April 3, 2017

Chancellor Randy Woodson

Chancellor Woodson Issues Letter Regarding Repeal of HB2

Chancellor Randy Woodson has issued a letter regarding the March 30, 2017 repeal of North Carolina's House Bill 2. The letter excerpts UNC President Margaret Spellings' statement from earlier in the day and reaffirms NC State's strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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BIRT Launch

NC State Launches Bias Incident Response Team

Joining the ranks of universities such as Michigan State, University of Florida, Texas A&M, University of Arizona and other peer institutions, NC State now provides bias incident reporting and response through its new Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT).

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BIRT Launch

American Association of Blacks in Higher Ed Conference in Raleigh

Despite strong considerations last fall about whether to bypass North Carolina due to HB2 legislation, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) selected Raleigh as the host city for this year’s annual conference.

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People Taheera Blount

Taheera Blount: From Inspired to Inspiring

Newly minted Ph.D. Taheera Blount successfully defended her dissertation in counseling education on March 14, 2017. However, she has had a full career even before this accomplishment. Learn more about her unique path to academia.

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Project SAFE Ally Workshop
Mon, Apr 3
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Talley 3222
Please register online.
Non-Tenure Track Facuty Community: "How to Brand Yourself Successfully in the Department"
Tue, Apr 4
3:00-4:15 p.m.
Clark 405
Workshop: Sexual Violence 101
Tue, Apr 4
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 5210
Registration not required.
GLBT Community Alliance Meeting
Tue, Apr 4
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 4101
"Stranger in a Strange Land: How I Found My Place in Academia" with Dr. Erika Camacho
Fri, Apr 7
10:40-11:30 a.m.
Poe 216
Dr. Erika Camacho Reception
Fri, Apr 7
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Talley Cultural Hearth
Adjacent to Talley Lobby.
Women Faculty Networking Hour
Fri, Apr 7
5:00-6:30 p.m.
H Street Kitchen
Drop in as desired.
Black Alumni Society: Alumni Mentor Program Networking Event
Sat, Apr 8
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
News Items

"#SayHerName: The Urgency of Intersectionality" with Kimberlé Crenshaw

Interdisciplinary Studies, the Society of Afrikan American Culture and the Black Alumni Society present Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. Creshaw is a leading authority in the areas of civil rights, black feminist legal theory and race, racism and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: critical race theory and intersectionality. Join us on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom, Talley Student Union for this special presentation.

This Week: Union Activities Board Hosts Pan-Afrikan Week!

Join the Union Activities Board for the 2017 Pan-Afrikan Week through Saturday, April 8, 2017. Activities include concerts, comedy and dance shows, speakers and lunch-and-learn events! The week serves to celebrate Pan-Afrikanism, an intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. ​One of the major events of the week will be a keynote speech from Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, which will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom​​ of Talley Student Union. With more than a half-million Twitter followers, McKesson is one of the most recognizable voices of BLM and has become a frequent commentator and lecturer.​ ​

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"Stranger in a Strange Land: How I Found My Place in Academia" with Dr. Erika Camacho

Dr. Erika T. Camacho will speak on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Poe Hall, Room 216 with a reception at 3:00-3:45 p.m. in the Cultural Hearth in Talley Student Union. Dr. Camacho grew up in East Los Angeles and was a student of Jaime Escalante at Garfield High School. She received her B.A. in mathematics and economics from Wellesley College in 1997. After earning her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Cornell University in 2003, Dr. Camacho spent a year as a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She then held a tenure-track faculty position at Loyola Marymount University before joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 2007. She was a 2013-2014 MLK Visiting Assistant Professor of mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has co-directed summer research programs dedicated to the recruitment of undergraduate women, underrepresented minorities and those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. 

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Inaugural Run for Razan to Be Held at Stafford Commons on April 8

The Inaugural Run for Razan, happening April 8, 2017, is an event inspired by Razan Abu-Salha, one of three students killed in the 2015 Chapel Hill shooting that took the lives of Razan, her sister Yusor and brother-in-law Deah. Razan, an avid runner, was training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Raleigh before her death. Her closest friend and fellow student Yasmine Inaya ran the race in Razan’s shoes, and has since been inspired to create a race in her honor. In partnership with NC State campus partners, we hope this event will inspire others to walk in Razan’s footsteps and live a fulfilling and healthy life.  

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GLBT Center to Host Workshop on Interpersonal Violence on April 11

As part of the lineup of workshops for the 2016-2017 GLBT Advocate Program, the GLBT Center will host an “Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community” workshop on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 4280. This two-hour workshop is 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 help participants understand the ways that interpersonal and sexual violence is experienced by members of the GLBT community, reasons why GLBT people are less likely to report, and ways to support GLBT survivors.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Month Continues through April 18

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, traditions and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Join us for special events through April 18, 2017.

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NEW DATE: Rained Out International Festival Rescheduled for April 21

The International Festival, sponsored by Student Involvement, Student Government, Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of International Services, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The event will promote cultural competency for students, faculty and staff and bring new perspectives and traditions from around the world. There will be food, t-shirt giveaways, performances and more. Contact Suha Ahmed or Briana Garcia at SI-international-festival@ncsu.edu with questions.

Young Women Invited to Sixth Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day for Mathematics

The Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter at NC State is hosting its 6th Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day on the morning of Saturday, April 8, 2017. The event will involve mathematically-oriented games and workshops led by current math graduate students. We will conclude with a keynote address by Dr. Cynthia Vinzant, a faculty member in mathematics. The event for 7th and 8th grade girls and is free. The deadline for registration is Monday, April 3, 2017.

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"Civil Rights in the Age of Trump" with Political Analyst Jamelle Bouie on April 3

The School of Public and International Affairs invites the NC State community to attend "Civil Rights in the Age of Trump" on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Withers Hall, Room 232. Jamelle Bouie is chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine, where he writes on national politics. He is based in Washington D.C., and his work has appeared in The American Prospect, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the New Yorker online. The event is free and open to the public.

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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Motivational Speaker Keith Pogues to Speak at Dinner Reception in Poole on April 11

Poole Office of Undergraduate Programs in collaboration with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), the Black Business Student Association (BBSA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), will host motivational speaker Keith Pigues for a dinner reception and keynote address on April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Nelson Hall Boardroom. Pogues' inspirational yet challenging delivery invites audiences to reimagine what is possible both professionally and personally. He will speak on the differences between leading and managing, relationship building and career success.

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Emerging Scholars Academy Six-Day Residential Summer Program Invites Applications

Do you know a rising 11th grade student who is interested in African American topics? NC State seeks applications for the Emerging Scholars Academy on June 25 - July 1, 2017. The event is a six-day residential academic enrichment program designed for high school students who have a strong interest and appreciation for the African American experience and culture. The program costs only $10 for those selected to participate. Apply by April 15, 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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African American Cultural Center to Present Annual Ebony Harlem Awards on April 30

Please join the African American Cultural Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Ballroom of Talley Student Union for the annual Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence, honoring student achievements in a wide range of categories. Nominations will be accepted beginning on April 3, 2017.

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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 institutions 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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