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Support CWGS with your Extra Curricular Activities

Posted: May 23, 2011

As we prepare for the new academic year, we would like to remind undergraduate and graduate students that there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

For undergraduates, the Liberal Arts Council at The University of Texas at Austin is a student organization that represents the interests of students in the College of Liberal Arts. Any student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts is eligible to become a member of the Council. We always need students to help represent the interests of CWGS on these councils. You do not have to be a major or a minor to participate. For graduate students, the Graduate Student Assembly invites members to join in the fall of each year, including a representative from the WGS MA program.

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies also has its own Steering Committee. A call for nominations will go out for 2011-2012 representatives will go out via email. We will need one undergraduate student, one WGS MA student, and one WGS Graduate Portfolio student to serve as representatives. The duties include attending at the steering committee meeting in the fall and spring semester (usually one per semester) and assisting with select events (usually 2-3 per semester).

If you have completed at least 45 undergraduate hours (or are a graduate student), have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and have taken at least 6 credit hours in Women’s and Gender Studies (cross-listed courses count), we invite you to join Iota Iota Iota: The Women's & Gender Studies Honor Society. This organization is open to majors, minors, graduates, and undergraduates. The Alpha Chapter of Iota Iota Iota, Triota, at Metropolitan State College of Denverheld its first induction ceremony in the fall of 1992 in order to recognize the academic achievements of students in Women's Studies. The Greek letter, iota, was selected for the name to represent the three goddesses Inana, Ishtar, and Isis. Iota Iota Iota strives to maintain the feminist values central to Women's Studies and encourage diversity, egalitarianism, and supportive academic environment for all students. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin joined the nation-wide list as the Beta Iota chapter. For more information, please contact: Texas Triota triota.texas@gmail.com.

If you're looking for a way to support the Center for Women's and Gender Studies by volunteering on occasion, we welcome students to arrange for tabling on the West Mall. We'd like to help advertise the major by tabling or visiting WGS 301 introductory classes through out the year. Every spring, we also need extra help with the WGS Student Conference and Explore UT. For more information about the Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s & Gender Studies Conference (WGS Student Conference) and Explore UT, please contact Tynisha Scott tynishascott@gmail.com.

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