January 30th, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

 

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

CCI RECEIVES 2018 DIVERSITY UNITY AWARD

 

Kent State’s College of Communication and Information was recognized with the 2018 Unity Award for Diversity for implementing a variety of diversity courses as part of its curriculum, creating successful diversity programs, and dedicating faculty and staff to diversity initiatives within the college and the university.

 

Click Here to Read More.

MLK CELEBRATION CALENDAR EVENTS

 

“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.

SUMMIT ON WOMEN FACULTY AT KENT STATE

 

Friday, February 2nd

8:30AM-3PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

 

The purpose of the summit is to create community and provide resources, tools, and support for women faculty at Kent State. All members of the University Community are invited to attend.

 

Click Here to Register

WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY CELEBRATION

 

Saturday, February 3rd

2PM

The MAC

 

Join the Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Student Center, and Kent State Athletics for the Women in Sports Day Celebration.

 

A “she will” celebration of Kent State University’s women in sports.

 

Meet with our women’s teams as they share their athletic experiences with you.

PEACEFUL PRACTICE YOGA

 

Every Monday 5:30-6:30PM

Every Wednesday 12-1PM

Williamson House

 

Treat yourself to one (or both) of the 6-week Spring yoga sessions offered by the Women’s Center.

 

Click Here to Register

PAINT & SIP: CREATE YOUR MOVEMENT

 

Tuesday, February 6th

3-5PM

Kent Student Center, Room 318

 

Paint & Sip: Create your movement.

 

Hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.

SAFE SPACE ALLY TRAINING

 

Thursday, February 8th

1-5PM

334 Library

 

Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is the first training in the Kent State University Safe Space Training Series. Participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, current vocabulary, and best practices for handling gender and sexuality topics with sensitivity. 

Regardless of where you are on campus, you will meet people who identify as LGBTQ+. Having a basic understanding of correct terminology and an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community are essential to supporting all people at this university.

 

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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.

 

There will be fun activities and great discussion.

THE ART OF COPING: BUILDING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

 

Every Tuesday

4-5PM

DeWeese Health Center – Psychological Services, 2ndFloor, Conference Room C

 

This 6 session group focuses on learning skills including mindfulness and self-compassion. This group will help you learn new ways of managing difficult emotions, tolerating distress, and functioning better in interpersonal situations. This group will also give you the opportunity to discuss problems with difficult emotions and receive support from peers experiencing similar difficulties.

 

This group is led by psychological services staff at no charge.

 

For more information please contact psychological services at 330-672-2487.

CONQUERING ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP

 

Every Wednesday

4-5PM

DeWeese Health Center – Psychological Services, 2ndFloor, Conference Room C

 

This group will broaden your understanding of anxiety, provide support from peers experiencing similar difficulties, and give you the opportunity to discuss anxiety-related problems in a safe, confidential space – all of which will help you reduce and manage your anxiety in everyday life.

 

This group is led by psychological services staff at no charge.

 

For more information please contact psychological services at 330-672-2487.

EMPOWERING STUDENTS IN RECOVERY

 

Every Thursday

6-7:30PM

DeWeese Health Center - Lower Level Conference Room A

 

A safe and confidential place for fellowship and support for KSU undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Meetings are open to students in recovery from substance abuse or exploring recovery as a life option.

 

All students are welcome!

 

For more information please contact Ashley Holt at aholt10@kent.edu or 330-672-2487.

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.

Future application deadlines include 1/31 and 2/28.

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

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

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.

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

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

 

“If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking.”

- George S. Patton, United States Army General