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Diversity Week 2016 -Tuesday's Schedule

Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair  This panel discussion will explore the divisive language used during the election season and its impact on minority communities across America. Our panel of distinguished guests, will discuss the current political landscape from a Muslim-American and mediacentric perspective. The WVU Muslim Students Association hopes this discussion will identify problems and solutions to this issue and provide us with a framework for where we should go to promote unity across our nation and on this campus. 

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DDEI to Host Big 12 Chief Diversity Officers

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host the BIG 12 Chief Diversity Officer’s (CDO) which is a chapter of National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) on September 27 & 28. Big 12 CDO attending are comprised of Vice Presidents and Vice Provosts for diversity and inclusion. Diversity professionals from West Virginia colleges and universities have also be invited.

“We are honored that the Big 12 Chief Diversity Officers will be on the campus of West Virginia University and that so many of the Big 12 members will be in attendance” said West Virginia University Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President David M. Fryson who also serves as the Secretary of the Big 12 CDO Chapter. “We look forward to an impactful meeting and an opportunity to share experiences with our Big 12 diversity colleagues.”

A welcome mixer will kick-off the meeting on Tuesday evening at the new Morgantown Holiday Inn with welcome remarks from Provost Joyce McConnell and other university representatives followed by a business meeting for the Chief Diversity Officers.

The Wednesday meeting will begin with welcome remarks from President E. Gordon Gee. Other presentations include topics such as faculty recruitment and retention, and discussions on Big 12 campus diversity experiences. Lunch will be shared with representatives from the Center for Black Culture and Research, LGBTQ Center, Women’s Advance, Division of Student Life and the WVU Libraries.

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