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Updates from the CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team

The CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team is pleased to announce its new listserve, providing access to information related to diversity and inclusion activities within our college and on campus. This listserve will not be open to non-CFAES faculty, staff or students, therefore you will need to subscribe. Messages will be sent only as needed. To subscribe, please click here.

New small grants program

The CFAES Diversity Catalyst team is very excited to offer small grants to be used for diversity and inclusion initiatives for the second year. Grants are up to $500, and all faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Nov. 30. Applications should be submitted electronically to Kathy Lechman at All funds must be used by June 30, 2014. Please click here (pdf) to download the application. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Lechman at

Professional development grants

For the second year, the CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team is pleased to offer professional development grants. These are grants of up to $500 that are available to all faculty and staff to use for professional development related to gaining skills that will be used to enhance teaching and contribute to an inclusive environment. Please click here (go under the "News" heading) to download the application. All applications should be submitted to Cynthia Toler at A sub-committee of the CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team will determine the award recipients, and preference will be given to first-time applicants.