The following is a list of our Spring 2022 Sack Lunch Seminars 

 Contact [email protected] for more information on how to access these virtual events

"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 2: Improving Access to Care for Our Latinx Population

Sub 168 Noon-1pm

Gallatin Valley is home to a growing number of Latino immigrants, many of whom work in the construction and service industry. The vast majority lack health insurance or a regular medical source of care, which limits their ability to access health services. An MSU team formed Proyecto SALUD to address this disparity through community based participatory research and the implementation of health screening events. Presenter Sally Moyce, an assistant professor in Nursing who founded and directs Proyecto SALUD and whose research focuses on immigrant health and improving access to care will be joined by two students, Madeline Metcalf, Economics and Global Health, and Sophia Thompson in Nursing.

March 2nd: Women and the Weight of a Pandemic

Sub 168 Noon-1pm

In the initial months of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the burden of managing changes to home and work life seemed to fall to women. MSU’s Associate Professor of Management, Amber Raile and her colleagues surveyed residents of four western states in the first months of the outbreak and found that women were disproportionately vulnerable to workplace disruptions, negative impacts on daily life, and increased mental load. Join us for this presentation and their research findings that should inform organizational and government policies to help mitigate these impacts and enhance societal resilience in future emergencies.  

March 9: Celebrate International Women's Day

Sub 168 Noon-1pm

The Office of International Programs and UNA-USA student club will celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th) by hosting a panel discussion with several international women.  Topics will include: if and how women are celebrated for International Women’s Day in their nations; their own personal goals; how they made the decision to come to the U.S. to pursue their studies and/or careers; whether or not their chosen field is accessible to women in their home country; and what are (if any) obstacles and challenges they have had to overcome as women in their fields.

April 6th: Rehumanizing College Mathematics: Perceptions of Calculus 2 Students

Sub 168 Noon-1pm

Calculus sequences are frequently experienced as gatekeeper courses for

STEM-intending students, particularly for students from groups that have been historically marginalized in mathematics including Black, Latin*, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and women. This presentation, offered by PhD candidate Kelly MacArthur, will report results from a study that explores attitudes of Calculus 2 students from these groups regarding what structures, practices and pedagogies feel rehumanizing to them, using the rehumanizing framework outlined by Gutiérrez (2018). The goal of this study is to elevate and understand the perspectives of students who are often ill-served and thereby impact future undergraduate teaching in positive and humane ways.


 Contact [email protected] for more information on how to access these virtual events

 "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!