January 23rd, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Check out the list of Diversity Scholarships on the CCI Diversity website.

 

We encourage all students to explore as many scholarship options as possible and to apply for any and all eligible opportunities.

 

The listing on the CCI Diversity website highlights scholarships at Kent State and in the community that are for diverse groups of students. Check out all of the different categories to see if you could qualify. We continue to update this list each semester, so always check back for more information.

 

Click Here to Visit the CCI Diversity Scholarship Page 

ALL THE CEO LADIES: MAKE 2018 THE BEST YET!

 

Wednesday, January 24th

5:30-7PM

Williamson House

 

Join LaunchNET & the Women's Center for the first All the CEO Ladies meeting of 2018.

 

Julie Messing, Executive Director of LaunchNET, will talk about strategy, and you can make dream boards to plan your strategy for 2018. Come with your questions, and they'll give you suggestions for helping to start, launch, or expand your business.

 

Click Here to Register

16TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION

 

Thursday, January 25th

3:30PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

The College of Communication and Information is the 2018 recipient of the Unity for Diversity Award!

 

Join us for the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with keynote speaker Bertice Berry, Ph.D. This event is free and open to the public.

Click Here to Register

WHAT IS THE WOMEN CENTER READING?

 

Friday, January 26th

12PM

Williamson House

 

Join the Women’s Center every month as they discuss their Book of the Month.

 

This month, they will be reading Periods Gone Public by Jennifer Weiss Wolf. 

 

Read at your own leisure and then join them for a book discussion.

JAPAN STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

 

Due Sunday, January 28th

 

If you are an African American student or recent graduate (2016) who lives or works in Ohio's 11th Congressional District, you are eligible to apply for a fully-funded program to spend 10 days in Japan (primarily during Spring Break).

The deadline for applying is January 28.

 

Click Here To Register

ALL-IN(CLUSIVE) THEATRE

 

Beginning January 29th

Every other Monday

5:15PM

Center for the Performing Arts, Room D304

 

All-In(clusive) Theatre would like to welcome you to their first meeting of 2018 with a little flair.

 

Join them for a viewing of the Broadway recording of Victor/Victoria.

 

They will provide snacks while you enjoy this hilarious musical with Julie Andrews as a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman.

LGBTQ JEOPARDY!

Monday, January 29th

9-10PM

Korb Hall, First Floor

 

Join in for LGBTQ Jeopardy at Korb Hall and learn about LGBTQ culture and the LGBTQ community.

 

There will be free prizes and food.

DISCRIMINATION STATION EVENT

 

Monday, January 29th

7PM

Kent Student Center, Room 315

 

This event is an interactive workshop to bring awareness and equip students on how to deal with racial and gender discrimination.

COLORING IN YOUR CAREER!

Tuesday, January 30th

3-4:30PM

Kent Student Center, Room 024

 

Join Career Exploration & Development for coloring and career discussions at the LGBTQ Student Center.

ADDITIONAL MLK CELEBRATION CALENDAR EVENTS

 

“Brotherhood Continued: A Dream Realized”

Tuesday, January 30th

6PM

Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center Room 206

This event will be an opportunity for ALL men and male-identifying students to come together to discuss brotherhood and unity as well as fellowship with each other to better learn how we can support one another.

 

“Eloquence of Womanhood”

Tuesday, January 30th

6PM

Williamson House

This event will focus on defining womanhood & coming together to build a community to empower one another. All female and female-identifying students are welcome to attend. 

 

“Raising the Mirror”

Wednesday, January 31st

6PM

Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center Room 206

This event will focus on examining leadership, identity, and social change.

 

“Reading from Angela Johnson”

Thursday, February 1st

10-10:30AM and 10:45-11:15AM

Child Development Center

Local author Angela Johnson will be reading to the children.

 

“This is my story: A new look at everyday experiences.”

Friday, February 9th

12-1PM

Kent Student Center, Room 310AB

This event is an interactive workshop that encourages participants to think about other’s perspectives on everyday experiences.

DEVIN C.G. MOORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

In honor of JMC student, Devin Moore, the College of Communication and Information and School of Journalism and Mass Communication have created the Devin C.G. Moore Memorial Scholarship.

 

This scholarship will be awarded to an underrepresented/minority student pursuing a degree in journalism (interested specifically in broadcast journalism).

 

Click Here to Donate to the Scholarship Fund 

DRAG SHOW AUDITIONS

Would you like to represent Kent State in this year’s Battle for the Wagon Heel?

Each year, Kent State battles Akron in a drag show competition at Interbelt Nite Club.

Email kmattise@kent.edu to express your interest.

You must have one song/routine idea for the audition. 

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

APPLY FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR PRIDE!KENT

 

Are you passionate about helping the LGBTQ+ Community on Kent State's Campus?

Then you will find everything you are looking for in PRIDE! Kent. They are currently looking for executive board members for the spring semester and will begin taking applications in the first week of classes.

 

Please email the PRIDE!Kent President, Kasey Willener, at kwillene@kent.edu if interested.

STUDY ABROAD IN PRAGUE

Deadline: April 1st, 2018

 

Win a scholarship to spend Fall 2018 in Prague.

 

In honor of President Warren’s first visit to Prague next October 2018, OGE is awarding $1,000 to the first 15 accepted participants in the Fall 2018 Kent State Prague Program.

Eligibility is based upon the applicant’s acceptance date and full matriculation into the program. The application for Fall 2018 is OPEN NOW. 

 

Click Here to Apply

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 

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. 

 

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”

- Max de Pree, American businessman and writer