Celebrate Black History Month
February 22, 2017
M State - Moorhead Campus
Please join us on Wednesday, February 22nd from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in room B154 (Moorhead Campus) as we commemorate Black History Month with a special program featuring the contributions of amazing Black Leaders, from Sojourner Truth, Rosa Park and Martin Luther King to President Barack Obama, along with our Power of Diversity Special Speaker, Rebecca Matinda, on "Leaders of Tomorrow." This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
A member of the Minnesota State system and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College. Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Disability Services at 218.299.6882 or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 218.299.6506 at least 3 days prior to the event. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling the above numbers or MRS/TTY 800-627-3529.
Student Affairs & Diversity and Multiculturalism Conference
February 23-24, 2017
The Student Affairs & Diversity and Multiculturalism Conference will be held on February 23-24, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Minneapolis. This year's theme is "Supporting Students, Advancing Change." The conference will be two full days, with a continental breakfast and lunch provided each day. As in previous years, there is no charge to attend the conference but due to space constraints there is a limit of 10 representatives from each college and university. M State attendees will be coordinated through the Chief Student Development Officer (Dr. Peter Wielinski) for the 10 spots allotted per institution. Please contact Dr. Wielinski at email@example.com or 218.631.7810 for registration. See attached files for more details.
Community Engagement Network Gathering
February 24, 2017
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Join colleagues with significant responsibility and leadership in civic and community engagement, as well as participants in our network's communities of practice, in a day about key issues in our day-to-day work and larger context (at MCTC in T Building #1200 & 1400). Interactive sessions will help us consider the experiences that shape our work, the possibilities for deeper impact through a citizen professional framework, and strategies for supporting engagement in a time of polarization. There will also be time for all participants to exchange useful resources and to discuss the topics they consider most important. A more detailed agenda and registration will be available in the next few weeks. To learn more, please visit http://mncampuscompact.org/
The 2016-17 communities of practice focus on facilitating dialogue and collaboration across differences, developing campus cultures of engagement, and enhancing engagement efforts' accessibility, relevance, and impact.
5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference
March 19-22, 2017
Join us in celebrating 10 years of Diversity Abroad at the 5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference on March 19 - 22, 2017 in Minneapolis. The annual conference gathers the highest concentration of diversity and multicultural professionals who are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion within global education, creating a unique collaborative space to address shared goals. The 2017 conference will include sessions of relevance to faculty, administrators, and professionals who work in education abroad, international student & scholar services, diversity & inclusion, student affairs, K-12, and more. To learn more, please visit http://conference.diversitynetwork.org/
28th Annual Woodlands & High Plains Powwow - Mni Wiconi: Standing Together
April 1, 2017
Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse, Moorhead
You're cordially invited to attend the 2017 Woodlands and High Plains Powwow hosted by Minnesota State University Moorhead and sponsored by Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Concordia College, and North Dakota State University.
The purpose of the powwow is to honor graduates, celebrate the American Indian culture, and to provide the American Indian student organizations and community with a sense of pride in the rich heritage of American Indian culture.
The 28th Annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow, Mni Wiconi (Water is Life): Standing Together, will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse (649 17th Street South, Moorhead). Attached file is the SAVE THE DATE poster for your review. For more information, please contact Jody Steile at 218-477-4272 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or M State Chief Diversity Officer, Brian Xiong, at 218-299-6506 (email@example.com).
6th Minnesota Undergraduate Scholar Conference
April 3, 2017
Winona State University (Kryzsko Commons)
The 6th Minnesota Undergraduate Scholar Conference will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Winona State University. This multi-disciplinary conference highlights the work being done by students and their advisors at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Please encourage your student to submit abstract to this conference. To learn more, please visit http://www.winona.edu/mnscu-scholars/location.asp
For conference proposal, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCy_dpwi17vrdQmuDSJnmYUerCQdmxalAu9OMh5JcSnxgFzw/viewform?c=0&w=1
Critical Conversations Diversity Conference
April 10-12, 2017
North Dakota State University, Fargo
NDSU will be hosting a Critical Conversations Diversity Conference on Monday to Wednesday, April 10-12, 2017. This year's conference will focus on three topics: "The Dakota Access Pipeline"; "Poverty, Adversity and Race"; and "Unifying Our Voices". "Critical Conversations" was created to further understand the various issues surrounding race and diversity, provide a venue for "voices" to be heard, and to determine our roles and responsibilities in creating positive social change. We realize that these conversations can be difficult as there are many perspectives, privileges, and needs we all possess. At the same time, the organizers believe that it is imperative to have these conversations (in as many places as possible) to begin the transformational process of individual understanding, growth, and our ability to create change. The organizers of, "Critical Conversations" acknowledge the complexity and multitude of diversity issues and that we do not have all the answers. To guide us along our journey, we invited three well-known speakers that offer their own unique perspectives on various issues surrounding diversity. The speakers will challenge us to think more broadly while helping us to commit to lifelong learning and activism. To learn more, please visit https://www.ndsu.edu/mu/critical_conversations/
5th Annual Women's Leadership Conference
April 13-15, 2017
JV Educational Consultants Conference Executive Directors cordially invite you to attend the 5th Annual Women's Leadership Conference which will convene during April 13-15, 2017 at the Doubletree Baltimore North Hotel in Pikesville, Maryland. This year's theme is "Breaking the Glass Ceiling and Beyond with Determination, Drive, Grace, and Integrity." Among featured presenters and speakers are Dr. Janice Davis, Coordinator of Field Education and Assistant Professor of Social Worker at Howard University, Dr. Sabrina Jackson, Author and World Renown Public Speaker from Detroit, Michigan, and Dia Yang, Academic Advisor/Recruitment and Retention Specialist at Winona State University. For workshop proposal, please see attached file.
LGBTQ Scholars of Color National Conference
April 14-15, 2017
New York City
Building off our first national conference in 2015, the LGBTQSOC Network will gather a national group of LGBTQ people of color involved in research, evaluation, and scholarship. Our purpose is to build a vibrant network of LGBTQ Scholars of Color and to foster a pipeline for emerging LGBTQ Scholars of Color. Participants will have opportunities to be mentored by senior scholars, to meet other LGBTQ scholars of color from all over the country, and to gain skill sets in various areas (e.g., advanced methodological approaches, grant writing, navigating the tenure process, etc.). Participation at the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference is limited. We will review and select participants based on your submission. So, please be sure to complete the registration carefully. If you are selected to participate in the conference, you will receive a confirmation of your registration with additional information and logistics details. The applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis. The first deadline for the first round of submission is January 9, 2017. First round of accepted applicants will be announced shortly after. Accepted applicants will have an opportunity to submit an abstract for presentation (poster or oral) at the conference. Accepted applicants will also be eligible to participate in the Speed Mentoring Event where you will have the opportunity to speak to a senior scholar, evaluator, or funder. The Speed Mentoring will take place on Saturday, April 15. To learn more, please see attached file.
6th Annual Higher Education Leadership Conference
April 21, 2017
Saint Cloud State University
Join professional development opportunities such as workshops and conferences in your field of study. Connect with others in the field to share ideas, stories and knowledge. Keep pace with the latest trends and needs of students and employees. Registration is now open for the 6th annual Spring Leadership Institute April 21, 2017 at St. Cloud State University. To learn more, see attached file or visit http://www.stcloudstate.edu/elhe/news/default.aspx
2017 Annual Conference: The Space Traders - Intersections of Race, Politics and Education
May 31 - June 2, 2017
The Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) is an interdisciplinary consortium of experts who recognize global implications of race and education for minoritized people. Through scholarship, we identify and expose inequities for the ultimate eradication of white supremacy. As a community, we are committed to (1) countering and combating systemic and structural racism with scholarship and praxis, (2) recognizing the multiple locations of oppression and the myriad manifestations and effects of their intersections and (3) co-constructing liberating knowledge that facilitates collective agency to transform schools and communities. With this mission, the annual Critical Race Studies in Education (CRSEA) conference brings together scholars, activists, educators, students and community members who use critical race studies as a tool to frame, examine, document, understand and transform racial inequalities in education and in the broader society. To learn more, please visit https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2793
New Leadership Development Institute
May 17-21, 2017
Do you know a woman who cares deeply about serving her community and deserves the opportunity to have her leadership interest recognized, mentored, and inspired? Encourage her to apply. Whether or not you view yourself as a leader now, if you desire to create positive change in your community, you should apply! Application deadline is March 17th.
Empowering a new generation of women leaders, this intensive 5-day residential program will be held at Minnesota State University Moorhead on May 17-21, 2017, and there is no cost for participation and possible scholarships for childcare and travel (limited to 40 participants). To learn more, please see attached poster or visit http://www.tri-college.org/new_leadership_institute/
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