All events are free unless otherwise noted.
PCOSW General Meetings
Held in the OSU Women's Center and open to the OSU community:
March 15th, 2013 12pm-1pm
April 11th, 2013 1pm-2pm ***Sue Theiss, University Ombuds Office, will be presenting on bullying: what workplace bullying looks like, it's stages, what's needed to intervene and create change
May 10th, 2013 12pm-1pm
June 11th, 2013 10am-11am
note: PCOSW Leadership Team meetings are typically held immediately prior to the general meetings
Women's History Month
March 1, 2013 4pm - 6:30pm
Keynote Speaker: Oregon State Representative Sara Gelser
Recent PCOSW events
- The Women in Science group presented Dr. Renee Brooks (US EPA, Western Ecology Division), for a presentation and discussion about work-life balance.
- The Oregon Women in Higher Education (OSHE) Conference was held on the campus of Oregon State University for the first time on Friday January 25th 2013.
November 1st and 2nd, 2012: Woman Citizen Symposium
“Woman Citizen: Past, Present, and Future” brought scholars, elected officials, activists, and community organizers to OSU to explore women’s roles as citizens and women’s political impact in the local, state, and national arenas. As OSU’s commemoration of the centennial of woman suffrage in Oregon, the Symposium promoted education and discussion among students, staff, faculty, and community members and encouraged civic and political engagement.
The PCOSW was one of several organizations sponsoring this event. See Gazette Times article
- October 24th, 2012: Mentoring and Professional Development. Dr. Sylvia Anne Hewlett, a leading expert in talent management, workplace transformation, and diversity and inclusion, was invited to speak as part of the President and Provost’s Lecture Series. She conducted two Corvallis campus events entitled “The Sponsor Effect” – a lecture (evening), and a workshop (midday). Dr. Hewlett is an economist studying women’s issues in the workplace, e.g., how to best support women, especially those with interrupted careers/non-linear career trajectories; how to deal with loss of earning potential; etc. Her research includes women in both academic and business settings. See a review
- September 10th 2012: PCOSW's 2012-13 retreat was held at Peavy Arboretum. Facilitated by Lisa Hoogestater, over 20 members spent a full day getting to know each other and the Commission, identifying concerns, and discussing issues and strategies for the current academic year.
- June 17th 2012: First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at OSU's 2012 Commencement. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women helped invite Michelle Obama to campus, citing our work toward common goals.
- May 23, 2012: Work/Family Balance Rachel Connelly, author of the book "Professor Mommy," offered two workshops for the campus community: “Doing it All: Academic Success and Parenting" and “Know Yourself, then Make it Work” plus a public lecture. On-site childcare was provided.
- Anti-Bullying. Gary Namie presented four lectures on issues of bullying and civility; each lecture targeted a different audience—classified personnel; students and faculty; administrative personnel from OSU and the local schools; and community members respectively. He encouraged OSU to develop a clear and enforceable anti-bullying policy.
A forum for personal interactions with interested campus community was provided the week following the lecture presentations.
- April 19, 2011: Work/Life Balance. Dr. Jean Kilbourne. PCOSW was one of the sponsors. Dr. Kilbourne was the keynote lecturer for the Confidence Conference. She is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising. The lecture was entitled “Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and Addictions,” examining how the media depicts women and manipulates addictions related to alcohol, tobacco, food, and thinness.
- May 27, 2011: Mentoring and Professional Development. Cathee Johnson Phillips
focused on the emerging issue of mentoring and professional development. Phillips manages operations of the 501(c)3 nonprofit association within the National Post-Doctoral Association (NPA), which works to develop and promote national policies and programming that benefit the postdoctoral community and thereby the entire U.S. research community. An additional speaker as well as three panels provided a variety of tools for women post-doctoral employees.
If you're interested in joining PCOSW, please contact members of the leadership team at firstname.lastname@example.org