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Department approved undergraduate degree applications for spring 2015 graduation are due with a $30 application fee paid at the cashier counter in Griz Central no later than Friday, Oct. 31. Late fees will begin to accrue on Nov. 1. 

The Make Your Move UM campaign is looking for volunteers
The Make Your Move to End Sexual Violence campaign is the social media component of UM’s efforts to provide information and resources to the campus community and to encourage prevention through bystander intervention. A volunteer with Make Your Move is expected to answer questions about our efforts to prevent sexual violence, provide resources to those in need, encourage people to take a picture holding up their best move to end sexual violence, and to help with formulating appropriate messaging for those photos. With permission, the photos are posted on Facebook. For more information and to view photos from past events, visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeYourMoveMissoula.
The Make Your Move booth is scheduled to be at several events this year. If you are interested in getting involved, please email jamie.boschee@umontana.edu and we will work with you to schedule a 20-30 minute training session. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

LAMBDA Alliance Weekly Meeting
Join the University of Montana LAMBDA Alliance for their weekly meeting, every Tuesday  at 7 pm in UC 333. For more information visit umlambda.com.

Planned Parenthood Leaders and Advocates Student Group Weekly Meeting
Planned Parenthood Leaders and Advocates (student group) meets every Wednesday at 5 PM in UC 216.  Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana is looking for folks who are interested in getting involved this fall. For more information please contact Rachel Pauli at rachel.pauli@ppmontana.org

Women's Resource Center weekly meeting
Join the Women’s Resource Center for their weekly meeting every Thursday at 6 pm in UC 216. 


Gender Expansion Project's activist & ally empowerment training, Gender Beyond the Binary
Gender Expansion Project's activist & ally empowerment training, Gender Beyond the Binary, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in UC 330-1 from 2 - 3:30pm as part of the University of Montana's DiverseU. Gender Beyond the Binary serves as an activist and ally training focused on developing gender theory and developing the concepts of trans* theory, while expanding the awareness of gender diversity, individualistic gender identity and expression and breaking down the societal constructs of the binary concepts of male and female. This training encourages individuals to think outside the box, to develop a comprehensive knowledge base of varying gender identities, expressions, while also raising awareness of the continuums of physical sex, variance in sex outside of the binaries and raising awareness of disorders of sex development and creating activist empowerment opportunities. Our empowerment training encourages a strong understanding of gender diversity and of the individuals who transcend the societal boundaries and stereotypes of assigned birth sex while dismissing the common misunderstanding of the relation between gender, gender identity, gender presentation, perceived gender and physical sex. The training focuses on providing activists and allies with the language and understanding of identity, while raising awareness of the stigmas and societal constructs which work to reinforce binaries and oppress those that do not fit within the binaries of sex and gender. Providing individuals with an understanding of identity, of the social construction of gender and of the methods of developing awareness and understanding, we are in turn empowering these individuals to move forward in creating gender inclusive environment while creating understanding through conversation and public advocacy for individuals of gender diversity.

34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
The 34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will be held March 11-13, 2015 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. Proposals for individual papers (each lasting 15-20 minutes), full panels, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, readings, and artistic productions are being accepted until Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at 5 pm. For more information, please visit http://college.lclark.edu/departments/gender_studies/symposium/call_for_papers/

Call for papers for the UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference 
The 2015 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville “Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities” will be held from April 2-4. The conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We invite a diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty, staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students.  All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 24. For more information visit https://wgss.unca.edu/queer-studies-conference

Call for Abstracts for the Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University
The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University is soliciting abstracts from scholars who would like to participate in its upcoming symposium, Democracy’s Promise: De-isolating Gendered Experiences. This event will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender, democracy, equal access, and social change in the U.S. and around the globe. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015, 9 am - 3 pm in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas. Scholars from Texas, the United States, and the world are invited to engage in discussing various issues related to the conference theme. For more information visit https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/about/submissions. Submissions are due Monday, Nov. 24. Student participation is encouraged. Limited travel grants, based on demonstrated need, are available on a first come, first serve basis. After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. For submission guidelines, to register to be an author or reviewer, visit : https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/about/submissions 

Edited Collection “I am not what I once was”: Unbecoming Queer Narratives
This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self-constructed through the lens of queer theory. We are seeking essays which strike a balance between serious engagement with queer theory and personal creative non-fiction. Our goal is to assemble a collection of essays which examine a significant moment in the life of the author or authors which highlights a time of crisis, trauma, and/or transformation that underline the performative and free-form nature of the subjectivities that shape our experience. We encourage innovative and provocative topics and approaches which amplify the nature of the experience under examination. Please send a 300 word proposal to Dr. Paul Walker (pwalker1@murraystate.edu) or Dr. Josh Adair (jadair1@murraystate.edu) by Monday, Dec. 1

UCLA Center for Study of Women Graduate Student Research Conference
The Thinking Gender Conference “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”, will take place Thursday, April 23-24, 2015 at UCLA. Submissions will only be accepted from graduate students who are registered at US or international colleges or universities. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit http://www.csw.ucla.edu/news/thinking-gender-2015-call-for-presentations

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference, “Gilman and the Archive”, will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman’s papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical, The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a descendent of the prominent New England Beecher family, was an author, journalist, editor, and lecturer. While she is best known for her story, “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” and her book, Women and Economics, Gilman published more than a dozen books and edited her own periodical. Over the course of her prolific career, she helped to shape the cultural conversation on a range of issues, including feminism, socialism, birth control, eugenics, interior design, and animal rights. Her biography, which involved the infamous “rest cure,” divorce, and suicide, also invites us to consider the available life narratives for public women at the fin-de-siecle. Please submit 250-word abstracts paper or panel proposals to CPGILMAN2015@gmail.com by December 15th, 2015. Proposals should include brief author bios. Queries welcome.

University of Wyoming Spring 2015 English Conference
The University of Wyoming English Department is pleased to announce its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference, March 27–28, 2015. This year's theme is "The Brain is Wider than the Sky: the relationship between memory and identity," and we are excited to host Dr. Jeffery Means and author Sonja Livingston as our dual keynote speakers.  The conference will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie WY. The University of Wyoming encourages all applicants with compelling research regarding memory and identity. For more information or to submit proposals, please contact UWEnglishGC@gmail.com with "The Brain is Wider Than the Sky CFP" as its subject. Proposal deadline is January 1, 2015, and conference candidates will receive an invitation of acceptance no later than February 1, 2015.

Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Liberal Arts 138A | Missoula, MT 59812

Co-Directors: Elizabeth Hubble & Anya Jabour | 406-243-4100

elizabeth.hubble@umontana.edu | anya.jabour@umontana.edu

Office Contact: Jamie Boschee

406–243–2584 or 243–4100 | jamie.boschee@mso.umt.edu