The Employee Recognition Committee of the Staff Senate of UNK is proud to announce the selection of the Women's Studies Department as April's recipient of the Department of the Month Award.
The Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program of research and study. The program uses gender as a tool of analysis to examine power relations, addressing such issues as race, sexuality, and class. Women's Studies explores the diversity of women's creative, social, economic, spiritual and political realities. The program empowers students to re-examine their world and create change.
Recently, UNK's Women's Studies Board hosted the "No Limits" conference which is an interdisciplinary student conference where all types of presentations were given. Twenty-nine students from all over Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa presented papers. The UNK Board has been collaborating with the Women's Studies Programs at UNL and UNO, and are going to rotate the conference.
In addition to the conference, the Women's Studies Program invited Adilah Barnes and Barbara Loundsberry to campus; hosted a retreat in November were the mission statement was written; participated in a feminist teaching institute in York in January with all three campuses; provided ongoing feminist teaching circle which meets monthly; and began to develop an online women's studies minor.
The Women's Studies Board includes Diane Kholos Wysocki, Barbara Amundson, Trudy de Goede, Paula Rieder, Carol Lomicky, Kari Anderson, Barbara Clark, Leslie Korb, Amy German, Linda Van Ingen, Janice Fronczak, Jessica Reinert and Nicole Bleich.
The Staff Senate Employee Recognition Committee is proud to award the Women's Studies Department the Department of the Month Award for April 2002.