September 6, 2016

Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Festival Tickets on Sale

The Women’s Center will host the 14th Annual NC State Chocolate Festival for Breast Cancer Research on Friday, September 30, 2016. The festival is many things at once: a fundraiser, an educational event, a chocolate extravaganza, a silent auction and fun!

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Peer Mentor Program Mix and Match

New Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space Opens in Witherspoon Center

The new interfaith prayer and meditation space has officially opened in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 204. The space is open throughout the day to individuals within the campus community who seek a quiet place for prayer or meditation. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to use the unlocked space, which does not require a reservation.

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Peer Mentor Program Mix and Match

Peer Mentors Meet Their Matches

On the evening of August 31, 2016, new NC State students who joined Multicultural Student Affairs' Peer Mentor Program were matched with their mentors, also NC State students, at the annual Peer Mentor Convocation. Austin Butler was there to report on the event.

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People Preston Keith

Preston Keith, GLBT Center Assistant Director

Preston Keith is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. He joined the GLBT Center in August as its new assistant director. He has previously worked as far away as Iowa and as close as Asheville.

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GLBT Center Drop-In Counseling Hours
Tue, Sep 6
2:00-4:00 p.m.
GLBT Center
Talley 5230
Read to L.E.A.D. Mentor Training
Wed, Sep 7
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 3222
Please register online.
AcePack Meeting
(see recent article)
Tue, Sep 6
5:00-7:00 p.m.
GLBT Center
Talley 5230
Transgender 101 Workshop
Thu, Sep 8
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Talley 3222
Please register online.

Thu, Sep 8
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Talley Coastal Ballroom
Sexual Violence 101
Thu, Sep 8
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 5210
Registration not required.
Council on the
Status of Women
Fri, Sep 9
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Talley 4280
What's On the Table Open Discussion
Fri, Sep 9
3:00-4:30 p.m.
African American Cultural Ctr
Witherspoon, 3rd Floor
News Items

Reading Circles Forming for How Women Decide: What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices

The Association for Women Faculty, the College of Engineering, Office of Faculty Advancement and OIED are pleased to offer two reading circles for the book How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices. The book examines what psychologists, economists and sociologists have learned about how women’s choices are perceived at work. The book tackles common stereotypes about women as decision-makers and offers advice for navigating those beliefs.

There will be two reading circles, one on main campus and one on Centennial. Each circle will meet every other week for 6 sessions. The dates and times are:

Centennial Campus Circle (room TBA): Thursdays, 4:00-5:00, Sept 8, Sept 22, Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17. Main Campus Circle (2312G DH Hill): Mondays, 10:00-11:00, Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21.

If you are interested in participating in a reading circle, we ask that you commit to attending at least 4 of the 6 sessions. Please RSVP to Dr. Marcia Gumpertz.

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.

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.