Women & Work: on committees, in workshops, in STEM fields, and more...
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Leveling the Playing Field for Women and Girls in Middle Tennessee Since 1913        November 2015
Branch members and guests had a good laugh during the AAUW-Murfreesboro history trivia quiz during the October branch meeting, "History in Action."
Don't forget to renew your membership—before it's too late!
AAUW National will purge the membership roster on November 30th. If you have not paid your dues for the 2015-2016 year, please contact Alicja Lanfear to do so as soon as possible. Alicja can be reached by email at or by phone at 615-556-5214.
Don't forget about our special programming at the
November Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 12
5:00-7:00 p.m.
MTSU Ingram Building Room 101
Dinner will be served for a $5 donation
Often office politics get in the way of getting things done. Join AAUW-Murfreesboro to hear Dr. Debra Fish, psychologist, discuss what some of those dynamics are and what are some tried and true strategies to getting results by working together.

Donations of laundry detergent for the Domestic Violence Shelter will be collected.
Dr. Fish has a deep interest in the factors that enable women to become strong leaders. Her significant psychological experience provides insights into sensitive defenses, unseen motivations and unexpected factors that drive people’s behavior. Dr. Fish honed her consulting approach during 17 years of working with individuals, teams and entire organizations to maximize performance. Dr. Fish founded the Fish Executive Leadership Group in 2011.
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A Role for Every Member

Join an AAUW-Murfreesboro Committee!

Last meeting, we launched our standing committees. Now it's time for you to sign up!

Tap into your unique strengths and interests. Which committee might you like to serve on? Here are just some of the projects our committees will undertake this year:
  • Outreach and Communications: Recruit new members and write for the newsletter
  • Public Policy: Talk with your elected officials about Equal Pay
  • GOTV: Help AAUW Get Out the Vote through voter registration drives
  • Development and Special Fundraising: Coordinate branch fundraisers, including next year's new Songs for Scholarships event
  • Finance: Create new reports on branch fundraising and income
How will you make the AAUW difference? You can sign up for your committee of choice at the November 12 branch meeting—or send an email to to sign up today.
Women in STEM
AAUW-Murfreesboro congratulates MTSU for the ADVANCE Project

The ADVANCE Project seeks to study the status of women faculty in STEM disciplines. The project leadership team includes:  Dr. Brad Bartel, University Provost, serving as PI; and, Co-PIs are Drs. Wandi Ding, Jackie Eller, Judith Iriarte-Gross, Karen Petersen and Gretchen Webber. Preliminary findings from the ADVANCE campus climate survey are being presented this week. The next presentation will be this Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tom Jackson Building at MTSU. 
The 2010 study conducted by AAUW, Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, provides a national overview to the issue. Other reports conducted by AAUW that examine the structural impediments to professional women in the workforce include The Simple Truth and Graduating to the Pay Gap. Both studies examine the pay gap, the first focuses on the pervasive nature of the gap and the second takes a look at the realities that recent women college graduates face in contrast to white male counterparts. 
Save the date now for our December meeting and holiday celebration! We will share a potluck dinner and have a buffalo raffle to benefit the AAUW Fund.

Thursday, December 10
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Forest Oaks I Clubhouse
1002 E Northfield Blvd

What to bring:
- A dish for the potluck
- A gift for the buffalo raffle
- A gift card for the women and children of the Domestic Violence Shelter
- A friend! New members may join at 1/2 price dues at this holiday meeting
Don't forget your bumper sticker!

AAUW-TN has issued these "I am WOMAN watch me VOTE" stickers to raise funds for statewide work. Each sticker costs $5. The branch will be selling bumper stickers at upcoming events, including our November 12 branch meeting.
AAUW Murfreesboro Branch
Fall Calendar

November 12BRANCH MEETING. 5:00-7:00 PM, Sam Ingram Bld., Rm 101, MTSU / Dinner ($5.00), program, and business meeting / Program: “Strategies for Working Together” presented by special guest Dr. Debra Fish of Fish Leadership. / Donation: Laundry detergent for Domestic Violence Shelter
December 10BRANCH MEETING. 5:00-7:00 PM, Forest Oaks I Clubhouse, 1002 East Northfield Blvd / Potluck Holiday Dinner and Buffalo Raffle to benefit AAUW Fund / New members may join at the meeting for $36.00, one-half price of the usual dues. / Donation: Gift cards for Domestic Violence Shelter
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