Past Programs

Women's Center Open House
10/13, 4p
Come check out the Women's Center and meet the new staff while enjoying gelato from Francesco's Gelato on 2nd Street in downtown.

Dr. Donna Beegle presents "Donna's Story"
10/19, 7p
Dr. Donna Beegle will speak about her experiences in poverty.

See Poverty .... Be the Difference
This conference helps professionals and community members achieve a deeper understanding of poverty and offers concrete tools for breaking poverty barriers. 

Love Your Body Day
10/20, 11-2p @ MU Quad
Join the Women's Center staff on the Quad and share what you love about your body!

Coffee and Tea GWN Welcome Meeting
10/13, 1p
We'll have the chance to meet one another and enjoy great conversation over coffee and tea while discussing how the GWN can serve graduate women's needs over fall term and this year. As always, kids are welcome at the Women’s Center and at GWN events!
Graduate Women's Network

Having the Sex We Want
10/20, 7p
Are you having the sex you want? If your answer isn't a resounding "YES!" then this class is here to help. Having the Sex We Want is about finding the way to ask for what you want, and politely declining what you don't want. This class goes beyond simple definitions and anatomy lessons to get at the heart of how sexual satisfaction is found--through knowing yourself, knowing your partner(s), and knowing you have the right to have the sex you want.

Shoshana Farber is an educator with Planned Parenthood and It's My Pleasure (

Women's Center Halloween Bash!
10/28, 6p
Come to the Women's Center and take a break from midterms for crafts, costumes and candy! Come play games, eat free food and party with students from all around campus. Bring your friends and check out what the Women's Center has to offer! 

Coffee and Tea From Around The World
11/3, 12p
This week features Virginia Raffaele, a Biology, Chemistry and Public Health student who will be serving the traditional Argentine tea maté and discussing customs, traditions, and day-to-day life in Argentina, as well as South American dance. Bienvenidas!

DIY Indian Food with Neha Neelwarne
11/3, 6p
Cooking Chicken Curry with Neha, learn how to cook REAL Indian food with ingredients found in the U.S. Neha will be showing people how to make a simple but tasty chicken curry so that people may learn about culture and impress their friends later with their new found international cooking abilities.

DIY Oil Change
11/10, 6p
Come learn how to change your oil, how to make your vehicle last longer, and how to identify the basic parts of your car's engine.

This DIY takes place at Clayton's Auto Repair in Corvallis, with Jonna.

Coffee and Tea from Around the World: Xiaomin "Mylie" Tong from China
11/17, 12p
This week features Xiaomin "Mylie" Tong, an Industrial Engineering student from China. Mylie will bring green and herbal tea to share and she'll discuss her experience growing up as a woman in contemporary Chinese culture. Come and sip a cup with us!

DIY Series: Facial and Body Scrubs
11/17, 6p
Staff memer Alea Payne will teach us how to make our own facial and body scrubs.

SisterScholars Reception
11/19, 2:30p
There will be tea, punch, fruit, coffee and cookies! Feel free to stop by, get more information, mingle with your fellow SisterScholars and hear about our exciting plans for the year!

GWN Brown Bag Lunch: Gender and Peer Groups
11/22, 12p
This luncheon is a chance for women graduate students to come together and duscuss issues that touch their lives concerning gender in the workplace and the university. Kitchen facilities will be available for use and snacks served.
Graduate Women's Network

Clothing Swap
11/22, 2p
Need a new Fall wardrobe? Have some clothes you want to get rid of? Come to the clothing swap at the Women's Center! Drop off clothes during the week of 11/15 at the Women's Center and come and shop around the following Monday!All extra clothes will be donated to the new Human Services Resource Center clothing closet!

GWN Brown Bag Lunch: Salary Negotiation
11/30, 12p
Donna Champeau from the Women’s Advancement and Gender Equity office will help women learn effective salary negotiation techniques. Everyone is welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by the Graduate Women’s Network.

Coffee & Tea from Around the World - Simone Fobi
12/1, 12p
We'll drink coffee and tea and listen to international women student speakers give presentations on their cultures and various other topics, followed by a casual discussion. This week features Simone Fobi, a business and environmental engineering student from Cameroon who is conversant in multiple languages and knowledge about West Africa cuisine, culture, society, and dance. Come and sip a cup with us! It is open to the community, and participants are welcome to use our stocked kitchen facilities if they'd like to bring lunch. Bienvenidas

Relaxation: Stress Less in No Time!
12/1, 5p
Are you stressed about finals? Come to the Women’s Center for a guided meditation and relaxation techniques. You can even make yourself a relaxation kit! You will be stressing less in no time. Tea, Water and Fruit will be provided.

World AIDS Day International Student Panel
12/1, 5:30p
We will be listening to presentations from a panel of international students who will discuss topics that affect women's health and social justice globally. Speakers, including students from Africa, South America, India and China, to name a few, will be focusing on AIDS/HIV awareness issues on December 1st as this event coincides with and is hosted in honor of World AIDS Day.

Finding Balance Through Yoga
12/3, 4p
Introductory yoga class focused on finding balance in your hectic and stressful daily routine.

Spa Night
12/3, 6p
Pamper yourself at the end of dead week. Free massages, manicures, pedicures, face masks, and chocolate. Feel free to bring your own beauty supplies if you have them. As always, all genders are welcome to participate.