Students in Susan Coultrap-McQuin’s “Women, the Workplace and the Law” class interacted online with students in Lebanon in the fall ’12 semester as part of the SUNY-wide Collaborative Online International Learning experience. Ina Pfeifer Issa, the teacher of a Lebanese course in international management, visited SUNY Oswego this spring to help Coultrap-McQuin share lessons they
Noted poet, bestselling novelist and leading feminist literary figure Marge Piercy and her husband, Ira Wood, appeared this April on campus for an Ernst & Young Lecture Series event. Piercy, whose novels include Gone to Soldiers and The Longings of Women, and playwright/novelist Wood read poetry and fiction as part of a presentation titled “Women and Work.” Kristen Molyneaux ’97, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison presented “Navigating the Gap: Refocusing the ‘Prescribed’ Lens of Gender and Class Through Personal Experience” in March. Robert Feinberg ’78 and his wife, Robbi, endowed the lecture series on women and work in 2003, with a matching gift from his employer, global accounting and business advisory firm Ernst & Young.
KaeLyn Rich ’05 has been an advocate for social justice as long as she can remember.
As Genesee Valley chapter director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Rich advocates for women’s, LBGT and immigrant rights among many other social issues.
An English Writing Arts and women’s studies major, she served as co-director of the Women’s Center, treasurer of Vega and cast director of the peer-education theatre troupe Melodramatics.
“I have been attracted toward jobs that allow me to get paid for activism and standing up for justice,” Rich said. “The Women’s Center inspired me to truly do work that I love, that feeds my activist soul.”