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ISU Continues to Celebrate Women’s History Month

by Jo Allen Women’s History Month is a legally recognized international commemoration of women’s achievements in history, economy, and society. It has been observed annually in March in the United States since 1987. Iowa State Student Government sponsored the celebration this year by hosting a week of online, in-person, or hybrid events. Working with women … Continue reading ISU Continues to Celebrate Women’s History Month

2021-2022 WGS Scholarship Recipients Named

The Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship Committee has selected the recipients of the 2021-2022 Linda Galyon Undergraduate Scholarship and the Graduate Student Scholarship in honor of Randie Camp. Once again, the committee was given a difficult task, as many deserving candidates applied for both scholarships. We are incredibly proud of all of our WGS students on … Continue reading 2021-2022 WGS Scholarship Recipients Named

WGS Internship Series: Self-Help International

by Jo Allen Somerle Rhiner (she/they), a junior in sociology and women and gender studies, spent last summer and fall of 2020 interning remotely with Self-Help International (SHI). SHI is a non-profit organization founded in Waverly, Iowa by Vern Schield and is currently operating sustainable development programs in Ghana, West Africa, and Nicaragua, Central America. … Continue reading WGS Internship Series: Self-Help International

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Message from the Director: December 2020

December 2020 Perseverance, struggle and hope are key themes that shaped our experiences this year as the university and society face unprecedented challenges. The global pandemic disrupted our lives and forced us to reshape our interactions with students and colleagues. Racial injustice took center stage as our country was confronted with the brutal treatment of Black people … Continue reading Message from the Director: December 2020

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Former WGS Director Dr. Gloria Jones-Johnson Retires

Dr. Gloria Jones-Johnson’s career in the Sociology Department at Iowa State University began in 1986. She also served as Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program from 2010-2015 and is the only African-American woman to serve in this position since its inception. During her tenure, Dr. Jones-Johnson coordinated many significant changes and improvements to … Continue reading Former WGS Director Dr. Gloria Jones-Johnson Retires