Category Archives: UMKC Women's Center

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The previous blog mentioned the Women’s Center’s upcoming book discussion this fall on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.  I just finished reading the first book in the trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I can’t wait to read the other two books.  Larsson’s development of the character Lisbeth Salander is brilliant.  She’s mysterious, yet […]

Want to be a part of the UMKC Women’s Center?

The UMKC Women’s Center is beginning Volunteer Fridays this summer.  We need volunteers to help staff our front desk on Fridays from 9am to 3pm. There is no experience necessary, just a great attitude and enthusiasm for learning about women’s issues. If you are looking for a way to get involved with the Women’s Center […]

So What If You Are A Man, You Are Still Important to the Women’s Center

 “So why is there only a women’s center and not a men’s center?”  “How can a man benefit from a women’s center?”   These are just a couple questions the Women’s Center staff at UMKC receives from men who walk into our office.  We are constantly asked these questions because there seems to be a perception that men are […]

Vampires, V-Day, Barbie and Denim… These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things…

January is coming to an end and the Spring semester is in full swing.  To supplement all the learning that our students will be doing this semester, The Women’s Center has a host of events coming up in the next three months.  From Vampires to V-Day,  from sports to art, there are events and programs for […]

Changes at the Women’s Center

We are now in the fourth week of the fall semester and it is one that has brought lots of changes to the UMKC Women’s Center. First, we are pleased to welcome our new staff members — Arzie Umali as Assistant Director, and Kerra McCorkle as Violence Prevention Coordinator, as well as our new graduate […]

Women’s Center News

There’s a lot happening at the Women’s Center these days (yes, even though it’s July. Things are NEVER quiet here). First, we are hiring a half-time Violence Prevention Coordinator. See the job description and apply online: Also, we are working hard to get our fall calendar set and now have updated information on the […]

The End of the Women’s Movement?

My friend (and UMKC Women’s Center fave) Courtney has great piece over at The American Prospect on the “end” of the women’s movement. To me, where she gets it dead right is in this paragraph: In today’s climate of shaky economics, smaller and smaller subcultures, and lightning-speed information, a feminism based on picket lines and in-person […]

Board Member Spotlight

The UMKC Women’s Center is blessed with a wonderful group of women and men who serve as members of the Chancellor’s Advisory Board to the Women’s Center (CAWBC). They dedicate their time and energy to making the Center and the world a better place — and make my job not just easier to do, but enjoyable. Our […]