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"Diversity Dialects" Workshop Reflection

CED Spotlight Awards

2015 Passport Culminating Reception 

25th Annual NC State Pow-Wow 

Graduating Students 

Upcoming Events


Job Fair for Teacher
Tuesday, April 21
2nd Floor Poe Hall

Open to all May and Summer 2015 Graduates 
Last Day of Class
Friday, April 24
Reading Days
Monday, April 27
Tuesday, April 28
Final Exams 
Wednesday, April 29 - Thursday, May 7
Spring 2015
College of Education Undergraduate 

Saturday, May 9
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Summer Session I 
Monday, May 18 - Tuesday, June 23
Summer Session II 
Thursday, June 25 - Friday, July 31
Congratulations CED Graduates! 

Best wishes to the following students graduating
Spring 2015! 
Octavius Andrews
Jessica Anstead
Katherine Atkinson
Marcellus Ballard
Molly Basdeo
Hok Chun Chan
Naomi De Guzman
Ryan Doggett
Oluwafunso Falegan
Carmina Ferreras
Christina Frazier
Tequila Gilmore
Lauren Harper
Sean Hines
Christina Holdsclaw
RaJohn Jones
Grace Kato
Gregory Key
Sarah Lim
Michael Llaury
Brenden Mizell
Danielle Muita
Alexandria Pitts
Raveen Reese
Tina Rhyne 
Jessica Schwartz
Wally Trevino 
Abigail Tucker
Camirra Williamson 
"Diversity Dialects"
Workshop Reflection 


By: Jasmin Nabors
Junior, Elementary Education  

On Friday April 9th, I hosted a workshop about the diversity of dialects. Dr. Stephany Dunstan, Assistant Director for Academic Student Affairs, gave a presentation that discussed dialects, how they are an aspect of diversity, and the assumptions that can be made about a person because of the dialect they speak. From Dr. Dunstan’s presentation I gathered three important take-aways:

  1. Be aware of the biases you may hold about certain dialects.
  2. Embrace your own dialect in your classroom.
  3. Everyone speaks a dialect.

Some attendees talked about how they change the way they speak when they are in the classroom because they do not want their students to think of them in a negative way. Dr. Dunstan talked about how embracing your dialect is actually beneficial to your students because it gives you a way to relate and connect with them. Also, when we hide our dialects from others, we could be hiding ourselves from people who speak exactly like us or could even be sending the message that our dialect is not one that should be spoken. When we embrace our own dialect and those of others, we tell our students that all dialects are unique, special, and valued. Dialect is often not considered a form of diversity. After seeing this presentation I now know that dialect is another form of diversity to include and embrace in my own future classroom!  

College of Education
Spotlight Awards 

Wednesday, April 8
Janay Graham poses with Dean Fleener after being honored with the Community Service Award. 
These students were honored with the Outstanding Club Member Award. Pictured from left to right: Tacey Miller (Teaching Fellows), Lisa LaFountain (SNCAE), Lesley Murray (Pi Omega Pi), Dean Fleener, Cayla Green (Passport to Success), Margaret Leak (NCCTM), and Brittany Morrison (Education Council). 
Naomi De Guzman, Golden Apple Future Teacher Award Nominee, poses with Dean Fleener. 
2015 Passport 
Culminating Reception
Wednesday, March 18

Congratulations to the Passport to Success students who finished the program this spring! The students shared their culminating presentations at a reception in METRC. 

Naomi De Guzman
Mollie Fitzgerald
Brookylnn Haas
Jennifer Iwerks
Margaret Leak
Jordan Miller
Jasmin Nabors
Rachel Wildhaber
Passport graduates pictured from left to right: Jasmin Nabors, Rachel Wildhaber, Jennifer Iwerks, Brooklynn Haas, Jordan Miller, Mollie Fitzgerald, and Margaret Leak. Not pictured: Naomi De Guzman. 
25th Annual NC State Pow-Wow
On Saturday, March 21, Multicultural Student Affairs hosted the 25th-annual NC State Pow-Wow.  
The Pow-Wow featured traditional Native American dances and drumming, craft vendors, and food. Dance and drum contests were also held in a variety of categories.
Pictures courtesy of NC State Multicultural Student Affairs.
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