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Logos of Elect Her, Running Start and Women's Campaign Forum
Northern Illinois University has been selected as one of 11 colleges from across the nation and Jamaica that will host Elect Her – Campus Women Win in 2011, a unique campus-based program that teaches women how to run for campus-based elective office. The program, a collaboration between the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and...
Staci Lawrence (left) as Darcy and Deidra Edwards as Lydia in "Disfigured." Photo courtesy Dialogue Heavy Pictures.
From “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” to “The Biggest Loser” to “Dance Your Ass Off,” popular media seems obsessed with achieving a certain idealized body type. In the midst of this weight-obsessed culture, how does one build a positive body image? Is it possible to take ownership of a typically negative label such as “fat” and...
Lesley Rigg
It might take years to become a martial arts master, but it takes only 90 minutes to learn how to combat personal violence. NIU students, faculty and staff are invited to Founders Memorial Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, for a women-focused self-defense seminar. Lesley Rigg, associate professor of geography and a black belt in karate,...
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Have you dreamed of hiking the Alps, floating in the Dead Sea or seeing the Pyramids? Don’t put your dreams of traveling abroad on hold because of fears of the unknown or financial concerns. Participants will leave this discussion with the knowledge necessary for a successful, enjoyable and budget-friendly trip that allows them to travel...
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NIU students are invited to attend a workshop on salary negotiations for women. A woman in the United States earns an average of 77 cents for each dollar that a man earns. The workshop is aimed at helping women who graduate from college learn to negotiate for equitable pay. NIU’s Office of the President and the...
Book cover for "Manifesta"
In an era when women like Sarah Palin are calling themselves feminists, there is renewed debate about who gets to be in the club and who doesn’t, and who has the power to decide. Can conservative women who have benefited from the gains of the women’s movement while resisting the fight for reproductive rights, gay...
Jennifer Rosato
NIU’s College of Law was ranked among the Top 10 law schools for having the most diverse faculty by the Princeton Review, as published in its 2011 edition of Best 172 Law Schools released this month. Ranked No. 9 in the nation, this is the sixth year since 2005 that NIU Law has been named...
NIU Women's Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center at Northern Illinois University has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to enhance services to victims of stalking, dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault. Center director Jill Dunlap said the Women’s Resource Center will use the grant, announced recently by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to...
Lunafest
The Women’s Resource Center will host the second annual NIU LUNAFEST from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at Holmes Student Center on NIU’s DeKalb campus. LUNAFEST is a fundraising film festival that seeks to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support worthy women’s non-profit organizations....
The national press daily carries articles about how few women in the United States choose careers in science, engineering or math. Educators worry about how to keep girls and young women from dropping out of these fields. But what is it like to be a female professor in one of these disciplines, and in particular, what factors...
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