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WISCONSIN
SYMPOSIUM ON
FEMINIST BIOLOGY

October 10-11, 2014
On Wisconsin room
Red Gym
716 Langdon Street

Details

eBULLETIN

September 15, 2014

CONTENTS:

GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
EVENTS OFF CAMPUS
OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING

To request an event or announcement be included in future listings, please contact: dazeps@wisc.edu

Gender & Women’s Studies
Women’s Studies Consortium
Campus Women’s Center
LGBT Campus Center

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GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS

WISCONSIN SYMPOSIUM ON FEMINIST BIOLOGY
October 10-11, 2014, On Wisconsin rooms of the Red Gym

Friday, October 10, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
9:30am Keynote speaker:
Anne Fausto-Sterling, Brown University
11:00am Featured speaker:
Caroline VanSickle, Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, UW-Madison
1:00pm Keynote speaker:
Sari van Anders, University of Michigan
2:15pm
Posters

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am – noon
Syllabus revision workshop: How do I incorporate feminist perspectives into my course?

To submit an application to present a poster, e-mail Dace Zeps, Administrator, Center for Research on Gender & Women, dazeps@wisc.edu.
Include an attachment that provides the following information:
Your name, title, institution, and e-mail address
A title and an abstract (maximum 500 words)
Submissions are due September 10.

Details and Registration Information
Full symposium early bird $55 until Oct 1, $70 after. Students $10.
Includes breakfast Friday and Saturday and lunch Friday.

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EVENTS ON CAMPUS

"Twenty-Three Sisters"
Now through Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Union South Gallery 1308
Twenty-three female artists without sisters create individual works in response to that absence. In this group exhibition, work from a variety of media will examine: conventional perceptions of relationships between women; the idealization of sisterhood; and community among female artists.
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LGBT Campus Center’s Welcome Back Activities:
World Photo Trivia with ISS & IAP
Tuesday, September 23, 5-7:00pm, Red Gym: MSC Lounge
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FALL 2014 Feminist Seminar (FEMSEM)
Thursdays from 1 to 2:30pm in Social Sciences 2435
The training seminar for the gender area is colloquially known here as “Femsem.” Activities at femsem include student and faculty presentations of their current research, workshops on publishing and other aspects of academia, discussions of gender in the academy, and talks by invited speakers from other universities or other departments at UW.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time and punishment: managing identity while searching for a mate
Casey Stockstill and Katie Fallon will present on their work with undergraduate research assistants.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Gendered political discussion and intersectional construction of political networks in the U.S.
Yangsun Hong, PhD student in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem) meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 1pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).
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Africa at Noon
"Women’s Rights in Contemporary African Constitutions"
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Aili Tripp, professor of political science and gender & women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak as part of this ongoing series. Bring a lunch and enjoy complimentary African coffee roasted locally by Just Coffee.
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"What's Your Feminism?" Fall Kickoff & Potluck
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6pm, Campus Women's Center, Office 4416 of the Student Activity Center
Join the Campus Women's Center as we kick off the fall semester with a community discussion about what feminism means & looks like to each of us personally. We will also be discussing plans for the upcoming semester, including internship and volunteer opportunities. This event is a potluck, with coordinators bringing food and attendees welcome (but not required) to bring along something yummy too!
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2014 UW Women's Health & Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium
"Misogyny and Women's Health"
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 8-11:30am, 1306 Health Sciences Learning Center
Keynote Speaker: David Grimes, MD, FACOG, FACPM; Clinical Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
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WUD Film Presents: Obvious Child (2014)
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 9:30:00 PM
Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:00:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30:00 PM
Union South, The Marquee
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna's drunken hookup -- and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment -- turns out the be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment. "A movie that feels risky and forgiving and, despite its traditional rom-com contours, refreshingly new" -Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.
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FALL 2014 Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
3 to 5 p.m. 8411 Sewell Social Science Building
The Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS) focuses on the scientific exploration of human sexual behavior and sexual identities. This research cluster offers an interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty and researchers interested in sex and sexuality to present their work and participate in an open dialogue about sex research. We welcome all scientific methodologies, from qualitative to quantitative research methods and both theoretical and applied orientations. Our speakers have included researchers from CAIR in Milwaukee, faculty and graduate students from sociology, psychology and women’s studies and visiting scholars.

Friday, September 19th – Madison
The Biological Foundations of Transgender Identity Development
Tyson Pankey, MPH, PhD Candidate, UW- Madison, Dept of Counseling Psychology

Friday, October 10th - Madison
Risk Behaviors for HIV Infection in the Border among Mexican Migrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Opportunities for Interventions
Xiao Zhang, MS, PhD,            Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Dept of Population Health Sciences

Friday, October 31st – Madison
Queering Sex Work, Historical Analysis, and Famous Madams of Memphis, St. Louis, and Kansas City – 1870-1940.
Ashley Cundiff, PhD Candidate, UW-Madison, Dept of History

Friday, November 21st – Madison
Are we asking the right questions to find the answers we seek in relationships and sexuality research?
Karen Blair, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Dept of Psychology

*Unless otherwise noted, all talks scheduled for Madison will be held on the University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus. We will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 8411 of Sewell Social Science Building located at 1180 Observatory Drive.
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Africa at Noon
“Women, Art, and Revolution in the Streets of Egypt”
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Noon-1 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Nevine El Nossery, professor of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak as part of this ongoing series. Bring a lunch and enjoy complimentary African coffee roasted locally by Just Coffee.
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Coffee Conversation with Dr. Shelley Sella
Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:00pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Students are welcome to join Dr. Shelley Sella for a conversation about career trajectories and how Gender and Women’s Studies influences the choices we make.
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Madison NOW Presents: The Abortion Truth Teach-In
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Pyle Center
This event provides the education and tools to feel confident speaking about and defending one's pro-choice beliefs. This is a day of notable speakers, engaging activities and education, including:
* Obstetrician/ Gynecologist Dr. Shelley Sella, an abortion provider, will discuss techniques of first, second and third trimester abortions geared to the layperson.
* Presentation by Lynn Paltrow, the Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, will discuss how anti-abortion measures hurt all pregnant women, including those who seek to go to term.
* Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of The Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice will discuss the argument for access to reproductive healthcare from a religious perspective.
* Screening of the award-winning Sundance film After Tillerfollowed by Q & A with Dr. Sella, one of the doctors profiled in the film.
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An Evening with Sheryl WuDunn
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
DLS presents a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and business executive Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women. Free and open to the public.
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2014 UW-Madison EVOC (End Violence on Campus) Summit
October 1-2, 2014, 10am-5pm, Dejope Hall, Mendota Room
Attend to learn more about
*How UW-Madison is responding to recent changes to Title IX and Clery (federal campus safety law)
*best practices in preventing sexual assault and dating violence on college campuses
*engaging men as allies in violence prevention
*reporting options for student victims and information about the student misconduct code
*LGBTQ intimate partner violence and Title IX implications
Online registration and payment of $50 is required for attendance (no cost for students). Please visit http://evoc.wisc.edu/summit2014.html to register and view full conference agenda.
All are welcome--please e-mail evoc@uhs.wisc.edu for more information
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7th Annual Outstanding Women of Color Celebration
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:00-7:30pm, Pyle Center Alumni Lounge
Nominated by their peers in the campus community, this year’s honorees include:
Shawnika Hull, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Center for Demography and Ecology, Department of Population Health Sciences.
Lillian Tong, Faculty Associate, WISCIENCE (formerly Institute for Biology Education); director of the University Educators Programs and Services; director of faculty/staff programs.
Angela Byars-Winston, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health.
Marla Delgado-Guerrero, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Counseling Psychology, School of Education.
Michelle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, College of Letters & Science.
Eva Vivian, Associate Professor (CHS), School of Pharmacy.
Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, Assistant Dean, Student Diversity Programs, School of Education.
Carla Pugh, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Public Health.
Now in the seventh year, the UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards were established in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women of color on campus. The selection committee has also named Tong and Hull as the UW-Madison honorees for the UW System 19th Annual Awards to Outstanding Women of Color in Education.
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Campus Women’s Center Dance Party
Friday, October 10, 2014, 8-11pm, Memorial Union Great Hall
The Campus Women's Center won a space lottery to have an event in Memorial Union Great Hall on October 10th. We thought what better way to celebrate than with an intentional dance space, live performances and DJ!
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UW-Madison Women & Leadership Book Discussion
I Am Malala
, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
October 15, 2014 or March 11, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm, Union South
Book Discussion led by the UW Women Deans
"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At seventeen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is her remarkable story."
To register for one of these events, please visit:
October 15, 2014 Book Discussion: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?CK=46103
March 11, 2015 Book Discussion: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?CK=46390
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LGBTQ Ally Training Program
Saturday, October 18, 2-5 pm, The Red Gym, On Wisconsin Room C
Cost: Free! Register required
Conducted by Katherine Charek Briggs, Assistant Director of the UW-Madison LGBTQ Campus Center, this Madison NOW sponsored free, innovative training, program increases one's capacity to build and sustain inclusive environments for the LGBTQ community. The training builds on our natural ally behaviors, helping us make durable, sustainable change in our communities by being proactive allies, recognizing homophobia in our own lives, and reflecting on our power and privilege. As a result of this training, participants will:
* Gain familiarity with commonly used terms within the LGBTQ community.
* Understand the developmental needs for those coming out as LGBTQ.
* Engage in dialogue about how to be an effective, proactive ally to the LGBTQ community.
* Receive information on local, regional and national resources about Allyhood and the LGBTQ community.
* Learn how attacks on women's reproductive healthcare hurt the transgender community.

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EVENTS OFF CAMPUS

Standards of Care
by Tobias Davis, Directed by Callen Harty
September 18, 19 and 20, 2014
Thursdays: $15, Fridays & Saturdays: $20
Nancy is a therapist who specializes in transgender clients. David is a transgender man who needs a letter from a therapist in order to pursue genital surgery. Both of them are taken by surprise when their relationship threatens to expand beyond the boundaries of what is appropriate for a therapist and her client. Meanwhile, Nancy‘s 16 year old “daughter”, Jessica, is beginning to discover his own transgender identity: Jason. When Nancy refuses to accept that her own rhinestone-loving child could be trans, Jason looks for support at the local LGBT youth center and finds a supportive mentor in David. What will happen when Nancy‘s two worlds collide? Standards of Care is a harsh, humorous, and honest exploration of some of the realities that face the trans community.
You can purchase tickets for our next show by visiting http://stageq.com/standards
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Black Women's Wellness Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Join the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Madison, as they host the 6th Annual Black Women's Wellness Day. Register today!
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WWN Mentorship Program Networking Event
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:15pm - 9:00pm, Brocach on the Square, Upstairs
Join the Wisconsin Women's Network and successful women from across Madison for a night of professional networking! Meet the mentors and students participating in the WWN Mentorship Program as you enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres!. A cash bar will also be available.


RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon, WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Women's Network.
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Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
October 7 - Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
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Feminism On-Tap
1st Wednesday of every month, location and host varies
Feminism on Tap is a monthly happy hour in Madison happening the first Wednesday of each month. The happy hour rotates in its hosts and venues and is a collaboration of Wisconsin Women's Network, Wisconsin National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI.
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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
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Madison NOW
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
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9to5 Madison
3rd Tuesday of every month
6:30pm, Cargo Coffee in the Constellation, E. Washington
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LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Rainbow Bookstore Co-operative, 426 West Gilman Street, just off State St.
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QUEERSPEAK
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th Wednesday of every month
7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits.
**Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**

ON THE RADIO
Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show "Queery." - Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music

Each Sunday - 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” - News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.

Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.

NOTE: Feminist news program "Her Turn" is looking for volunteers to join the collective and help produce weekly, 30 minute broadcasts covering local and global issues, by and about womyn-identified individuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Her Turn is always looking for new members. No previous radio experience required! Click here for more information.

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OPPORTUNITIES

POSITIONS

Assistant Professor Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Research and teaching expertise in sociological or anthropological perspectives on women’s and gender issues required. The WGS Program has a long-standing need for coverage of its introductory courses, topical seminar course, queer studies courses, and theories and methodologies seminar.   A Ph.D. in either sociology or anthropology is required by the beginning of the appointment. Successful candidates will teach courses in both units. Application review will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. This appointment begins on August 16, 2015.  To assure full consideration, please attach an online faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and contact information for academic references, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to posting number 0706384 at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs by October 1, 2014. Please direct questions to James M. Skibo (jmskibo@ilstu.edu; 309-438-8668).
Here is a direct link to the ad: https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1407945600847
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology, UW-Whitewater
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Sociology or closely related field. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Responsibilities: Faculty-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology beginning August, 2015. Candidates are expected to teach courses in the Sociology of Disability, the Sociology of Health and Illness, and to take a leadership role in Disability Studies on campus. An ability to teach Introduction to Family Studies or Sociology of Gender is also desirable. Candidates are expected to contribute to the scholarly literature, pursue grants, and engage in professional and public service. UW-Whitewater is an EO/AA employer. Candidates must have experience and be able to work with a diverse population.
Department and University: The multi-disciplinary department has 23 full and part-time faculty and academic staff and serves approximately 450 majors, among the largest number of majors in the university. Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 13 master's degree programs, and one specialist degree program. It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.
Community: Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000 is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest. The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area. Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago.
Application: A complete application package must include:
A letter of application
Vita including all relevant professional experience
All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application)
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Sample publications, and
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Only complete applications will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Please send materials electronically to: socsearch@uww.edu, subject line DISABILITY
Search Committee Chair: Associate Professor Michael Oldani
Review: Applications received by Monday, October 6, 2014, 4:00pm are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise noted.
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Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies Program, UW-Eau Claire
POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Women’s Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in women’s/feminist/gender/sexuality studies who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2015/2016 academic year, August 24, 2015.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or equivalent terminal degree with an emphasis in feminist theory and/or feminist studies from a regionally accredited higher education institution by August 24, 2015. ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by January 25, 2016.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability of university teaching in introductory Women’s/Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies classes, with emphasis on transnational/global feminisms. Preparation to teach in our LGBTQ Certificate Program a strong additional asset. Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Additionally, we seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us as we develop and implement an innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core program in fall 2016.
DUTIES: Teach a 12-credit course load each fall and spring semester, consisting of required courses for the Women’s Studies program or other courses as assigned by the Women’s Studies Program director; engage in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and participate in program, college, and university committee work.
PROGRAM: The Women’s Studies Program offers a major, a minor, and two certificate programs. Women’s Studies faculty and academic staff come from different departments and disciplines, but share a commitment to feminist issues and pedagogies (for more information, visit our website at http://www.uwec.edu/wmns)
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Women’s Studies Assistant Professor position (TAM ID # ____) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
Letter of application
Curriculum vita
Unofficial graduate school transcript
Statement of teaching philosophy
Three letters of recommendation (If your letters are sent directly from your references, please have them sent directly to Dr. Sen at sena@uwec.edu)
Writing sample
Please direct requests for additional information to:
Dr. Asha Sen, Chair of the Women’s Studies Program
371, Hibbard Hall;   sena@uwec.edu
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2014. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.
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Organizer III, 9to5 Wisconsin
9to5 Wisconsin seeks an experienced organizer to lead our statewide Paid Family Leave Insurance campaign. Our ideal candidate has experience building coalitions, state legislative campaigns and in grassroots leadership development. 9to5 is a grassroots membership organization, founded in 1973, which strengthens women’s ability to work for economic justice. Our goals are to build leadership among low wage working women and to win improvements in workplace and public policy.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Campaign Direction & Supervision: Design and implement major organizing campaigns. Involve members in programs and strategies. Oversee the development and design of campaign materials. Administer campaigns (maintain campaign files, contact and member databases, progress reports). May lead multi-city work teams.
2. Fundraising/Financial Management: Helps develops chapter budget and fundraising plan. Help identify funding sources; assist Development Director with proposal development for funding; write required reports for funders; organize grassroots fundraising events.  Builds relationships with funders, directs donor outreach and cultivation.
3. Member Recruitment/Development: Identify and train chapter Board leaders and Activists within state/region. Coordinates use of database technology for members, donors, fundraising, oversees technology for planning for chapter including website, email and other systems. Identify and train leaders, facilitate chapter Board development. Lead workshops and trainings for workers. Represent 9to5 in the community. Train leaders for speaking on issue campaigns and to the media.
4. Organization and Staff Development: Work with leaders and staff to evaluate organizational growth, recruitment and campaign strategies. Coordinate, supervise and evaluate staff and interns. Represents 9to5 as spokesperson in local as well as national issue campaigns and coalitions. May coordinate regional leadership training programs. May be part of 9to5’s Speaker’s Bureau.
Qualifications:
* At least five years organizing experience with a community, labor or women’s organization
* Experience in designing and implementing leadership training workshops
* Must initiate own work plan and work reports. Excellent planning skills, time management, ability to prioritize work and account for results
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Grantwriting, budgeting and reporting experience
* Organization leadership experience, including strategic planning and supervision experience
* Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations
* Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and database programs
* Experience in fee based or other public speaking
Details:
Base salary $40,000. Excellent health and family benefits and paid time off package. 9to5 is an affirmative action employer. Women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, women with disabilities and older women are encouraged to apply. This position is a bargaining unit position in the 9to5 staff union. www.9to5.org

GRANTS/AWARDS


FELLOWSHIPS

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women.
The application is due October 15, 2014.
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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2016 may apply.
The application is due November 15, 2014.
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Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Applications for the 2015 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by November 15, 2014 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered. For questions, please contact programs@zonta.org.
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The Kroc Institute 2015-2016 Visiting Research Fellowships
The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is a leading center for research on strategies of sustainable peace and the causes of violent conflict. The Institute seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with the following ongoing Kroc research initiatives:
* Gender, Peacebuilding & Post-Accord Transformation
* Diaspora Communities, Conflict & Peacebuilding
* Peace Studies (open)
The application is due December 5, 2014.

INTERNSHIPS

Volunteer Positions Available
The Wisconsin Women Making History website will provide students and lifetime learners an online destination to find remarkable women who have contributed to our state’s legacy. Through video, audio, photographs and links from partnering organizations, the website brings to life the stories of women and girls often overlooked in Wisconsin history. The site will launch in March of 2015. Get involved in the planning by volunteering or requesting to join the Facebook group at http://bit.ly/WWMHFacebook.
Researchers
Researchers play a vital role in the project by finding biographical information about each woman nominated. Requirements include finding reputable online sources with information such as dates lived, cities represented, and major achievements, as well as photographs, video or audio. If online sources do not exist, researchers may be asked to find information in physical archives. Students: college credit may be available, contact us for information.
Writers
Writers bring the stories of Wisconsin women to life by drafting short biographies on each name selected for the project. Core content, research notes and sources will be provided and writers are asked to turn this research into 200word descriptions about their achievements. Strong writing skills and attention to accuracy required, as is the ability to write for middle school reading levels. Students: college credit may be available, contact us for information.
Fact Checkers
Ideal fact checkers have a close eye for accuracy and a love for history. Volunteers will review completed research and written biographies for selected women to ensure that dates, details and descriptions are consistent with historical record. Experience with fact checking is desired. Students: college credit may be available, contact us for information.
TO APPLY
Email Renee at renee.gasch@gmail.com with your contact information and desired positions.
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National Council of Women's Organizations Internship Program
NCWO hosts interns each Fall, Spring, and Summer. We are currently accepting applications for the following Summer internships:
Social Media and Communciations Internship
Programs and Policy Internship
NCWO internships are unpaid, but can be performed for college credit. Interns are reimbursed for travel costs.
Application Deadlines:
Fall – August 1st
Spring – December 21st
Summer – April 15th
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to Dawn Aldrich, Director of Programs & Policy at dawn@ncwo-online.org
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NGOabroad Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
NGOabroad is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities. Check how & where your skills are needed. Both students & seasoned professionals needed.
Interested? Please read NGOabroad website http://www.ngoabroad.com/ and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com. These are volunteer opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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CALL FOR PAPERS/POSTERS

Journal of Contemporary Religion
Call for Papers for Special Issue on Religious Cultures and Gender Cultures
“What is different about gender across religious cultures?”
Submit online by October 15, 2014

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CONFERENCES

11th Annual Women's Health Research Conference
"Updates on Women's Cancer Research"
Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
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YWCA Racial Justice Summit: Advancing the Equity Agenda
October 2-3, 2014, Madison Concourse Hotel
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36th Annual North American Labor History Conference
“The Nature of Work”
October 16-18, 2014, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
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38th Annual Wisconsin Women’s Studies & 9th Annual LGBTQ Conference
“Gendered Planet: Ethics, Ecology, and Equity”
October 17-19, 2014, UW-River Falls
Co-sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies and the University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Consortium, the UW-River Falls Women's and Gender Studies Program, and other regional colleges and universities.
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39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”
November 6-9, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2014 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
"Feminist Transgressions"
November 13-16, 2014, Puerto Rico
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2015 AAUW National Convention
June 18–21, 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
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2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


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GIVING

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission.

Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.

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CONTACT US

Janet Hyde, Director
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3409 Sterling Hall, 475 North Charter Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: 608-263-2053
Fax: 608-265-2409
Email: jshyde@wisc.edu

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