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    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.


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  • Students chosen to present Workshop at FEMMSS5 Conference in August

    Students Kate Lucero and Whitney Oxendahl are working with faculty to develop a case study on the Hydraulic Fracturing taking place on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Lucero and Oxendahl will be presenting this work at the FEMMSS5 Conference. Lucero is a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy and Oxendahl is majoring [...]

    MSUM Rainbow Scholarship

    The GLBT Rainbow Endowed Scholarship was founded in 1999 by MSUM alumni, faculty and staff. The endowment recognizes students’ affirmation of GLBT identity and/or encourages service and leadership to the GLBT community. Award amounts are $500 to $1,000. Deadline is April 21, 2014. GLBT-Scholarship-Application-2014

    Poetry reading on campus tonight

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the MSUM Women’s Center is sponsoring a poetry reading by Mariahedessa Ekere Tallie. CMU 101, MSUM (free and open to the public) March 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Q&A and book signing to follow) More info at Bio Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie [...]

    Women’s and Gender Studies professor, Kandace Creel Falcon, talks with WDAY on recent change to Facebook

    Facebook users have a few more options to identify themselves By: Becky Parker, WDAY Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -For many, a social networking profile is an online identity. And today, Facebook took a step to allow people to identify themselves the way they want. Users can now choose from 58 different gender options. The [...]

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