Kalamazoo Valley Community College

KVCC Foundation News Final deadline for KVCC Foundation grant requests

The KVCC Foundation has one last funding-request deadline for internal grant proposals for the 2009-10 academic year.

Those faculty and/or administrators seeking financial support must submit their proposals by April 23, with a decision coming May 7 by the KVCC Foundation Board of Trustees.

            For more information, contact Steve Doherty, KVCC director of development and foundation executive director, at extension 4442 or sdoherty@kvcc.edu.

Thanks to a KVCC Foundation grant of $2,200, dialogues on race, diversity and teaching at the community-college level are under way.

            It is co-funding a three-hour workshop for faculty on “What the Best College Teachers Do to Promote Inclusion.”  Instructor Jan White is leading those sessions at 4 p.m. in the lower level of the Center for New Media with the next one booked for  April 20.

The grant also led to the purchase of 50 copies of Beverly Tatum’s book titled “Can We Talk About Race?” Instructor Marie Rogers is leading those talks according to the following schedule:

v  Wednesday (March 24 ) at 7 a.m., in Room 7334 on the Texas Township Campus

v  Thursday (March 25) at noon in the lower level of the Center for New Media

v  Thursday (March 25) at 3 p.m. in Room 7334 on the Texas Township Campus

v  April 14 at 7 a.m. in Room 7334

v  April 15 at noon in the lower level of the Center for New Media

v  April 15 at 3 p.m. in Room 7334.

v  April 16 at noon in Room 7334.

KVCC’ers interested in participating in the “Can We Talk About Race?” sessions can obtain a copy of the book through Nancy Taylor.

All these discussions orchestrated by the Faculty Success Center will help lay the groundwork for the Kalamazoo Valley Museum hosting a major exhibition on race in the fall of 2010. 

The exhibit will be the focal point for a communitywide examination of the racial issues that too often tarnish the nation’s democracy and Constitution.

 

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