NWU student Kaitlin Beck and Dr. Spilker, Professor of Music and Gender

Music & Gender Studies prof witness to history-making Supreme Court announcement

You read it here first. Now the Lincoln Journal-Star picked up the story from Associated Press photo of Dr. Spilker outside the Supreme Court when the marriage equality decision was announced. The Gender Studies blog shared the news last week, and we’re glad it now has a wider audience.

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NWU student Kaitlin Beck and Dr. Spilker, Professor of Music and Gender

#LoveWins during Student-Faculty Collaborative Research in D.C.

Kaitlin Beck and Dr. John Spilker, Professor of Music and Gender Studies, received a Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant that took them to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. The Supreme Court is a 10-minute walk from their research site, so there they stood when the Supremes made history and announced marriage equality for all this morning. Spilker commented that “the energy was so beautiful: you could feel courage, compassion, and connection in the air.”

NWU student Kaitlin Beck and Dr. Spilker, Professor of Music and Gender

NWU student Kaitlin Beck and Dr. Spilker, Professor of Music and Gender

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Congratulations Sandra Mathews on the Faculty Scholar Award

Professor of History, instructor of Gender Studies class Women of the American West, Sandra Mathews was recently honored with the Faculty Scholar award. Prof. Mathews was recognized for her prolific and collaborative research with students and faculty, specifically her award-winning text Women on the North American Plains to which Sandra McBride also contributed.


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Filling the GAP: Consent and bystander training NWU 7 pm Callen

Thursday, April 30th at 7 pm in Callen the Gender Advocacy Place will be hosting speaker and educator Josh Jasper. The focus of this presentation will be two topics extremely important to people who live and work around college campuses: consent and bystander intervention training. This information and training is vital for creating a safer and more informed campus environment. Sexual assault is a devastating reality for many women and men on college campuses and this training hopes to give people the tools they need to begin to change this.


Jackson Katz, using bystander intervention to fight gender-based violence, speaks at NWU today, 2 pm, Emerson

Jackson Katz will address “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women.”

Katz, author of The Macho Paradox, is a key architect of the bystander approach for gender violence prevention and the founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP).