March 14th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Hello everyone,


Here are your diversity updates for this week! Please share any information that your students will find interesting, and let me know if you have any questions!



NEW! Take A Stand Against Tobacco

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Kent Student Center/DeWeese Health Center




Give yourself a chance to love your lungs all day long.

Outreach Resource Table:  Kent Student Center (10:30AM - 1:30 PM)

Overview of Freedom from Smoking Program:  DeWeese Health Center Conference Room A (2:30 - 3:30 pm).



NEW! Honoring Our Women

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Williamson House | 6PM




Join the Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) as they honor our women with acts of kindness and recognize historically notable figures.



NEW! Third Friday Out

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Panini’s in Downtown Kent | 5-7PM




Join the LGBTQ Student Center and Spectrum (LGBTQ+ and Ally Faculty and Staff) for the Third Friday Out networking event this week! Come enjoy good food, great drinks, and new friends! All are welcome!



Women’s Empowerment Conference

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Bowman Hall | 10AM-4PM




This event aims to bring together the women of our Kent State community to inspire, empower, and develop the leaders of tomorrow. It will educate and empower women in various categories central to the lives of young adults including diversity, sexual violence, career building, and more. $5 Registration and Lunch is provided.

Purchase Tickets Here:



NEW! Acirema Workshop

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony | 3-5PM




The Office of Global Education Acirema Workshop includes a simulation exercise designed to sensitize participants to the difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. education. It acquaints the participants with the procedures and obstacles students must follow from the initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to their arrival on campus, and even issues that students face after arriving. A facilitated discussion takes place after the simulation to address the specific issues at stake. We highly recommend attending this workshop!

To register, please click here:



NEW! TEDx Kent State Videos




A few weeks ago, we advertised the first TEDx Kent State event in a Diversity Update.

Several of the speakers were from CCI, so we wanted to share their videos with you. Enjoy!

Aaron Bacue:

Amanda Leu:

Marianne Martens:

Keri Richmond:


Feminist T-Shirt Design Contest





The KSU Women’s Center will be hosting a Feminist T-shirt design contest all of March. Submit designs to



Mothers, Mentors & Muses

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

MOVED TO: Tuesday, April 4th, 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.

Congratulations to our CCI 2017 Honorees:

Jody Boles, Anna Gower, Alice Kopunovitz, Valora Renicker, & Molly Taggart!!