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Ready to Run attendees read over materials during the Feb. 13 workshop. Students with Malcom Nance Students participating in Elect Her Faculty and students pose for a group photo after volunteering at Erikshjälpen Second Hand. Audience members at the Lynn Povich lecture Womens Equality Day Melissa Moy Students practice their elevator speeches. Catt Center staff and students with legislators. 2016-17 cohort members build on their teamwork skills while on the low ropes course at the fall leadership retreat. Michelle Bernard speaking with guests at the dinner in her honor for the Spring 2015 Mary Louise Smith Chair. Cy poses with 2016-17 cohort members Forrest Beeler (left) and David Schemm and VILP intern Emily Ramm at Vermeer Equipment Day.

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New director appointed for Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State
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The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics was founded in 1992 at Iowa State University to interest, educate and engage citizens in the political process.

Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt — an Iowa State University alumna who devoted most of her life to the expansion of women’s rights around the world as well as international peace—is recognized as one of the key leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement. Continued...