November 28th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter | College of Communication & Information | Kent State University

November 28th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

Please contact Amanda Leu at aromansk@kent.edu with questions.

 

THANK YOU – CCI FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE

 

Thank you all for spreading the word and for making donations throughout Hunger and Homelessness Week.

 

The College of Communication and Information came in FIRST PLACE for the USG Canned Food Drive!

 

All donations were distributed to various campus pantries and resource areas. Thank you for your dedication to helping our campus community.

NO SLAVE NOVEMBER

November 1st – November 30th

 

International Justice Ministry (IJM) is a faith-based organization centered around rescuing those trapped in slave labor and working with local judicial systems to bring perpetrators of human trafficking to justice. 

Click Here to Learn More

 

Kent State has had a student chapter of IJM on campus for four years. This chapter’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for the work of the national organization.

 

IJM Kent State hosts the No Slave November campaign each year and people can purchase shirts with the phrase "Until All Are Free" on the front.

 

IJM is encouraging people to wear the shirts as much as possible throughout the month of November to help draw attention to this important cause.

 

If you would like to support IJM by purchasing a shirt, please email IJMkentchapter@gmail.com.

DIAPER DRIVE

 

ALL WEEK LONG (Ends Dec 1st)

 

Bring a pack of diapers (any size) to one of the drop off locations:

·Child Development Center

·Women’s Center

 

Cloth diapers and other baby essentials will be accepted.

HOLIGAY HAPPY HOUR

 

Wednesday, November 29th

5-7PM

Franklin Hotel Bar, 176 E Main St.

 

Join Spectrum at the Franklin Hotel Bar for drinks and light appetizers.

 

This event is for faculty and staff only.

ALL THE CEO LADIES: WHERE’S THE MONEY?

 

Wednesday, November 29th

5:30PM

Williamson House

 

All the CEO Ladies is a partnership between the KSU Women’s Center and LaunchNET to support aspiring female entrepreneurs on their paths to success.

Meetings are designed for each participant to learn entrepreneurial skills, establish accountability with one another, and build a professional network. Learn best practices of managing your personal and business finances.

Click Here to RSVP

STRESS IS NOT A STIGMA

 

Wednesday, November 29th

6-7:30PM

340 Franklin Hall

 

Join us for a JMC Conversation, “Stress is Not a Stigma: The Truth About Managing Stress in College.”

 

The panelists are:

Dr. Lamar Hylton, Dean of Students & CARE Team

Ms. Melissa Celko, Kent State of Wellness Director

Dr. Jessica Williams, University Health Services

Ms. Holly Bandy, University Health Services

 

Amanda Leu will also join us later in the conversation and will be available to share the resources available from CCI.

 

As always, we will have a general conversation, this time about stress and some of the causes and strategies for coping. We will have resources available regarding both university- and non-university-related options.

HIV/Aids Roundtable Discussion

 

Friday, December 1st

2-3PM

Kent Student Center 024

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center for a roundtable discussion about HIV/Aids.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS – THE KENT STATER

 

The Photo Director, Austin Mariasy, is working on a photo project to help in this cause. If you are the victim of sexual assault and wish to tell your story on a public platform to help others feel comfortable coming forward and to tell other people “you are not alone”, please reach out to Austin at amariasy@kent.edu or 567-277-2991
 

Disclaimer from Austin: This will be an emotional experience as I will ask you to remember the incident. I value your emotional and mental health more than I value my project. Please don’t reach out to me if your participation will negatively influence your mental health and safety.

MOTHERS, MENTORS, AND MUSES NOMINATIONS

 

The Women’s Center is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses awards.

 

Mothers, Mentors, and Muses is the Women’s Center's signature event that recognizes Kent State University female-identifying faculty or staff who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague. More than 375 women across the university have received this honor. 

This award is intended to honor female-identifying faculty or staff of Kent State (with five or more years of service) who have served in any of three roles:

  • Mother – one who has helped “birth” ideas, thoughts and academic endeavors in others, or who serves as a nurturing individual to others.
  • Mentor – one who serves as a trusted counselor, colleague and/or role model.
  • Muse – one who inspires creativity and artistic/academic passion in others.

 

Click Here to Nominate a Faculty or Staff Member

 

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 –5-7:30PM
Mothers, Mentors & Muses: 9th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Smith, Former Senior Intelligence Service executive in the CIA and current Kent State faculty member 

VOLUNTEER FOR KARAMU

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer?

 

The Student Multicultural Center is looking for people to serve as Greeters, Ushers, and Floaters to assist with the Fall 2017 Karamu Ya Wahitimu/ Celebración de los Graduados on Thursday, December 14th.

If you are interested and would like more information, please email Ashley Williams

HELP START A KENT STATE CHAPTER OF NAMI

 

Please email bdayton@kent.edu if you are interested in helping start a NAMI chapter here at Kent State.

 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

 

“We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.”
- Randa Abdel-Fattah, Palestinian writer