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WOW: Women of Welch
The women of Welch Village recently met with Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, professor at Tulane University and host of "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC.

The WOW (Women of Welch) is a living and learning community that is focused on empowering women, gaining leadership skills, advocating for social justice and building self-awareness.

Women of Welch with Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

On September 10, 2012, WOW had the opportunity to travel to Wake Forest University to sit down with Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry. Dr. Harris-Perry is professor of Political Science at Tulane University and also hosts her own weekend morning show on MSNBC. The women had an hour before her scheduled lecture to pick her brain and ask questions about her work. Dr. Harris-Perry was very personable and candid with the women and offered advice on a number of topics. The time with her was eye-opening and inspiring. All who attended were empowered and are bringing that fire back to the NC State community.

The WOW Factor: Transforming Sisterhood into Social Justice. The Women of Welch (WOW) Village was created to enhance women's experience outside the classroom through a focus on empowerment, leadership development, self-awareness, and diversity/social justice. The WOW Village strives to create a holistic community that fosters individual women's growth and development while challenging residents to act as citizens of a global community.

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The WOW Village brings together women, primarily those in their first year, but also women from all class years and academic majors in Welch Hall. This residential program aims to support, empower, connect and develop female leaders at NC State. The Women of Welch are continually engaged in their residential setting through specialized in hall programming as well as campus and community involvement and mentoring.

If you are interested in learning more about WOW, please feel free to visit our page on the University Housing website or follow us on Twitter: @NCSUWOW.

Opening: Men and Masculinity Coordinator at the Women's Center
The NC State Women's Center is pleased to announce a new position for a Men and Masculinity Coordinator. This position is a one-year grant-funded position renewable for up to three years based on continued funding of the federal Violence Against Women Act. Please see the job posting to apply.
Diversity Mini-Grant Program
The Office of the Provost, through the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, is soliciting proposals for the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives and research projects that further the academic mission of the university. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on October 5, 2012. Please see the program guidelines for more information.
Diversity Announcements

For diversity-related announcements, events, opportunities, and articles from NC State and beyond, please see the new OIED Announcements website. Also included are OIED links and resources.

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