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October 13, 2014

Facilitator applications for Winter 2015 now accepted!

Dear students,

We have begun our search for WGS 101 discussion section facilitators for Winter 2015. Facilitators can be undergrads or grads who have taken WGS 101, and serve to guide discussion and help students in one discussion section each. Facilitators register for 4 credits of WGS 409 or 609 (this is the part where you attend the lecture and 1 discussion section) and 2 credits of WGS 413/513 (Pedagogy) which meets once a week.

The application consists of a few short answer questions and can be found under Forms and Applications or outside our main office door (it’s white). Please deliver it in person or by email to the main office (, Hendricks 315) between the hours of 8-5, M-F.

The deadline is November 10th to give us all time to get this settled before Winter 2015 registration begins on November 17th. Depending on facilitator needs and applications received, we may still accept applications after the deadline.

We look forward to working with you!

July 24, 2014

Professor Judith Raiskin teaches in Siena, Italy, Fall 2015

Study in Siena, Italy – Fall 2015 with WGS Professor Judith Raiskin

WGS Professor Raiskin will teach two courses on the Fall 2015 program in Siena: Italy and the Art of Travel Writing and Imagining Italy through Film. Through these courses, students will travel in the footsteps of major writers and filmmakers who have imagined Italy, study various representations of Italian places and people, and learn how to write their own travel essays. Additional course options include Art History, Food & Culture, Journalism, Italian language at levels 100-300, Italian literature, and Cross-Cultural Communications. All the courses fulfill various University group-satisfying requirements and Professor Raiskin’s courses  will also count for the WGS major/minor if students’ research projects focus on gender or women. Service learning options are also available: Teaching ESL in a kindergarten or elementary school, assisting in a pottery arts program for the diabled, volunteering at a retirement home, or working with a rescue and social services organization. For full details on class offerings and to apply, visit the UO Study Abroad website, or contact Professor Raiskin for more information. It would be wonderful to have some WGS students on the trip!
May 8, 2014

Summer classes update!

Hello students! We have added a new class to our offerings for this summer. WGS 341: Women, Work and Class will be taught in the second session, July 20 – August 15. This brings our total offerings to 4 classes, all upper division and great way to get requirements finished outside the normal school year. Please see the Summer 2014 flyer for additional information, or check the class schedule.

See you in class!

May 6, 2014

Summer class registration is on now!

Hello students! Need some extra credits to finish up your 2013 degree? Want to get a jump on next year? Living in Eugene for the summer and not sure what to do with yourself?

Consider taking summer classes! Summer classes are generally smaller, tuition & fees are cheaper, and the class durations are shorter. This summer, we have two classes running for the first session (4 weeks, June 23 – July 20) and one class for the second session, July 21 – August 15. The titles are: WGS 321 – Feminist perspectives: race, identity culture; WGS 407 – Girls on the road; and WGS 407 – Asian American Gender/Sexuality in popular culture. Please see this PDF for the class details. Even if you take all the classes, you still have a month and a half after classes end for summer break! Plenty of time for a part-time job, visit home or vacation.

WGS 321 will be offered and is required for the major. The other two classes are not required, but do fulfill upper division requirements.

For more information on summer session, please see the UO Summer website.

See you in class!


April 28, 2014

It’s WGS Scholarship time! Submit your entries by May 21!

Hello students! The scholarship season for the WGS department is now open. We have 5 separate awards to award to students that will be returning next year. Award amounts range from $500 to $1750 and undergraduates and graduate certificate students are all eligible.

Please see the attached flyers for information, or simply visit our scholarship page.

The due date is May 21 at 4 pm in the WGS office, so start gathering your materials. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Abbie Jane Bakony / Miller Family Scholarship Flyer 2014-15

Bruce M Abrams Scholarship Flyer 2014-15

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…)

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