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Hard Won, Not Done closing event to feature keynote by historian and author Marjorie Spruill

Update: Livestream link for the event – https://youtu.be/eadMLFEA8Ss. On Oct. 4, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics will host the closing event of the Hard Won, Not Done 19th Amendment statewide centennial commemoration at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center in Ames. Dr. Marjorie Spruill, author and distinguished professor emerita … Continue reading Hard Won, Not Done closing event to feature keynote by historian and author Marjorie Spruill

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Catt Center hosting conference on deliberative democracy on Oct. 12-13

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics will host the Iowa State Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy at the Memorial Union on Oct. 12-13. The purpose of the conference is to develop civic skills in deliberation – respectful discussion and careful exploration of nuances and tradeoffs among participants – and to educate … Continue reading Catt Center hosting conference on deliberative democracy on Oct. 12-13

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Behind the creation of “Toward a Universal Suffrage: African American Women in Iowa and the Vote for All”

Gertrude Rush, the first African American female attorney in Iowa. Helen Downey, co-founder and first president of the Iowa Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs. Vivian Smith, teacher and suffragist with musical talent. Mattie Woods, musician and parliamentarian. Sue M. Wilson Brown, founder of multiple civic organizations and first female president of the Des Moines chapter … Continue reading Behind the creation of “Toward a Universal Suffrage: African American Women in Iowa and the Vote for All”

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Women lead ISU Student Government

Iowa State University Student Government’s president and vice president are only the second all-female executive pair since 1958, when student government adopted a three branch structure. Julia Campbell, a senior majoring in agricultural business and economics from DeWitt, Iowa, and Megan Decker, a junior majoring in agriculture and society from Rockwell City, Iowa, were elected … Continue reading Women lead ISU Student Government

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Michael Steele to present Manatt-Phelps Lecture on Oct. 28

Former Republican National Committee chair and popular podcast host Michael Steele will visit Iowa State to present the 2021 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science on Oct. 28. Steele – an attorney, political commentator and former lieutenant governor of Maryland – will present “Trumpism and the Republican Party: What’s Next?” at 8 p.m. in the Memorial … Continue reading Michael Steele to present Manatt-Phelps Lecture on Oct. 28

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Nominations for 2022 Women Impacting ISU calendar due Sept. 24

Nominations for the 2022 Women Impacting ISU calendar are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 24, until 11:59 p.m. The annual calendar, which was first published in 2007, highlights the accomplishments and achievements of 12 women currently on the Iowa State campus as students, faculty, professional and scientific staff, or merit staff. The calendar is open … Continue reading Nominations for 2022 Women Impacting ISU calendar due Sept. 24

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Of note: News about center faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters

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: Laura Brown, assistant professor of English and a member of the Archives of Women’s Political Communication advisory board, received the LAS Award for Early Achievement in Teaching at the LAS … Continue reading Of note: News about center faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters