Women and Gender Studies

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2154

What's Happening in WGS

 WGS Scholarship and Award Applications Due February 15, 2019: Apply Now!

The Women and Gender Studies Program offers the Barbara Hamilton Leadership and Service Award, the WGS Scholastic Achievement Award, and the Mary Van Sell Scholarship to our majors and minors in WGS and LGBTQ Studies. Awardees will be honored at the WGS and Googasian Award Luncheon on March 28, 2019 at 11:30-1:00 PM in Banquet Room B of the Oakland Center. For more information about these offerings, or to receive an application, please email Interim Director of WGS, Valerie Palmer-Mehta at vpalmer@oakland.edu.


Save the Date! WGS 35th Annual Film Festival on March 9, 2019

The Women and Gender Studies Program proudly presents our 35th annual film festival, "Challenging Femme Phobia: Breaking the Gender Binary in Queer Communities," which will take place at 12:00-3:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in room 1050 of the Human Health Building. The film festival will feature two documentaries, Making Masculine and The Same Difference. A panel discussion with Making Masculine director Nicholas Swatz, Making Masculine post-production supervisor Amber Stankoff and community educator Kole Cyckhuys will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and stimulating discussion will be served. Join us!
 

Save the Date! WGS and Googasian Awards Luncheon on March 28, 2019

Join us on Thursday, March 28 at 11:30-1:00 PM in Banquet B of the Oakland Center for the WGS and Googasian Awards Luncheon. At this luncheon, we will honor our amazing WGS majors and minors and LGBTQ minors. We will recognize the Mary Van Sell Scholarship recipients, as well as winners of the Barbara Hamilton Leadership & Service Award and the WGS Scholastic Achievement Award. We also will hear from the Phyllis Law Googasian Award winner. This event is free and open to all WGS majors/minor and LGBTQ minors. Please RSVP on or before Tuesday, March 12, 2019 to Interim Director of WGS, Valerie Palmer-Mehta at vpalmer@oakland.edu.