The Women’s and Gender Studies program provides a unique, interdisciplinary study of women’s roles in society and culture and the impact of gender on important issues, such as the workplace, health care, family life, politics and education. Courses are taught by a variety of professors from across the university to offer a diverse blend of historical, social, artistic and scientific perspectives on the study of women and gender. New additions to the curriculum include an online Women’s and Gender Studies Minor and a Women and Science Certificate that is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of equality and diversity among science- and health-related fields. The program helps to foster a strong sense of community through student organizations such as TRIOTA (Women’s Studies National Honor Society) and the Campus Feminist Organization, and through the Women’s Center, which offers a supportive environment to socialize and share ideas and works to educate the campus community on ways to eliminate barriers, prejudice and bigotry. The interdisciplinary curriculum paired with the program’s underlying philosophy of respect, equality and empowerment prepares students to become leaders and influencers of positive change in a wide array of professional fields.
Don’t miss the Campus Wide Elections for the Campus Feminist Organization. Held on May 2 at 5 p.m. in the Women’s Center on the first floor of Bridges Hall. Elections will be for two Co-Leaders, Secretary, and a Treasurer position. The CFO centers around raising awareness for women’s issues as well as the intersection of [...]
Kathryn Kottenbrock to present flood research at SAC April 16 By Emily Farwell Casselton, N.D., native Kathryn Kottenbrock is an advocate for homeless women in the Fargo-Moorhead area Kottenbrock, a women’s and gender studies major, was inspired to learn about the invisible women who were negatively affected by the Red River Valley flood of 2009 [...]
This week, three events will take place in the Women’s Center, Bridges 154, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Tuesday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m., Shannon Terry, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, will give a presentation titled “From Exclusion to Inclusion: Women in Sociology.” Thursday evening, March 21, at 6 p.m., the Campus Feminist [...]
Linda Different Cloud, an ethnobotanist whose work focuses on the ecological restoration of culturally important plants, will present a lecture titled “Restoring Plants, Restoring People: Ecological Restoration on the Path to Cultural Renaissance” Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m the Center for Business, Room 109. There will also be an open house reception for Different [...]
Suzanne Al-Kayali, Women's and Gender Studies Minor