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Pink and biege graphic, february events at the sloss house. Applications are now open for 2022-2023 scholarships administered by the Sloss Center. Graduate and undergraduate scholarships are available for adult and non-traditional students. Applications close on March 1, 2022, and are available at Feminist Fridays are back! Join us online for Feminist Friday on Friday, February 18th with a discussion on uplifting marginalized voices and centering social justice within fashion history led by Kyra G. Streck, Ginger D. Stanciel, and Joshua D. Simon. Zoom link will be available Friday morning at Art & Creativity for Healing seeks to build an environment that connects creative exercises with community building in support of healing. Make, share, talk, listen, release, build, together. Supplies and art guidance will be provided. This collective creative space is open to everyone. Wednesday, February 23rd, join us for doodle art at 5 pm at the Sloss House. Registration is available at

Dear Margaret

Beige line art "Dear Margaret" graphic. Dear Margaret, is healthcare really fatphobic? Anonymous. Dear Reader,  Unfortunately, yes, there is plenty of fatphobia found in the medical and healthcare industries. The Boston Medical Center describes fatphobia as, "implicit and explicit bias of overweight individuals that is rooted in a sense of blame and presumed moral failing." There is a huge assumption that someone who is fat cannot be healthy (which is false) therefore leading many fat folks to receive poor health care or be told they, "just need to lose more weight." Clinical care teams also have a lack in experience of treating diverse body types, and aren't adequately prepared for in schooling. Not only does this stigma cause fat folks to receive inadequate care, the fear of being stereotyped often keeps fat individuals from seeking care, threatening their health. With love and care, Margaret. P.S...Fat is fabulous


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Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 scholarships administered by the Sloss Center. Graduate and undergraduate scholarships available for adult and non-traditional students.

Applications close on
March 1, 2022. 

Feminist Friday

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Join us online for Feminist Friday on Friday, February 18th with a discussion on uplifting marginalized voices and centering social justice within fashion history led by Kyra G. Streck, Ginger D. Stanciel, and Joshua D. Simon.

Zoom link will be available Friday morning on the Sloss website. 

Black Art Exhibit

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The Colleges of LAS and Design Multicultural Student Success are hosting the Black Art Exhibit from February 21st - February 28th in Design Gallery 181. The exhibit will center artists spanning the Black diaspora.

For questions and concerns, contact Lexi Dant,


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Swap don't shop! Ramp up your closet with new sustainable clothes by donating items and receiving a new-to-you item in return!

Clothes can be dropped off outside the MU bookstore. Your name and number of clothes will be recored, earning you "credit" to shop at Sustainapalooza on February 22 from 5-8 pm at the Memorial Union Great Hall.

To socially swap you can come to the clothing swap event. 1 item donated = 1 item swapped. 2 non-perishable food items donated = 1 item swapped OR 5 non-perishable items donated = 3 items swapped. $2 cash donation to the shop = 1 item swapped OR $5 cash donation = 3 items swapped.

To drop and not swap, items can be donated at the Sloss House, Parks Library and the General Services building until February 22 or at the Memorial Union Student Office Space until February 20. 

Art and Creativity for Healing

Art & Creativity for Healing seeks to build an environment that connects creative exercises with community building in support of healing.

Make, share, talk, listen, release, build, together. Supplies and art guidance will be provided. This collective creative space is open to everyone. Join us this month on Wednesday, February 23rd at 5 pm in the Sloss House for doodle art. 

WMC: Claiming Your Language

Flyer for the writing and media center's 2021-2022 speaker series: language and communication justice. Features photos of the speakers for February 24 event co-sponsored by the office of multicultural student affairs and department of world languages and cultures

The ISU Writing and Media Center (WMC) will be hosting a virtual panel event Thursday, February 24 from 4-5:40 pm. The event is titled, "Claiming Your Language: Youth Experiences of Language Discrimination and Language Advocacy." 

Anansa Benbow, Dolores Inés Casillas and Saba Khan Vlach will explore language discrimination and justice, as it is experienced by young people in educational and social settings. A Q&A will follow the panelist discussions. 

QTPoC February Dinner

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Join QTPoC (Queer and Trans People of Color) for their February Dinner! 

Come to the Sloss House on Friday, February 25th at 5pm for some excellent food and good vibes.

If we have leftovers, we promise to send you off with some for the week!

Any and all QTPoC students, staff, and faculty are welcome!


a collage style graphic with a photo of a woman painting on a canvas with layers of cut out eye photos, and indiscernible text. Surrounding the graphic is informative text for ARTiculations the interview series on KHOI radio about Women and non-binary artists in Ames

ARTiculations is an interview series focusing on the contributions of women and non-binary artists in Ames, Iowa featuring Jamie Malone, Sara Merritt, Kristin Roach, and Helen Barton. The interviews are scheduled to air during Women's History Month, March 2022, on KHOI Radio, 89.1 FM.

This interview series is part of the #WomenKnowStuffToo program series. Launched in 2020, #WomenKnowStuffToo has aimed to celebrate the expertise, special skill sets, and unique perspectives of women and non-binary artists through talks, workshops, and discussions.


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Save the date for the 2022 Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)! ISCORE will take place both virtually and in-person March 2nd through March 4th.

Textiles and Clothing Open House

ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum Pizza Party Open House, All are welcome, Free pizza with vegan and gluten free options, masks encouraged
Join the ISU Clothing and Textiles Museum for their first open house pizza party, a tradition they will keep every semester! Everyone across campus is welcome, from 4 - 5:30 pm on Friday, March 25th. The open house will be in the lower level of Morrill Hall. 
You will be invited into Morrill Hall 0017, which houses the Donna Danielson Conservation Lab, the Waldee Storage Facility, the TCM office, and the Donna Gallery, where an undergraduate student exhibition will be on display.

At the opening, you can learn about and see how to search digital database for objects in the collection, how the collection is organized and maintained, and a collection of 8,500 objects that range from the 18th century to the present. Opportunities such as internships, student work positions, honors projects, historic fashion reserves program, learning how to pitch an exhibition, learning how to request a tour for the future, and learning how to request objects to use in class are also available.

WGS Student Conference

Women's and Gender Studies Student Conference Save the Date

Save the date for the 2022 Women's  and Gender Studies Student Conference! It will take place on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 in-person at the Student Innovation Center.

GEI Book Club

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Gender Equity Initiative (GEI): Discussion on Gender and Sexuality in Horror is a special book discussion for the Spring 2022 semester.

Participants will be given two short books (200 pages): The Worm and His Kings and Queen of Teeth by Hailey Piper. A virtual book discussion will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 6pm central with Hailey Piper discussing her writing style, how she discusses gender and sexuality in horror, the creation of LGBTQIA+ themes and characters, and how she's working to make horror "Gay AF."  Sign-up. 

Pride Goes Greek

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Pride Goes Greek is an Iowa State sorority and Fraternity affiliated organization for LGBTQIA+ students and allies in Greek Life. If you're not a member but are curious about what sororities or fraternities have to offer, Pride Goes Greek can help, too! Past events have included Jackbox game nights and picnics; this semester, PGG is hosting movie nights, volunteer projects, and more! 

Follow their Instagram @pridegoesgreek or email them at for more information on how to join and support.

Pride Alliance

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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. 

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