Women's and Gender Studies Events


Friday, January 31, 2020

When Saying the Wrong Thing is Okay

Humanities and Social Sciences 114

Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond

Workshop by: Thomas Segar, IUP's VP for Student Affairs

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Come hear the words and music of suffrage-era women: “The March of the Women” by Ethel Smyth and Emmeline Pankhurst, the words of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, and Indiana’s own Jane Leonard and composer Gladys Fisher, along with classical, blues, and jazz selections by courageous women composers of the suffrage era.

The event will feature AAUW and IUP performers including Sarah Mantel, Mary Jo Bowes, AAUW Soirée Coordinators, Gretchen Barbor, Stanley Chepaitis, Lillian Clemons, Evan Engelstad, Mary Logan-Hastings, Patricia Holmes, Julianne Laird, Elary Mede, Carl Rahkonen, Susan Wheatley, and IUP music faculty and students.

A “Suffragist Tea” reception will follow in the Blue Room greeted by AAUW hostess, Charlotte Manges.

A Suffragist Soirée is free and open to the public.

Presented by the American Association of University Women and the IUP Department of Music

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Start Smart: Learn How to Negotiate Your Highest Possible Salary

Humanities and Social Sciences 114

The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond

IUP's Pres. Commission on Status of Women and AAUW, Indiana County 

AAUW-Indiana Branch in partnership with IUP’s Commission on Women and the IUP Women’s and Gender Studies program will host an advocacy and equity training “Smart Start” workshop on Saturday, February 8, 11 am - 2 pm in the IUP Humanities & Social Science Bldg. Rm. 114. Program Facilitating the workshop will be Dr. Melissa Swagger, IUP Sociology professor and director of IUP’s Commission on Women. Start Smart is an interactive workshop designed to give women the skills they need to earn fair compensation. Over the course of her working life, a woman will earn roughly $1 million less than a man – simply because she’s a woman. All IUP students, women and men, and young professionals in our community are invited to register online at: https://indiana-pa.aauw.net/start-smart/ There is no admission and refreshments will be provided. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

IUP's Safe Zone Training

Wallwork G98

The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond

Workshop: Safe Zone Certificate Training

Participants need to complete the on-line orientation prior to the "in person’ orientation." by Monday, February 10th at 9 am


Elephant in the Room: Safe Zone Certificate

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Women's and Gender Studies Faculty Research Spotlight

Delaney 325, The Women's Resource Room

Joan Van Dyke: "Cast-Based Approach to Choreography featuring 'Ordnung' the Amish Ballet" 
Melissa Swauger: "How Mothers Manage Their Child's Opioid Addiction"