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Fall 2016 Women's Center Events

Check out our Fall calendar! We have another great semester planned.  


September 8

Women’s Center


Women’s Center Open House

Come see the Women’s Center's new entrance/remodel and meet the staff, Director, Alicia Johnson, Ph.D. and Program Assistant, Eliza Farrow. Learn about our new Feminist Gaming Initiative. Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and school supplies. Lures will be put up between 11am and 3pm on our Pokestop for Pokemon Go players. Complete scavenger hunt items to be entered to win awesome prizes!

Prizes donated by: University Books & More, House of Heroes, Mojo’s, Backlot Comedy House, Subway (Jackson Street), Flying Pheonix Games, Fire Escape, Alicia Johnson

September 26

Women’s Center


Feminism On Tap

Join us as we host Planned Parenthood’s “Feminism On Tap” event. There will not be kegs to tap but there will be food, feminist trivia, opportunity to engage in craftivism, and the chance to network with campus and community feminists.

Co-Sponsored with: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, CARE

September 28

Reeve Theater (307)


Global Google Hangout: Female Paralympians and Deaflympians

The Paralympic Games, a parallel event to the Olympic Games for athletes with physical impairments, and the Deaflympics receive less media coverage than the Olympic Games and provide women with fewer opportunities to compete. Join us as we learn about the intersectional experiences of several Team USA female Paralympians and Deaflympians who competed in swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair racing, and soccer!

Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Advocacy Council, Reeve Union, Department of Kinesiology, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Department of Special and Early Childhood Education, United Women of Oshkosh

October 1-2

Devil’s Lake State Park

Diversity Outdoors

Join us to discuss diversity and inclusion in the great outdoors! We are looking for students with an interest in Inclusive Excellence and a desire to make our community a better place. We will spend time discussing diversity and inclusion, as well as kayaking, hiking, and camping. We will return Sunday morning. Sign up online:

Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union, Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Wednesday, October 5

Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Ballroom


Take Back the Night

Join us for the 26th Annual 2016 Fox Valley Take Back The Night (TBTN) which involves partner agencies and citizens from throughout the Fox Valley standing up to violence. We use this night as part of our efforts to raise awareness, to spotlight allies, support survivors and remember those lost to violence. We also will encourage all who join us to make ending domestic and sexual violence a lifelong commitment. For more information visit,

Co-Sponsored with: Reach Counseling Services, Oshkosh Police Department, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc., and UW Oshkosh offices and departments including CARE (Campus for Awareness and Relationship Education), Counseling Center/Campus Violence Prevention Program, Fox Valley ROTC Battalion, Women’s Center, University Police

October 17

Sage 1214

6:00 - 7:30pm

International Day of Rural Women: Women’s Healthcare in Rural Areas

The United Nations and world community celebrates the International Day of Rural Women on October 15th. Rural women experience higher rates of chronic disease and face greater challenges in accessing healthcare than urban women. Come hear from distinguished physical and mental healthcare practitioners about their experiences providing care for rural Midwestern women.

Facilitated by Martha Libster, PhD

Panelists: Leslie Wartgow, LPC, Koby Schellenger, Shawn Ekstrom, MD, Juliana Kahrs, MS, and Lori Kroenke, MSN RN.

Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Advocacy Council, College of Nursing, College of Education and Human Services, UWO Counseling Center, United Women of Oshkosh

October 19


All Day

Love Your Body Day

Every day, in so many ways, the beauty industry (and the media in general) tell women and girls that being admired, envied and desired based on their looks is a primary function of true womanhood. The beauty template women are expected to follow is extremely narrow, unrealistic and frequently hazardous to their health. The Love Your Body campaign challenges the message that a woman’s value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards. Check our website or Facebook for updates on what we will be doing at UW Oshkosh!

Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Advocacy Council, UWO Health Center

October 24

Sage 1210


Every BODY is Welcome: Size Inclusiveness for Health Promotion

Dr. Christy Greenleaf, Professor and BS Kinesiology Program Director at UW-Milwaukee, will share her cutting-edge research on body image and weight bias. Dr. Greenleaf will also give us strategies for making recreation and fitness facilities weight-inclusive.

Co-Sponsored with: UWO Student Health Center

October 27

Reeve Union 306


Elect Her

This program emphasizes the importance of women running for office. Participants practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers, and discuss research on women in government.
Register at For more information visit:

Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union, WAC, Oshkosh Student Association, AAUW, Running Start, United Women of Oshkosh

November 2

Reeve Theater (307)


Pageant Panel

When you hear the word pageant, it brings all kinds of images to mind. This panel will explore those stereotypes, truths, and trends of the pageant world. With representation from a variety of pageants, join us for a discussion of what it’s really like to participate.

Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union, National Panhellenic Council

November 6

Time Community Theater


Election Film: Iron Jawed Angels

 Are you ready to cast your vote on Tuesday, November 8th? Come watch how young activists impacted the  women’s suffrage movement and get excited to fulfill your civic duty by voting! Free popcorn and soda or water  provided. This is a non-partisan event and no lobbying will be allowed.

Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Advocacy Council, Time Community Theater, United Women of OshkoshDepartment of Women's and Gender Studies

November 10

Reeve Theater (307)


Diversity & Inclusion Film Series: UnSlut, Talkback Hosted by Emily Lindin, Film Maker

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film features conversations with those who have experienced sexual shaming, including the family and friends of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old who took her own life in 2013 after being gang-raped and labeled a “slut” as a result.

Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union, Women’s Advocacy Council

Wednesday, November 30

Reeve Theater (307)


Panel on Popular Culture: Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters remake has us all asking this question once again! While humorous, the film also provides many talking points about stereotypes, gender, race, and sexuality. Join us for a critical analysis of this popular film!

Facilitated by Susan Rensing, PhD

Panelists: Liz Cannon, PhD, Caryn Murphy, PhD, Norlisha Crawford, PhD, and Shu-Yueh Lee, PhD.

Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Advocacy Council, LGBTQ Resource Center, Black Student Union, United Women of Oshkosh, Department of Women's and Gender Studies

December 1

Various Locations


World AIDS Day

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center’s World AIDS Day Fact Hunt. Look for tables throughout campus providing activities and education that will help you GET THE FACTS. Different tables will present different facts about HIV/AIDS from local, statewide, national, and international perspectives. Use your knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection, and learn what you can do in your community to support those who are infected.

Co-Sponsored with: LGBTQ Resource Center, Reeve Union, Student Health Center, World AIDS Day Committee

December 12

Women’s Center


Finals Survival Night

If you need a place to study or de-stress, we are here for you! We will be staying open late and have coloring books, board and video games, and other activities to help get you through the stress of finals. Survival kits filled with goodies will be available, while supplies last.

Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Advocacy Council, LGBTQ Resource Center, Black Student Union, United Women of Oshkosh


December 19-21

Women’s Center


Faculty and Staff Unwind 

We know students aren’t the only ones stressed at the end of the semester! Join us for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and a stress-free environment. Bring your colleagues and unwind while playing games, coloring, or just dropping by for a chat.

Co-Sponsored with: LGBTQ Resource Center

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