March 21st, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter | Kent State University

March 21st, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

March 21, 2017  

Focus on the Future – 6th Annual Great Debate

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Kent State Ballroom Balcony | 6:30PM

 

The 6th Annual Great Debate “Focus on The Future” will discuss the topic of media’s influence on sexual orientation. The event will be moderated by Dr. Gooden, Chair of Pan-African Studies.

 

NEW! Free Speech in the Information Age

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Kiva | 3-5PM

 

Join Kent State students, faculty, and staff for a panel discussion about timely and compelling issues surrounding free speech on university campuses.

 

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: http://tinyurl.com/hdp5mcn

Feminist T-Shirt Design Contest

ALL OF MARCH

Last Week to Submit before Spring Break!

 

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

 

NEW! Plan an Event in April for

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 

The SRVSS Office wants to hear your voice! If you or your organization is hosting an event during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please CLICK HERE to fill out the form and have your event added to their calendar.

Mothers, Mentors & Muses

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

MOVED TO: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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

REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

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!!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CONNIE SCHULTZ  

 

TEDx Kent State Videos

 

Kent State TEDx.jpg

 

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhLbUJA9x3g

Amanda Leu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYd3KazJ00c

Marianne Martens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgRkRUDn5mg

Keri Richmond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnK1mXm8i2w

Daniel Socha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2tW2cy8JLA

 

 

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! 

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: http://tinyurl.com/hdp5mcn

 

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhLbUJA9x3g

Amanda Leu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYd3KazJ00c

Marianne Martens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgRkRUDn5mg

Keri Richmond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnK1mXm8i2w

Daniel Socha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2tW2cy8JLA

 

NEW! Feminist T-Shirt Design Contest

ALL OF MARCH

 

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

 

NEW! 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kent-state-womens-empowerment-conference-tickets-31323807351

Mothers, Mentors & Muses

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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

 

REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

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!!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CONNIE SCHULTZ  

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AMERICAN WRITER

JOURNALIST AND NATIONALLY SYNDICATED COLUMNIST

KENT STATE FACULTY MEMBER

NEW! Feminist T-Shirt Design Contest

ALL OF MARCH

 

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

 

NEW! International Women’s Week

March 7th-10th, 2017

Various Locations

 

Join the Women’s Center as they bring you International Women’s Week. The week starts off with a film screening  of “Girl Rising” on Tuesday night at 6pm in the Kiva. Then on Thursday join them in the Read Room of White Hall for the Women’s Panel. Finish off the week on Friday with culture and community crafts in the Williamson House. Visit the Women’s Center page for details. 

 

NEW! Sexing Race and Racing Sex

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

102 Merrill Hall | 3:45-4:45PM

 

Join Dr. Rosalind Chou from Georgia State University for a deep discussion on why we choose to date certain people and how much race plays into our attraction to others.

 

NEW! KSU LGBTQ+ Alumni Happy Hour

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Bricco in Downtown Kent | 5-7PM

 

Join the KSU LGBTQ+ Community and Alumni for Happy Hour at Bricco in downtown Kent!

 

NEW! Knit-A-Thon

Friday, March 10th, 2017

4th Floor KSU Library | 9AM

 

Knitters and Non-Knitters are invited to help with a fun philanthropy event, knitting for those in need!

 

NEW! Feminist Fridays

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Williamson House | Noon - 1PM

 

Come join the Women’s Center for Feminist Fridays and lunch! The Women’s Center will provide pizza and an array of fun and intriguing topics on feminism. Join them on March 10th for “This is what a black feminist looks like.”

 

NEW! 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kent-state-womens-empowerment-conference-tickets-31323807351

 

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:

https://goo.gl/forms/lW2FD7cWrtKBTmbd2

 

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/

 

Mothers, Mentors & Muses

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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

 

REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

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!!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CONNIE SCHULTZ  

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AMERICAN WRITER

JOURNALIST AND NATIONALLY SYNDICATED COLUMNIST

KENT STATE FACULTY MEMBER