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 Present:  Misty Smith, Merrall Price, Michele Seikel, Mary Larson, Helen Clements, Patricia Rayas-Duarte

Merrall Price (Chair) called the meeting to order at 12:35 pm

Approval of February Minutes:  

Helen made a move to approve, Michele seconded, all in favor; minutes of February meeting approved

Announcements – Upcoming Campus Events:

  • March is Women’s History Month
  • Women of the Oklahoma Legislature Oral History Project Website
  • Peace by Peace: Women on the Frontlines – March 31st at 7:00 pm
  • Queer and Women’s Arts Festival – March 25th at 7:00 pm
  • Beyond Choice: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice – March 30th at 7:00 pm

Research Week Feedback:

  • Research Awards reception went well and was well attended
  • Merrall will send thank you letters to all of the sponsors
  • Carol Adams program was a success with record attendance

V Monologues:

  • Have been unsuccessful at trying to get the money we had discussed donating to help sponsor the Vagina Monologues

Childcare Update:

  • There was an article in the Daily O’Collegian
  • Staff Advisory Council has made a recommendation to President Hargis about child care
  • We will not be doing a survey
  • Discussed the possibility of talking with the OSU Foundation about putting child care on a wish list so that if a donor sees it and is interested they might donate money for child care specifically

Other Business:

  • Discussed the article in the Daily O’Collegian, The Feminist Mystake, and discussed writing a letter in response to the article to be published in the paper
  • OSU NOW is holding a discussion about the article on March 11th from 7-9 pm
  • Discussed our bylaws and the possibility of changing them to include women with visiting appointments as regular members

Next meeting will be April 7th at 12:30 p.m. in Room 250 Student Union
Meeting adjourned at 1:30 pm