Bring a dish to share for the potluck preceding the program. The potluck will be followed by a panel discussion featuring three groups funded by AAUW State College: Centre County Women's Resource Center, Interfaith Human Services and Discovery Space. Representatives from these groups will explain how AAUW State College funds help their organization.
Mingle with amazing ladies. Enjoy the bouquet as you sip among friends and savor delicious refreshments. This will be a delightful event, so bring your friends to 576 S. Foxpointe, State College. For more information or to RSVP, email Wendy at email@example.com.
Are cyber charter schools making the grade?
AAUW State College Branch invites you to attend an informational panel discussion to learn more about background and issues connected with cyber charter schools. The panel will discuss both the benefits of and concerns about cyber charters, as well as other aspects such as fiscal, social and accountability measures. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800 E. Park Ave., State College. Refreshments, 9 a.m.; panel discussion, 9:30 a.m.
Co-sponsored with Penn State's Financial Literacy and Wellness Center and AAUW Pennsylvania, AAUW State College will host a panel discussion based on the latest national AAUW research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Topics to be covered include Deeper in Debt findings, Federal and state funding of higher education, financial aid issues, academic choices, pay gaps in gender and race, and advocacy ideas for individuals will be discussed. This program will empower women to make life-changing choices that could dramatically affect their financial future. No cost to attend but registration is required.
Dr. Kelleann Foster, Director, Penn State Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Associate Dean, will open your world to some exciting paths through geodesign.
Speaker: Humphrey Fellow Hoda El Mahdy from Egypt is this year's luncheon speaker. She is the Acting Manager for the Education and Scholarships Department at Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, a leading non-profit organization. Her work includes management of multi-partner programs in collaboration with national and international private and public sector organizations.
This lunch program is co-sponsored with Altrusa International of Centre County, the Community Diversity Group, Global Connections and Soroptimist International of Centre County. The reservation deadline to attend is January 15th. To attend, please send a check for $22 payable to "AAUW State College Branch" c/o Christine Bishop, 205 First Avenue, State College, PA 16801. Late payments will be accepted at the door but advance reservations are required. Questions? Contact Christine, firstname.lastname@example.org, (814) 441-3571.
At 10:30 a.m. we'll enjoy a brief presentation on the exhibit "Centre County Women in the American Red Cross Centennial." Members are encouraged to bring a friend and learn about local women and their contribution to Centre County. For more information about Centre Furnace Mansion and the exhibit, please visit http://www.centrehistory.org/centre_county_red_cross/.
The Film: Zero Weeks details America's paid family leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. In 2016, only 14% of private sector workers in the U.S. report having paid family leave through an employer, and the United States stands alone with Papua New Guinea as the only countries in the world without a paid leave law. The film lays out a compelling argument for guaranteed paid leave for every American worker. Learn more at www.zeroweeks.com. To learn more about AAUW's position on paid family leave, visit:
Celebrating Women in Business Brunch and Panel Discussion is the second annual program in our Women in Leadership series. The Women in Business panel features local realtor, Lara Kingshipp; Elaine Meder-Wilgus, owner of Webster's Bookstore Café: and Amy Frank, owner of The Makery and host of the event. Bring your creative spirit out to celebrate women in business!
We will honor outstanding branch volunteers and branch scholarship recipients.