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Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture - Wednesday April 23, 2014

The Feminist Studies Program presents

The 2014 Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture:


“Transforming Feminist Scholarship and Pedagogy Through Digital Media:
The Chicana por mi Raza Digital Archive Project"


Wednesday April 23, 2014

4:00 pm, Olin 105


Maria Cotera, CPMR National Director, Advisor, CPMR Michigan

Linda Garcia Merchant, CPMR technical Director, Advisor, Chicago/Wisconsin

Maria Cotera and Linda Garcia Merchant will co-present on the national digital archive project, "Chicana por mi Raza: Uncovering the Hidden History of Chicana Feminism" (CPMR) and its implementation. Speakers will also address the project's educational network, which includes undergraduate classes and graduate student mentoring. Maria Seiferle Valencia and Martha Cotera will join the speakers for the Q & A. CPMR digital archivist Seiferle Valencia will answer questions regarding the technical and archival aspects of the CPMR project. Cotera, feminist scholar and long time political and community activist, will address the ways in which the project is connecting older generation Chicana feminists to a new generation of scholars and activists. Reception to follow.


JDA Workshop: "Feminist Community History from the Ground Up:

a workshop on oral history and digital archiving"

Thursday April 24, 2014

11:30 am to 1:30 pm, SLC 202/204

RSVP Required

Chicana por mi Raza Project members (Linda Garcia Merchant, Maria Cotera, and Maria Seiferle-Valencia) will share their experiences with community oral history/archive projects. The workshop will include guidelines for managing community-based oral history and archive projects, archival best practices, scanning and organizing digital material, and working with data management systems.

Presenters and participants will explore how the Chicana por mi Raza model can be applied to SU's new Latina History Project (LHP). All students are eligible to attend the workshop, particularly students interested in participating in the LHP. Space is limited.


Please contact Dr. Brenda Sendejo at by Friday, April 4 to apply for the workshop or for more information on the LHP.


A short video on the CPMR project can be viewed at:


2014 JDA Library Information Guide:

Additional support provided by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Religion Department.

delivered by:Viola Hunt


Are you on campus today?

Are you on campus today?

Student Activities is offering a FREE meal and shuttle for you!

Friday, April 18th:

  • 12:00 pm: Shuttle to H-E-B

  • 6:00 pm: Dinner from Domino's Pizza

Dinner will be served on a first-come, first-served basis in the Brown-Cody Lounge.

The shuttle will depart from the McCombs Campus Center parking lot in front of the Cove.

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


Call 4 Art (All entries accepted from Students, Faculty and Staff!!)

Many Artful Greetings!!








Art and the Environement begins April 22nd so please submit any artwork that you would like to display to me before then!! All art forms accepted including but not limited to paintings, drawings, collages, fiber arts, crafts, ceramics, sculptures, paper mache. You name it!! If you are interested please email me!








Thank you!!








Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman





A Commencement ticket is yours for simply passing out programs and ushering guests from 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. A 20-minute mandatory usher meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Robertson Center foyer and is required for all student volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Kara Lawson at

delivered by:kara lawson


The DEWC is closed for Easter Sunday

As the title suggests, the Debby Ellis Writing Center will not be open for Easter Sunday.  We will resume normal hours on Monday the 21st.  Enjoy your holiday!

Questions? Email the DEWC at

delivered by:James Frierson


Expressive Arts Evening Workshop: 4/23/14

"Writing Dragons: Enjoyable Participation in Chinese Calligraphy" 

Chinese Calligraphy, the writing of Chinese characters, is an art which has developed over many centuries in China. Usually the very first attempt produces something aesthetically pleasing. Join us for an evening of spontaneous expression, Tai Chi, and relieve school pressures through the supple art of Chinese writing! Drop by to gain a tiny dose of another culture and develop a shade more skill in the art of living. 

Lynda McCombs Ballroom, Wednesday, 4/23, 8pm 

Registration is required. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, 4/22 

Sponsored by: The Counseling and Health Center and the The Chinese Department 

delivered by:Betsy Naylor


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

SIRA Award Voting!

VOTE for your fellow students for the three Intramural Sports awards given by the SIRA program!

Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year and Official of the Year!

Individuals may be voted for in more than one category. Please click on the name and include all required information to cast your vote.

The deadline for voting is Monday, April 21st.

Use the link below to vote!

delivered by:Linsay Biggers


Lavender Graduation

Hello all!

This might be a little late in the game, but Allies is holding Lavender Graduation on May 9 at 5 PM in the Protho Lobby & Atrium. If you are a person who identifies with the LGBT community or an ally, graduating at the end of the semester, and would like to be recognized at this event, you NEED to email Jordan Curtis ( with your name and major. Furthermore, if you have any family or friends who will be attending the event you need to include the number of people you are expecting to attend. If you are wanting to attend the event in support of those graduation, you should email Jordan as well.

This year the will only be a reception for the event, not a dinner. However, there will be refreshments provided during the event. Thus, we need a head count for all those who might be attending the event so we can have plenty of food for everyone.

If you are attending, please email Jordan Curtis no later than next Monday, April 21, 2014. If you are graduating and want to be recognized, be sure that you include your name and major. Please include how many people you expect to attend as well. If you want to attend the event in support, please send an email as well.


Jordan Richardson

SU Allies Events Chair

delivered by:Jordan Richardson


Calling all Students. Do you want to ride a pirate bike in the Red Poppy Festival??

For the past few years, Student Foundation has been asked to ride Pirate Bikes in the Red Poppy Festival. This year, we would like all SU students to be a part of this wonderful Georgetown event. The event is Saturday April 26th in the morning. If you are even slightly interested in participating in this event, please contact Lucero Pina at and she will set you up with all the information you need!

delivered by:Jeanne Wehde


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Gardening at The Monument on April 26 & 27- Free Lunch Provided

The Monument Market needs lots of volunteers on Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27, 9am-5pm, to help create rain gardens.  Rain gardens are designed to conserve water and improve water quality. Volunteers will learn about low-water gardening techniques, such as swales and berms, hugelkultur and wicking beds. Lunch is provided.  Come join us in this educational and inspiring effort.  To register, contact Molly Jensen at 

delivered by:Molly Jensen