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Eat, Stay, Learn: A Series of Informative Talks by Women for Women with Women

The WSC sponsored five “Eat, Stay, Learn” lunches throughout the year, partnering with USF student groups to host the talks in the Marshall Center. USF Feminist Student Alliance, NITE (Necessary Improvements to Transform the Environment), and MINTS (Mature Independent Non-Traditional Students) were instrumental in the success of our series. More than 50 USF staff, students, and faculty attended the talks.

"Personal Safety: Reducing Your Risks," November 4,2010, by Sgt. Charlotte Domingo, USF Police Officer and WSC Chair. The session provided attendees with information and recommendations for personal safety both on campus and at home.

“Do’s and Don’ts of Public Speaking: What Every Woman Needs to Know in Front of an Audience,” January 13, 2011, by Dr. Elizabeth Bell, Professor in the USF Communication Department. Elizabeth provided easy, works-every-time tips for effective oral presentations.

“Navigating Health (Care): What Every Woman Should Know,” February 3, 2011, by Meagan Araujo, a doctoral candidate in Communication studying healthcare settings. Meagan volunteers as a medical interpreter at not-for-profit clinics and works with first- year USF medical students to develop patient-centered communication skills. Meagan shared strategies for enhancing patient-provider communication.

“Book Club Day,” March 3, 2011, was arranged by WSC members Dr. Linda Alexander and Kierten Cox of the USF School of Information. “Book Club Day” spotlighted several books of particular interest to women and featured selections made and presented by: Dr Vicki Gregory, Professor in the School of Information; Nancy Cunningham,USF Campus Librarian; Alisa Carmichael, Librarian at Schiller International University; and Lagretta Lenker,USF Office of Metro Initiatives and Graduate Certificates.

"I Thought I Knew Him – Non-Stranger Rape," April 7, 2011, by WSC member Nanci Newton. Nanci Newton is Director of the USF Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention and has worked with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence since 1971. Nanci’s talk centered around the fact that the vast majority of rapes involve someone known to the victim, not a stranger.