August 29, 2016

AACC 25th Anniversary

African American Cultural Center
25th Anniversary Celebration

It will be a busy semester in the African American Cultural Center! The fall 2016 calendar includes nearly two dozen events that revolve around the 25th anniversary celebration and theme of “Examining Wellness in African American Spaces: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Come celebrate with us!

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Bi, Pan, Ace flags

Two New Student-Initiated Groups Show the Power of Student Leaders

There are two new student-initiated groups on campus for those who are part of the diverse spectra of genders and sexual orientations at NC State. These exciting additions bring the GLBT Center student group offerings up to six.

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People Dr. Linda McCabe Smith

Welcoming Dr. Linda McCabe Smith to the Pack

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity welcomes Dr. Linda McCabe Smith, who was appointed NC State’s vice provost for institutional equity and diversity effective August 1. Dr. Smith replaces Amy Circosta, who served as interim vice provost during 2015-16.

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Project SAFE
Mon, Aug 29
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Talley 3222
Please register online.
AcePack Meeting
(see article above)
Tue, Aug 30
5:00-7:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
GLBT Community Alliance Meeting
Tue, Aug 30
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
See website for info.
Peer Mentor Program Mix and Match
Wed, Aug 31
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley Ballroom
Queer People of Color (QPOC) Meeting
Wed, Aug 31
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 3221
Free Confidential STI/HIV Testing
Wed, Aug 31
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Talley 4132
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Social
Thu, Sep 1
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Players' Retreat
Please RSVP to Renee Wells.
What's On the Table Open Discussion
Fri, Sep 2
3:00-4:30 p.m.
African American Cultural Ctr
Witherspoon, 3rd Floor
News Items

NC State Staff Women's Network Starts Fall Activities with Belltower Tour

The new school year is always a time of excitement, and we are excited for what we have planned for the female staff of NC State: a fun year of socializing, enrichment, growth, and service. Join us for our first outing, a historical Belltower Tour.

Originally built to pay tribute to NC State alumni who fell in WWI, the Belltower has become a symbol of inspiration to the Wolfpack community. Join Dr. Tom Stafford, former vice chancellor for student affairs, to step back in time and discover the history and significance of this famous campus landmark. Pre-tour photos with Ms. Wuf; post-tour social at Mitch’s Tavern. The tour will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Belltower.

NC State DIVE (Diversity and Inclusion adVenture Experience) Invites Students to Join

DIVE (Diversity and Inclusion adVenture Experience) is a student-led organization on campus. The purpose of DIVE is to bring students who come from various backgrounds together to tackle social justice topics. Students do this through outdoor ​activities ​that challenge them physically and parallel the challenging discussions that take place.

This year, DIVE is bigger and better than ever, covering a range of topics and participating in a wide variety of outdoor adventures, including but not limiting to: ​intersectionality of identities, ​sustainability efforts, biodiversity, ​hiking, rock climbing and water sports. It's going to be a great year!

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in Carmichael Gym, Room 2014 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. This meeting will focus on intersectionality of identities and decorating cupcakes! Students will get to know their fellow Wolfpack and have a platform to express their creativity/identity. Please RSVP. Volunteers are also needed to work at the September 1 football game. Email DIVE for more information.

NCBI Workshops Announced; NC State NCBI Team Also Seeks New Members

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is a non-profit leadership training organization founded in 1984 to eliminate prejudice and conflict in communities throughout the world. The NCBI team at NC State offers free interactive, experiential, and high-energy workshops throughout the year to the campus community.

Upcoming offerings include the Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities workshop, offered twice this fall, on Friday, September 16, 2016 and Friday, November 18, 2016. Register online.

For more information, or to schedule an NCBI workshop for your group or unit, please visit the NCBI website.

Diversity Mini-Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

All full-time, part-time and temporary university employees, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a Diversity Mini-Grant. Proposals must meet the mini-grant program guidelines and will be selected by a committee appointed by the vice provost. All eligible proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016.  The maximum proposal request is $3,000.00. Announcement of grant recipients will be made by November 2016.

The University Diversity Mini-Grant serves as a seed grant to enhance or build an initiative. Previously funded proposals may reapply. However, proposals will only be funded for a maximum of two (2) years.

For more information and to apply online, visit the Diversity Mini-Grant website.