2018-2019 AAUW State College Branch Programs

If you are not an AAUW State College Branch member, you may attend any of the below programs. If you join the branch at the conclusion of any of these programs, your membership dues will be half of the membership rate in effect at that time. Become a Shape the Future member of the State College Branch!

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Thursday, September 13, 5:30 p.m., Foxdale Village Community Room - Follow the Money program and potluck

Potluck and Program - Follow the Money: Bring a dish to share for the potluck preceding the program. The program is a panel discussion featuring three groups funded by AAUW State College: C-Net, Center for Alternatives in Community Justice, and Ferguson Elementary School Library STEAM Team. Representatives from these groups will explain how AAUW State College funds help their group through community project grants.

Wednesday, October 10, Council of Governments Building, 7:00 p.m. refreshments; 7:30 p.m. program 2643 Gateway Drive, State College - Gerrymandering and AAUW
Gerrymandering and AAUW: Sorting Out the Pieces

Speaker: Debbie Trudeau, Fair Districts PA Centre County. Gerrymandering is about taking away our voice!

Details: Sue Johnston, sueearlj@comcast.net

Thursday, November 7, Big Spring Spirits, 6:00 p.m; light refreshments; 7:00 p.m. program 198 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte - Science Pub

Science Pub - Innovate Local, Impact Global: Biomedical Engineering Clear Paths Forward. Only 6% of medtech CEOs are women and one of them lives in Central PA. Join Maureen Mulvihill of Bellefonte's Actuated Medical, Inc. for a conversation about innovations in biomedical engineering that are improving patient outcomes nationally and providing life-sustaining jobs locally. This Science Pub is sponsored, in part, by the AAUW State College Branch.

Details: Naana Nti, naananti500@gmail.com

Friday, February 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch with the Humphrey Fellows - INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN IN SOCIETY
Lunch with the Penn State Humphrey Fellows - Nittany Lion Inn - Alumni Fireside Lounge

AAUW State College presents this program with Altrusa International Centre County, Community Diversity Group, the Penn State Humphrey Fellows, and Soroptimist International of Centre County. This event features lunch and conversation followed by a program moderated by branch member Charlene Harrison, featuring the following two Humphrey Fellows. Learn more about the Penn State Humphrey Fellows: https://ed.psu.edu/international-programs/humphrey-fellowship-program.

Dr. Anjusha Durbarry is a research officer at the Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius. She is involved in research and planning for higher education, internationalization of higher education, and quality assurance. Ms. Susan Heidarishad is a teacher and a trainer for the Ministry of Education in Iran. She works with teachers of English, develops curriculum, and leads workshops. She is interested in continuing professional development of teachers and distance education.

Reservations are required to attend and due Friday, January 25. Send your $22.00 check payable to "AAUW State College" to Christine Bishop, 205 First Avenue, State College, PA 16801. While late payments will be accepted at the lunch program, a reservation is still required. Questions? Contact Christine Bishop, (814) 441-3571, cbishop@ccysb.com.

Sunday, February 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - STORY CIRCLES
Schlow Centre Region Library - Downsbrough Community Room

Everyone has a story. What's yours? Following light refreshments and networking period, attendees will divide into several circles for shared story-telling around a common theme. Attendees are asked to come prepared to share a story about an experience that led them to a cause or social change organization. Learn more about how Story Circles work: https://workingnarratives.org/article/story-circles/. Story Circles are filled with potent memories, emotions, and connections. Out of this central space and in combining all stories, a rich, textured story emerges that belongs to everyone.

Reservations are required and due February 10th to nicohlsgeszvain@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 31, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Celebrating Work-Life Balance… Yoga Style
Celebrating Women in Balance… Yoga Style

106 N. Church Street Boalsburg

AAUW State College is proud to partner with TriYoga Central Pennsylvania for a free yoga program. Join us as Jill Buchanan shares techniques to invigorate the spirit and body through yoga. Space is limited. Reservations required by March 24, 2019. E-mail hyde64@gmail.com for your spot today.

May 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Toftrees Aspen Room - Award and Scholarship Banquet
Award & Scholarship Banquet

Details to be announced.