keynote speaker, Moses Jones-Lewis, vice president for Development, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, will begin at 9 a.m. There will be two concurrent sessions, followed by an hour-long lunch break and then two more concurrent sessions. The event will close at 6 p.m.

The concurrent sessions include “Morocco: Discover a New Country” presented by Aissam El Hani, the visiting Fulbright Scholar; “How Campus and Community can Enrich the Lives of International Students” presented by Dr. James and Mrs. Judy Thoma; “Guess Who’s Straight?” presented by members of Gay Straight Alliance, “Spicing up the ‘American Dream’” presented by Maria Avila, head of realtor corporation in Los Angeles, California and mother of Mount Union student Charlie Avila and “Looking at the World and Women” presented by Dr. Theresa Davis, assistant professor of history at Mount Union.  

Hotel rooms are available at the Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn Express in Alliance at the discounted rate of $89.99 per night. Accessible rooms are also available. Reservations should be made as soon as possible with the appropriate hotel, as rooms are limited.

For more information, contact Rich Jackson, assistant dean of students and director of Diversity and Inclusion, at (330) 823-2243 or


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