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Pondering Trigger Warnings…

This is an extremely timely article as we begin the Fall semester of 2015. A lot of this resonates with me and some of the struggles I have in the classroom. How do we teach about the perils of society … Continue reading

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Doing Gender

Happy Spring Semester 2012! Doing gender is a new way of looking at gender and roles in our culture: “Gender is the activity of managing situated conduct in light of normative conceptions of attitudes and activities appropriate of one’s sex category … Continue reading

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Vagina Monologues 2011

I just want to say that first of all, this is NOT a play it’s a collection of monologues (I told Kevin that twice). The Monologues were written by Eve Ensler in 1996. In 1998, she began to “perform” the … Continue reading

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Greener Dining at WKU

About a dozen people came to a forum on Wednesday afternoon to share goals and plans for greener dining options on campus. The idea of the forum was to allow students to voice concerns about their food, said Matt Vaughan, … Continue reading

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IMPACT Belize

A group of about 29 WKU faculty and students made the trek to Gales Point Belize again this January (Jan 6-14, 2011). It was an awesome trip! A small group of the cohort worked with the village to create a … Continue reading

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Women’s Studies Block Party!

WKU has begun yet another semester. Students are again milling the streets and soaking up some fine education! If you are at all interested, keep checking back for interesting stories and updates from mt classes and the Women’s Studies Program! … Continue reading

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Back-to-school approaching!

I always get excited about school stating in the fall.  It seems like it’s been forever since I have been in the classroom. I have some great ideas for the fall…stay tuned!

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Seeking Students for Service-Learning Abroad

I am looking for 8 students, undergraduate and/or graduate, to help with a service-learning project in Belize during J-term 2011.  I’d prefer students from women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, and folks studies (or anyone else who has a back ground or … Continue reading

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Emslie to be named new provost

Emslie to be named new provost By Herald Staff | 06 April 2010 Tags: Gary Ransdell, Gordon Emslie By: Spencer Jenkins & Tessa Duvall President Gary Ransdell announced via e-mail yesterday that Gordon Emslie will be Western’s new provost and … Continue reading

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Protest/Rally Canceled! Victory for Equality!

Good news! Yes, the protest is canceled but it is good news!  President Ransdell met with the WKU Benefits Committee at 8am this morning and they voted, once again, on OQD Benefits (a.k.a Partner Benefits) and IT PASSED! Thanks to … Continue reading

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