November 8th, 2016 CCI Diversity Newsletter
NEW! Veteran’s Day Recognition Ceremony
Student Green (outside Kent Student Center)
Wednesday, November 9th |
NEW! Stereotyped 101
A Workshop on Diversity
Hosted by Comedian Karith Foster
Thursday, November 10th
Stereotyped 101 is a three-part program designed to educate and cultivate a sincere comprehension of the intersection of modern day diversity. Karith uses the perfect blend of humor, interactive audience participation and heartfelt personal stories to engage her audience and shed light on taboo subjects that include but are not limited to racism, homophobia, class-ism, even size-ism. This high-energy lecture prompts people to not just think about how we view the world and ourselves but how to actively promote change.
FLASHperks event! Free event! Attendees have a chance to win a Chipotle or Starbucks gift card!
NEW! Food Pantry at the Women’s Center
Every Wednesday and Thursday |
Any student at Kent State University is eligible to utilize the food pantry. We never want any of our students to go hungry, and many of them do not know that there is a food pantry available to them. Spread the word!
Fresh fruits and vegetables are even available on Thursdays from !
The Office of Academic Diversity Outreach, the CCI Diversity Team, and the CCI Global Initiatives Team encourage everyone to attend:
The Acirema Workshop offered by the Office of Global Education
Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:00AM - 12:00PM Ballroom Balcony, KSC
The Acirema Workshop: it 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.
Please register for the workshop here: http://tinyurl.com/hdp5mcn
Applications for the SAGE Project Class of 2017 are NOW OPEN!
The SAGE Project is a way to recognize female and female identifying students who have demonstrated innovation, creativity, risk-taking, and leadership skills in their personal and academic lives. If you know a student who deserves some recognition for their hard work and perseverance, nominate them today! Our goal is to have a diverse group of students whose stories can be used to empower other young women to overcome obstacles and achieve their academic goals!
More information can be found at: www.kent.edu/sageproject
Nominate a student here: https://goo.gl/forms/
The deadline for nominations is November 18th, 2016.
NEW! Call to Arts: An Art Exhibit by Military Veterans
Now – December 1st
Uumbaji Gallery | Oscar Ritchie Hall
Film Screening of RESTREPO - Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm in the KIVA
Edward Lithenthal - Wednesday, November 15th at 5:30pm in the KIVA
NEW! Karamu Ya Wahitimu / Celebracion De Los Graduados
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Ballroom Balcony |
Karamu Ya Wahitimu / Celebracion De Los Graduados (Swahili and Spanish for Celebration of the Graduates) is a pre-commencement celebration and final Rites of Passage graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African, African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino(a) undergraduate and graduate students.
Kent State University now has a Preferred Name Policy for students!
Flashline > Student > Resources > Requests and Authorizations > Preferred Name Request