Welcome HOUme Fall 2015

The Ohio University Women’s Center welcomes you back for another school year!

Here I (purple shorts) am at Pittsburgh Pride 2015

Hello! I’m Anna B, blog “editor in chief” again this year. How was your summer? I spent mine with family and friends in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. A definite highlight of my summer was walking in the Pride Parade during Pittsburgh Pride 2015. I was invited to walk with/in support of two of the most thoughtful, compassionate, “newly wed” (PA recognized same sex marriage in May 2014!) women I know. They’ve been in my life since I was a preschooler, but I didn’t always know they were a couple. Now I know they are THE couple and I felt so honored and proud to be there on their behalf.

I hope your first two weeks went well and your transition back has been smooth. The Women’s Center has been planning more and more events and programs for you this fall! Events are starting right away in in the Women’s Center- Baker 403 unless noted:

Women’s Center staff 2015-2016 from left to right: Alex Bailey, Anna Neawedde, Madeleine Toerne, Leah Brown, Anna Bekavac, Sarah Jenkins, and Cindy Crabb

Friday, Sept. 4th- 4-6pm: Personal Safety & Self Defense Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 15th- 12-1pm: How to Write a Competitive AAUW Fellowship Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 17th, 12pm: Brown Bag: “Healthy Aging: It Takes a Village”

Thursday, Sept. 17th- 4pm: Film Screening of The Purity Myth

Thursday, Sept. 24, 12pm: Brown Bag: “Drugless Heal Modalities: Homeopathy/Reflexology & More”

Thursday, Oct. 1st- 5pm: Robyn Ochs Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 8th- 4pm: Film Screening of The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men 

Tuesday, Oct. 13th- 3pm in the Mahn Center (Alden 5th Floor): LGBT & Women- Themed Alden Library Rare Book Vault Tour & Touch Lab

Thursday, Oct. 15th- All Day: Love Your Body Day

Tuesday, Oct. 20th- 6pm (Ellis 111): Meet & Greet with our new WC Director, Dr. Geneva Murray, followed by the Global Google Hangout: Fat Activism.

Thursday, Nov. 12th- 4pm: Film Screening of Girl Rising 

***Thursday, Nov. 19- 3-6pm: The Women’s Center and ohiowomen invite you to an Open House to celebrate all OHIO women and help welcome Geneva Murray, our new Director of the Women’s Center! All OHIO women welcome!

We hope to see you at an event or two this semester! Thanks for reading.

For a full calendar of events, check out our Facebook Page or our Google Calendar.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Bekavac

Women’s Center Staff


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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