AAUW Informal Informational Gathering

AAUW Informal Informational Gathering
Friday, October 26, 2007, 4-6 pm

Women’s Center, Baker Center 403
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

The Athens Branch of the American Association of University Women invites all women on campus and in the community to an informal, informational gathering. Come see who and what we are! Light refreshments will be served.

  • A powerful advocate for women and girls since 1881, the AAUW has played a key role in critical civil rights issues.
  • The AAUW lobbies, briefs Congress and the administration, spearheads coalitions, and strengthens women’s voices with policy makers.
  • The AAUW Educational Foundation, one of the largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, supports aspiring scholars and teachers, women at critical stages in their careers, and women pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
  • The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is the nation’s largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education.
  • Membership is open to anyone with an associate’s or equivalent, bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Contact: Mary Lee Powell at mpowell7 -at- columbus.rr.com or 740-592-2227


Rockin’ Karaoke: The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing

Rockin’ Karaoke: “The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing”
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10 pm-2 am

Casa Cantina
W State St, Athens, Ohio
$2 for 21+; $3 for under 21

Benefit for P.O.W.E.R. and the Sexual Assault Prevention Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling. Best Karaoke tunes in town!!!

POWER (Promoting Ohio University Wellness, Education and Responsibility) is a nonprofit student organization of peer educators who address health and lifestyle issues facing college students.

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program is dedicated to educating communities in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton Counties about sexual assault and sexual prevention. The program provides educational workshops for middle school, high school, and college students. The program also educates community members about sexual assault, how to spot and stop sexual assault within the community, and where to go for help.

Contact: saprevention -at- gmail.com

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Deanna Brown “Social Media, Your World, Your Opportunity”

Deanna Brown “Social Media, Your World, Your Opportunity”
Scripps Day Keynote
Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 5pm

Baker Center Ballroom A
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Scripps Day, hosted by the Scripps Howard Foundation, will culminate with a public keynote address by Deanna Brown, president of Scripps Networks’ Interactive group. Brown joined Scripps Networks in April 2007 and has 20 years’ experience as a strategic business executive with expertise in new ventures in media, entertainment, and technology. Prior to her current position, Brown served as general manager of Yahoo! Media Group’s Lifestyles business unit. Other employers include AOL, Condé Nast and Brill Media Holdings. She is a journalism graduate of the University of Southern California.

More than 15 Scripps executives will visit classes in the Scripps College of Communication, critique student resumes, and conduct mock interviews.

SEE:Scripps Day brings company executives to campus,” OUtlook, 10/5/2007

Eugenie Scott “From Scopes to the Creation Museum…”

Eugenie C. Scott “From Scopes to the Creation Museum: The Persistence of Antievolutionism”
Frontiers in Science Lecture Series
Monday, October 8, 2007, 7:30 pm

Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Eugenie C. Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will present this year’s Frontiers in Science lecture. Scott has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for more than twenty-five years. She has received national recognition for her NCSE activities, including awards from the National Science Board, the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Geological Society of America, and the American Humanist Association.

Jeanette Grasselli Brown, an alumna and former member the OU Board of Trustees, and her husband, endowed the Frontiers in Science Lecture Series in 1999 with a contribution to The Ohio University Foundation.

SEE:Evolutionist Eugenie Scott presents Frontiers in Science lecture,” OUtlook, 9/24/2007

Potluck: AAUW – Athens Branch

Potluck: AAUW – Athens Branch
80th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 6, 2007 11am – 12:30pm

Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
69 Mill St, Athens, Ohio

Join the Athens Branch in celebrating its 80th anniversary! Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation’s leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.

Contact: Mary Lee Powell 740-592-2227 mpowell7 -at- columbus.rr.com OR Lois Whealey 740-593-7668 lw182194 -at- ohio.edu

OUTWeek 2007

OUTWeek 2007: Come OUT! Get OUT! Stay OUT!
Sunday, October 7-Sunday, October 14, 2007
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Sunday, October 7

OUTWeek T-shirt Tie-Dye & Painting
UCM, 18 N. College St. 2-6pm
T-shirts are free for you to decorate for OUT Week!
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Paint the Graffiti Wall
1 am
Join the painting fun!

Monday, October 8

Queer Aquarium
Lindley Hall Park, 11 am-1 pm
Join in this awareness raising event. Bring your lunch or your books to study. This is a great place to catch up with friends.
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When the Gays Move Into Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
Baker Center 242, 8-9:30 pm
By Joe Bertolino and Bil Leipold of Campus Speak
This program explore the realities and human dimensions of living in a world of heterosexual privilege. Drawing from their own lives, their experiences as fraternity men and student affairs professionals, their family experiences, and the dynamics of their own relationship, Joe and Bil present this difficult topic in a non-threatening, humorous way.
Sponsored by ActOUT and the LGBT Center

Tuesday, October 9

Bisexuality 101: Myths and Realities, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
LGBT Center, Baker Center 354 4-5:30 pm
What is bisexuality? Is there no such thing as bisexuality or is everyone really bisexual? Or is it more complicated than that? Examine these questions as well as biphobia in lesbian, gay and heterosexual
communities with the goal of better understanding bisexuality and bisexual identities.
Open to people of all sexual orientations!

OUT Week Keynote
I Now Pronounce You…Equal, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
Baker University Center Theatre, 8-9:30 pm
Regardless of your position on same-sex marriage, it’s a very confusing issue, and it’s very difficult to keep track of what’s going on in the United States and around the world. Get your questions answered, and hear the personal story of someone from Massachusetts who legally married her wife on May 17. An extended question and answer period follows.
Sponsored by Open Doors and the LGBT Center
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Wednesday, October 10

Gay Blue Jean Day
Wear blue jeans to show support for LGBT people!

Open Doors Meeting
UCM, 18 N. College St., 8-10 pm
Bring a straight friend night! Regular and occasional attendees are very welcome. Invite a friend or meet the friends of others! We love our straight ALLIES!

OUT Week Concert: Erica and the Little Beans
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30-Midnight
Great music for a great cause! Benefit Concert for EWO-Empowering Women of Ohio

Thursday, October 11

National Coming Out Day

Wear your ‘Gay, Fine By Me’ T-shirt Day!

Brown Bag Discussion: OUT in the Workplace
The Women’s Center, Noon-1 pm
OU employees will be featured in this panel discussion.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center and OUT@Work

Greeks & Gays
Baker University Center 242, 5-7 pm
Hear from a panel of LGBT community and Greek life members to help dispel misperceptions and bridge the two communities.
Sponsored by ALLY and LGBT Commission
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Hip-Hop and Homophobia: The Ins and Outs
Baker University Center 230, 8-9 pm
Join this discussion about how the Hip-Hop movement deals with LGBT issues.
Sponsored by SHADES

Friday, October 12

OUTWeek Rally
Scripps Hall Amphitheater, Noon-1 pm
Always fun and festive. Come celebrate the fact that we can be OUT at OU!
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OUT @ the Movies
Baker University Center 239, 11 pm-1 am
Attendees will select one of several films to view during this casual event–think slumber party!
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Saturday, October 13

Open Doors Dance Party: GAY AT THE GATOR!
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30 pm-2 am
Traffic Jam theme. Bring $ for Glow Sticks!

Sunday, October 14

CookOUT at Strouds Run
2-6 pm
Eat, relax and play at this always amusing event! Look for the rainbow flag! This event is held rain or shine
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SEE:OUT Week activities abound,” OUtlook, 10/5/2007

OUTWeek is coordinated by Open Doors. Other sponsors include: ActOUT; ALLY; EWO; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center; LGBT Commission of Student Senate; SHADES; The Women’s Center; and OUT@Work: OU LGBTA Employees’ Network.

Screening: WALKOUT

Screening: WALKOUT
Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 7:30-9 PM

Baker Center Theater
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

WALKOUT is the true story of Chicano students who decided to stage a peaceful walkout against the injustices of the public school system in the East Los Angeles high schools in 1968. This event was a defining moment in the drive for equal rights for Latino Americans.

Paula Crisostomo was one of the leaders of the Chicano High School Walkout of 1968, on which the film is based. She will be keynote speaker here on Oct 2.

Part of Hispanic Heritage Month @ OU. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each September 15 – October 15 in the United States of America to recognize the contributions made by people of Hispanic descent and to celebrate Hispanic culture. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because it is the anniversary of five (5) Latin American countries’ Independence Day: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Activities include an opening reception, lectures, panel discussion and movies.

Contact: ad173104 -at- ohio.edu