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Gay Thanksgiving Creates Safe Space For All Students, Olivia Shipsey Nov 2017

Gay Thanksgiving Creates Safe Space For All Students, Olivia Shipsey

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

On Thursday, Nov. 16 [2017], the UMaine LGBTQ Services and Wilde Stein: Queer Straight Alliance hosted their annual Gay Thanksgiving Potluck in the North Pod of the Memorial Union. The event was held to build and strengthen community ties while providing space for students who might not feel comfortable at home to celebrate the holidays.


Examining The Relationships Between Gender Role Congruity, Identity, And The Choice To Persist For Women In Undergraduate Physics Majors, Bronwen Bares Pelaez Nov 2017

Examining The Relationships Between Gender Role Congruity, Identity, And The Choice To Persist For Women In Undergraduate Physics Majors, Bronwen Bares Pelaez

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Persistent gender disparity limits the available contributors to advancing some science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. While higher education can be an influential time-point for ensuring adequate participation, many physics programs across the U.S. have few women in classroom or lab settings. Prior research indicates that these women face considerable barriers. For university students, faculty, and administration to appropriately address these issues, it is important to understand the experiences of women as they navigate male-dominated STEM fields.

This explanatory sequential mixed methods study explored undergraduate female physics majors’ experiences with their male-dominated academic and research spaces in the ...


Pride Month Flag Raising, Wilde Stein: Queer Straight Alliance Oct 2017

Pride Month Flag Raising, Wilde Stein: Queer Straight Alliance

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Photograph of the rainbow flag displayed on a flag pole located on the University of Maine Mall in front of Fogler Library. A flag-raising ceremony is held at the start of Pride Week activities and observances.


On Global Lgbtq+ Issues, Wilde Stein Queer Straight Alliance Oct 2017

On Global Lgbtq+ Issues, Wilde Stein Queer Straight Alliance

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Screen capture of a Facebook event announcement for a panel discussion entitled, "On Global LGBTQ+ Issues: Multicultural Panel on Global LGBTQ Issues" hosted by the Wilde Stein Queer Straight Alliance on Thursday, October 19, 2017.


We've Changed Our Name!, The Feminist Collective Oct 2017

We've Changed Our Name!, The Feminist Collective

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

A flyer announcing the renaming of the University of Maine Student Women's Association as The Feminist Collective. The Student Women's Association has had a decades long history of making UMaine a more inclusive, more feminist place. From inhabiting the original Women's Resource center, to hosting Take Back the Night every year, to our most recent success in reviving the Women's Resource Center. We are proud that SWA has been a beacon of intersectional feminism here at UMaine for many many years. This year we will be continuing the tradition of learning and growing from our past ...


Putting Gender On The Agenda: A Feminist Approach To Study Abroad, Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D., Holly Gastineau-Grimes Ph.D. Oct 2017

Putting Gender On The Agenda: A Feminist Approach To Study Abroad, Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D., Holly Gastineau-Grimes Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

A presentation at the 2017 Higher Education Partnership: Internationalization in the Americas conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (sponsored by the Partners of the Americas organization). This presentation outlines the Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment in the Western Hemisphere study abroad initiative at Marian University.


Women Who Surf In Morocco, Anna Esposito Oct 2017

Women Who Surf In Morocco, Anna Esposito

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In 1960, the first wave of Europeans and Americans found their way to the now bustling Taghazout Bay. From Essaouira to Agadir, expatriates lived out of vans and/or inside the houses of the Amazigh villagers. Many of these expatriates made Morocco their home from upwards of ten to fifteen years, even giving birth to children in these rural villages. The American and Europeans shared with the locals and vice versa, bartering food, skills, athletics, language, and friendship. Naturally, as surfing became a popular pastime among hippies in the United States in the 1960s, the expatriates began to bring early ...


Review Of: The Gender Chip Project. Directed By Helen De Michiel. New York: Women Make Movies, 2005. 54 Minutes. Great Unsung Women Of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, And The Future Makers. Directed By Kathy Kleiman, Jon Palfreman, And Kate Mcmahon. New York: Women Make Movies, 2016. 48 Minutes., Amy Bix Oct 2017

Review Of: The Gender Chip Project. Directed By Helen De Michiel. New York: Women Make Movies, 2005. 54 Minutes. Great Unsung Women Of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, And The Future Makers. Directed By Kathy Kleiman, Jon Palfreman, And Kate Mcmahon. New York: Women Make Movies, 2016. 48 Minutes., Amy Bix

History Publications

Today, interest in women’s work in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) runs high, a natural topic for classroom attention. Two films reviewed here may interest educators seeking to promote understanding and discussion of gender and STEM. The Gender Chip Project follows sophomore-to-senior-year experiences of five female STEM majors at Ohio State University. Multiyear tracking shows these women growing into their studies in engineering, biology, and computers. The women enthuse about their fascination with STEM work and their dreams of discovering life-saving cures or inventions to make communities better. They credit parents with inspiring their determination, independence, and curiosity ...


Ua12/2/2 2017 Talisman: Power, Wku Student Affairs Oct 2017

Ua12/2/2 2017 Talisman: Power, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

2017 Talisman yearbook.

  • Gibson, Helen. Letter from the Editor
  • Edwards, Aly. What's Your Superpower?
  • Mattison, Reed. Dangerous Heights - George Clark, Mountaineering
  • Voorhees, Jessica. Innovative Energy - Wei-Ping Pan
  • Voorhees, Jessica. Counterpunch - Rock Steady Boxing
  • Barritt, Brooklyn. B.G. Bosses - Small Business
  • Frint, Hunter. Cason's Cove: The Power of Family
  • Mitchell, McKenna. Picking Up the Mic - Reuben Bynes, Waco Bell
  • Mohr, Olivia. Hidden in Plain Sight - Human Trafficking
  • Mattingly, Evan. Voice Off - Noah Hancock, Deaf Persons
  • Robb, Hayley. Game, Set, Unmatched - Phillip Cole, Tennis
  • Good, Hannah. Damage Control - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Gordon, Zora. Paving the Way: Brief Look at ...


“Don’T Talk Like A European”: An Autoethnography Exploring Past And Current Students’ Visions On How To Decolonize Higher Education In South Africa, Ajetha Nadanasabesan Oct 2017

“Don’T Talk Like A European”: An Autoethnography Exploring Past And Current Students’ Visions On How To Decolonize Higher Education In South Africa, Ajetha Nadanasabesan

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Colonial structures persist in the South African higher education system, which perpetuates Eurocentric knowledge as a superior way of knowing. There has been a call to action by South African university students to decolonize the oppressive structures within the higher education system. This project examines how both former and current South African university students envision a decolonized higher education system. Furthermore, it gives insight into how a colonized education has impacted students personally. Additionally, the autoethnographic form of this project integrates the researcher’s relationship to colonized education systems as a way to connect self, other, and culture in a ...


The Latex Journey: A Narrative Approach To Exploring Condom Use, Stigma, And Education From The Perspective Of Women In Masxha, Kylie Yocum Oct 2017

The Latex Journey: A Narrative Approach To Exploring Condom Use, Stigma, And Education From The Perspective Of Women In Masxha, Kylie Yocum

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Although the South African National Department of Health (NDOH) is spending increasing amounts of money on improving their HIV programs (including the rollout of new, scented condoms for their condom distribution program), the rates of condom use at last sexual encounter are declining. This inquiry focused on young women in the neighborhood of Masxha, Cato Manor, and their opinions surrounding how condoms are being used or misused, as well as the gender norms that perpetrate this (mis)use. This inquiry demonstrated the narratives of these young women on factors such as condom acquisition, gendered stigma, and condom education, including the ...


Student Women's Association Group Photo, Student Women's Association Aug 2017

Student Women's Association Group Photo, Student Women's Association

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

A group photos of members of the Student Women's Association wearing their club t-shirts. Photos were taken prior to the student club changing its name to The Feminist Collective, intended to be more inclusive.


Incorporating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (Lgbt) Health Concepts Into Nursing Curricula: What Nursing Faculty Should Know, Paul Smith, Julie Fitzwater Jul 2017

Incorporating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (Lgbt) Health Concepts Into Nursing Curricula: What Nursing Faculty Should Know, Paul Smith, Julie Fitzwater

Faculty Presentations

The objective of this presentation is to help faculty learn how to effectively teach students about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health, health promotion, and health care disparities. Learning outcomes for this session include how to utilize specific tools, strategies, and resources for incorporating essential LGBT content into undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

  • LEARNING OUTCOME 1: Describe ways to incorporate LGBT content into nursing curricula and discuss the importance of this inclusion;
  • LEARNING OUTCOME 2: Identify resources appropriate for nursing students that may be integrated into nursing curricula;
  • LEARNING OUTCOME 3: Identify specific health disparities that are applicable to ...


Empowerment Through Education: A Comparative Study Of Gender Equality In Schools In Brazil And The United States, Elizabeth Hilt Jul 2017

Empowerment Through Education: A Comparative Study Of Gender Equality In Schools In Brazil And The United States, Elizabeth Hilt

Student Submissions

With a grant and a fun group of feminist scholars who were interested in studying cultural and legal Brazilian equality, I packed my suitcase and headed to Brazil for 10 days of intense research. I am a recent graduate of Marian University in Indianapolis, with a future as a high school psychology and government teacher, and as such I was interested in the question of gender equality within the classroom setting. I had originally set out to study the inclusion of women in the history curriculum and classroom specifically, but due to our schedule and the pull of the Brazilian ...


Equality Archive: Open Educational Resources As Feminist Praxis, Shelly J. Eversley, Laurie Hurson Jul 2017

Equality Archive: Open Educational Resources As Feminist Praxis, Shelly J. Eversley, Laurie Hurson

Publications and Research

Statement on EqualityArchive.com as an instance of open educational resources as feminist praxis.


New Design Principles For Mobile History Games, Owen Gottlieb Jun 2017

New Design Principles For Mobile History Games, Owen Gottlieb

Presentations and other scholarship

This study draws on design-based research on an ARIS–based mobile augmented reality game for teaching early 20th century history. New design principles derived from the study include the use of supra-reveals, and bias mirroring. Supra-reveals are a kind of foreshadowing event in order to ground historical happenings in the wider enduring historical understanding. Bias mirroring refers to a nonplayer character echoing back a player’s biased behavior, in order to open the player to listening to alternative perspectives. Supra-reveals engendered discussion of historical themes early in the game experience. The results showed that use of a cluster of NPC ...


Calculus Reform: Increasing Stem Retention And Post-Requisite Course Success While Closing The Retention Gap For Women And Underrepresented Minority Students, Doug Bullock, Janet Callahan, Jocelyn B.S. Cullers Jun 2017

Calculus Reform: Increasing Stem Retention And Post-Requisite Course Success While Closing The Retention Gap For Women And Underrepresented Minority Students, Doug Bullock, Janet Callahan, Jocelyn B.S. Cullers

Mathematics Faculty Publications and Presentations

Boise State University (BSU) implemented an across-the-board reform of calculus instruction during the 2014 calendar year. The details of the reform, described elsewhere (Bullock, 2015), (Bullock 2016), involve both pedagogical and curricular reform. Gains from the project have included a jump in Calculus I pass rate, greater student engagement, greater instructor satisfaction, a shift toward active learning pedagogies, and the emergence of a strong collaborative teaching community. This paper examines the effects of the reform on student retention. Since the curricular reform involved pruning some content and altering course outcomes, which could conceivably have negative downstream impacts, we report on ...


Ten Years Later: Where Are They Now?, Janet Callahan, Donna C. Llewellyn, Vicki Stieha, Ann E. Delaney Jun 2017

Ten Years Later: Where Are They Now?, Janet Callahan, Donna C. Llewellyn, Vicki Stieha, Ann E. Delaney

Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper explores the educational and career trajectories of the alumnae of an outreach activity for girls. The outreach activity was originally developed using an integrated marketing approach to attract girls into engineering programs.1 The program, a two day, overnight experience for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade girls, focuses on showcasing engineering as an exciting, creative activity, including activities developed from that perspective. Started in 2005 and held annually since then, a total of over 500 girls have participated, with approximately 85% of them coming from Boise State University’s immediate metropolitan area. Facilitated by ...


We Are One: Singing, Sisterhood, And Solidarity In Appleton-Area Women's Choirs, Lauren Vanderlinden May 2017

We Are One: Singing, Sisterhood, And Solidarity In Appleton-Area Women's Choirs, Lauren Vanderlinden

Lawrence University Honors Projects

Despite its relatively small population, the city of Appleton has a large and thriving women’s choir community. Between the Lawrence Academy of Music Girl Choir, which serves hundreds of girls every year, and Cantala, the women’s choir at Lawrence University, opportunities for involvement in nationally-recognized female-voice ensembles range from second grade all the way through to college graduation. Using the theories of Foucault, Bourdieu, Butler, Green, and Bentham, this project explores the women’s choir culture of Appleton in an attempt to discover the core values of these two influential programs. I accomplished this by conducting ethnographic research ...


Time Travel, Labour History, And The Null Curriculum: New Design Knowledge For Mobile Augmented Reality History Games, Owen Gottlieb May 2017

Time Travel, Labour History, And The Null Curriculum: New Design Knowledge For Mobile Augmented Reality History Games, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This paper presents a case study drawn from design-based research (DBR) on a mobile, place-based augmented reality history game. Using DBR methods, the game was developed by the author as a history learning intervention for fifth to seventh graders. The game is built upon historical narratives of disenfranchised populations that are seldom taught, those typically relegated to the 'null curriculum'. These narratives include the stories of women immigrant labour leaders in the early twentieth century, more than a decade before suffrage. The project understands the purpose of history education as the preparation of informed citizens. In paying particular attention to ...


Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies Graduation Celebration, Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies May 2017

Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies Graduation Celebration, Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Invitation to the 2017 graduation celebration for students of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Graduation Celebration Public Invitation, The Feminist Collective May 2017

Graduation Celebration Public Invitation, The Feminist Collective

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Invitation to the 2017 Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduation Celebration.


An Announcement From Student Women's Association, Student Women's Association May 2017

An Announcement From Student Women's Association, Student Women's Association

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Photograph of a paper flyer taped to the inside of the glass door of the Office of Student Life. The flyer reads: May 4, 2017 An announcement from Student Women's Association The Student Women's Association is happy to formally announce that we have been allocated a space for the new Women's Resource Center in Room 227 of the Memorial Union. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the University over funding possibilities and providing as many resources as we can in this transitional period. As we begin the process of moving into this space, we reflect ...


Sexual Assault Awareness Writing Showcase, Lgbtq Services, Office Of Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Apr 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Writing Showcase, Lgbtq Services, Office Of Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Poster promoting the Sexual Assault Awareness Writing Showcase in 2017.


Beautiful Week 2017, Student Women's Association Apr 2017

Beautiful Week 2017, Student Women's Association

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Poster promoting activities planned in observance of Beautiful Week 2017 organized by the Student Women's Association.


Beautiful Week Poster 2017, The Feminist Collective Apr 2017

Beautiful Week Poster 2017, The Feminist Collective

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Poster promoting the 2017 Beautiful Week schedule of events.


In Solidarity, Musselman Library, Salma Monani, Sarah M. Principato, Dave Powell, Brent C. Talbot, Charles L. Weise, Bruce A. Larson, Scott Hancock, Mckinley E. Melton, David S. Walsh, Jennifer Q. Mccary, Kristina G. Chamberlin Apr 2017

In Solidarity, Musselman Library, Salma Monani, Sarah M. Principato, Dave Powell, Brent C. Talbot, Charles L. Weise, Bruce A. Larson, Scott Hancock, Mckinley E. Melton, David S. Walsh, Jennifer Q. Mccary, Kristina G. Chamberlin

Next Page

This edition of Next Page is a departure from our usual question and answer format with a featured campus reader. Instead, we asked speakers who participated in the College’s recent Student Solidarity Rally (March 1, 2017) to recommend readings that might further our understanding of the topics on which they spoke.


The Lipstick Project, The University Of Maine Honors College Apr 2017

The Lipstick Project, The University Of Maine Honors College

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Leigh Boyle will share her story of The Lipstick Project, which grew out of her 2010 volunteer work in a women's hospital in Northern Ethiopia. The hospital cares for women with obstetric fistula, a condition resulting from prolonged, obstructed labor that leaves women chronically incontinent and ostracized. Leigh began giving weekly manicures to the isolated women, an act that proved life-giving for all. Upon returning home to Vancouver, Leigh saw similar need for restorative work in modern healthcare and established The Lipstick Project, a woman run volunteer organization that provides free, professional spa treatments to people in hospice and ...


An Examination Of Facilitators And Barriers To Academic Careers For Women In Stem, Jacqulyn M. Cavanaugh Apr 2017

An Examination Of Facilitators And Barriers To Academic Careers For Women In Stem, Jacqulyn M. Cavanaugh

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the facilitators and barriers to women in STEM through comparison to men and non-STEM faculty members. The Pipeline Model and The Vanish Box model were examined to explain the underrepresentation of women in STEM. The current study, using the established facilitators and barriers to women in STEM by Bolton (2016), examined 12 categories that were identified through existing literature, critical incidents (CIs), and a subject-matter expert (SME).

It was hypothesized that Teaching, Service, Research Funding, Mentoring, Professional Development, Administrative Leadership, Hiring Policies, New Child Leave/FMLA policies, and Promotion and Tenure ...


Power To The Period: The Role Of Menstruation In Nepal’S Formal Workplace, Johannah Mitchell Apr 2017

Power To The Period: The Role Of Menstruation In Nepal’S Formal Workplace, Johannah Mitchell

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Within the greater context of Nepal, menstruation is a topic that has long-held significance as a taboo topic due to religious and cultural connotations. However, over the past five years, there has been a push in Nepali schools to acknowledge menstruation and menstrual hygiene management as legitimate aspects of health curriculums. This is a great step forward for the country, but also begs the question of whether this educational movement is being recognized in other areas of society, such as the formal workplace. Through discussion with various individuals- from government officers to healthcare employees- this research examines attitudes towards menstruation ...