Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion | April 2022

Continuing A Legacy Of Selfless Service | Texas A&M Today

Texas A&M doctoral student Mason Alexander-Hawk ’24 learned of her relation to Sen. Matthew Gaines while advocating for his statue on the campus he helped establish. Story by Caitlin Clark…


4/06/2022

Lavender Graduation Celebration

6:00pm – 8:00pm CDT | TAMU Rudder Theater

Lavender Graduation is designed to support an institution’s mission of excellent service, specifically one that embraces, enhances, and celebrates the academic achievements of LGBTQ+ students and their allies.

Continuous Learning | April 2022


“Ok, I Know Better. How Do I Do Better?”: Applying Critical Consciousness in Higher Education While Simultaneously Holding the Roles of Student and Employee

Presenters:

Rafael Almanzar, MS, Academic Advisor III, Office for Student Success, Texas A&M University—College Station, TX; 

Patrice French, MSW, Manager, Organization Development & Diversity Initiatives, Texas A&M University—College Station, TX; 

Neil Golemo, MSEd, Director, Campus Living & Learning, Texas A&M University at Galveston— Galveston, TX;

Lauren Meyer, MS, Student Organization Recognition Specialist, Department of Student Activities, Texas A&M University—College Station, TX;

Billy Pugliese, MSE, Doctoral Candidate, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University—College Station, TX

April 20, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Abstract:

We will unpack the ethical and personal dilemmas that arise as one learns about the histories, gaps, and shortcomings within higher education and how those injustices continue to show up within our own professional spheres.

Registration:

Texas A&M employees (students, faculty, and staff) are encouraged to register using TrainTraq so that seminar is included on their training transcript. Community members and people who do not work for Texas A&M are welcome to register using this link
**Registration Ends: April 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Central Time).**


Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | April 2022

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How Online Gaming Can Possibly Help Mental Health, CEHD Researcher Finds | Texas A&M University, College of Education & Human Development

With the rise of technology and lack of in-person interaction due to the COVID-19 virus, people have started to search for personal connections through video game online networks…

WATCH

Improving your Diversity IQ | Doug Melville | TEDxSyracuseUniversity

Doug’s “Improving your Diversity IQ” talks about increasing diversity in the world and how diversity is your personal currency. Doug outlines nine alphabetized steps to help improve your diversity IQ.

LISTEN

Discrimination in Veterinary Medicine | Diversity Matters at AAVMC

Sociologist Adilia James, Ph.D., discusses her research on discrimination in the veterinary profession, qualitatively explores the experiences of those in under-represented groups, and sheds light on the realities of veterinarians of color.

Diversity & Inclusion Events | April 2022

Holidays and Celebrations

April 2022: Did you know that April is diversity month? It was officially designated as diversity month in 2004 with the goal of helping people gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other and their differences. To celebrate April diversity celebrations, consider new ways you can integrate diversity into your life.

4/02/2022

World Autism Awareness Day (People with Disabilities): A day that seeks to improve the lives of those who suffer from autism.


4/02/2022

Ramadan (Islamic): The first day of Islam’s sacred month in which Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dusk until dawn


4/06/2022

Lavender Graduation Celebration

6:00pm – 8:00pm CDT | TAMU Rudder Theater

Lavender Graduation is designed to support an institution’s mission of excellent service, specifically one that embraces, enhances and celebrates the academic achievements of LGBTQ+ students and their allies.


4/15/2022

Passover (Jewish): Start of Jewish holiday honoring the emancipation of the Isrealites in ancient Egypt.


4/17/2022

Easter (Christian): Most important holy day in the Christian faith, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus following his death.


4/22/2022

Earth Day (International): Celebrate the planet we live on, observed internationally in more than 192 countries.


4/21/2022 – 4/23/2022

Gathering of Nations (Native American): More than 500 Native tribes meet and celebrate various traditions and cultures.