Sack Lunch Seminars: Spring, 2016


"For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women." -Elizabeth Blackwell (first U.S. female physician)

February 3: Cancer Support When You Need It Most

SUB 168  Noon-1pm

Come learn about the work of Cancer Support Community, the services offered, and how cancer impacts a person’s life, family and work. Becky Franks, Executive Director of the Bozeman Cancer Support Center will lead this discussion and leave time for questions and information about how to be a friend or caregiver to someone affected by cancer.


February 10: Start Where you Are!

Ballroom B Noon-1pm

Join Campbell Gerrish, NASM Certified Personal Trainer for MSU's Recreational Sports and Fitness for a presentation to encourage attendees to pursue a program of exercise and healthy diet. Anyone can start from where they are--the key is to begin!  With the right mindset of determination, gentleness towards oneself, and good humor, amazing results are possible.  Campbell will provide information about the facilities at MSU, and possibilities for summer fitness programs and resources.


February 24: MSU Body Project: Changing the Culture One Woman at a Time

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

The current culture and mass media promote the value and worth of an individual based on their appearance. This ubiquitous pressure for females can be a precipitator to eating disorders. Body Project is an evidence-based, peer-lead workshop, that counters the message of the culture by enhancing body acceptance and encouraging a positive sense of self. This program has been shown to: reduce the internalization of our cultural thin- ideal, decrease negative mood, unhealthy eating patterns, and reduces the risk of eating disorders.

Join MSU's Nutritionist, Julie Goyette, MS, RDN, and the Body Project leaders panel for this discussion about how the media has impacted their experiences and how Body Project has reshaped their thinking related to their body and self-worth.

MSU Body Project aims to create a campus environment that speaks a consistent message around the topic of body acceptance. 


March 9: Women, Men, and Reproductive Rights in Romania

SUB 168 Noon-1pm

This talk, by visiting professor and Medical Anthropologist and Linguist, Cristina Pop, examines the conspicuous absence of Romanian men from the realm of reproduction during the 1970s and 1980s Socialist pro-natalism. Specifically, she will look at how the authoritarian state capitalized on traditional patriarchy to enact a ‘patriarchy in power’ that eventually disempowered men in relation to their female partners. Dr. Pop will also scrutinize the avatars of modern patriarchy in present-day Romania.


April 6: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 SUB 168 Noon-1pm



April 13: How to Relax When You're Busy!

SUB 168 Noon-1pm

Finish off the semester with this invaluable session by Dr. Shapiro who will present his workshop on relaxation techniques that have been offered to patients of MSU’s Student Health Service for the past twenty years.  Learn practical, self-soothing techniques that can be practiced anywhere and provide a respite from stress and tension as you study for finals!  Instruction includes patterned breathing, visualization, and autosuggestion. 



 "What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to fight for justice, always in short supply." -Barbara Strickland

Sack Lunch Seminars are free, fun, informal, and open to everyone!
Sponsored by the Women's Center, a department in the division of Student Success 
SUB 372, 406-994-3836
Bring your lunch and join us!