December 13th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

DECEMBER 13, 2016

Here is your last Diversity Update email for the Fall 2016 semester! Please let me know if you have any questions.

NEW! Donate Your Acme Receipts to support the

Black Graduate Student Association

Now - January 11th, 2017

Cartwright Hall

The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is participating in the Acme Community Cashback program. The program enables non-profit organizations, like student groups, to collect receipts from participating Acme locations and earn 5% cashback on all purchases made on or before December 31st. BGSA will be collecting receipts until January 11th. You can support them in this effort by dropping off Acme receipts to the Division of Graduate Studies in Cartwright Hall.


NEW! Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is coming to the

College of Communication and Information!

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Library Room 317 | 8AM-Noon

Register here:

Note from Amanda Leu: I scheduled this Safe Space: Ally Training 101specifically for our college, because I know that it is very difficult for our faculty & staff to attend these types of trainings during the academic year when classes are in session. This training is just for CCI and is taking place prior to the start of classes. I highly encourage our faculty, staff, GAs, TAs, and students workers to attend this training. The information delivered and the best practices discussed make the time commitment worthwhile.

Description: Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is the first training in the Kent State University Safe Space Training Series. This series is an on-going training effort to make our campus and communities safer places for all people regardless of sex or gender. Training participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, current vocabulary, and best practices for handling gender and sexuality topics with sensitivity. After the training, individuals receive a Safe Space Ally sign for their office, indicating their support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community and knowledge of basic gender and sexuality concepts.


Mothers, Mentors & Muses

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

Nominations Due by January 15th, 2017

Online Nomination Form: Click Here

Event: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Kent State University Ballroom | 5:00-7:30PM

Keynote Speaker: Connie Schultz, Kent State faculty member, American writer, journalist and nationally syndicated columnist

Hosted by the Kent State University Women’s Center

Mothers, Mentors and Muses is the Women’s Center's signature event that recognizes Kent State University female-identifying faculty or staff who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague. More than 350 women across the university have received this honor.

This award is intended to honor female-identifying faculty or staff of Kent State (with five or more years of service) who have served in any of three roles:

Mother – one who has helped “birth” ideas, thoughts and academic endeavors in others, or who serves as a nurturing individual to others.

Mentor – one who serves as a trusted counselor, colleague and/or role model.

Muse – one who inspires creativity and artistic/academic passion in others.

This might be particularly helpful for your students during winter break, especially since the university will close for several days and students will not be able to eat on campus!


Pantry at the Women's Center

Market at the Pantry

Williamson House

Every Wednesday and Thursday | 10am-4pm

Fresh fruits and vegetables are even available on Thursdays from 1:30-4:00pm!

Students must bring their Kent State ID cards with them!

Any student at Kent State University is eligible to utilize the food pantry. We never want any of our students to go hungry, and many of them do not know that there is a food pantry available to them. Spread the word!


From all of us in the CCI Office of Academic Diversity Outreach, have a wonderful winter break, a delightful holiday season, and a happy new year!