November 28, 2016

Scales of justice

What is Compliance?

Is compliance the same as diversity and inclusion? Is compliance another word for diversity? Is diversity the new compliance? Diversity and inclusion represent the proactive efforts to promote inclusiveness and respect for differences in the workplace and the educational environment. Diversity is not the new compliance.

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Diverse Issues in Higher Ed Magazine Cover

GLBT Wolfpack Finds Community at Holiday Potluck

The week before Thanksgiving, the GLBT Center and GLBT Faculty and Staff Network hosted a Holiday Potluck for GLBT students to gather in a place of community, solidarity, and caring. Well over 100 students and over 15 faculty and staff were in attendance. By far, this was the most successful event of its kind in the history of the GLBT Center.

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People Toni Thorpe

Never Can Say Goodbye...

On the occasion of Toni Thorpe's retirement from NC State and the African American Cultural Center, Dr. Frances Graham, interim director of the Cultural Center, gives a farewell tribute.

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University Diversity Advisory Committee
Mon, Nov 28
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Talley 3285
LGBTQQ Counseling Group
Mon, Nov 28
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Counseling Center
Please contact Richard Tyler-Walker to join.
Monday Movies and Mingling
Mon, Nov 28
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 5230
Drunktown's Finest
Film Screening and Discussion
Mon, Nov 28
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Multicultural Faculty Group Lunch
Tue, Nov 29
12:00-1:30 p.m.
H Street Kitchen
Please RSVP to
Marcia Gumpertz.
GLBT Drop-In Counseling Hours
Tue, Nov 29
2:00-4:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
GLBT Community Alliance Meeting
Tue, Nov 29
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing
Wed, Nov 30
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Talley 4132
News Items

Native American Heritage Month: Water Crises in Native & Black Communities

Environmental justice and water safety are issues prominent in national news, particularly concerns surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline as well as water contamination in Flint. Join us on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Talley 4280 for a think tank discussion with professors from various disciplines across campus, including the College of Natural Resources, to develop ideas on how to help from Raleigh.

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Come Celebrate Kwanzaa in Witherspoon Student Center on November 30!

Please join Multicultural Student Affairs and the African American Cultural Center on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Witherspoon Cinema for the annual Kwanzaa celebration. Special guests from The Poetry Cafe will host a night of music, spoken word and poetry highlighting each principle of the Nguzo Saba, or seven Principles of Kwanzaa. There will be a reception following in the Washington Sankofa Room of Witherspoon Student Center (Room 126).

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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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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Join the Staff Women's Network for its Wolfline Holiday Mugs Project

Help us show our appreciation and spread some holiday cheer to the Wolfline bus drivers! This has become a favorite annual service project of the Staff Women’s Network. Members contribute goodies such as hot cocoa packets, candy canes and chocolates; gather to stuff the 92 mugs sponsored by the NC State Staff Senate; and then personally deliver the mugs to drivers along their routes.

Let’s make this a party and celebrate ourselves as well! On Friday, December 9, 2016, bring a holiday treat – homemade or store-bought – to share.  Be sure to bring a container to take home the treats you will receive from others. Mug assembly will be held on December 9 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at Avent Ferry Technology Center, Room 202. Mug delivery will occur on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. If you cannot join on December 9 but would like to contribute an item for the mugs, please indicate on the sheet and send/drop off the item to Janice Sitzes, McKimmon Center, CB 7401, before December 9.

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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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