Cleveland State Presents Bridging Cultures Spring Lecture Series

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As a part of the Bridging Cultures Spring Lecture and film series, Cleveland State Community College presents “Building Respectful Living, Learning, and Working Environments” on Friday, Feb. 8 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center.

Susan King, education and outreach coordinator for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC) at Appalachian State University, is the facilitator for this three-hour interactive workshop that focuses on the fundamental and complex concepts of working together, learning together and living together in a diverse environment, by valuing and celebrating our differences. King’s presentation will explore these concepts in numerous ways and from various angles.

Ms. King completed the training modules "The Law of EEO" and "Harassment Prevention" at Cornell University IRA School, New York City, in April of 2010, and "Developing Diversity Training for the Workplace" and "Teaching Skills and Cultural Competency" with the National Multicultural Institute in Washington, D.C, in 2000 and 2004. She provides education modules on request to university units, departments, organizations, and classes. All workshops share the common theme of creating respectful living, learning, and working environments.

Ms. King has also facilitated or co-facilitated workshops for Appalachian District Health Departments of Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany Counties, Ashe Alternative School, Forsyth Technical Community College, Gardner-Webb University, Lees-McRae College Faculty, Mitchell County Employment Security Commission's Worker Retraining Program, and the 2011 Senior Class of North Wilkes High School.

The Bridging Cultures program series is free to the public and is made possible by Merck Foundation, in cooperation with the Cleveland State Community College Foundation. For more information, call 473-2341.



Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of Sept. 25

Cleveland High School and the Denning Center celebrate College App Week. The goal is for seniors to complete at least one college application and one scholarship during this week. All students and faculty are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirts. At CHS, there will be prize drawings for all grade levels wearing their favorite college gear. Seniors who show proof they ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Faculty And Staff Receive Degrees

The following faculty and staff at Cleveland State Community College have received degrees. Stanley Bryant has received an Associate of Applied Science, General Transfer, from CSCC.  Kimberly Harrington has received a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Sandy Whetmore, has received a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from Northcentral ... (click for more)

State Finds Photos Of Guns Used In Lookout Valley Murders On Morse's Phone, But Defense Says It Got Evidence Too Late

Prosecutors said Monday that there were six photos on the phone of Derek Morse of guns tied to the murder of three people at a Lookout Valley trailer park. However, defense attorney Dan Ripper said the phone should have been checked out years ago - not on the eve of the trial. He said he got the photos last Monday - the day before jury selection began. Prosecutor Lance ... (click for more)

Opportunity Zone Begins Effort To Transform 12 Low-Performing County Schools

The Hamilton County Department of Education announced the new Opportunity Zone team that officials said "will ensure every student is post-secondary ready." The schools in this zone are: Brainerd High, The Howard School, East Lake Middle Academy, Dalewood Middle, Orchard Knob Middle, Barger Academy of Fine Arts, Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy, Clifton Hills ... (click for more)

Titans Hide In The Locker Room

This Sunday, as has been widely reported, the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks both chose to remain in their respective locker rooms during the playing of the National Anthem at Nissan Stadium.  Besides the fact that the NFL game operations manual has a rule regarding player behavior during the playing of the National Anthem which requires them to stand at attention ... (click for more)

Roy Exum - ‘Let’s Talk Real Life’

In mid-November of 2015, the Missouri football team very unwisely went on strike. A black student had refused to eat until a list of racially-based demands were met. Some on the football team were sympathetic and it quickly morphed into the biggest catastrophe in the annals of higher education. The university would lose hundreds of millions, athletic donations dropped 72 percent, ... (click for more)