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Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Office of the President
Kansas State University
110 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0121

785-532-6221

KSUnite Event - Moving Forward Together

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Schedule of Events, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

TimeEventLocation
12:30 p.m.Unity Walk to K-State Student Union until 1:00 p.m.K-State Student Union, Main Ballroom
1:00 p.m.KSUnite - Moving Forward Together SpeakersK-State Student Union, Main Ballroom
2:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions 1st periodK-State Student Union, 2nd Floor, Various Rooms
2:50 p.m.Breakout Sessions 2nd periodK-State Student Union, 2nd Floor, Various Rooms

 Click here for a complete text-only schedule of Breakout Sessions

There are 20 sessions slated for the 2019 KSUnite to engage, educate and empower our community on the diversity and inclusion continuum.
Sessions are divided into two periods - Period 1: 2:00-2:40 p.m. and Period 2: 2:50-3:30 p.m.

Topic sessions include:

Access and Student Success

Accessibility

Immigration

Inclusivity

Intercultural Leadership

Intersectionality

Race

Religion

Sexual Violence

Social Justice

Tough Conversations

 Keynote Speaker

Maritza Segarra

Judge Maritza Segarra
District Judge, Eighth Judicial District

Bio: Judge Maritza Segarra graduated from Kansas State University in 1984. Judge Segarra received her J.D. from Washburn Law School in 1988 and worked for the North Central Regional Public Defender Office in Junction City from 1988 to 2004. She was the Chief Public Defender from 1997-2004 when she was appointed to the position of District Magistrate Judge for the 8th Judicial District sitting in Junction City. Governor Sebelius appointed her as a District Court Judge for the 8th Judicial District in January of 2007. Judge Segarra was the first woman to ever sit as a District Court Judge in the 8th Judicial District and was the first Latina ever named as a District Court Judge in the State of Kansas. Judge Segarra sat on several committees including the Supreme Court Judicial Education Advisory Committee, the Joint Bench and Bar Conference Planning Committee, and served on the Board of National Association of Women Judges. She was also appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to the Kansas Judicial Council where she served from 2011- 2019 and chaired various committees formed by the Council. Judge Segarra is a recipient of the Governor’s 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, she was named a 2010 Alumni Fellow for the Kansas State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and in 2012 was awarded the Kansas District Judges Association Community Outreach and Education Award. Judge Segarra retired from the District Court in 2019 although she continues to hear a case on an appointed basis.

Student Speakers

Jansen Penney

Jansen Penny
Student Body President
Senior in Industrial Engineering

Question Mark

Polina Nations
Junior in Social Work and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Francisco Cardoza

Francisco Cardoza
HALO President
Senior in Management Information Systems

Gloria Mutiri

Gloria Mutiri
K-State Volleyball
Junior in Mass Communications

Muhammad Khan 

Mohammad Khan
Junior in Biology

 Lindsay Gutierrez

Lindsay Gutierrez
Senior in Geology

Breakout Session Presenters

Access and Student Success

 

Lonnie Hobbs Jr

Lonnie Hobbs, Jr.
Graduate Research Assistant, Diversity Programs Office, College of Agriculture

Zelia Wiley

Dr. Zelia Wiley
Assistant Dean and Director, Diversity Programs Office, College of Agriculture

Essentials for Diversity Programming and Recruitment Success
Union 227, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Accessibility

Jason Maseberg Tomlinson

Dr. Jason Maseberg-Tomlinson
Director, Student Access Center

Carlotte Self

Charlotte Self
Director, Employee Relations & Engagement, Human Capital Services

How Can I Help You?: Improving Awareness and Maintaining an Inclusive Community for People with Disabilities
Union 227, 2:00-2:40pm

 

 Deborah Goins

Deborah Goins
Instructional Designer, College of Arts and Sciences

Laura Widenor

Laura Widenor
Instructional Designer, Global Campus

Kaitlin Cherry
B.S.in Family Studies and Human Services

Unite to Promote Digital Accessibility as We Move Forward Together
Wildcat Chamber, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Immigration

Yulissa Enriquez

Yulisa Enriquez
Junior in Marketing

Citlally Orozco

Citlally Orozco
Junior in Political Science and American Ethnic Studies

Rebeca Paz

Rebeca Paz
Assistant Director, Office of First-generation Students

Jessica Piedra

Jessica Piedra
Attorney, Law Office of Jessica Piedra

Jesus Quintanilla Cruz

Jesus Quintanilla Cruz
Junior in Mechanical Engineering

Madai Rivera

Madaí Rivera
Assistant Director for Student Engagement, Office of the Vice President for Student Life - Division of Diversity & Multicultural Student Affairs 

Annette Ruiz

 Annette Ruiz
Post-Resident Degree Counselor, Counseling Services  

Jeff Smith

Dr. Jeff Smith
Associate Professor, Department of Geography

 

Student Stories: Opportunities and Challenges of U.S. Immigration
Big 12 Room, 2:00-2:40pm; 2:50-3:30

 

Inclusivity

Chardie Baird

Dr. Chardie Baird
Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Collegiality and Inclusivity: Tips for and Practice Being an Ally
Union 209, 2:00-2:40pm

Carol Sevin

Carol Sevin
Academic Services Librarian, Hale Library

Renee Gates

Renee Gates
IT Coordinator, Information Technology Services, Hale Library 

Intentionally Inclusive Innovation
Cottonwood Room, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Intercultural Leadership

Olivia Law-Delrosso

Olivia Law-DelRosso
Instructor, Department of Management

Adam Carr

Adam Carr
LGBT Resource Center Graduate Assistant
Project IMPACT Student Program Coordinator

Title: Increasing Our Intercultural Competency: Practical, Personal Steps for Becoming More Inclusive

Cottonwood, 2:00-2:40pm

 Aliah Mestrovich Seay

Aliah Mestrovich Seay
Instructor, 4-H Youth Development

Mac Benavides

Mac Benevides
Doctoral Student in Leadership Communication

 

Leading Across Difference
Bluemont Room, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Intersectionality

 Rachel Levitt

Dr. Rachel Levitt
Assistant Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department

 

Sam Sharpe

Sam Sharpe
PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Division of Biology

Harlan Weaver

Dr. Harlan Weaver
Associate Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department

Challenging Gender Expectations: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Race, Sexuality, Ability and Colonialism at
K-State
Wildcat Chamber, 2:00-2:40pm

 Tanya Gonzalez

Dr. Tanya González
Professor, Department of English

 Katy Karlin

Dr. Katherine Karlin
Associate Professor, Department of English

Anuja Madan

Dr. Anuja Madan
Assistant Professor, Department of English

Tosha Sampson-Choma

Dr. Tosha Sampson-Choma
Assistant Professor, Department of English

Lisa Tatonetti

Dr. Lisa Tatonetti
Professor, Department of English

 

Poetry is Not a Luxury: Authors as Activists, Writing as Resistance
Union 226, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Race

Joyce Baptist

Dr. Joyce Baptist
Associate Professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services

The Trauma of Racism and Its Impact on Productivity
Flint Hills Room, 2:00-2:40pm

 Marta Alfonson-Durruty

 

Dr. Marta Alfonso-Durruty
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Nadia Shapkina

Dr. Nadia Shapkina
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work 

Kevin Steinmetz

Dr. Kevin Steinmetz
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

 

Yesterday and Today
Flint Hills Room, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Religion

Rohan Amare

Rohan Amare
PhD Candidate, Institute for Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering 

 Linda Gilmore

Linda Gilmore
Editor, Department of Communications and Agricultural Education

Daniel Ireton

Daniel Ireton
Academic Services Librarian

Courtney Keith

Courtney Jane Keith
PhD Student in Counseling and Student Development, College of Education 

Conversation on Religious, Spiritual, and Meaning-Making Climate on Campus
Union 226, 2:00-2:40pm

 

Sexual Violence

Stephanie Foran

 Stephanie Foran
Advocate/Educator, Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE)

 Clara Kientz

Clara Valderes Kientz
Assistant Director, Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE)

#MeToo @ K-State
Union 207, 2:00-2:40pm

Polina Nations

Polina Nations
Junior in Social Work and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

KSU Says No More
Union 206, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Social Justice

Onyedikachi Ekwerike

Onyedika (Kachi) Ekwerike
PhD Student in Leadership Communication

 Tess Hobson

Tess Hobson
PhD Student in Student Affairs and Higher Education

Lorenza Lockett

Dr. Lorenza Lockett
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Melitza Ramirez

Melitza Ramirez
Master's Student in Public Health

 Aliah Mestrovich Seay

Aliah Mestrovich Seay
Instructor, 4-H Youth Development

 

Increasing Social Awareness Through Storytelling Work
Bluemont Room, 2:00-2:40pm

Debra Bolton

Dr. Debra Bolton
Director of Intercultural Learning and Academic Success, Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

Social Justice in Turbulent Times
Union 207, 2:50-3:30pm

 

Tough Conversations

Trish Gott

Dr. Trish Gott
Interim Director/Assistant Professor, Staley School of Leadership Studies

Andrew Wefald

Dr. Andrew Wefald
Associate Professor, Staley School of Leadership Studies

Listening to Others: Leading Courageously to Promote Diversity and Inclusion
Union 206, 2:00-2:40pm

Mariya Vaughan

Mariya Vaughan
Assistant Director, K-State First

Brent Weaver

Brent Weaver 
Learning Assistant Coordinator, K-State First 

Situation Critical: Responding to Difficult Situations Through Role-Play
Union 209, 2:50-3:30pm

 

 

 

***Thank you to VCA, Inc./VCA Animal Hospitals and the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine VCA Student Representatives for helping to fund the 2019 KSUnite - Moving Forward Together.***

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***Thank you to Delta Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities for volunteering to staff the KSUnite - Moving Forward Together event.****

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