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Present:  Misty Smith, Merrall Price, Jen Macken, Mary Larson, Nicole Sump-Crethar, Kristen Burkholder, Hui-fen Chang, Helen Clements
Merrall Price (Chair) called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m.

Approval of October Minutes:

  • Kristen made a move to approve, Nicole seconded, all in favor; minutes of October Meeting approved


Announcements – Upcoming Campus Events:

  • Winona LaDuke – 11/04/09 at 6:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom
  • Vagina Monologues – 11/05/09 at 6:30 pm in JB 208
  • Pro Choice Meeting – 11/06/09
  • OU NOW – 11/11/09
  • Gender & Women’s Studies Film Series – 11/18/09


Webpage Update and Ideas:

  • Fixed events page to make it more clear
  • Ideas for links welcomed by membership
    • Add link to the Women’s Archives at the OSU Library
    • Scholarships available to women


Research Awards:

  • Five departments have given us money; still waiting on some of the departments to respond
  • Online application is working great; already receiving applications
  • Discussed location for the Research Awards Reception
  • Carol Adams will present at 3:00 pm on Friday of Research Week


Other Business:

  • Female Faculty Study
    • Jen Macken discussed
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
    • Question asked – What proof is needed to prove domestic partnership?
    • Merrall asked for feedback and whether we would like to support/recommend
      • Kristen moved to support, Mary seconded, all approved
  • Abortion Exhibit
    • Abortion exhibit was discussed



  • Next meeting will be December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. in room 250 Student Union
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:05 pm