March 6, 2017

Dr. Linda McCabe Smith

Annual Sisterhood Dinner Fills Ballroom of Talley Student Union

The annual Sisterhood Dinner filled the Ballroom of Talley Student Union with several hundred attendees who celebrated the achievements of women. The event also honored this year's winners of the Equity for Women Awards from a group of exceptional nominees.

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East Coast Asian American Student Union 2017 conference

Chancellor's Creating Community Awards Now Accepting Nominations

Creating a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity is the job of everyone at NC State. Having a sense of community, collaboration and collegiality can contribute significantly to one’s success in college or in one's career.

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People Vanessa Kamashara

Vanessa Kamashara on Working for World Relief

Vanessa Kamashara is a senior in social work whose experiences guided her passion for working with the World Relief organization. We found out more about this busy student in our interview.

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GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Meeting
Mon, Mar 13
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Talley 3221
Women's Center Drop-In Counseling
Mon, Mar 13
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
NTT Faculty Community Series: Finding Grants for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Mon, Mar 13
3:00-4:15 p.m.
Clark 405
Workshop: Bystander Behavior
Tue, Mar 14
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
Registration not required.
African American Coordinating Committeee
Wed, Mar 15
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Witherspoon 356
Building Future Faculty
2017 Conference

Mar 15-18
Various locations on campus.
By application only.
Nile Project Concert and Pre-Show Talk
Mar 15-21
6:30 p.m.(talk)
7:30 p.m. (show)
Stewart Theatre
Talley Student Union
Tickets at Ticket Central.
Women's HERstory Month: She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Movie and Discussion
Thu, Mar 16
7:00 p.m.
Talley 4140
News Items

Summary Now Available for Campus Diversity Conversation Held on March 1, 2017

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) hosted the “Campus Diversity Conversation: An Update on Diversity Initiatives at NC State” on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Stewart Theatre. OIED was joined by the chancellor, the provost, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and numerous campus partners to provide updates on current diversity initiatives across the university. A summary of this event is now available.

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Staff Women's Network Collecting Professional Clothing Donations

Sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Wolfpack Styled Clothing Closet ensures that under-resourced students at NC State are dressed for success. Clothing donations from NC State faculty and staff and the Raleigh community are provided free of charge to students for interviews, career fairs, internships or other career development activities. The students get to keep the clothes, so there is a constant need to re-stock the closet.

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Have you Taken the Trans 101 Workshop Yet? New Opportunity on March 16

The GLBT Center will host Trans 101 on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Trans 101 is a two-hour workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshop addresses common issues faced by transgender students and provides strategies campus community members can use to be trans-inclusive. Registration is not required but is encouraged.

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Submit Poster Proposals for the 2017 Gender and Equity Research Symposium

The Women's Center invites students to submit poster proposals for the 2017 Gender and Equity Research Symposium. Accepted posters will be printed by the Women's Center. Posters should address gender, intersectional identity and equity in research. Students who are completing research this semester are encouraged to apply. Examples of research include race, gender, class, ableism and orientation, as well as the use of critical and feminist theories. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 150 words and a proposal of no more than 800 words. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017. Proposal applicants will be informed of their presentation status by Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The Gender and Equity Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Talley 3285.

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Passport Services to Hold Fair with Walk-In Hours on March 20

NC State's Passport Services, the newest addition to International Affairs, will hold special walk-in hours via a Passport Fair on March 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126. The office is regularly open four days per week, by appointment only, typically filling up six to eight weeks in advance. Students, faculty and the community are welcome to attend the fair to apply for first-time adult passports without an appointment on this day only.

“Truth Seeking by the Lights of Perverted Science: Exposing the Flint Water Disaster"

The Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, “Truth Seeking by the Lights of Perverted Science: Exposing the Flint Water Disaster” will be presented on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Hunt Library. Named among the most influential people in the world by Time, Fortune, Politico and Foreign Policy in 2016, Edwards' research laid the groundwork for investigative science uncovering the 2001-2004 D.C. Lead Crisis and the 2014-2016 Flint Water Disaster. This talk is presented by the Park Scholarships at NC State, with support from the NCSU Libraries and the College of Sciences and is free and open to the public.

The Problem of “African-American Religion”: A Scholar’s Dilemma

Join us at NC State’s annual Impact of Religion lecture on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in Bostian Hall, Room 2722 for a presentation by Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. His talk will explore theoretical and practical challenges in the study of African American religion. More specifically, it seeks to examine and trouble assumptions about the role of “African American religion” in black public life — assumptions all too often rooted in a Protestant bias and some static idea of a “black church.” Joseph R. Winters, Assistant Professor at Duke University, will respond.

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NC State's First International Festival to be Held on March 31

The International Festival at NC State will be held on Friday March 31, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Stafford Commons. This event will promote cultural competency and expose students, faculty and staff to new perspectives and traditions from different areas around the world. There will be cultural performances throughout the event, including various forms of creative and artistic expression such as music, dance and poetry. Contact Suha Ahmed or Briana Garcia at with questions.

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NC State Pow Wow to Return for 27th Year on April 1 – All Are Welcome

Join the Native American Student Association (NASA) for the 27th Annual NC State Pow Wow on April 1, 2017 at Carmichael Gym starting at 12:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. Pow wows are social gatherings of hundreds of Native Americans who follow dances started centuries ago by their ancestors that continually evolve to include contemporary aspects. These events include feasting, drum music and dance. Come out and enjoy this cultural experience!

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GLBT Center Invites Applications for 2017 Student Leadership Awards

The GLBT Center will relaunch its annual awards for student leadership and activism this spring. The Thomas H. Stafford Leadership Award recognizes a student who has demonstrated service to the GLBT community through peer education, peer mentoring, community building and/or community outreach or service. The Evelyn Q. Reiman Activism Award recognizes a student who has worked to increase awareness about social justice issues, identify strategies for enacting change, engage peers in social justice activism and/or foster collaboration across communities to address campus or community climate concerns. Both awards will be given at Lavender Graduation on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Piedmont-Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union. The application deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

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International Affairs to Hold Global Engagement Expo and Poster Presentation on April 18

International Affairs is now accepting poster presentation submissions for the Global Engagement Exposition on April 18, 2017. Posters showcasing global programs and research are welcome from all disciplines. In addition to the global poster session, the event features an awards ceremony honoring faculty and staff who have made significant progress towards internationalizing NC State. RSVP and/or submit a poster presentation by April 11, 2017

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GLBT Center's Lavender Graduation to be Held on April 26

The GLBT Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Piedmont-Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union. Lavender Graduation provides an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of 2017 GLBT graduates. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. No RSVP is required.

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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity with Emphasis on Diversity

The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute and North Carolina Sea Grant announce a joint funding opportunity for graduate students in North Carolina. They intend to fund up to five projects at $10,000 each. Submissions by and/or collaborative partnerships with underrepresented students and faculty, HBCU's, and minority-serving insitutions are strongly encouraged. Proposals are due on May 1, 2017.

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Multicultural Graduation Celebration to Recognize Graduates on May 11

Multicultural Student Affairs will host the Multicultural Graduation Celebration to congratulate graduates in NC State's multicultural community. The event will be held in Witherspoon Cinema on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. In December and May of each year, MSA hosts this celebration to allow friends and family to come together to recognize graduates' accomplishments.

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