Friday, March 31, 2017

"From Separate to Equal" film viewing as part of diversity awards celebration, 4/12

April 12, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wahl Hall West Auditorium

In a lead up to the 2017 EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Awards Ceremony on 4/20, a special film viewing will take place.  "From Separate to Equal" tells the story of the desegregation of Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, with references to KU Medical Center.  The film was created by KU faculty member Kevin Willmott, who will be be the keynote speaker at the 4/20 Awards Ceremony.

This is a "brown bag" event, with popcorn provided.

Friday, March 17, 2017

WIMS Diversity Panel: Successfully Navigating the Academic Pipeline, 4/27

 “Successfully Navigating the Academic Pipeline:  
Recruitment, Retention and Advancement of Diverse Faculty.”

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time:  Noon-1 p.m. (box lunch to first 50, pick up in SON G011 11:30-12:00)
Location: School of Nursing G013 Auditorium
Co-Sponsorship: WIMS and EVCs Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet

Goals of the Panel and Panelist Discussion will include:
                                                              i.      Discussion of current efforts to attract women to pursue careers in medicine across the country, regionally and locally
                                                            ii.       Discussion of Recruitment and retention of a talented and diverse faculty for academic medicine  across the country, regionally and locally
                                                          iii.       Discussion of Creating excellent educational, clinical and research cultures across academic medical centers (AMCs) across the country, regionally and locally.

Objectives of the Panel and Panelist Discussion will be to:
                                                              i.       Share current successes, challenges and barriers to recruitment through panelist experiences and examples
                                                            ii.      Build on current successes to improve gaps in recruitment and retention

1.       Continued discussions with various entities on campus such as the EVC’s Diversity Cabinet; Human Resources; Office of  Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development; WIMS  

Diversity & Inclusion Symposium: Refugees in the Health System, 4/18

The inaugural EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Symposium; 
Refugees in the Health System 

April 18, 2017
School of Nursing Auditorium and Atrium
7:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m.         Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.         Refugee 101:  

8:45 a.m.         Refugee Health Issues & Best Practices
9:30 a.m.         Break 

9:45 a.m.         Local issues
10:30 a.m.       Refugee Health Issues & Best Practices
11:15 a.m.       Break

11:30               Lunch 
                       Resettlement Stress and Mental Health of Refugees
12:30 p.m.       Discussion

12:45               Closing Remarks and Evaluation

Diversity & Inclusion Award Ceremony & Keynote Address by Kevin Willmott,4/20

2017 EVC Diversity & Inclusion Award Ceremony & Keynote Address

April 20, 2017
School of Nursing Auditorium

11:30  EVC Doug Girod remarks and award winners
12:00  Kevin Willmott, KU faculty member and filmmaker keynote address

"Dr. King and Being Creatively Maladjusted"

Reception with light lunch
Murphy Lobby

Join EVC Doug Girod and colleagues to honor the annual diversity and inclusion award winners. Special keynote speaker Kevin Willmott, KU faculty member and filmmaker, will share thoughts on building inclusive, welcoming environments. Reception with light lunch immediately following in Murphy Lobby.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

KU SOM-Wichita recognizes National Women's History Month with film screening, 3/27

KU School of Medicine-Wichita recognizes National Women's History Month: 

From the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon to
the birth of Ms. Magazine, learn about this milestone era and the women who led it.

The Wichita Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group is hosting its inaugural event during National Women’s History Month by offering the film screening of “Women Who Make America.”

Join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, for a brown bag luncheon in the Daniel K. Roberts Amphitheater. The featured facilitator will be Dr. Chinyere Okafor, director of the Center for Women’s Studies and chair of the Department of Women’s Studies and Religion at Wichita State University.

Please RSVP to Crystal Nevins at by Wednesday, March 22.

Continue our journey by joining us Monday, April 3, as we wrap up “Women Who Make America” by showing “Charting a New Course.”
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Daniel K. Roberts Amphitheater
Brown Bag Luncheon

Event coordinated by the Wichita Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group members.

New Kansas Center for Cultural Competency Advancement now available online

The Kansas Action Coalition announces a new virtual center for cultural competency learning is available.   The Kansas Center for Cultural Competency Advancement (KCCCA) is available at 

The center was created to be a hub for nurses invested in cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and health equity. The center will provide current and relevant resources for implementing culturally competent nursing care and addressing issues that impact the provision of care to individuals, families, and communities in Kansas.  

There are resources for nurses, nurse faculty, nursing students, and organizations to support quality nursing care across the state.  A community space for discussions around important topics related to diversity, inclusion, health disparities, and equity is an additional feature.  

For further information, please contact:

Jill Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas School of Nursing

Telephone: 913-588-3396

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Native Voices: Rising Up Against Health & Educational Disparities, 4/7, LOCATION UPDATE

The EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet cordially invites you to attend

Native Voices: Rising Up Against Health & Educational Disparities
Friday, April 7, 2017

Performance and Posters 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Murphy Courtyard
Panel and Lunch 12:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1050 School of Nursing

Due to inclement weather, Native Voices will be in 
Francisco Lounge and Battenfeld Auditorium.

Lunch is provided and will feature traditional American Indian soups, bread and dessert.

Kindly RSVP 

Event sponsored by the EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet, the Center for American Indian Community Health and the Office of International Programs.