College of Education
P-16 Event Archives
November 2 / DOING MORE
The Panel: Andrea Arce-Trigatti, Instructor Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction; Sayota Knight, Office of Admissions; Chad Luke, Assoc. Professor Counseling & Psychology; Troy Smith, Assoc. Professor History. The discussion covered...what’s next. How do we move forward? Where does formal and informal education fit here? What are the virtues and advantages of diversity both professionally and personally? Hosted by Robert & Gloria Bell Hall.
October 5 / CULTURAL IMPACT
The Panel: Troy Smith, Assoc. Professor History; Sayota Knight, School of Business Administration Alumna. The discussion addressed social effects of stereotyping and the social empowerment of increased minority representation and participation in multiple media outlets over time as well as tactics to pit minorities against one another to prevent a collective move forward. Hosted by the Millard Oakley STEM Center.
September 7 / PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT
The Panel: Andrea Arce-Trigatti, Instructor Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction; Bobby Adams, College of Engineering PhD student; Chad Luke, Assoc. Professor Counseling & Psychology. The discussion focused on microtrauma, PTSD, effects of racism on the oppressed and oppressor, cognitive diversity, and team dynamics. Hosted by Robert & Gloria Bell Hall.
August 3 / SOCIAL IMPACT
The Panel: Makeela Wells, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Betsie Garner, Assistant Professor of Sociology review privilege and identity marker activities and conversations on housing inequality. Hosted by the Millard Oakley STEM Center.
July 20 / HISTORY OF RACE
The panel featured Lewis Diuguid, Author and Certified Diversity Facilitator, Troy Smith, Assoc. Professor of History, and Bette Tate-Beaver, Executive Director of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) for a discussion of the historical origins of the construction of race: the use of race in the slave trade, its use in dividing poor whites and freed slaves, the scientific evidence that disproves race, institutionalized racism, and more. Hosted by the Millard Oakley STEM Center.
December 1 & 3:
HONORING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
A two-day event kicking off on December 1 with a panel discussion, The Civil Rights Movement: Have We Achieved Equity? The panelists included Tom Savage (NAACP), Andrew Smith (Tennessee Tech), Karen Ramsey-Idem (Cummins, Inc.), Dr. Quinton Cancel (IMPACT), and Dr. Charles Womack (Cookeville City Council); moderated by Damon Prince (Ficosa). Hosted by the historic Putnam Co. Courthouse.
On December 3, Donzaleigh Abernathy featured the presentation, The Importance of the Civil Rights Movement: What Was Accomplished and What’s Left to Do. Ms. Abernathy is the youngest daughter of Reverend Dr. Ralph David, co-founder of the American Civil Rights Movement, and Juanita Jones Abernathy. Born in the midst of the movement, her father and his best friend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. established the non-violent social activism that changed the course of American history. Abernathy is an actress and activist. Hosted by Robert & Gloria Bell Hall.
November 3 / IMPLICIT BIAS WORKSHOP
The panel: Karen Ramsey-Idem, a Global Technical Operations Excellence and Capacity Planning Leader for Cummins Inc. In the past 20 years she has held a variety of technical responsibilities including leading an analysis and design organization will on an expat assignment in India. Chris Sowers, is a Global Technical Experts Leader for Cummins, Inc., as well as a fellow executor of the Facilitated Inclusion Discussion workshops. The workshop addressed the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Hosted by the Millard Oakley STEM Center.