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LGBTQ Association monthly meetings and social events

Beginning September 14, the LGBTQ Association will host their monthly lunch meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Union Club (PSU 400).

Monthly business meetings and social will be held the 4th Friday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning September 30. The September location is Calgary’s Pizzeria at 201 S. Market St. Future locations will be announced at a later time.

Meetings and social events are open to MSU faculty, staff and friends. For more information contact Jeremy Chesman at jchesman@missouristate.edu.

 

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Fall 2016 Tough Talk Series

Protest and Patriotism-Protest has always been a part of the identity of our nation…you might say we started from a protest!…The recent actions by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has ignited another round with many different opinions. What do you say? Join the conversation…

(5 week series-Sept. 7th thru Oct. 5th)

September 7th                    12:15-1:15                Strong Hall 404

 

Colorblind…is it good or bad? Can we really see color or is it ok to acknowledge that we are different and that is great?

(5 week series-Sept. 8th thru Oct. 6th)

September 8th                    3:30-4:30                  Strong Hall 450

RSVP to Lyle Foster at LyleFoster@MissouriState.edu.

 

A new series will begin mid-October. Topics will include:

  • The international student experience at MSU
  • Our identity and intersection…who we are consists of many different things
  • Say her name…a difficult look at women and violence

 

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Tough Talk Institute Training for Facilitators

Lyle Foster is offering a Tough Talk Institute Training for Facilitators session on Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Midtown Carnegie Library. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. This session is limited to 20 participants.

If you are interested in participating, RSVP to Lyle Foster at lylefoster@missouristate.edu.

 

 

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Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshops 1-4 For Faculty

Want to reach all your students? Want to be culturally inclusive, but not certain how?  Come try out a few strategies with us.  Each Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshop will target different inclusion goals and strategies.  Practice with us at all or any of the Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshops. Sponsored by the Division for Diversity and Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. 35 participant maximum per session.

Facilitator:
Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Provost Diversity Fellow
jamaineabidogun@missouristate.edu or 836-5916

We encourage you to register for all four workshops or as many as you can attend. Please watch for this listing on My Learning. In the meantime, you may contact Kelly Bridges at KKBridges@missouristate.edu to register.  Each Mini-Workshop will cover different strategies.

Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshop 1
Thu, Sep 22 2016
Strong Hall 0200
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshop 2
Thu, Oct 20 2016
Strong Hall 0200
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshop 3
Thu, Nov 17 2016
Strong Hall 0200
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshop 4
Thu, Dec 01 2016
Strong Hall 0200
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Sponsored by the Division for Diversity and Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

Those with disabilities who may not be able to fully participate due to the design of the program may request an accommodation by contacting in advance: Ashley Raines, Division for Diversity and Inclusion at (417) 836-8815 or diversityandinclusion@missouristate.edu or Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow at (417) 836-5916 or jamaineabidogun@missouristate.edu.

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Tough Talks – Summer Session

0037The current events in our nation are again exposing the deep divisions in our society. Some are wondering what it means while others feel like it is nothing new and more of the same.

Tough Talks will explore and invite conversation and an opportunity to process what is happening in our nation. Feel free to join the conversation.

Special Summer Session

Date:   Thursday, July 21

Time:  12:30 -1:30

Location:  PSU 317

Pizza will be provided.

RSVP to lylefoster@missouristate.edu

 

 

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NADOHE and AAC&U release statements about the Orlando tragedy

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Early Sunday morning there was a horrific shooting attack at an Orlando, Florida nightclub that resulted in 50 people killed, including the gunman, and another 53 victims who sustained injuries  in what is described as one of the worst mass killings in this country. While the details regarding the attack are still being determined, it has been reported that the shooter may have targeted the crowded Pulse nightclub because it was known to be a popular gay club. NADOHE wishes to express its support to the families and friends of all of the victims. As an organization, we condemn any act of violence that is directed at people based on personal sexual orientation or personal identity.

In addition, the shooter is identified as Muslim, and there will be those who use this tragedy as an opportunity to overgeneralize about Muslims and Islam.  We hope that we can rise above this stereotyping and find peace in the midst of this horrific event.

 

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Read the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) statement here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

CINCO DE MAYO 2016(2)

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Lively Mexican music, folkloric dances, authentic Mexican food and family fun

Grupo Latinoamericano and the Art Museum present an event showcasing the diverse and lively culture of Mexico.

There will be an authentic presentation of Mexican regional folkloric dances performed by Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troup.

Live music by local Mexican artists

Cultural exhibits

Fun activities for all ages, free gifts and more.

Where: Art Museum, 1111 East Brookside Dr., Springfield

When: Saturday, May 7th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Tough talk, table talk April-May sessions

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Tough talk Table talk

These sessions are to promote open dialogue concerning tough issues on our campus and community

April-May sessions

“An inclusive campus looks like…?”

Wednesday, April 13th @ 12:30 p.m., STRO 002

Wednesday, April 20th @ 12:30 p.m., STRO 002

Wednesday, April 27th @ 12:30 p.m., PSU 315

Wednesday, May 4th @ 12:30 p.m., PSU 315

Bring a sack lunch. Please RSVP to LyleFoster@missouristate.edu ASAP

Sponsored by department of Sociology and Anthropology

 

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Shattering the silences: Civil rights roundtable: Then & now

Meyer Library, Room 101

April 28, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Opening Speaker: Dr. Marlin Barber, History Department

Moderator: Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow, Division for Diversity & Inclusion

Shattering the Silences invites campus and community members to this roundtable to discuss past civil rights coalitions and why coalition building is necessary to meet today’s civil rights challenges.  We will look at the intersections of the various civil rights movements and how we might strengthen and maintain coalitions across groups.

This event is free and open to the public.

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