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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

December 8, 2015

Diversity Programs Office Update

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

The DPO would like to share some information about our upcoming events:

• The University held its recognition of Dr. Gordon’s contribution to K-State on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 3:30-5 p.m. at the Alumni Center in the Tadtman Board Room. The Diversity Programs Office wishes her well in her future endeavors!
• MANRRS had the last meeting of the year on December 2nd in Room 137. It announced the Finals Week Study Hall, which will be December 7 - 11, from 6 - 10 p.m. in Room 106. All are welcome!
• On Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m., the men of Alpha Phi Alpha held their 17th Annual Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union. Jerusha Matthews, Wildlife Conservation Biology, won first place overall! Shelbi Hill, Biology, won Miss Talent! We are very proud of all of the young ladies who participated!
• The DPO hosted College for a Day on Saturday, December 6. Students from Topeka, Salina, and Garden City attended a day full of panels and breakout sessions to explore the world of Agriculture at Kansas State. University
• The DPO would like to recognize Dr. Charlotte Olsen and Dr. Zelia Wiley for presenting “Success Story: KSRE Diversity Training Initiative for New and Seasoned Agents,” at the 73rd Annual Professional Agriculture Worker Conference at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.
• The DPO invites you to attend open forums presented by each finalist for the Interim Associate Provost for Diversity. Please review each finalist’s application materials at http://www.k-state.edu/provost/about/searches/ prior to attending their respective forums. The schedule of candidate open forums is as follows:

- Mirta Chavez, 4-5 p.m. Monday, December 7, in the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union
- Dawne Martin, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, in the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union
- Doris Wright Carroll, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 10, in the Big 12 Room in the K-State Student Union
- Zelia Wiley, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 10, in the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union

• MLK Observance Week is January 25-29, 2016. The Student Reception is on Monday, January 25, at 5:30 p.m. On Friday, January 29, The Black Faculty and Staff Alliance and Alianza will host the Brown Bag Luncheon.

Please continue to look for more diversity events as we continue to advertise. We appreciate your support. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the DPO, please call 785-532-5793 or contact Dr. Zelia Wiley, Assistant Dean of Diversity, zwiley@ksu.edu.