Programs & Events

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 5:30 p.m., Potluck Dinner and Program
Location:  Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Road

  • Kristin Metcalf-Wilson, Assistant Teaching Professor Sinclair School of Nursing, will discuss the MO Women’s Report (October 2011), a comprehensive study she conducted in conjunction with the Women’s Policy Alliance and UMC Office of Social and Economic Data.
  • Dr. Robin Walker, coordinator of programs for MU’s Graduate School, along with students from MU, will talk about their experience this summer at NCCWSL (National Conference for College Women Student Leaders).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Location:  Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Road
Columbia, MO AAUW:  Who do we think we are?!
Discussion Facilitator:  Diane Ludwig
Also on the program, Thi Ho Le, AAUW International Fellow at MU will tell us about her work and her AAUW Fellowship.  She comes from Vietnam and has a postdoctoral fellowship in agricultural sciences.  Her current research focuses on popular rice varieties grown in the MeKong Delta of Vietnam.  Her research will allow Vietnamese farmers to rely less heavily on pesticides and in turn protect the environment and human health.

Sunday, December 9th, 2012, 2:00 p.m., Annual Holiday Tea
Location:  Lela Raney Wood Hall, 6 North College Avenue, Stephens College Campus
Speaker:  Dr. Monica McMurry, Dean of Stephens College School of Fashion and Design

Saturday, February 9th, 2013, 9:30 a.m., Annual Brunch and Fundraiser
Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Blvd.
Program:  Honoring Black History Month:  Bring Color to Words

Speaker:  Dr. April Langley, Assistant Professor of English, University of Missouri
Dr. Langley will enlighten us about 18th and 19th century African-American women authors and will read excerpts from their works.  Our speaker has been teaching at MU for 12 years as Assistant Professor of English in the concentration of African Diaspora Studies.  Besides being a member of Phi Beta Kappa, she was an AAUW Fellow in 2001.

Linda Berube, AAUW Missouri President, will be our special guest.

Brunch proceeds (@$20) will assist the Branch toward its efforts to support all the AAUW Funds and the Eva Johnston Scholarship.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Women’s History Month Program in partnership with Columbia Public Library
Location:  Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway
Program:  Screening of the The Invisible War.  A documentary that addresses the way sexual assault is handled in the military.  Discussion will follow.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Columbia Art League
Location:  Columbia Art League, 207 South Ninth Street
Speaker:  Diana Moxon, Executive Director

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 5:30 p.m. Annual Celebration Dinner Program
Location: Columbia Area Career Center (CACC), 4203 South Providence Road, Room 173B (large conference room). Dinner to be provided by award winning CACC Culinary Art students.
Reservations required by Tuesday, April 30: Contact Crystal Lovett 314-393-6726 or If you have special dietary needs, please tell Crystal when you make your reservation.
Parking available in the lot between Rock Bridge High School and the Career Center near the door marked South Entrance 3. (See sign for Adult Education)

Speaker:  Martha Dragich, James S. Rollins Professor of Law, MU
Professor Dragich has a degree in agricultural and food law and teaches a course in food law and policy. She is a passionate cook and supporter of local foods. Among other topics, she will discuss food-labeling issues, particularly ways in which labels may be misleading in terms of health and nutrition or fail to provide relevant information about how our foods have been produced.

A brief business meeting will follow the talk. Please bring a friend and books for the book sale table.