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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

January 10, 2023

Save the Dates for Spring 2023 Events

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

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Happy New Year!

The K-State College of Agriculture/KSRE Diversity Programs Office and K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter have an eventful spring 2023 semester planned. Please take a moment to save the dates and join us for these upcoming events.

Join us tomorrow, January 11, as the DPO and College of Agriculture host the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to facilitate a Faculty and Staff Professional Development Workshop which will highlight strategies for diversity and inclusion success. Join us for a beneficial workshop and refreshments. Thank you to the MDC for facilitating this session. This session is open to all, but please RSVP.

• 3 p.m., Town Hall of Leadership Studies
• Zoom ID: 977 7073 3137 (in person attendance strongly encouraged)

January 23, the DPO, K-State MANRRS Chapter, and Kansas Soybean are partnering to host the 19th annual Dr. MLK Jr. Diversity Student Leader Seminar to kick off the University-Wide MLK Observance Week hosted through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs (DMSA). The seminar will feature Dr. Lorenza Lockett, KSU Assistant Professor for Social Work, speaking on “The Importance of Dr. MLK’s Dream Today." Thank you to Kansas Soybean for sponsoring this event.

• 5:30 p.m., Multicultural Student Center (MSC) rooms 204/205
• Zoom ID: 928 9406 3140.

January 25, K-State MANRRS will host their first meeting of 2023. The meeting will feature a previous Project IMPACT scholar and current representative for Hormel Foods to give a final push for internship and job opportunities. Join us to hear from Hormel and about all the upcoming activities that K-State MANRRS has planned for the spring semester. Food will be provided.

• 6 p.m., Waters Hall 137
• Zoom ID: 936 3793 6320

February 8, K-State MANRRS will host the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) during their General Body Meeting at 6 p.m. in Waters Hall 137. Join for the K-State MANRRS business meeting, to learn about DFA, and to celebrate MANRRS Co-Advisor, Lonnie Hobbs, Jr.'s birthday. Thank you to DFA for sponsoring this meeting.

February 16, 2023, the DPO will partner with the K-State Black Faculty and Staff Alliance (BFSA) and the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies to host the 2023 Annual Boyer/Switzer Lecture. This year’s lecture will feature Dr. Bernard Harris Jr., U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (retired), as he speaks about “Resistance to Power: The Education and Training of Seven African American U.S. Army Officers for World War I and its Aftermath.” Thank you to the DOW Center for sponsoring this event.

• 11:30 a.m., Leadership Studies Town Hall
• Zoom ID: 971 9351 3426

February 20-24, K-State MANRRS will celebrate their spring 2023 MANRRS Week. The week will feature fundraisers, events, and philanthropy to raise aware about MANRRS.

February 22, the DPO will partner with K-State MANRRS and Scoular to host the 2023 Wallace Ray Kidd Diversity Award Reception. Join us as the 2023 award recipients are recognized for their contributions to diversity and inclusion within the College of Agriculture. Thank you to Scoular for sponsoring this event.

• 5:30 p.m., MSC 204/205

February 28, the DPO will host the Spring 2023 “Growing our Mindset” Diversity Forum. This semester’s forum will feature Dr. Lauren Brewer. Dr. Brewer is a previous K-State MANRRS Officer and a graduate of the K-State Grain Science Department with a Masters in Grain Science and Ph.D. in Cereal Chemistry. Currently, she is a member of the College of Ag Dean’s Advisory Board and serves as the Manager of Research and Development at General Mills, Inc. Join us as Dr. Brewer leads a conversation about the importance of diversity in the workplace.

• 4:30 p.m., Leadership Studies Town Hall

Thank you for your support. Please continue to look for updates about the Diversity Programs Office and more events on social media and the K-State Today. For more information about upcoming events please contact Dr. Zelia Wiley, Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity Programs, at 785-532-5793 or zwiley@ksu.edu.

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