Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Awards

The Provost’s Office, Alumni Relations, and the Women’s Center annually sponsor the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony, which recognizes women undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled academically within each school/college and demonstrated high achievement in research and service to the University community.  The program also celebrates the recipients of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship, which was established in 1992 to honor current matriculated UConn undergraduate and graduate students and/or a high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, who have demonstrated a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school as a role model or advocate.  A reception is held in their honor during Commencement weekend.

 

 

Scholarship for Women Student Leaders Conference

 

The Women’s Center is now taking applications for the Dr. Carol R. Virostek NCCWSL Scholarship, which covers the registration fee for one Women’s Center student to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). For more information about the conference, visit https://www.nccwsl.org/.

The scholarship recipient must be a first year, sophomore, or junior who will continue to be involved with the Women’s Center for at least one year following the conference. Applications are due by April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at student4362@ad.uconn.edu

UConn Women’s Advance Conference

The UConn Women’s Advance Conference is a professional development opportunity for women staff, faculty and graduate students at all levels of the University that is designed to expand skills, increase knowledge, and enhance networks to promote a more inclusive and supportive working and learning environment at the University.

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

UConn Avery Point Campus

Best-selling author, award-winning entertainer, lecturer, and comedienne.

 

Workshop topics include:

  • Women and Negotiation
  • Intersectional Feminism
  • Women in the Labor Movement
  • Work/Life Negotiation in Higher Education
  • Productivity

Registration deadline has been extended through April 21st. Register-Here

 

 

Start Smart – Salary Negotiation for Women

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The Start Smart workshop is specifically designed to empower women college students about to enter the job market with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.  This is a free workshop, but registration is required. 

This workshop with be offered on March 22 and on April 5.
Both will be held at the Women’s Center in the Student Union, room 421G from 6pm-8:30pm. 

 

Register for the March 22 workshop HERE

Register for the April 5 workshop HERE

LUNAFEST Film Festival

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Thursday, April 6 from 5pm-6:30pm in Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Research Center

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season’s program of six selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community.  For more information about the films, please visit http://www.lunafest.org/the-films.

Lunafest is also a national campaign that raises funds for individual organizations that support women and women’s issues. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Women’s Center and The Breast Cancer Fund.

Tickets for the filmfest are available for purchase HERE for $5 for students and $10 for staff, faculty, and community members.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.  All attendees will be eligible for door prizes from local businesses and sponsoring organizations.

Co-Sponsored by Mansfield OB/GYN, UConn Alumni Association, Altrusa and the NE CT League of Women Voters.

New Hub for Women in STEM

The UConn Persistence of Women in STEM Committee is pleased to announce the launch of UConn’s first ever Women in STEM hub, UCSTEMinist, geared specifically towards the unique needs of women pursuing STEM degrees and careers. Majoring in STEM can be both challenging and rewarding. As a woman pursuing a STEM degree, it may feel like “cards are stacked against you”. Stereotypes, biases, lack of mentorship and other concerns can be overwhelming, but the website seeks to tell students that they are not alone. This site is designed especially for them to provide necessary with information, resources, and connections so that they can reach their personal and professional goals. The hub provides information that is both insightful and empowering for women in STEM. Please explore the site at your leisure, share with your staff and students who might be interested and let us know what you think. This initiative has been supported by UConn’s Persistence of Women in STEM Committee which is currently housed under the Institute of Student Success under the direction of Dr. Maria D. Martinez and was founded in fall 2014 as an extension of the Women in STEM subcommittee of the University’s Graduation Retention Task Force.

For more information, please contact:
Monique S. Negron
Assistant Director of Academic Support
Academic Achievement Center
First Year Programs & Learning Communities
University of Connecticut
368 Fairfield Way, Unit 4232
Storrs, CT 06269-4232
Ph: 860-486-6120
www.achieve.uconn.edu

Interfaith & Feminism

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Feminism and faith are firmly connected because our views on gender have deep roots in religious doctrines.  This panel will explore the most pressing issues at the intersection of faith and gender, and how women of different faiths can collaborate across differences and work together in coalition for gender equity and justice.

Elect Her – UConn Women Win Training

ElectHer_UConn-01Have you ever thought about running for office, now or in the future?

Register now for this FREE Student Leadership Training Program.

This year’s Elect Her: UConn Women Win training will be held from 1pm to 6pm on Friday, February 3rd, 2017, at the Women’s Center on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. This training will demystify the campaign process and teach you how to develop and communicate an effective message, how to reach out to your constituency, and how to win a campaign!  You will have the chance to learn from experienced facilitators and communications experts, as well as to network with women who currently hold office in Connecticut.

State Senator Mae Flexer will be the keynote.

There is a limited amount of spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

Students interested in participating must register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ElectHer2017

100 Years of Women Scholarship Award

The University of Connecticut’s Women’s Center is pleased to announce the granting of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award for the twenty-fifth year. The 100 Years of Women Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to honor a current matriculated UConn undergraduate or graduate student or a high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, who, as a role model or advocate, has demonstrated a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school. Applicants must be enrolled for the entire Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year. The scholarship award ranges up to $1,000.

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New University Lactation Policy

The University recently adopted a Lactation Policy made effective on 12/20/2016. This new policy reinforces the University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for employees and students who are breastfeeding. The policy enables employees and students to express milk in a private place, have reasonable break time and a location within five minutes of their work and study areas.

The full policy is available at http://policy.uconn.edu/?p=7009. Procedures, which include specific guidance for students, employees, graduate assistants and supervisors, are available at the end of the policy.  
 
Information about Lactation Rooms on campus is available at http://web2.uconn.edu/hrnew/docs/Lactation_Locations.pdf

For more information, contact: The Department of Human Resources at (860) 486-3034.