Monday, December 11, 2017

FF Daily Journal: A broad spectrum of Understanding: AAUW hosts presentation on Autism by local mother, son


"Bill Gates, Hans Christian Andersen, Thomas Edison, Charles Schulz and Jane Austen. Most people would know who these people are and what they are famous for. On the flip side, many probably don’t know all of these people and many more were/are on the autism spectrum.
“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” Steven Vergiels said. “It’s really emphasizing the individuality part.”
Steven Vergiels is also on the autism spectrum and he and his mother, Carrie Beithon have done several presentations to educate communities about autism, including for American Association of University Women."
According to Jane McLandress, president of AAUW, the presentation was well done and well received. She and AAUW asked Beithon and her son to do a presentation for them, because she knew they had educated many people throughout the state several times. According to Beithon, who is also a member of AAUW, she and Vergiels have presented maybe 50 times, mostly in schools for teachers and teaching staff."

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2017 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2017 Edition: Can’t figure out what to get your favorite girls this holiday season? AAUW’s Holiday Gift Guide for Girls has you covered. We’ve created a list of gifts that empower girls to believe in themselves, defy stereotypes, be creative, and dream big! Read on to find gifts for activists, scientists, and change makers at every age and at every stage of their trailblazing careers. Read more »

Monday, December 4, 2017

FF Daily Journal: AAUW Designates Scholarship winners

"The Fergus Falls branch of the American Association of University women is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2017 scholarships. Women in the area are asked to submit a scholarship application that asks about not only academic record, but employment history, community involvement, volunteer and extracurricular activities. Each award winner received a $1,500 scholarship to attend an accredited college.
This year’s awardees include; Kara Anderson, Fergus Falls; LeAnne Jaenisch, Fergus Falls and Lydia Hanson, Henning. The Georgia Dieseth Scholarship was awarded to Danelle Hubert, Fergus Falls."

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

FF Daily Journal: Fergus Falls AAUW kicks of 57th year



"The Fergus Falls American Association of University Women is celebrating their 57th year!
Membership is strong for the Fergus Falls AAUW and growing steadily, and the branch continues to expand its efforts to carryout the AAUW’s mission of “Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.”
One of the most prominent fundraising events will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 this year – the bi-annual Tour of Homes. All proceeds from the tour go directly to fund college scholarships for young women."

To read the rest of the article at the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, please click this link.