The following faculty, staff and student recipients of the 2016-2017 Equity and Campus Diversity Programs Grants were celebrated at the 2017 Dr. Muriel A. Howard Presidential Awards Reception for Equity and Campus Diversity.
The reception was held in the Assembly Hall at the Campbell Student Union April 11, 2017 beginning at 3:00 PM.
Below is a description of the program grants and their purpose at Buffalo State.
The Equity and Campus Diversity Office, in partnership with the President’s Council on Equity and Campus Diversity, sponsors the Equity and Campus Diversity Program (mini) Grants.
Buffalo State’s Mission states:
Buffalo State is a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning.
To support this mission, the Equity and Campus Diversity Program Grants provide awards for projects, workshops, and activities that infuse diversity, global issues, and different perspectives in curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
Projects of superior merit directly related to diversity in the curriculum have been funded up to $1,000.00 with sufficient justification. Awards are contingent on available funds and approval by the President.
The 2016-2017 ECD Grants agreed to support ten programs related to diversity in the curriculum. The projects improved offerings in Intellectual Foundation/General Education diversity courses, expanded international and multicultural aspects of the curriculum in an academic discipline, and/or increased out of classroom experiences for students with diverse people and communities.
The projects supported guest speakers on a diversity or global topic in a discipline or curriculum, infused diversity of ideas, perspectives and/or values into the curriculum and/or expanded the inclusion of issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, persons with disabilities, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or other areas related to diversity.
Please see how the talented and resourceful community of Buffalo State enhanced our mission on campus with the following awards.
“New Developments in the Study of Race and Politics” submitted by Rick Fleming, Ph.D., Music Department
“One Love Foundation – Escalation Workshop and Yards for Yeardley” submitted by Weigel Health Promotions
“Men Who Network” submitted by AAMEN (African American Men Empowering Network)
“Addressing ‘Othering’ with Oral Histories, Storytelling, and Self Care Practices” submitted by Eve Everette, M.A., Theater Department and Heather Gring, M.A., Burchfield Penney Art Center
“The 6th Cross-Border Post Keynesian Conference: Populism, Heterodoxy, and Globalization” submitted by Joelle Leclaire, Ph.D., Economics and Finance Department
“Death and Dissent at Kent State in the 1960s” submitted by John Abromeit, Ph.D., History and Social Studies Education
“I Am Culture” submitted by the Caribbean Student Organization, USG
“Flag Football Showdown” submitted by Best Buddies, BSC, USG
“Human Library of Buffalo” submitted by Leah Galka, M.L.I.S., Butler Library
“The Women Changing Arts Leadership Festival and Symposium” submitted by Buffalo State Guitar Club, USG
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