Monthly Archives: February 2020

Late Feb-Early March Diversity Events

2020 Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
When: Saturday, February 29, 9am-5pm
Where: Shriver Center, 701 E. Spring Street, Oxford, OH
Description: This annual student-led conference provides students with the opportunity to increase their intercultural awareness, develop leadership skills, and provide resource and information sharing among students to strengthen the presence of diverse students and multicultural organizations on campus.

Diversity in the Classroom: Evidence-Based Strategies for Success
When: Wednesday, March 4, 1:30pm-3pm
Where: Laws Hall, 320, 551 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056
Description: Diversity in the classroom is both an opportunity and a challenge. This workshop is intended for faculty, student affairs professionals, and university administrators, all of whom have an interest in student success, and is presented by the Center for American and World Cultures and CTE’s Faculty Learning Community on Intergroup Dialogue for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators. Registration for this event is required.

Libraries: The Power of Our Story
When: Thursday, March 12, 12pm-1pm
Where: King Library, 320, 151 S. Campus Ave., Oxford, OH 45056
Description: This free event celebrates Women’s History Month as we welcome Dr. Carolyn Jefferson Jenkins for her lecture on The Power of Our Story, a lecture that addresses the importance of voting. This event is sponsored by Miami University Libraries, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Center for Diversity and Inclusion Women’s Initiatives.

New “Key Links” item on blog available

I recently added a new menu item on the PSY Chair’s Blog entitled, “Key Links.” When clicking on this item, visitors will be presented with a menu of “key live links” for frequently-used department functions (e.g., completing a form for an alternative teaching or office hour plan, making a department funding request, signing up one’s classroom for being visitor friendly). These links will be updated periodically as needed. Hopefully this modification will put key functions “one click away” rather than forcing people to search through months of posts or scrolling through many screens of information. If there are “key links” that you’d like to see added to this new menu, please send me an email. Thanks! Allen

ESL Workshop on writing for March 2 and 4

On Monday, March 2, and Wednesday, March 4, the ELLWC (English Language Learner Writing Center ) will host the workshop Possible Approaches to the Assessment of International (ESL) Students’ Writing in Courses Across the Disciplines. In this workshop, attendees will explore factors influencing assessment decisions and approaches to grading the writing produced by ESL (English as a Second Language) students in content-area courses. Attendees are asked to bring a writing assignment to assess and grade in light of the discussion.

The workshop is from 10:05am to 11:20am in King 134 (AIS Room). To register, click this link

For details, please contact Lora Bobrova at the English Language Learner Writing Center (ELLWC)

Second half of February diversity events

When Religion Gets It Right: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, February 23rd @ 3pm-4:30pm 

Where:The Interfaith Center at Miami University, 16 South Campus Avenue, Oxford (Ohio) 45056

Description:This free event invites you to meet and converse with Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr., Executive Director of the Ohio Council of Churches, as he asks the audience to consider the Civil Rights work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a sign of love, justice, and hope, and a moment when religion got it right.

Understanding White Nationalism Through Data Science

Monday, February 24th @ 2:50pm-4:10pm

Where:Upham Hall, 351, 100 Bishop Circle, Oxford

Description:This event is led by guest speaker, Emily Gorcenski, one of 2018’s most influential feminists. She mixes data science and social justice issues in order to create a more positive and inclusive environment.

Black History Month Banquet

Thursday, February 27th @ 3pm-9pm

Where:Armstrong Student Center, Donald W. Fritz Pavilion A/B, 550 E. Spring Street, Oxford

Description:This free event features keynote speaker Robert Hendricks III, Miami Alumni and is sponsored by The Black Leadership Coalition and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Lessons in Drag: An Evening with Lawhore Vagistan

Friday, February 28th @ 6pm

Where:Peabody Hall, Leonard Theater, 701 Western College Dr., Oxford,

Description:This free event brings in Kareem Khubchandani along with his alter ego LaWhore Vagistan with whom he has performed many times to shine the light on drag and its implications.

Adrian Gaskins Study Abroad scholarship

The Department of Global and International Studies invites applications for the Adrian Gaskins Memorial Scholarship for International Study Abroad. There is a strong preference to select students of historically underrepresented populations, with financial need, who have not previously studied abroad. Spring semester awards will be made for Summer 2020 study abroad programs. GPA will not be a disqualifying factor for awarding the scholarship. The application deadline is March 20, 2020.