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Dick Gregory to Headline NC State's Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration on Monday, January 13, 2014

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the African American Cultural Center will bring Dick Gregory to NC State for the 2014 MLK Campus Commemoration on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at McKimmon Center. This campus celebration is free and open to the public. The entire NC State campus community is invited to attend.

Dick Gregory was on the front line in the sixties during the Civil Rights Era. Today he continues to be a "drum major for justice and equality."

Born in 1932 in St. Louis, Gregory is an African American comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians. By 1962, Gregory had become a nationally known headline performer, selling out nightclubs, making numerous national television appearances, and recording popular comedy albums.

From an early age, Gregory demonstrated a strong sense of social justice. While a student at Sumner High School in St. Louis, he led a march protesting segregated schools. Later, inspired by the work of leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Gregory took part in the Civil Rights Movement and used his celebrity status to draw attention to such issues as segregation and disfranchisement. In 1992, he began a program called "Campaign for Human Dignity" to fight crime in St. Louis neighborhoods.

We hope to see you next Monday evening at this special celebration!

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Career Development Center Holding Business Clothing Drive

The NC State Career Development Center and the Raleigh Colleges and Community Collaborative will be coordinating a clothing drive on January 6-13, 2014. Their goal is to provide under-resourced college students at NC State with professional clothing for upcoming interviews and career fairs.

They will be collecting business attire and also clothing of ANY kind (even children's). They have a community partner willing to trade casual clothes for professional items. Items can be brought to the Career Development Center at 2100 Pullen Hall or please contact Kelly Laraway if you need a pick-up.

Do You Know About University Recreation's Diversity and Inclusion Adventure Experience?

Through funds from the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, University Recreation offered its first Diversity and Inclusion Adventure Experience (DIVE) last semester. The program will be offered once more over Spring Break 2014!

Any NC State student is eligible to participate in DIVE. There will be a required informational meeting on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00PM or Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 6:00-7:00PM in the Playzone at Carmichael Recreation Center. DIVE is seeking students who are leaders in their organizations and who have a desire to positively impact the overall NC State community by celebrating difference. Applications will be given out at the informational sessions.

The DIVE trip will take place over Spring Break 2014 from  Saturday, March 8, 2014 through Saturday, March 15, 2014.This trip is free for all student participants. Outdoor Adventures will provide all necessary gear, food, clothing, and instruction to safely live in the woods for 8 days.   

Applications for this trip will open on February 5, 2014. Decisions will be made by February 12, 2014.Find out more on the DIVE website.

Save the Date: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at NC State Women's Basketball
On Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:00PM, enjoy games, food, and photos with Mr. and Ms. Wuf at Wolfpack Women v. Boston College, sponsored by the Staff Senate Diversity Committee, Athletics, and OIED.