Author Archives: Kate Hinnant

AAUW Appleton & Oshkosh win Tech Savvy Grant!

Tech-Savvy-LogoAfter applying for and winning a $6,000 2015 Tech Savvy (WI) grant, the AAUW-Appleton and Oshkosh Branches will be one of 8 new conference sites, of 16 total, and the 1st for Wisconsin.

Tech Savvy (WI) will offer a one-day STEM conference to be held at the UW-Oshkosh, Halsey Science Center, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, and open to girls in grades 6th-9th and their parents/guardians.

Organizers are seeking donations in order to make attendance to this great opportunity accessible for all.  Please see the linked letter for more on donating.  Follow this link to learn more about Tech Savvy

Getting Out the Vote!

10626673_10152236393131487_5400870281235172097_nToday, women wield great power in U.S. and Wisconsin politics. Women vote more often than men. Therefore, women are the ones who often decide who gets to become an elected official and who does not.

But to exercise our political power, women must first register to vote and then actually go to the polls and vote for candidates that would best represent their economic and social interests.

We have an opportunity with the upcoming November 4 election to reach out this fall to young and not-so-young women who might be persuaded to register to vote and become new voters in your districts.

Below are some resources to help branches Get Out the Vote

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Webinar

AAUW WI Voter Guide Card

AAUW-WI Public Policy Statement 2014-16

Archive: Eau Claire is thawing for you!

5837748102_4874e4c7bb_mWe are doing our best up here in Eau Claire to achieve a spring-ish look for the State Convention April 25-26! Please sign up by the end of the week!

Hotel discount deadline, April 2:  Holiday Inn South; $99.95/standard, 2 queens, call 715-830-9889

AAUW-WI Convention Registration Form Only

AAUW-WI Convention 2014 – Schedule and Form

Archive: To Entice You: the Convention Highlights

For complete schedule, see the Spring 2014 issue of Badger Briefs.

Friday, April 25th

Pre-Convention Workshops

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $tart $mart salary negotiation training:  
Three-hour salary negotiation workshop for 40 students followed by 1-1/2 hour facilitator training session for up to 20 from AAUW. Offered on UW-Eau Claire campus.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Branch Best Practices:  An orientation and update for branch presidents and presidents-elect who face the special issues and obligations required of those who head a branch. Find resources and brainstorm with peers.

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Panel of AAUW Fellowship and Grant Recipients
Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri, UW-Eau Claire
Gwen Taylor, Girl Scouts of Northeast Wisconsin
Jessica Clark, Edgewood College, Madison 

8:45 p.m. Movie: Girl Rising


Noon. – 1:30 p.m. Catherine Hill Presents The Role of AAUW Research in Advocacy (AAUW Director of Research)

1:45 p.m. NCCWSL – Students Share Leadership Experiences

2:40 – 3:30 p.m. Stay Strong Workshops:

  • How to mix electronic and print media to reach AAUW members and the public.
  • It’s My Vote
  • C/U 101: Create Campus Partners


Redistricting forum in Madison Monday, 2/17

“What Ever Happened to Good Government in Wisconsin?
And How Can We Fix It?”

Monday Evening, February 17th
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Edgewood College – Anderson Auditorium
1000 Edgewood Drive, Madison, WI

Panelists will include:

State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center)
State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison)
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Executive Director Andrea Kaminski
Political Science Professor Steven Davis of Edgewood College
Executive Director Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin

Scott Milfred, Editorial Page Editor of the Wisconsin State Journal will serve as Moderator.

Please join us for what will be an informative and lively discussion.

Full details can be found here: