February 20th, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

BRAIN HEALTH SUMMIT

Wednesday, February 21st

10-2PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Please join students, staff, and faculty for an interactive discussion of how each of us can improve the health of our brain and the quality of our thinking through lifestyle changes that include movement, nutrition, and stress reduction.

 

Click Here to Register

KNOW EMPOWERING WOMEN LUNCHEON

 

Wednesday, February 21st

11AM-1PM

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

3180 West Market Street, Akron

 

Join in for a panel discussion on "Business Management: Doing it a Woman's Way".

 

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INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS

 

Wednesday, February 21st

12-1PM

127C Oscar Ritchie Hall

 

This lunch and learn session is about black women in higher education: identity, intersections, interactions, and influences presented by Dr. Christa J. Porter, Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Wednesday, February 21st

7:20PM

Student Multicultural Center

 

The women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Sensational Sigma Alpha Chapter and the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Gamma Tau Chapter present the Battle of the Sexes.

 

Come enjoy yourself in a Battle of the Sexes game night and debate all the hot relationship topics. You may just find the answer that you’ve been looking for.

LIVING THE EDITOR LIFE

 

Thursday, February 22nd

6:30-7:30PM

213 Franklin Hall

 

Ed2010 is planning a non-gendered pronoun Q&A/ conversation. Ed2010 is partnering with Fusion magazine to talk about how to report, cover, interview and write about the LBQT community and hopefully clear up some pronoun confusion.

 

Listen to a panel of experts including CCI Academic Diversity Outreach Coordinator Amanda Leu and Professor Molly Taggart to answer question s about non-gendered pronoun usage and LGBTQ reporting etiquette.

STEPHANIE JOHNSON ‘91

 

Thursday, February 22nd

5:30PM

ATB Room 101

 

Stephanie Johnson, Delta Captain and Alum, will speak on pathways, pitfalls, and professionalism as she promotes aviation and implores young people to achieve their personal goals.

 

Limited seating available.

THE BLACK UNSUNG

Friday, February 23rd

4:30-7PM

Student Multicultural Center

 

Free food and guest speaker Professor Eugene Shelton.

BUS AT 50

Opening Reception

Friday, February 23rd

5-7PM

134 Oscar Ritchie Hall

 

Exhibit Open February 23rd-March 15th

 

The Department of Pan-African Studies and the Uumbaji Gallery present Bus at 50.

 

Bus at 50 will showcase photography from the collections of E. Timothy Moore, Lafayette Tolliver, and more!

TEDx KENT STATE

Saturday, February 24th

10AM-2PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Join USG for the second annual TEDx event at Kent State University. Hear 10+ inspiring speakers discuss this year’s theme: Pale Blue Dot.

 

$10 for students; $15 for faculty, staff, and public.

 

Click Here for Tickets

A SPIRITUAL CELEBRATION

 

Monday, February 26th

1PM

Ludwig Recital Hall

Center for the Performing Arts

 

The Students of Professors Tim Culver and Kishna Fowler proudly present “A Spiritual Celebration!” honoring Black History Month with a program dedicated entirely to the rich tradition of the African American spiritual.

 

There will be opening remarks by Dr. William Woods of the Cleveland School of the Arts.

HOW LIFE HAS OUTPACED THEORY

 

Monday, February 26th

7PM

310AB Kent Student Center

 

This conversation titled, “Changes in the categories of race, class, and gender: how life has outpaced theory.”

 

This is presented by Professor Naomi Zack from University of Oregon. Dessert reception to follow.

RESUME AND PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP

 

Tuesday, February 27th

7-9PM

206 Business Administration Building

 

The National Association of Black Journalists will be holding a resume and portfolio workshop.

SUMMER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

 

Applications open until February 28th.

 

Are you an underrepresented student? Are you looking for an opportunity to earn two free academic courses, attend career exploration workshops, engage in peer-to-peer connections, and participate in research, internships and co-op training?

Click Here to Apply

LAVENDAR GRADUATION NOMINATIONS

 

As part of Lavender Graduation, they take a moment to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Nominate for the following awards:

· Outstanding Collaborative Ally Award 
· Out & Proud Student Leader Award
· Rising Star Award
· Faculty/Staff Award
· Alumni Award
· Community Award

 

Click Here to Nominate

DAYS FOR GIRLS

Consider working with the Fashion School and the Women's Center as they participate in a great volunteer effort.

 

Support this incredible initiative to make sure no young girl misses out on her education due to lack of menstruation products. You can support by donating materials, cutting out patterns or joining in for a day of collaboration and production and putting together the Days for Girls kits.

 

Click Here to Sign Up

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

Upcoming dates:

March 2nd

March 16th

April 6th

April 20th

May 4th

 

Shabbat is always FREE and starts at 5:30PM on Fridays.

 

Good friends. Good food. Good Shabbos.

 

Learn more at www.kenthillel.org.

 

Follow Hillel @hillelatksu.

SPRING 2018 GREEN DOT WORKSHOP DATES

 

Saturday, March 10th, 9AM-4PM

Saturday, April 7th, 9AM-4PM

Saturday, April 14th, 9AM-4PM

 

Interactive and informative, the Green Dot bystander workshop provides an in-depth understanding about the Green Dot campaign and includes a comprehensive overview of power-based personal violence (intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, identity-based targeting, and bullying).

 

Click Here to Register

LAVENDAR GRADUATION

Friday, April 13th

6-8:30PM

Kent State Student Center Ballroom

 

Lavender Graduation builds on the university-wide commencement events as an officially supported ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQ+) students at Kent State University.

 

The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Thomas Serwatka, KSU MED ’73 & PhD ’76.

 

Students graduating in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018 are encouraged to register.

All are welcome to attend, but registration is also required for attendees.

 

Click Here to Register

KARAMU YA WAHITIMU/CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS GRADUADOS

 

Thursday, May 10th

6PM

Memorial Athletic Convocation Center (MACC)

 

This pre-commencement celebration and final Rites of Passage is a graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, Latinx, Hispanic, and Multiracial undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Students graduating in Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 are encouraged to register.

 

Click Here to Register (Only graduates need to register)

 

All are welcome to attend, and registration is NOT required for attendees.

K/T LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Students can apply to be Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) Mentors or K/T Navigators. Each position will allow for students to move in on campus early, partake in leadership development training, gain a substantial amount of volunteer experience, and serve in welcoming incoming first year students to Kent State University.

 

Click Here to Apply

FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: March 30th, 2018

 

StudySoup works to support students as they find success through education. And as part of that mission, they are proud to stand behind female students who continue to break down gender barriers and move into crucial leadership positions. They are offering a $2,000 scholarship to one outstanding female student who’s exhibited extraordinary leadership skills and an ability to empower others.

 

Eligibility:
Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
1) Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.
2) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

 

Click Here to Apply

FUNDS FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING

 

President Warren has allocated funds to a social and cultural programming fund to shape a broader and more inclusive cultural and social programming effort at Kent State. The funds will support programming to enhance the experience of students who are underrepresented (students of color) and underserved students who are typically first generation, LGBTQ+, deaf/hearing-impaired students, autism spectrum students and/or differently-abled students. 

Applications can be sent to SCPF@kent.edu.

Applications must be submitted by 2/28.

 

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

- Maya Angelou, American poet, actress, and American Civil Rights activist