October 24th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter | Kent State University

October 24th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

LAST DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH EVENT TODAY

 

Tuesday, October 24th

4-5PM

Garden Room – Library 1st Floor

 

Our final disAbility Awareness Month event is a reading by Angie Orlando.

 

Angie Orlando is a teacher, writer, and mother who happens to be Deaf-Blind.

 

We talk about disAbilities with a capital “A” because we want to focus on what people CAN do, not what they CAN’T do.

 

How do you see disAbilities? Click Here to Learn More

 

RELATIONSHIP ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

 

Last Events Are This Week

 

October 1st is the beginning of Relationship Abuse Awareness Month.  During this month, the SRVSS Office will be providing programs and opportunities for healing, support, and safety of those impacted by relationship and sexual violence. There will be opportunities for the community to rally in support and engage in dialogue about prevention.

 

For a full list of Relationship Abuse Awareness Month events, please see the attached document.

 

LEADERSHIP WEEK

October 23rd-28th

 

The Center for Student Involvement presents the inaugural Leadership Week: A week designed for current student leaders and those looking for opportunities to begin their leadership journey.

 

Click Here to Learn More about the Events

 

STIgma

Tuesday, October 24th

6PM

Tri Towers Rotunda

 

As part of Sex Week 2017, STIgma is an initiative through the Women's Center that raises awareness about the truth of sexually transmitted infections and provides support for those who are experiencing an STI.

 

The goal is to normalize the existence of STIs and dismantle the current stigmas that exist.

 

Food and drink will be provided!

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAREER BOOT CAMP

 

October 25th-26th

9AM-1PM

KSC Room 306 ABC

 

Career Exploration and Development is hosting a unique career event for international students.

 

Students will be able to earn Career Points this year by attending different career-related events and could even earn a Career Ready Certificate if they accumulate a minimum of 150 career points.

 

Pre-registration for this event is highly recommended but not required. Students who do pre-register through Flash@Work will earn five Career Ready points for doing so.

 

Click Here For More Information and To Register.

 

LEADERSHIP 101

Thursday, October 26th

11AM

Williamson House

 

The Women’s Center makes an intentional effort to equip our students with the tools they need to effectively lead and pursue their career goals.

 

This workshop teaches students how to become change agents on campus and in the world.

 

This is a part of the Student Success Series.

 

 

 

 

 

SPOOKY SOCIAL WITH SMC

 

Thursday, October 26th

5-7PM

SMC Lounge - Kent Student Center

 

Come enjoy some light refreshments, various activities, and get a chance to win some giveaways if you look spooky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TRUE COST SCREENING

 

Thursday, October 26th

5:30PM   Screening

7PM   Q&A Panelist Discussion & Tabling

KSC KIVA

 

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world.

 

Click Here to Learn More

 

AKRON LGBT AND ALLY PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING

 

Thursday, October 26th

5:30-7:30PM

Bricco in Akron (1 West Exchange Street)

 

Join Plexus & Good Year for an evening of networking with other LGBT and ally professionals.

Click Here For More Information and To Register

 

ISC HALLOWEEN PARTY

Friday, October 27th

5PM

SMC Lounge - Kent Student Center

 

Join the International Student Council for their Halloween Party.

 

There will be free food, a kid-friendly environment, and a best costume contest with great prizes.

 

 

 

 

 

FACE OF AFRICA PAGEANT

 

Friday, October 27th

7PM

Schwartz Center Lecture Hall

 

Join the Kent African Student Association (KASA) for their annual Face of Africa Pageant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK DIAMONDS WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

 

October 27th & 28th

Cuyahoga Community College

Metropolitan Campus

2900 Community College Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115-3196

 

This two-day conference is for African-American women and girls and will provide information, education, and support related to mental, emotional, and physical well-being; education and occupational opportunities; and financial empowerment.

 

Click Here for More Information and to Register

 

Click Here to Volunteer and Help with the Event  

 

INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Applications are due by October 31st

 

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Insight into Diversity Global Engagement Scholarships are now being accepted. The 2018 scholarships are generously funded by Insight into Diversity.

 

The $2500 scholarship is designed to encourage global engagement among underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds (first generation, students from rural or isolated areas and students from low socio-economic) whose backgrounds represent a broad cross section of our society including students with disabilities, different race/ethnicity populations, religious backgrounds, LGBTQIA, and other identities.

 

Preference will be given to students from the United States who have not travelled or studied abroad previously. The scholarships may be used to support faculty led programs and/or for semester/study abroad options. These scholarships will be presented by Insight into Diversity at NADOHE’s Annual Conference Awards Ceremony, March 9, 2018, Washington, DC.

 

Click Here to Apply

 

THE HARAMBEE AWARD RECEPTION

 

Friday, November 3rd

5:30PM

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center

 

The Harambee Award Reception recognize students, faculty, alumni, and supporters who provide outreach support and programs that increase the success of underrepresented and underserved students at Kent State and in the community.

 

There is NO COST to attend, however donations are being accepted. Proceeds will benefit diversity scholarships for Kent State students.

 

Our JMC Student Voice Team is the recipient of this year’s Creative Contribution Award! Please attend this event in support of one of our great CCI student organizations.

 

Click Here to Register and/or Donate

 

LGBTQ STUDENT CENTER SPRING INTERN APPLICATIONS

 

Due November 17th at 5PM

 

Spring intern applications are now open for the LGBTQ Student Center.

 

Send your résumé, availability during the fall 2017 semester, number of hours per week that you are seeking, and an essay (not exceeding more than one page) explaining:

1. Why you are interested in being part of the LGBTQ Student Center

2. What you hope to gain from the position if selected

 

This internship is unpaid, however you can receive class credit, valuable experience, good connections, and meaningful content to add to your résumé.

 

Send items to LGBTQSC@kent.edu.

 

 

 

SUGAR PLUM TOUR

Sunday, December 3rd

 

Reduced Price Tickets must be purchased before Tuesday, October 31st

 

Each year, the Gay Community Endowment Fund sponsors theSugar Plum Tour, a holiday home tour in and around Akron. The proceeds from the event support grants to organizations like Fusion magazine and Kent State’s QUEST mentoring program, which pairs LGBTQ students of color and in economic need with a supportive adult role model.

 

Click Here for Tickets and More Information

 

 

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”

- Shannon L. Alder, Inspirational Author