January 19, 2016

OIED Signature Events Spring 2016

OIED Spring Signature Events

OIED is comprised of Equal Opportunity and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Education and Training, the African American Cultural Center, the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women's Center. Together, we offer over 100 events per year. Our Spring Signature Events are those we host for the entire campus community, including NC State students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you at the following events throughout the semester.

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Byron Pitts with Chancellor Woodson

MLK Campus Commemoration Inspires

Byron Pitts of ABC’s Nightline graced the NC State campus with his encouraging message on Monday, January 11, 2016 for this year's MLK commemoration. With over 30 years of experience, Pitts shared his message of "overcoming to become" and paying it forward for the campus listeners. Before Pitts went on stage, the African American Cultural Center and Student Media held a small lunch for aspiring journalism and media students.

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Dr. Craig Brookins, Associate Professor

Dr. Craig Brookins, associate professor of Psychology and Africana Studies and director of Interdisciplinary Degree Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, tells the Digest about his perspectives on diversity and equity in the university setting.

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Craig Brookins
2016 Sisterhood Dinner Registration Through February 15

The 35th Sisterhood Dinner, sponsored by the Council on the Status of Women, is scheduled for Monday, February 29, 2016, with a reception at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner in the Talley Student Union Ballroom. This year’s Sisterhood Dinner theme is LEAP, in recognition of the leap year date, with LEAP standing for Lead, Empower, Act, Prevail. Recipients of the 2016 Equity for Women Awards will also be announced. The award nomination form and dinner registration form are available on the Council on the Status of Women website. To donate to the silent auction, please contact Kimberly Zugay in the Women’s Center. Contact Julieta Sherk for reception donations.

Dr. Robert Jones to Speak at NC State on February 17

Dr. Robert J. Jones, president of the State University of New York at Albany, will speak at NC State on February 17, 2016 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ballroom in Talley Student Union. His talk will be on "Institutional Culture Change in Higher Education: Leadership and Inclusive Excellence." This event, hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is free and open to the public.

The Tunnel of Oppression Needs YOU!

The planning process is underway for the 2016 Tunnel of Oppression, an annual interactive program that examines issues of race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, gender identity and sexual violence. Participants are guided through a series of scenes designed to create awareness about contemporary examples of oppression and to help them think critically about both the nature and impact of such oppression. At the end of the tour, there is a brief facilitated discussion which helps participants process what they've seen and heard. The entire experience lasts approximately 30 minutes per group.

How YOU Can Help!

We are currently recruiting both actors and tour guides to help with this year's Tunnel of Oppression, which will be held on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16, 2016 with tours happening in shifts from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00-9:00 p.m. No prior acting experience is required! Students can sign up online. Contact Renee Wells if you have questions.

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Call for Black History Month Programs and Events

Multicultural Student Affairs is excited to prepare the tenth annual campus-wide calendar for Black History Month! All NC State University colleges, departments, offices, and student organizations are invited to submit Black History Month program dates and times for publication on the calendar. Each year over the last ten years, NC State has presented more than 25 events during this heritage month.

Do you have an event that highlights African American or African history in a manner that is educational, motivational and/or celebratory? Submit the title, date and time of your program and any other relevant information via the Google form  by Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Contact Latosha Williams with questions.

Spring Religious Holidays with Work Restrictions

Several religions prohibit working on certain holidays. To aid faculty and staff with scheduling events and activities, a short list of some holidays on which students, staff or faculty may not be able to work or attend class is linked below. Part of NC State's regulation on classroom attendance and holidays states:

3.1.3 Students will be allowed a minimum of two excused absences per academic year for religious observances as verified by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) (300 Clark Hall, 919-515-2963). For more information about a variety of religious observances, visit the Diversity Calendar.
Please try to avoid conflicts in scheduling major meetings, exams and other obligations, and work with students, faculty and staff to accommodate these observances. See also the Faculty Diversity website for more information.
Open to All: Bystander Behavior Workshop
Tue, January 19
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 5210
GLBT CommUNITY Alliance (GBLTCA) Meeting
Tue, January 19
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI) Mid-Year Reflection Lunch
Wed, January 20
11:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Health Services 2301
Mi Placita - Informal Hispanic/Latino Gathering
Wed, January 20
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Talley Food Court or Cultural Hearth
African American Faculty/Staff Organization (AAFSO) General Body Meeting
Thu, January 21
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
MSA Drop-In Counseling
Thu, January 21
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Talley 4261
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Social
Thu, January 21
6:00-8::00 p.m.
The Borough, 317 W. Morgan St.
Please RSVP to Renee Wells.
ASB San Francisco Trip Bowling Fundraiser
Thu, January 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Alley, Hillsborough St.
Workshop: Cross Cultural Communication
Thu, January 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Talley 4280
Please register online.
GLBTCA Study Hours
January 21 & 24
7:00-9:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge, Talley 5230
Workshop: Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity
Fri, January 22
8:15-10:15 a.m.
Administrative Services Bldg. 101
Please register online.
Workshop: Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity
Fri, January 22
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Administrative Services Bldg. 101
Please register online.
Assistant Professors' Community: "Responding to Reviews of Journal or Grant Submissions"
Fri, January 22
12:25-1:15 p.m.
Clark 405
Please register online.
Workshop: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Fri, January 22
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Administrative Services Bldg. 101
Please register online.
American Indian Advisory Council (AIAC) Meeting
Fri, January 22
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Graduate School 2328
Please see the full OIED calendar for more events!