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Letter from the Editor: 

Hey folx, 

Almost to midterms... The semester is breezing by already, but don't forget to see what's happening at Iowa State. 

The Sloss Center wants to welcome our new staff member, Jehan Faisal, the new assistant director! Take a look at her bio, and feel free to stop in and chat with her as she's settling into the new space!

Also, this is a reminder that everyone at the Sloss Center is a resource to students, faculty, and staff on campus and we will support folx in any way that we can.

We have many community aid and resources to help you navigate through, and are in the process of creating even more opportunities for individuals who visit the Sloss Center. So please feel free to stop by and chat with any of us on the Sloss staff.

As always, continuous events and programs are happening throughout Iowa State, make sure to stay up to date and join in, meet some amazing individuals, and learn about different identities.  

Any additional information about the Sloss Center can be found on our website

If any individuals have any questions about events, programs or community aid, please reach out to me:

In community, 

Madison Mason (she/they) 
PR and Communications intern. 


Sloss Staff: New Assistant Director

Jehan Faisal (she/her) is joining the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity after working for Ames Public Library at the Welcome Desk and on the Bookmobile. 

She previously worked in Kansas doing advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Questions of autonomy, liberation and community are the connectors between those careers. 

She is interested in ways feminist ideas account for difference and how that impacts the way we build communities. She is excited to explore these and other questions at the Sloss Center.  

Jehan really would like to read the zine you made, see all the pictures of your dog and hear your recommendations for audiobooks. 

WE Lead

We Lead gives Iowa State students the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and sessions, network with other leaders from campus and the community, and reflect on their own identities, leadership qualities, and strengths in their respective roles at Iowa State and beyond. The theme for the conference is Leadership Beyond and will focus on the many ways that leadership can show up in our lives, especially for those with marginalized gender identities. The event will feature a variety of sessions that will focus specifically on “Beyond the Binary”, “Beyond #GirlBoss”, and “Beyond Graduation”, with a keynote address from Roberta Blevins, as seen in Amazon’s DocuSeries LuLaRich and her podcast, “Life After MLM”.


This event may be of particular interest to women (cis, trans, or otherwise), nonbinary individuals, nongendered students, or those who are looking to engage in dialogue around gender and leadership.

More information can be found here. 

Follow this link to register. 


An interview series focusing on the contributions of women and non-binary artists.

The second volume of interviews in the series features Charlie Esker, Vivian Cook, Sang Lee, Zoë Fay-Stindt, and Tanvi Rastogi. The interviews will air on KHOI Radio, 89.1 FM on Mondays at 4pm throughout October for local listeners. Not local? Listen live at

This program is hosted by Nancy Gebhart as a collaboration between the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity and KHOI Community Radio. A special thanks to Rosie Rowe for editing the series. 

Charlie, Vivian, Sang, Zoë, and Tanvi were asked to provide a playlist to accompany their interviews. Those songs were collected as an ARTiculations Volume 2 Spotify playlist and will air with the interview series. 

Rec Services

Women's Weight Lifting Clinic

An opportunity for women to learn how to properly weight train is available for registration. Each class will begin in the fitness studio, State Gym 1218, for a presentation on the lift of the day and time to practice with a PVC pipe. Then the class will progress to the racks in State Gym. To register, follow this link. 

Women* Climb Night

Women* Climb Night is Back! This semester we are offering women* climb nights once a month, on the last Wednesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free to ISU members and open to non- pass holders and community members who are eligible to purchase a facility day pass!
*Why the asteriskThis program is open to individuals who identify as women or genderqueer. This includes women who are cisgender, trans, or of trans experience. We also welcome individuals who identify as gender non-binary or any other gender identity who seek this community. We recognize that gender is complex and members of our community that identify as women, genderqueer or belong to this group are all welcome to this program.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Kick back, relax, and join MSA for games, activities, and food! Find us on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Building on October 7th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


International Students and Scholars Office

Join English Together! Improve your English through conversation, games, and topics of interest. You can join English Together any Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when you are free. 

English Together is open to all international undergraduate & graduate students, post-docs, and community members.

More information can be found here, and questions can be sent to 


Did you know that international students at ISU can receive FREE tutoring? All you have to do is list ISSO as your funding source. Follow this link for more information on tutoring at ISU!


Writing and Media Center

Join ISU Writing and Media Services, through the Academic Success Center, on October 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a virtual speaker series event in conversation with young adult author and filmmaker, Camryn Garrett (Full Disclosure, Off the Record, Friday I’m in Love). We will talk about her advocacy work as a novelist and filmmaker, her path to publication, and what it means to listen to and amplify the stories of young, Black women. Read more about her work here:   

To register, follow this link

Student Organizations

Pride Alliance

The Pride Alliance is holding a Game Night on Wednesday, October 5  at The Sloss Center, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Pride Alliance is a safe and brave space for queer individuals on campus. Pride Alliance strives to mix education and activism with socializing, pride and support. To sign up for an email list and be alerted on events and meetings, email 

You can also follow the Iowa State Pride Alliance on Instagram and Twitter @iowastatepride. 
The Iowa State Daily

Build your resume and work experience by joining the Iowa State Daily for the fall 2022 semester. The Daily is an awarding-winning student publication and is currently seeking out reporters, photographers, columnists and copy editors. Working for the Daily is flexible with all schedules and open to any major.

No experience is necessary. Students have the opportunity to report on specific areas of interest and build connections that will benefit them post-graduation. 

here, or reach out the for more information. 

Want to be apart of our Newsletter?

Student organizations and offices that involve gender equity, multicultural engagement, and queer identities are always welcome in our newsletter. Reach out to be a part of the Sloss Newsletter.

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