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WGST Student Qualifies for National Debate Tournament with WVU Debate Team

    Two students from WVU, including Women’s and Gender Studies major Brooke Modestita, qualified for the National Debate Tournament. They are the first two students to qualify from WVU’s Debate Team since 1986. 

Alumni Spotlight - Lynne Ryan

Lynne Ryan

Morgantown hosts first Women's March

  The first Women’s March in Morgantown was held Sunday, January 21st. This was inspired by the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington in January of 2017. More than one hundred people gathered on the downtown campus of West Virginia University. The march was held in silence to represent women who have been silenced for far too long and will remain silent no longer. The march was sponsored by Mountaineers for Progress and NOW.

WGST Student's paper published in "Sprinkle"

Kassandra Colon Cisneros's paper "La Negra Tiene Tumbao: Multimodal Resistance Strategies of Afro-Latinxs and Other Queer Constructions" was published in California Polytechnic State University's Spring 2017 edition of Sprinkle: An undergraduate Journal of Feminist and queer studies. 

Reception to celebrate the Harriet E. Lyon Professorship in Women's Studies

On May 18th, Judith Stitzel will be the featured guest at a reception in Charleston, WV to celebrate the Harriet E. Lyon Professorship in Women’s Studies.  Through this ground-breaking Professorship, faculty at WVU and its satellite campuses will be able to apply for a two-to-three year part-time appointment to teach and/or conduct research as a part of the WVU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. This unique professorship acknowledges and encourages University-wide interdisciplinary collaboration.  

Networking Night Matches Students with Professionals in LGBTQ fields

On Wednesday April 26th, the Center for Women and Gender Studies hosted a Networking Night in collaboration with the LGBTQ center. Aiming to spread career awareness and provide networking opportunities, students were matched with professionals in various fields relating to LGBTQ activism and work.  Students and professionals engaged in rounds of speed networking, chatting for ten or so minutes on the organizations they’re involved in, how they earned their position, and helpful advice for career planning in the future.