Building Future Faculty Program Accepts 35

Program Brings Distinguished Graduate Students to Campus
The NC State University Building Future Faculty (BFF) Program is a 2+ day, all-expenses-paid workshop for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars who are interested in pursuing academic careers, who are committed to promoting diversity in higher education and who are one to two years away from beginning a job search. The program aims to increase representation of diverse U.S. graduate students and postdoctoral scholars joining the professoriate.

Building Future Faculty Program participant with Dr. Marcia Gumpertz

During the workshop, which is held each spring at NC State University, participants attend sessions describing life as a faculty member at a research-extensive university, expectations of new faculty and resources available to faculty for help with research and teaching. Each participant is matched with an academic department whose interests closely match their own.

This year, the program received over 250 applications. The 35 participants selected represent disciplines from 8 NC State colleges. This year's participants will be on campus Wednesday, March 18 - Saturday, March 21, 2015. 

Notably, two alumni of the Building Future Faculty program joined the NC State faculty in summer 2014. The BFF Alumni Directory shows where previous BFF participants are now.

We encourage department faculty to become actively involved with the 2015 BFF program and to use it to full advantage to broaden and strengthen relationships with your network of diverse up-and-coming scholars.

For more information about the program, please see the website or contact Dr. Marcia Gumpertz, assistant vice provost for faculty diversity.

Black History Month Events
Africa map

Black History Month events are still going strong throughout the month of February. Here are some of this week's events:

Virtual MLK Project: 55th Anniversary of the “Fill Up the Jails” Speech
Monday, February 16, 2015

Let's Talk Fathers
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Money, Mentors and Motivation: How to Navigate Life After College
Thursday, February 19, 2015

West African Drum Workshop
Thursday, February 19, 2015
(Please see details on the website.)

Black HERstory: The Women of the Movement
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Annual Blacks in Wax Museum
Saturday, February 21, 2015

For times, locations and the full list of February's Black History Month Events, see go.ncsu.edu/bhm2015 or download the printable calendar.
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
The Movement Peer Educators will be taking part in raising awareness about eating disorders during the week of February 23, 2015. Please join them for the following events:

February 24: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Visit the table in the Brickyard.

February 25: Southern Smash (see article at right), 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

February 26: Film showing and discussion of Miss Representation
5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Park Shops 201