October 5, 2015

Diversity Education Week 2015
Think and D.E.W. (Diversity Education Week) Begins Next Week!

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity in partnership with the Union Activities Board-Diversity Activities Board and Student Government will present NC State's 6th Annual Diversity Education Week from October 11-16, 2015. Global readiness and cultural competence are required of today’s college graduates. Enhance your college experience by participating! Here is a preview of next week's highlights.

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Two faculty members in a lab
Mentoring Junior Faculty at NC State

The Office for Institutional Equity (OIED) and the Office of Faculty Development are pleased to announce the formation of a new Full Professors' Community. The first meeting of the group featured Dr. Katharine Stewart, NC State's new vice provost for faculty affairs, facilitating a discussion of various models for mentoring junior faculty. Faculty mentoring can provide invaluable assistance and support to faculty in three domains.

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Queer zines
GLBT Center to Display Student Coming Out Narratives During October

The GLBT Center is gearing up for a busy month in October in celebration of GLBT History Month. On Tuesday, October 6, attend the Forgotten Queer History lecture from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Talley 3285. Students are invited to the Queer Zine workshop from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Both events will feature Josh Burford, from UNC Charlotte. Students will have the opportunity to turn their coming out narratives into zines.

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Meet NC State Senior Kinesha Harris

Chancellor Woodson stated, "Our students are going to enter a world where diversity is part of their everyday working environment, and we want this campus to be a model for how diversity is celebrated, how inclusion is built upon, as a campus of scholars." Senior Kinesha Harris spoke about how she has built inclusion into her campus experience.

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Kinesha Harris
Building Future Faculty Program Application Period Now Open

The Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will hold two information meetings to discuss how departments can most effectively use the BFF program to scout out potential future faculty from underrepresented groups and bring interesting scholars to visit. The meetings will cover the aims of the BFF program, the process for selecting participants and how some departments have used the program.

You are invited to attend on Tuesday, October 6, 9:30-10:15 a.m., D.H. Hill Faculty Conference Room (2nd Floor) or Wednesday, October 7, 3:00-3:45 p.m., Hunt Library Conference Room 5234 (in the Faculty Lounge). Program applications are due by Monday, November 9, 2015. Please RSVP to Dr. Marcia Gumpertz.

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Innovative Women's Conference For Diverse Triangle Women

The Innovative Women's Conference is specifically designed to bring together women in the Triangle area – from graduate students to entrepreneurs to corporate executives – to encourage discussion and hands-on learning in the areas of business innovation, science, technology and entrepreneurship. Panels will include technology, healthcare, sourcing, B-corps, women in the food industry and interactive workshops on "how to turn your passion into a business," "how to keep up with consumer expectations," "how to handle crucial conversations" and "The power of persuasion." Guest speakers will come from Cisco, UNC hospitals, Citrix, Quintiles, SAS, Metlife, CEFS, local farms and local small businesses and more. All the proceeds from the event will be donated to Women for Success.

The event will be held on November 13, 2015 in Talley Student Union from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost is $15 for students, including lunch, coffee breaks and access to the pre-conference the prior evening at HQ Raleigh.

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NC State Earns U.S. News & World Report Ranking for Veterans

Last month, U.S. News & World Report released its annual edition of best colleges and universities. In the category of "Best Colleges for Veterans," twenty North Carolina schools appeared on the "best for veterans" rankings, with the top two schools being NC State at 72 and UNC Chapel Hill at 24. The rankings included nearly 1,800 institutions on 16 measures of academic excellence.

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Office for Instutional Equity and Diversity Seeks Faculty Liaisons

We invite interested faculty to apply for the 2015-16 Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) Faculty Diversity Liaison Program. The faculty liaisons serve as an important resource in OIED’s efforts to foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, enhance the university’s ability to recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff and support ongoing university efforts to increase the cultural competence of NC State students. Faculty Liaisons serve a renewable one-year term and have been instrumental in several exciting initiatives. If you are interested in fostering diversity at NC State, we would love to hear your ideas. Please contact Dr. Marcia Gumpertz for application details.

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Grenoldo: "The Celebration of African American Music"
October 5 & October 6
3:00-4:00 p.m.
African American Cultural Center Gallery, Witherspoon, 2nd Floor
Survivor Support Space Training
Mon, October 5
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 4280
Monday Movies & Mingling
Mon, October 5
5:00-7:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Building Future Faculty Information Session
Tue, October 6
9:30-10:15 a.m.
D.H. Hill Faculty Conf Rm, 2nd Flr
RSVP to Dr. Marcia Gumpertz.
Staff Diversity Advisory Board
Tue, October 6
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Avent Ferry 106
Forgotten Queer History Lecture
Tue, October 6
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Escalation One Love
Tue, October 6
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 5210
Latino Americans: Peril and Promise (Film Screening)
Tue, October 6
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Hunt Library Auditorium
Queer Zine Workshop
Tue, October 6
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Community: "Using Analytics to Make Informed Choices About Your Teaching"
Wed, October 7
10:00-11:15 a.m.
Clark 405
Mi Placita - Informal
Latino Gathering
Wed, October 7
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Outside Talley (or Cultural Hearth)
Building Future Faculty Information Session
Wed, October 7
3:00-3:45 p.m.
Hunt Library Conference Rm 5234
RSVP to Dr. Marcia Gumpertz.
T-Files Meeting
Wed, October 7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Talley 5230
Contact Andy DeRoin to join.
GLBT Graduate Student and Young Professionals Network (GSYPN)
Wed, October 7
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Talley 4132
3rd NC State Conference on Leadership and Diversity
Fri, October 9
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union