Invisible War screening tonight, Mon., April 22nd at 5pm in Rausch

The award-winning investigative documentary, Invisible War, will be screened on Monday, April 22nd, at 5pm in Rausch Auditorium.

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This important—if infuriating—film should be of interest to many in CSOC, for it highlights a well-hidden social problem which affects not only women and men in the military but civilians as well. Some policy changes within the military are already being implemented, in part due to the influence of this film. Those interested in advocating for additional changes should check out both the film and the work being done at http://www.notinvisible.org.

Sponsored by Gender Studies, Professors Suzanne Holland (REL) and Jennifer Utrata (CSOC) will facilitate a discussion after the film. Hope to see you there!

Girl Rising film & discussion: Thursday, April 18th, 7pm in Rausch

girlrisingAs part of International Education week, a groundbreaking new film, Girl Rising, featuring 9 girls in 9 developing countries, will be shown on Thursday, April 18th at 7pm in Rausch Auditorium.

The film uses stories to highlight the transformative power of education for girls in the developing world. The statistics on “girls” in the developing world as a systemic issue are often grim—66 million school-age girls are not in school, 494 million girls over age 15 cannot read or write, 33 million fewer girls than boys are in primary school worldwide, to name a few—but the film focuses on individual girls’ stories in a moving and inspirational way. Each story combines elements of truth and imagination to convey the film’s message. Discussion led by Jennifer Utrata (CSOC) and John Woodward (EDUC) immediately following the film. Here’s the trailer: http://girlrising.com/#trailers-scenes-clips.

Hope to see you there!

Stay longer after you study abroad …

Hi All,

Here’s a great opportunity if you’re studying abroad in the near future:

All students on study abroad this spring or next fall are eligible to apply to the Bill Campbell Fund of Phi Beta Kappa, the academic honor society, for research funding or continued study after their study abroad program.

The Campbell Fund funds research for one or two Puget Sound students who are studying abroad.  The purpose of the grant is to give students a chance to extend the period of their study abroad program in order to do a research project or pursue a specific, focused course of study.  Awards typically range from $500-$1,500.  The application form is online at http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-honor-societies/phi-beta-kappa/scholarships/  and also attached here.  The application requires a two-page description of the research project (which must get IRB approval,  if applicable) and the budget.

Students should apply directly via e-mail to the chair of the PBK Scholarships Committee, Greta Austin (ggaustin@pugetsound.edu), by April 15, 2013.