Gathering for Women Veterans

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WHAT: A gathering for Women Veterans
WHERE: FNSB Noel Wien Library 1215 Cowles St, Fairbanks
WHEN: Wednesday, March 21st 11:30 am OR 5:30 pm

The Alaska VA Healthcare System is sponsoring a gathering for women veterans. The purpose of this gathering is to share thoughts and ideas about Alaska VA health services  for women veterans. There will be two sessions, one at 11:30 am and one at 5:30 pm. For further information, please contact Elizabeth Baltensperger at 1-888-353-7574 extension 4737.

Women Faculty Brown Bag Discussion

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WHAT: Women Faculty Brown Bag Discussion
WHEN: Thursday, March 22 1:00pm-2:00pm
WHERE: Gruening 306 or on eLive

The topic of this month's Women Faculty Brown Bag Discussion will be "Career Development". This will be a facilitated discussion with Dr. Susan Henrichs, Provost. All faculty are welcome.

For those who wish to join us on eLive, these step-by-step directions might be helpful if you have questions or issues.
The https://elive.uaf.edu/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1233801250389 link is a log-in page to the Women’s Center eLive room which is a continuing “open” session which has been open from Feb 5, 2012 and which will be open through Feb 5, 2013. Ignore these dates, they are of no consequence.

To get into the Women’s Center eLive room, from that opening screen, one needs to:

      · enter an email address and
      · enter a display name (name that will indicate who they are in the participants list)
      · click on the Log In button in the lower right corner of the screen
      · An “Opening Meeting” dialog box should come up, from which the default “Open with Java…” radio button should be checked, and finally the OK button clicked.

Depending upon whether one has the required Java program on their computer, one might need to click a download and “OPEN” dialog box, and potentially a “connection speed” dialog box as well. The eLive room should finally be in by that point.  A few “hoops” to jump through to get in, but hopefully worth it for those who couldn’t attend if not for the “distance” connection.


International Women's Day Rally

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Join UAF WGS 201 Intro to Women's & Gender Studies students in celebrating International Women's Day 2012.

WHAT: International Women's Day Gathering
WHEN: Thursday, March 8th 4:30-5:25
WHERE: Ice Arch - Flag Circle - Cornerstone Plaza @ UAF - Fairbanks, AK

International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900s and is currently an OFFICIAL holiday celebrated on March 8th each year in many countries around the world. The University of Alaska Fairbanks WGS 201 Intro to Women's and Gender Studies students are hosting a gathering around the Ice Arch and Flag Circle in Cornerstone Plaza at UAF, joining the global effort to bring women and men around the world together to recognize and applaud the achievements of women and to work for an end to gender inequalities.

This celebratory rally will feature guest speakers from throughout the Fairbanks community. Following the rally the UAF Women's Center and the Farthest North Jewish Film Festival will screen the film "Grace Paley: Collected Shorts"    

In Honor of International Women's Day

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WHAT: Screening of Grace Paley: Collected Shorts
WHEN: Thursday, March 8th 2012  5:30pm-7:15pm 
WHERE: Schaible Auditorium, Bunnell Building, UAF Campus

In honor of International Women's Day, the UAF Women's Center and the Farthest North Jewish Film Festival will host a screening of the film "Grace Paley: Collected Shorts".

Paley's work combines the personal with the political befitting a woman whose private views on world events led her to take public action (from the film website).

Wind Symphony and Jazz @ 6 Concert

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WHAT: UAF Wind Symphony and UAF Jazz @ 6 Concert
WHEN: Wednesday, February 29 2012 8:00pm
WHERE: Davis Concert Hall
COST: $10 for Adults / $5 for Students, Seniors & Military

The UAF Jazz @ 6 and UAF Wind Symphony are hosting a joint concert on Wednesday, February 29th. The concert will be held in the Davis Concert Hall and begin at 8pm. The cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and military.

The Jazz @ Six Band is performing music to be presented on the following weekend at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival in Indiana, an event in which they were invited to participate after an auditioned selection process.  This will be the second time in two years the band, under the direction of Dr. James Bicigo, has been invited to the festival but the first year they will be able to travel to the event.  This will be the send off performance for this select group of musicians.

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karen Gustafson, will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars movie by performing music from the original trilogy including “The Imperial March.” “ Princess Leia’s Theme,”  “The Battle in the Forest,” and “Yoda’s Theme and Star Wars Main Theme.”  Other music will include Shelley Hanson’s “Tocata” and “La Tumba de Alejandro Garcia Caturla” from *Islas y Montanas* and Mary Ellen Childs’ “Zephyrus.”

Film "Who's Counting?" at the Blue Loon

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WHAT: "Who's Counting?" Movie Screening
WHEN: Tuesday, February 28th 5:30pm
WHERE: The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway
WHO: The League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley is presenting
COST: $10/adult  $5/student ID

Click here to see a clip from "Who's Counting"

The League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley will be screening the movie "Who's Counting? : Marilyn Warning on Sex, Lies & Global Economics" on Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30pm. The screening will take place at the Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway. There will be a discussion on Waring’s Alternative Vision of Economic Theory following the movie. 

"When Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand parliament in 1975 she thought she might one day return to her first love, classical music. Instead, the 22-year-old Member of Parliament was re-elected three times and blazed a trail that eventually overturned her government on the nuclear issue and launched her as the foremost spokesperson for global feminist economics. Witty, irreverent and accomplished in what she calls "the art of the dumb question," Waring challenges the myths of economics, its elitist stance, and our tacit compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective economic policy."" (Taken from flyer) 



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WHAT: Auditions for "The Vagina Monologues" 
WHEN: Saturday, February 25th 4-6pm
WHERE: UAF Fine Arts Complex, The Green Room

There will be auditions for the upcoming production of "The Vagina Monologues" this Saturday, February 25th from 4pm to 6pm. Auditions will take place in the Green Room at the UAF Fine Arts Complex. Show dates will be April 13, 14 and 15. 


Recording of CSW's *Negotiating With Deans* Discussion


Click above for a recording of the Committee on the Status of Women's "Negotiating With Deans" discussion which took place Thursday, February 16th, 2012. The recording is 50 minutes long. Enjoy.


Veterans Discussion Group

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The UAF Veteran's Resource Center is sponsoring a discussion group this Thursday, February 16th at the Wood Center. The discussion will begin at 1pm and will feature Dr. David Webster, a psychologist and counselor who works at the Fairbanks Veteran's Center. The discussion will feature topics that concern veterans, starting with the topic of difficulties in the transition from military to academic and civilian worlds.

What: Veteran's Discussion Group
Where: Wood Center Lobby
When: Thursday, February 16, 2012


Alaska Loves Women - Virtual Lobby Day & Rally

Alaska Loves Women 2012 - Reproductive Rights Rally and Virtual Lobby Day on
Tuesday, February 14th

Now, more than ever, it is critical to let legislators in Juneau know that we care about women's health.
Here in Fairbanks, meet at the UAF Time/Temp sign for a Rally & Group Photo 

What: Rally for Reproductive Rights
Where: UAF temperature sign, corner of College & University
When: Tuesday, February 14, noon - 1:00pm

 PLUS: Contact your Legislators ANYTIME during the day.

See the Facebook site at
for more info and details from Across/Around Alaska


First Alaskans Institute 2012 Summer Internship Program

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  • Alaska Native/American Indian/rural Alaskan college students or recent graduates in good academic standing are encouraged to apply
  • Ten-week paid internship with statewide placement options
  • Leadership training and networking opportunities
  • Application & more information available at www.firstalaskans.org 
  • Applications due March 16, 2012
For further information contact lenajacobs@firstalaskans.org


Go to Bat for Girls in Sports

Today is National Women and Girls in Sports Day -- the perfect time to go to bat to achieve equity for girls and women in sports!

Title IX, the law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs which receive federal funding assistance, has made great strides in breaking through barriers for female athletes. But today, 40 years later, there is still work to be done -- particularly at the high school level.  High school girls continue to face discrimination in scheduling, equipment, facilities and overall participation opportunities.

Better information can help high schools enhance compliance with Title IX and aid in fostering the continued expansion of athletic opportunities. Unlike colleges, high schools are not currently required to disclose any data on equity in sports, making it difficult for high schools and the communities they serve to assess their compliance with Title IX and the status of girls' access to athletic opportunities. The High School Athletics Accountability Act (H.R. 458) would address this gap, requiring high schools to report basic data on the number of female and male students in their athletic programs and the expenditures made for their sports teams.
Take Action!
Urge your Representative to cosponsor and support the 
High School Athletics Accountability Act of 2011 
(H.R. 458)

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