SSS Weekly Update

April 27th- May 2nd

SSS Scholarship Applications - Due THIS FRIDAY!

Have you been planning to apply for the SSS Scholarship? The scholarship application is available on our website. The deadline to turn in the application is Friday, May 1st by 4:30pm.

Recognizing our TRIO Alumni on Campus

When you join TRIO SSS you are a part of a much bigger TRIO Alumni Network. UWO Academic Advisor Houa Xiong was recognized by the state of Wisconsin as the 2015 TRIO Achiever for accomplishing notable work in her field. This could be YOU someday!
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Weekly Events

Tuesday, April 28th

Sociology Brown Bag presentation with guest Sociology Michaela Nowell:
"Fat, Fat, Fat! The Sociology of Fatness in Everyday Life.
1:20-2:20 in Sage 3232


"Fat Studies [is] 'a subfield garnering more attention both within sociology and across other disciplines, [that] is characterized by critical attention to fatness as a social construct, a political and social justice issue, and as identity or lived experience. Fat studies is critical of obesity discourse and trends toward medicalizing the body, and also questions assumptions—both societal and within the academy—about fatness and fat people.'"

International Film Series presents:
Footnote (2011)
7pm in Reeve Union Theater

This film tells the story of an emotional rivalry between a father and son who are both scholars. Their relationship becomes more competitive when one of them is chosen to receive a top prize in their field of scholarship. Writer-director Joseph Cedar is a two-time Academy Award nominee. Israel, 2011. PG, 103 min.

Wednesday, April 29th

Women and Gender Studies Brown Bag talk:

Dr. Julia Meszaros, "Romance Tourism"

Sage 2221 from 12:40-1:40pm

Romance tourism is an industry in which American men go on 'romance tours' to find potential wives in Colombia, Ukraine, and the Phillipines. The main attraction for the tours are the social parties, which feature a highly imbalanced gender ratio, in order for men to have the opportunity to meet literally hundreds of women. I argue that the romance tour industry is an important lens into the ways in which globalized hierarchies of race, gender, class, and sexuality are shaped through individual emotions within intimate relationships. This is an important example of the 'global intimate' and challenges binaries that posit the body and the global as separate, unrelated scales.


Speaker Series: #RapeIsNotaJoke

5-7pm in the Reeve Union Theater

The purpose of this campaign is to end the misuse of the word rape. Phrases such as “That exam just raped me” and “The wind just raped my hair” are common examples of this misuse heard on campus each day. The word rape is not one to be joked about, but one to be taken seriously. You can support this cause by wearing a blue headband on that day. The number on each headband represents a survivor of sexual assault.


UWO Theater Department Presents: O Pioneers!

April 29th - May 2nd, 7:30pm in the Frederic March Theater

$5 with UWO ID

About the production: Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm after her father dies. Through harvest, drought and poverty she struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie all while keeping her three younger brothers together until they are ready to stand on their own. In the process, she makes a place for herself in a male-dominated, early 20th century community through her intellect and strong will.

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Thursday, April 30th

Screening of The Hunting Ground

Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 - 9pm in Sage 1210

"The Hunting Ground" explores the reality of sexual assault on campus - and the intimidating mess of policies and practices survivors must navigate as they seek justice.This event will include a screening of the movie The Hunting Ground followed by a talk back from our five panelists: Ameerah McBride, Beth Heuer, Jennifer Haese, Rachel Adams, and Spencer Holms. The trailer for The Hunting Ground can be found here.


Dramatic Readings

7-8:30pm in the LGBTQ Resource Center

Written word brought to life by personal voice.

Upcoming Events

Got Test Anxiety?
You are not alone if you have Test Anxiety. 27% of current UWO students report test anxiety as a top issues. Learn proven techniques from trained professionals!

Come to a workshop in the Student Success Center! Call the Counseling Center at 920-424-2061 to RSVP:
  • Monday, May 4th
  • Wednesday, May 6th
  • Friday, May 8th
  • Monday, May 11th


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Wednesday, May 6th @ 4:30pm

Reeve Union Ballroom Register online


  • A Chance to Hear Jeremy Loveday as our keynote speaker! - see video below. Jeremy Loveday is a performance poet, community builder, and change agent. Following the Walk, he will close the event with a spoken word performance.


  • A Chance to Take a Stand: No matter whose shoes you’re wearing, sexual violence affects everyone. Whether someone is wearing heels and a skirt or sweatpants and crocs, there’s no excuse for gendered violence. Join us for Walk a Mile®!


  • A Chance to Give: Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. and Reach Counseling provide many services to our community. While there's no cost to register this year, we are offering this opportunity to raise money for these two organizations (details here). You can also still donate via cash or check at the Women's Center or on the day of the Walk. For more information, visit our Facebook event page.


  • A Chance to Honor Allies: Join us we honor our "Sole Men" for their work on gender equity, including Courtney Bauder, Emmet Sandberg, Dakota Swank, and Lee O'Day.
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