April 25, 2013
Don’t miss the Campus Wide Elections for the Campus Feminist Organization. Held on May 2 at 5 p.m. in the Women’s Center on the first floor of Bridges Hall.
Elections will be for two Co-Leaders, Secretary, and a Treasurer position. Read the rest of this entry →
April 09, 2013
Kathryn Kottenbrock to present flood research at SAC April 16
By Emily Farwell
Casselton, N.D., native Kathryn Kottenbrock is an advocate for homeless women in the Fargo-Moorhead area
Kottenbrock, a women’s and gender studies major, was inspired to learn about the invisible women who were negatively affected by the Red River Valley flood of 2009 through her internship with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. She engaged in advocacy work for people who were homeless and was asked if she wanted to be involved in a research project about how the flood of 2009 affected women. Read the rest of this entry →
March 19, 2013
This week, three events will take place in the Women’s Center, Bridges 154, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Tuesday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m., Shannon Terry, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, will give a presentation titled “From Exclusion to Inclusion: Women in Sociology.” Read the rest of this entry →
March 19, 2013
Linda Different Cloud, an ethnobotanist whose work focuses on the ecological restoration of culturally important plants, will present a lecture titled “Restoring Plants, Restoring People: Ecological Restoration on the Path to Cultural Renaissance” Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m the Center for Business, Room 109. There will also be an open house reception for Different Cloud from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the American Indian Research and Resource Center in the Comstock Memorial Union, Room 111. Read the rest of this entry →
March 15, 2013
The University of Minnesota is hosting the 10th annual Women’s Health Research Conference called Optimizing Women’s Health Through a Life Course Approach. The conference is Sept. 16, 2013.
Visit their website to learn more about the conference and how to register.
March 05, 2013
Women’s and Gender Studies and the Women’s Center are sponsoring two events in celebration of “Sewing Seeds: International Women’s Day Eve,” Thursday, March 7. The first event is a Women’s Center Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme is “Soup and Seeds.” There will be warm soup for eating and heirloom seeds to take home and plant in the spring. Read the rest of this entry →
February 21, 2013
Dr. Lisa Weasel, a biologist and interdisciplinary scholar whose work seeks to connect science and social justice, gives a public talk at Minnesota State University Moorhead Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Science Lab 118 to celebrate Women’s History Month. Weasel will be speaking about “Embodying Intersectionality: Feminist Perspectives on Health and Environment.”
Weasel’s interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on feminist science studies, environmental health, and food, ethics and sustainability. Winner of the esteemed CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, Weasel is a valued affiliate of Project Kaleidoscope’s Faculty for the 21st Century and is the author of the book Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food, and a co-editor of the anthology Feminist Science Studies: A New Generation. She is also a frequent speaker to community and educational groups on topics relating to the possible social repercussions of science and technology.
An avid advocate for women in science, Weasel received an A.B. manga cum laude in Biology from Harvard and her PhD in Cell and Molecular biology from the University of Cambridge. She is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Portland State University. Read the rest of this entry →
February 20, 2013
The Campus Feminist Organization is having a meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in Bridges 154. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend to learn how to be involved.
There are many exciting opportunities to be involved and to raise awareness and engagement on campus as well as have fun. Join the meeting to learn more.
February 12, 2013
You are invited to the Women’s Center, Rainbow Dragon Center, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion Open House on Feb. 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the Women’s Center, 154 Bridges.
Enjoy light refreshments and learn about 2013-2014 work opportunities and find out more about the events we host and work we do on campus to create an inclusive environment for all students. All are welcome!
January 29, 2013
Katie Kottenbrock, MSUM Women’s and Gender Studies major, speaks at the first Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series event of the semester. Kottenbrock’s presentation is titled: “The Many Facets of Gender-based Violence: my work with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless.” The event is set for Friday, Feb. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Women’s Center, Bridges 154. Read the rest of this entry →
January 24, 2013
Do you want to make a difference and affect the minds of people around you? Do you see sexism on our campus? Do you want change?
Join us at the first Campus Feminist Organization meeting of the year Thursday, Jan. 31. The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the Women’s Center, Bridges 154. Read the rest of this entry →
November 27, 2012
Sherry Lee Short, Art & Design, who is also the Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, had her essay, “Arriving,” published in the Age and Ageism issue of Rain and Thunder.
Rain and Thunder is an independent feminist journal that publishes works that synthesize theory and practice and build activism.
November 08, 2012
Students from Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón’s class WS415 Media and Diverse Identities will broadcast a collection of audio documentaries they produced on a range of topics including gender constructions in the media, the role of social media in our lives, fat acceptance, and the representation of women newscasters in local and national media. The show will air on Dragon Radio KMSC 1500AM Friday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. Breann Lenzmeier and Sarah Crawford will DJ the show and it will also be available streaming live on the Dragon Radio website.
November 08, 2012
Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and students participated in the 12th Annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference, hosted at MSUM on Oct. 26.
Claudia Murphy, Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, presented with WGS majors Kathryn Kottenbrock and Tiffany Zilka in a panel titled “The Spreading Waters—Feminist Perspective on the Flooding of the Red River of the North”. Murphy spoke about teaching a contextualized STEM module on local floods; Kottenbrock spoke about invisible women and the flood of 2009; Zilka spoke about students and the flood of 2009. The three are engaged in ongoing research on these subjects. Read the rest of this entry →
October 17, 2012
Andrea Quijada, Executive Director of the Media Literacy Project, will speak at MSUM in the Comstock Memorial Union on Friday, Oct. 26, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Her presentation is titled “Girl Tech: Intersections of Media and Reproductive Justice.”
The Media Literacy Project, based in Albuquerque, N.M., focuses on creating affordable media access for all community members. It challenges values that center on heterosexual families, limit social debate, and marginalize families, communities, and women of color. Read the rest of this entry →
October 12, 2012
Mara Morken will be the Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Speaker on Friday, Oct. 19, 11:30-12:30 p.m., in the Women’s Center (Bridges 154), at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Morken is a community artist and a LGBTQ community organizer who moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Fargo-Moorhead two years ago. In New York, she was involved in a number of art projects, including a mural project in a low-income neighborhood in collaboration with a homeless LGBTQ youth. Read the rest of this entry →
October 09, 2012
Kandace Creel Falcón, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Beatriz Castro, Women’s and Gender Studies minor, and President of O.L.A. student group, presented their short documentary research project “Latina/o Voices: Highlighting our Successes at MSUM” at the Minnesota Network of Latina/os in Higher Education 6th Annual Summit Saturday, Oct. 6.Three additional O.L.A. members – Yastín Beltran, Christine LaCoursiere, and Kathryn Lucero, also attended the summit where they networked with other Latina/o student organizations from St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Morris. Read the rest of this entry →
September 17, 2012
Kandace Creel Falcón, Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, and Kathryn Kottenbrock, Women’s and Gender Studies major, took part in the Northwest Women’s Economic Equality Summit on September 12, 2012. Kottenbrock was representing the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless for which she is completing an internship credit through WGS. The summit brought together policy advocates, service providers and scholars to address the gendered realities of poverty in the state of Minnesota.
September 06, 2012
Kris Kitko will be the Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Speaker on Friday, September 14. The event will take place in the Women’s Center (BR 154), from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kitko will be discussing her activist work and its relationship to her music.
Kris Kitko is a singer-songwriter hailing from Bismarck. Of Kitko, the Chicago Tribune has written, “In the time-honored folk tradition, she’s got her share of songs with a political edge, but she combines them with her disarming sense of humor. Kitko has considerable talent.”
As an activist, much of her recent focus has been through work with Bakken Watch, an organization dedicated to documenting and providing information about the health and environmental issues associated with “fracking.” Read the rest of this entry →
September 06, 2012
A barbeque and music by singer-songwriter Kris Kitko will kick off the 2012 Take Back the Night event Thursday, September 13, on the MSUM campus mall. Events begin at 5:30 p.m. and include a poetry slam, speakers, a march around campus and a candlelight vigil. The event is free and open to the campus community.
Take Back the Night events seek to increase awareness of violence against women. In the United States, one in five college women have been raped at some point in their lifetimes, according to One in Four, a national non-profit working to end sexual assault and rape on university campuses. Read the rest of this entry →