Fall Newsletter 6

Hello everyone and happy Friday! This issue will give you some updates on what is happening at the Women’s Center and some items that you may find of interest from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22, 2010.

The Women’s Center, 403 Baker University Center, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Visit the Women’s Center online!
– Website: www.ohio.edu/womenscenter/
– Facebook: Ohio University Women’s Center
– Twitter: @OUWomensCenter
– Email: womenscenter@ohio.edu
– Blog: ohiouwomenscenter.wordpress.com

THIS WEEK AT THE WOMEN’S CENTER

1) WEDNESDAY — Love Your Body Day 2010: This year’s Love Your Body Day will be Wednesday, Oct. 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! — Wome n’s Center

2) Brown Bag Lunch: Raising Awareness About Breast Cancer; One Man’s Perspective with Kevin Smith, Assistant Director Student Affairs – Thursday, Oct. 14 at noon
Kevin Smith, a local community member, is participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for the Cure from November 19 – 21, 2010. The 60-mile walk takes place in San Diego, California. His goals are to raise awareness among both men and women and $2,300 for the Komen Foundation.
More than raising money, Kevin hopes to inspire others, particularly men, to become heavily involved with a foundation and cause which is largely associated as a women’s issue. Breast Cancer, however is everyone’s problem.  Although Kevin had participated in several, smaller, Komen Foundation events and activities in the past, the 3-day, 60-mile walk with a $2,300 fundraising goal is his largest commitment to date.

Bring your own lunch.

3) Special Brown Bag Lunch :“A Woman in Physics; Personal

Reflections,” with Teresa Peña, Instituto Superior Técnico, Dept. of Physics Lisbon, Portugal – Friday, Oct. 22 at noon

Dr. Peña holds the Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professorship in the Department of Physics this Fall. Dr. Peña is a successful researcher in nuclear and particle physics, as well as an internationally known woman leader in the sciences. For her presentation, Dr. Peña will speak about her own experiences as a women physicist, and reflect on the unique situation for women in the sciences in Portugal.

A light lunch will be served!

SPECIAL EVENTS

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) The Awakening now seeking submissions: The Awakening, the student journal of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, is currently seeking journalists, creative writers, poets, reviewers and photographers who are interested in expressing their views on feminism, gender and sexuality to submit content for its fall issue. If you are interested in submitting a poem, essay, news article, cartoon or any other creative work, or would like more information about The Awakening, please contact editor-in-chief Mallory Long, mallory.erin.long@gmail.com.

3) Women of Appalachia seeking submissions for Spring 2011: Women of Appalachia are currently seeking submissions for an art exhibit and “Women Speak.” This is an invitational exhibit. The curator, Kari Gunter-Seymour, and two artists/community members provide the jury process for the art exhibition and “women speak.” The focus is centered on producing an event that is representative of the vast talent of this area while representing a diversity of lifestyles and personal backgrounds. Women of all sizes, shape, hair color, temperaments and political persuasions are expected/encouraged to submit.

Visit www.womenofappalachiaevents.com for submission information and to download the prospectus. Send questions to peterson740@gmail.com.

4) 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.

5) 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.

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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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