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In This Issue:
- 2013-2014 Climate Study
- Accommodations for Commencement
- Interpreters/CART/Alternative Textbooks for Spring 2014
- Food Assistance for Students
- 2014 Youth in Development Internship Program
2013-2014 Climate Study
The Division for Diversity and Inclusion is embarking on an extensive climate study to better understand how diversity is viewed and experienced on our campus and in our community. DiversityWorks Inc., the independent contractors who are conducting the study, will be on campus throughout the spring semester to interview students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and community members from diverse background.
Missouri State University values disability as an integral part of diversity, and so we want the voices of students with disabilities included. Keep an eye out next semester for opportunities to share your voice. You can read more about the climate study here.
Accommodations for Commencement
Graduating students who would like to receive accommodations for their commencement ceremony should contact Mike Jungers, Dean of Students, at MikeJungers@MissouriState.edu.
Interpreters/CART/Alternative Textbooks for Spring 2014
Students needing interpreting or CART services for Spring 2014 should notify the Disability Resource Center ASAP, so that we can begin scheduling these services. You can call the office at 417-836-4192 or email us at DRC@missouristate.edu.
Those students needing alternative format textbooks for next semester should contact the Access Technology Center ASAP so that they can being processing requests. You can call their office at 417-836-4275 or email them at ATC@missouristate.edu.
For interpreting, CART, and alternative textbooks it is important for students to let DRC/ATC staff know when you add or drop courses, because we are not informed otherwise.
Food Assistance for Students
- Facing food insecurity?
- Going hungry?
- Not quite able to make ends meet?
- Needing something to get you through to the next paycheck?
- Financial aid or other assistance
2014 Youth in Development Internship Program
The summer 2014 Youth in Development (YiD) internship program is now open for applications from November 11, 2013, through January 29, 2014.
The YiD program focuses on youth with disabilities from across the U.S. who are interested in international development and foreign affairs careers. The summer 2014 YiD internship program will bring a group of talented graduate students, recent graduates, and rising college juniors and seniors with disabilities to Washington, DC, for nine weeks. This will include a one-week training and orientation program followed by an eight-week internship at an international organization in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
To learn more about the YiD program, what expenses USICD would be able to cover, eligibility criteria, and the application process, please visit http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257.