Past Events

SIUE Women’s Studies

Spring 2015

Thursday, February 19, 12:30-1:45 PM

 “Artemisia Gentileschi: Portrait of a Baroque Artist as a Early Feminist”

Prof. Katie Poole-Jones, Art History

Founders Hall 0300

Monday, Feb. 23, 11:00-11:50 AM

Panel Discussion: “New Perspectives on Campus Sexual Assault”

Chad Martinez, Director, SIUE Office of EOA and Title IX Coordination; Ashley Whiteside, Counseling Services, and Prof. Dayna Henry, Health Education.

MUC, Mississippi-Illinois

Tuesday, February 24, 6:30-7:30 PM

“Gender, MisRecognition, and Asexuality: A Dialogue”

Prof. Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership, and Puck Von Nida

Founders Hall 0308

Wednesday, February 25, 12:00-1:15 PM

“Black America’s Favorite Victims? Social Justice Lessons from the Dunbar Village Case”

Prof. Kiana Cox, Sociology

MUC, Maple-Dogwood

Wednesday, Februaray 25, 6:30-8:00 PM

“Mythology, Meaning and Misogyny: A New Conversation on Female Sexuality”

Therese Shechter, Documentary filmmaker, writer

MUC, Hickory-Hackberry

March, Ongoing

“What’s Wrong With This Picture? Photography of Gender Inequity in Everyday Life”

Lovejoy Library, 1st Floor

Friday, March 6

“International Women’s Day Project: A Day in the Life of Women at SIUE”

Tuesday, March 17, 5:30-6:30 PM

“Women of Color in the Academy and Epistemic Doubt”

Prof. Sabra Fatima, Philosophy

Founders Hall 0308

Tuesday, March 24, 11:00-12:15 PM

“Domestic Violence from a Prosecutor’s Point of View”

Tom Gibbons, Madison County State Attorney

Peck Hall 2403

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Antigone, Jocasta & the Figure of the Empty Nest”

Prof. Sue Cataldi, Philosophy

Peck 0307

Thursday, March 26, 12:30-1:45 PM

“The Full Picture: Interviews with Emergency Room Volunteers as Rape Victim Advocates”

Prof. LaDonna Long, Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies

Founders Hall 0300

Monday, April 6, 12:00-1:15 PM

Panel Discussion: “Sexual Assault in the Military: A 2015 Perspective”

Co-sponsored by the SIUE ROTC Program & the Peace Studies Program

MUC, Hickory-Hackberry

Tuesday, April 7, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Women, Sport, and the Media”

Prof. Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Kinesiology and Health Education

Founders 0300

Tuesday, April 14, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Domestic Violence”

Michelle Krusiec, Actor and Advocate

MUC, Maple-Dogwood

Thursday, April 16, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Sustainability as a Feminist Issue”

Prof. Connie Frey-Spurlock, Sociology

Co-sponsored by SIUE Student Organization for Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability

Founders Hall 0300

April 13-24

Oasis Supply Drive

Peck Hall, multiple locations

Thursday February 12, March 26, and April 16, 2:00-3:00 PM

coffee with cool women

Dr. Dolores Cantrell, Family Practitioner; Prof. LaDonna Long, Professor; Michelle Krusiec, Actor/Advocate

February 18, March 18, and April 8, 2:00 PM

Faculty Book Club: Madwoman in the Academy

Co-sponsored by SIUE Faculty Development


Fall 2014

September 1-ongoing

“Women in Art,” A Digital Exhibition, Part II

Curated by Prof. Katherine Poole-Jones, Art and Design, and Prof. Mary Rose, Lovejoy Library

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:00-12:15

Screening of Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation

Peck 0408

Thursday, September 18, 11:00-12:15

Stories from Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation

Filmmaker Jennifer Lee

MUC Missouri Room

Thursday, October 2, 11:00-12:15

“Campus Sexual Assault”

Chad Martinez, Director, SIUE Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, and Title IX Coordinator

Peck 0408

Thursday, Oct. 16, 11:00-12:15

“Understanding Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis

MUC Illinois Room

Tuesday, October 21, 12:30-1:45

“Sex Trafficking and Exploitation”

Co-sponsored with the SIUE Peace Studies Program

Moderators: Prof. Denise DeGarmo, Political Science, and Prof. Erin Heil, Sociology

MUC Hickory-Hackberry

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:00-1:15

“All Kinds of Labor: Women, Motherhood, and Other Work”

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Flo Mattita, Sociology, and Prof. Trish Oberweis, Criminal Justice

MUC Maple-Dogwood Room

Monday, November 3, 1:30-2:45

“Righteous Anger, Civility, and Silencing: Responses to Being Criticized for Racism, Sexism, Ableism, or Homophobia”

Prof. Alison Reiheld, Philosophy

Peck Hall 2403

Tuesday, November 4, 11:00-12:30

“How Fairy Tales Changed My Life”

Prof. Sheila Ruth, Emerita Professor of Philosophy

MUC Illinois Room

Thursday, November 13, 11:00-12:30

“Women in Jazz”

Prof. Prince Wells

Room Needed

Co-sponsored with the Black Studies Program

MUC, Hickory-Hackberry

Thursday, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 7

coffee with cool women

Women’s Studies Office, Peck 3407

Filmmaker Jennifer Lee; Trish Cheatam, CEO Think Tank PR, Marketing, and Design; Megan Smith, St. Martha’s Hall (and SIUE Alumn)


Spring 2014

Thursday, Feb 6th, 7:00-8:30 PM

“A Conversation with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon”

MUC, Maple-Dogwood

Co-Sponsored by the SIUE Political Science Department and Pi Sigma Alpha

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

“A Conversation with the Honorable Ann Callis”

Peck 0306

Co-Sponsored by the SIUE Political Science Department

cwcw: Thursday, February 13, 12:30-1:30 PM

Hon. Ann Callis

Peck 3407

Wednesday, February 19, 12:00-1:00 PM

“Representation of Race and Gender in Animation”

Samir Barrett

MUC, Goshen Lounge


Thursday, February 20, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Ladies and Tokens: Diversity in Comics, Cartoons, and Television”

Peck 1302

Co-Sponsored with SIUE Black Studies

Tuesday, February 25, 12:30-1:45

“Women, Sport, and the Media… oh My”

Prof. Lindsay Ross-Stewart

Peck Hall 1302

March 1-ongoing

“Women in Art,” A Digital Exhibition

Curated by Profs. Katherine Poole-Jones and Mary Rose

March 4-30

“Feminist Awakenings: Artifacts of Impact”

Lovejoy Library Exhibition space, first floor

Curated by Profs. Catherine Seltzer and Mary Rose

cwcw: Tuesday, March 4, 11 AM- 12:00 PM

Lt. Carole A. Presson, Sex Crimes Unit/Juvenile Division

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Peck 3407

Tuesday, March 4, 12:30-1:45 PM

Pray The Devil Back To Hell

MUC Maple Dogwood

Thursday, March 6, 5:00-6:30 PM

I Came To Testify

Peck Hall 3303

Screening and Discussions by Profs. Denise DeGarmo and Carly Hayden Foster

Co-Sponsored by the SIUE Political Science Department and Peace Studies Program

Wednesday, March 19, 6:00-8:00 PM

“I’ll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement”

Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive

Peck 2304

Thursday, March 20, 12:30-1:45

“Trading Attitude for Access? The Intersex Community, Diagnostic Naming, and Contested Collaboration”

Prof. Georgian Davis

Peck 1302

Tuesday, March 25, 12:00-1:45 PM

“Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as a Feminist Issue”

Liz Fales

Safe Connections

Peck Hall 1302

Thursday, March 27, 9:30-10:45 AM

“American Muslim Women Speak Out: a Panel Discussion”

Moderated by Profs. Steve Tamari and Saba Fatima

Founders 0111

Thursday, April 3, 2:00-3:15 PM

Becki Garrett

“Prison Nurseries and Justice”

Peck 0409

Friday, April 4, 12:00 PM

“Ready Maid: Hannah Wilke and Marcel Duchamp”

Prof. Marissa Vigneault, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Art and Design West 1104

This event is part of the Annual SIUE Art History Symposium

cwcw: April 8, 2:30-3:30 PM

Megan Smith, Advocate

Easter Seals

Peck 3407

April 8 and 10th, 12:30-1:45 PM

The Invisible War, a 2–part screening and discussion

Co-sponsored with SIUE ROTC Program and Peace Studies Program

MUC Maple Dogwood

April 22, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Intersections of Sustainability and Feminism”

Prof. Connie Frey-Spurlock

Peck Hall 1302

Co-Sponsored by SIUE Student Organization for Sustainability

Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 1:00-2:00 PM

cwcw: Tayna Patton

Principal of N.O. Nelson Elementary School

Peck 3407

Thursday, October 3, 2:00-3:15

“Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis

Peck Hall 2405

Thursday, October 15, 5:30-8:30 PM

Screening and Discussion of The Invisible War

Co-sponsosored with the SIUE Peace Studies and ROTC Programs

MUC Mississippi-Illinois

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12:30-1:30

cwcw: Monica Stump

Human Trafficking Specialist with the US Prosecutor’s Office

Peck 3407


Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2:00-3:15

“Girls, Women. and Trafficking in Humans”

Monica Stump

Peck Hall 2405

Tuesday, October 29 5:30-7:00 PM

“A Double Standard for Hooking Up: How Far Have We Come Toward Gender Equality?”

Prof. Barbara Risman

The University of Illinois, Chicago

MUC Oak-Redbud

Friday, November 8, 12:00-12:50

“Women, Poverty, and Microfinancing in Africa”

Katie Donnelly of Microfinancing Partners in Africa

Peck Hall 1405

Tuesday, November 12 5:30-7:00 PM

“Practical Self Defense”

Sgt. Lisa Johnson and Officers Tara Vaughan and Trisha Kamphuis

SIUE Police

Peck 1412

Tuesday, November 19, 2:00-3:15

“Gender in Drug Enforcement”

Karin Caito

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Peck 2405

Wednesday, December 4, 1:00-2:00

cwcw: Andi Smith

Entrepeneur, Beyond Timbuktu

Peck 3407

Spring 2013

Monday, January 28, 12:00-1:00 PM

cwcw: Journalist Nancy Cambria

Women’s Studies Center, Peck Hall 3407

Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

 “Artemisia Gentileschi: Portrait of a Baroque Artist as an Early Feminist”

Prof Katherine Poole-Jones

Peck Hall 3417

Monday, February 11, 12:00-1:00

cwcw: Entrepreneur Bev George

Women’s Studies Center, Peck Hall 3407

Wednesday, February 27, 1:30-2:45 PM

Self Defense Workshop

Officers Johnson, Vaughan, and Kamphius, SIUE Campus Police

Peck Hall 0306


March, ongoing exhibit

“To Whom It May Concern: 19th Century Feminist Responses to ‘A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice,” Featuring Works from the University’s Rare Books Collection

First Floor, Lovejoy Library


Saturday, March 9, 10:00 AM

Sponsored by the Chemistry Department

International Women’s Day Event: A Celebration of the Achievement of Rita Levi Montalcini

Science Building 3114

Wednesday, March 13, 1:30-2:45

“Women and Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis Women’s Center

Peck Hall 0306

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-7:00 PM

“The Poetics of Gender”: A Reading of Contemporary Poetry by Women Poets

First Floor, Lovejoy Library

Wednesday, March 20, 1:30-2:45

Co-Sponsored with the Sexual Assault Task Force

“Healthy Sexual Behaviors”

Lauren Keefer

Peck Hall 0306

Tuesday, March 26, 2:00-3:00

Co-sponsored with SIUE ROTC

40th Anniversary of Women in the Army ROTC

Lieutenant General Kathleen Gainey


 Wednesday, April 3, 1:30-2:45

Screening of Compañeras

Peck Hall 0306

Monday, April 8, 11:00-12:00

cwcw: Writer, Producer, and Director Liz Massie

Women’s Studies Center, Peck Hall 3407

Monday, April 8, 1:30-2:45

“‘Weird Travels’: My Adventures as a Writer, Director, and Producer.”

Liz Massie

Peck Hall 0306

Fall 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 PM

Iron Jawed Angels

Film screening and discussion lead by Prof. Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership

Peck Hall 0409

Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 PM

Running in High Heels

Documentary screening and discussion lead by Prof. Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership

Peck Hall 0409

Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 PM

Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Panel Discussion on Women and State Politics

Lead by the Hon. Barbara Brown

Peck Hall 0409

Thursday, September 27, 2:00 PM

cwcw: Elise Waldman, Genome Analysis Center, Monsanto

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Tuesday, October 2, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Women and Islam in the Context of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis”

Prof. Saba Fatima, Philosophy

Brown bag discussion co-sponsored with the Department of English as part of The Year of the Book

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Wednesday, October 10, 12:00-1:15 PM

“Student-Faculty Synergy and Institutional Change: A Story of Sustainability and Feminist Methodology”

Prof. Connie Frey Spurlock and Kevin Adkins

Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Advisory Group

Woodland Residence Hall

Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM

 “In This Moment: Women and Their Songs”

Katherine Eberle, mezzo-soprano, and Ksenia Nosikova, piano

Recital Sponsored by the Department of Music

Abbott Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-7:00 PM

“From Disney Princesses to The Hunger Games: Women and Girls in Popular Culture”

Prof. Nancy Lutz, Anthropology

Peck Hall 3313

Monday, October 29, 1:30-2:45

“Women and Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis Women’s Shelter

Peck Hall 3316

Wednesday, November 7, 1:30

cwcw: Caroline Pender, 222 Bakery

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Wednesday, November 7, 3:00-4:15 PM

“The Role of Raqs Sharqi (Belly Dance) in Middle Eastern Culture”

Heather Ward

Founders Hall 300

Wednesday, December, 5,6:00-7:30 PM

“Reproductive Ethics: Three Blind Men and an Elephant”

Dr. Elizabeth Ferries-Rowe, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

Peck Hall 0409

Thursday, December 6, 12:30 PM:

cwcw: Dr. Elizabeth Ferries-Rowe, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Spring 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1:00-2:00 PM

coffee with cool women with Joann Condellone, Certified Nurse Midwife

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Thursday, Feb. 16 , 9:30-10:45 AM

“To Care Is Human: Just Caring for Caregivers Wherever they May Be”

Prof. Alison Reiheld, Philosophy

Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library

Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:30-10:45

Screening of I Had An Abortion

a film by Gillian Aldrich and Jennifer Baumgardner

Peck 3315

Monday, Feb. 27, 6:00-7:30 PM

“Manifesting Feminism: How To Live Your Values”

Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Co-authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future

Maple-Dogwood, MUC

Thursday, March 15, 9:30-10:45 AM

 “Selu Encounters  Eve: A Contrasting Study of Cherokee and Christian Spirituality”

Prof. Rowena McClinton, Historical Studies

Abbott Auditorium

Wednesday, March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM

coffee with cool women with Lt. Carole Presson, Madison County Sherriff’s Office

Women’s Studies Office, Peck 3407

Tuesday, April 3, 9:30-10:45 AM

“Paintings of Women Reading Books:  Changing Perceptions of Women from the Late Middle Ages to the Present”

Prof. Isaiah Smithson, English (emeritus)

Abbott Auditorium

Tuesday, April 10, 9:30-10:45

“Personal Safety and Self Defense”

Officer Tara Vaughan, SIUE Police and RAD Program

VadaPeck Hall 3315 

Fall 2011

September 1, 3:00-5:00

Abigail Disney, Producer of the PBS Series Women, War & Peace

Screening of  “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” and Q&A

Peck Hall 1405

This event is co-sponsored by the SIUE Peace Studies Program.

September 20, 10:00-11:00

Coffee with Cool Women: Dr. Jennifer Horney, UNC Center for Public Health Preparededness

Peck Hall 3117

October 5, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Georgiann Davis, “The Power of a Name: Intersex Identities and the Politics of the Medical Profession”

Peck Hall 3406

October 12, 1:00-2:00

Coffee With Cool Women: Dail Chambers , co-founder, Yeyo Arts Collective and Gya Community Gallery (St. Louis)

Women’s Studies Office

This event is co-sponsored by the SIUE Black Studies Program

October 20, 6:00-7:30

 Prof. Cathy Santanello and Prof. Nicole Klein, “The Nuts and Bolts of Human Sexuality: What Every College Student Should Know”

October 26, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Candice Love Jackson, “Becoming the Scholarly Eclectic: Pimps, Mammies, and the City of Quahog”

Peck Hall 3406

November 2, 3:00-4:15

 Counseling Services, “Date/Acquaintance Rape”

Peck Hall 3406

November 2, 4:40-5:30

Coffee With Cool Women: Veronique LaCapra, Science Reporter for KWMU (NPR)

Women’s Studies office

November 7, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Anushiya Ramaswamy, “Caste and Women in India”

Peck Hall 3406

November 16, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Katherine Poole, “‘Women Ruled Then’: The Role of Women Artists in Eighteenth-Century Europe”

Peck Hall 3406

All lectures are free and open to the public.  Coffee With Cool Women sessions have limited seating.  Please contact Prof. Catherine Seltzer ( for more information or to reserve your cup of coffee.

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