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Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón presented paper at inaugural Latina/o Studies conference in Chicago

Posted on July 22, 2014

Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón (Women’s and Gender Studies) presented a paper, “Railway Origins: Uncovering the Tracks of Mexicana Lives in Kansas via Chicana Feminist Methodologies” at the inaugural Latina/o Studies conference in Chicago July 17-19. Two Organización Latina Americana (OLA) student officers also attended the conference – Melissa Gonzalez (WGS and Spanish majors), and Miguel Zarco (Finance) to help shape OLA’s student organization goals next academic year.

Creel Falcón named Women’s and Gender Studies Director

Posted on May 16, 2014

Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón is the new Women’s and Gender Studies Director. Her term will begin in the Fall 2014 semester and will last for three years.

Dr. Creel Falcón is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at MSUM. She teaches courses on feminist theory from a woman of color intersectional approach, digital media production for social justice, and popular culture. She values a practical application of feminist thought into direct action in her pedagogical approach and her scholarship. Read the rest of this entry →

Application for the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

Posted on May 09, 2014

Applications are being accepted from faculty for the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. The Director serves a three-year term and receives 6 credits per year of reassign time. The program is located with the Department of History, Languages, Critical Race and Women’s Studies and offers a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies, a Certificate in Women and Science, and minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and in Women’s Health. The Director of Women’s and Gender Studies is responsible for coordinating the Women’s and Gender Studies program offerings, integrating the program with the university curriculum, teaching Women’s and Gender Studies courses when possible, publicizing and promoting the program, and serving as a general resource and spokesperson for the program. Click link for full position and instructions for applying.

Director of Women’s and Gender Studies applications being accepted

Posted on April 23, 2014

Applications are being accepted from faculty for the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. The Director serves a three-year term and receives 6 credits per year of reassign time. The program is located within the Department of History, Languages, Critical Race, and Women’s Studies and offers a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies, a Certificate in Women and Science, and minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and in Women’s Health. Read the rest of this entry →

Students chosen to present Workshop at FEMMSS5 Conference in August

Posted on April 01, 2014

Students Kate Lucero and Whitney Oxendahl are working with faculty to develop a case study on the Hydraulic Fracturing taking place on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Lucero and Oxendahl will be presenting this work at the FEMMSS5 Conference.

Lucero is a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy and Oxendahl is majoring in Sustainability – Environmental Science emphasis with a minor in Biosciences. The two students are working with an interdisciplinary faculty team consisting of Claudia Murphy, Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy, Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, Alison Wallace, Biosciences and Sara Anderson, Biosciences. The FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodologies and Science Studies) Conference will be held at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario in August 10-13, 2014.

MSUM Rainbow Scholarship

Posted on March 26, 2014

The GLBT Rainbow Endowed Scholarship was founded in 1999 by MSUM alumni, faculty and staff. The endowment recognizes students’ affirmation of GLBT identity and/or encourages service and leadership to the GLBT community. Award amounts are $500 to $1,000. Deadline is April 21, 2014.

GLBT-Scholarship-Application-2014

Poetry reading on campus tonight

Posted on March 12, 2014

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the MSUM Women’s Center is sponsoring a poetry reading by Mariahedessa Ekere Tallie.

CMU 101, MSUM (free and open to the public)
March 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Q&A and book signing to follow)

More info at www.ekeretallie.com Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s and Gender Studies professor, Kandace Creel Falcon, talks with WDAY on recent change to Facebook

Posted on February 19, 2014

Facebook users have a few more options to identify themselves
By: Becky Parker, WDAY
www.wday.com

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -For many, a social networking profile is an online identity.

And today, Facebook took a step to allow people to identify themselves the way they want.

Users can now choose from 58 different gender options.

The change from Facebook was announced and implemented this afternoon.

A software engineer for Facebook, who is going through a gender transformation, says, for many, the change will mean nothing. Read the rest of this entry →

Falcón served on U of M panel

Posted on December 16, 2013

Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón, Women and Gender Studies, served as a panelist for the Engaging Pedagogies Colloquia sponsored by the Department of Potsecondary Teaching and Learning held at the University of Minnesota December 12, 2013. The colloquium “Engagement Matters: Community Engagement and the Purpose of Higher Education” invited faculty from five different institutions to discuss how has community engagement shaped one’s perspective on the purpose of higher education.

Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium cancelled

Posted on November 21, 2013

This Friday’s Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium, “A Solo Woman Backpacker,” is cancelled. It will be rescheduled at another time.

A Solo Woman Backpacker

Posted on November 19, 2013

The third Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium speaker for fall 2013 will be Sherry Lee Short. She will talk about solo backpacking from a personal and feminist perspective. Short is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Design and is the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. BR 154, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22.

Dr. Steven Bolduc to serve as Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

Posted on November 04, 2013

Professor Steven Bolduc, Economics, has been appointed Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, effective January 2014.

Steve studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (B.S., 1993) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D., 2001). He is trained as an institutional economist—a tradition rooted in the work of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, and John R. Commons—and has written on industrial policy, political economics, and ecological economics. Read the rest of this entry →

Anita Bender to speak on The Impact of Landscape in a University Setting

Posted on October 28, 2013

Anita Bender, Director of MSUM’s Women’s Center, will be the guest speaker for the next Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Presentation. Her topic will be “The Impact of Landscape in a University Setting: A Look at Selected Spaces at Minnesota State University Moorhead.” The talk will take place  Friday, Nov. 1, at 11:30 a.m. in BR 154. Free and open to the public.

Anita Bender’s Women’s and Gender Studies colloquium presentation rescheduled

Posted on October 17, 2013

Anita Bender’s presentation on “The Impact of Landscape on a University Setting” has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, at 11:30 a.m., in BR 154. It will not take place this Friday.

Anita Bender to Speak on The Impact of Landscape in a University Setting

Posted on October 08, 2013

Anita Bender, Director of MSUM’s Women’s Center, will be the guest presenter for the next Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Event. Her topic will be “The Impact of Landscape in a University Setting: A Look at Selected Spaces at Minnesota State University Moorhead.” The talk will take place on Friday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the BR 154. Free and open to the public.

Save the date for Historical Truth and Reconciliation conference

Posted on October 02, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013 – CMU 101- MSUM

Save the date for this drive-in conference: Historical Truth and Reconciliation.

  • Dr. Erma Vizenor, Chairwoman of the White Earth Nation will speak about tribal constitutional reform
  • Dr. Tadd Johnson from University of Minnesota Duluth, will share an historical look at US-Tribal Relations
  • Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies -MSUM will present a student-focused workshop on Experiential Ways of Knowing. Read the rest of this entry →

Travel funds and free bus seats available to attend Women’s Studies Conference

Posted on September 23, 2013

The annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference will take place at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks Friday, October 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Early bird registration deadline for students ($10) and faculty ($35) is Friday, September 27. Register at the Red River Women’s Studies Conference website.

Student travel funds to cover the cost of early bird registration for students are available through the Women’s Center. Contact Anita Bender at anita.bender@mnstate.edu for more information.

In addition, there are 20 free round-trip bus seats available to students and faculty paid through Women’s and Gender Studies. Read the rest of this entry →

Take Back the Night Event to take place Thursday, Sept. 19

Posted on September 12, 2013

The 2013 Take Back the Night Event will take place Thursday, Sept. 19, on the campus mall. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a free barbecue in front of the Science Laboratory. This will be followed at 6:15 p.m. with a program that will include speakers, music, and more. Following the program, there will be a march around campus to show solidarity with victims of sexual and domestic violence. The event will conclude with a candlelight vigil. Read the rest of this entry →

Feminist Dialogues Brown Bag Sept. 13

Posted on September 10, 2013

The first Fall 2013 Feminist Dialogues Brown Bag will take place Friday, Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., in Owens 201. The brown bags are informal discussions around feminist issues, pedagogy, and theory and practice. View topics for each discussion.

For more information, contact Sherry Lee Short at short@mnstate.edu.

Urban agriculture activist and organizer to speak at MSUM

Posted on September 06, 2013

Jamie Holding Eagle opens this year’s Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series with a presentation on Friday, Sept. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Women’s Center in Bridges Room 154 on the MSUM campus. Holding Eagle will talk about food justice and seed sharing through urban agriculture. She will provide information on ways that communities can overcome seed loss, build food security, and improve the health of their land and people through gardening.  She will also provide information on local food justice and seed sharing programs. Read the rest of this entry →

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