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In This Issue:
- Disability Cultural Event: Tekki Lomnicki
- Roundtable Discussion on Disability
- New Student Organization: Bear Connect
- President’s Council on Disability
- Accommodations for Summer Semester
- Priority Registration
- Dropping Classes
- Accommodations for Commencement
Disability Cultural Event: Tekki Lomnicki
The Disability Resource Center invites students to celebrate Women’s History Month and disability pride by attending an evening of monologues with Tekki Lomnicki on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00p.m. in Carrington Auditorium.
Solo performer and artistic director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre, Tekki, a person with dwarfism, believes in the healing power of stories. She is a solo performer, playwright and educator. She has devoted her craft to finding ways to incorporate her abilities and those of others to perform compelling stories. In 1995, Tekki and two friends formed Tellin’ Tales Theatre. The company, dedicated to building community through story, produces adult solo performance as well as a life-changing mentoring program and show called “Six Stories Up” featuring kids and adults with and without disabilities.
As a follow up to her evening of monologues, Tekki Lomnicki will be leading a discussion on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. in PSU 313. The topic will be acceptance of those with differences.
Roundtable Discussion on Disability
The Disability Resource Center is currently engaging in a research project exploring the history of disability services and culture at Missouri State University. Part of our research includes an oral history project, which means we interview administrators, students, and alumni about their experiences at MSU with relation to disability. For current students, the DRC will be organizing a roundtable discussion later this semester to gain multiple perspectives on disability services and culture at MSU.
All students with disabilities are welcome to attend the roundtable discussion. The date and time of the discussion will be determined based on the availability of interested participants. Participation is voluntary. The Disability Resource Center would like to hear from as many voices as possible, so we highly encourage and appreciate your participation. The roundtable discussion will be audio-recorded and stored in the University Archives & Special Collections, and may be used for future research and analysis.
If you would like to participate, please email Adam Crawford, the Disability Resource Center Graduate Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Student Organization: Bear Connect
Bear Connect, the new student organization of those with disabilities, invites interested students to attend their meetings, Thursdays at 4:00p.m., on the PSU 3rd Floor. Questions? Contact president Michael Jenkins (Michael012@live.missouristate.edu) or advisor Megan Shadrick (MeganShadrick@MissouriState.edu).
President’s Council on Disability
The President’s Council on Disability is currently seeking interested students to serve on the council. These students would represent student interests during monthly committee meetings, and bring issues of disability and access to the attention of council members. If you are interested, please contact Tim Lehmann at TimLehmann@MissouriState.edu.
Accommodations for Summer Semester
Students wanting to receive accommodations such as CART services, interpreters, accessible textbooks, and accessible technology for the summer semester should contact the Disability Resource Center soon so that we can ensure these will be available for you. You can email the DRC at DRC@missouristate.edu or call us at 417-836-4192.
Qualifying students should note that priority registration begins on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00am.
Dropping a Course
Students should be aware that the last day for dropping a course this semester is Friday, April 12.
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.
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