Date(s) - 10/16/2020
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Come join the WNMU Faculty and Staff in honoring Women in Action through a virtual event from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16!
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Meeting ID: 943 6192 3901 International numbers available: https://wnmu.zoom.us/u/auTwWpI3T
Opening Address: Renee Howard
Renee has worked in higher education in various administrative capacities for 20 years. She has especially enjoyed working with a large population of international students, supporting them from the application process before arriving in the U.S. through the completion of their degree programs, keeping in touch with many as they move into their careers. She’s formed strong bonds of friendship with female graduate students in the field of engineering, providing them a place to come in and shut the door and talk about anything from their research to academic issues to what’s going on in their personal lives. At WNMU she’s happy to be serving students in the School of Education as they pursue their teaching degrees while often juggling full-time jobs and raising children. She is continually inspired by the women at WNMU.
Dr. Deborah Heller: Feminists before Feminism
Dr. Deborah Heller is Professor of English at Western New Mexico University, where she teaches courses on Women as Writers, Shakespeare, the Enlightenment, Psychology and Literature, and other many other interesting subjects. She has published widely on women writers, and she has encouraged and influenced multitudes of students (male and female) for almost 30 years.
Heather Frankland: Of Few Words and Seasons of the Crone: Exploring Expressions of Gender through Poetry
Professor Heather Frankland is Assistant Professor of English Composition in the Humanities Department. She has worked in education and public health nationally and internationally, and she holds both an MFA and an MPH. She is a published writer in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and freelance entertainment articles. Areas of research and interest include creative writing, service learning, banned book awareness, representations of gender and identity in literature, the role of advocacy and writing, and the use of interdisciplinary projects and international content in classes.
Dara Naphan-Kingery and Goyce Koeppl: Gender doesn’t matter to matter
Dara is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. In her research, she takes a social-psychological approach to understand the social contexts that help broaden participation in engineering education and work.
Goyce is part of the Department of Natural Sciences and my area of specialty is chemistry. I have research experience in surface chemistry where I sought to elucidate the physical structure and chemical properties of surfaces using force, scanning tunneling, and scanning electron microscopies in addition to electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques. I am excited to contribute towards any effort to understand and promote solutions to problems encountered in our physical and social world.
Andreea Nica: Women’s Agency in Alternative Family Arrangements and Motherhood
Andreea Nica is a sociology faculty member in the Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at WNMU. Dr. Nica’s recent publications include foci in religion/nonreligion and mental health/well-being. Her current research projects examine emotional intimacy, alternative family structures, and social communities. She teaches various online sociology courses in the department. Dr. Nica is currently working on a sociological memoir focused on exits, transitions, and arrival.
Dr. Margarita P. Wulftange: Women and Power: Dangerous Words for Inciting the Vote
Dr. Margarita P. Wulftange is Professor of Education in the School of Education at WNMU. Research interests include language ideology, biliteracy, transformative teacher education and cross-cultural communication. Dr. Wulftange comes from a long line of women who use language to transform for the better, themselves, their families, their communities and the world. Today is a time to honor the struggles and sacrifices women encountered, overcame, and rose above in order for women and all people to have the freedom to use their voices and votes.