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Reaching Out in New Ways: Highlights from the History of Alverno's Research Center on Women

From Research Center on Women to Research Center for Women and Girls

By reading together, discussing together, viewing together, planning together, sponsoring speakers, brown bag sessions and research, although not as visible as in the early years, the Research Center on Women and its Interest Group (later known as the Feminist Education Advisory Group (FEAG) to avoid confusion,) continued to play a vital role in the Alverno Community. Back in the limelight again and with a new name, it has come full circle with a newly remodeled space in Clare Hall.

 

On October 23, 1996, the RCW sponsored an evening of film, food and conversation when the group viewed  the film, Antonia's Line.

This is a flyer advertising the RCW Interest Group showing of the film, "Antonia's Line" on October 23, 1996

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


RCW sponsored another evening of film on March 12, 1997 at which time they showed the film The White Balloon.

This is a flyer advertising an RCW film-viewing evening featuring "The White Balloon."

Below is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


RCW was one of the sponsors when Myra Strober, labor economist, professor of Education at Stanford University, and founding director of the Stanford Center for Research on Women spoke on Combining Work and Family in Your Life: What it Takes to Have an Egalitarian Family at Alverno on March 24, 2000.

This is the flyer advertising Myra Strober's upcoming presnetation on "Combining Work and Family in Your Life" held on March 24, 2000.

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


On March 27-29, 2000, RCW brought a national teleconference, "Women's Lives, Women's Voices, Women's Solutions: Shaping a National Agenda for Women in Higher Education" from the University of Minnesota. Alverno had its own caucus discussions in response.

This is a flyer adertising the Teleconference from the University of Minnesota that RCW brought to campus March 27-29, 2000.

Below is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


RCW sponsored a brown bag session with Alverno College Democrats and Alverno College Republicans on "Women in Politics on April 19, 2001.

This is a flyer advertising an RCW sponsored a brown bag session with Alverno College Democrats and Alverno College Republicans on "Women in Politics held on April 19, 2001.

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


On November 1, 2001, RCW and the Multicultural Issues Office co-sponsored the first "Student-Faculty-Staff" Roundtable discussion in response to September 11, 2001. Within about a year, the Roundtable became a student-run activity open to the entire college community with Zohreh Emami as faculty mentor. Below is an article about the Roundtable from the February 14, 2003 issue of Alpha (student newspaper.)

This is an article about the Roundtable from the February 14, 2003 issue of Alpha.

Below is a link to a printable, PDF copy of the Alpha article.


In April 2003, RCW was one of the Alverno organizations that brought Zainab Salbi, President of Women for Women International, to speak at Alverno. Her visit is described in the Alpha article below from the April 25 issue.

This is an April 25, 2003 "Alpha" article about the campus visit of Zainab Salbi.

Here is a link to a printable, PDF copy of the Alpha article.


Kay Maxwell, President of the League of Women Voters in the United States, was a guest speaker at Alverno on November 19, 2003. RCW was one of the sponsors. This is a press release dated November 13, 2003 announcing her upcoming campus visit.

This is a press release dated November 13, 2003 announcing the upcoming campus visit of Kay Maxwell.

Below is a link to a printable, PDF copy of the press release.


In Fall 2007, the first Status of Girls in Wisconsin report was released by Alverno College, Girls Scouts of Milwaukee Area, Inc., Girls Scouts of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Women's Council, and the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee. The Alverno research team included Sandra Graham, Chair; Megan Kemmet, Primary Research Coordinator; Russell Brooker; Austin Doherty; Kimberly Miller; Kathleen O'Brien; Julie Rice; and Julie Ullman. An update of the report was released in April 2010. there have been later updates as well. Links to all editions of the Status of Girls in Wisconsin report are available on the Research Center for Women and Girls website.

 

This is the cover of the 2007 RCW-produced Status of Girls in Wisconsin Report


April 10-11 2008, RCW sponsored a visit to campus by Elizabeth Minnich. She participated as a panel member in a Thursday evening "Alverno Debates" session, "American Woman: You've Come a Long Way?" and a Friday afternoon workshop for Alverno Faculty. Here is a flyer advertising the event.

This is a flyer advertising the evening debate featuring Elizabeth Minnich

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


This is an article from the May 2008 issue of Alpha (student newspaper) about the debate and the visit of Elizabeth Minnich.

This is an article from the May 2008 issue of Alpha about the debate and the visit of Elizabeth Minnich.

Below is a printable, PDF copy of the Alpha article.


In Fall 2009, Alverno's Research Center for Women and Girls opened and Kate Masley was hired as its first director. Click here to learn more about Alverno's Research Center for Women and Girls. Shown is the Mission Statement for the Research Center for Women and Girls or RCWG.

This is the Mission Statement for the Research Center for Women and Girls or RCWG.