The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters:
Jaden Ahlrichs, the Meylor Family Legacy of Heroines scholar, was elected Iowa State University Student Government vice president on March 7. The inauguration for the new Senate and executive cabinet is scheduled for April 12.
Dianne Bystrom, director emerita, was asked to write an article on “Carrie Chapman’s Life and Legacy” for the March 2022 Women’s History magazine, published by the National Women’s History Alliance as part of a section titled “Women’s History Forum/Challenging Misinformation.” She is also the co-author of an article, “Gender and Candidate Communication: An Analysis of Televised Ads in the 2020 US Senate Races,” published online in January by American Behavioral Scientist. The study with co-author Mary C. Banwart of the University of Kansas examines 236 political from U.S. Senate races in 2020 for their verbal and visual content. Banwart is a 2000 recipient of the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics.
Arwa Hassan, junior in public relations and the center’s public relations/events planning intern, was a co-presenter for “Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Towards Women: ‘The Kafala System’ in Middle Eastern Countries” at the Iowa State Thomas L. Hill Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) on March 4.
Dwight Ink, a 1947 graduate of Iowa State, retired federal administrator, Iowa State University alumnus and longtime supporter of the Catt Center, passed away on Oct. 17, 2021. Ink and his wife, Dona Wolf, donated to the Political Science Alumni Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for many years.
Karen Kedrowski, center director, presented on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Story County Democrats at their Drinking Liberally event on Jan. 21 in Ames. On Jan. 27, she gave a presentation on the “Toward a Universal Suffrage” exhibit at the Urbandale Public Library, which was hosting the exhibit. On Feb. 25-26, Kedrowski presented “The Symbolic Politics of Fashion: Edelman Meets Pussy Hats (and More)” at the joint meeting of the North Carolina Political Science Association and South Carolina Political Science Association in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On March 4, she shared information on Iowa State student voter turnout at the Iowa State Thomas L. Hill Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE). On March 8, she presented “Title IX: Intentions, Impact and What’s Undone” at meeting of the Ames chapter of the AAUW at the Ames Public Library.
Amber Manning-Ouellette, a lecturer for the Leadership Studies Program from 2015-2018, co-edited the book “Emerging International Issues in Student Affairs Research and Practice,” which aims to encourage intercultural perspectives and opportunities across student affairs research and practice. She also co-authored “College-Level Sex Education Courses: A Systematic Literature Review” in the American Journal of Sexuality Education. Manning-Ouellette is currently an assistant professor in higher education and student affairs and holds the Anderson, Farris, and Halligan Professorship for College Student Development at Oklahoma State University.
Faith Toweh, a graduate student in political science, is among the participants in this year’s Changemaker Sprint at the Student Innovation Center who were featured in the winter 2021 issue of WayMaker Journal. Toweh is working with other students on the innovation sprint Go Vote 2.0: We are the (Voting) Champions.
Kelly Winfrey, coordinator of research and outreach for the Catt Center, presented on effective campaign messaging at the League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s virtual campaign training program on Feb. 5. Winfrey is an assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and faculty member in the Leadership Studies Program.