Noon - 1:00 pm
by the MSU Women's Center.
Lunch Seminars are Free, Informal, and Open to
your lunch and join us!
what is done or learned by one class of women
becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood,
the property of all women."
Blackwell (first U.S. female physician)
to Relax When You're Busy!
the semester off with this invaluable seminar
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 seventeen years. Learn practical, self-soothing
techniques that can be practiced anywhere and
provide a respite from stress and tension. Instruction
includes patterned breathing, visualization, and
Yourself by Staying Healthy and in Shape!
this Valentine's Day and love yourself by learning
how to feel good, get fit, and trying new exercises!
Abbey Keene, Director of Personal Fitness Services
at MSU's Recreation and Sports Fitness Center,
will teach you about cardiovascular programs,
strength exercises, and stretching, and will offer
you a fitness program that you can easily do at
home. Gain the education you need to stay in shape
through watching exercise demonstrations.
Disorders and Disordered Eating
disorders are debilitating and affect a large
population of women and a growing number of men.
Join Lindsay Kay Kordick, registered dietician
from Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Nutrition Services,
in an open discussion of eating disorders and
disordered eating. Learn the signs, symptoms,
and ways to support those who suffer from the
is an Act of Love: "Tuesday with Morrie and
168 Noon- 1 p.m.
learn about this intergenerational writing project
offered by Jill Davis, instructor of English,
pairing MSU students with senior elders in the
Bozeman community . This assignment gives students
the opportunity to learn not only about national
history, the Great Depression, farming in the
dust bowl, and the experiences of women as they
entered the work force, but also teaches students
local histories of the Gallatin Valley and Montana
State University. The on-going project connects
each student with an elder over a nine-week period
to converse and conduct interviews, presenting
a polished biographical narrative to their elder
partner at the end. Join us to learn more about
this fascinating process from the students' perspectives.
As the Exponent pointed out in a recent
article: “Just like in the book ( Tuesdays
with Morrie ), students form a relationship
through spending time with a senior and explore
themes such as acceptance, happiness, perseverance,
has been practiced in Montana since the Territorial
Period, but the profession had questionable legal
status until the state's 1989 legislative session.
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 the handful of individuals who fought for
the legalization of midwifery and established
licensing procedures for homebirth midwives in
Montana. The struggle for legalization questioned
cultural beliefs about women, birth, and medicine,
and revealed conflicts that remain relevant for
contemporary reproductive issues.
response to a growing number of reports from both
men and women who have experienced being drugged,
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
Women on the Migration Frontier: Family, Faith,
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.
I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is
that feminism is a way to fight for justice, always
in short supply."
Lunch Seminars are free, fun, informal, and open
Sponsored by the Women’s Center, a department
in the division of
Affairs and Services
SUB 372, 406-994-3836
Bring your lunch and join us!