August 20, 2014
Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability students contribute to the success of the conference Science, Technology and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities, held by the Association for FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies) hosted at The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Canada, August 10-13, 2014. Kate Lucero and Whitney Oxendahl, along with faculty members Claudia Murphy, Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy, Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, Alison Wallace, Biosciences and Sara Anderson, Biosciences, presented a workshop titled “Fracking the Reservation: Interdisciplinary Development of an Undergraduate Case Study.” Read the rest of this entry →
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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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)
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February 19, 2014
Facebook users have a few more options to identify themselves
By: Becky Parker, WDAY
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 email@example.com 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 →
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 →
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.