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

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KSUnite365 - Difference Makes Us Stronger

Thinking about diversity, equity and inclusion every day, KSUnite365 will recognize all the programs, events and activities across the diversity continuum at our university. Working with students, faculty, staff and administrators from across the university, we have adopted a theme-Difference Makes Us Stronger for all diversity related programs and activities for the academic year 20/21.

Student Nominations

Do you know a student that has a great story related to diversity and inclusion? You can nominate student(s) to be featured in KSUnite. Student nominations that are accepted either will be featured speakers for the 2020 KSUnite event, tell their stories in the KSUnite Weekly or be asked to participated in other events under the KSUnite365 umbrella. Self nominations are welcome.

Nominate students here: Nomination Form

2020 KSUnite event - Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

Kansas State University established a precedence with the KSUnite movement to provide all members of the K-State Family an opportunity to meaningfully engage and holistically embrace opportunities for respect, civility, and tolerance, and to feel pride in participation, as we prepare students for global citizenry.

At K-State, we all can share and learn from one another. Facilitated conversations and hard work help guide the K-State community forward. K-State students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities will join together for the Fourth KSUnite Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 13, where we reaffirm who we are, what we value and what we stand for as the K-State community. This year's event will be run in a digital format due to logistical complications presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Live portions of the event will take place from 1:00pm-4:00pm and include plenary speakers and breakout sessions.

Events/Initiatives

These are some of the events/initiatives from across the University that are happening during the Fall 2020 semester that are highlighted under the KSUnite365 banner:

Monday, August 17 from 10am-2pm – Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs Open House

Wednesday, August 19 from 3:45pm-5:30pm - Building Equity – Confronting Racism Through Practice and Design. Panel Session. College of Architecture, Planning & Design

Tuesday, September 1 from 2:30pm-3:30pm - KAWSE Writing Accountability Group Intro Meeting

Friday, September 11 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm - KAWSE 2020-2021 Book Club, Preface and Chapter 1. Other dates are October 23rd, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Chapters 2 & 3, November 6th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Chapters 4 & 5, December 4th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Chapters 6 & 7

Monday, September 14 at 6:30pm - Conversations on Race and Reconciliation (CCRR) : Who's Thriving and Who's Surviving in MHK? Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) / Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD)

Tuesday, September 15 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm - KAWSE Inclusive Leadership Series: Dr. Lutter

Thursday, September 17 at 12:00pm-1:30pm - Community Action Talks (CATs): Free Speech Panel

Monday, September 21, 2020 from 7pm-9pm - Wildcat Dialogues. We will hold the event virtually this year (using Zoom for small groups hosted by a trained facilitator) for all first-year students.

Tuesday, September 22 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm - Reader's Theater presented by Carrie Zimmerman, College of Architecture, Planning & Design https://apdesign.k-state.edu/icc.html

Wednesday, September 23 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm - Unconscious Bias - Carrie Zimmerman, College of Architecture, Planning & Design

Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm - Lecture by William Kamkwamba, K-State First Book (KSFB)

Thursday, October 1 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm - Resilience and Perseverance: How Engagement Transforms Lives, K-State First Book (KSFB)

Mon, Oct 12 will be an online Indigenous Peoples Day Conference

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 from 1pm-4pm – 2020 KSUnite Conference

Wednesday, Oct 21 is the Inclusion Summit in the College of Business Administration

Tues, Oct 27 or Tues, Nov 3 will be the College of Engineering Inclusion Summit, exact date of the two depends on Speaker availability. Should know by next week. This will be an online event.

The College of Ag "Growing Our Mindset" forum will take place in October.

Antiracist Learning Community 2020 -https://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement/?id=66194 One zoom meeting a month from Aug – December (Current proposed date Aug 26 or 27, Sept 24 or 25, Oct 21-22, Nov 18-19, Dec 9-10. We are thinking 3-5pm)

Ongoing - What Matters To Me and Why  TBA

Ongoing - Professional development workshops biweekly in the College of Business Administration for faculty, staff and students. "Coffee and Conversation" "Personal DEIB Goals"

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