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Diane Gill Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor 2010-2014

Dr. Diane Gill is now in the second year of her term as the Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor. An update of her activities follows:

“My research focuses on physical activity and quality of life. I firmly believe (and can provide supporting evidence) that physical activity is the key to positive health and quality of life. I also contend that all have a right to physical activity as a public health and social justice issue. The professorship and closer ties with WGS and the larger community can strengthen that message. Also, I hope the professorship helps strengthen connections between WGS and my home department of Kinesiology (KIN). Last April, in my first lecture, Physical Activity and Quality of Life: Connections with WGS, I highlighted WGS-Kinesiology connections and summarized our research.”

Dr. Diane Gill

“After updating my research (a team effort), I presented a summary of recent work on participant views of physical activity and quality of life at the 2011 International Conference on Exercise for 3Qs [intelligence quotient, health quotient, emotional quotient] in Taipei, Taiwan.”

“I am pleased that this year’s lecture is a series with three invited guest presenters. Each of these women is a noted scholar who makes connections between WGS and KIN. I look forward to seeing many of you at these presentations.”

Linda Arnold Carlisle Professorship Lecture Series Monday, February 27 – HHP 347 – 2:00 pm.

Vikki Krane, Bowling Green State University: “The Heteronormative Landscape of Women’s Sport” Friday, March 23 – Claxton Room, EUC – 2:00 pm

Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University: “Girls’ and Women’s Participation in Sport: Local and Global Perspectives” Monday, April 16 – Claxton Room, EUC – 2:00 pm

Mary Jo Kane, University of Minnesota: “Selling Sex in Media Coverage of Women’s Sports: The Good, the Bad & the Counterproductive”

New Internship Class to be Introduced Spring 2013

Beginning in Spring 2013, WGS will introduce a new three credit course to complement the graduate students’ WGS 601 practicum requirement, commonly known as the “Internship.” While the actual internship will be in a real world setting, the classroom course will provide instruction, readings, and discussion that will optimize the internship experience. Dr. Lisa Levenstein, Associate Professor of History, is developing the new course. Her goal is to ensure that WGS graduate students have a meaningful and professional internship experience which will ultimately help them determine their career paths as well as provide potential career opportunities. Please contact WGS if your organization would be willing to offer an internship position.

American Association of University Women News

The AAUW is a nationwide network consisting of 1,000 branches throughout the country partnered with over 500 colleges, universities, and institutions. They are committed to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW screened Miss Representation at the EUC Auditorium, on Wednesday March 14, at 7pm, with over 90 people attending. Discussion following the film touched on the underrepresentation of women in positions of power as well as the media driven message that a woman’s value and power reside in her beauty, youth, and sexuality and not in her intelligence or capacity as a leader. Iron Jawed Angels will be screened at the EUC Auditorium, on Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm. Discussion will center around the first wave of feminism and the suffrage movement.

AAUW offers several fellowships and grants for women. Opportunities include American Fellowships, Career Development Grants, Community Action Grants, International Fellowships, and Selected Professions Fellowships. The Greensboro branch is excited to share information and opportunities with college women. More information is available at (


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