A weekly summary of diversity and inclusion activities at Slippery Rock UniversityTHIS WEEK
IN THE SISTERHOOD: THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT IN PITTSBURGH: An oral history project highlighting our region's influential leaders in the women's movement during the latter part of the 1900s will be presented by the Women's Center, today through April 3 in Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby. This multimedia exhibit features a portrait gallery and video footage of women describing the strategies they used and the organizations they created in pursuit of equal rights for women and girls in southwest PA. For more information contact Jodi Solito, director of the Women's Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$MART $TART: The Women’s Center presents a workshop intended for junior and senior undergraduate women who would like to prepare for the job market. The workshop will address the issues of: Personal Consequences of the Gender Wage Gap, Resources for Benchmarking Reasonable Salaries and Benefits, Negotiating Skills (how high to aim and be realistic; practice negotiating through role playing) and Know Your Bottom Line (develop a “bare-bones” budget to pay rent, buy groceries, repay student loans and other basic expenses). The workshop will take place Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in the Alumni House. Those who would like to attend should call the Women’s Center at 724.738.2992 and speak with Jodi Solito, Women’s Center director, to reserve a seat.NEWS & NOTES
ASPIRING JOURNALISTS WANTED: The Rocket is looking for students who want to participate in the student newspaper. Paid staff and other positions are available to anyone who may be interested. For more information visit the Rocket Office in 220B, Eisenberg or contact Josh Rizzo at 724.575.2891.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT: The President's Commission on the Status of Women is accepting applications for the Women of Distinction Award for 2010. The award honors students, staff, faculty, and administrative women who have set themselves apart in their mentoring and support of females on the SRU campus. Nomination forms may be found at: http://www.sru.edu/pages/14066.asp Nominations are due May 3 and may be submitted to Traci Zillifro, assistant professor of physical education.Diversity Resources:
BRIDGE PROJECT: The Bridge Project is committed to the education of our community on issues of campus violence. It specifically addresses sexual assault/rape, dating violence and stalking. In addition to educational outreach advocacy services are also provided to survivors of violence. Services are free and confidential. For more information, visit 007E Strain Behavioral Science Building, call 724.738.2121, or connect to: http://administration.sru.edu/bridgeproject/main.htm.
COUNSELING CENTER: The mission of the Student Counseling Center at Slippery Rock University supports and promotes the psychological, academic and holistic health of Slippery Rock students. All services are free and confidential. The office welcomes visits at Rhoads hall, calls to 724.738.2034, or connects to: http://www.sru.edu/pages/13161.asp.
MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS GROUP: There is an Active Minds chapter at SRU, focused on destigmatizing and heightening the awareness of mental illness http://www.activeminds.org/. For more information, call Melissa Nard, assistant professor counseling center, at 724.738.2034.
DIVERSITY and INCLUSION
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TEAM: Student, staff, faculty and administrative leaders across campus are serving on the Diversity and Inclusion Team. It is are charged with serving as active leaders of the change journey and collaborating with other diversity units, allowing for maximum institutional gains, and establishing daily operational activities that center on evolving the institutional culture and capabilities. For further information, contact Jessamine Montero, senior officer for diversity and inclusion, at email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES: The Office of International Services is committed to assisting with the internationalization of the university by serving as a resource center; providing services to international students, faculty and scholars; assisting students and faculty going overseas; and integrating international students and scholars into campus and local community life. It welcomes visits at 114 Carruth Rizza Hall, calls to 724.738.2057, or connects to: http://www.sru.edu/pages/7588.asp.