Women's Issues Committee

International Women's Day

March 8, 2017

The 2017 International Women’s Day celebration includes two events, the Women in Leadership Ceremony and Reception and a keynote lecture by Deesha Dyer, titled “Diversity in the Workplace: Creating Intentional Opportunities for People of Color”. The events will be held on Wednesday, March 8 in the Fern Young Terrace in the Center for the Arts. The Women in Leadership Ceremony will be held from 4-5pm, followed by a short reception. Deesha Dyer will present her lecture at 5:30pm, which will be followed by a brief question and answer period.

The 2017 Ceremony and Reception will recognize 18 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty, staff, and students whose achievements have inspired, encouraged, and brought to fruition projects in their departments and the community at large.

Deesha Dyer is the former Social Secretary for the Obama Administration from 2015-2017. A native of Philadelphia and former hip-hop journalist, Ms. Dyer is actively involved in community advocacy, working with the Youth Health Empowerment Project, CARE advocacy, Action AIDS, and beGirl.world.

The Women's Issues Committee is pleased to recognize the following UW-Whitewater women:

    • Berenice Beltran-Maldonado, Social Work and Spanish Undergraduate Student
    • Dr. Lana Collet-Klingenberg, Department of Special Education
    • Kathy Craney, Career and Leadership Development
    • Dr. Shannon Cummins, Department of Marketing
    • Dr. Shreyasee Das, Department of Economics
    • Melissa Deller, Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology
    • Dr. Theresa DeWalt, University Health and Counseling Services
    • Joan Fox-Drake, College of Letters and Sciences
    • Soledad Gonzales, Educational Leadership Cooperative Program Graduate Student
    • Taylor Griffith, Economics and Mathematics Undergraduate Student
    • Dr. Rashiqa Kamal, Department of Finance and Business Law
    • Bethann Handzlik Moran, Department of Art and Design
    • Dr. Christine Neddenriep, Department of Psychology,/li>
    • Dr. Brenda Rust O'Beirne, Department of Counselor Education
    • Dr. Elizabeth Ogunsola, Human Resources and Diversity, retired
    • Debby Piper, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    • Kim Rusk, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching
    • Kelly Schad, Resident Advisor and Psychology Undergraduate Student



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PICTURED ARE THE 2016 WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARDEES: TOP ROW L-R: KATY HEYNING, ELENA LEVY-NAVARRO, VESNA BRAJKOVIC, HERMIE SNOREK; MIDDLE ROW - ERIN EVERETT; BOTTOM ROW L-R: TRACEY SCHERR, LYNN SMITH, COURTNEY LUEDKE, MAI YIA LEE, SHARON MUELLER.

A complete list of awardees from 2004 to the present can be found here.  The nomination form can be found here.

Gender Equity Report

Women's Issues CommitteeIn the spring of 2008, the Chancellor and the Provost authorized and funded the Gender Equity Report. Faculty members from the Women's Issues Committee collaborated with representatives from university administration and the Office of Institutional Research to form the Gender Equity Task Force in order to complete this report. The goal of the project is to initiate improved gender equity for students, staff, faculty, and administrators across campus.
Read the 2009 Gender Equity Report

UW-W Breastfeeding Policy

A Lactation room is now available in Hyland Hall 1006 - To register for access to the room, click on the following link http://tiny.cc/HH_LactationRoomRequest. Information on the campus breastfeeding policy may be found on the Human Resources website at http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/hr/.

About the Committee

The Women's Issues Committee promotes interest in women and women's issues on campus by

      • Providing educational programming to celebrate women and their accomplishments e.g. sponsoring Women's History Month), combating sexism, and by encouraging content on women be included throughout the curriculum.
      • Conducting research to investigate the status of women on campus, their concerns, and their needs.

Women's Issues Committee meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 3:45-5:00 p.m.

Membership - Criteria for membership is interest in women's issues and willingness to participate actively. Membership is voluntary and final number of potential members flexible. Volunteer members should represent the following areas:

    • Women's Studies Department Chairperson (permanent chair of the committee)
    • Department of Athletics
    • Wellness Center
    • Academic Staff Assembly
    • Women's Center
    • Children's Center
    • Inclusive Excellence
    • Student Affairs
    • Student Community
    • LGBT Task Force
    • Members at Large
    • Other Constituencies

Women In Leadership Awards

Contact Us

Women's Issues Committee

c/o Janay Alston/Ellie Schemenauer
(262) 472-5235/(262) 472-2872
alstonJS16@uww.edu
schemene@uww.edu
UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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