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UCF Students Gain Insight Through Service-Learning


August 9, 2017

In Summer 2017, Dr. Maria Santana and Dr. Alvin Wang brough students to Mexico for an incredible experience. Read more... http://www.cah.ucf.edu/news/ucf-students-gain-insight-through-service-learning/ In June, a group of University of Central Florida students and faculty members traveled to San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico for a service-learning program at a Tzotzil school in Corazón de María. UCF collaborated with Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH) on the project. The... Read More

Dr. M. C. Santana Featured in the Cover of the Peace and Justice Institute Newsletter


July 28, 2017

Santana is part of the Advisory Board of the PJI since 2015. The Peace and Justice Institute, housed in Valencia College, works across Central Florida supporting efforts of communication across intersectionalities.. The Institute is guided by its mission: All People. All Voices. All Matter. Making a difference by intentionally engaging in practices and principles that explore, advocate, and honor the dignity of self, others, and the earth. You can see the cover and read the newsletter... Read More

UCF Students Gain Insight Through Service-Learning


July 25, 2017

In June, a group of University of Central Florida students and faculty members traveled to San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico for a service-learning program at a Tzotzil school in Corazón de María. UCF collaborated with Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH) on the project. The UCF group encompassed a wide range of undergraduate students with majors as diverse as creative writing, biomedical sciences, nursing and political science. Dr. Maria Santana, director of the Women’s and Gender... Read More

Camille Robinson


July 25, 2017

Former YWLP Facilitator and Big Sister, Camille Robinson, will begin her graduate studies at King College in London, England in Fall 2017! Camille is working on a Master's Degree in International Conflict, Security and Development focusing on women's and girls' rights. Camille graduated from UCF in 2017 with an bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Health and Biomedical Science and a minor in Women's Studies.  During her senior year at UCF, she received the Dorothy... Read More

Kevin Mora: One of Many Success Stories


May 21, 2017

Meet Kevin Mora, a UCF May 2017 graduate and former foster care child. Mora is staring a career at the Orlando Regional Medical Center microbiology lab.  His past in foster care was difficult but he focused in his schoolwork and thrived at UCF. He says, “You are forced to grow up fast; otherwise, you’ll just drown.” Kevin is among 11 former foster care children graduating from UCF this May. He spent most of his teenage years in foster care until he came to UCF. Now he is a role model for... Read More

Anna V. Eskamani Service-Learning Day 2017


May 20, 2017

May 20th marks Anna V. Eskamani Service-Learning Day! Service-Learning is a major component of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and we embrace the power of service and its integration into academics wholeheartedly. To celebrate throughout the week, we will elevate programs that impact Florida's foster children and meet successful UCF graduates who experienced foster care. Anna being Anna--super feminist activist! Victor & Anna: Victor Sims is a foster child and incredible... Read More

2017 Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship Winners


April 28, 2017

Dorothy Height Outstanding Women's and Gender Graduate Marjorie Bostwick Camille Robinson Emilia Nicholson-Fajardo Martha Hitt Emerging STEM Scholar Taiason Cole Eleanor Roosevelt LEAD Emerging Scholar Danielle Dickey Burnett Honors Emerging Scholar Rayanna Riecss Fellowship on Women's History (NEW) Bianca Sánchez Orange County Medical Alliance Society Endowed Grant Erica... Read More

WGST Affiliates receive tenure, promotion


April 24, 2017

We are happy to announce that the following Women's and Gender Studies affiliates received tenure, promotion. Congratulations! Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor: Amanda Anthony, Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Lindsay Neuberger, Jennifer Sandoval and promotion to Associate Lecturer to Sandra... Read More

Student Spoken Word


April 21, 2017

During our last Open Heart/Open Mic event of the academic year on April 19, 2017 , Statistics major and Political Science minor, Grace Cristiani shared her poem "Nevertheless, She Persisted" We are sharing here for your delight! “Nevertheless, She Persisted” By: Grace Christiani Her uniform is a pantsuit And her stage is capitol hill. She stands before 83 men, 16 women And she reads the words of Coretta Scott King. She is barred from floor discussion on a cabinet... Read More

8th WomanToWoman Conference to be Held April 1


March 17, 2017

The 8th WomanToWoman conference will take place in Apopka on April 1. UCF's Women's and Gender Studies program, partnered with the Farmworker Association of Florida, will host a one-day conference to discuss topics such as "women's health, domestic violence, trauma, financial freedom, self-esteem and overall empowerment." The WomanToWoman conference provides a platform to examine and discuss issues facing low-income African American, Haitian, and Hispanic women farmworkers... Read More

AAUW CAG


March 16, 2017

“WGST’s mentoring program for girls, Young Women Studies Program (YWLP) has been awarded a $7,000 Community Action Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to integrate a STEM sub-program titled SLAM (Science Leadership and Mentoring) for 2016-2017. SLAM focuses on STEM leadership, education, and careers. Big Sisters expose, encourage and excite their Little Sisters towards STEM education and careers through their mentoring, interactive activities, workshops, and... Read More

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Celebrating International Women’s Day at UCF!


March 8, 2017

Our celebration started yesterday March 7th with #WomanFest2017 a day of activities for all to join the conversation on empowerment and service with a panel, open mic and zine workshop. The Women’s and Gender Studies program supports all women in higher education and promotes safe spaces for all people in campus. In a day like today, March 8, you can join the American Association of University Women in their #StandUptoSexism campaign by challenging your biases. The truth is that even... Read More

WGST Students win AAUW Scholarships


March 3, 2017

Students Bianca Sanchez and Camille Robinson received travel scholarships from the American Association of University Women, Winter Park/ Orlando branch for attending the National Conference for College Student Women Leaders (https://www.nccwsl.org/) in Washington, D. C. . Sanchez and Robinson will join other women leaders in the campus of the University of Maryland for three days in June 2017. Good luck UCF leaders! Pictured are Dr. Anne Bubriski, Coordinator of the Young Women Leaders... Read More

WGST Faculty Affiliate Malaret wins SL award


February 15, 2017

The Women's and Gender Studies program congratulates Dr. Stacey Malaret, Director of the LEAD Academy as the 2017 recipient of the Service Learning Excellence award. Dr. Malaret incorporates Service Learning at the heart of the LEAD Academy. We are very proud of you and  celebrate your commitment to our... Read More

2018 Study Abroad to Peru!


December 21, 2016

The Latin American Studies program at UCF received a Department of Education grant to develop the project, Transgenerational Issues among Quechua-Speaking Mothers and Daughters.  The UCF director for this program  Dr. M. C. Santana, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies program in the College of Arts and Humanities, will lead the experience  We are very excited about this short-term study abroad project increasing research on indigenous peoples of Latin America in collaboration with... Read More

Paid Internship on Reproductive Rights


November 15, 2016

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass... Read More

Our Social Media Interns reporting on Assistant Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz


October 5, 2016

"My favorite part of teaching- being able to bend minds!! I love that "AHA!" moment in a young person's eyes." The faculty at UCF serve not only as expert resources for students, but as representatives of the university in their respective fields. This week the Women's and Gender Studies department interviewed someone who continuously embodies this role: Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. Wanda serves as an Assistant Professor in Studio Art, as well as Associate Faculty in Graduate and Women's and... Read More

From NWSA: On the Pulse Orlando Attack


June 23, 2016

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UCF appreciates this letter of support for Orlando written on behalf of the National Women’s Studies Association. We will continue to do our part in raising awareness about the issues related to the shooting, to promote peace and embrace difference and to continue to spread love throughout our Central Florida community. In solidarity, WGST at UCF and NWSA Dear NWSA members, As members of the Executive Committee, we write to express our... Read More

Resources from the UCF Faculty Center


June 14, 2016

After this weekend’s tragic shooting, our campus is in mourning. As faculty, our focus is on caring for our students and colleagues, and providing them the support and assistance they need during this terrible time and into the future. We have received several calls and questions about resources available, and wanted to ensure that you have this information. Please share this email with your colleagues, and I encourage you to check the front page of the Faculty Center’s website... Read More

Dear Daughter (on the Orlando tragedy)


June 13, 2016

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” --Mister Rogers Dear Daughter, Today, your mama’s birthplace, the city you know as your second home, from where you took your first breath less than one hour away, suffered an attack I am selfishly grateful I do not have to explain because you are only two-and-a-half years old so I sat you in front of Mickey Mouse while we... Read More