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Events, Workshops & Seminars

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MSU Women's Center

Sack Lunch Seminars (Spring 2013)

Wednesdays, noon to 1 pm, SUB 168
For a complete listing and more information on each seminar:

  • March 6 - Listening is an Act of Love
    Learn about an intergenerational writing project offered by Jill Davis, instructor of English, pairing MSU students with senior elders in the community over a nine-week period. Students form a relationship through spending time with a senior.
  • March 20 - Midwifery in Montana
    Join Jennifer Hill, a student pursuing a doctorate in American Studies with a focus on Women's History in the American West at MSU, for a discussion about hte handful of individuals who fought for the legalization of midwifery and established licensing procedures for homebirth midwives in Montana.
  • April 3 - Under the Influence?
    The Help Center's Sexual Assault Counseling Center and the MSU VOICE Center partnered to develop a survey to gain better understanding of the impact of involuntary drugging in our community. Megan Selheim, Community Educator, and Alanna Sherstad, Coordinator of MSU's VOICE Center, will present information gathered from this survey and what is currently being done to address this problem in Bozeman.
  • April 10 - Mexican Women on the Migration Frontier: Family, Faith and Well-being
    Using a community-based participatory and action research approach, Dr. Letiecq has been working in partnership with the Mexican migrant community in Montana since 2008. Their work has centered on identifying the legal and health challenges facing this community, how migrant families cope in a new settlement area, and the role of migrant women in promoting the well-being of their families. For this seminar, Dr. Letiecq and members of the Migrant Community Advisory Board (Salud y Comunidad: Latinos en Montana) will share what they have learned so far and the action steps they have taken to support migrant health in Montana.

Speakers and Presentations

  • It's About Time! Equal Pay for Women
    Wonder why there is still a Gender Wage Gap nearly 100 years after Montana women got the right to vote?  Or why does unequal pay matter to women’s lives, our families, communities and the economy?  Join the Bozeman Business and Professional Women on Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 9, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Baxter Hotel Ballroom to learn more. This lively program features Keynote Speaker Attorney Pam Bucy, Montana’s Commissioner for Labor, film clips from Miss Representation and how groups are taking action to end the Gender Wage Gap.  At 6:00 PM, a Reception and no-host bar will kick off social networking time together.  This exciting event is free and the public is welcome. RSVP or just come! more
  • MSU Math/Science conference for girls seeks presenters/sponsors
    Organizers of a conference at Montana State University are seeking female professionals who can present and serve as role models for junior high-aged girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The annual conference, called Expanding Your Horizons, takes place Saturday, April 6 on the MSU campus. More than 200 girls from throughout Montana will participate in engaging STEM activities ranging from robots to fossils to personal finance. more
  • Condoleezza Rice to speak at MSU 2012 Freshman Convocation set for September 5
    Condoleezza Rice, the former U.S. Secretary of State who is also an educator, musician and author, will speak at MSU 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. A limited number of tickets will be made available to the general public in August. More information, when it is available, will be announced on the MSU Convocation webpage. In connection with her appearance at MSU, Rice's memoir, "Extraordinary, Ordinary People," has been selected as MSU's 2012 freshman summer reading book. more
  • MSU Women's and Gender Studies program Annual reception April 25
    The College of Letters and Science invites you to attend the MSU Women's and Gender Studies program annual reception on Wed., April 25, 2012, 4-6 pm, Herrick Hall 2nd floor lounge. Come enjoy refreshments, congratulate students and meet new faculty in the program, and celebrate another year of innovative teaching and learning. Open to the public.
  • Fifth annual Women's Circle of Excellence to be held April 19
    The MSU College of Business will host the 5th annual Women's Circle of Excellence conference Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Riverside Country Club in Bozeman. The conference helps develop women's professional and personal success. It will include sessions on leadership, customer relations, digital marketing strategies and work/life balance. Melinda Hinson Neely, a business owner, author and marathon runner, will give the keynote presentation, "Making Life Work for You!" (Registration required) more
  • Professor Judith Harackiewicz (L&S Speaker Series) – Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00 pm – Strand Union Building, Room 233
    "Promoting Interest and Performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fields: The Importance of Utility Value"
    Dr. Harackiewicz is Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison more

  • MSU Reel Women film series salutes women in film Thursdays throughout March
    The Reel Women Film Series, a slate of thought-provoking, humorous, and inspirational films that celebrate the female experience, will be screened Thursdays throughout March and April 2012 as part of the Montana State University President's Fine Arts Series saluting women in the arts. Screenings will take place at 7 p.m. every Thursday throughout March and April, with the exception of March 15, in room 182 of the Visual Communications Building at the corner of 11th and Grant streets. Screenings will be followed by a casual discussion led by members of MSU faculty and staff and the Bozeman community. The film screenings are free and open to the public. more
  • MSU President's Fine Arts Series salutes women in arts during Women's History Month – Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6 pm
    A visit by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director of the film "Miss Representation," is one of the highlights of the MSU College of Arts and Architecture's President's Fine Arts Series. The series, which will salute Women's History Month, features a rich series of artistic and cultural events focusing on women in the arts. Siebel Newsom will appear in a panel including MSU President Waded Cruzado and Arni Fishbaugh, executive director of the Montana Arts Council, at the screening of "Miss Representation," which will be held at the Ellen Theater. more

  • MSU math/science conference for girls seeks presenters, sponsors
    Organizers of a conference at Montana State University are seeking female professionals who can present and serve as role models for junior high-aged girls interested in science and math careers. The annual conference, called Expanding Your Horizons, takes place Saturday, April 21, 2012, on the MSU campus. The deadline is Feb. 15. For more information, contact Kylie Perlinski at or (406) 994-7572. more

  • Ed Deci talk/lunch – Thursday, September 15, 2011- flyer
    12:30 to 2:00 pm – 235 SUB
    5 pm – Reception for Psychology Dept and ADVANCE team – at home of Dan and Diane Gigone
    Dr. Deci is Professor of Psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • Virginia Valian talk/dinner – Friday, September 16, 2011schedule
    Talk – 1:00 to 2:30 pm, “Why So Slow? A Campus Conversation About Gender in the Academy,” Procrastinator Theatre, SUB - For more information, please contact Affirmative Action – 994-2042
    Dinner - 6:30 pm - with the President, PEC, Deans, and ADVANCE team
    Dr. Valian is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY); she is also co-director of the Hunter College Gender Equity Project.

  • Maya Angelou to give free lecture at MSU – Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    7:30 pm – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Angelou is a best selling author and activist. Tickets will be required for admission and will be available to the public beginning August 31 at 10 am at the Bobcat Ticket Office, TicketWest locations and online at
    Sponsored by the MSU Leadership Institute

Women's Faculty Caucus (WFC)

October 26, 2010 was the Grand opening of the Family Care (Nursing) Room on campus, Hamilton Hall more

  • WFC Annual Holiday Mixer. Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012, 4:30-6:30 pm, inthe Helen Copeland Gallery (2nd floor of Haynes Hall -- the art building). All WFC members are welcome to attend.
  • Discussion of Research in Education Across Disciplines. Friday, April 20, 2012 11:30-12:30 in SUB 168. Lunch provided. E-mail your RSVP to by April 17.
  • Spring Luncheon - Friday, March 9, 2012 at noon, SUB. Lunch will be provided. E-mail your RSVP to by March 6.

Watch the WFC Blogspot for more activities.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Celia O'Connor - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm, Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Byker Auditorium
MSU alumna Celia O'Connor received a B.S. in Mathematics from MSU, earned an M.S. in Computer Science and an E.E. in Statistics from Texas A&M. Beginning her career in the Air Force, she eventually transistioned to education and teaching. This seminar will be a treat based on Celia's diverse experiences and passion for mentorship. Sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Health and the Diversity Awareness Office.

Second Annual WISE Spring Fling to be held April 13, 2012
The Women in Science and Engineering's second annual WISE Spring Fling will be held at the Beall Park Recreation Center in Bozeman from 7 to 10 pm. The event provides professional development and social networking opportunities for WISE graduate students and their colleagues. more