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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 →
August 28, 2013
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon, Women and Gender Studies, has been appointed to the Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC) for congressional district seven. CLAC is a statewide government agency whose mission is to advise the governor and state legislature on the issues of important to Minnesota’s Chicano Latino community. Read the rest of this entry →
August 16, 2013
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon has been named as trustee to the Blandin Foundation. After a statewide search, the board of trustees selected Falcon, along with two other distinguished Minnesota community leaders, to join the Foundation’s board of trustees. The Blandin Foundation is a private foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minn. Founded by Charles K. Blandin in 1941, it is Minnesota’s largest rural-based and rural focused foundation.
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.