December 5, 2016

Human Rights Day 2016
Diverse faculty

NC State Shows Steady Increases in Recruiting Diverse Faculty

A recent article in the Washington Post was titled “An Ivy League Professor on Why Colleges Don’t Hire More Faculty of Color: ‘We Don’t Want Them.’” At NC State, the Recruiting Diverse Faculty program works to ensure that this claim does not apply here, promoting faculty discussion about the interplay and dependence between diversity and excellence.

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Diverse dictionary

New NC State Resource: "Speaking and Writing About Diversity"

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) now provides a resource on its website for communicating about diversity. Intended for the campus community, the resource includes both NC State and general diversity terms and definitions as well as "do's and don'ts" and "language to avoid."

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People Jakini Kauba

Jakini Kauba, Senior in Biological Sciences

Jakini Kauba is a senior in biological sciences with a concentration in human biology from Maxton, NC. She gave us her reflections on diversity, her mentors and some of her most impactful experiences at NC State.

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oSTEM Study Hours
Mon, Dec 5
5:00-9:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Study Hours in the Women's Center
Dec 5 -7
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
Meditation and Aromatherapy
Mon, Dec 5
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
Massage Therapy in the Women's Center
Wed, Dec 7
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
GLBT Community Alliance Study Hours
Thu, Dec 8
7:00-9:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Council on the Status of Women Meeting
Fri, Dec 9
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Women Faculty Networking Hour
Fri, Dec 9
4:30-6:00 p.m.
H Street Kitchen
International Human Rights Day
Sat, Dec 10
All Day
Celebrated around
the world.

News Items

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Video Project to be Published

Watch for the video next week of NC State students, staff, faculty and administrators reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as a brief history of the Declaration! Human Rights Day is on December 10, 2016.

New Military and Veteran Resource Center Opens on Campus

NC State's New Military and Veteran Resource Center opened on the first floor of Witherspoon Student Center on November 28, 2016. Active duty, veteran and ROTC populations now have a resource on campus to help meet their needs.

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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.

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Volunteers Needed for "Solving the Campus Sexual Assault and Dating Violence Puzzle"

NC State will help host the annual Chrysalis Network "Solving the Campus Sexual Assault & Dating Violence Puzzle" Conference on December 12-13, 2016. During this two-day event, we are looking for assistance with greeting, information table support and general help. Please contact Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote with 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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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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