May 4th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

May 4, 2017

NEW CCI Diversity Week Feedback Survey


Thank you to everyone who participated in our first CCI Diversity Week! We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for future events and activities.

Please Click Here to Take the Survey


NEW Community Planning Session

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center | 4-6PM


Join Provost Diacon to discuss plans for the 50th commemoration of the events of May 4th, 1970.


Lavender Graduation

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Kent Student Center Ballroom | 5:30-8:00pm


Lavender Graduation builds on the university-wide commencement events as an officially-supported ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating LGBTQ+ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students at Kent State University. Registration was required, but please contact the LGBTQ Student Center (28580) if you are still interested in attending and did not register. They may be able to squeeze you in.


NEW Akron RubberDucks Pride Night

Friday, May 5th, 2017

RubberDucks Stadium | 6:35PM


Come out for a fun night of baseball and to celebrate your Pride with the Akron RubberDucks and the community. Game will be followed by a fireworks show.


Karamu Ya Wahitimu / Celebracion de los Graduados

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC) | 6PM


Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebracion de los Graduados is a pre-commencement ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, and Hispanic and/or Latino/a undergraduate and graduate students. The event is open to everyone and there is no registration required.


NEW Third Friday Out

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Panini’s Bar & Grill Kent location | 5-7PM


A social gathering of graduate students, staff, faculty, and the community.


NEW Tee Up For Scholarships Golf Outing

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Windmill Lakes Golf Course | 9AM


The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will be hosting the 5th Annual Tee Up for Scholarships Golf Outing. Please encourage all of the golfers in your lives to participate in this great opportunity to help our students.

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