March 7th, 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! 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



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.”



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.

Congratulations to our CCI 2017 Honorees:

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







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:



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:



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: