January 17, 2017

Roland Martin

MLK Campus Commemoration

The African American Cultural Center has announced that the 2017 NC State Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Commemoration has been rescheduled for Monday, January 23, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Stewart Theatre. Please join us as we welcome commentator and author Roland Martin!

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U.S. Transgender Survey Report findings

GLBT Center to Present U.S. Transgender Survey Results

GLBT Center staff will present the results of the U.S. Transgender Survey, the largest survey of transgender adults ever conducted, on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.

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DEPTH 2016-17 peer educators

Cultural Competency Training Initiatives Underway

The term cultural competence first emerged over a decade ago, but cultural competency training is still not provided to all faculty, staff and students at most universities even though it is a crucial skill set for everyone. That is changing at NC State.

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People Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson, Diversity Coordinator in CHASS

Joe Johnson, student diversity coordinator in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is originally from New Jersey but is a proud NC State alum. Learn about his perspectives on working to support diverse students in the humanities and social sciences disciplines.

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Assistant Professors' Community: "Managing a Lab or Group"
Tue, Jan 17
11:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Creativity Studio
Hunt Library 4403
GLBT Center Drop-In Counseling Hours
Tue, Jan 17
2:00-4:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
AcePack Meeting
Tue, Jan 17
5:00-7:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Movie & Discussion: One Love's Escalation
Tue, Jan 17
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
GLBT Community Alliance Meeting
Tue, Jan 17
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 4101
Transcending and Connecting Group
Wed, Jan 18
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Counseling Center
To join, please contact Jenny Glassmire-Policari.
AYA Ambassadors General Body Meeting
Wed, Jan 18
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
What's On the Table Open Discussion
Fri, Jan 20
3:00-4:30 p.m.
African American Cultural Center
Witherspoon 355
News Items

Candidate Presentations for Women's Center Assistant Director Position Open to All

The Women's Center will host two candidates for the assistant director for interpersonal violence services position. Your feedback is helpful to the Women's Center in the selection process; we hope that you can join us. Please feel free to share this invitation with others.

Presentation dates and times are: Mariana Matthews on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Talley 4101 and Dana Bisignani on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. in Talley 4101.

Apply for Diversity and Inclusion Adventure Experience (DIVE) Executive Board

Are you a student looking to get more involved on campus and boost your resume leadership positions? Are you passionate about diversity and outdoor adventures? Then you are perfect for DIVE's executive board! This semester, DIVE will be accepting applications for two executive board positions. These positions include co-president and social media chair. Applications are due on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

There will also be a a DIVE Mix & Mingle event on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Talley 4210 with light refreshments, board games, jeopardy, prizes, music and much more. Come find out what DIVE is all about!

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Registration for 2017 Sisterhood Dinner Now Open!

The Sisterhood Dinner celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of NC State women. This year's theme is "Empowering Women Together." Table registration is $300 for 8 seats. Individual registration is $35 per seat. In addition to entertainment and a keynote speaker, the 2017 Equity for Women Awards will be presented during the dinner (see announcement below to submit a nomination). 

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Nomination Period for 2017 Equity for Women Awards Open until January 23

The NC State Council on the Status of Women invites you to nominate NC State faculty, staff and students for the Equity for Women Awards. These awards are made annually to recognize faculty, staff and students for their outstanding leadership in establishing equity for women at NC State. Nominations are solicited from all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners. This year, we will be awarding up to three individuals. Submit your nominations by January 23, 2017.

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Student Government Town Hall: Sexual Assault and Bystander Intervention on January 26

Student Government will be hosting a Town Hall on Thursday, January 26, 2017 to talk about current initiatives, new initiatives and general concerns regarding sexual assault and bystander intervention at NC State. The town hall will be held in the Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student Union from 4:00-5:30 p.m. with free cookies and a gift card raffle.

NCBI Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict Workshop Opportunity

NCBI has developed a model for conflict resolution. This model teaches participants skills to handle tough interpersonal and intergroup conflicts. Workshops examine controversial issues through a positive process.  Participants will learn how to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution. This workshop is offered on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Talley 3210.

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Diversity Lecture: “Equity vs. Excellence: A False Dichotomy in Science and Society”

Dr. Sylvester Jim Gates, Jr. will give the 2017 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture on “Equity vs Excellence: A False Dichotomy in Science and Society” on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Talley Student Union, Room 3285 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. A Distinguished University Professor, University System of Maryland Regents Professor and John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, Dr. Gates is a theoretical physicist whose American Academy of Arts and Sciences essay led Supreme Court Justice Roberts to ask, “What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?” during the oral argument in the Fisher v. Texas case in December 2015.

Multicultural Student Affairs to Host Freshman Honors Convocation on February 10

Each year at the beginning of the spring semester, Freshman Honors Convocation recognizes African American, Native American and Hispanic/Latinx first-year students who achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA during their first semester at NC State. NC State is proud to have consistently honored 40% or more of these freshman classes for the last several years. Please join us for this event on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Piedmont-Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union.

Global Partners Database Launched by Office of International Affairs

International Affairs has launched a new Global Partners Database to foster international collaboration. Faculty and staff can use the Global Partners Database to find up-to-date information about active institutional partnerships around the world. All NC State faculty are encouraged to create a profile in the database.

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Tunnel of Oppression Event Seeks Volunteer Actors, Tour Guides and Volunteers

We are currently recruiting actors, tour guides and volunteers to help with this year's Tunnel of Oppression, which will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday through Thursday, March 22 - 23, 2017 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. in the State Ballroom, Talley Student Union. This is a very big annual event, so we need a lot of help: we are looking for 30 tour guides, 160 volunteers and 180 actors. (No prior acting experience is required!) For more information about #TOO17 visit go.ncsu.edu/TOO. Contact Renee Wells if you have any questions.

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Save the Date: 2017 Lavender Graduation

The GLBT Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Piedmont-Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union. Lavender Graduation provides an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of 2017 GLBT graduates. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. No RSVP is required.

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