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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Women's Studies Council honors faculty, students

The Pittsburg State University Women’s Studies Council recently honored three faculty members and three students for their contributions to the lives of women.

Dr. Kathleen Nichols, a member of the faculty in the English Department and Women’s Studies coordinator for 20 years, was a recipient of the Lifetime Feminist Achievement Award. Dr. Nancy Brooker, a member of the Biology Department faculty, and Dr. Richard Lipka, a member of the Department of Special Services & Leadership Studies faculty, were both honored for their service to the Women’s Studies Council and Program. Brooker and Lipka served as co-chairpersons of the Women’s Studies Council and Program from 2003 until 2006.

Students honored were Rithu Chillal, Goldie Prelogar and Kylie Quick. Chillal, a political science major, won the Excellence in Social Justice Award for her work as organizer, director and cast member of the 2007 PSU V-Day. The event included a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” which helped raise $2,000 for The Crisis Resource Center of Southeast Kansas and for the International V-Day Spotlight campaign.

Prelogar, a Family & Consumer Science major and president of the Women’s Studies Club, was the recipient of the Women’s Studies Student Activist Award. This award honors students who have contributed significantly to the feminist activism on campus and/or in the community.

Kylie Quick, a pre-med major, received the award Excellence in Community Service. Quick was the 2007 organizer of Take Back the Night March & Rally Against Gender Violence, held at Timmons Chapel in April.

For more information, contact Browyn Conrad, director of Women’s Studies, psuwomenstudies@pittstate.edu

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