February 22nd, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

FEBRUARY 22, 2017 

Office of Global Education Study Abroad Scholarships


Tell Your Students! We are pleased to announce that the Office of Global Education at Kent State has established “The First Experience Abroad and Diversity Abroad Scholarships” to help provide equal access to study abroad experiences for students who are participating in their first study abroad experience and/or students who are underrepresented. Scholarship amounts will range from $500 to $4,000.  These scholarships are open to any degree-seeking student at Kent State (undergraduate and graduate) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 who successfully submits a scholarship application and the required essay.

Students may apply directly through this address:



NEW! National Eating Disorder Screening Day 

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Kent Student Center Ballroom | 1-4PM


National Eating Disorders Screening Day is Wednesday February 22nd. Screenings will be available from 1-4pm in the KSC Ballroom.


NEW! The Present Day Lynching of “Unarmed Black Men”

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Merrill Hall Room 102 | 3:45PM


Department of Pan African Studies invites you to hear Dr. Ruth Thompson-Miller as she discusses “The Present Day Lynching of Unarmed Black Men.”


NEW! Cultural Food Exchange

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Center for Undergraduate Excellence | 5-7PM


Come converse and make friends from around the world and enjoy exquisite international cuisine.


NEW! Tim Storey is Returning to Kent

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Student Multicultural Center | 2PM


Tim Storey is an acclaimed author, speaker and life coach, well known for inspiring and motivating people of all walks of life, from entertainment executives, celebrities and athletes to adults and children in the most deprived neighborhoods in the country.

On February 23 at 2pm, Mr. Storey will be in the Student Multicultural Center to talk about the importance of finding people who will encourage you to be a person of honor, dignity, prosperity, and direction in his workshop The Power of Partnership. “Oprah Winfrey said it this way, ‘Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.’ Understand that the people we associate with have the ability to influence our character, development, and behavior.” says Mr. Storey, “People who see the best, want the best, and are willing to go the extra mile. Learn to discern between barnacles and buoys; between those that bring you down and those that keep you afloat and protect you from danger.”


NEW! Akron Pride Calls for Volunteers 


Akron Pride will be hosting their first ever Pride Festival, and they are in need of volunteers to make it happen!

If you are interested please click here: http://www.akronpride.org/volunteer/


QUEST Mentorship Program


The Quest Program looks to connect Kent State students who identify with marginalized genders and sexualities to LGBTQ+ & Ally community members who will provide general support and career-related guidance.

Applications can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/ksuLGBTQquest


Mothers, Mentors & Muses

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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



Join us in honoring the 2017 class of Mothers, Mentors & Muses and support the scholarship of rising female and female-identifying leaders.