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Kick off to the Feminist Community Book Group read tonight

Posted on October 16, 2014

Join Women’s and Gender Studies for the kick off to the Feminist Community Book Group read – Roxanne Gay’s “Bad Feminist” Thursday October 16th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges). Discussion will be moderated by WGS Director Kandace Creel Falcón open to all who have read the book and would like to talk about it. Read the rest of this entry →

WGS-sponsored Feminist Community Book Group will discuss “Bad Feminist” Oct. 16

Posted on October 09, 2014

WGS Sponsored Feminist Community Book Group will discuss “Bad Feminist” by Roxanne Gay Thursday October 16th, 6:30-8:00pm in the Women’s Center (Bridges 154). The group is open to anyone who has read the book and would like to discuss. Read the rest of this entry →

“Is fracking a feminist issue?” Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Presentation Friday, Oct. 10

Posted on October 08, 2014

Please join us for “Is fracking a feminist issue?” Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Presentation Friday October 10th from 12:00-1:00pm in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges). Dr. Claudia Murphey (WGS & Philosophy) and Kathryn Lucero (WGS & Philosophy double-major) will present on their research regarding fracking in ND. Read the rest of this entry →

WGS Colloquium today for “A D.C. Experience”

Posted on September 26, 2014

Join us for the WGS Colloquium 11:30-1:00pm in the Women’s Center (Bridges 154) Friday September 26th for a presentation by Alexis Grabinger, WGS Major, entitled, “A D.C. Experience.” Grabinger will discuss her six-month internship with Senator Heidi Heitkamp and relate her personal growth in knowledge of the political process to her future career goals. Read the rest of this entry →

Film screening of “Lucky the Documentary” tonight, room change

Posted on September 26, 2014

Tonight the film screening of “Lucky the Documentary” will be held in Langseth Hall. The room location has changed to room 104. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s and Gender Studies hosting first WGS Colloquium Series speaker

Posted on September 25, 2014

Women’s and Gender Studies will host it’s first WGS Colloquium Series Speaker – Alexis Grabinger, WGS Major will present on her experiences interning for Senator Heidi Heitkamp in Washington, D.C. Friday September 26th from 11:30-1:00pm in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges). She will highlight what she learned and how it relates to her future career goals. Grabinger will be the first speaker of this year’s monthly series. Read the rest of this entry →

“Lucky” film viewing Sept. 29

Posted on September 23, 2014

“Lucky” is a documentary film following five years of Lucky Torres’ life in New York City. Lucky is a queer Puerto Rican mother living on the fringes of homelessness. This film will be unavailable to wide audiences and we are privileged to have this experience on our campus. Read the rest of this entry →

Take Back the Night Rally tonight from 5-9 p.m.

Posted on September 18, 2014

SHATTER THE SILENCE. STOP THE VIOLENCE.
The Women’s Center, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Campus Feminist Organization are sponsoring the annual Take Back The Night Rally on Thursday, September 18, from 5 – 9 p.m. on the Campus Mall by the Library. “The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.” BBQ starts at 5 p.m. and there will be music and speakers. The event will end with a march around the campus grounds.

Follow on Twitter with #FMTBTN and #DragonsTBTN.

Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability Students Contribute to the Success of FEMMSS5, an international conference

Posted on September 17, 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.   Read the rest of this entry →

Take Back The Night Rally – SHATTER THE SILENCE. STOP THE VIOLENCE.

Posted on September 11, 2014

The Women’s Center, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Campus Feminist Organization are sponsoring the annual Take Back The Night Rally on Thursday, September 18, from 5:00p – 9:00p on the Campus Mall by the Library. “The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.” BBQ starts at 5:00p and there will be music and speakers. The event will end with a march around the campus grounds.

Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability Students Contribute to the Success of FEMMSS5, an international conference

Posted on 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 →

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.

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