The MSU Women's Center
MSU Women's Center
is the radical notion that women are people."
-Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler
is the Women's Center?
MSU Women's Center is a department in the division
of Student Success and was created to promote greater
responsiveness to the needs of university women.
Our focus is to empower women and create an equitable
campus environment by offering educational programs
to the university population about gender and women's
issues. The Center is open to all students, staff,
faculty, and community members, male and female. The
Center is physically accessible and a place for students
to stop by, relax, and explore their concerns, issues,
and options through information and conversation.
Campus and community members are encouraged to become
involved in the Center through work-study, volunteer,
and internship positions.
of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. during the academic year when classes
are in session.
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can you become involved with the Women's Center?
is welcome to volunteer at the Women's Center
in a variety of capacities. You can work with existing
programs or coordinate new ones.
opportunities and referrals are also available at
the Center; just stop in and talk to a staff member
for additional information.
further information and specific details, contact
the Women's Center either by phone @ 994-3836,
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting
our office in SUB room 372.
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staff at the Women's Center is prepared to answer
questions or make referrals in areas such as academics,
career choices, child care, counseling, crisis, employment,
legal rights, re-entry, scholarships, and more.
Geraldine Fenn Memorial Library is in the Women's
Center and contains a large variety of reference materials.
These materials can be checked out by students, staff,
faculty and community members. The Center also subscribes
to a few major feminist periodicals and alternative
"Womanifesto" is our newsletter which
contains news, herstory, book reviews, opinions, and
calendars of events that are of special interest to
women. The "Womanifesto" is published
three or four times per year and is distributed on
and off campus at no charge to the reader. Articles,
illustrations and suggestions are welcomed and can
be left at the Center.
Sack Lunch Seminars feature local, state, and
sometimes national speakers. These informational seminars
cover a wide variety of topics and convene every Wednesday
from Noon - 1:00 pm in the Strand Union. The seminars
are free, fun, and open to everyone!
Shannon Weatherly Memorial
Lecture Series is an annual event presented by
the Women's Center in honor of past MSU student and
Women's Center board member, Shannon Weatherly. An
endowment was created by Shannon's family and friends
to bring nationally known feminist speakers to the
campus. These lectures are usually given during the
fall semester; they are free and open to the public.
Past presenters have included singer/songwriter Holly
Near, psychologist and author Charlotte Davis Kasl,
activist and award winning film-maker Stacy Kabat,
cartoonist Nicole Hollander, scholar and author Dr.
Juliet Schor, performance artist Alicia Quintano,
comedienne Maria Falzone, and scholar Dr. Diana Russell.
Women's History Month
is March, and we like to celebrate this event all
month! Through a variety of programs with guest speakers,
films, displays, and articles, we highlight notable
women in history and look at the latest focus among
today's women historians.
Latin American Speaker
Series is an annual program co-sponsored with
various organizations each spring and features speakers
who travel here from Latin America to discuss their
activism in Latin American communities..