Welcome Back Students, Staff, and Faculty!

Today’s post starts with a note from Kaitlin: “I am excited to announce that I began working as the coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center at University of North Florida in mid-August—just in time for classes to start! If you want to keep track of what we are up to at the LGBT Center, please visit the Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/unflgbt ) and website (http://www.unf.edu/lgbtrc/)! My new job at the center will entail assisting with LGBT relating programming on campus, supporting LGBT and ally students, and helping with the day-to-day details of running a student affairs office. I miss all of my University of Rochester friends (staff, faculty, and students alike!) but know that you are all up to exciting, insightful, and transformative work. Please feel free to be in touch—you can reach me 24/7 at kaitlinlegg@gmail.com. As Susan B. Anthony says: ‘Failure is Impossible!’”

We miss you, Kaitlin!

We miss you, Kaitlin!

We are all very sad to say goodbye to our beloved Kaitlin, but are so happy to already see her thriving in her new position at UNF!

I am excited to introduce myself – Jane – as the new Program Assistant at SBAI! Before I arrived on the UR campus I received my undergraduate degree from Bennington College where I completed two concentrations in History and Visual Arts. My advanced work in History focused on women in medicine and my final printmaking exhibition explored representations of gender as well as the construction of gender in social groups. After receiving my degree I moved back to Rochester and started working at Java’s Café. I spent two lovely years at Java’s and after being offered this perfect-for-me opportunity I left my favorite coffee shop and started at SBAI just two weeks ago. Please do stop by (Lattimore 538) to introduce your self  as I have yet to explore the campus very thoroughly (there are so many buildings! And tunnels!). I am looking forward to getting to know and work with all of you!

This is me, Jane!

This is me, Jane!

We’re looking forward to spending our year with you and we’ve got a bunch of interesting events planned for the 2013-2014 academic year. The past two weeks have been full of anticipation for the fall semester and we can’t wait for you to enjoy our programming. Check out the SBAI site for an up-to-date list of this fall’s events!

We are very excited for our Meliora Weekend event. On Saturday morning, October 12, we are hosting a panel discussion on “LGBTQI Issues and Education at the University of Rochester: Student and Alumni/Alumnae Perspectives.” The panel features two University of Rochester alumni, both now working in higher education, and two current students, both affiliated with the Pride Network. Our goal is both to highlight our new course offerings in LGBTQI Studies and to solicit information on how we can improve and expand these offerings. The more people who attend, the more ideas we will gather, so we urge as many as possible to join us. The event is entirely free and we will be providing breakfast, so please come and talk with us about the ever-changing climate for LGBTQI students on campus. We will meet on October 12th in Salon D in the Meliora Restaurant at 9am.

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And, finally: what would a new school year be without delicious free food and good conversation? If you’re an undergraduate student interested or already involved in Gender and Women’s Studies, please come to our Welcome Back Dinner on Wednesday, September 11th at 5:00pm in Lattimore 540. If you’re a graduate student, we welcome you to our Graduate Lunch on Friday, September 16th at 12:00pm, also in Lattimore 540. Please RSVP by 9/7 for undergraduates and 9/11 for graduates by emailing us at sbai@rochester.edu or calling 275-8318.

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One Response to Welcome Back Students, Staff, and Faculty!

  1. Carlie Fishgold says:

    There is no one who deserves this position more (and there is no one who deserves Jane more)!

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