Friday, April 3, 2015

Fall 2015 Women's Studies Classes

Diversity in Communication - 10694 - COMS 457
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR Whitt Hall 009 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Lisa E Baker


Diversity Issues in the Criminal Justice System - 11011 - CRJU 365
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Bakhitah Brenda Abdul-Ra'uf
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Bakhitah Brenda Abdul-Ra'uf
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm M TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture TBA


The Female Literary Tradition - 11690 - ENGL 453
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm MWF Davis Hall 216 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Michele D Ren


History of Women (B,C) - 10148 - HIST 306
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm MWF Cook Hall 311 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Suzanne E Ament


Diversity of Health in the United States - 10700 - HLTH 325

11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Pamela Y. Frasier


Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence - 11418 - HUMD 300
9:30 am - 10:45 am TR TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Wendy L Eckenrod-Green
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm M Peters Hall C103 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture TBA
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR Peters Hall C116 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Wendy L Eckenrod-Green
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm TR TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Wendy L Eckenrod-Green
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm W Peters Hall C137 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Wendy L Eckenrod-Green
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm M Peters Hall C143 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture TBA
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm W Cook Hall 129 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture TBA


Nutrition in the Life Cycle I: Maternal and Child - 10748 - NUTR 316

11:00 am - 12:15 pm MW Peters Hall C136 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Jyotsna Sharman


Lifespan Developmental Psychology - 10355 - PSYC 230
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm MWF Russell Hall 007 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture David A Townsend
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm MWF Russell Hall 007 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture TBA
9:30 am - 10:45 am TR Russell Hall 007 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Jenessa C Steele
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm R Russell Hall 113 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Jason Derek Watson


Psychology of Diversity - 10359 - PSYC 250
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR Russell Hall 033 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Amy J Kelly


Social Psychology (SS Core) - 10654 - PSYC 343
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR Russell Hall 007 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Hilary M Lips
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm TR Russell Hall 007 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Hilary M Lips
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm TR Russell Hall 007 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Amy J Kelly


Psychology of Women - 10665 - PSYC 391
8:00 am - 9:15 am TR Russell Hall 347 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Hilary M Lips


Psychology of Human Sexuality - 11959 - PSYC 393
8:00 am - 9:15 am TR Davis Hall 043 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture


Social Inequality - 11559 - SOCY 250
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm MWF Young Hall 221 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Elizabeth C W Lyman
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm MWF Young Hall 221 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Elizabeth C W Lyman


Race and Ethnic Relations - 11561 - SOCY 331
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR Young Hall 305 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Carla Corroto
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm TR Waldron College Hall 200 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Steven M McGlamery
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Steven M McGlamery


Sociology of the Family - 11567 - SOCY 389 - 01
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm TR Davis Hall 212 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Lawrence Michael Eppard


Women in the World: Introduction to Women's Studies - 10226 - WMST 101
11:00 am - 11:50 am MWF Davis Hall 216 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Michele D Ren


Women in the World: Introduction to Women's Studies - 10227 - WMST 101

9:30 am - 10:45 am TR Cook Hall 317 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Dana S Cochran


Women in the World: Introduction to Women's Studies - 10228 - WMST 101

11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR Cook Hall 317 Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Lecture Dana S Cochran


Senior Portfolio - 10229 - WMST 400
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm M TBA Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 Directed Study Moira P Baker

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness Month at RU, April 2015

Teal Ribbon Campaign
The Teal Ribbon Campaign raises awareness of sexual assault. Wearing a teal ribbon represents your support for all victims of sexual assault. Teal ribbons will be distributed at various events throughout April. Sponsored by SAVES and the Peer Health Educators.

NO MORE Campaign
NO MORE is a public awareness and engagement campaign focused on ending domestic violence and sexual assault that seeks to break social stigma, normalize the conversation, and increase resources to address these issues. For more information visit www.nomore.org. Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators.


Sexual Assault Awareness
Wednesday, April 1, 11:00am-2:00pm, in the Bonnie
Thursday, April 9, 11:00am-2:00pm, in the Bonnie

Information about sexual assault and teal ribbons will be distributed. Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators.

Ask Big Questions - ConsentMonday, April 6, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Bonnie 249/250

The Ask Big Questions campaign is centered on the concept that we can change the world through conversation. This program allows for students to gain an understanding amongst the people in their community and the world overall by opening a dialogue about life’s “Big Questions.” For more information visit http://askbigquestions.org/. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Club and the Consent Campaign.


Brown Bag Series
Wednesdays in April, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Bonnie 210

April 8: Mary Ashlyn Alderman, WRC Sexual Assault Advocate/Community Educator - Understanding Sexual Assault
April 15: Sergeant Scott Shaffer, Radford University Police Department – Sexual Assault: Justice Served vs. Serving Justice
April 22: Betty Jones, WRC Sexual Assault Program Coordinator - Neurobiology of Trauma

Bring a lunch and join in the discussion. Sponsored by SAVES.


Eric Garrison – Sexual Assault: A Crucial Conversation
Friday, April 10, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Recreation and Wellness Center MAC Court
A crucial conversation about sexual assault in college-aged students. Addresses sexual assault issues and gives you tools to address assault.

Eric Garrison is a certified sexuality counselor, author, trainer, teacher, mentor, and international consultant in a variety of areas relating to sexology, social justice, and higher education – including the training of medical, law, business, and education students on everything from time management to anger management and substance use to gender-based violence. Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators, Phi Sigma Pi, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, SCI, and SAVES

RU After Dark: Carnival Extravaganza
Friday, April 10, 9:00pm-12:00am, Recreation and Wellness Center MAC Court

Have fun with carnival games, inflatable obstacle course, a mechanical bull, and chances to win prizes! Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators, Phi Sigma Pi, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, SCI, and SAVES


It’s On Us Campaign
Monday, April 13, 11:00am-2:00pm, in the Recreation and Wellness Center
Thursday, April 16, 11:00am-2:00pm, in the Bonnie

The It’s On Us Campaign is to recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, identify situations in which sexual assault may occur, intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given and to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. For more information visit www.itsonus.org. Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators.

The Clothesline Project
Thursday, April 23, 11:00am-2:00pm, in the Bonnie

The Clothesline Project is a national effort to raise awareness of violence against women. Survivors of violence and their friends and families create t-shirts commemorating their experiences. All shirts are anonymous. Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators and SAVES.

Ask Big Questions – You Be the Judge
Tuesday, April 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Bonnie Auditorium


Join a discussion led by students for students. Enrich your understanding of consent, education on red-flags of assault, and resources available to students. For more information visit http://askbigquestions.org/. Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators

Saturday, February 14, 2015

RU Women's History Month 2015: Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives

March 2, 2:00, Heth 16. Circle of Life Intergenerational Dialogue (50+ in inner circle), Dr. Sarah Hastings (Director, Doctor of Psychology Program)


March 2, 5:00, McGuffey Auditorium. Award-Winning Novelist Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina, Cavedweller, and other works


March 4, Noon, Bonnie Auditorium. Welcome by President Kyle.
Dr. Mary Atwell: “Our Wretched Sisters: Gender and Executed Women”


March 16, 2:00, Heth 16. Circle of Life Intergenerational Dialogue (30s- 40s in inner circle), Dr. Sarah Hastings


March 18, 4:00, Heth 45. Dr. Virginia Weisz and Debra Massaro (Nursing): “A Day in the Life of a Belizean Mother”


March 19, 2:00, Heth 22. Dr. Roann Barris and Students from ARTH 420 (ARTH): “Contemporary Art History and Women’s Issues”


March 20, 4:00, Heth 16. Dr. Deneen Evans (School of Social Work), Natalie Fajardo (Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion), Dr. Diane Hodge (Director School of Social Work), Crasha Townsend (Director Center for Diversity and inclusion): “LEAN IN—Women, Work, and the Will to Lead: What Happens when Women of Diverse Voices Lean In?”


March 23, 2:00, Heth 16. Circle of Life Intergenerational Dialogue (20s and under in inner circle), Dr. Sarah Hastings


March 25, 5:00, Brewin’ Around Coffee Shop. Slam Poetry Event. Loren Phillips ( English)


March 26, 11:00, Heth 16. STEP-UP! Bystander Intervention: Julie Dill (SAVES), Dr. Amy Sorensen (Sociology)


March 26, 3:00, Heth 16. STEP-UP! Bystander Intervention: SAVES Staff, Dr. Amy Sorensen (Sociology)


March 26, 7:30, Albig Theatre. Paradigm Shift: An Evening of Women’s Work— a concert celebrating Women’s History Month, featuring original creative dance works by emerging female choreographers from the RU Department of Dance



March 27, 1:30, Bonnie 249. Dr. Donna Boyd (Co-Director Forensic Science Institute) and Dr. Sara O’Brien (Biology): Women in STEM Professions—Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies for Success (panel discussion with STEM students and professionals)



March 29, 2:00, March 30 & March 31, 7:00, Bonnie Auditorium. Performance of Eve Ensler’ s The Vagina Monologues. Directed by Lucinda McDermott. Tickets Available via eventbrite. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe campaign to benefit The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, or, bring a cash donation to the show.


March 30, 10am-5pm, Muse Banquet Hall. Caitlyn Parker (History, English, and Women’s Studies): "Defining and Creating Safe Spaces: A Day of Workshops, Lectures, and Discussions”



March 30, 2:00, Heth 16. Bence Bays, Leanne Hancock, Cassandra Perkins (Career Center ): “Women and the Work World”



March 30, 1-5 & March 31st, 10-4, Heth 14. Dr. Carlee Bradbury and Students from ARTH 414 (Art): “The Mary Project”—Art Exhibit and Symposium
March 30, 1:00, Heth 14. Exhibit Opening & Students’ Presentations
March 31, 10–4, Heth 14. “The Mary Project” Exhibit


March 31, 4:00, Bonnie Auditorium. Dr. Hilary Lips (Chair, Department of Psychology): “Women Working for Less: What’s the problem?”


April 1, 4:00, Covington Foyer. Closing Reception. President Penelope Kyle: “Reflections on Women and Women’s History Month." The entire University community is cordially invited to join us for refreshments, live music, and conviviality.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Spring 2015 Women's Studies Classes

The following classes count toward the minor in Women's Studies at Radford University

History of Women (A) - 20045 - HIST 306 - 01
11:00 am - 11:50 am MWF Cook Hall 311


Human Sexuality - 20597 - HLTH 453 - 01
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR Peters Hall
Human Sexuality - 20598 - HLTH 453 - 02
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR Peters Hall




Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence - 21584 - HUMD 300 - 01
9:30 am - 10:45 am TR TBA
Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence - 21585 - HUMD 300 - 02
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR TBA
Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence - 21586 - HUMD 300 - 03
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm M TBA
Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence - 21587 - HUMD 300 - 04
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm W TBA
Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence - 21588 - HUMD 300 - 05
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm M TBA


Lifespan Developmental Psychology - 21216 - PSYC 230 - 01
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR TBA
Lifespan Developmental Psychology - 21217 - PSYC 230 - 02
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm MWF TBA
Lifespan Developmental Psychology - 21218 - PSYC 230 - 03
9:00 am - 9:50 am MWF TBA
Lifespan Developmental Psychology - 21219 - PSYC 230 - 04
10:00 am - 10:50 am MWF TBA


Social Psychology (SS Core) - 21236 - PSYC 343 - 01
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR TBA
Social Psychology (SS Core) - 21237 - PSYC 343 - 02
8:00 am - 9:15 am TR TBA
Social Psychology (SS Core) - 21239 - PSYC 343 - 03
9:30 am - 10:45 am TR TBA


Social Inequality - 21143 - SOCY 250 - 01
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm MWF TBA
Social Inequality - 21145 - SOCY 250 - 02
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm MWF Online


Men and Women in Society - 21146 - SOCY 326 - 01
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR TBA
Men and Women in Society - 21147 - SOCY 326 - 02
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm TR TBA


Race and Ethnic Relations - 21148 - SOCY 331 - 01
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm T TBA
Race and Ethnic Relations - 21149 - SOCY 331 - 02
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm MWF TBA


Scholar-Citizen: Introduction to Women's Studies - 20002 - WMST 101 - 01
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm MWF TBA

Women in the World: Introduction to Women's Studies - 20005 - WMST 101 - 04
9:30 am - 10:45 am TR TBA
Women in the World: Introduction to Women's Studies - 20006 - WMST 101 - 05
11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR TBA


Senior Portfolio - 20007 - WMST 400 - 01
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm M TBA

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Food and Clothing Drive for the WRC


In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Women's Studies Club will be collecting donations of Coffee, Canned foods (Ravioli and such), birthday cake supplies (mix, frosting, candles, etc.) and Plus-Sized sweat suits for the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley. 



Donation boxes will be in the Bonnie and the English Department (Russell Hall) from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21. If you plan to participate, the National Coalition for the Homeless would like you to participate in their Social Media "Thunder Clap."




If you would like to make a monetary donation, please contact the administration office at: (540) 639-9592, administration@wrcnrv.org , or P.O. Box 477, Radford, VA 24143 . Checks can be made payable to the Women’s Resource Center.



You may also make a monetary donation online via PayPal at: www.wrcnrv.org/howYouCanHelp/do_.shtml


ABOUT THE WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY


Located in Radford, Va., the WRC of the NRV is a human service agency with the purpose of providing programs and services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence. The WRC has been providing hope and help to those who need it in the New River Valley for 30 years. The center, the oldest in Virginia, has been and will continue to be, the cornerstone of courage and inspiration for thousands of people in our community.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hey, Baby…give me a smile….


In the past few days, this video (also posted below) went viral on Facebook.

It is created by Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative in conjunction with Hollaback! A non-profit group working to end street harassment which is currently in 79 cities and 26 countries. 

Most women have been harassed as they walk down the street at some point in their lives. It may be negative or mocking, but often it is catcalls, honking and unwanted complements. Unwanted compliments are difficult. It can be hard to complain about a guy saying you have nice hair or some other part of your body that is not sexual. If it is sexual, it is easier to identify. 

Where is the line between paying someone a compliment and harassment? How many women walk down the street and tell passing guys that they like their eyes or their toned arms? The closest we usually get to that is to tell them we like their shirt. Usually this is to identify with them in some way, recognizing a fellow fan, alumnus, etc. As women, we accept some types of compliments regularly about our appearance. Those types are great and we love it when people, usually people we know, pay them freely. But, of course, the difference is that they are not objectifying us in any way. 

Since it is something that often happens when we are alone, for each of us it is a singular experience. We can tell people about it but, it is hard to articulate how it makes us feel. It is entirely possible you tell someone and they say, “He said you have nice hair? The jerk!...So, what’s your problem?” Many of us don’t bother telling anyone because, what good would complaining do and, if you don’t explain it right, it might sound like bragging.

I thought this video was great. It does a couple of things. It tells me that I am not alone in my experience, that there are more than just a few guys out there that think this is ok and, gives me something to show men to see what happens when a woman walks down the street in jeans and a crewneck shirt.

I think the perspective is interesting and the sound is great but, you don’t get the proximity. There is a point where a guy is trying to give her his number and there are several people around her and there is some distance between her and the camera. There are a couple of times the fact that the guys are up close to her plays into it. 

The one that walks beside her for several minutes is disturbing but, I personally think he would have gone away if she had looked at him. If that didn’t work, one gigantic step to the right and a change of pace would have changed the dynamic and he would have gone away or pursued. At that point, the people around would be overtly aware that his attention was unwanted. However, her escape route is not the point; the point is that she shouldn’t have to deal with this while simply walking down the street.

Since writing this, other news/social media outlets have picked it up.
Just a few:

  •  There are many other articles and blog posts by now and plenty of people like Michael Che that will miss the point. Which Salon weighed in on. 




Saturday, October 25, 2014

Women's Studies Club Endorses Susan B. Anthony for Congress!



Candidate Morgan Griffith 
(R-district 9) 
on the issues:

-Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (2013)
-Strongly opposes women’s right to choose (1999, 2006, 2007, 2010)
-Supported a constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage (2009)
-Voted against a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for government employees in Virginia (2010)
-Voted against a bill that would extend anti-discrimination laws to include transgender people (2010)



Griffith is running against William Carr (I), who has not publicly stated his views on these issues, but identifies as a Conservative. If you do not agree with either candidate, do not waste your right to vote! 

We are encouraging a write-in 
vote for Susan B. Anthony.