December 14, 2015

Byron Pitts

2016 MLK Campus Commemoration Speaker Announced!

The 2016 MLK Jr. NC State Campus Commemoration speaker is Byron Pitts. The presentation will take place on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Coastal Ballroom in Talley Student Union. This event is co-sponsored by University Scholars.

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A Glimpse of the Civil Rights Alternative Service Break Trip

Trabazz Bruce, a graduating senior in Design Studies and intern in the Office Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), visually shares his experience traveling on an alternative service break trip earlier this year with the following short video. During his internship in OIED, Trabazz completed numerous design projects, including taking hundreds of photographs at OIED programs and events and producing numerous short videos.

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National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Facilitator Roger Callanan

The Digest recently interviewed longtime NCBI trainer and well-known NC State administrator and diversity practitioner Roger Callanan. Dr. Callanan, known for his positive and thoughtful demeanor, has been a quiet force and constant presence on the NC State NCBI Team over the years.

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Roger Callanan
College Women Lead Conference at NC State on February 13

Registration is now open for ‪College Women Lead: The Phenomenal Woman's Conference. This campus women's conference focuses on the unique experiences of women of color who are passionate about social justice. You will learn how to navigate challenges and barriers, how to lead and motivate others and how to capitalize on your strengths, assets and gifts. You will leave the conference with a blueprint for a "Purpose Project" that you create.

This full-day conference on February 13, 2016 includes breakfast, an opening session, workshops, lunch and more. Speakers will include social justice, intersectional, college relevant and interactive presenters. Register online at This event is co-sponsored by the NC State Women's Center.

The conference is seeking both faculty and corporate sponsorships at this time.

2016 Sisterhood Dinner and Speakers Announced

The 35th Sisterhood Dinner, sponsored by the Council on the Status of Women, is scheduled for Monday, February 29, 2016, reception at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner in the Talley Student Union Ballroom.

This year’s Sisterhood Dinner theme is LEAP, in recognition of the leap year date, with LEAP standing for Lead, Empower, Act, Prevail. The program will feature a panel of women leaders, each of whom embodies the LEAP theme, and one of the words in particular: Susan Nutter ("Lead"), vice provost and director, University Libraries; Gayle Lanier ("Empower"), SVP and chief customer officer, Duke Energy, NC State Engineering alumna and former NC State trustee; Maggie Kane ("Act"), executive director, A Place at the Table, and recent NC State alumna; and Mindy Sopher ("Prevail"), academic advisor, Exploratory Studies, and lecturer in Communication. Mindy will also serve as the panel facilitator.

The program will also include the annual Equity for Women Awards, a performance by an NC State student group and the Women’s Center’s silent auction to benefit student programs, offered during the reception. Registration for the dinner will be available January 6, 2016. Additional support for the Sisterhood Dinner is requested in the form of nominations for the Equity for Women Awards, donations to the silent auction and beer and wine for the reception. To donate to the silent auction, contact Kimberly Zugay in the Women’s Center. Contact Julieta Sherk for reception donations.

African American Faculty and Staff Organization (AAFSO) Potluck & Meeting
Thu, December 17
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
Speaker: Cynelsa Broderick, “The Sustainability Narrative: How AAFSO Fits the Equation"
MSA Counseling Hours
Thu, December 17
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Talley 4261
Campus Partner "Elevator Speeches"
Tue, January 5
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Park Shops 210
Staff Diversity Advisory Board Meeting
Tue, January 5
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Avent Ferry 106
Mi Placita - Informal Hispanic/Latino Gathering
Wed, January 6
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Talley Food Court or Cultural Hearth
MSA Counseling Hours
Thu, January 7
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Talley 4261
GLBTCA Study Hours
January 7 & January 10
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 5230
Military Affairs Committee
Fri, January 8
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Winslow 100
Council on the Status of Women Meeting
Fri, January 8
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Admin Services Bldg III, Room 303
Hispanic/Latino Advisory Group (HLAG) Meeting
Fri, January 8
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Winslow 100
Please see the full OIED calendar for more events!
Happy New Year 2016