September 19, 2016

Author Dr. James Loewen

Diversity Education Week
SNEAK PEEK: Dr. James Loew

NC State's annual Diversity Education Week is still a month away, but here's a sneak peek at one of the major events planned for this year's diversity extravaganza. Renowned author Dr. James Loewen will speak at the annual Fall Diversity Dialogue on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 with not one, but two presentations on campus!

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Harambee 2016

"Let Us Come Together!" Harambee Celebration Creates Community

Harambee, Swahili for “Let us come together,” celebrates the new academic year, welcoming incoming students, faculty and staff to the community. Its first year in Talley Student Union, the Harambee celebration also marked the African American Cultural Center’s (AACC) 25th anniversary.

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People Olivia Bullard

Olivia Bullard, Multicultural Student Affairs

Students, both undergraduate and graduate, serve in many roles within the units of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. Olivia Bullard is a current NC State graduate student who works in Multicultural Student Affairs.

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Community Book Club: Too Heavy a Yoke
Mon, Sep 19
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Meeting
Mon, Sep 19
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Chancellor's African American Community Advisory Council
Mon, Sep 19
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Park Alumni Center 220
Why Prison is Personal & Political: Miea's Story
Mon, Sep 19
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Talley 4140
Bi/Pan @ NCSU Meeting
Mon, Sep 19
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 3210
Workshop: Bystander Behavior 101
Tue, Sep 20
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Talley 5210
Registration not required.
Women's Center Intersectional Film Series: No Mas Bebes
Wed, Sep 21
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 5210
Assistant Profs: Making a Smooth Transition to Faculty Life
Thu, Sep 22
11:45-12:35 p.m.
Assistant Professors' Community
Please register online.
News Items

Poole College of Management Announces New Director of Diversity and Inclusion

The NC State Poole College of Management has announced the recent appointment of Tayah Lin Butler, MBA, as the college’s director of diversity and inclusion. The new position reflects the college’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion through both leadership and program development.

Tamah Morant, associate dean for undergraduate programs, said the college’s leadership team upgraded a previous coordinator of diversity position to the current director of diversity and inclusion. The change reflects the college’s strong commitment to supporting an atmosphere that embraces all perspectives and encourages input from all backgrounds and experiences.  

Butler received her bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish and master’s in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. 

Counseling Center Launches Women of Color Support Group for Students

The Counseling Center welcomes both undergraduate and graduate students to a new Women of Color support group beginning this semester. The goal is to provide a supportive space for Women of Color at a PWI to explore what it means for them, with regard to identity, relationships, etc.; to empower and enhance their voice; and to fully embrace their NC State experience. Prospective members should contact Stephanie Roubain or Rose Jerome at 919-515-2423.

College of Engineering to Host Corporate Diversity Mixer on September 20

A mixer targeted toward increasing diversity in the workplace and giving opportunities to women and minority Engineering students will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Piedmont Ballroom, Talley Student Union, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The mixer will host over 30 companies and provide light refreshments for students. Dress for business and bring your resume.

NC State Study Abroad Fair to Welcome Students, Faculty and Staff on September 23

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the Study Abroad Fair to learn about the many study abroad options available at NC State, talk to past participants and faculty and start to identify funding resources. The fair will be held in the State Ballroom, Talley Student Union on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Student Government to Host Racial Climate Town Hall on September 29

Student Government will host a Racial Climate Town Hall on Thursday September 29, 2016 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 4140. Come join the conversation, enjoy insomnia cookies and enter a raffle for a gift card! ​​Please submit general concerns to WTF* NC State (What To Fix NC State) so that they can be addressed in future Town Halls.

Diversity Mini-Grant Program in Final Weeks of Proposal Acceptance Period

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.