March 6th, 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.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

 

Thursday, March 8th

8AM-3PM

Kent Student Center

 

The Spirit of Women in Business Conference is an annual event hosted by the Kent State University College of Business Administration. The conference brings together women from diverse professional backgrounds. 

View a schedule for the day of the conference here. See all of the breakout session and panel presenters here.

 

Click Here to Register

GONE. EXPRESSIONS OF INCARCERATION IN AMERICA

 

Thursday, March 8th

4-6PM Gallery Opening

231 Taylor Hall

6:30-8:30PM Screening of 88 Cents

340 Franklin Hall

 

Grim statistics convey the very real human costs and consequences of incarceration in America.The stories behind these statistics are inspiring GONE. Expressions of Incarceration in America, a free community event presented by the Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI).The event will share the stories of current and former prisoners through illustrations, film and spoken word.

 

For more information about the event, contact Christopher Darling (cdarling1@kent.edu) or Stephanie Danes Smith (ssmit149@kent.edu).

SPRING THEATRE: THE PURPLE FLOWER

 

March 8th – March 10th

8PM

March 11th

2PM

African Community Theatre (Oscar Ritchie Hall)

 

Purchase tickets at 127 ORH or online here.

 

Students may qualify for one free ticket.

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

SPILL THE TEA

Tuesday, March 13th

6PM

Kent State Ballroom Balcony

 

Wear your fanciest posh outfit and join Sister Circle and special guests as they celebrate Women’s History Month and talk about networking and career goals.

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

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

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.

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.

 "We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race." 

- Kofi Annan, Ghanian Diplomat