Saturday, February 20, 2010

AAUW Celebrates Title IX at Otters Girls' Basketball Game

The Otters girls' basketball team won in a 60-57 squeaker against St. Cloud Tech Friday night. AAUW members were on hand to cheer on the Otters and share cake and information about Title IX.
Beth Monke created a great display that showed girls' sports in Fergus Falls from 1960 to present.

It was really gratifying to have both young women and young men ask what Title IX was all about.
We hope to make this an annual event, incorporating different girls' sports.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 Fergus Falls AAUW Scholarship Announced

The Fergus Falls branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to announce that it is once again offering scholarships. There is no age limit for applicants. Women who are graduating from high school, attending or returning to college, in transition or making career changes are all encouraged to apply. Women of all race, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds are urged to submit an application.
 The following scholarships will be awarded in 2010:
  • Three $1,000 scholarships
  • One $1,000 Georgia Dieseth Scholarship for a woman who has demonstrated an interest in the Arts (music, drama, writing, art).
It is important for applicants to realize that the scholarships will be granted on the basis of the “whole person," not simply performance on standardized tests or grade point averages. General factors that will be taken into consideration are the following: leadership, dedication to lifelong learning, completion of the essay, life experiences, extracurricular activities and the applicant appraisal forms.

Only one application packet needs to be submitted, even if you are applying under different scholarship categories. If there is not enough space for your responses on the scholarship application form, please attach additional pages. Please be sure to ask two people to complete the applicant appraisal form. These forms should be completed by a high school or college counselor, advisor or mentor, an instructor, or a work supervisor. Please remember that you must have TWO appraisal forms in order for your scholarship application packet to be considered complete.

Completed application packets must be returned to the address at the bottom of the application and be postmarked no later than March 15, 2010. Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the April 19, 2010 branch meeting

Please contact Peg Werner at 218-739-6004 if you have any questions.

Download scholarship forms on our Web site.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Meng Andrews shares Chinese culture with AAUW members

New AAUW Meng Andrews was the presenter at the February meeting. President Kristi Hastings recorded it to share with all who could not be there. Thanks, Kristi! And thanks, Meng, for your interesting presentation!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New exhibits at Hjemkomst offer a woman's perspective

Three exhibits: "A Woman's Perspective on Work and Play," "Art Aprons" and "Aprons Galore!" (vintage aprons) are on display now through March 30 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

Learn more at

Meet our newest member, Meng Andrews

Meng Andrews was born in Shandong province, China.
She attended universities in Shandong; Jinan and Qufu [choo-foo] for degrees in English education. She then taught high school English and returned to university to receive a master's degree in English linguistics and was a university lecturer.

In 1995 she began working for Shandong Publishing group. In 1999-2000 she attended Oxford Brookes University in England for an MA in publishing. She was a senior editor and deputy director for International for Shandong Publishing.

Currently she is instructing Mandarin in the Fergus Falls school district.

Her daughter Chen Chen, Alice, is a student at Hofstra pursuing an MBA.
Meng is married to Steve Andrews.