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Fall 2010
St Cloud State University | Women's Center

Events and Programming

The Vagina Monologues
7:00pm Atwood Ballroom
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009

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Women on Wednesday 2010
Education | Advocacy | Empowerment

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Atwood Theatre Noon - 1:00 pm

Women on Wednesday Fall 2010 Schedule

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mp3September 15, 2010:
Where's My Million? How the pay gap robs women

Girls in Minnesota" will be explored, with a focus on how the pay gap impacts women's financial health and economic self-sufficiency.


  • Debra Fitzpatrick is the Director of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.

September 22, 2010:
Women of Color at Work: Intersections of race, gender and age

Focusing on the challenges, joys and areas of impact in their places of employment, our panelists will discuss their experiences as co-workers and supervisors in various workplaces.


  • Alicia Nichols, Training Coordinator, Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety and SCSU alum.
  • Joyce Wong, Stearns County Community Corrections, Domestic Violence Intervention Project.

mp3September 29, 2010:
Workplace Issues for Immigrant Women

Exploring the legal, social and economic experiences of immigrant women in the U.S. workforce will be the focus of this presentation.


  • Pham Thi Hoa is the Executive Director of CAPI, an organization that guides refugees and immigrants in the journey toward self determination and social equity.

mp3October 6, 2010:
History of Workplace Injustice at SCSU: Remembering history, for a better future

This session will explore the history of sex discrimination lawsuits at SCSU to offer a local context for ongoing injustice in many workplaces throughout the country.


  • Dr. Julie Andrzejewski, Professor, Human Relations and Multicultural Education at St. Cloud State University.
  • Dr. Chris Jazwinski, Professor, Department of Psychology, St. Cloud State University
  • Dr. Lora Robinson – SCSU Faculty Emeritus, Information Systems, and member of the American Association of University Women

mp3October 13, 2010:
Out and Proud at Work

Our nation's workplaces have been progressing and changing toward equality, in part, because of trailblazers such as Sharon Lubinski. Join us for a discussion with the first openly lesbian U.S Police Marshal and first woman appointed to this position in Minnesota.


  • Sharon Lubinski, recently installed as the U.S. Police Marshal for Minnesota, oversees a variety of federal justice responsibilities including federal courthouse security, witness protection, the apprehension of federal fugitives, and the transport of federal prisoners.

    In commemoration of National Coming Out Week activities.

    Co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, Outloud! and GLBT Alliance.

mp3October 20, 2010:
The Will for Survival: Real stories of abuse in the lives of Native American women, and the challenges they face in the workplace

As a previous Domestic Abuse Advocate for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Belinda Brennan will focus on the impact of domestic abuse in the lives of Native American women, and the challenges they are up against for economic survival.


  • Belinda Brennan is currently the Community Wellness Coordinator for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and formerly a Women's Domestic Abuse Advocate.

    Co-sponsored with the SCSU American Indian Center

mp3October 27, 2010:
Green Economies and Green Jobs -- Are Women Benefitting?

This presentation will explore what we know about green jobs and the green economy, and the role women can play, do play and should play in this new economy.


  • Amy Brenengen is the Director of the Office on the Economic Status of Women (OESW) at the Minnesota State Legislature. In this role, Brenengen oversees the OESW in its role as an information resource for legislators and the public, and as the lens of women in the lawmaking process.

mp3November 3, 2010:
STOP: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Although almost every workplace has a policy prohibiting sexual harassment, it remains a common and destructive problem in the nation's workforce. Consequently, this session will focus on the current status of this form of discrimination, methods for addressing it, and strategies for creating lasting change.


  • Ellyn Bartges is the Equity and Affirmative Action Officer at St. Cloud State University and former Assistant Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at Western Illinois University.

mp3November 10, 2010:
Work/Life Balance: Creating the life we envision

Women now comprise more than half of the U.S. labor market, obtain 58% of bachelor's degrees and work outside of the home in record numbers in Minnesota. What are the costs, benefits, choices and challenges for women striving for work/life balance?


  • Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange is an awardwinning specialist in work/life research and a professor of management in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas.

mp3 November 17, 2010:
Experiences of Women with Disabilities: Is the ADA working?

The Americans With Disabilities Act is now 20 years old. Is this legislation and changing attitudes impacting the experiences of women with disabilities in various workplaces and over time?


  • Sue Butte is working on her Ph.D. in
    adult education at Walden University and writing for

mp3December 1, 2010:
Women's Leadership: Speaking up while your knees are shaking

This session will address issues of women's selfconfidence and finding one's voice, practical skills of leadership, and theory surrounding women leading.


  • Anitra Cottledge is the Assistant Director of the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota.


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