Monday, March 3, 2014

Science Girl Saturday becomes Destination: Discovery in 2014!

Inside the ExploraDome.
This year, the Fergus Falls AAUW is teaming up with the Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts, M-State AND the Bell Museum of Natural History to put on our biggest STEM Saturday event ever for 5th and 6th grade girls in Fergus Falls!

Destination: Discovery is Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Minnesota State Community & Technical College--Fergus Falls.

Girls will visit several stations to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by trying out cool experiments.

The stations will include the Bell Museum of Natural History's ExploraDome--a portable planetarium that will transport girls to the realms of farthest space!

The event also include lunch.

Check out the flyer, and register at

AAUW now accepting 2014 Scholarship applications

Each year the Fergus Falls AAUW is pleased to award four scholarships to area women--three $1,500 scholarships and one $1,500 Georgia Dieseth scholarship for a woman who has demonstrated an interest in the arts (music, drama, writing, art).  The applications are due March 21, 2014. To learn more, download the scholarship application information.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

AAUW January Monthly Meeting

The January meeting will be held on Monday, January 20 at the Mill Street Residence.  Join us for Networking at 5:15 and dinner at 5:30.  The business meeting will start at 6:00 and our program will begin at 6:30.  The program is “A Toast to Your Health,” presented by Stacey Vaughn.  

From Donna Hendel, program chair:
I think we would all agree that major changes in the cost and insurance coverage for health care continue to be worrisome for us all. There are so many questions about how health care will be delivered in the near future and how we will pay for it.  The best thing we can do as individuals to contribute to controlling the cost of health care is to stay as healthy as possible.  I think we all know how important diet and exercise are in maintaining or improving our health and how difficult it is to fit these components into our busy lives.  Stacey Vaughn, the Heath and Wellness Coordinator at the Fergus Falls YMCA will be our guest speaker January 20 and will discuss some options for building exercise into our daily routines.  She will discuss options for all levels of fitness...from those of us currently doing no exercise to those with ongoing programs.  She will also discuss how diet and exercise work together to promote optimal health.  Let's do our part to beat the high cost of health care by staying healthy.  This would be our toast for 2014.  "Happy New Year!" Here is to good health and all the joy that will bring.

Stacey Vaughn is a NETA Certified Personal Trainer, a I.S.S.A. Certified in Fitness Nutrition, I.S.S.A.Certified Personal Trainer, Silver Sneakers Classic and Yoga Certified Instructor, ICG Indoor Cycling Certified Instructor, TRX Suspension Certified Group Trainer, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Insanity Certified Instructor, Kettle Concepts Certified Instructor and KettleWorkX Certified Instructor

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

AAUW November Monthly Meeting


  Event Announcement


AAUW monthly gathering, Monday, Nov. 18

Fergus Falls, Minnesota, November 8, 2013:   The Fergus Falls Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its monthly gathering Monday, Nov. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Mill Street Residence, 802 S Mill St, Fergus Falls.  
The evening includes time to socialize, a meal, program and business meeting. This month’s presenter is Otter Tail County Probation Director Chuck Kitzman. He will share how the county is trying to change the behaviors of DWI repeat offenders through a process called  Accountability Court. 
If you are interested in the program, or in joining the AAUW, we invite you to attend. The cost is $10 for the meal, but first-time guests attend free. RSVP to Pat Anderson at by Nov. 15.
AAUW membership is open to anyone holding an associate’s (or equivalent, e.g. RN), bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
The AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation's leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls.
The Fergus Falls branch meets monthly September through May for learning and camaraderie. The branch sponsors annual STEM events for 5th- and 6th-grade girls, and provides scholarships for area women funded by a biannual tour of homes. For more information about the Fergus Falls AAUW, email inquiries to