2016-2017 Events

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 5:30 pm, Foxdale Village, 500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College (Meeting Room across from 2nd Floor Library)

Branch Potluck and Follow the Money program

Bring a dish to share for the potluck preceding the program. The potluck begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a panel discussion featuring three groups funded by AAUW State College: the Cultural Empowerment for Women lunches, a program of the Community Diversity Group; Park Forest Preschool; and Schlow Centre Region Library. Representatives from these groups will explain how AAUW State College funds help their organization.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Centre County United Way Day of Caring

The improvement project/location we will be volunteering for has yet to be assigned. Contact Jennifer Karch, jnkarch13@gmail.com if for details as they are made available and if you are interested in participating.

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 5:00 pm, Mountain View Country Club, Boalsburg

AAUW State College Centennial Gala

Join us as we conclude our Centennial year, celebrating 100 years of advancing Equity for women and girls.

To attend, obtain an invitation here.

Wednesday, November 2 - Light refreshments - 6 to 7 p.m.; Science Pub Program - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Big Springs Spirits, 198 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte

Totally Rad: Myths and Truths of Radiation

Join Candace Davison for an evening of rad fun, sponsored in part by AAUW State College Branch. Radiation is useful in our everyday lives and entertainment. Learn about nuclear technology applications then dive into radiation-induced superhero powers and other myths from movies. Free tap cocktail for anyone who RSVPs to michele@mydiscoveryspace.org

Friday, January 27, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Nittany Lion Inn - Alumni Fireside Lounge

International Perspectives on Women in Society

This year's event features lunch and conversation with the co-sponsors listed below, which will be followed by a program moderated by branch member Charlene Harrison featuring two Humphrey Fellows, Mayda Ramos Aleman from Cuba and Xinping He from China. Learn more about the Penn State Humphrey Fellows program at: https://ed.psu.edu/international-programs/humphrey-fellowship-program.

Mayda Ramos Aleman was born in Havana, Cuba. She is the advisor of the Ministry of Education for teaching English as a foreign language. Ms. Ramos has worked as a teacher, principal, sub-director of vocational schools, and as general sub-director of education in her municipality. She is focused on the development of English learning in Cuba, curriculum development, and applied linguistics. Mayda has always encouraged women to move forward and break stereotypes. She actively participates in the Women's Cuban Federation in her community, an organization created to improve wo! men's role in society.

Xinping He was born in Beijing, China. After working in business management in Beijing for eight years, she travelled to the United Kingdom in 2005 to obtain a master's degree in International Business and Management from the Leicester Business School of De Montfort University. After returning to China, Xinping joined BN Vocational School in 2010 and later worked in its Sanya Branch as School Principal. As a Humphrey Fellow, Xinping is studying education leadership, teacher training, student affairs and Sino-U.S. cooperation. While here, she also has volunteered at the AAUW Used Book Workshop.


Please send your $22.00 check payable to "AAUW State College Branch" to Christine Bishop, 205 First Avenue, State College, PA 16801. While late payments will be accepted at the lunch program, a reservation by the January 20 deadline is still required. Questions? Contact Christine Bishop, (814) 441-3571, cbishop@ccysb.com.

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 am, Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte

Brunch and Program - Celebrating Women in Public Office

This program takes place during Women's History Month, and celebrates local women who have run for public office. It is sure to inspire others who are considering this path. Moderated by AAUW Huntingdon's Deb Roney our featured panelists are Judge Katie Oliver, Mayor Elizabeth Goreham and State College School Board President Amber Concepcion. There is no cost to attend, simply RSVP to Christine Bishop by emailing cbishop@ccysb.com. Deadline for reservations is March 20, 2017.

Thursday, April 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., 119 Outreach Building in Innovation Park

Financial Literacy for Women

Daad Rizk, Manager of the Penn State Financial Literacy Center, will present this program.

119 Outreach Building, Innovation Park. UNMETERED parking spaces behind the Outreach Building are free after 5:00 p.m. The door to the building from the parking lot will remain open until 7:00 p.m. RSVPs are required and due to Christine Bishop, cbishop@ccysb.com by Monday, April 10.

Women carry the same debt as men or more, earn less over a life time, spend more years out of the workforce, save and invest little, if any, and feel less confident than men in handling personal finances. Half of marriages end in divorce, three out of four married women are widowed by age 75.

Despite the remarkable strides women have made over time in being the most powerful consumers, and gaining professional positions, they still experience too many demands on their time and money. They are constantly juggling priorities at home, work, and in other settings. They often pay little attention to combating their personal financial challenges through life and into retirement.

This workshop will discuss the overall financial status and life cycle of women, explore the proper approach to budgeting to eliminate debt, and stimulate saving and investing. This interactive session is for all women seeking the ability to use skills and knowledge in financial literacy to manage financial resources effectively for financial freedom and security.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Happy Valley Winery, 576 South Foxpointe Drive, State College

Spring is in the Air
Join Us for an Evening of Wine Tasting
Tuesday, April 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Happy Valley Winery, 576 South Foxpointe Drive, SC

Mingle with new and prospective members at our Spring Wine Tasting Social. Enjoy a complimentary sampling of five Happy Valley wines before purchasing a glass or bottle of your favorite. Beer, hard cider, and soft drinks are available for purchase. Bring a friend and don't forget to register for the door prize!

RSVPs appreciated, cindyhall07@gmail.com, 814-571-6472

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:30pm, Ramada Conference & Golf Hotel (Chairman's Hall), 1450 South Atherton Street, State College

AAUW State College Spring Awards & Scholarship Banquet

The 5:30 cash bar reception will be followed by a 6:00 pm dinner and program. Outstanding branch volunteers will be honored, as well branch scholarship recipients. The keynote speaker will be Joan Andrews from the South Hills School of Business and Technology. Send your banquet reservation form which is found on page 3 of the May/June newsletter and your check for $25 to Christine Bishop by Thursday, May 18. Join us for this celebratory occasion!.