Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity Breast Cancer Scholarship

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, starting next week, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity has developed a fund for anyone who has been affected by this awful disease. Take a look below and apply by September 30th.

Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity

Denim and Pink Fund, sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
Dear Student,
We are pleased and excited this year to present an award given to a deserving student in the KU community who has been affected by breast cancer. Each year, we sponsor an event entitled Denim and Pink day where faculty, staff, and students can pay a contribution to wear jeans to work on Thursday of Breast Cancer Awareness Week to promote the events, and also collect money for a great cause. This year that cause could be you! We are seeking applicants who have come into financial difficulty because of breast cancer. You may personally be a survivor, or a fighter, or have someone in your family that is, and need help. We are excited to offer this contribution in the form of a gift card to our bookstore to help with the cost of textbooks or other school items. Attached you will find the application where we ask for some basic information about you, and then a short essay that allows you to describe your personal situation and why you believe you’re deserving of the scholarship.

Please remember this is a need-based award that will be given to a student based on the form of four criteria. Those are as follows:
·          Ability to show significant financial need
·         Exhausted other avenues for financial help
·         Demonstrates academic and career goals
·         Overall story relating to Breast Cancer

Students will be narrowed down to top two candidates that must be able to interview for the award on either Thursday, October 5th, or Friday October 6th. After the student has been selected, they will receive the gift card to the bookstore. (Amount of scholarship is based on success of this year’s Denim and Pink Day.) In addition, students will also be given a gift certificate to Salon Hawk in the Kansas Union for shampoos to help regrow hair, a wig, and a makeover to either the recipient or a loved one of the recipient who’s been affected by breast cancer.

Applications MUST be submitted no later than September 30, 2012

To Jennifer Streeter, via email at

We are excited to read your applications and to potentially meet you in person.

Stay Strong,
Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

KU’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week will be held September 10th – 14th

Sexual Assault Awareness Week exists to engage both men and women in a conversation about challenging norms, values, and behaviors that contribute to the problem and  to encourage everyone to commit to being a part of the solution.
Ending sexual assault is everyone’s  responsibility - - please join in the week to make a difference in your community!
Trivia Night 
Monday, September 10th, Crimson and Brews (925 Iowa Street) 
7:00 p.m. 
$5.00 Tickets to benefit GaDuGi SafeCenter

The Most Interesting Man in the World
Is chivalry dead? Find out what it means to be a man on campus. 
Join us for an interactive discussion about modern masculinity.
Tuesday, September 11th, Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center classroom
7:30 p.m.
What Would You Do? 
Watch clips from ABC's hidden camera, ethical dilemma series What Would You Do? and then tell us what you would do.
Wednesday, September 12th, Naismith Hall 
7:00 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil 
Thursday, September 13th, Campanile 
7:00 p.m.
Please visit our Facebook page or contact for more information.
If you have a disability and you wish to request accommodations for these programs, please contact KU office of Disability Resources as soon as possible. Accommodations and services are provided to all eligible students. For more information contact Disability Resources at 785-864-2620 (V/TTY),, or visit 22 Strong Hall.

We look forward to seeing everyone participate with us this week!