Sunday, March 3, 2013
Each year the Fergus Falls AAUW is pleased to award four scholarships to area women. LInks to the scholarship cover letter, application and recommendation forms are on this website, right hand column. The applications are due March 21, 2013.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For the third year, the American Association of University Women--Fergus Falls branch is hosting an event to introduce area 5th and 6th grade girls to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This year, the AAUW is holding Engineer Girl Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Kennedy Secondary School cafeteria. The girls will meet women engineers and make their own Rube Goldberg-type machines. The goal is to perform a simple task through a series of chain reactions with contraptions engineered by the girls.
The event is free but space is limited to 20 participants, so it's important to register early at http://bit.ly/engineer-girl.
If you'd like more information, please contact STEM coordinator Kristi Hastings at email@example.com.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
|The group poses for a picture at The Bell Museum of Natural History|
Each year our wonderful member Jeanne Jensen plans a truly spectacular fall cultural trip for branch members. This year was no exception.
|U.S.-Dakota War exhibit|
Jeanne's plan was to take us to places in the Twin Cities we've always wanted to go, but never or seldom have, like the Museum of Russian Art, the Weisman Art Museum and the Bell Museum of Natural History. We also enjoyed the play "Summer and Smoke" at The Theatre in the Round, and visited the Minnesota History Center to see the U.S.-Dakota War exhibit commemorating its 150th anniversary.
|Wise Acre in "Tangletown," South Minneapolis|
All along the way we also enjoyed some amazing meals at Wise Acre in South Minneapolis, The Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown, and The Bachelor Farmer in the Warehouse District.
Thank you, Jeanne, for another great cultural trip.
Members, start planning to join us next year!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wow, it's been 5 months since our last post! It's not that we are have had nothing to post--far from it!
Here's a little catch up:
Here's a little catch up:
At the May meeting and annual banquet, member Sheri Booms Holm received the Woman of the Year Award. Sheri is the communications director at West Central Initiative, and serves on the AAUW board.
After our May meeting, the AAUW research report, "Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School" was distributed to 15 area schools with a letter encouraging it be used for staff workshops. We hope it will be used this fall as teachers prepare for the new school year.
Thanks to your generosity at the May AAUW meeting, a total of $350 has been sent for Liazah at the Mt. Selinda Hospital in Zimbabwe. Liazah was brought to our attention by Maryjane Westra, who, along with her husband, Don, are missionaries with the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe. the amount collected should buy her a sewing machine and give her a good start on her career as a seamstress. We hope to have an update when the Westras return to Zimbabwe this month.