June 13, 2016

Linda McCabe Smith and Reggie Barnes

New Diversity and Equity Leaders Will Help Shape NC State's Future

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) will welcome several new faces in prominent positions this summer. Linda McCabe Smith will take the helm as OIED’s vice provost as of August 1, 2016. McCabe Smith held the position of associate chancellor for institutional diversity at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 2009 to 2016.

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Witherspoon Student Center

Additional Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space to Open in August

A long-awaited interfaith prayer and meditation space will open in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 204 in fall 2016. This newly designated space, the result of the efforts of many, will help make NC State a more welcoming place for members of all faiths on campus.

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Danielle Marble, Fashion and Textile Management

The Digest recently interviewed Danielle Marble, a rising junior In Fashion and Textile Management with a concentration in Fashion Development and Product Management from Shelby, NC. Danielle has been active in many NC State organizations. Find out which ones.

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Danielle Marble
Special Counseling Hours in Wake of Orlando Tragedy

In the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the Counseling Center will be hosting drop-in counseling hours from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the GLBT Center today. As many of you know from social media posts, the LGBT Center of Raleigh held a vigil last night, and other observances are scheduled throughout the week.

As always, you can talk to GLBT Center staff any time from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If the center is closed and you need support, please remember the Counseling Center has an on-call counselor who can be reached at 919-515-3000.

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Two Days Left to Win $1,000 with a Study Abroad Story

The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently announced, in partnership with The New York Times in Education, the 2016 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge.

By hearing and seeing study abroad alumni articulate the value of their study abroad experience, they hope to inspire Generation Z and others to seek out an international experience as part of their college education. Contest deadline is June 15, 2016.

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Cultural Exchange Network Events Enliven Summer

Part of NC State's Office of International Affairs, the Global Training Inititative (GTI) enhances international partnerships among NC State students and faculty, businesses in North Carolina and people around the world through numerous short-term international programs. GTI also provides custom training solutions and partners with NC State units and North Carolina businesses on international grants and short-term professional training programs.

Join GTI's Cultural Event Network for the following free events:

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The Diversity Digest is published monthly during June and July. Weekly publication will resume in mid-August.

"Strategic Persuasion: A Seminar on Enhancing your Leadership Effectiveness, Effective Negotiation and Problem Solving" with Ernestine Taylor
Tue, June 14
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Duke Energy Hall B, Hunt Library
Registration required.
Summer Start Welcome
Sun, June 19
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Contact Multicultural Student Affairs for location.
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Social
Thu, June 30
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
Please RSVP to Renee Wells.
T-Files Meeting
Wed, July 6
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 5230
T-Files is a closed group; if you are interested in joining, please contact Andy DeRoin.
Recruiting Diverse Faculty Workshop for Dept Heads
Mon, July 11
9:00-10:15 a.m.
Fishbowl, Hunt Library
Please RSVP to Marcia Gumpertz.
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Social
Thu, July 28
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Raleigh Beer Garden
614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
Please RSVP to Renee Wells.
T-Files Meeting
Wed, Aug 3
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 5230
To join, contact Andy DeRoin.
Gay pride flag flying
Please see the full OIED calendar for more events!