WGS Director Awarded Fulbright Grant

Brenda Bethman, director of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program and the UMKC Women’s Center, and Affiliated Faculty in German in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to attend the 2013 Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies. The award includes seminar fees, room and board, and travel to/from Germany. Participants must be teaching at U.S. universities and only 15 are selected.

The German-American Fulbright Commission describes the seminar as offering “professional development in all areas relevant to the teaching of German Studies including German Language, Literature, Culture, Professional Education, Politics and Higher Education.” It will be held June 9-22, 2013. The primary location is University of Tübingen in the state of Baden-Württemberg, but the program also includes visits to other universities in the state.

African Art Exhibit Featuring Talk by WGS Faculty Maude Wahlman

What: An exhibition of rare African art from the collection of Dr. Ray Lake of Kansas City, MO in the Deluce Gallery at Northwest Missouri State University. Additionally, lectures on African Art to be given by Dr. Maude Wahlman and Dr. I Murphy Lewis.

Exhibit: April 4 – April 24, 2011

Dr. Maude Wahlman Lecture

April 4, 2011, 7 p.m.

Olive DeLuce Fine Art Building, room 244 – Exhibit Opening to follow.

Dr. Wahlman is a specialist in African Art. Having received her B.A. in Art from Colorado College, she completed her M.A. in anthropology at Northwestern and her PhD in Art History at Yale University. She is currently director of the Global Arts Initiative at UMKC. Dr. Wahlman joins us to speak on objects from the African art collection of Dr. Ray Lake of Kansas City, MO.