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April 1, 2014

Farewell and good luck Monica Guy!

Congratulations and best wishes to Monica Guy, who has just started a position as the office manger in the Department of Philosophy! Monica served as the WGS budget and office manager for 7 years and is sad to leave, but excited for new adventures. Please join the Department of WGS in wishing her the best of luck in her new endeavor. Don’t worry, she hasn’t gone far–she’s just across the lawn in Susan Campbell!

While we search for a new office manager, the WGS office will be running on semi-reduced hours, effective immediately. We will open the following hours (also posted on Facebook and our door):

M, W, R, F: 10 am – 2pm and 3 pm – 4pm
Tuesdays: 11 am – 4 pm

Monica will be back and forth in the afternoons to aid in the transition and training of the new manager. If you need to stop by the office, it’s best to do so in the middle of the day–between 10 and 2 (lunch hour included). You can also email us at

Happy Spring term everyone!

(And no this isn’t an April Fools joke! )

Edited April 7th for hours change on Tuesday.

February 26, 2014

Selected Photos from the CSWS 40th Anniversary

Favorite photos from the CSWS 40th anniversary.

February 11, 2014

Accepting applications for WGS 101 facilitators

WGS is now accepting applications for the position of facilitator in the Spring 2014 WGS 101 discussion sections. The application can be found here. Initial review of applications will begin February 21st.

Facilitators will be responsible for leading discussion in their respective sessions, attending the lecture for their section, and working with the instructor to structure discussion topics.

Serving as a facilitator gives 6 credits total, which fulfill WGS upper division requirements. Interested students will also need to enroll concurrently in WGS 413, Feminist Pedagogy, in addition to attending lecture and discussion section.

Please submit applications to the WGS main office, HEN 315, or email them to Questions may be directed to either the main office at 541-346-5529 or Prof. Judith Raiskin.

December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays!

The WGS office will be closed for the holiday from December 23 – January 1. We will return on January 2.

Have a wonderful holiday!

December 5, 2013

Need upper division or electives? Check out these courses – no pre-reqs!

Winter term registration is well underway, even while dead week and finals week march on!

We still have spots open in three classes (listed after the break) which satisfy the requirements for electives for the WGS major or minor  and the Queer Studies minor. These courses not only examine historical context of their respective topics, but also dive into the changing contemporary landscape. All three are topic-changing classes, which means they’re not guaranteed to come around again–so if you’re interested, be sure to catch them while you can. (more…)

November 15, 2013

Fall 2013 Graduate Certificate Student Meet ‘n’ Greet

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is hosting a meet ‘n’ greet for all WGS faculty and students interested in or currently enrolled in the WGS graduate certificate program. Refreshments will be served! See the flyer for more info.

October 16, 2013

Book Proposal Workshop for Kemi Balogun

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology invites affiliated faculty to a book proposal workshop for our newest faculty member, Dr. Oluwakemi “Kemi” Balogun and her new book, Beauty and the Beast: Nationalism, Culture, and Politics in Nigerian Beauty Pageants.


October 15, 2013

Brown-bag lunch discussion: Conference Planning for Graduate Students with Dr. Sarah LaChance Adams

Need help with ideas you have for a conference, but confused on where to begin? Overwhelmed with the logistics of planning conferences? (more…)

August 28, 2013

40th Anniversary of the Center for the Study of Women in Society – Nov 7-9, 2013

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is collaborating with the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and the ASUO Women’s Center to celebrate CSWS’s 40th anniversary. The celebration will be free and is to be held November 7 – 9, 2013, in the Erb Memorial Union (various rooms).


August 6, 2013

GTF position announcement: grading assistant, Winter 2014

The Department of Women’s and Gender studies is inviting applications for a 0.40 FTE GTF position (Grading Assistant). The position is for Winter 2014.