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September 2023

Virtual Road Scholars

September 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Anytime from Monday, September 25 - Friday, September 29 Located wherever you are! You are invited to the AFW Road Scholars walk, talk, and connect. Everyone is invited to attend this Road Scholars walk-and-talk event during the last week of September, regardless of AFW membership status. This includes friends, partners, children, and other family members. Please send your questions to Katie Forsythe (AFW Treasurer; katie.forsythe@wsu.edu). Show us where you walked! Send photos to Cara Hawkins-Jedlicka (AFW Webmaster; c.hawkins-jedlicka@wsu.edu) and if you feel…

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Vancouver Road Scholars

September 28, 2023 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, September 28, from 12:10 – 1:00 p.m.  Firstenburg South Commons (FSC) South Patio You are invited to the AFW Road Scholars walk, talk, and connect. Everyone is invited to attend this Road Scholars walk-and-talk event during the last week of September, regardless of AFW membership status. This includes friends, partners, children, and other family members. Please send your questions to Gunjan Gakhar (AFW Vancouver Representative; gunjan.gakhar@wsu.edu) or Caitlin Bletscher (AFW Program Committee: caitlin.bletscher@wsu.edu) Light refreshments will be served before…

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Pullman Road Scholars

September 29, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday, September 29, anytime between 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Paradise Creek Trailside Taproom (505 SE Riverview St., Suite C, Pullman, WA 99163) You are invited to the AFW Road Scholars walk, talk, and connect. Everyone is invited to attend this Road Scholars walk-and-talk event during the last week of September, regardless of AFW membership status. This includes friends, partners, children, and other family members. Please send your questions to Katie Forsythe (AFW Treasurer; katie.forsythe@wsu.edu). Light refreshments will be served. You…

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October 2023

Gender Gaps in Research, Research Funding, and the Workforce

October 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom)

As part of Research Week, join this panel discussion hosted by the Association for Faculty Women on gender gaps in the research enterprise at WSU and beyond. These gaps exist at many stages and according to a variety of metrics throughout the research enterprise. Panelists will discuss the origins of these gender gaps, their current status, and how they can be shifted moving forward. RSVP here: https://researchweek.wsu.edu/rw-2023/assn-of-fac-women/ 

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An AFW Discussion with Deans and Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs

October 30, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday, October 30th 3:30-5:00 PM via zoom Zoom Meeting ID: 938 6153 7852; Passcode: 352950 Join AFW for a panel discussion with Deans and Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs from across campuses and colleges. Moderated by AFW President Blythe Duell (Psychology), the panel includes (in alphabetical order): Beth Blakesley (Libraries), Todd Butler (CAS), Renny Christopher (Vancouver), Deborah Compeau (Carson College), Kate McAteer (Tri-Cities), Jacob Murray (Everett), Grant Norton (Honors), Bruce Pinkleton (Murrow), Michael Sugarman (Global), Clif Stratton (Pullman), Mike Trevisan (Education), Megan…

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December 2023

An AFW Discussion with Senior Vice Provost Laura Hill

December 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An AFW Discussion with Senior Vice Provost Laura Hill  Monday, December 4 3:00 - 4:00 pm via zoom Zoom Meeting ID: 979 0446 9784 Passcode: 582497 https://wsu.zoom.us/j/97904469784?pwd=eW5HSXdEQjhVekRWK0tWTldlNkZXZz09 

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AFW Winter Social (Pullman)

December 12, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

AFW Winter Social (Pullman)  Tuesday, December 12 5:30 - 7:00 PM In person, Pullman More information on RSVP details, location, etc. coming soon!

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March 2024

Heritage of Words: A Half-Century Celebration presented by the Women*s Center and AFW

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elson F. Floyd Cultural Center, 405 SE Spokane Street
Pullman, WA 99164 United States

Start the celebration of 50 years of the Women*s Center and AFW. Bring a book and carve out a community with us where you can enjoy personal reading time in a communal setting. This is a reading party, not a book club. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and a take-home goodie bag. Proceeds will benefit the WSU Women*s Center. We look forward to seeing you there! Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, Pullman Campus Cost: $15 students, $30 faculty,…

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Career Success for Women: Setting Goals and Achieving Them, i.e. ‘Why am I Working So Hard but Not Succeeding?’

March 4 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Rebecca Craft, faculty emerita in Psychology, will share practical strategies for reflecting on your own definition of career success, and then prioritizing your actions and goals to achieve that success. In addition to sharing her own goal setting experience as a member of the WSU faculty, Rebecca will also provide tools for attendees to think through their own goals and priorities. Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/96596300276?pwd=enZpeWJpclUrdFk5VDRTbm5LeWVKZz09 Meeting ID: 965 9630 0276 Passcode: 795732

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April 2024

AFW Officer Interest Session

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92924718443?pwd=eXJCVGI3OFhoVzdnQS95WVlPMTlOdz09&from=addon (Meeting ID: 929 2471 8443 | Passcode: 776528) AFW President-Elect Katie Forsythe will host a zoom session for anyone interested in becoming an AFW officer for the 2024-25 Academic Year.  The session is not a requirement for potential officers, but a great chance to learn more about getting involved in AFW!

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Making Strategic Decisions for Your Academic Career

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Co-sponsored with PDI via zoom Register to obtain the zoom link In this collaborative event between the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) and the Association for Faculty Women (AFW), you’ll learn how to advocate for yourself in academics, set healthy boundaries, and make strategic decisions to help you reach your goals and succeed in your academic career. This panel event will include members of AFW and other faculty, staff, and students across WSU. Hear stories about personal growth and learn from others about…

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AFW Graduate Student Award Ceremony

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Honors College Lounge, 600 NE Spokane St
Pullman, WA 99164 United States

Join us to celebrate and honor the 2024 winners of AFW’s Outstanding Students in Graduate Studies Awards. Light refreshments and beverages will be available. All members of the WSU community and awardees’ families and friends are welcome to attend. Parking on the Pullman Campus is free after 5:00 pm, and the awards presentation will begin at 5:30. If you need parking information, visit the WSU Parking Website. The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate $5-10 to cover…

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Strategies to Mitigate Tokenism in DEI practices

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zoom: Meeting ID: 958 4324 8880; Passcode: 178559 Please join us for a panel discussion on how tokenism may transpire in the context of hiring committees, inequities in allocation of committee work and promotions in academia, and how to implement diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices that would mitigate tokenism. Panelists: Maurice Cottman – Director of DEI at the College of Veterinary Medicine Trymaine Gaither – Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence Lisa Guerrero – Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusive Excellence…

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May 2024

AFW End of Year Business Meeting

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/99202646769?pwd=N0FTVlc5UElwdVRKRmVsRHJzdElVUT09&from=addon; ID: 992 0264 6769; Passcode: 292490 To facilitate the ease of communication across campuses, we are separating out the end of year business meeting and the end of year social (held in Pullman). At the business meeting we will hear an update on AFW events as well as learn about officer elections for next year and upcoming events for next academic year!

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AFW End of Year Social

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Paradise Creek Brewery (245 SE Paradise Street, Pullman) RSVP  Cost: $20 for dues paying faculty/staff AFW members; $25 for faculty/staff non-members; $5 for dues paying graduate student members; $10 for graduate students non-members Join us in a casual social event to celebrate the end of the semester and the academic year! Please RSVP so we can have an accurate account of how many attendees there will be

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