Women's Center in the News
This page has links to the many articles that feature the Women's Center staff and our events.
2013-2014 Academic Year
Anthony Bruno-News Reporter, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
May 2, 2014
Advocates don Heels to Denounce Violence
May 1, 2014
The Women’s Center held UW Oshkosh’s second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event that raises awareness and takes a stand against sexualized violence.
Campus Jumps Into Earth Week: Ally March, "Walk a Mile," Theater round out April at UW-Oshkosh
April 15th, 2014
On Wednesday, April 30, UW Oshkosh's Women's Center and a host of other sponsors will stage "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," an awareness-building and fundraising event encouraging men and women to step up and be counted in the campaign to end rape, sexual assault, and gendered violence.
Women's Center Provides Example for Campus Orgs
March 5th, 2014
Since last year, the Oshkosh Women’s Center doubled attendance to its building and events, an impressive accomplishment on a campus lacking student initiative to join clubs and attend programs. The Women’s Center hosts events throughout the semester geared towards gender equality and awareness.
One Woman Play Shares Multicultural Viewpoints
February 27th, 2014
Actress Qurrat Kadwani performed a one-woman, award-winning show about her life growing up as an Indian-American woman in Sage Hall on Feb. 20.
In Kadwani’s play, “They Call Me Q,” she portrayed 13 different characters that have been part of her life growing up as an Indian immigrant in the Bronx.
Elect Her Motivates Women to Run for Office
February 20th, 2014
Female students were encouraged to run for student government positions through UW Oshkosh’s first ever Elect Her—Campus Women Win event held at Reeve Memorial Union Saturday. Oshkosh was one of 50 locations to host the event nationwide, according to Geneva Murray, director of the Women’s Center.
Students Go Fresh-Faced
February 12th, 2014
No Makeup Monday, an event sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Diversity and Inclusion Program, encouraged people to embrace their beauty by taking off their makeup on Feb. 10.
Wells, Sims Publicize Charity Walk
February 6th, 2014
Chancellor Richard Wells and Athletic Director Darryl Sims starred in a photo shoot wearing high heels to promote the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held by the Women’s Center.
Workshop Teaches Interview Etiquette: Owning Your Skills Workshop
November 7th, 2013
The Women’s Center and Career Services collaborated to host Owning Your Skills on Nov. 6, a two-hour workshop where students learned how to refrain from using gendered language in a professional setting.
Bronies: Long Live the Pony
Thursday, October 31, 2013
UW Oshkosh Women’s Center staff members donned pony costumes Wednesday and told Oshkosh students “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” is a TV series that can be enjoyed by all ages and genders.
Rosie the Reader: Women's Center Hosts Annual Reading Hour
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Women’s Center held its second Rosie the Reader event on Oct. 26 to read books to kids as well as provide a fun, activity-filled afternoon.
UWO Thinks Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Throughout the month of October, individuals and student organizations at UW Oshkosh acknowledged Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign now in its 28th year.
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
Thursday, October 24, 2013
More than 150 students attended the FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture lecture presented on Oct. 17 in Reeve Memorial Union to hear about consent and the movement that speakers Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato have started across the country.
Fox Valley Take Back the Night
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
UW Oshkosh hosted the 23rd annual Fox Cities Take Back the Night in order to raise awareness to students and the public for victims of violence in Reeve Memorial Union on Wednesday.
The Northwestern: Pre-Event Article
Fox 11 News
The Post Crescent
The Northwestern: Event Article
Campus Safety Panel
UW Oshkosh safety panel, Fox 11, Sept. 18
As President of the United Students in Residence Halls at UW-Oshkosh Michelle Cecil told FOX 11 she has her finger on the pulse of campus life and right now she told us, students are worried. "Recently some of the safety issues that have come up have hit so close to students that live in the halls. We've had a lot of questions about safety and the programs that are available," said Cecil. University Police Chief Joseph LeMire explained three attempted assaults on college students in the past month have lead to those concerns. He told FOX 11 since then, university police and the school's women's center decided to address students with a safety panel.
Safety panel created at UW Oshkosh, NBC 26, Sept. 18
A special meeting tonight to try and improve safety for students at UW-Oshkosh. A new panel has been created to address security concerns after three attempted assaults near and on campus in the past two weeks. Police working extra hard making sure all students get home safe. Campus safe walks extremely popular at the start of this school year. 600 students escorted home all last year. Already 200 at the start of this semester.
Safety forum addresses attempted assaults in Oshkosh, WBAY, Sept. 18
In response to recent attempted assaults on or near campus, dozens of UW-Oshkosh students, mostly women, took time to attend a special safety forum to learn more about the university's efforts to prevent violence.
Students should take advantage of educational campus events
A wonderful article from Advance Titan about our $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshops.
2012-2013 Academic Year
Women's Center Director leads $tart $mart Workshop at UW La Crosse
Why You Should Participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Oshkosh
From the Advance Titan:
'According to Vice President of Membership Development for the Inter-Fraternity Council Tyler Volkert, although Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is new to UWO, it is a pre-existing international campaign against sexual violence.
“By signing up for this walk, men, who are the target audience to participate, are pledging to help bring an end to gendered violence, sexual assault and rape,” Volkert said. “What started out as a small group of men daring to totter around a park has grown to become a worldwide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation program.”'
For more reasons to get involved, please read the Advance Titan article.
Women's Center and Diversity and Inclusion Programs film series included 'Miss Representation'
From the Advance Titan article:
'“I think that there is a cultural perception that things are getting better,” [Dr. Caryn] Murphy said. “A film like this asks you to question that premise that more outlets doesn’t necessarily mean better representation.”'
Panels on Popular Culture: Let's Talk Roller Derby!
From the Advance Titan article:
'“It is important for us to think critically about popular culture,” Geneva Murray, director of the Women’s Center, said. “Roller derby, for example, may be seen as empowering for women. However, how does the media represent roller derby? Who is included in popular presentations of the sport? These panels on popular culture help us to understand the role of popular culture in affirming, changing, transforming gender stereotypes - sometimes in very contradictory ways.”'
Panels on Popular Culture covered by campus paper
Interested in finding out more about our panels on popular culture? You can read the Advance Titan's coverage of our 50 Shades of Grey panel here.
Women's Center Director facilitated discussion following Journalism students' showing of Finding Kind for community members
More information about this event can be read about here.
Women's Center participates in campus response to Daniel Packard
Some students left Daniel Packard's talk feeling uncomfortable with how they interpreted his presentation as reinforcing gender norms, heteronormativity, and derision of women. Read more about student reaction here.
Women's Center makes International News as part of One Billion Rising
The Women's Center worked with numerous groups on campus, as well as with Reach Counseling, to bring a One Billion Rising event to campus on February 14th, 2013. More information here. Want to see the flash mob? You can watch it here; thanks to IMC and Alex Hummel!
Dr. Murray's "Crucial Conversations" at the Women's Center is covered by the Advanced Titan
From the article: “It’s so interesting to see how she got here and it’s interesting to know what other people think about [women’s studies],” Birenbaum said. “She’s someone from our generation and it’s cool to see what they can do and what other girls can do.” Read more here!
Dr. Murray Interviewed by Fox 11 about Gender Inclusive Toys
Director of the Women's Center, Geneva Murray, was interviewed by Fox 11 News on gender inclusive toys. Click here for the story.
New Director Featured in UW Oshkosh Today
The new director of the Women's Center was featured in UW Oshkosh Today. Take a moment to read the story here. And come by the Women's Center to learn more about the new director, as well as what the Women's Center can do for you!