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Welcome to the new semester. The months ahead offer many opportunities to come together in our Women’s Studies Learning Community to advance the academic and activist commitments of our field. I will devote the bulk of my column this time to featuring important upcoming events within the UW System. Below please find the fruit of much labor presented to us as opportunities to come together to recognize achievement, build community, and advance learning. Please read the materials over carefully and decide where you would like to participate.
11th Annual Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards- March 4th
This year is the eleventh anniversary of the annual Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards. For this year only the awards will be held earlier and as a separate event rather than a part of the spring WS Conference. The awards ceremony will be Saturday,March 4th
Rose Marie Galindo, UW-Colleges
Barbara Blackdeer-MacKenzie, UW-Eau Claire
Lucy Holifield, UW-Extension
Celestine Jeffreys, UW-Green Bay
Kara Lindaman, UW-LaCrosse
Gloria Ladson-Billings, UW-Madison
Alice Jackson, UW-Milwaukee
Barbara Miller, UW-Oshkosh
Consuelo Clemens, UW-Parkside
Patricia A. Foster, UW-Platteville
Somorae Smith, UW-River Falls
Elia J. Armacanqui-Tipacti, UW-Stevens Point
Ilse Hartung, UW-Stout
Stephanie Williams, UW-Superior
Vicki C. Washington, UW System
Han Ngo, UW-Whitewater
The formal recognition and celebration ceremony will take place starting at
30th Annual Wisconsin Women’s Studies Conference, April 21 and 22
Plan to attend the 30th annual Women’s Studies Conference “Warrior, Mythic, and Everyday Women: Women's Ways of Leading” and participate in the fabulous line up of panels, workshops and other events that make up the program. The annual conference will be held at the Best Western Arrowhead Lodge and Suites in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, rather than on a campus. This annual women’s studies conference runs all day Friday and half the day Saturday. You will find registration materials and a preliminary program schedule herehttp://wsc.uwsa.edu/events/confer/annualconf.htm
First UW System LGBTQ Spring Conference, April 22
This year the UW System Inclusivity Initiative will be sponsoring the first LGBTQ Spring Conference Saturday afternoon April 22nd, also at the Best Western. Registration forms for the LGBTQ Conference and the WS Conference are included in the same registration materials. Participants will be able to attend all of both the conferences for one registration fee, or attend both Saturday events for one registration fee. The two conferences will share a mid day plenary on Saturday discussing the strengths and issues surrounding collaboration across categories of identity such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.
Call for Proposals for Women and Science 9th Annual Science, Gender, Diversity and Community Curriculum Reform Institute, June 3-7, 2006
Is your campus looking ... to revise a course or design a new course? For tips on how to use student-centered pedagogy in STEM areas? To reach more under-represented students? Bring a team to this 5-day Institute for curricular reform and development is an opportunity for national and international teams of educators to come together to work on projects designed to improve science education for all students, with an emphasis on addressing issues that often discourage women and minorities from pursuing study in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Participants will attend plenary sessions hosted by national STEM education leaders, enjoy intimate small group workshops, and team working time, away from all the distractions of your home campus.
In recent W & S Curricular Reform institutes interdisciplinary teams from the UW Colleges and from UW LaCrosse have designed a Women and Science and Women in STEM courses that has been successfully implemented. For more detailed information for the 2006 Institute is available on the UW System Women and Science Program website: http://www.uwosh.edu/wis/cri.htm
Family- and Work-life Teleconference with Ellen Bravo –March 8th
Ellen Bravo of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, will discuss how University of Wisconsin employees can successfully balance family- and work-life demands at a free, one-hour teleconference. The event, sponsored by the UW-Extension Status of Women Committee, UW System Women and Science Program, and UW System Women's Studies Consortium, is scheduled for March 8 during the lunch break. Watch for an e-mail announcement with details. For more information: http://www/uwex.edu/women
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Technology: Lesson Study Project, February 16th, with on-line discussion February 20 – March 6th
Consider signing up for this WisLine Web conference Thursday, February 16, 2006 from
UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity Conference, April 6-7
Please also note that the call for the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity Conference is also in this issue of the WSC E-Bulletin. Entitled “Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies: Health, Education, and Cultural Knowledge," it will take place April 6-7, 2006, at UW-Milwaukee. The conference will feature presentations on research initiatives, courses/curriculum, pedagogical practices, reading seminars, and innovative campus activities concerning racial/ethnic studies on UW System campuses. See the website: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/IRE for more information.
Southwest Regional Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) Conference
"Extending the Reach of Your Financial Headlights,"
April 7, 2006,
Registration deadline March 10, 2006.
Presenter Connie Kilmark
Please register soon so that you may attend. Registration is limited to 85 people! Cost is $35
Conference Description: Each of us has a unique financial personality which influences our perceptions, emotions and behavior concerning money. The factors involved in the formation of each financial personality include family patterns, neighborhood and peer groups and even thinking style. While many financial professionals insist that we plan years and even decades down the road, many of us feel that we are in a dense fog, only able to see a few months or perhaps a year ahead. In this workshop, you will learn how your particular financial fingerprint was formed, how to adapt your financial strategies to better fit your particular personality and how to reset the financial conversation within yourself so that you will see further down the financial road. Join us to 'extend the reach of your financial headlights.'
Information about the Presenter: Connie Kilmark has developed an original approach to personal money management which balances the emotional and psychological aspects of money with the financial facts. Her approach has helped thousands of clients achieve financial health during her years in practice. Kilmark provides consultation and training to professionals in banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, credit reporting organizations, investment firms and other businesses across the country, helping staff better understand the psychological and sociological aspects of financial behavior. This training improves communication with customers and clients, assists in understanding consumer motivation and aids in preventing professional burnout. Kilmark has been a regular guest on Wisconsin Public Radio, answering listener questions on personal finance. Kilmark says, "To solve the money puzzle, it is not enough to have technical skill. It is just as important to address other matters: mastery of the radioactive emotions of money, ethnic and family history dimensions, couple dynamics and decision making style. In the right balance of all these elements, the key to the money puzzle can be found--individually, one person at a time."
[Visited Oct'05] Maintained by the University of Wisconsin's Women's Studies Librarian's Office, this up-to-date Web site offers reliable links and quality information. The site does an excellent job of combining educational materials for researchers from UW with those for researchers worldwide seeking women's studies materials. Rather than simply compiling different resources, the Librarian's Office also has created tutorials and WAVE (Women's Audio Visuals in English), a database of women's videos that is used by many researchers and librarians. The interactive tutorials "teach concepts and techniques for effective searching and retrieval of online information on International Women's Issues." They focus on University of Wisconsin library system databases and on free Internet resources. WAVE is searchable by keyword and subject, or via a guided Boolean search. It provides information on feature, documentary, and experimental films, and on videos by and about women. The site's main page also offers a variety of links to useful resources, including bibliographies, a core books listing, women's organizations, and a Subject Listing of Women and Gender Resources. The Librarian's Office is supported by the University of Wisconsin's Women's Studies Consortium. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers. -- K. B. Hovendick, Yale University
The just released issue (v. 26, no. 2-3) of _Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources_ includes an article on feminist blogs. It is "Blog This! An Introduction to Blogs, Blogging, and the Feminist Blogosphere," by Vicki Tobias. She also complied a sampling of blogs by women, for women, and/or discussing women's issues. The article and sampling are online at http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/fc/fcblogs1.htm .
This is the first of a series of articles we expect to publish on blogs. The next article will focus on academic blogs. If you have suggestions or you yourself have an academically-focused blog please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Feminist Collections is a publication of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office. It is available by subscription jointly with our other publications: _Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Content_ and _New Books on Women and Feminism_. For subscription information, see http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/wsperpub.htm
The Office of the Women's Studies Librarian maintains a searchable database of information about films and videos about women that you may use when looking for information either on particular videos (including names of distributors), or searching by subject. The database is called WAVE: WOMEN'S AUDIOVISUALS IN ENGLISH and is mounted at http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WAVE . If you want to browse websites of distributors of women-focused videos, try the distributors' list at http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/distribs.htm .
Women's Studies E-List
Recently a question was posed on the Women's Studies E-List "Where can you find a list of great women writers books, a women's "cannon"?" UW-System Women's Studies Librarian Phyllis Holman Weisbard brought the following to our attention, reminding us that there are various lists linked from a page on her
website at http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/books.htm:
Library Resources on WS The Women's Studies Core Books database is a project of the Association of College & Research Libraries -- Women's Studies Section. Book titles currently in print are selected by academic librarians who volunteer to maintain a subject area. The project assists Women's Studies librarians and collection development librarians in building Women's Studies collections and can also serve as a guide to instructional faculty in selecting available course readings." http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/ACRLWSS/
Are you looking for resources to help develop your library's collections
in Women's History and Women's Studies? Look no further than the ACRL
Women's Studies Section, Collection Development and Bibliography
Committee's new Collection Development Resources web site! The site highlights useful resources for collection building and assessment and includes bibliographies, checklists to evaluate women's studies collections, award winning or notable titles, film & video resources, and review sources. A convenient publisher list will help librarians assure coverage of the important output from small independent as well as scholarly presses that publish materials that support Women Studies research and teaching. Staying up to date with the rapidly changing scholarship in Women's Studies presents challenges that can be met through a variety of listed resources that enable scholars and librarians to keep current with debates and publishing in Women's Studies and to find out about conferences and other relevant events. The site further provides handy links to other sites useful for collection development including Women's Studies Core Books, WSSLinks to women's studies Web pages in a variety of subject areas, and core lists of journals in women's studies.
Homeira Moshir-Zadeh on UW-Milwaukee Campus Homeira Moshir-Zadeh speaking on contemporary Iranian politics, domestic and international. Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at
The Visual Culture Cluster at UW Madison The Visual Culture Cluster at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites your proposals to participate in the Visual Culture conference TRANS designed to foster transdisciplinary actions and set for October 19-22, 2006 . Information and a call for participation can be found at www.visualculture.wisc.edu/Conference/call.htm
UW System Leadership Site (SoTL) Researcher White Pages The UW System Leadership Site for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is engaged in producing a UW-System SoTL researchers white pages (that will be searchable) and can be accessed by individuals looking for research expertise or partners. They need your help with this. If you or your colleagues are interested in being a part of these SoTL white pages, please access this URL https://www3.uwm.edu/Dept/leadershipsite/profileaccess.cfm , and select 'Create a Profile'. The form will ask for the usual information (name, university affiliation, email, etc), but it will also ask you for your "methodological expertise" and "SoTL research topics of interest." We will use these as searchable items when the white pages are complete.Please pass this note and this URL onto others on your campus who you think would like to, or should be, included in these web white pages. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Katina Lazarides, email@example.com .
NWSA Speaker's Bureau For 2005-2006
NWSA is pleased to announce its speaker's bureau participants for the 2005-2006 academic year. These speakers address a wide range of topics of critical importance to Women's Studies and would make a valuable contribution to your department or center programming. Visit http:/www.nwsa.org/speakers.html for details.
Engineering/Science/Gender Blog Thus Spake Zuska: A Blog for All and No One · http://radio.weblogs.com/0147021/
Here are the descriptions of the two main categories on the blog as described by Suzanne Franks the blog initiator:
Engineering/Science/Gender Equity: This category deals with issues relating to gender equity in engineering and science education and in the engineering and science workforce. Broadly speaking, anything touching on recruitment, retention, and the culture of the workplace or the learning environment is fair game here.
Feminism/Science/Engineering: This category relates to feminist critques or analyses of science and engineering. I discuss what might be missing from an adequate feminist theory of science and engineering. I address what kinds of analyses are being developed by those doing gender equity work in engineering/science, and what feminist insights might be missing from those analyses.
Submissions are sought for a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality. This special double issue will include theoretical and research articles (peer reviewed) as well as personal essays and interviews that explore friendship experiences of bisexual women. This volume will be published simultaneously as a special journal and as a book by The Haworth Press.
Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches representing a variety of experiences and perspectives, both positive and negative, will be included. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Bisexual experience of friendships; Coming-out as bisexual to friends; Friendships with other bisexual individuals; Friendships with gay men, lesbians, and heterosexual women and men; Bisexual experiences in same- and cross-sex friendships; Sex and romance in bisexual friendships; Friendship and the bisexual community; Bisexual friendships as they are affected by race, class, religious affiliation and other factors of diversity.Please direct inquiries to the special issue editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Importance of Psycho-Social Support for Women In Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies Deadline: March 1, 2006
Women for Women International, a non-profit, humanitarian organization, seeks submissions for the spring 2006 edition of its bi-annual academic journal, Critical Half. The journal is intended to raise awareness and spark debate among a variety of audiences, by presenting various perspectives on economic, social, and political issues as they relate to women in international development and conflict and post-conflict societies.
Critical Half targets the international development and post-conflict reconstruction community, including but not limited to government policy makers, the United Nations, international and overseas NGOs, U.S. foundations and philanthropists. In addition, the journal is written in an approachable style for our 75,000 grassroots supporters.
This issue of the journal will focus on the psycho-social aspects of trauma women suffer during and after major conflict, and how to best address this trauma in order to support women as they rebuild their lives and war-ravaged communities. We hope to examine existing approaches to psycho-social support, as well as specific challenges and strategies used by organizations in post-conflict settings. Articles should provide at least one example of a country’s experience that demonstrates the writer’s argument. Papers should incorporate a theoretical framework where possible and a discussion of its practical implications. Dual submission of opposing articles is encouraged. Articles should be 2,000-2,500 words long. The submission deadline is March 1, 2006, but early submission of articles is strongly encouraged. Articles should be sent by e-mail. Additional submission guidelines here www.womenforwomen.org.
Iowa Journal of Communications: "Feminist Theories" · Deadline: March 1, 2006 The Iowa Journal of Communication announces a 2006 special issue on feminist theories and practices in communication. Manuscripts should be received no later than March 1, 2006. Feminist theories and practices have gained authority in the communication field, particularly in areas such as cultural and critical studies, discourse theory, international communication, organizational analysis and pedagogy. Queries and manuscript submissions should be sent electronically to: Kimberly A. Powell, Editor, Iowa Journal of Communication, email@example.com .
Equity & Excellence in Education · A Special Theme Issue on SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES · Deadline: March 1, 2006
Linda McCarthy, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
Equity & Excellence in Education is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on community colleges and social justice issues. We will consider a wide range of topics, including the following:
• Issues related to social, racial, gender, and other types of inequalities in community colleges
• Differing graduation and transfer rates among white students and students of color
• Creative pedagogies specific to meeting community college students' needs
• Open enrollment issues
• Creating community on community colleges campuses
• Supporting students who balance work, family, and school
• Issues particular to returning students
• Single mothers and community colleges
• Access to academics for students with significant disabilities
• Immigrant, ESL, and international student experiences in community colleges
• Teaching about social justice issues in community colleges
Complete manuscripts are due March 1st, 2006. Submit three “masked” paper copies (plus a disk) with separate cover title page including author contact information. Please indicate in your cover letter that the submission is for the special issue on Social Justice Issues and Community Colleges.
Mail to: Equity & Excellence in Education, Hills South 370, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.
For more information, please visit the journal website http://www.eee -
journal.com. Contact Linda McCarthy with any questions related to this special issue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feminist Africa 7 : Diaspora Feminisms and the Meaning of Africa, Deadline: March 31, 2006
In 2005 the African Union officially recognized the importance of African Diaspora, the same year it which it adopted The African Protocol on Women, a document which seeks to enhance women’s human rights across the Union. This official action by a body representing the vision of a more unified Africa marks a new stage in a history of uneven, ambivalent but ever present interactions, conversations and collaborations between Africa and its Diaspora. The concept of Diaspora it elf is a highly contested one. For the AU the African Diaspora is defined as - “peoples of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.
If you are interested, write to us email@example.com before the end of March 2006!! For more information on the journal Feminist Africa Visit website: http://www.feministafrica.org
Clues: A Journal of Detection: Special issue on Margaret Millar ·
Deadline: April 28, 2006
Published quarterly, the peer-reviewed _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_ welcomes scholarly articles on all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered. The spring 2007 issue will focus on Canadian-born author and screenwriter Margaret Millar (Edgar winner, _Beast in View_; Grand Master, Mystery Writers of America; wife of author Ross Macdonald). Guest Editor: Dean James, Houston , Texas , USA For the issue, the guest editor would particularly like to see articles that: illustrate Millar's influence on the development of the suspense novel (perhaps with comparisons to Patricia Highsmith and Dorothy B. Hughes), show the influence of Millar's environmental concerns on her settings, analyze Millar's prescient awareness of social trends (e.g., as demonstrated in _How Like an Angel_, one of the first suspense novels to deal seriously with cult behavior), or highlight Millar's treatment of issues (e.g., racial attitudes toward Hispanics in Southern California). Submission Details: All articles in languages other than English must be accompanied by a short paragraph describing their contents. Submissions should include a short (50-word) abstract and be between 15 to 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect with minimal formatting. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts both on disk and in hard copy as back-up or as an electronic submission. Manuscripts should follow the _MLA Style Manual_ by Joseph Gibaldi (2nd ed., 1998), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited; and should be accompanied by a stamped return envelope if return of manuscript is desired. Address submissions to: Elizabeth Foxwell Managing Editor, CLUES: A Journal of Detection Heldref Publications 1319 Eighteenth St NW Washington , DC 20036 USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit CLUES online at http://www.heldref.org/clues.php
Journal of International Women's Studies Special Issue: Women's Bodies, Gender Analysis, and Feminist Politics at the Fórum Social Mundial · Deadline:April 30, 2006
Since its inauguration in 2001, the World Social Forum (WSF) has gained increasing importance as a venue for strengthening alternatives to the neoliberal agenda for globalization. The WSF has been described as both a process and an event, following an agreed upon set of principles in its planning and convening in order to foster new forms of organization and movement building. Nevertheless, this is an evolving, fluid phenomenon as the World Social Forums have given rise to several regional, local and thematic social forums. Many women and some feminists have participated in various ways in these forums: as organizers, workshop presenters, participants and malcontents. Along with AWID's triennial global conferences, the WSF offers women's organizations predictably scheduled opportunities to network with activists from distant locales and other sectors. However, the experiences of women working in this expansive and sometimes overwhelming environment have been uneven and contradictory, and the roles played by gender analysis and feminist politics often ambiguous. For this special issue of the /Journal/ /of International Women's Studies/ we are seeking contributions in a range of genres from women who have direct experience with organizing or attending one or more of the World Social Forums or regional/local forums organized under the auspices and according to the principles of the Fórum Social Mundial. Submissions might include theoretical or analytical essays, reflective narratives, activity reports or evaluations, manifestos, press releases, posters or other ephemera. JIWS's intention is to collect materials documenting the range of experiences and activities occurring under the tent of the WSF so that feminist practice within the Social Forums can gain in effectiveness. We also believe it is important to begin to archive this activism as it happens. With the tri-partite polycentric forums planned for Caracas (Venezuela), Bamako (Mali), and Karachi (Pakistan) in January 2006 and the first U.S. Social Forum scheduled for Atlanta in 2007, the Social Forum process is on the cusp of gaining new visibility in the US media. This, therefore, seems a precipitous juncture for gathering our thoughts and recollections about this evolving phenomenon. Please submit your contribution to the editors no later than April 30, 2006 following the guidelines posted on the JIWS's website at www.bridgew.edu/JIWS
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought invites contributions for its
next issue which will be devoted to the theme "Women and Science".
Deadline:June 1, 2006
Papers are sought in all disciplines; joint papers and papers co-authored with student researchers are also encouraged.Papers should be 20-25 pages in length, typed, and formatted according to the accepted method for thediscipline. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Feminist approaches to inquiry
-Women as discoverers
-The interconnectedness of research and practice
-Applied ethics:biomedical; genome; environmental; computer;
engineering; business; feminist perspectives
-Women and science in the mass media/literature
-Challenges facing women in the sciences
-Biology of women's health and disease
-Effective programs for women in sciences
-Women and the environment/technology/engineering
-Scientific methods and generalist practice
Send three blind copies of all manuscripts to Drs. Carol Gibbons and Lois Eveleth,co-editors, c/o O'Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 02840. Each copy should be accompanied by a title page with contact information: author(s) name(s), institution(s), telephone number(s) and email address(es) for all authors, and home and work address for the corresponding author. All work should be original and current. Editors' email addresses:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Aging and Staging: Old Age on Stage and Screen Please send one-page abstracts by 1 March 2006.
Theorists have argued that age is a performative construction. How do professional performers enact aging and old age? What gives their performance truth value? How do parodies of aging and old age work? How can performances reinforce or disrupt ageism and age positivism? How do performances of aging and old age mark advanced age as a category of difference, and how do they disrupt or refute such categorization? How do actors perform the meanings of old age? How do scripts suggest that aging should be played, and how much is left to the actors? Are these suggestions of similar quantity and quality as those marking youth on stage and screen? Explorations of all aspects of theatrical and media productions of aging and old age are welcome.
This will be a proposed special session for the 2006 MLA in Philadelphia, PA.
Email submissions preferred.
Aging and the Young: Representations of Old Age in Young Adult and Children's Literature Please send one-page abstracts by 1 March 2006
What do storybooks teach children about getting old? How do children's books and books for young adults construct lifetimes on a personal and a social level? How do such books contribute to ageism, age positivism, or a multiplicity of views? How could they do things differently? How can and do books for pre-adults prepare people to embrace the challenges of getting older throughout the life cycle? Papers on all aspects of old age in children's and young adult literature welcomed.
This will be a proposed special session for the 2006 MLA, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA.
Email submissions preferred.
Special Issue of Sociology of Sport Journal, The Social Construction of Fat Deadline for submission: March 1, 2007 Guest Editor: Margaret Carlisle Duncan, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
This special issue calls for manuscripts that focus on a sociologicaltreatment of fat and the fat body, including its biomedical construction as obese or overweight—and hence, fundamentally unhealthy —; its social construction as morally suspect, self-indulgent, undisciplined, out of control, lazy, greedy, and repellent; and the social meanings that people attribute to the “obesity epidemic.” Obesity is a salient theme in both popular writing and in scientificresearch these days. One can hardly pick up a newspaper or journal without seeing some reference to this fearsome “epidemic that’ssweeping the country” which, we are told, affects fully two-thirds ofthe adult population and increasing numbers of children. Expertsoffer dire warnings, predicting that in 2050, 100 percent of theAmerican population will be overweight or obese. The gravepronouncements by a string of Surgeons General beginning with C. Everett Koop continuing up to the present, and by the CDC lendofficial credibility to such warnings. Novels such as Wally Lamb’sShe’s Come Undone, Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle, Jennifer Weiner’sGood in Bed and, more humorously, Bridget Jones’s Diary and The End of Reason suggest Western culture’s obsession with body ideals and reveal the difficulty of being fat in a society that reveres thin, hard physiques. With the exception of Gard and Wright’s The ObesityEpidemic: Science, Morality and Ideology, few full-dress treatmentsof fat as a sociological phenomenon and its relationship to physical activity and/or body culture have occurred.
Possible Topics: All submissions must be scholarly analyses grounded in sociological theory and be connected in some way to sport , exercise, physical activity, leisure and/or body culture. This issue will considerempirical (data-based) papers and new theoretical approaches relating to overweight, obesity, and fat. Possible topics for scholarly sociological analysis include (but are not limited to) the intersection of fat with sexuality, disability, race, ethnicity, class, and age; the globalization of fat; fat as cultural habitus; the fat body as transgressive spectacle; fat and the panoptic gaze, the medicalization of fat; social movements such as “fat but fit,” the obesity epidemic as a moral panic; fat activism and sport; fat practices and representations, and, other subjects that explicitly address fat as a sociological construction and articulate its relationship to physical activity.
Submissions: Manuscripts must be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_ssj
All manuscripts must follow the editorial guidelines identified in the Sociology of Sport Journal's Instructions for Contributors and will be subject to the usual blinded review process. Authors must indicate in their cover letter that this manuscript is being submitted for the special issue. For more information contact: Margaret Carlisle Duncan at email@example.com.
Race, Gender, Disability and Employment in Higher Education: Real Employment Experiences by Real People, with the intention of having it published and distributed by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) in 2007.
Proposal to the editor by May 5, 2007
The editor is specifically seeking personal stories and/or scholarly works written by and about employees with disabilities, and their employment-related experiences in higher education. Writers are requested to identify their racial/cultural backgrounds, gender, and description of their impairments when submitting works (will be included in any published bio statements), as well as their status as either current or past higher education employees. Tentative topics may include works addressing: Challenges; Passing
(experiences related to invisibility, and/or shielding ones' identity); Coming Out (experiences related to becoming comfortable and "open" about any combination of identities); Relationships (may involve sexual orientation and other sexual experiences); Accommodations, Consequences, and Other (The editor is open
to "other" possibilities and experiences contributors might offer). This publication has great potential to be appealing to those interested in disability studies, diversity studies, psychology, sociology and other academic departments as well as AHEAD Members, and the students served.
To be considered for the anthology, writers are invited to submit a draft manuscript outline or proposal to the editor by May 5, 2007. Final original, unpublished manuscripts of up to 8,000 words (approximately 10 to 25 typed pages in 12-point type), double-spaced, and printed on one side of the paper are due to the editor December 1, 2007. Earlier completed submissions encouraged. Target publication date is expected to be summer 2007.
Submissions must be typed as a Microsoft word document and sent electronically to the editor, along with a cover sheet with the writer's name, address, telephone number, email address, and brief biographical paragraph which includes racial/cultural identification, gender and disability diagnosis. Submissions will not be returned. Submissions and questions are to be directed to the editor, Dr. Mary Lee Vance at
NWSA Journal, the scholarly Publication of the National Women's Studies Association invites submissions in all areas relating to Women's Studies. We are committed to providing a forum in which the research of feminist scholars, established and new, results in critical dialogue. Reports, book reviews, archives, and critical essays that engage in a feminist perspective will also be considered. We seek gender-related topics, such as: Immigration; Feminist theory: including but not limited to global feminism; Women and science; Women and fundamentalism; Women and religion; Ecology, ecofeminism, health and the environment; Feminist generations: the future of feminism, young feminists, children; Post-colonial gender studies; New forms of activism-political strategies; Women and the arts, especially music; Women writers: autobiographies and reflexive writings; Race, class, and gender intersections; Women and the media; Women and disabilities; Women's history--all areas including archives; International reports Send three double-spaced copies of your manuscript (20-30 pages), with parenthetical notes and a complete references page formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Send to: Brenda Daly, Editor NWSA Journal; 253 Ross Hall; Iowa State University ; Ames , IA 50011 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thirdspace online zine is looking for articles, non-fiction essays, review articles, and research notes. We require one electronic copy and one paper copy of your submission. Submissions should be in MLA format, and must include an abstract and a brief biographical note which will be posted in the members' section of the site. Please see www.thirdspace.ca/ submit.htm for more details. Please send an electronic version of your submission in Word, WordPerfect, or Rich Text (rtf) format to: email@example.com Send one paper copy of your submission to: thirdspace c/o K. Snowden #6 - 2526 West 4th Avenue Vancouver , BC CanadaV6K 1P6 For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Website: www.thirdspace.ca
Feminism(s) in the Third Wave · May 11-14, 2006 · University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada · Deadline: February 15, 2006
A conference designed to build links between community and academia in order to foster feminist activism as part of an undergraduate academic experience.
As students, activists, and faculty connected in some way to the discipline of Women's Studies and interested in topics related to gender, feminism and women, it has become increasingly apparent to us that students are feeling a disconnect between feminist theory and feminist activism. The range of feminist issues taken up by academia is increasing, but at the same time there has been a steady decrease in organized feminist activism, like the decline of organizations such as the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. Given the explosion of feminist topics in academia, how does feminist activism engage meaningfully with a multiplicity of voices? Can we still organize around "women"? What relationships can we build between feminist theory and feminist practice? What does academia have to offer to the daily struggles of community workers and activists, and how can we work together in collaborative and critical ways? How can we work to build links between the third wa
ve and the feminists who have come before us? How can feminists work with or within other progressive social movements?
This conference aims to provide participants with an opportunity to reflect and strategize around how to integrate feminist activism into an undergraduate academic experience. It also hopes to bring together students, community activists and artists in order to interrogate the gaps and overlaps between our interests and to build bridges.
In order to foster nation-wide undergraduate feminist activism, part of the conference will be dedicated to forming a cross-Canada Women's Studies undergraduate student association. We hope that such an association will be able to address the lack of communication and partnership between Women's Studies programs and discuss how to increase student access to issues not covered by the course offerings of our home departments.
The conference committee invites Women's Studies undergraduate students, as well as other undergraduate students, community workers, activists, faculty and graduate students to submit proposals for paper presentations, verbal art or 2D/3D art-works. Alternative forms and formats are welcome. Please visit www.ualberta.ca/~wsua/conference_pages/conference_call_for_submissions.htm for instructions on how to submit your proposal.
A note to faculty: We strongly encourage you to support especially your undergraduate students to attend this conference. This support could take the form of financial assistance from your department or faculty, helping individual students construct proposals and refine papers, or offering to be an audience for presentation practice runs.
WisCon 30, World's Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention
Memorial Day Weekend: 26 – 29, May 2006 Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28 2006
WisCon encourages discussion, debate and extrapolation of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. The convention honors writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes and whose voices have opened new dimensions and territory in these issues. As well as an extensive program of fan and author oriented events, WisCon has a track of academic programming that is open to undergraduate,
postgraduate and independent scholars. For detailed information about the convention see: http://www.wiscon.info/index.php. We invite papers and presentations on science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, race, and class. Scholarly work on fandom is also invited. We especially welcome papers on the work of this year's guests of honor, Jane Yolen and Kate Wilhelm.
WisCon 30 will be a massive celebration of feminist science fiction with many returning guests of honor including, to name just three of an extensive list of luminaries, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emswhiller and Ursula K. Le Guin. See the WisCon website http://www.wiscon.info/ for the full list of authors about whom scholarly work would be appreciated. Send proposals of 50-100 words via e-mail to Joan Haran: email@example.com
Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts. An invitation for Proposals on Interdisciplinary Scholarly and Creative Work Proposal deadlines March1, 2006. University of Maryland, May 24-26, 2006
As signaled by its title, the conference identifies and will provide a forum for discussing compelling intellectual issues currently driving feminist/critical politics and will bring together graduate students in related interdisciplinary academic locations who are working to transcend divides, dichotomies and boundaries of all sorts in their activisms, research, and teaching. It will highlight and celebrate the scholarship of graduate students working in the areas of women’s, gender and/or feminist studies, sexuality studies, cultural studies, and other interdisciplinary academic locations having as their central locus progressive politics and intersectional theoretical and methodological approaches.
Call for Proposals: As a .potential space. for making professional, intellectual and/or activist connections among and between graduate students and established scholars working on similar issues, the conference will be divided into four thematic seminars in which the customary division between audience and presenter is collapsed. Each seminar will feature interactive working sessions co-facilitated by one invited senior scholar and one graduate student whose own research, teaching and/or activisms fit within the rubric of that seminar’s thematic mandate. Participants including the senior scholar, will each be asked to prepare and present short position papers (3-4 pages each) in which they address some key issues, debates and conversations of the seminar as outlined below. Following these presentations, the moderators will facilitate discussion and/or activities among the session participants designed to draw out common themes and controversial issues that participants identify as having significant potential for future work in the area under discussion.
All proposals should be related to the study of gender as it intersects with other dimensions of identity (such as religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, mental, emotional and/or physical ability, etc.). Graduate students committed to interdisciplinarity, intersectional approaches and whose work addresses feminist/critical politics should send a 200-word abstract via e-mail by March 1, 2006 indicating in which of the following seminars they’d like to participate:
1. Building Community and Making Intellectual Connections.
2. Transforming Structures of Oppression
3. Globalization and Transnational Feminisms
4. Women’s Studies in Translation: Accessing .Feminist Education. across the Spectrum of Difference
Artwork and Multimedia submissions are encouraged
Conference organizers are also soliciting non-text-based contributions from scholars,
Activists, theorists, and artists working in the areas of performance and fine art. Submissions meeting the above criteria for intersectional and interdisciplinary study which take the form of short plays/performance scripts (or digital recordings of those short performances), paintings or other types of visual or technology-based art forms, are encouraged. Please contact Kristen Williams at HTUkwilli14@umd.eduUTH.
Submit Your Abstract Please submit your 200-word abstract as an attachment to the above person(s) as appropriate by March 1, 2006. In addition, include a brief (3-5 sentence) bio of yourself with your abstract along with your preferred method of contact email/phone/mailbox). You will be notified by April 1st along with more information on paper guidelines. We look forward to receiving your abstracts!
Film Remakes · College of Marin · Deadline: March 1st, 2006
We are currently looking for scholarly papers focused on the topic of "Film Remakes" for possible publication in an upcoming book-length collection. Papers may come from any academic discipline and may address any number of other issues, but in order to be considered, papers must in some way deal with a film or films that have been remade.
The inspiration for this collection comes from our hunch that film remakes offer the opportunity to revisit important issues, stories, themes and topics in a manner that speaks to contemporary audiences. Like mythic stories that are told again and again in differing ways, film remakes offer updated perspectives on timeless ideas. While some remakes succeed and others fail aesthetically, they always, nonetheless, say something about the culture in which, and for which, they are produced.
What compels a film maker to remake a classic film? What distinguishes a successful remake from an unsuccessful remake? Are there any particular themes that are especially timeless, and thus subject to being integrated into a remake? Why is it so common for American film makers to remake
successful foreign films? When is a remake better than the original? How are gender, sexuality and race deployed in the film remake? These are just a few of the sorts of questions that we are interested in exploring.
This collection will be edited by John Marmysz (Department of Philosophy, College of Marin) and Scott Lukas (Department of Anthropology, Lake Tahoe Community College). 500 word abstracts from any academic perspective may be sent by email or ground mail.
By ground mail send abstracts to: Dr. John Marmysz, Department of Philosophy, College of Marin, 835 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA 94904
Women and the Media Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Studies Program announces its Fourth Annual Graduate Conference, Saturday, April 1, 2006, at SCSU
Proposal deadline March 3, 2006
Call for Papers Whether in print, television, film, radio or the Internet, media is key to the dissemination of information to the public. How do media portray women and women’s issues? What types of access do women have to media? What roles do women play in media? Does a feminist perspective make a difference in how and what information is disseminated? The SCSU Women’s Studies Graduate Conference Committee invites graduate students and college seniors from all institutions to submit proposals for panel discussions or individual papers with a focus on all issues concerning: Women and the Media Send submissions electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org as word attachments or typed in the body of the e-mail. Please include name, affiliation, E-mail, standard mailing address, and phone number. Proposals should not be longer than one page; an abstract of no more than 150 words will be included in the conference program.
Women and Ordination in the Christian Churches: International Perspectives · Lincoln Theological Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Manchester, UK· July 12-14, 2006 · Deadline: March 10, 2006
The growth of women's ordained ministry has been amongst the most remarkable and significant developments in the recent history of the Christian churches. This international conference aims to bring together leading contributors from both academic and church contexts to explore Christian experiences of ordaining women in theological, sociological, historical and anthropological perspective. Short papers of 20 minutes are invited on the following themes: How have different national, denominational and ecclesial cultures shaped the different ways in which women's ordination is debated and/or enacted? What difference have women's ordained ministry, and debates on women's ordination, made in different church contexts? What 'unfinished business' remains (in both congregational, denominational and sector ministries) and how can progress be made? How have Christians variously conceived ordained ministry with both women and men included? How have ordained women and men worked together in practice? What have been the particular implications for female clergy? And for male clergy? What distinctive issues are raised by women's entry into senior ordained/leadership positions? How do episcopal and non- episcopal traditions differ in this? Contributors are encouraged to relate their findings either to one particular national, regional, denominational or ecclesial context, or to draw comparisons between different cultures. A number of bursaries are available. Papers will be considered for publication. Please submit a short outline of your proposed paper (max. 200 words) by 10 March 2006 to: Dr. Ian Jones, Lincoln Theological Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER M13 9PL, UK email@example.com For further information, please see the conference website: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/subjectareas/religionstheology/ research/cprc/lti/
2006 Rural Women's Studies Association Conference
Deadline April 12th
The Rural Women's Studies Association invites proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of the lives of rural and farm women, including proposals that develop connections between rural women's history and present-day social and economic concerns. We also encourage papers and sessions have interdisciplinary perspectives, comparative and transnational themes, and that deal with diverse populations.
The conference is dedicated to the memory of Mary Neth (1954-2005), a leading scholar of Midwestern history, rural women's history, and American popular culture, and a cofounder of RWSA. We invite proposals that reflect her influence on the field of rural women's history, and encourage roundtables that include her graduate students and others she mentored.
The conference is being held at the Lancaster Conference Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 5-7, 2006. As with past conferences, we will pay attention to the past and present of our conference location. Lancaster County demonstrates in microcosm many of the issues facing rural women and families today. Possible topics might include the roles and experience of women in rural life, suburbia and exurbia;
rural tourism and marketing the pastoral; religious minorities in rural settings; sustainable agricultural operations, cooperative ventures, farmers markets; and homework, including crafts and quilts.
RWSA conferences encourage participation by rural women working outside the academic setting, as well as alternative methods of presentation. Workshops, interactive sessions, posters, performances, readings, and audiovisual presentations are welcomed. Full session proposals are preferred and should include a session abstract or description; a one-page abstract for each paper or presentation, if appropriate to the session format; and a vita or biographical statement for each participant. Individual submissions will also be considered and should include a one-page abstract or description and a vita or biographical statement. Electronic submissions should be sent to both Anne Effland (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Barbara Steinson (email@example.com), program co-chairs. Please use .rtf format to ease potential software problems.
If electronic submission is not possible, send hard copies of your proposal to both Anne Effland, ERS/USDA, 1800 M St., NW, Rm 5187, Washington, DC, 20036-5831, and Barbara Steinson, Department of History, DePauw University, 200 South Locust Street, Greencastle, IN, 46135.
Submissions must be received by April 12, so please allow time for postal delivery, if not using e-mail.
You may also fax your proposal to Anne Effland at (202)694-5824, as a last resort.
Alternative Globalizations. Deadline March 15th
For the 5th Annual Conference of the Global Studies Association, North America, May 12-14, 2006. DePaul University, Chicago IL. Co-sponsored by DePaul University's International Studies Program. Send your abstracts (50-100 words) by March 15, 2006 to: Jerry Harris, GSA Organizational Secretary , 1250 North Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60622, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , E-mail Subject Line: GSA 2006 Conference Abstract, For More Details, go to: http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal
2006 Business Women's Expo, Thursday, February 9
Marriott-Madison West Hotel, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton
Funds raised from the event go to scholarships and foundation support. For information on Expo sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities or on making a nomination for the 2nd Annual Professional Business Woman Award, go to www.wisconsinwomanmagazine.com and click on the Expo icon or contact Marian Walluks at (608) 221-1374 or email@example.com.
The University of Chicago's Center for Gender Studies invites you to participate in a day-long interdisciplinary symposium: Trans/Forming Knowledge: The Implications Of Transgender Studies For Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies, Thursday and Friday, February 16-17
The emergence of transgender studies in recent years has raised far-reaching questions about the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of gender, women's, queer, and sexuality studies. This day-long symposium invites you to consider the significance and implications of these questions by engaging in a sustained, interdisciplinary conversation with four of the field's leading scholars. It will take place on the University of Chicago campus; check the CGS website for more detailed information as the date approaches. http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/cgs/transformingknowledgeconf.htm
Lilly South Conference on College and University Teaching · Greensboro, N.C. February 17-19, 2006 · http://www.uncg.edu/tlc/lillysouth.
Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning. Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.
THE 1st WORLD CONGRESS ON GENDER-SPECIFIC MEDICINE. Men, Women and Medicine. February 23-26 2006, Berlin, Germany
A new view of the biology of sex/gender difference and aging
Endorsed by the Association for Gender-Spesific Medicine For more updates and on-line registration visit the website: www.gendermedicine.com
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics · University of California , Irvine ·March 3-4, 2006 · questions about the conference, please contact Heather Murray firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Cunningham email@example.com
The 14th Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference · The University of Florida Gainesville, Florida · March 23-26, 2006 · http://www.english.ufl.edu/bwwc .
Queer Matters! Raising The Visibility Of Queer Studies In The Undergraduate Curriculum · University of Michigan · March 24-26 2006 ·firstname.lastname@example.org
Gender and the Arts · March 29-31, 2006 · Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"Re-Stating Religion: A Conference Reconsidering the Rules" · March 30-31, 2006 ·Columbia University , New York
Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights. March 30-April 1, 2006.
The University of Rochester is pleased to announce a women's history conference to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Anthony's death by providing a forum for discussion of 19th-century women's reform activities. Register online at www.rochester.edu/sba/100years/conference
The Art of Gender in Everyday Life III: A Multidisciplinary Conference · March 30 & 31, 2006 · Idaho State University Pocatello , ID
"Evidence, Impact and Momentum": The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching & the Office of Professional Development and Instruction of the University of Wisconsin System · April 1-2, 2006 · Madison , WI
"Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies: Health, Education, and Cultural Knowledge," UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity · April 6-7, 2006 · UW-Milwaukee.
Many Floridas : Women Envisioning Change ; A Conference Hosted by the Florida Consortium for Women's Studies · Tampa , Florida · April 6-8, 2006
Warrior, Mythic, and Everyday Women: Women's Ways of Leading . 30 th Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference. April 21-22, 2006
Network for Academic Renewal Conference: Learning and Technology: Implications for Liberal Education and the Disciplines · Seattle , Washington · April 20-22, 2006
NAASA Members Funding Opportunity for Women Filmmakers
Deadline February 17, 2007
The Women in Film Foundation (WIFF) is currently accepting submissions for completion funds for documentary, dramatic, educational, narrative, animated and experimental works by filmmakers and video makers who demonstrate advanced and innovative skills, and whose work relates to
WIFF's goals of increasing employment and promoting equal opportunities for women, enhancing the media image of women, and influencing prevailing attitudes and practices regarding and on behalf of women. Eligibility is limited to projects that have completed principal photography and are well into post-production by the deadline. For more information, go to http://www.wif.org/
MOTHER JONES RESOURCES Mother Jones Magazine has prepared a special issue on domestic violence to coincide with Congressional reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act scheduled for this fall. In keeping with its educational mission, Mother Jones is making the special issue available free to organizations that share its goals. The magazine's staff hopes that NWSA members will use the articles in classrooms and in women's centers. You can find the link to the website along with the required access code at www.nwsa.org/news.html/
SEEKING EXPERT SOURCE VOLUNTEERS The National Women's Studies Association receives many inquiries from journalists on a wide variety of topics, from questions about the frequency of divorce at the beginning of the 20th century to inquiries about representations of women in the media.
If you are willing to have journalists contact you with inquiries directly related to your area of expertise, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Expert Source." Be sure the email lists your areas of expertise and contact information.
If you responded to this inquiry last fall and your contact information has not changed, you do not need to resubmit it.
NWSA Jewish Women’s Caucus Graduate Student Scholarship: March 1, 2006 deadline for applications for the annual graduate student scholarship offered by the Jewish Women's Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association. The graduate student must be enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution and have a special interest in the lives, work and culture of Jewish women as demonstrated by research, thesis, or dissertation topic. The application for the 2006 award is at http://www.nwsa.org/JWCform.html. Past awardees have come from many fields, including history, literature, sociology, education, and nursing. See http://www.nwsa.org/scholarship/jewishschol.php for more about this award and alist of past recipients. This $1,000 scholarship is supported by the Steven H. and Alida Brill Scheuer Foundation.
4College Women a site which focuses on women's issues and beyond, specializing in college-aged women. The website includes links to other sites that address all aspects of women's health and features spotlight articles researched by Brandeis students. The website is created and maintained by Brandeis University students and is sponsored and overseen by the Former Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Susan J Blumenthal. http://www.4collegewomen.org/
The F-Word is an on-line zone put out by a senior majoring in Women's Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia . Submissions welcome. http://www.thef-wordzine.com
The National Women's Studies Association has a publication called "Graduate Guide to Work in Women's Studies"which is available for purchase via the website at http://www.nwsa.org/publications.html
Listserv for graduate students in women's studies.
WSPHD-L is a listserv for women's studies doctoral students. The listserv provides students a means of posting announcements, news, or requests pertinent to the general membership. M.A. students in women's studies are also welcome, as are recipients of the Women's Studies Ph.D. Participants should be aware, however, that this list will focus on the Ph.D. from students' perspectives. Undergraduates and WS faculty/directors may find another list more tailored to their needs (like the WMST-L, which centers on the teaching of women's studies, or the PALIST, for administrators of women's studies programs and departments). To subscribe, please send a message with the words "subscribe (your full name) WSPHD-L" to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please also indicate your current status in the body of the message (e.g. student in a WS doctoral program).
The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women (ITROW) is publishing a "Handbook on Service Learning in Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Disciplines." Recognizing that many courses outside of Women's Studies may have a focus on women/gender and diversity issues we welcome submissions from those teaching disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses with such a focus that have a service learning component. As the title suggest, we are looking for hands on advice to faculty members who want to design a servicing learning course. This includes: 1) syllabi that describe a service-learning course in full detail, including detailed descriptions of assignments. Particularly welcome are assignments concerned with reflections on the service learning experience. 2) Brief articles (nor more than 6 double-spaced pages) on applications, recommendations, and/or lessons learned. Such articles may be independent of a syllabus or may accompany one. To discuss submissions further you may reply privately to email@example.com.
Upper Midwest Campus Compact
Student Civic Leadership Fellows Program
The Student Civic Leadership Fellows program exists to support and promote students as powerful citizen leaders.
The New Voters Project
Wisconsin Campus Compact is a partner in the New Voters Project - an effort to increase 18-24 year-old voter participation by 5 percent in the November 2004 elections.
The American Democracy Project
Wisconsin Campus Compact is proud to support the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the New York Times in their efforts to strengthen democracy at public comprehensive campuses through the American Democracy Project. Participating Wisconsin campuses include: UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay , UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls , UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior.
Raise Your Voice Campaign
In 2003 and 2004, grants were awarded to support student groups at Alverno College, Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Lawrence University, Marquette University, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Green Bay UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. Student-initiated projects, such as forums with local canditates for elected office, dialogues about the Patriot Act, voter registration drives, non-profit career fairs, and diversity circles were held throughout Wisconsin . Originally funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Raise Your Voice Campaign continues at campuses throughout the country.
Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day
This national event takes place on Thursday, April 27, 2006 (recommended for girls and boys ages 8-12). Ms. Foundation encourages workplaces and individuals to ensure that all our nation's daughters and sons have the opportunity to participate in the program. This year, consider inviting children from housing developments and shelters, nieces and nephews, or neighbors and friends. Help them also gain the knowledge and experience the day has to offer. For more information visit: http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org/
New “Women and Social Security” Factsheet Available On-Line
Melissa M. Favreault of the Urban Institute looks at the parts of Social Security that specifically impact women and a number of proposals aimed at improving Social Security benefit distribution. Although Social Security disproportionately benefits women because they live longer and have lower lifetime earnings, women are at a greater risk of poverty for those very same reasons. The author examines a variety of proposals focusing on whether they would make distribution of benefits more equitable between women and men, and among women of different economic, social, and marital statuses.http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/900902_women_ss.pdf
Mattel Children's Foundation Announces Second Year of Domestic Grantmaking Program
Mattel, Inc. and the MattelChildren's Foundation have announced the second year of the foundation's Domestic Grantmaking Program. Through this effort, unsolicited applications for fundsfrom organizations working to benefit children in needin the United States are accepted. Organizations with501(c) (3) public charity status that are able to demonstrate they directly serve children in need may beeligible for grants of up to $25,000. Applicant organizations must have a mission that focuses on direct service to children up to 12 years old. Priority will be given to organizations or programs that usecreative and/or innovative methods to address a locallydefined need directly impacting children in need andthat align with Mattel's philanthropic priorities, whichinclude learning, health, and girl empowerment. Deadline: April 7, 2006
4,000 Years of Women in Science http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/4000WS.html
Thousands of biographies are posted, including photographs and references. 4,000 years of women in science! This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past. This includes inventors, scholars and writers as well as mathematicians and astronomers.
Center for Women and Information Technology http://www.umbc.edu/cwit
The Center for Women and Information Technology, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, addresses issues, such as the number of women and girls studying computer science and pursuing careers in IT, and how to foster research concerning the relationship between gender and IT
A non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of women and girls. The Internet offers a state-of-the-art mechanism for continuing to raise individual consciousness in a new world. Through education aimed at creating personal and social change we move toward a global democracy.
Girls, Women, and Media Project http://www.mediaandwomen.org
The Girls, Women, and Media Project is a non-profit initiative and network working to increase awareness of how pop culture and media represent, affect, employ, and serve girls and women---and to advocate for improvement in those areas.
IMDiversity.com is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Women.
National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) http://www.wcwonline.org/seed/index.html
The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum is a staff-development equity project for educators, is in its eighteenth year of establishing teacher-led faculty development seminars in public and private schools throughout the U.S. and in English-speaking international schools. In year-long, monthly seminars, the SEED Project enables adults to examine contemporary scholarship as well as "the textbooks of our lives" in order to inform community conversation about schooling and culture. SEED helps to create multiculturally equitable and gender balanced curriculum that makes room for reflecting upon the lives of all girls and boys (and women and men) with a sense of integrity and coherence.
The Scholar and Feminist Online http://www.barnard.edu/sfonline
S&F Online, a triannual, multimedia, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements, provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's most innovative programming by providing written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks.
Sloan Work and Family Research Network http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/wfnetwork/index.html
Provides web-based resources to individuals interested in the work-family area of study, supports the building of knowledge related to the work-family area of study, and offers opportunities for researchers to engage in collaborative experiences that contribute to the building of a work-family research community.
The White House Project http://thewhitehouseproject.org/
The White House Project and The White House Project Education Fund's programs enhance public perceptions of women's capacity to lead, change biases against women's leadership ability, and foster the entry of women into positions of leadership, including the U.S. presidency.
Beijing Betrayed: Women Worldwide Report that Governments Have Failed to Turn the Platform into Action
With reports covering 150 countries in every region of the world, Beijing Betrayed lays out the stark realities of women in their day to day lives, but also gives us cause for celebration as a testimony to women as agents of change. Beijing Betrayed is the fifth in a series of reports by the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) assessing governments' progress in implementing the commitments they made to the world's women at the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing . Launched in March 2005 at the United Nations 10 year review of the Beijing promises, it stands as an illuminating contrast and as an important challenge to the official reports submitted by governments. To download the report, click on the links below: Executive Summary: www.wedo.org/files/beijingbetrayed.htm
Entire Book or Regional Sections: www.wedo.org/library.aspx?ResourceID=31 To order a free copy of Beijing Betrayed (shipping and handling to be charged) contact Maria Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-973-0325.
Introducing New Human Rights Report: Written Out: How Sexuality is Used to Attack Women's Organizing Relevant for use in courses related to human rights, women's studies, sexuality studies, lesbian and gay studies, and international politics and activism, Written Out is co-published by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University and available for purchase through Women,Ink. ( www.womenink.org ) and IGLHRC ( www.iglhrc.org ), for $15 (reduced rates available for bulk orders). Review copies for Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semester courses are available from IGLHRC by contacting Nathan Levitt at email@example.com . Copies are downloadable at www.iglhrc.org
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Video Resource List The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence keeps a Video Resource List of educational videos on violence against women (last updated February 2004). You can download the full list here: http://www.vawnet.org/NRCDVPublications/TAPE/OtherResources/NRC_Videolist.php or you can search the Video Resource List database by category or title at: http://fmpro.pcadv.org/videosearch.html . Each listing provides a short description, distributor information, length, copyright date, languages available, etc. Every video on this list was reviewed by the NRCDV to ensure that the content is in keeping with the philosophy of the organization.
New Independent Media Project: Take Back the News Take Back the News is an independent media project that counters the mis-representation of rape by the mainstream media. It is a haven for survival stories told in survivor's own, un-edited words. It is an opportunity for the public to gain insight into the realities of rape, in hopes of opening hearts and minds, and inspiring action. Please visit www.TakeBackTheNews.net to learn more about sexual violence, the project and how it began. Take the time to read through some of survival stories in the "News" section. Read the invitation on the home page, or check out the resource page. I encourage you to join the mailing list if you like what you see. Take Back the News is an incredibly effective print-media project as well, particularly on college campuses. See the "Act" page for step by step instructions on how to start your own project in your community! Those campuses that have hosted projects have been deeply touched by the results, and my hope is that the project will continue to spread. Contact Emily Brant ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions or comments.
Men Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
Submissions for the next WSC e-bulletin should be submitted by March 18th. To submit announcements for the bulletin, to get on or be removed from the list, please contact the Women's Studies Consortium Office at: Office of Academic Affairs, UW System Administration, 1633 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. , Madison , WI 53706 . Phone: 608-262-3056 Fax: 608-263-2046, E-mail: WSCOffice@uwsa.edu .