November 16 AAUW General Meeting

November 8, 2016 by
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GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Doubletree Hotel, Skyway Level Banquet Room
5:30 Silent Auction and Social Time
6:15 Dinner
7:00 General Meeting
7:15 Program
  Winona State University’s Rochester Expansion – Jeanine Gangeness,
Jeanine E. Gangeness, is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Winona State University.  She serves as the Chief Executive Officer responsible for managing the WSU-Rochester campus and is the Dean for the School of Graduate Studies for WSU.  Jeanine holds an MS and PhD in nursing from the University of North Dakota.
Prior to coming to WSU, Jeanine was the Founding Dean of the Bemidji School of Nursing, a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College.  She hopes that experience will translate here in Rochester to strengthen  WSU’s relationship with Rochester Community and Technical College, Southeast Technical and Riverland Community College.  Winona State Leadership feels this is the perfect time to step up their offerings to keep up with local demand for jobs and to bridge skill gaps in the workforce.
Please join us to hear Jeanine share her plans for partnership building in the Rochester higher education community.
 Menu

Mixed Greens with Roasted Apples and Candied Walnuts
Marinated Flank Steak
Fingerling Potatoes
Fresh Green Beans
Meatless alternative:  Butternut Squash Ravioli

Reservations:  Dinner cost is $29 which includes tax and gratuity.  Please send a check made out to AAUW by Friday, November 11 to Maryette Braithwaite, 3928 Oak Park Circle SE, Rochester, MN 55904.  Please specify beef or pasta on your check.


SILENT AUCTION FOR LEGAL ADVOCACY FUND
At our November 16th meeting we will again hold a Silent Auction to raise funds for the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund. The LAF financially supports the prosecution of cases involving issues of direct concern to AAUW members; cases such as:

Kurtz et al. v. Trustees of Indiana University et al. which brings attention not only to the sexual harassment of students by university staff, but also the serious retaliation those students may face if they speak out.

Rizo v. Fresno Count Office of Education, which highlights a significant underlying factor that contributes to the wage gap: the new employee’s prior salary history being used to set the salary level of that employee.  Huge disparities often exist between the previous salary histories of men and women, and this system only perpetuates that.

Burhans v. Yale, which highlights the necessity of protecting administrators who are willing to address the problem of sexual assault on their campuses from professional retaliation.

For the Silent Auction we encourage all members to donate any new or gently used items that you wish to recycle from your homes. Items should be in good condition and may include unused gifts, notecards, household and decorative items,  which will make this annual fundraiser a success.

Please bring your items with you to the meeting and place them on designated tables. We will have pencils and bidding sheets available for you to fill out for each item, indicating your suggested starting bid.

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