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Argosy University, Twin Cities Launches Lecture Series with Day-Long Event on Understanding Hmong Culture

EAGAN, Minn. September 9, 2013-- Argosy University, Twin Cities is pleased to announce the launch of a public lecture series featuring graduates of the campus. The first event, "Understanding Hmong Culture," will take place from 9 am - 3 pm on September 20 at the university's Eagan campus, located at 1515 Central Parkway in Eagan, MN 55121. There is no charge to attend.

The event will feature Mai Vang, Chief Operation Officer of Gemican, Inc., a 2010 Master of Business Administration graduate from the campus and a host of other speakers and panelists who represent perspectives from the Hmong community. Participants will participate in lectures and panel discussions centered on cultural sensitivity of this population. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the 18 Hmong clans, how traditional Hmong community structure has changed in Minnesota and traditional Hmong approaches to medicine, healthcare decision-making, mental health counseling and divorce.

According to Vang, the impetus to organize the conference stemmed from her desire to, "shed light on the challenges Hmong people are facing in the health and wellness system today."

"There is a need to examine diversity from the Hmong point of view versus the institutional point of view," says Dr. Karen Gulliver, Chair of the Master of Business Administration program at Argosy University, Twin Cities. "The conference is driven by people from the Hmong community and is as much an opportunity for them to be heard as it is for others to gain insight into their culture."

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Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location. Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610, 2630. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Services Department or program

organizer in advance at (703) 526-5800.

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