Fall 2014 Women's Studies Distinguished Lecture Series Announced

Sep 24, 2014
We are pleased to announce the line-up for the fall 2014 Women's Studies Distinguished Lectures Series. All events are free and open to the public and will take place in 114 Belk Library at 5pm.September 17 Jill Ehnenn, Professor in the English Department, “’Poets and Lovers Evermore’: Michael Field as Female Aesthetes and Literary Co- Authors” September 24 Brenda Wright, Member of ASU's Board of Trustees and President and CEO of a United Way agency that provides programs for at-risk youth." “...

Dr. Kim Q. Hall appointed Women's Studies Director

Sep 24, 2014

Women's Studies joins new department

Aug 14, 2014
As of July 1, 2013, the Women's Studies program will be a constituent program within the newly-formed Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies, in the College of Arts & Sciences. The other programs in the new department will be Global Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. Our offices will remain in the Living Learning Center and we will continue to offer the B.A. in Women's Studies, the Minors in Girls' Studies, LGBT Studies, and Women's Studies, and the Graduate Certificate in...

Congratulations to Women’s Studies May 2014 Graduates

May 1, 2014
The Women’s Studies Program and the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies congratulates the following Women’s Studies students on their May 2014 graduation:Graduate CertificatesMeghann MurphyLyndsay Rae NewmanSamantha Thompson Women’s Studies Bachelor of ArtsJessica WestmorelandKelsey Boyajian receives her congratulatory certificate for a Women's Studies Minor from Dr. Sheila Phipps, Associate Professor of History (Women's History prof)  on April 25, 2014. Dr. Maggie...

Faculty Last Lecture with Dr. Cameron Lippard

Apr 15, 2014
The Women's Studies program congratulates Dr. Cameron Lippard, Women's Studies affiliated faculty and Department of Sociology associate professor, on his selection as the featured banquet speaker for the Faculty Last Lecture. The Faculty Last Lecture speaker is nominated by students and is selected to share their thoughts about life and life lessons as if this was his or her last lecture to Appalachian students. Dr. Lippard is known for challenging common stereotypes on race and race relations...

PRIVATE VIOLENCE featuring Kit Gruelle receives national exposure

Feb 6, 2014
“Private Violence,” a film featuring Kit Gruelle, long-time advocate against intimate partner violence in North Carolina and ASU graduate in Sociology and Women’s Studies (2012), was screened and reviewed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah.The film was also reviewed in Variety magazine, an honor in itself.Most recently Kit and filmmaker Cynthia Hill were interviewed by Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now.”Congratulations to Kit Gruelle and Cynthia Hill on the recent exposure...

Pakistani and American students discover their similarities during exchange program

Jan 28, 2014
Young Pakistani students, Appalachian State University students and Watauga County public school students spent some time together recently and found they were more similar than dissimilar despite living worlds apart.Elaine J. O'Quinn, a professor in Appalachian's Department of English and advocate for the girls' studies minor in the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies, facilitated the sessions.Read the whole story here.Pakistani students, Appalachian State University students...

Dr. David Orvis wins the Strickland Outstanding Young Faculty Award

Jan 16, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. David Orvis, assitant professor and Women's Studied affiliated faculty, on winning the William C. Strickland Outstanding Young Faculty Award! It is very well deserved for his outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service to the English department. The William C. Strickland Award honors the assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences who has made significant contribution to the intellectual life of the University. Dr. William C. Strickland, for whom the award...

Dr. O'Quinn Receives UNC Board of Governor's Award for Teaching

Mar 18, 2012
Elaine O'Quinn, a professor in English and Women's Studies, has been awarded the UNC Board of Governor's Award for Teaching Excellence. For details, see 

Women's Studies faculty member named I.G. Greer Distinguished Professor in History

Oct 31, 2011
Dr. Lynne Getz, Professor of History and member of the Women's Studies faculty at ASU, has been named the I.G. Greer Distinguished Professor in History for 2011-2013. Read more at:


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