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Women's studies oral history project to feature exhibit, presentations

RELEASED: April 21, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — The women's studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present an exhibit titled "Life/lines: A Women's Studies Oral History Project" at 4 p.m. May 6 in the breezeway on the second floor of McIntyre Library. A brief student presentation will be followed by the exhibit opening and refreshments.

Students completed oral histories with current and retired UW-Eau Claire women faculty members as part of the requirements for "Feminist Analysis and Practices," a course required for all women's studies majors. It is taught by Dr. Katherine Rhoades, interim coordinator of the women's studies program and dean emerita of the College of Education and Human Sciences, with assistance from senior women's studies major Marci Korb, Eagle River.

The exhibit features the following women faculty members: Dr. Debra Barker (English), Dr. Kristina Bourne (management and marketing), Dr. Mary Canales (nursing), Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri (economics), Dr. Audrey Fessler (English and women's studies), Lois Helland (biology), Dr. Helaine Minkus (emerita, anthropology), Dr. Tess Onwueme (English), Dr. Jane Pederson (history), Karen Pope (emerita, library science), Dr. Eva Santos-Phillips (foreign languages and Latin American studies), Dr. Nicole Schultz (communication and journalism), Dr. Asha Sen (English), Dr. Sheila Smith (nursing) and Dr. Jennifer Shaddock (English).

Students who completed the oral histories were seniors Anne Estling Andrews, Chippewa Falls; Brianna Belmore, Burnsville, Minn.; Heather Binder, Oshkosh; Jessica DeMotts, Eau Claire; Katherine Fruend, Merrill; Hannah Haugle, Colfax; Nadine Jentzsch, Eau Claire; Christopher Jorgenson, Waupaca; Crystal Kazik, De Pere; Amy Kind, Phillips;  Kelsey Meixner, Sun Prairie; Kila Weeks, Neillsville; Jenny You, Cottage Grove, Minn; junior Catherine Emmanuelle, Eau Claire; and sophomore Elsa Kraus, Stratford.

The event is co-sponsored by the women's studies program and the Women's and Gender Equity Center.

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