2017-2018 Events

Thursday, September 14, 5:30 pm, Foxdale Community Room - Potluck/Follow the Money

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.

Thursday, October 5, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Happy Valley Winery - Wine Tasting Social

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 wenwills@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 7: refreshments at 9 a.m., panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. at the Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800 E. Park Ave., State College - Cyber Charter Schools Panel

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.

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, Room 110, Smeal Business Building - Deeper in Debt

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.

Wednesday, November 1; 6:00 p.m. Refreshments, 7:00 p.m. Program at Big Springs Spirits, 198 Match Factory, Bellefonte - Science Pub: Change Your World through Geodesign

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.

Monday, January 22, 11:30 - 1:30 pm., Nittany Lion Inn Fireside Lounge
Lunch with the Humphrey Fellows: International Perspectives on Women in Society

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, cbishop@ccysb.com, (814) 441-3571.

February 17, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Tea, Scones, and Conversation for Potential Members, Centre Furnace Mansion.
Join AAUW State College Branch members for tea, scones, and conversation at the Centre Furnace Mansion on Saturday, February 17 beginning at 10 a.m..

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/.

Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m., Zero Weeks Film and Panel, in the Freeman Auditorium of the HUB-Robeson Center, no charge to attend
Co-Sponsoring Zero Weeks, a film and panel discussion, with the Penn State Commission for Women and the Penn Sustainability Institute.

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:


Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. - Celebrating Women in Business, The Makery at 209 W. Calder Way, State College, no charge to attend

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!

Thursday, May 24, 5:30 pm, Toftrees - Aspen Room Awards & Scholarship Banquet

We will honor outstanding branch volunteers and branch scholarship recipients.