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The Center for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws upon all departments at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, to provide a systematic analysis of women's experiences in society through classes, programs, a major and a minor These courses and programs are relevant for women and men seeking a fuller understanding of past, present, future, cultural, historical, and public policy of social trends.
The Gender, Race, and Class book discussion group has an exciting line up for 2014-2015. This group is open to the public--any community member can attend--and meets monthly in Tallent Hall L182 from 3:30 to 5 PM. There is free parking in the Tallent Hall lot. This year's books include: Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings (9/19/2014), Lily Ledbetter's Grace and Grit (10/17/2014), Isabel Wilkerson's Warmth of Other Suns (11/21/2014), Raman Zia Haider's In the Light of What We Know (1/16/2015), Louise Erdrich's The Round House (2/20/2015), Myra MacPherson's Scarlet Sisters (2/20/2015), Nancy Horan's Under the Wide and Starry Sky (4/17/2015), Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (5/15/2015).
The Teresa Peck Award is a monetary award given each year for the best gender-relatedpaper, project, or creative work written or produced by a University of Wisconsin-Parkside male or female student during the 2014 calendar year as well as the Spring 2015 semester.Only those students enrolled at UW Parkside as full-time students are eligible.
The paper/creative work must have a feminist and/or gender, and/or sexuality studies objective and/or reflect a feminist/ gender/sexuality studies creative or theoretical approach or analysis. Revision of papers with the advice of the recommending faculty member is encouraged. Students can submit more than one piece of work, but the submissions will be considered separately rather than in combination.Active members of the Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies will read/view the work and make final determinations regarding the winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).
Sources should be documented by using MLA style or whatever documentation system is appropriate for the academic discipline (check with the instructor if in doubt), and the paper should be free of grammatical, technical, and structural errors.Academic papers should be at least 9-10 pages long but no longer than 20 pages including reference list/ bibliography. Creative/art productions should include statement of production process and author intent (can be separate or included in the cover letter described below).Bibliography should include only citations for sources that are clearly and actively used in the paper; that is, bibliography should not be "padded." As with any academic assignment, students are responsible to the UW system policy related to academic misconduct. For helpful guidelines concerning plagiarism, students may wish to consult: