January 30, 2017

Black History Month 2017

Join Us in February as We Celebrate Black History Month at NC State

Multicultural Student Affairs and the Black History Month Planning Committee present Black History Month 2017, beginning with the keynote address, "Black Girl Magic: A Discussion on Identity, Representation and Black Womanhood" by local educator and blogger Kimberlee Postell, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in the Piedmont Ballroom, Talley Student Union from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Blacks in Wax 2017

You Are Invited... to a Live Museum

Each year, Witherspoon Student Center is transformed into a spectacular series of live characters who portray significant leaders, educators, entertainers and more from African American history and culture. The African American Cultural Center (AACC) and AYA Ambassadors are preparing for the 11th annual Blacks In Wax Live Museum...

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People Regina Gavin Williams

Dr. Regina Gavin Williams and Diversity Initiatives in the College of Education

In this issue, the Digest interviews Dr. Regina Gavin Williams, director for student engagement and diversity coordinator in the College of Education.

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Women's Center Drop-In Counseling Hours
Mon, Jan 30
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center Lounge
Talley 5210
University Diversity Advisory Committee
Mon, Jan 30
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Monday Movies and Mingling
Mon, Jan 30
5:00-7:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Bi/Pan @ NCSU Meeting
Mon, Jan30
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 3210
Workshop: Trans 101
Tue, Jan 31
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Talley 3222
Please register online.
Women's Center Book Club Meeting
Tue, Jan 31
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Women's Center Lounge
Talley 5210
GLBT Center Drop-In Counseling Hours
Tue, Jan 31
2:00-4:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
AcePack Meeting
Tue, Jan 31
5:00-7:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
News Items

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.

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Supporting Learning Differences in Post-Secondary Environments

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation will offer a free MOOC (massive open online course) beginning on January 30, 2017 and continuing through February 24, 2017 for college-level educators and staff that will initiate a mindset shift wherein professors and other staff more effectively and efficiently gain personal agency to identify, address and implement best practices when supporting the learning of all students in post-secondary environments.

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GLBT Center to Offer Trans 101 Workshop on January 31

The GLBT Center will host the first Trans 101 workshop of the spring semester on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Trans 101 is a two-hour workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshop also addresses common issues faced by transgender students and provides strategies campus community members can use to be trans-inclusive. Registration is encouraged but not required.

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NCBI Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict Workshop on January 31

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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African American Cultural Center Gallery Seeks Student Artists for Exhibit

Every March, the AACC Gallery dedicates 2-3 weeks for a student to show their work. Visual artwork in various media are encouraged and should directly relate to the African American Cultural Center's mission in promoting "awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences." Senior students are highly encouraged to apply, although senior status is not required. Students must apply by February 1, 2017

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National Hijab Day is February 1: Attend Muslim Student Assocation Panel to Learn More

Join the Muslim Student Association on National Hijab Day, February 1st to learn more about hijab, the head scarf worn by Muslim women. Everyone is welcome to attend! Attendees are encouraged to wear the hijab that day, and come tell us about their experience while wearing it!

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Leaders for Change to Present "Challenging Anti-Muslim Sentiments" on February 2

Join the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service for a panel discussion about the history and current religious climate of Islam on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Piedmont Ballroom, Talley Student Union. Four panelists will provide an overview of the religion, discuss challenges that have arisen and provide impactful solutions for change.

Students Invited to Apply for Academic Success Assistance Program Through February 3

Multicultural Student Affairs sponsors the Academic Success Assistance Program for all students who are interested in doing better academically. The only requirement is a 2.5 GPA or lower. This program consists of 10 group meetings throughout the semester geared toward personal discovery, merging culture and academics and resilience in tough times. Plus, you could win $100!

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Global Training Initiative Upcoming Cross-Cultural Training Opportunities

The Global Training Initiative (GTI) is offering Foundations for Global Success on February 3, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Developing Cultural Acumen on February 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. These workshops are intended for professionals who want to improve interactions with clients and consituents and learn a systematic approach to navigating cultural differences.

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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.

GLBT Faculty and Staff Luncheon on February 6

Part of the mission of the GLBT Center is to provide ongoing support for GLBT faculty and staff on campus. To fulfill that mission, the GLBT Center coordinates the GLBT Faculty and Staff Network to provide an opportunity for GLBT faculty and staff to connect and form community, to supply informal and formal feedback about campus climate, to support and mentor GLBT students and to connect with prospective GLBT faculty and staff members. The Network holds monthly business meetings and hosts monthly socials. The GLBT Center will host a luncheon for current and prospective Network members on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Witherspoon 356. RSVP to Renee Wells.

GLBT Center to Host Workshop on Racial Justice on February 9

As part of the lineup of workshops for the 2016-2017 GLBT Advocate Program and as part of the celebration of Black History Month, the GLBT Center will host a “What is Racial Justice?” workshop on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 4101. This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants contextualize contemporary conversations and events within our specific history of race relations, understand the ways racism operates (interpersonally, culturally, institutionally) and reflect on the ways each of us can and must play a role in creating cultural change.

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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.

GLBT Center to Offer Transportation to Historic Thousands on Jones Street on February 11

The GLBT Center will provide transportation to the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Moral March to the capitol on Saturday, Feburary 11, 2017. HKonJ is a mass march that has taken place in downtown Raleigh for the past 11 years to bring awareness to the major issues affecting not only North Carolinians, but the entire nation. HKonJ is a great opportunity for your voice to be heard! If you believe that an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, this is a vital opportunity to work toward a better North Carolina for everyone. Join the GLBT Center as we witness a historic march for voting rights, labor rights, reproductive justice, education equity, police and criminal justice reform and equal protection and recognition under the law.

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Office of International Affairs Accepting Nominations for Global Awards Through March 1

The Office of International Affairs is accepting nominations through March 1 for the 2017 Global Awards, which recognize NC State faculty and staff across campus for making contributions to global research, scholarship and service. Award recipients will be announced at the Global Engagement Exposition on April 18, 2017 and will receive small stipends towards future international travel.

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NC State's First International Festival to be Held on March 31

The International Festival at NC State will be held on Friday March 31, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Stafford Commons. This event will promote cultural competency and expose students, faculty and staff to new perspectives and traditions from different areas around the world. Save the date!

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Save the Date: Lavender Graduation to be Held on April 26

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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