Apply for AAUW Scholarships Deadline March 31st

Click for larger image
The Fairbanks Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering two $1,000 scholarships to local women with plans to reenter or continue their post-secondary education or to pursue educational projects. The awards will be based primarily on merit.

Each applicant should write a letter stating her educational background, why she wants to continue her education, her educational goals, her needs, and how she plans to use her education in the future.

If the applicant wishes to pursue an educational project instead of taking formal classes, she should describe the project and tell how she plans to use the award money to complete it.

All applications must be received by March 31, 2012

Send application letter to: 

AAUW Ann Rhian Memorial Scholarship Committee
Barbara Van Flein, Chair
PO Box 82345
Fairbanks AK 99708-2345

or, to email application letter, send to

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Van Flein - 457-2788 or


Happy Birthday WGS Program!

Click on image for larger version

WHAT: A party to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Women's and Gender Studies Program
WHEN: Friday, March 30 5:00pm-6:30pm
WHERE: Wood Center Multi-level Lounge
WHO: Everyone is welcome

Join us on Friday, March 30th as we celebrate 25 years of Women's and Gender Studies at UAF. The party will be held in the Wood Center multi-level lounge. LIVE music by UAF Student Brass Quintet! Cake will be served. Everyone is welcome. Help us celebrate our important milestone. 


As Sure as God Made Little Green Apples

Revive the Red Tent Productions proudly presents an original theatrical piece

"As Sure as God Made Little Green Apples"
Friday & Saturday March 23rd and 24th @ 8pm
The Empress Theatre - 535 2nd Ave #615
Downtown Fairbanks

The piece is a blend of text and movement reflecting the experience of growing up and coming out as a lesbian in Fairbanks, Alaska. Revive the Red Tent was one of five Alaskan non-profits selected for a Pride Foundation grant. Members of Revive the Red Tent have spent the last four months interviewing local members of the lesbian community. Based on these local interviews, Revive the Red Tent created the theatrical piece "As Sure as God Made Little Green Apples" through a process of butoh, contact improvisation, and modern dance. The piece, an hour in length, is performed by Fiona Zachel and Anna Gagne-Hawes. 

This piece contains mature themes that may not be suitable for persons under the age of 16. 

A donation of $15 is suggested.

Contact for more information.


The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

Free Pizza & Film
"The Fannie Lou Hamer Story"
Thursday, March 22 , 6:30pm
104 Eielson, UAF

Join the UAF Women's Center and
the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity for a gathering to celebrate Women's History & Culture Month with free pizza and the film
"The Fannie Lou Hamer Story"

Fannie Lou Hamer was the civil rights freedom fighter and voter registration activist who was instrumental in organizing the
1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer.

"The Fannie Lou Hamer Story,"
written and performed by mZuri Moyo, features Hamer's compelling words and stirring songs which energized civil rights meetings and
gatherings throughout the 1960s and 70s.