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.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Thursday, March 8th
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.
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.
SPRING THEATRE: THE PURPLE FLOWER
March 8th – March 10th
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).
SPILL THE TEA
Tuesday, March 13th
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
"We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race."
- Kofi Annan, Ghanian Diplomat