May 1st, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

 

Join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

 

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JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month

 

Celebrate Jewish Americans who have helped weave the fabric of American history, culture, and society.

 

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WOMEN OF COLOR STUDENT CONVERSATION

 

Tuesday, May 1st

5:30-7:30PM

Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Rooms 141 & 143

 

·Meet and converse with female professors and staff members of color who are eager to meet you and learn about your student experiences.

·Assist with developing university initiatives that will support achievement and success of our women of color students.

·Share. Hug. Learn. Laugh!

 

Click Here to Register (RSVP Deadline: Sunday, April 29th)

EBONY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

 

Tuesday, May 1st

Doors open at 6:30PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Join the Black United Students for the Ebony Achievement Awards and end the year off on a high note. Semi-formal attire required.

CRAFTERNOON

 

Wednesday, May 2nd

1-3PM

024 Kent Student Center

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center for stress-relieving crafts.

 

Activities including pearler beads, bracelet making, painting, board games, and coloring books.

FRESHMAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

Wednesday, May 2nd

6-7PM

203 Bowman Hall

 

Come over to study, hang out, and enjoy some free pizza before the stress of finals.

FIELD DAY

 

Thursday, May 3rd

3-6PM

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

 

Join Student Support Services and the Student Multicultural Center for this great event.

 

De-stress, relax, and recharge before our late night study in preparation for Finals.

 

Archery, rock climbing, dodgeball, basketball, free food, and giveaways.

GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT

 

Thursday, May 3rd

7:30PM

Cartwright Hall

 

Join in for this free gospel choir concert.

 

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MAY 4TH COMMEMORATION

Friday, May 4th

12PM

Kent State Commons

 

The 48th annual May 4th Commemoration will be held at the Kent State Commons featuring keynote speaker William C. Hine, Ph.D.

 

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SHABBAT SPRING 2018

 

Friday, May 4th

 

Shabbat is always FREE and starts at 5:30PM.

 

Good friends. Good food. Good Shabbos.

 

Learn more at www.kenthillel.org.

 

Follow Hillel @hillelatksu.

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.

NLGJA – STUDENT JOURNALISM TRAINING PROJECT

 

Applications Due: Thursday, May 17th

 

NLGJA’s CONNECT: Student Journalism Training Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 10 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.

 

This year’s National Convention is at the

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, California, September 6-9, 2018.

NLGJA covers student expenses including transportation, food, and hotel accommodations.

 

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments, and majors.

 

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A DAY OF DISCOVERY

Wednesday, May 23rd

8:30AM-2:45PM

Kent State Student Center Ballroom Balcony

 

Join in for a conference to find your path and discover your purpose in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Fields.

 

You will enjoy:

 Hearing about careers in CSD fields

 Examining the paths to careers in CSD fields

 Networking with CSD students and professionals in the field

 Learning about funding for a degree in CSD

 Exploring your power of perseverance and much, much more

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

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APPLY TO TEXTURES BOARD AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS

 

Looking to join an organization? Passionate about hair? Then textures might be the organization for you! Textures is a hair organization that is new to campus. They aim to create an open learning environment for all genders and races to develop an understanding of hair diversity.  They are a looking for more diverse candidates for their e-board and committees. Apply Today!

 

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“Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”

- Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian and LGBTQ activist