Fall Newsletter 5

Thank you to everyone who applied to the Women’s Center Mentoring Program! We are thrilled with the number of applications we received. Those accepted to the program will be notified at the end of October by email. However, we are still seeking mentors. Please contact the Women’s Center if interested.


1) Survivor Advocacy Program Open House — Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 2p.m. to 5 p.m., McKee House (44 University Terrace) 009 and 006
Come enjoy light refreshments in McKee House to meet the staff of the Women’s Center’s new Survivor Advocacy Program and acquainted with the program’s services.

2) Brown Bag Lunch: Women’s and Gender Studies in the 21st Century; A Conversation with WGS faculty from West Virginia University and Ohio University – Thursday, Oct. 14 at noon
Director of the Center for Women’s Studies Dr. Ann Oberhauser received her MA and PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. Her research interests include gender and economic restructuring, rural development, women’s economic networks, feminist methodology, and critical pedagogy. Much of her research takes place in Appalachia and sub-Saharan Africa where she is conducting a comparative analysis of collective economic strategies among rural women.

Bring your own lunch.

3) Childbirth and Child Care Options in SE Ohio, A Workshop Conducted by Lucy Juedes, Childbirth Educator – Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.
Planning On a Baby Soon? All pregnant and hopefully-pregnant-soon women and partners are welcome to meet with Lucy Juedes, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, about the variety of birthing support and options in the area.  She’ll help you figure out what might be best for you and how to get the kind of care you want. Other topics might include childcare options, nursing support, meeting other growing families, specific needs of international families, and anything else people might ask about.
Lucy Juedes, BA in Political Science with Honors, Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University, 1989. She is currently the mother of 3 young children and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. More information about Lucy can we found at http://www.birthprepbasics.com.

4) Love Your Body Day 2010: This year’s Love Your Body Day will be October 20, join us for events!

11 am – 2pm: Tabling outside of Baker, free hot chocolate!

6 pm: Healthy Bodies Symposium — Women’s Center

8 pm: Indulgence Party: bring your favorite dish to share! — Women’s Center


1) Student Senate looking for Women’s Affairs Co-commissioner: Duties include providing information on violence against women, sponsoring Take Back the Night, working in collaboration with Academic Affairs to address curriculum related issues pertaining to women and much more. Contact: Victoria Calderon, vc300509@ohio.edu.

2) Participate in OU research: The psychology department at Ohio University is conducting a study exploring health experiences during pregnancy. Your participation would take approximately one HALF HOUR, and you will complete several questionnaires and paper and pencil tests. All information would be confidential. Participation will be limited to the first 8 eligible women who contact the lab. As compensation for your time, all participants will be paid $20.

If you are:
* Currently pregnant
* In your second or third trimester
* Between the ages of 19-34
* Have no other medical conditions or diagnoses

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact
Pregnancy Research: Adrienne Isgrigg, (740) 593-0910 or ai340407@ohio.edu.

3) HELP WITH AN LGBTQ CLASS PROJECT: OU students Jerry Swackhamer and Tricia Scott are seeking assistance with project for their EDCS 301 cultural diversityclass.  They need two (2 each) of the following: gay men, lesbian women, bisexual men, bisexual women, transgender individuals, queer individuals, and pansexual individuals to interview for a “Stereotypes Shattered” project. Each volunteer will respond to the list of common stereotypes with any first-hand experiences. All responses WILL be kept anonymous and names will not be used in the story. Email js262307@ohio.eduto set up an in person or phone interview.


About Ohio U Women's Center

The Ohio University Women’s Center serves and responds to the needs of OU women students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Founded in 2007, the center is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming campus climate for all members of the community through programs, resources, referrals, advocacy, and education. Located in Baker University Center 403.
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