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NIU’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality will host two events Friday, May 6, to celebrate the excellence of NIU students. The 2016 CSWGS Student Symposium will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center’s Regency Room. The symposium includes student papers that explore...
NIU Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
NIU’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) has planned several events in celebration of 2016 LGBTQIA Awareness Month. Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public. The GSRC is located at 105 Normal Road, in the Arndt house. For more information, or to request accommodations, call (815) 753-GSRC (4772). Transgender Day of...
Female NIU students
The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) might be the new kid on the block, but it arrived at NIU with a rich Huskie history. “Before this, we were just a program, which didn’t have the same institutional clout or recognition as other diversity centers,” said Kristen Myers, Presidential Teaching Professor...
Photo of LGBTQ flag
NIU’s LGBT Studies Program has launched a campus-wide poster campaign to raise awareness of LGBT issues. The contest is open to current NIU students. Prizes of $250 and $100 will be awarded to the first- and second-place winners respectively. The winning posters will be unveiled Wednesday, April 23, at the LGBT & Women’s Studies Honors...
Coming Out of the Shadows at NIU
Everyone has their own unique and complex story to tell. If you are breathing, chances are you have had one or two challenges in your life. Our stories are all powerful. However, for millions of people in the United States, some stories are harder to share in public. To be specific, millions of undocumented individuals have been...
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Maybe it was a roommate who stood up for a member of the LGBT community. Maybe it was a faculty member who incorporated LGBT topics in his or her class. The NIU LGBT & Women’s Resource Center is gearing up for the 10th annual Ally Awards ceremony, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in...
Will & Grace
“Who’s the Fool? Gay and Lesbian Representation in ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘Rosanne’ ” will kick off this spring’s Third Thursday Speaker Series, sponsored by the LGBT Studies Program. Each academic year, the LGBT Studies Program sponsors a series of brown-bag lunch presentations featuring LGBT research or scholarship by NIU faculty members or graduate students. All...
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The NIU LGBT & Women’s Resource Center is now accepting Ally Award nominations for its annual Ally Awards recognition ceremony, scheduled Wednesday, April 9. Ally Awards are a way to recognize individuals, departments, and groups who have done something positive for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. The event is co-sponsored by the...
Kristen Myers
The Women’s Studies Program at NIU has appointed a new director – Kristen Myers. An associate professor of sociology, Myers brings more than 15 years of experience to the position. In her supplementary role at the university, she looks to promote an understanding of gender inequality in the United States and abroad, in contemporary society...
Daniel Hernandez Jr.
Intern-turned-hero Daniel Hernandez Jr. will visit NIU at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, to speak as part of the LGBT Resource Center’s LGBTQ History Month and the Latino Resource Center’s Latino Heritage Month. The event takes place in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. It is free and open to the public....
Photo of LGBTQ flag
October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) History Month, and NIU’s LGBT Resource Center will celebrate by hosting and co-sponsoring several events. Events begin Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the the fourth annual “You-Are-Loved” campus-wide chalking campaign. Uplifting messages aimed at combating hateful language used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community will be displayed. “Trans...
Judy Ledgerwood
Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is announcing leadership changes at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), as well as in Women’s Studies, the Department of English and LGBT Studies. McCord said anthropology professor Judy Ledgerwood has been selected to serve as CSEAS director. One of only nine federally...
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