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Fall Promotion & Tenure Workshops

The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women is planning Workshops on Promotion & Tenure to be held this spring on the ECU Health Sciences campus.
Individuals may attend all or part of the sessions and the workshops are open to all faculty members at ECU. Light refreshments will be served. If you have additional questions about this series of workshops, contact CCSW co-chair Rachel Roper at roperr@ecu.edu.

International Women's Day

East Carolina University will celebrate International Women's Day on with a day-long series of lectures on March 4, 2015, in Mendenhall Great Rooms 1 & 2. All events are free and open to the public! Attendees may sit in on all or any combination of the sessions. The schedule of topics is as follows:

8:00-8:50 a.m. International Perspectives on Women’s Status
A discussion between representatives from the University of Gdansk, Poland; Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, Pakistan; and Covenant University, Nigeria.

9:00-9:50 a.m. Women in the Media
Beth Mendelson has over 25 years experience in media with the US Government, the White House, NGOs, and several foundations.  She is currently Executive Producer at Voice of America (VOA).  Her portfolio includes broadcast, radio, and the Web. Mendelson was Winner of the 2006 Women of Vision Award by Women in Film & Video. 

10:00-10:50 a.m. Women in Religion
Ann Harrington was recently ordained as a priest by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. RCWP is a renewal movement within the Roman Catholic Church whose goal is to achieve full equality for all within the Church as a matter of justice and faithfulness to the Gospel.

11:00-11:50 a.m. Women in Social Justice
Shirrell Thomas has over 40 years experience working on domestic violence and has given speeches internationally. She leads the social enterprise section of the Center for Family Violence Prevention. Her initiative of My Sister's Closet plays a major role in aiding victims of domestic violence in our community.

12:15-12:30 p.m. ECU Chapter of She’s the First
This organization sponsors girls’ education in low-income countries, giving them the chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school.

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch and ECU Panel on Sexual Harassment
Participation of speakers, students, faculty, and staff.

2:00-2:50 p.m. Women in Romance

Laurie Kahn is a Resident Scholar at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center. Her first film, A Midwife’s won film festival awards and a national Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film Tupperware! was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for a national Best Nonfiction Director Emmy. Kahn is currently executive producer of The Popular Romance Project which explores the origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction.

3:00-3:50 p.m. Women in Health Care
Dr. Janice Daugherty, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine. Her interests include Women’s Health through the lifespan, integrative mental health care, nutrition and wellness, and chronic disease mitigation. In addition to her medical practice at Brody, she offers integrative medicine consultations and medical acupuncture.

International Women's Day is sponsored by the CCSW, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Affairs and ECU Women's Studies. Register for any or all of the sessions by clicking here.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY)).

2015 Women of Distinction Ceremony

Every other year, the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women recognizes 10 women for their contributions to the institution, community and region. Each demonstrates leadership in areas such as academics/education, outreach, research, politics, athletics and volunteering. Nominees are judged on six criteria: leadership, commitment, determination, generosity of spirit/time, community building and the ability to empower and mentor others.

The 2015 Women of Distinction will be recognized in a ceremony on April 13, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. Details about location and invitations are being finalized.
Read an article about the 2013 Women of Distinction event.

- Past Events -

The 2014 Promotion & Tenure Workshops for faculty was held March 20 & 25 and Nov. 13 & 14. This regular CCSW program is offered once each semester, alternating between main campus and the health sciences campus. The workshop may be especially important for women and minority faculty who might not fit as easily into established mentoring networks. Watch a video recording of the Spring 2014 workshops.

The CCSW hosted a brown bag lunch discussion on Health and Wellness for ECU Staff focused on balancing demands at work and in life on March 11 and 12. This is an event the committee hopes to continue this year.

The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women hosted a series of discussions March 5 to mark International Women's Day at ECU. Presentations included Social Media Benefits & Challenges, Sex and Safety, a healthy lunch, International Women and Respect, From Victim to Challenger, Financial Health and Physical Health. The opening session included partners from other countries participating via ECU's Global Classroom, and the lunch discussion featured a panel of students from Canada, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Other event sponsors included the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Office of Equity and Diversity, Student Affairs, Women's Studies and the Kinesiology Student Association. Read coverage and see photos from this event by ECU News Services.

More than 200 faculty, staff and students attended the Women’s Leadership Luncheon on Nov. 18, 2013. Topics for discussion included addressing community issues – such as hunger – and the evolution of leadership. Donations of canned goods at the luncheon yielded enough food to feed Thanksgiving dinner for 20 families with students at Elmhurst Elementary. Read coverage of our event in The Daily Reflector (subscription required for full article).

Are you hosting an event that's aimed to inform or assist women at ECU? Have your event added to this page by contacting CCSW Communication Subcommittee Chair Kathryn Kennedy.

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