November 21, 2016

Transgender Awareness Week 2016

NCBI Powers Dialogue and Change with Fourteen New Faces

NC State hosted the 16th Annual Carolina Coalition earlier this month, bringing trainers from regional and national universities to prepare them to facilitate the international model of diversity training developed by the National Coalition Building Insititute (NCBI). Fourteen new members joined NC State's NCBI team.

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NC State Recognized in Native American Undergraduate Rankings

Diverse Issues in Higher Education has published its 2016 rankings of "Top Producers of Native American Gradutes" and NC State appears on two of its lists.

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In Depth: Dr. Alexandria Graves

Dr. Alexandria Graves is the director of the Office of Diversity Affairs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She has served as the interim director since July 2015. We recently interviewed Dr. Graves about her work and issues facing students today.

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Reading Circle:
How Women Decide: What's True, What's Not
Mon, Nov 21
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Faculty Commons
D.H. Hill Library, 2312G
Wellness Walk and Talk with the AACC
Mon, Nov 21
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
LGBTQQ Counseling Group
Mon, Nov 21
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Counseling Center
Please contact Richard Tyler-Walker to join.
Monday Movies and Mingling
Mon, Nov 21
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 5230
GLBT Drop-In Counseling Hours
Tue, Nov 22
2:00-4:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
GLBT Community Alliance (GLBTCA)
Tue, Nov 22
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
GLBTCA Study Hours
Sun, Nov 27
7:00-9:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Happy Thanksgiving
News Items

Native American Heritage Month: K-12 Educators Understanding Native American Culture

The College of Education invites you to join us for the program “K-12 Educators Understanding Native American Culture.” This program will discuss the difference between cultural appropriations versus cultural appreciation and the role it plays within Native American culture. Pre-service teachers will learn the importance of understanding and respecting Native American culture as well as learn about the educational needs of K-12 students of Native American descent.

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Developing Cultural Acumen Workshop Offered by Global Training Initiative

The Global Training Initiative invites you to attend a workshop on December 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on "Developing Cultural Acumen." This training is intended for professionals who want to examine their own cultural preferences and learn to apply a systematic approach to navigating cultural differences. Participants will receive a custom, individualized assessment as well as a one-year subscription to Berlitz's Cultural Navigator as part of their registration fee (a $99 value). Register by November 28, 2016.

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The Tunnel of Oppression Needs YOU!

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 Contact Renee Wells if you have any questions.

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Domestic Violence Workshops Offered by Environmental Health and Safety

Choose from Domestic Violence and Stalking Awareness 101, offered on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and Day in the Life: A Workplace Response to Domestic Violence Training, offered on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Both workshops are offered by Environmental Health and Safety's Violence Prevention/Threat Management. Search for course prefix 'EHPS' in the Course Catalog to register in Reporter.

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Donate Food and Clothing to Staff Senate Collection Efforts through December 5

The Staff Senate is collecting non-perishable food and household items for the Feed the Pack food pantry and gently used fall and winter coats for the Warm the Pack coat drive through December 5, 2016. Donations are needed more than ever this year due to Hurricane Matthew. Please donate!

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Identity Dialogue Series – The Many Faces of Islam: Beyond the Headlines

The CALS Office of Diversity Affairs Celebrates "Moving Beyond Diversity Towards Inclusion and Equity" in its Identity Dialogue Series on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 3222. Join us as we explore "The Many Faces of Islam: Beyond the Headlines" with guest speaker Dr. Omar Ali, historian and associate professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at UNC Greensboro, CNN and NPR commentator and NC Humanities Council Road Scholar.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016-17 OIED Faculty Diversity Liaisons

We invite interested faculty to apply for the 2016-17 OIED Faculty Diversity Liaison Program. 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 diverse faculty, staff and students and support ongoing university efforts to increase the cultural competence of NC State students. To apply to serve as a 2016-17 faculty diversity liaison, please send a one-page proposal describing one or more initiatives and the mix of activities that you would like to pursue as an OIED faculty diversity liaison to Marcia Gumpertz. Faculty who participate in the program must have the support of their academic department head to participate.

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NC State to Offer Staff Ombuds Services Beginning on January 1, 2017

A Staff Senate resolution has resulted in the launch of a year-long pilot Staff Ombuds Program, which will commence on January 1, 2017.  An ombuds is a neutral, confidential, third party resource for employees who directs them to available options to resolve workplace conflict. 

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