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April 3, 2017

Students to host Diversity Summit April 5

Submitted by Noelle Blood

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a Student Diversity Summit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the K-State Student Union courtyard.

"We're excited about this event, which is a combined effort of many students and faculty from across campus," said Emily Worley, junior studying biology and one of the event organizers. "I hope students from all colleges at K-State come out to this important event."

The summit will focus on understanding cultural competencies at K-State and highlighting why this understanding is vital to the creation of an inclusive environment. Featuring student speakers and an interactive panel discussion, the event is open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

The event is come-and-go, Worley said, "so come whenever you want and stay for as long as you can!"

Student speakers include Mary Abounabhan, David Beckley, Lindsey Medina, Navante Peacock and Muhammad Sajidur "Sajid" Rahman. The panel participants will be Beckley, Adam Carr, Megan Eppler, Medina, Israel Mendoza, Tendai Munyanyi, Peacock and Rahman.

The summit also will showcase various diverse student organizations before and after the event, giving students the chance to learn more about opportunities for participation.

"We are fortunate to have student leaders at K-State who not only value diversity but who are willing to use their time to promote it to other students through events such as the Student Diversity Summit," said Kimathi Choma, assistant dean of diversity, recruitment and retention in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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