LOOKING INWARD TO BE THE FOCUS OF K-STATE'S 7TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT
Supporting diverse faculty in higher education will be the focus of K-State's seventh annual Diversity Summit, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Ballroom of the K-State Student Union. This year's theme is "Looking Inward, Enhancing our Effort, Supporting Diverse Faculty."
The summit's keynote speaker Dalia Rodriguez will present "The Usual Suspect: Negotiating White Student Resistance and Teacher Authority in the Predominately White Classroom." Rodriguez is an assistant professor in cultural foundations of education at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Rodriguez will use auto-ethnography and critical race theory to discuss her experiences as a Latina professor. She will discuss how diverse faculty can give voice to their experiences, how to negotiate power and authority as a racialized and/or gendered faculty/staff person, in addition to presenting strategies for dealing with color-blind ideology.
The summit also will feature sessions looking closely at K-State's diversity efforts and the retention of multicultural students. A prayer/meditation for the earthquake victims of Haiti and Chile will also take place, in addition to a tribute to last year's keynote speaker, Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. She was recently diagnosed with cancer.
The summit is sponsored by the offices of the president and provost, K-State's Diversity Advisory Council, Alianza, the Black Faculty and Staff Alliance and Semillas Learning Communities.
To register for the summit, e-mail email@example.com
CANDIDATES FOR CIO/VICE PROVOST FOR IT COMING TO CAMPUS
The search committee for the chief information officer/vice provost for information technology services has invited three candidates to campus for interviews on April 1, 6 and 7. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the open forums.
The candidates and presentation times are:
Dewitt Latimer -- 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Ballroom K, K-State Student Union
Theresa Rowe -- 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Ballrooms A and D, K-State Alumni Center
Ed Kinley -- 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Ballrooms A and D, K-State Alumni Center
There should be ample time for questions following each presentation. Information on the candidates and their schedules is available at: http://www.k-state.edu/provost/searches/cio/interviews.html
The position description also may be found at http://www.k-state.edu/provost/searches/cio/index.html
BEACH MUSEUM HOSTING WORKSHOP ON 'MOVING' MUSEUM EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN
An expert on using physical movement to engage children in the art experience is having a workshop at K-State's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art in April.
Shelley K. Weisberg will present "Movement with Objects and Art" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the museum. The workshop is part of the museum's Looking at Art with Children series and is funded by an Arts-in-Education grant from the Kansas Arts Commission.
Weisberg is the creator of Museum Movement Techniques, a method where physical movement is used to help museum visitors better understand art objects.
Workshop participants will interact with the museum's collection and learn how to interpret the objects through movement. They also will discuss how to guide children through these activities. The workshop is ideal for early childhood care providers, teachers, Picture Person program participants and home-school parents.
"Most children are kinesthetic learners," said Kathrine Schlageck, the museum's senior educator. "This workshop will give us new ways to engage our younger audience and broaden the learning experiences provided on our tours. We are very excited about integrating new interpretive techniques in our galleries."
Weisberg and Schlageck also will work together to develop a new tour of the museum's permanent collection using this method. An open house is planned in June to launch the new tour.
There is no fee for the workshop, but pre-registration is requested. Reservations may be made by calling 785-532-7718 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.
This program, offered at all of the Big 12 institutions, is designed to stimulate scholarly activities in the areas of teaching, research and service. Recently, a mentoring and networking component also was added to facilitate the establishment of contacts and networks for new faculty with outstanding individuals in their discipline at other Big 12 universities. The program offers the faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions to participate in cross mentoring among universities, develop working relationships and exchange ideas with others.
For more information and an application form, go to http://www.k-state.edu/provost/academic/big12/big12guide.htm
All materials must be submitted to the office of the provost at K-State by Monday, May 3.
WOMEN OF K-STATE TO ATTEND AHN TRIO PERFORMANCE AT MCCAIN AUDITORIUM
The Women of K-State will be attending the McCain Performance Series presentation of The Ahn Trio as a ladies' night out activity Friday, April 9. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Kemper Gallery on the main floor of the K-State Student Union for light refreshments and conversation. After the performance, dessert will be served in the south lobby of McCain Auditorium with time to meet and greet The Ahn Trio. Discounted tickets are available for Women of K-State faculty, staff and students. For more information visit http://www.k-state.edu/women/events.