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Lawrence M. Clark Community Dinner - March 25, 2014

The NC State African American Cultural Center is pleased to invite you to the 2014 Lawrence M. Clark University Community Dinner. The annual Clark Dinner, a Signature Event of the African American Cultural Center and the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM with a reception beginning at 5:00PM at McKimmon Center.

The 2014 dinner is the second annual Lawrence M. Clark Dinner, which was established last year to reaffirm the Cultural Center's commitment to "enhancing an environment where people of diverse backgrounds may come to study and work together, realizing their full potential.” The Dinner celebrates a collaboration involving NC State University, Shaw University, Saint Augustine’s University and diverse members of our community. The theme this year, “Opening Doors,” recognizes the humanitarian leaders, faculty, and students for academic excellence and engaged scholarship.

The Lawrence M. Clark Award will be presented, and each campus will also honor a student and a faculty member who exemplify the excellence that Dr. Clark represented.

To register, please go to the Lawrence M. Clark Dinner online registration form. For additional sponsorship and registration information, contact Crystal Harkless at 919-515-1396.
West African Dance Series
The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs is partnering with University Recreation for this dance series, which offers an active way for individuals to learn more about the history and traditions associated with West African culture and to experience another way that fitness can be incorporated into daily life. The West African Rhythmic Movement Series has one session left: Monday, February 24, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 PM in Studio A at the Carmichael Recreation Center. The class is open to all Carmichael members and will be capped at capacity, so please arrive early. It is not required that individuals come to all sessions. View the video on YouTube. See also the flyer.
Stop Standing By and Start Standing Up: Stop Bullying Now!
Join us for a presentation and discussion on February 26, 2014, 6:00PM-7:30PM in Witherspoon Campus Cinema with Colleen Logan, PhD, LPC, NCC. Dr. Logan has been instrumental in working with school counselors and administrators to institute and implement zero-tolerance policies toward bullying, with an emphasis on creating an affirmative environment for all students. This workshop develops personal and campus community action plans designed to identify and stop bullying. The long-term psychological impact of bullying will be discussed. Various forms of bullying will be addressed, including verbal and physical harassment, and cyberbullying. Participants will learn how to advocate and “stand up” to bullying through developing specific action plans designed to address the myriad forms of bullying that occur on college campuses today. In addition to bringing attention to this critical issue, our intention is to create action, moving towards the creation of a task force to create a campus environment that is truly safe for learning. Participants can relay their own experiences and brainstorm ideas of what needs action needs to happen. Come learn how you can get involved.
Call for Nominations for OIA Faculty and Staff Global Awards
Do you know somebody who has made significant contributions to the university or the world in international research, scholarship or service?  Faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to global engagement at NC State are eligible to be nominated for two different global awards this spring. Nominate deserving faculty and staff by March 3, 2014. Nominations are now being accepted for the Jackson Rigney International Service Award and the Outstanding Global Engagement Award. Please see the Office for International Affairs (OIA) website for more information.
How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They "Think" You Are:  Why Smart People Suffer from the 'Imposter Syndrome' and How You Can Thrive in Spite of It
On March 5, 2014,10:00AM -12:00PM, in the Hunt Library 4th Floor Lecture Hall, the Preparing Future Leaders Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Valerie Young to NC State as she facilitates her internationally-known workshop for graduate students and postdocs. You will learn practical strategies for interrupting the "Imposter Syndrome." By applying these simple but powerful techniques you’ll finally be able to begin to see yourself as the bright, competent person you really are! This workshop is also beneficial for graduate students and postdocs who aspire to leadership, management, and supervisory positions so they can learn how to recognize these characteristics and help their employees thrive in the workplace. To learn more and register, visit the website. Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Building Community: Connecting the Dots - An American Indian Education Summit on Higher Ed
The Graduate School and the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) - cordially invite you to participate in Building Community: Connecting the Dots - An American Indian Education Summit on Higher Education. The event is on March 24, 2014 at the JC Raulston Arborteum. Mission: to create an opportunity to bring together scholars, practitioners,and community in dialogue on the recruitment, retention, and graduation of American Indian students. Registration is now open. There is no registration fee. Registration will close on March 14, 2014. For additional information, please contact Brett A. Locklearat 919-513-1981.