The Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Studies Center  
 

 

 

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"The Neurobiology of Trauma"
 

November 10, 2014

Dr. Rebecca Campell, Michigan State University, examined how the brain and body respond to major forms of trauma, such as: sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, other forms of assault, witnesses a homicide or major crime, officer involved in a shooting, and military combat. Dr. Campbell also examined how the brain and body respond to sexual violence in particular. Implications for first responders, college personnel, and friends and family of survivors were examined.

 
 
“What You Don’t Know About Your Make-Up”

April 22, 2014

Women’s Studies students present “What You Don’t Know About Your Make-Up” and Make-Up Dump as part of Aquinas’ Earth Day Celebration at the Cook Carriage House.

Earth Day Earth Day
Student intern Margaret Miller and student Jacqueline Aleman Women’s Studies student Jacqueline Aleman
 

 
Resourceful Women Conference
March 29, 2014
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Dr. Kathy Kremer, Dean of Curriculum, Opening Remarks Keynote Panel of Women Entrepreneurs from Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
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Student Presenters with Faculty Mentors Student Presenters and Award Recipients
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  Ms. Brigid Avery, Director of Alumni Relations, with GROW Panelists
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Students’ International Women Writers Panel Dr. Michelle DeRose, introducing International Women Writers Panel
 

 
Film: Sisters of Selma

March 18, 2014

Women’s History Month screening and discussion of the film Sisters of Selma with Prof. Elizabeth Chamberlain, Aquinas history professor.

Prof. Elizabeth Chamberlain Prof. Elizabeth Chamberlain
Prof. Elizabeth Chamberlain Chamberlain talking with Women’s Studies Center Student Intern Margaret Miller and discussing the film’s context.
 

 
Annual Equality Bake Sale
February 14, 2014
Bake Sale Bake Sale
Amy Dunham Strand with Todd Buchta, Director of
Development at Family Promise
Amy Dunham Strand and Women’s Studies Center Senior
Student Intern Meaghan Newberg
 

 
"Translation and Interpretation:  A Gender-Neutral Profession?"

Speaker: Brandie Brunner, independent French linguist and contract interpreter

February 8, 2014

Brandie Brunner Brandie Brunner
Brandie Brunner Brandie Brunner talking with students.
 

 
"Food Sovereignty:  Environmental Justice in Native America"

Speaker: Winona LaDuke, internationally known activist, author, and founding director of Honor the Earth.

Co-sponsored with Aquinas’ Center for Diversity and Inclusion

November 12, 2013

Winona LaDuke  
Winona LaDuke (center) pictured with Dr. Amy Dunham Strand and Ms. Latoya Booker, director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  
 

 
"Same-Sex Unions:  A Conversation with an Imam, a Priest, a Rabbi, and Two Ministers"

Co-sponsored with Campus Ministry

September 9, 2013

Panel Discussion Panel Discussion
Moderator Dr. Amy Dunham Strand

Panelists, from left to right: Rabbi Albert Lewis, Imam Muaz Redzic, Father James Chelich, Rev. Ellen Brubaker, and Rev. Chandler Stokes

 

 
Speaker: Julie Winkler- "Academic Careers in the Geosciences: One Woman's Perspective"
Mondy, October 7, 2013
Dr. James Rasmussen, Professor of Geography
Dr. Julie Winkler
Introduction of Dr. Julie Winkler by Dr. James Rasmussen
Speaker Dr. Julie Winkler
Margaret Miller, Dr. Julie Winkler, Meaghan Newberg
 
Intern Margaret Miller, Dr. Julie Winkler, Intern Meaghan Newberg
 

 
Speaker: Marcia Brixey - "The Money Therapist is in the House"
Monday, November 5, 2012
Marcia Brixey Francine Paolini
Marcia Brixey Marcia Brixey
 

 
Speaker:  Margo DeMello - "Gender and Body Modification"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Speaker: Margo DeMello - "Gender and Body Modification" Speaker: Margo DeMello - "Gender and Body Modification"
Speaker: Margo DeMello - "Gender and Body Modification" Speaker: Margo DeMello - "Gender and Body Modification"
 

 
Resourceful Women's Conference
March 31, 2012
2012 Resource Women Conference 2012 Resource Women Conference
Keynote Speaker Kelly Dittmar Introduction of Co-First Place winner Emily Allen by
mentor Dr. John Pinheiro
2012 Resource Women Conference 2012 Resource Women Conference

Co-First Place winner Emily Allen, Topic: Under the Authority of a Woman: Challenges to the Leadership of Anne Lee, Lucy Wright, & Rebecca Cox Jackson in the United Society of Believers

Introduction of Co-First Place Winner Debra Duiven by
mentor Miriam Pederson
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Co-First Place Winner Debra Duiven presenting her
topic: "I Hate B(.)(.)BS"

Introduction of Second Place Winner Jennifer Vanderslik
by mentor Jennifer Dawson

2012 Resource Women Conference 2012 Resource Women Conference
Second Place Winner Jennifer Vanderslik presenting her
topic: "Mother, Who Am I? Identity in Lady Oracle"
Participants of the 2012 Resource Women Conference
 

 
Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan, Author of "Not Just A Pretty Face: The Dark Side of the Beauty Industry"
March 21, 2012
Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan
Guests at the Malkan Luncheon Representatives from Surface Haircare and Rubies Salon
Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan
Guests at the Malkan Luncheon Guests at the Malkan Luncheon
Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan

Dr. Susan Haworth-Hoeppner introducing

Malkan Committee Co-chair Ms. Rachel Mraz

Guests at the Malkan Luncheon
Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan
Speaker Ms. Stacy Malkan Advertisement sponsored by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan

Ms. Stacy Malkan displaying child's face paint

product which contains toxic chemicals

Guests during the facilitated discussion portion

of the Malkan Luncheon

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Ms. Sarah Allen, Ms. Rachel Mraz, Ms. Jennifer

Van Horn, and Dr. Susan Haworth-Hoeppner

Guests during the facilitated discussion

portion of the Malkan Luncheon

Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan
Ms. Stacy Malkan signing books Guests at book signing following Malkan Luncheon
Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan Keynote Luncheon with Stacy Malkan
Representative from Harvest Health Guests at the Malkan Luncheon
 

 
Wasted: Coming Back from an Addiction to Starvation, My Journey through Anorexia and Bulimia, by Marya Hornbacher
November 2, 2011

Marya Hornbacher is a best-selling author and currently teaches at Northwestern University. She wrote her first book, Wasted, when she was 23, in which she detailed her journey through eating disorders. In conjunction with her book, Marya discusses the social construction of beauty and thinness in a culture that values women based on their body shape and size. She asserts that the ideal of beauty in thinness contributes our eating disordered society, and she challenges her audience to adjust their perspectives of beauty and thinness. Since Wasted, Marya has written four more books, and is currently working on a sixth book.

Marya Hornbacher Marya Hornbacher
 

 

A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof

September 26, 2011

Mr. Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Columnist and author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide gave brief comments on his work as a journalist and as an author, after which a question and answer session took place with the Aquinas community.

Dr. Chad Gunnoe Susan Haworth-Hoeppner

Welcome by Provost, Dr. Chad Gunnoe

Susan Haworth-Hoeppner, Ph.D.,

Director of the JHI Women's Studies Center

Ellen Vaughn Nicholas Kristof

Introduction by AQ student, Evelyn Vargas

Mr. Nicholas Kristof

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Mr. Nicholas Kristof

 
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Mr. Nicholas Kristof Mr. Nicholas Kristof
 

 
Women’s Studies Center AQ Outstanding Woman Awards
The AQ Outstanding Woman Awards is an annual event that celebrates women at Aquinas College who have made significant contributions and accomplishments on campus and in the community.
 
12th Annual - April 30, 2014
AQ Outstanding Woman Awards AQ Outstanding Woman Awards
Welcome from President Juan Olivarez

Faculty co-recipient Molly Patterson (right).

Not pictured: Faculty co-recipient Jennifer Hess

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Staff recipient Latoya Booker (right) Staff Nominees
AQ Outstanding Woman Awards AQ Outstanding Woman Awards
Student recipient Laura Rico (far right) Student Nominees
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Emeritus Faculty Special Recognition recipient
Miriam Pederson (right)

The winners (left to right): Laura Rico, Latoya Booker,

Molly Patterson, Miriam Pederson. Not pictured: Jennifer Hess.

 
11th Annual - April 24, 2013
Faculty and Staff
President Juan Olivarez
AQ Faculty and Staff
Aquinas College President, Dr. Juan Olivarez
Faculty Nominees
Faculty Winner
Faculty Nominees
Faculty winner, Dr. Penny Avery, with nominator Dr. David Weinandy
Staff Winner
Student Nominees
Staff winner, Judy Creamer, with nominator Dr. Susan Haworth-Hoeppner
Student Nominees
Student Winner
Winners
Student winner, Stephanie Beld, with nominator Dr. Robert Marko
Winners of the 2013 AQ Outstanding Woman Awards
Program Announcers
Nominees
Program Announcers: Ms. Elizabeth Chamberlain, Dr. Susan
Haworth-Hoeppner, Dr. Kathy Kremer
2013 AQ Outstanding Woman Award Nominees
 
Ninth Annual - April 27, 2011
Nominees for AQ Outstanding Woman Awards Nominee Sarah Strong (alumna) with nominator Michelle DeRose

Student Nominees

Nominee Sarah Strong (alumna) with nominator Michelle DeRose

The Winners Student Nominees

The Winners (left to right): Terry Marshall, Dr. Kathy

Kremer, Abigail  Koprowicz, Sarah Strong

Nominees for AQ Outstanding Woman Awards

 
Eighth Annual - April 21, 2010
Susan Haworth-Hoeppner, Director of the Women's Studies Center Pamela Dail Whiting receives the Outstanding Faculty Award
Susan Haworth-Hoeppner, Ph.D., Director of the JHI Women's Studies Center Pamela Dail Whiting receives the
Outstanding Faculty Award
Cynthia Miskura receives the Outstanding Staff Award Kyla Sisson receives the Outstanding Student Award
Cynthia Miskura receives the
Outstanding Staff Award
Kyla Sisson receives the
Outstanding Student Award
AQ Faculty Nominees AQ Staff Nominees
AQ Faculty Nominees AQ Staff Nominees
AQ Student Nominees The winners
AQ Student Nominees The winners
 
Seventh Annual - April 8, 2009
Susan Haworth-Hoeppner, Ph.D., Director of the JHI Women's Studies Center Vicki McMillan accepts the Faculty Award
Susan Haworth-Hoeppner, Ph.D., Director
of the JHI Women's Studies Center
Vicki McMillan accepts the Faculty Award
Michelle DeRose (right) is presented with the Faculty Award Mary Pastore accepts the Staff Award
Michelle DeRose (right) is
presented with the Faculty Award
Mary Pastore accepts the Staff Award
Cheyna Roczkowski (center) accepts the Student Award The winners!
Cheyna Roczkowski (center) accepts
the Student Award
The winners!
 
Fourth Annual - March 30, 2006
Kelly Dittmar and Michelle DeRose The Winners

Kelly Dittmar and Michelle DeRose

The Winners

Nanette Clatterbuck, Katarina Gross, Susan Haworth-Hoeppner Outstanding AQ Womens Awards 2006

Nanette Clatterbuck, Katarina Gross, Susan Haworth-Hoeppner

 
 

 
Resourceful Women's Conference
The Resourceful Women’s Conference is a bi-annual event. As part of the conference, students submit projects, academic papers, performances, exhibits, and other forms of work that address a topic related to women’s issues. A winner is chosen and given a monetary prize. Additionally, there is a keynote speaker that talks on a special topic of women’s issues at the conference.
 
Resourceful Women's Conference 2010
Resourceful Womens Conference Resourceful Womens Conference
Resourceful Womens Conference Resourceful Womens Conference
 
Resourceful Women's Conference 2006
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Resourceful Women's Conference  
 

 

The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is an annual display of T-shirts that were decorated by survivors of domestic violence, or the families of victims of domestic violence. The Clothesline Project serves as a public testimony to the problem of domestic violence, and as mode of expression to break the silence that often surrounds the experience of domestic violence. This display is done in conjunction with the YWCA of Grand Rapids, and is present in over 500 communities worldwide.
The Clothesline Project 2006 The Clothesline Project 2006

The Clothesline Project 2006

The Clothesline Project 2006

 

 
"Women and Sustainable Development: Portraits of Third World Women"
Lecture by Business Professor Swithina Mboko
February 23, 2010
Business Professor Swithina Mboko "Women and Sustainable Development: Portraits of Third World Women"
"Women and Sustainable Development: Portraits of Third World Women" Business Professor Swithina Mboko
"Women and Sustainable Development: Portraits of Third World Women" "Women and Sustainable Development: Portraits of Third World Women"
 

 
GET: Girls Empowering Together Leadership Day
November 11, 2009
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GET: Girls Empowering Together GET: Girls Empowering Together
GET: Girls Empowering Together GET: Girls Empowering Together
 

 
Young Women Strong Leaders - March 2009
AQ students Amy Waldherr, Rachel Johansen, Isabel Nelson and Heather Miller with Dr. Leslie Wolfe

At left: Aquinas College students Amy Waldherr, Rachel Johansen, Isabel Nelson
and Heather Miller meeting with Dr. Leslie Wolfe (center) at the GVSU Young Women Strong Leaders Conference in March 2009.

 

Leslie R. Wolfe, Ph.D. is President of the Center for Women Policy Studies, a national non profit, multiethnic, and multicultural feminist policy research and advocacy organization founded in 1972. Wolfe became the Center’s President in 1987, launching its second generation of ground breaking research and advocacy and making central to its work an examination of the intersection of gender, race, class, disability, and sexual orientation. She has served on many boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Women’s Policy, Inc. and of the US Committee for UNIFEM.

 

 
Speaker: Kathleen Hall Jamison
February 3, 2009
Speaker: Kathleen Hall Jamison Speaker: Kathleen Hall Jamison
Speaker: Kathleen Hall Jamison Speaker: Kathleen Hall Jamison
 

 
Thirteenth Annual Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Studies Center Tea and Lecture
Topic: “Dominican Action for Justice: A Panel of Dominican Sisters on Dominican Activism"
Panelists: Sr. Barbara Hansen, O.P. Promoter for Justice, Peace and Care of Creation; Sr. Joyce Ann Hertzig, O.P. Councilor for Mission and Ministry; Sr. Maureen Geary, O.P. Councilor for Finance
Dominican Action for Justice: A Panel of Dominican Sisters on Dominican Activism Dominican Action for Justice: A Panel of Dominican Sisters on Dominican Activism
 

 
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
October 9, 2008
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
An Evening Concert with Maria Schneider & the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra