Dear Campus Community,

Join the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance as we celebrate Black History Month.  Our full event calendar can be found here.

Thursday, February 10 at 3:30-4pm Political Science Department (Virtual for only Ship faculty, staff, and students.  Ship credentials needed to join.) by: Ms. Jennifer Young, Graduate AssistantTitle: Forging a Path in Government: Groundbreaking Leaders of the Administrative StateDescription: Public Administration is the study of government and governing, and this presentation highlights 10 pivotal Black leaders of executive agencies. By no means is this examination comprehensive but is part of an overdue examination of the essential management Black administrators have provided in American government.

Friday, February 11 at 2:30-3pm Human Communication Studies (Virtual for only Ship faculty, staff, and students.  Ship credentials needed to join.) by: Dr. Kara LaskowskiTitle: Communication is Diverse: Scholars & ScholarshipDescription: This presentation highlights the work of select contemporary African American scholars in Communication Studies. By examining the theoretical contributions of distinguished scholars in the field, faculty members from Communication Studies will demonstrate the central role and enduring legacy of Black Communication Studies scholars – to the discipline, and to Shippensburg University.

Thursday, February 17 at  9:30am Grove College of Business Breakfast Speaker Series (In-Person – Grove Hall Forum)

Facilitators: Dr. Allison Watts and Dr. Yancy Edwards

Title: Paving Your Path to Success

Description: Three Shippensburg University alumni (Lynne Daley ’83-’85M, Jerome Dean ’82, and Alston Ellis ’03-‘07M) will share their paths to career success during this panel discussion.  Students will have the chance to ask questions and get tips on launching their own successful careers.  Continental breakfast will be served.

Thursday, February 24 at 4pm-4:30pm Ezra Lehman Library (Virtual for only Ship faculty, staff, and students. Ship credentials needed to join.) by: Professor Aaron DobbsTitle: Interrogating White Privilege in Library and Information Science: Contemporary Movers and ShakersDescription: The Library Department will present the work of two scholars in the field of library and information science who focus on social justice issues and strive to dismantle white bias and power in cultural heritage institutions. Library faculty will highlight the careers and accomplishments of Jarrett Drake, former digital archivist at Princeton University and current Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology department at Harvard University, and April Hathcock, Director of Scholarly Communications & Information Policy at New York University.

Friday, February 25 at noon Faculty Advising Lunch and Learn Series (In-Person Reisner Faculty Dining Hall) 

Facilitators: Dr. Samuel Benbow and Dr. Manuel Ruiz

Title: Multicultural Advising in an Increasingly Diverse World

Description: The numbers of racial or ethnic minority students on college campuses are growing steadily, and in the not-too-distant future, the “average” or “traditional” college student at many institutions may no longer be White (Huff & Harding, p.101, 2007). Drs. Sam Benbow and Manuel Ruiz will lead a discussion on ways to advise across cultures to minimize achievement gaps and increase success for both traditionally underrepresented students and all Ship students. Meal tickets will be provided.  Faculty Advisors should RSVP to Dr. Michael Levinstein at

Best,Dr. Manuel Ruiz (He, Him, His)Director of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionShippensburg UniversityOffice of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance(717) 477-1161