The African American Cultural Center Welcomes Stacy Utley

Gallery Opening and Lunch and Learn to Feature Artist

Please join the African American Cultural Center in the second floor Art Gallery of Witherspoon Student Center on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for its next gallery opening. The new exhibit is a series of works by artist J. Stacy Utley.

There will also be a Lunch and Learn event with the artist on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Washington Sankofa Room of Witherspoon Student Center.

J. Stacy Utley is an emerging artist whose current series of works, Any City, AMERICA is a "compelling look into gentrification through the placement of portable objects within an urban setting. The portable objects – miniature houses – are ambiguous yet familiar in form that serves as an architectural prototype. His placement and juxtaposition of the object in the context of apparent urban renewal provides an uncanny co-existence of old and new, certainty and uncertainty, past, present, or the unknown. His work is a direct correlation to his study and training of both art and architecture." (From the artist’s website.)

Utley earned an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Lesley University, College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston) in Boston, MA. He has also earned a B.A. in Architecture and B.A. in Environmental Design from the College of Design at NC State. He has mentored under artists such as Juan Logan, Roxana Perez-Mendez and Susan Harbage-Page, as well as architect Phil Freelon, FAIA. His practice currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

GLBT Center to Host
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is a national effort founded by the National Association of People with AIDS to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among gay and bisexual men. NGMHAAD occurs annually on September 27th. The GLBT Center will be holding an STI testing event on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Harrelson Hall, Room 330. Testers and counselors from Wake County Health and Human Services will be at the GLBT Center to provide free and confidential testing to any member of the campus or local community, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Get tested. Know your status. Protect your health.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
50th Anniversary Events
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity is also providing students the opportunity to see Congressman John Lewis for a discussion on the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Movement past and present on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Hayti Heritage Center. Transportation and snacks provided. Students will leave NC State at 1:30 p.m. and return to campus immediately following the event (4:30-5:00 p.m.). Details will be provided to those who register. Space is limited. To sign up, please email Kathy Titus-Becker.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and NCSU Libraries present the screening of "Vote and the Choice is Yours," a film produced in 1964 featuring interviews with Fayetteville State college students discussing voting and other democratic processes on Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Hunt Library, Commons Wall, 4th Floor. Special guest: Dr. Blair Kelley.

We will be tweeting these events using #ncsuCRA50.
Employees Invited to Connect with NC State!
NC State Staff Senate and the OIED Staff Diversity Board want you to Connect with NC State! Go to the website at go.ncsu.edu/bucket-list and join the fun, then upload photos of yourself at the venues and events listed on the site via your favorite social media. We will enter all the employees who uploaded photos into drawings for football tickets, ARTS NC State performances, and Bookstore gift cards. You will be amazed at all the great places to see and things to do at NC State – YOUR university!