March 13th, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

 

March 1st – March 31st

 

Throughout this month we celebrate, appreciate, and acknowledge the great contributions of women that paved many paths of everyday life.

 

A Quick History of Women’s History Month

 

10 Pioneering Women Changing the Field of Communications

 

13 Influential Women Designers You Need to Know

 

Mothers of Technology: 10 Women Who Invented and Innovated in Tech

 

8 Movies to Watch for Women’s History Month

 

For a full list of Women’s History Month events, please see the attached document. 

CLOTHING DRIVE

March 1st-22nd

Weekdays 9AM-5PM

Launch Net – Kent State Library, 2nd Floor

 

Career Closet celebrates Women's History Month and the coming of spring by giving you the chance to get a jump on your spring cleaning while helping Kent State students.

Clean, new and used work and interview-appropriate clothing can be brought to the Williamson House, the Career Exploration office (Schwartz Center), or LaunchNET (University Library, 2nd floor) during office hours, until March 22nd.

OUR HISTORY IS OUR STRENGTH

 

Wednesday, March 14th

1-2PM
024 Kent Student Center

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center for a Women’s History Month round table discussion.

FREE PIE FOR STEM WOMEN

 

Wednesday, March 14th

4-6PM

The Williamson House

 

Calling all STEM women for a pie day celebration and to ask questions to a panel of STEM women.

KASAPALOOZA

 

Wednesday, March 14th

6PM

KIVA

 

Join the Kent African Student Association for KASAPALOOZA.

 

Their first annual KASA dance competition.

 

$5 entry fee.

WOMEN IN KENT – FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR MIXER

 

Thursday, March 15th

5:30-7PM

KSU Women’s Center

 

All the CEO Ladies presents Women in Kent, a female entrepreneur mixer.

 

Click Here to Register

WRITING THE BODY

 

Friday, March 16th

12-1PM

Williamson House

 

The Women’s Center and The Wick Poetry Center present “Writing the Body” in celebration of Women’s History Month.

 

They are collaborating to bring together poetry and advocacy on issues related to the body, women’s health and rights, and gender and sexuality.

OMANI NIGHT

 

Friday, March 16th

4:30PM

Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center

 

Join the Office of International Student Affairs and International Student Council at Omani Night. 

THIRD FRIDAY OUT

 

Friday, March 16th

5-7PM

Bricco Kent

 

A social gathering of graduate students, staff, faculty, and the community.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

 

Every other Friday

5:30PM

3rd floor of the Kent Student Center

 

Native American Student Association (NASA) is an intertribal student organization with the aim of providing a safe space for students from all backgrounds to learn and experience native cultures, discuss issues, and educate the public.

 

All are welcome!

 

Check out their social media for updates on when the next meeting will be.

54 SHADES OF AFRIKA

 

Friday, March 16th

Doors Open at 6:30PM

Show Starts at 7PM

KSC Ballroom

 

Kent African Student Association presents “African Night: 54 Shades of Afrika” hosted by AphricanApe.

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

Upcoming dates:

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.

STUDENT MEDIA LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

Deadline: March 21st at 5PM

 

Apply for Fall 2018 Student Media leader positions including Summer Editor for the Kent Stater, General Manager for Black Squirrel Radio or TV2 KSU, Editor for one of our great magazines, and more!

 

Open to any Kent State Student.

 

Click Here to Apply

PFLAG NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: March 26th , 2018

 

The PFLAG scholarship program is entering its 17th year and supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all.

 

PFLAG's scholarships are open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens .

 

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

Mothers, Mentors and Muses

 

Tuesday, April 3rd

5-7:30PM

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center

 

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. 

 

Click Here to Register

CCI GAME OF LIFE

 

Wednesday, April 4th

5:30PM

Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE)

 

The Game of Life, an interactive inequality simulation, is an immersion-style game played with real people, real emotions, but fake money. Gender, sexuality, race, and ability level affect each person’s life regardless of who they are or where they come from. This is an opportunity for participants to experience how privilege, poverty, and inequalities impact each of us in our everyday lives.

 

To participate, please arrive no later than 5:30PM.

 

The event is free, and food is provided!

SPRING 2018 GREEN DOT WORKSHOP DATES

 

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

BATTLE OF THE WAGON HEEL

 

Saturday, April 7th

Doors Open at 9PM

Show Starts at 10PM

Interbelt Nite Club in Akron

 

Join in as Kent State University battles the University of Akron in this drag show competition.

 

$5 Cover

All proceeds are donated to the Kent State LGBTQ Emergency Fund and CANAPI.

SAVE THE DATE: CCI DIVERSITY WEEK 2018

 

April 9th – April 13th

 

Every spring semester, the College of Communication and Information celebrates CCI Diversity Week to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion and to spread affirming messages throughout our campus community.

 

This year, our theme will be:

Lend a Hand – Be the Change

How Can You Make a Positive Impact?

 

Mark your calendar! More information to come.

LGBTQ+ ALUMNI RECEPTION

 

Friday, April 13th

5-6PM

KSC Ballroom Balcony

 

Join the LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter for a reception before this year’s Lavender Graduation.

 

Support the graduating seniors, network with other Kent State alumni, etc.

 

Light appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.

LAVENDER 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

LAVENDER 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

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 

 

“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