September 19th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter
Here are the diversity updates for this week.
Please contact Amanda Leu at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
September 15th-October 15th
Do you know the difference between Spanish, Hispanic, and Latino/a?
How about Latinx?
Check out these great articles about Hispanic and Latino/a/x people in the media and around the world:
For a full list of Hispanic Heritage Month events, please see the attached document.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM
The Office of International Student Affairs is looking for faculty/staff who have the desire to learn about a new culture and provide a welcoming environment for a KSU international student.
This is not a home-stay program. Rather, in this program you and the student would decide when to meet. KSU faculty/staff volunteers, as well as their families will have the opportunity to learn about a new culture from the international student and develop an international friendship.
For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, September 20th
Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony
Join the Office of Global Education for a Cultural Café on Pakistan and Haiti.
Each month, students, faculty and staff are invited to the informal and free Café that seeks to educate and familiarize them about the home countries of our international students. During each Cultural Café, two international students from different countries give a short presentation, and attendees can enjoy traditional foods from these countries.
POYNTER MEDIA ETHICS WORKSHOP: FAKE OR FACT?
Thursday, September 21st
340 Franklin Hall
The Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day training program for professionals, educators, and students that examines critical issues and perspectives in media ethics. This year, the workshop will explore the concept of fake news. Panel and session topics may include: - What fake news means for journalism’s future and credibility - Elections and fake news - Implications for public relations professionals. This year’s keynote speaker will be David Folkenflik from NPR.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
Friday, September 22nd
The Williamson House
Join the Women’s Center for a discussion about “The Wonder Woman: Navigating and Dismantling the Glass Ceiling.”
THE FUTURE OF (UN)CIVIL DISCOURSE
Saturday, September 23rd
226 Taylor Hall
Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information and WKSU will host “The Future of (Un)Civil Discourse,” a community event to discuss how social media, technology, pop culture, and politics are changing the form, functions, and very nature of civil discourse in the United States.
Light brunch will be provided.
For more information about this community event, visit www.kent.edu/cci/event/
SISTER CIRCLE POWDER PUFF GAME
Saturday, September 23rd
Oscar Ritchie Commons (behind Taylor Hall)
Sister Circle invites you to join them for a Powder Puff Flag Football Game. Come out, support, and have a good time!
GREEN DOT WEEK
Tues (26th) Spotted in GREEN Day
Wed (27th) Sex Signals Show
Thur (28th) Green Dot covers Residence Halls
Fri (29th) Green Dot Games
Sat (30th) Green Dot at the Football Game
Green Dot Week is about recognizing the role we all play as bystanders to keep our university community accountable for ending sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of power-based personal violence.
Find more information here.
THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC SEMINAR
Open to all Spring 2018 CCI Majors
Stephanie Smith is teaching this course which concerns the Opioid Epidemic. Students will work with a client, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) of Trumbull County, and Stephanie is asking for students from all CCI majors.
Ask your academic advisor about adding this to your Spring 2018 schedule!
THE SAGE PROJECT
Accepting nominations now!
The Sage Project is a way to recognize female and female-identified students who have demonstrated innovation, creativity, risk-taking, and leadership skills in their academic and personal lives. We are looking for students who have overcome adversity to shape their life and Kent State University experience.
NEW CCI-DIVERSITY LISTSERV
We now have a CCI-Diversity listserv!
The CCI Diversity Newsletter will continue to be distributed each week to the ALL_CCI_MEMBERS listserv, which includes all full-time faculty and staff in CCI.
Part time faculty and staff, graduate and doctoral students, undergraduate students, and anyone else who is not on the ALL_CCI_MEMBERS listserv can now also receive the CCI Diversity Newsletter by joining the CCI-Diversity listserv.
Anyone can join the listserv by going to https://listserv.kent.edu/cgi-
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.