Greetings!

Welcome to the first newsletter specifically designed for campus contacts at AAUW partner institutions and other campuses in North Carolina. Feel free to share this with others on campus and let us know if you have comments or suggestions for future issues.

If you have questions about the benefits that AAUW can bring to your campus -- for the institution, for the faculty and the staff, and for students -- feel free to contact AAUW NC at campus@aauwnc.org or phone 866-525-2155.

$tart $mart Workshops

$tart $mart is a workshop that trains college students to better negotiate that first salary. It's a program of the WAGE Project, www.wageproject.org. (WAGE = "Women Are Getting Even", the theme of the WAGE projects efforts to fight the gender pay gap.) AAUW has been involved since the spring of 2009.

UNC Wilmington will host a $tart $mart workshop for its students on Friday, October 8 from 3:00 - 5:00. It will also host a "train the trainer" session that will allow others to conduct the workshops on their campuses. The training will start at noon, and include observing the live workshop, a unique opportunity since most training for the workshop facilitators just "talks through" a sample workshop rather than observing one. Funding is available from AAUW NC to defray the cost of the workshop (normally $50) or to provide travel assistance.

If you or someone on your campus would like to attend the facilitator training, please contact Jean D'Addario of AAUW Wilmington, jdaddario@atmc.net, or Annie Houle, ahoule@wageproject.org.

For more about $tart $mart in North Carolina, see www.aauwnc.org.

Student Leadership Opportunity

Applications are now open for the AAUW Student Advisory Committee. If you know of an outstanding student who would benefit from the experience of serving at the national level to give voice to students' experiences on issues of gender equity, please let her know about this program. Application. Deadline: October 1

Funding Opportunity

AAUW Campus Action Projects for 2010-2011 will continue last year's theme of breaking through barriers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for women and girls. Is anyone on your campus working to improve recruitment and retention of women in STEM fields? Please let them know about this grant program that will award $1000 to $5000 to 10 campus teams across the country. Application. Deadline: October 22

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