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Kennesaw State University prides itself on offering a premiere, personalized educational experience for leadership and engagement within a diverse nation and world. This educational experience is achieved through recognition and appreciation of the differing backgrounds and experiences reflected within the University community. We firmly believe that sensitivity to diversity, equity, and global interdependence is central to fostering supportive living, learning, and working environments. A welcoming and inclusive climate is critical to attaining Kennesaw State University’s research, scholarship, teaching, and engagement goals. The University will engage our students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders in order to achieve an inclusive and welcoming campus community.

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Kennesaw State University prides itself on offering a premiere, personalized educational experience for leadership and engagement within a diverse nation and world. This educational experience is achieved through recognition and appreciation of the differing backgrounds and experiences reflected within the University community. We firmly believe that sensitivity to diversity, equity, and global interdependence is central to fostering supportive living, learning, and working environments. A welcoming and inclusive climate is critical to attaining Kennesaw State University’s research, scholarship, teaching, and engagement goals. The University will engage our students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders in order to achieve an inclusive and welcoming campus community.

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    2013 Presidential Diversity Awards Ceremony

    2013 Presidential Diversity Awards Ceremony

    Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Presidential Diversity Awards Ceremony honored campus community members who have contributed to promoting diversity and equity initiatives at Kennesaw State University. The Presidential Commissions on Disability Strategies and Resources, Gender and Work Life Issues, GLBTIQ Initiatives, Racial and Ethnic Dialogue, Sustainability, and Veterans Affairs recognized individuals who have exemplified the mission of each commission. In the inaugural event, the following six individuals were acknowledged for their contributions: Ms. Jill Sloan, Carol J. Pope Award for Distinction (Disability Strategies and Resources), Ms. Flora Lowe-Rocket, Outstanding Contribution Award (Gender and Work Life Issues); Dr. Teresa Joyce, Award for Excellence (GLBTIQ Initiatives); Dr. Jesse Benjamin, R.O.H. Social Justice Award (Racial and Ethnic Dialogue); Dr. RC Paul, Award for Distinction (Sustainability); and Mr. Derek Ridings, Excellence in Service and Leadership Award (Veterans Affairs).

    • 21 min
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    The Evolution of Inclusion at Kennesaw State University

    The Evolution of Inclusion at Kennesaw State University

    In honor of Kennesaw State University's 50th Anniversary, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a panel discussion entitled "The Evolution of Inclusion at Kennesaw State University." Panelists, Ms. Terri Arnold, Manager of Planning and Strategic Initiatives (Retired); Dr. Teresa Joyce, Senior Vice Provost; Dr. Nancy King, Vice President for Student Enrollment and Success Services (Retired); Dr. Jorge Perez, Professor of Information Systems and former Faculty Executive Assistant to the President; and Ms. Carol Pope, Director of Student Development and Assistant Director for Disabled Student Support Services (retired) joined Dr. Erik Malewski, Chief Diversity Officer, in a discussion about their personal experiences at Kennesaw State and the University's evolution towards an inclusive campus over the past fifty years.

    • 1 hr 36 min
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    Social Antibodies: Exploring Nativist Educational Reform Across the United States

    Social Antibodies: Exploring Nativist Educational Reform Across the United States

    In her presentation, Dr. Nathalia Jaramillo examined nativist proposals in educational reform and explored what it means to engage in decolonial pedagogy in an era of heightened privatization of education and its relationship to neocolonial cultural forms in our schools, communities, and relationships between those who claim citizenship in the U.S., and for those whom citizenship is denied.

    • 1 hr 14 min
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    Presidential Diversity Awards

    Presidential Diversity Awards

    Erik Malewski, Kennesaw State University’s chief diversity officer, presented the 2014-2015 Presidential Diversity Awards to nine individuals during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon in the Prillaman Hall Health Sciences Building. Now in its third year, the event highlighted the University’s continued growth in its diverse population and its efforts to create a campus climate of respect and inclusiveness.

    • 1 hr 24 min
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    Eileen O’Laughlin (Disability Strategies and Resources)

    Eileen O’Laughlin (Disability Strategies and Resources)

    Eileen O’Laughlin, assistant director of Career Services on Kennesaw State’s Marietta Campus, received the Carol J. Pope Award for Distinction in the Disability Strategies and Resources category. Her nomination was on the strength of her career service to students and in assisting each student with preparation for the world of work. Her nomination stated, “She strives to ensure that students with disabilities have the equal opportunities when it comes to access and integration into our campus culture. By working closely with both Student Disability Services and various campus departments, she has been successful with creating on-campus work opportunities for students with disabilities.”

    • 2 min
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    Elizabeth Boyd (Gender and Work Life Issues)

    Elizabeth Boyd (Gender and Work Life Issues)

    Elizabeth Boyd, assistant professor of Management in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Michael J. Coles College of Business, received Outstanding Contribution Award in the Gender and Work Life Issues category. Her nomination noted, “She is an outstanding candidate because of the work she does with gender and the workplace as well as her research on work/life issues.”

    • 4 min

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