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April 2016

Feasting and Food Security: Negotiating Infant and Child Feeding in Vanuatu

April 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Norton 202,

In this presentation, Dr. Wentworth will present  how feasting has become a widespread coping mechanism for addressing food insecurity in urban and peri-urban Vanuatu. By examining hunger and food security in a cultural context, a detailed assessment of the social and structural factors that influence mothers’ decisions about appropriate infant and child feeding is presented.

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WGS Research Symposium and Awards

April 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Greek Village Conference Center,

The Women's and Gender Studies Program will hold its Research Symposium and End of Year Reception complete with keynote Speaker: Diya Abdo of Guilford College. Dr. Abdo is currently working on a book, Arab Women Writers:  Creative Negotiations of Contested Spaces. Her research interests include Arab women writers and Arab and Islamic feminisms, and she has been heavily involved with Syrian refugees and the "Every Campus a Refuge" initiative.

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August 2016

Elect HerCampus Women Win Conference

August 22, 2016
Greek Village Conference Center,

Elect Her is a joint program of the American Association of University women (AAUW) and Running Start that offers leadership training to students, then shows them how to use the skills and tools they gained from the program to launch successful campaigns for student government and local office positions and workplace success. Please register for this event here.

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September 2016

WAGE Leadership Colors Luncheon

September 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Education 257,

This workshop introduces students to different leadership styles and offers tips on how to harness their own leadership abilities while working with others. Register for this event here.

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WAGE Budgeting Workshop

September 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
School of Education 257,

In this interactive workshop, students will learn budgeting basics to help prepare them for future employment and life after college. Please register for this event here.

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October 2016

WAGE Future Leaders Conference and Networking Luncheon

October 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cottrell Ballroom,

This event connects students and recent alumni to women leaders in an array of fields in order to inspire and educate a future generation of leaders. Confirmed speakers include: Laurie Schaefer, VP and CIO Services Domain Leader at IBM, Rebecca Skyes, President of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and Jaime Thomas, General Manager at IBM Systems Group. Please register for this event here.

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“Gender, Politics and Election 2016”

October 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips School of Business 120,

Dr. Alixandra Yanus, Assistant Professor of Political Science will discuss the role of gender in voting habits and candidate’s decisions to run for office. In addition, she will explore the source and scope of gender barriers in politics, as well as what can be done to narrow the gender gap. Voter Registration will take place at this event.

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November 2016

WAGE Salary Negotiation Workshop

November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Education 257,

In this interactive workshop students will learn salary negotiation skills that will help prepare them for future employment and help eliminate the gender-wage gap. A laptop is recommended for this event. Please register for this event here.

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January 2017

WAGE Leadership Colors Luncheon

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Commerce Room 229,

In this interactive workshop, new students of the WAGE cohort learn their "leadership color" and discuss the dynamics of gender and leadership. Please register for this event here.

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February 2017

WAGE Budgeting Workshop

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Commerce Room 229,

In this interactive workshop, students will learn how to create a budget to fit their financial capabilities and needs following graduation. Please register for this event here.

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