Here are the diversity updates for this week.
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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.
For a full list of Women’s History Month events, please see the attached document.
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.
PRSSA CAREER CLOSET CLOTHING DRIVE
April 2nd, 12:15-1:45PM & 3:30-6:30PM
April 4th, 12:15-1:45PM & 3:30-4:25PM
April 5th, 12:30-4PM
April 9th, 10AM-4PM
April 11th, 10AM-1:45PM
325 Franklin Hall
This year for Betsy Day, PRSSA Kent is organizing a donation drive for the Kent State Career Closet. Betsy Day is a day where we celebrate the legacy of Betsy Plank who is the First Lady of public relations and the “Godmother of PRSSA”. The Career Closet, located at the Women’s Center in the Williamson House, is open for all Kent State students with a university ID. Students who need a professional outfit for interviews, career fairs, and any other professional affairs can access the Career Closet.
Items needed include new or gently used professional pieces for men or women, ties, hangers and gift cards or donations for laundering. Items that can’t be donated include undergarments, shoes, clothing that is in disrepair or severely worn and out of date items.
MOTHERS, MENTORS AND MUSES
Tuesday, April 3rd
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.
LGBTQ ISSUES IN THEATER
Wednesday, April 4th
111 Science and Nursing Building
Join in for this panel discussion featuring: Daniel Nadon, Professor of Theater at Kent, Brian Newberg, Associate Professor of Theatre at Stark, and Lauren Vachon, Assistant Professor LGBTQ Studies at Kent.
Open to ALL members of the Kent community.
Refreshments will be served.
CCI GAME OF LIFE
Wednesday, April 4th
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!
SHARE YOUR VOICE
Deadline: Friday, April 6th
SRVSS and Title IX are currently conducting a survey as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Changing Campus Climate initiative around sexual violence in college communities.
SHABBAT SPRING 2018
Shabbat is always FREE and starts at 5:30PM on Fridays.
Good friends. Good food. Good Shabbos.
Learn more at www.kenthillel.org.
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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).
VOTERS & CANDIDATES: FACE 2 FACE
Saturday, April 7th
United Church of Christ
1400 E. Main St. Kent, Ohio 44240
Free & open to the public. Talk with local candidates in a small group setting with opportunities to ask questions to each candidate.
40th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, April 7th
King Kennedy Community Center
6660 Garfield Road, Ravenna, Ohio
King Kennedy Community Center (KKCC) will be hosting an open house to celebrate 40 years of serving the community. KKCC uplifts McElrath Park residents who face challenges such as low-income and low educational attainment.
Kent State University and KKCC have a rich partnership. In 1978, Kent State students and McElrath Park residents came together to build the Center.
Light refreshments will be provided.
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.
All proceeds are donated to the Kent State LGBTQ Emergency Fund and CANAPI.
FREE SCREENING OF THE VALLEY
Monday, April 9th
FREE screening of The Valley, nominated for 18 and winner of 11 film festival awards. Brief open discussion of mental health and suicide will follow the movie. Free healthy snacks will be provided.
Event is FREE, but registration is required.
Monday, April 9th & Thursday, April 12th
LGBTQ+ Center, 024 Kent Student Center
We would like your help in bringing back QGrad, the graduate and professional student organization that provides opportunities for queer, LGBTQ+, and ally grad students, alumni, and faculty to discuss scholarship, activism, and the social needs of our community.
You are invited to QGrad’s upcoming interest meetings, where they would love to know what you would like to see from QGrad. If you have any questions or can’t make it to either date, please contact Kate Croteau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCI DIVERSITY WEEK 2018
April 9th – April 13th
Lend a Hand – Be the Change
How Can You Make a Positive Impact?
Come check out our interactive display on the 2nd floor of the Kent Student Center and around Risman Plaza all week long!
Celebrate CCI Diversity Week with us as we acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion and spread affirming messages throughout our campus community.
LGBTQ+ ALUMNI RECEPTION
Friday, April 13th
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.
Friday, April 13th
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.
KARAMU YA WAHITIMU/CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS GRADUADOS
Thursday, May 10th
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.
KKCC NOW HIRING
King Kennedy Community Center has 6 open spots for Camp Counselor positions. This is a paid position through AmeriCorps which comes with some benefits. Upon completion of this summer program, you have the opportunity to get an education grant or an end of the program stipend.
INTERN FOR THE KENT STATE WOMEN’S CENTER
The Women's Center's Internship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate level students. The internship program will provide students with hands-on experience in a supportive environment and can be adjusted to meet their academic focus. Students will gain experience in social justice issues related to women’s equity, programming, leadership, health & well-being, and marketing.
UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
The Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library invites applications from early career librarians whom have demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically under represented populations for their three-year Diversity Fellowship program.
Candidates must have received an ALA accredited Master's degree in library information science or commensurate degree no earlier than January 2017.
“We will work to be an example of how we as brothers and sisters on this earth should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.”
- T’Challa, Black Panther