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Diversity workshop scheduled for Nov. 1

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2005) -- "Affirming Diversity, Continuing the Conversation, Living and Working with Disability" is the fifth in a series of public discussions highlighting diversity at Ohio University. The panel discussion featuring faculty, staff and a doctoral student is a lunch hour conversation that will be held in the 1804 Lounge of Baker University Center on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

This series seeks to create awareness of and provide first-hand accounts of the experiences of diverse groups on the campus and within the community. Through discussion and personal narratives, members of the Ohio University community will discover more of the elements of diversity on this campus and suggestions aimed to enrich the campus by making it a more inclusive and diverse institution. All are invited to attend.

The panel, featuring a welcome from Provost Kathy Krendl, will be moderated by Kappy Fahey, director of disability services, and includes the following panelists:

  • Carolyn Cardenas Professor, School of Art
  • Milt Greek Computer Programmer, Computer Services
  • Carolyn Bailey Lewis Director, Telecommunications Center
  • Margaret Quinlan Doctoral Student in Communication Studies
  • J.W. Smith Associate Professor in Communication Studies

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the discussion live via streaming video by visiting http://streaming.cns.ohiou.edu/equity/.

The Affirming Diversity series is sponsored by the Office of the University Ombuds, the Office for Institutional Equity, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the President and the MLK Committee.

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