December 12, 2016

Van Jones

MLK Campus Commemoration Speaker Announced: Van Jones

The African American Cultural Center has announced the 2017 NC State Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration Speaker. Van Jones is a civil rights leader, former Obama White House advisor and CNN political correspondent.

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Students in graduation robes

New Message from the Vice Provost

Vice Provost Linda McCabe Smith and Vice Chancellor and Dean Mike Mullen issue a statement in response to concerns voiced by students about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation.

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Chancellor signs Human Rights Day proclamation

What is Human Rights Day?

Human Rights Day, observed annually on December 10th, commemorates the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in Paris in 1948. This year, we created a video of Wolfpack members reading the declaration.

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People Dominique Foster

Meet Graduate Student Dominique Foster

Dominique Foster worked with Dr. Marcia Gumpertz, assistant vice provost for faculty diversity, as a fall semester intern in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). See his article about Human Rights Day above and learn about his involvement at NC State.

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Native American Students Association
Wed, Dec 14
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Contact Brittany Hunt for location.
AAFSO Potluck and General Body Meeting
Thu, Dec 15
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
Please RSVP.
Multicultural Graduation Ceremony
Thu, Dec 15
5:00-7:00 p.m.
McKimmon Center
By invitation; contact Multicultural Student Affairs for information.
Winter Break!
News Items

NC State Receives Top 10 Ranking for Tier One Research Institution Committed to Veterans

Following on the heels of NC State's "Military-Friendly" designation in November, new rankings from the Miliary Friendly organization include NC State at #7 as a "Top 10 Tier One Research Institution for Outstanding Commitment and Programs for our Nation's Veterans and their Families" along with several North Carolina peer institutions.

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African American Faculty and Staff Organization Annual Holiday Potluck and Meeting

The AAFSO Executive Board cordially invites you to attend our December 15, 2016 AAFSO General Body Meeting and Holiday Potluck Luncheon. We hope you can attend as we all wish to get to know each of you better while also celebrating the holiday season and the end of a great semester and a wonderful year! We will have a drawing for two lower-level tickets to attend the NC State Women vs. Clemson basketball game on January 22, 2017.

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Nomination Period Opens for 2017 Equity for Women Awards

The NC State Council on the Status of Women invites you to nominate NC State faculty, staff and students for the Equity for Women Awards. These awards are made annually to recognize faculty, staff and students for their outstanding leadership in establishing equity for women at NC State. Nominations are solicited from all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners. This year, we will be awarding up to three individuals. Submit your nominations by January 23, 2017.

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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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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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