May 1, 2017

Witherspoon Student Center

Witherspoon Student Center Renovation Planning Begins

On Monday, April 17, 2017, architects from Perkins + Will unveiled preliminary design concepts for the highly anticipated renovation of Witherspoon Student Center, home of the African American Cultural Center, Military and Veteran Services, Passport Services, an interfaith prayer and meditation space, several student organizations and the cinema.

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Gender and Equity Symposium

Women's Center Gender and Equity Symposium Showcases Research

As part of an increased emphasis on research, the Women’s Center presented its first Gender and Equity Research Symposium on Tuesday, March 25, 2017 in Talley Student Union.

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People Moses Greene

New African American Cultural Center Director Selected as Centers Set to Expand Focus

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity has announced that Moses T. Alexander Greene is the new director of NC State’s African American Cultural Center. Greene comes from St. Augustine's University, where he served as chief communications officer and assistant professor of media and communications. He will join the AACC staff on Monday, May 15, 2017.  

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Women's Center Drop-in Counseling Hours
Mon, May 1
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
Staff Women's Network Agroecology Farm Tour
Mon, May 1
5:00-6:00 p.m.
4400 Mid Pines Road
Sign up online.
Equal Opportunity Institute Graduation
Wed, May 3
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Duke Energy Hall,
Hunt Library
By invitation only.
Staff Women's Network Yoga and Yogurt
Wed, May 3
12:00 p.m.
Stafford Commons
Bring your own mat, towel, and water. Sign up online.
Multicultural Faculty Group End-of-Year Lunch
Wed, May 3
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
2100 Hillsborough St.
RSVP to Marcia Gumpertz.
(No-host event.)
"Get Inspired" Study Break: Discover Your Values and Passions
Wed, May 3
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
GLBT Community Alliance Study Hours
Thu, May 4
7:00-9:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Women Faculty Networking Hour
Fri, May 5
5:00-6:30 p.m.
H Street Kitchen
2420 Hillsborough St.
News Items

What is Your NC State Diversity IQ?

So how much do you know about OIED, its units and its mission? Take the "Diversity IQ" Quiz and find out. Your score might surprise you! OIED's communications interns, Meron and Austin, have created an interactive way to test how much you know about diversity-related items on our campus. Take the quiz and follow us. You may win a prize for your efforts or for being our 2,000th subscriber!

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GLBT Center Student Survey Now Live – Provide Your Feedback to the GLBT Center

The 2016-2017 GLBT Center Student Survey is now live! Each year, we invite our students to give us feedback to help us assess how well we're meeting our goals. You'll be asked to share demographic info (so we know the range of identities of the students we're serving), indicate how many of our workshops and events you've attended, share which of our student organizations you've participated in and note which of our resources and services you've used. We will also ask questions to assess what the campus climate is like for you. We welcome suggestions for improvements! The entire survey should take about 15 minutes.

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Opens Exhibit on "Race: Are We So Different?"

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has opened a new traveling exhibit that will be free and open to the public through October 22, 2017. The exhibit looks at race through the lens of science, history and personal experiences to promote a better understanding of human variation. Explore the interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations and attractive graphic displays that offer visitors an eye-opening look at its important subject matter. The exhibit tells the stories of race from biological, cultural and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

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Summer II Course – AFST 344: Leadership in African American Communities

This course is designed to be a seminar examining the leadership experiences, challenges and opportunities facing the African American community presently, historically and in the future. In this seminar, we will interrogate definitions, literature, theory, accomplishments and "representations" of leadership in the African American community. While the course was designed with these objectives in mind, in many ways, it is an uncharted exploration for both students and the professor to question the existing conditions of African American leadership in society. This is an online course with live online sessions using Blackboard, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Thursdays, for five weeks.

Summer II Course – WGS 210: Women & Gender & Science & Technology

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the relationship between cultural beliefs about science and dominant paradigms of sex and gender. We will place special emphasis on the social contexts of scientific research. Readings stretch from 17th century poetry to 21st century scholarship on the current state of women in STEM, challenging students to take long views of both science and gender. Email Jake Clayton for more information.

Summer II Course – WGS 293: Gender and the Social Construction of Sexuality

This interdisciplinary course will investigate how gender and sexuality are defined and informed by the world in which we live. Through an immersive exploration of history, literature, religion, art, music and even food, we'll dissect the cultural "norms" that construct society. Utilizing new social media, we'll then examine the manner in which we perform and perpetuate these social constructions and discuss how the personal is still political in the Internet age. Some of the topics we will cover include gender roles, heteronormativity and LGBTQ issues, sexual scripts and consent and sexing the body. Particular focus will be on minority populations and those with multiple intersecting identities (e.g. race/ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation).

Women's Center Summer Book Club Now Forming; Help Select the Book

The Women's Center will begin another book club for the summer from May 23 - June 29, 2017 (6 weeks). Those interested in participating will help select the book, which will be provided courtesy of the Women's Center. The club is open to all community members but the opportunity is limited to the first 20 participants who register.

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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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Families of Kids with Special Needs Support Group to Meet on May 24

The Families of Kids with Special Needs support group invites the NC State community to attend our upcoming brown bag lunch meeting on May 24 in Tompkins 131B. We will share strategies/stories and provide support and resources with each other. We will continue to invite speakers from the greater community and university. In past meetings, we have had visitors from Wake County public school system, Autism Society and Family Medical Leave officials from the NC State's Benefits Office. Contact Crissy Williams-Brown or Dr. Kimberly Allen with questions.

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