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October 2, 2013
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Essay Competition for Book Scholarship
OWN IT! Retreat for Women
The Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection
Upcoming Women's Groups Events
The Association of Staff and Faculty Women
Women's Events Around Town
Women's Tea 2014
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There was a recent study completed about happiness.  The results were that when folks demonstrated gratitude, they were happier in their lives.  Instead of being a person who complains in a society that is fixed on a culture of complaining, be a person who is thankful and expresses gratitude to the people who have invested in you.



In Solidarity! 

Dr. Patty

Dr. Patty 2012-13 profile



Dr. Patricia F. R. Cunningham II
Director of Social Change
Student Life Multicultural Center, Women's Initiatives
Co-PI The Appalachian Project, Ohio
East Side Buckeye Initiatives, Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection
BuckeyeREACH I and II

Oct. 15: Essay Competition for Book Scholarship
The Student Life Multicultural Center's Women's Initiatives is hosting an essay competition on women's issues and initiatives. We encourage undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to participate and let their voices be heard through written word. All essay submissions should address one of the following questions and contain 500-700 words with appropriate grammar and style.


1) Based on the historical and contemporary cultural context of women in the United States, what would it take to see a woman elected as President?

2) In local, state, and national arenas, legislation centering on women's issues is at the forefront, what is your opinion on recent policy decisions made about women's bodies?

3) What are issues that women currently face on college campuses, and how can these campuses address these issues?



After the deadline, all essays will be read and evaluated, and a committee will select three winners: one to receive $500, one to receive $250, and one to receive $150 in book scholarships. Please send any questions and submissions to Dr. Patricia Cunningham.212 by October 15th with your name and .# in the header of the document.


Scholarship winners will be honored at the first annual Scholarship Soiree for Women, held in the Kuhn Honors and Scholars House on October 24th from 7-8:30 pm. The event will celebrate the winners, and feature food from Freedom a la Cart, a local catering initiative working with survivors of human trafficking.  

OWN IT! Retreat for Women
Own It! A Retreat for Women of Color
Friday, November 22nd through
Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center
Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
The Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection: Get Involved.
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The Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection is about connecting students to opportunities to create relationships to help transform different communities, neighborhoods, and causes. Click the link below to apply and/or contact Dr. Patricia Cunningham for more information. 


The Student Life Multicultural Center believes that one has to not only BE the change, but also LIVE the change. 
Questions? Contact Dr. Patricia Cunningham at Cunningham.212@osu.edu and visit www.bcec.osu.edu & https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDFSQ0ZuT21GVmc1bWpFckd6QzF4OGc6MQ#gid=0


Upcoming Women's Groups Events
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Are you interested in joining a book club? First Year students just finished reading The Submission; do you want to continue that conversation? Please email Maaeesha Pushpita.1@osu.edu for more information. Undergraduate, Graduate, staff, faculty and community women are invited to join.
For more about Unplugging Society visit  www.go.osu.edu/us.

The Association of Staff and Faculty Women
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Association of Staff and Faculty Women upcoming events:


Personal/Physical Challenge Event-Ropes Course at Summit Vision

Date:  Saturday, October 26th

Event Details:  Summit Vision, Westerville, OH
8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Fee: $50 per person (with 12+ participants) Please register by October 11th.


ASFW StrengthsFinder Brownbag Lunch- I Know My Strengths, Now What?

Date:  Wednesday, November 6th
Presenter:  Sarah Bohman, OSU Student Life
Location: Ohio Staters Inc., Traditions Room at Ohio Union
11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Fee: $10 for StrengthsQuest online survey  https://www.strengthsquest.com/schoolaccess/default.aspx,
Free if you have already taken the assessment

Please bring your assessment results and feel free to bring your lunch!

Registration will be available soon.


For more information on ASFW visit  http://asfw.osu.edu/

Women's Events Around Town
The Women's Book (TWB) is a woman-owned multimedia company that connects women in business to resources to advance their careers, communities and lifestyles. Ultimately, our work fosters a centralized network of women's networks and information focused on advancing women in business.The Women's Book is a great resource to seek out events and women-owned businesses in Central Ohio. Have you thought about an internship? Visit www.thewomensbook.com for more information on how you can get connected!
Women's Tea 2014
Look forward to the Women's Tea in 2014 at The Ohio Union!
Stay tuned for more details about this Intergenerational Women's Event!

A video from the 2012 Women's Tea
A video from the 2012 Women's Tea