Panel Discussion at the National Archives – Mar 14

Join us Tuesday, March 14 from 6–8 p.m. at the National Archives at Kansas City, 400 W. Pershing Road (just west of Union Station) in honor of Women’s History Month for a light reception followed by a panel discussion at 6:30 titled, “Girls, Women, and International Education”.  A Q&A session will conclude the evening.

The panelists and topics will include:

Kimberly Connelly Holland, M.A.T., Senior International Officer; Office of International Programs, University of Kansas Medical Center.  How are girls and women educated abroad?

Tom Patterson, Ph.D., Director, International Education, Johnson County Community College. Benefits and outcomes of gender parity and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Angela Markley-Peterson, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad, Park University-Parkville Campus.  American girls and women study abroad — Overview of inbound and outbound international students.

This is a free event presented in partnership with the National Archives. Reservations are requested for this event by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing

Equity Action Day – April 4

AAUW-Missouri Kansas City Bus to Jefferson City Reservation Information*
Equity Action Day/April 4
  • Overland Chauffeur Services will be providing a 35-passenger bus.
  • Kansas City (Waldo) pick up at CVS/Aldi parking lot (75th & Wornall) at 7 a.m.; Independence pick up at HyVee parking lot (4545 S. Noland Road) at 7:30 a.m.
  • Arrive at State Capitol at 10 a.m.
  • Upon arrival, we will meet in a reserved hearing room in the Capital building for a briefing and assignments to legislators. The day will consist of two briefings, two (or more) legislative visits, and lunch. Materials and training will also be provided.
  • Bus will board the bus back to Kansas City at 2:30 p.m. We will arrive back at the pick up locations in Independence and Waldo around 5:30 p.m.
  • Lunch from Panera’s will be provided. (Lunch pre-order details will be provided later to those with reservations.)
  • Reserve your bus seat by sending your check for $28.20 (payable to AAUW-KC) no later than March 21** to: Dr.Carol Cowles, 6724 Locust Street, Kansas City, MO 64131

*Details subject to change. For more information, call Carol at 847-846-3450.

**After reservation deadline, bus seats will be open to others attending Equity Action Day.

As the daily political news hits, remember that a personal AAUW response is only a “click” away. A“Two-Minute Activist” tab on the national AAUW website ( is an easy and efficient way to stay in constant contact with your Senators and Representatives.

UMKC’s Women’s Center present EQUAL PAY DAY INFORMATION TABLES on April 4, 10 a.m.–12 noon at the Center (105 Haag Hall). The event will provide AAUW the opportunity to talk with UMKC students about our mission and sign them up for free student memberships. To offer your assistance at this event, contact Patti Jachowicz, College Partnership Chair ( or Riva Capellari  (

Reentry Woman of the Year Awards Brunch – Apr 22

You’re invited to attend the 2017 Reentry Woman of the Year Awards Brunch on Saturday, April 22 at Unity Village Dining Hall, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon  (1901 NW Blue Pkwy., Unity Village, MO 64065). This annual event is hosted by AAUW-KC and presented by the InterBranch Council (IBC). It awards scholarships to women who best exemplify the courage, effort and perseverance to return to the classroom after an absence of five or more years. Come and hear their inspiring stories!

The cost is $20. For reservations, mail check (payable to AAUW-KC) by April 11 to: Stephanie Holthaus, 4433 Harrison St., Kansas City, MO 64110. Donations for award recipients’ brunch costs and Reentry scholarships are welcome! For more information, please contact Stephanie at 816-309-8021 or

100 High School Girls Review

Since 1931, the AAUW-KC branch has awarded 100 outstanding high school girls from Kansas City public schools annually at a ceremony. Currently, three out of the 100 girls are awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.

In reviewing the last few years of the 100 High School Girls program, the committee discovered fewer scholarship application submissions (less than 60% of the girls nominated submit applications and essays); lower ceremony attendance (approximately 30% of the 100 girls attend); and added costs to hold the ceremony (i.e. venue rental, roses and awards for the girls, table cloths, decorations, napkins and plates for refreshments.)

Due to these findings, this year we have elected to present the 100 High School Girls scholarships/awards to the girls at their schools instead of holding a ceremony. We will also be putting the cost of the ceremony to better use by providing $200–$250 book awards for two additional girls.