UCF will host several events in November to recognize and honor the service of our Veterans during national Veterans Month:
- Nov 2nd Noon to 1:30pm Lunch provided. CSEL 121
Breaking Contact: Soldier to Civilian, a Success Story
By Dr. Bryce Carpenter, Educational Outreach Programs Officer
- November 16 – 4:00PM – 5:30PM CNH 146
Military 101 An Introduction to the American Armed Forces
Army Veteran Dr. Barbara Gannon and Marine Corps Veteran John Grande will host this workshop which focuses on the history, structure, and current issues of the United States Military branches. Dr. Barbara Gannon is an Associate Professor in the History Department at UCF. An Army veteran herself, Gannon has published several critically acclaimed books focused on military history, veterans, and the American Civil War. John Grande is the Project Manager of the University of Central Florida Community Veterans History Project, a project focused on collecting veteran’s stories. He is also a four year veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
24 faculty and staff members gathered for one afternoon each month this past academic year for self-reflection, respectful group dialogues, and introspective approaches to difficult diversity and inclusion topics.
As of Fall 2016, 25% of the UCF student body identifies as Hispanic/Latino, placing UCF on the cusp of federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). This session will provide a general overview of the Developing HSI Program, as well as explore the ways in which UCF faculty and staff members can help cultivate an inclusive HSI culture.
Dr. Muñiz is the Assistant Director of MASS and President of LaFaSA here at UCF.
- Tuesday, February 7 from 1-2pm in Global UCF room 101
Please note we’ll be rolling out a new registration system sometime this semester, but for now, registration is the same: Faculty, USPS, A&P register on MyUCF, OPS and students register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, UCFID, course title and date.
We’re looking forward to a great semester!
The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is continuing the “BE YOU” Storytelling Project – the sharing of the life stories of our diverse students, faculty and staff in our semester newsletter, as well as at campus events. Every member of the UCF community brings their own life story and combination of identities and experiences to our campus, and UCF is the richer for it.