Sakeena Agha, 2017-18 winner of the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship, being presented the scholarship by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. David Cordle.
Sakeena Agha, 2017-18 winner of the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship, being presented the scholarship by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. David Cordle.
The Dr. Mary F. Headrick Award was established to recognize those who go the extra mile, making a long-term commitment to promoting the growth of women in Emporia's schools and community.
Dr. Joyce Zhou, winner of the 2017-18 Mary Headrick award, being presented the award by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. David Cordle.
Ruth Schillinger Award is given to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the women of ESU over a sustained period.
Dr. Amanda Miracle, winner of the 2017-18 Schillinger award. Dr. Miracle is wearing the gown and hood bequeathed to the Ethnic and Gender Studies program by the family of Dr. Ruth Schillinger, in whose honor the award was established.
Dr. Heidi Hamilton, Director of the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program, speaks at the 2018 Women's History Month Reception.
Dr. Heidi Hamilton, Director of the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program, speaks at the 2018 Women's History Month Reception.
Students Erynn Dahlke and Margret Unruh presenting Best Practices: Student to Staff Relationships at ESU.
Students Erynn Dahlke and Margret Unruh presenting Best Practices: Student to Staff Relationships at ESU.
Women's History Month Reception attendees participate in
Women's History Month Reception attendees participate in "Best Practices: Student to Staff Relationships at ESU", presented by students Erynn Dahlke and Margret Unruh.

The Ethnic and Gender Studies program at Emporia State University is a multi-disciplinary program housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. It brings together the distinct and related fields of Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies. Emporia State University offers a minor in Ethnic and Gender Studies.

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Contact us at 620-341-5583 or ethgen@emporia.edu

Each semester, ESU students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses with the Ethnic and Gender Studies designation from programs across campus, including communication, education, English, geography, history, sociology, Spanish and others. In these courses, students challenge the historical and cultural constructions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class; explore the social and political issues associated with these categories; and analyze how dimensions of identity intersect. All EGS minors are required to take ID 301, Issues in Ethnic and Gender Studies; the course also fulfills the multicultural perspectives component of the general education curriculum. 

The Ethnic and Gender Studies program sponsors and co-sponsors events each academic year, bringing in speakers, performances, films and workshops for students, faculty, and community members. At its annual Women's History Month reception, the program recognizes the contributions of women on campus and in the community by awarding the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship, the Dr. Mary Headrick Award, and the Ruth Schillinger Award.

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