Iota Iota Iota (Triota) Women's Studies Honor Society

The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) has officially recognized Iota Iota Iota (Triota) Women's Studies Honor Society as a student group. Triota's goal is to promote interest in women's and gender studies, to promote volunteerism and advocacy, and to honor the academic prowess and volunteerism of WGSS students. The Women's and Gender Studies Program is excited to begin recruiting interested students for Triota this spring. Please inform your students of this opportunity and direct them to contact Jamie Boschee at jamie.boschee@umontana.edu for more information.  

Montana Gender Alliance Meeting

Join the Montana Gender Alliance Missoula Chapter for a safe and accepting meeting space for individuals of gender diversity, their allies and supportive families every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 6-8 pm. For more information please contact the Montana Gender Alliance at 406-848-1220 or email mgamissoula@genderexpansionproject.org

LAMBDA Alliance seeking board members

The UM LAMBDA Alliance is seeking committed volunteers to fill the following board positions: President, Vice President, Financial Director, Secretary, Media/Marketing Director, Outreach Director and Members at Large. Each position holds variable responsibility and time commitment, with potential to receive course credit. Please email umlambda@gmail.com for further details. LAMBDA will not hold weekly meetings until further notice.

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.

Women's Resource Center weekly meeting

Join the Women’s Resource Center for their weekly meeting every Thursday at 6 pm in UC 215. 

Montana Governor Steve Bullock Summer 2015 Intern Position

The Governor’s Office is currently seeking interns for summer 2015 to work in Helena.  Governor’s Office interns will work closely with staff in the Governor’s Office to support staff efforts, provide background research, write briefing memos attend meetings, and communicate with constituents around the state.  Interns will gain experience in a variety of policy areas, communications and press, constituent services, and will get an in-depth understanding of state government from the Governor’s Office. The intern will be required to work 10-20 hours (part-time) or 40 hours (full-time) per week. Specific start and finish dates are flexible. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and two references (one academic and one work-related, if possible) to Staff Assistant, Brittney Kuntz at bkuntz@mt.gov (406) 444-3111. The deadline for applications is April 30.

Call for Papers for an edited collection entitled “Mothers and Daughters”

This anthology will explore the multifaceted connections between mothers and daughters. We welcome submissions that analyze new fields of inquiry in this area, examining discourses about mothers and daughters through academic writing, narrative essays, and creative work. We specifically encourage offerings that address the identity and experiences of mothers and daughters from within an interdisciplinary framework, which includes cultural, biological, socio-political, relational and historical perspectives. 500 word abstracts/proposals due Thursday, April 30. Please include a 50-word biographic note. Please send inquiries and abstracts to editors at MothersAndDaughters2015@yahoo.com

Call for papers for Cosmopolitanism/Women Writers/Biography

Cosmopolitanism/Women Writers/Biography: A Symposium at the University of Queensland is slated for July 14-15. This symposium seeks to investigate aspects of the current state of biography (broadly defined) in relation to women; its uses, and how it might currently be theorised. It will also consider how the cosmopolitan might be used in critical study of women’s biography; from comparisons of writers from diverse backgrounds, to changing contextual emphases, to the particular times and places which appear in women’s writing about themselves and others. Abstracts are due Thursday, April 30 and should be sent along with a brief biography to the organisers, Professor Carole Ferrier (c.ferrier@uq.edu.au) and Dr. Jessica Gildersleeve (jessica.gildersleeve@usq.edu.au). 

Call for Proposals – “Horrible Mothers” (Francophone North America) Edited volume

The volume is intended to expose the stakes of representing failed and/horrible motherhood across Francophone North America. Terms such as failed and horrible can be understood both as embraced or assigned qualities. Contributions from a wide range of disciplines are strongly encouraged, and interdisciplinary analyses are also welcome. Overall, submissions should demonstrate a queer approach in the sense that contributors should take into account the intersection of different sources of oppression. Once a selection of abstracts has been made, a proposal will be put together and submitted to a university press (more info via email). Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief biography to Loic Bourdeau (loic.bourdeau@icloud.com) by Sunday, May 31. 

Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

This conference is being held at Wolfson College, Oxford Saturday, Nov. 7 and funded by the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. This conference will bring together researchers from across a range of disciplines in the humanities to explore the extent and the significance of omissions in women’s life writing and question what silences in the archives can tell us about what it meant to be a woman in the nineteenth century. 300-word proposals for 20-minute long presentations, along with a short biography, should be sent to Lyndsey Jenkins and Alexis Wolf at silenceinthearchives2015@gmail.com by Friday, June 5. For more information visit www.silenceinthearchives.wordpress.com

Making Sense of Beauty: The Beauty Project Call for Submissions

Making Sense of Beauty: The Beauty Project: 5th Global Meeting, to be held Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday Sept. 13 at Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom, calls for presentations. The Making Sense of Beauty conference seeks to explore these questions in an inclusive environment that welcomes participants from all disciplines, professions and vocations. As we come together to engage in a rich interdisciplinary conversation we will wrestle with issues that cross the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday, June 5. Please contact donna.bevan@solent.ac.uk or beauty5@inter-disciplinary.net for submission details. 

Not in Our State Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

The University of Montana is proud to announce the fourth annual Not in Our State Sexual Assault Statewide Summit to be held August 19-21 at the University Center on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Montana. The summit brings together professionals, leaders and students from around the state to participate in an educational training program following best practices surrounding sexual violence. Montana universities and their surrounding communities are able to learn how to empower survivors of sexual violence and learn how to create a campus climate that is free from oppression. Attendees will learn how to provide a safe, supportive campus and community through education and primary prevention initiatives. The Not in Our State Sexual Assault Summit provides higher education leaders and community professionals an opportunity to participate in an educational training program utilizing best practices surrounding sexual violence prevention and advocacy. Admission for students is free of charge. For more information, to register or to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.umt.edu/vpsa/events/NotInOurStateSexualAssaultSummit/default.php