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KSUnite Weekly

K-State Communications and Marketing
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Monday, September 16, 2019

KSUnite Weekly, published every Monday, shares inclusion and diversity news and events.

Wildcat Dialogues

Last year, more than 1,000 first year students came together for courageous conversation. Don't miss the 2019 Wildcat Dialogues from 7-9 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

News and research

New video spotlights homecoming event for US-China Joint DVM Program
Kansas State University's U.S.-China Joint DVM Program celebrated its largest graduating class during its annual homecoming event, May 29 and 30. See highlights from the ceremony in a new video produced by the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Lou Douglas Lecture Series presents 'Strangers in Town': A film about diversity
Steve Lerner, producer of Strangers in Town
The Lou Douglas Lecture Series presents Steve Lerner, who will screen his short film "Strangers in Town" at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in Forum Hall at the Union. The film shares the story of how Garden City has adapted to global migration in the past century.
Black Faculty and Staff Alliance fall meeting schedule
As the semester begins, the Black Faculty and Staff Alliance shares information about its upcoming events and meeting schedule.
Reminder: RSVP to Attend Wildcat Dialogues on Sept. 16
Please RSVP and join us at Wildcat Dialogues, an intercultural learning and leadership event designed for first-year students, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the K-State Student Union Ballrooms.
George Washington Carver Symposium and Awards Dinner
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The George Washington Carver Symposium and Awards Dinner on Sept. 29 will include presentations and dinner keynote by Armogen "Tre" Walker II, former Wildcat linebacker and College of Agriculture alumnus. The event will be at the K-State Alumni Center.
Webinars offered to advance first-generation student success
In collaboration with NASPA's Center for First-generation Student Success, the Office of First-generation Students will host two professional development webinars in the fall semester.
Registration open for International Coordinating Council's championships
International Coordinating Council Championships, a weeklong series of sporting competitions to celebrate cultural understanding and sensitivity through sports, will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 6 at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Priyanka Patel | September 16, 2019

Kudos, publications and presentations

Christie Launius presents at international conference
Christie Launius, associate professor and department head of the gender, women, and sexuality studies department, presented her work at the Working-Class Studies Association Conference.

University life

Nominations open: Commerce Bank Presidential Awards for Diversity
Nominations are open for the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty and Staff Award for Distinguished Service to Historically Underrepresented Students and the Student Award for Distinguished Services to Enhancing Multiculturalism at K-State.
K-State LGBT Resource Center joins Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
In the continued vision to expand multicultural resources, educational initiatives and advocacy for underrepresented communities, the LGBT Resource Center has joined the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs.