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CMWA News & Events 2015-2016

Fall 2015

Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association History of CMU – Part 2
Wednesday, July 29 | Noon - 1 p.m. | Danforth Lounge, Cohon University Center

Come learn about the evolution of our university! Holly Hippensteel returns to give us History of CMU – Part 2. Bring your own lunch, no RSVP required.


CMWA Networking Event

Thursday, August 13 |4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Alumni House

As part of a two-year initiative called “Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay,” WQED and the YWCA will hosting two CMU staff members on a WQED/YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh live webcast Negotiation Know-How: Clearing the Hurdles to Making the Ask on August 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

The featured guests are:

    Ayana Ledford, Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS)
    Leanne Meyer, Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women

Join the CMWA to hear their participation in this interactive webcast — audience members can submit questions in real time via social media. Networking and discussion will follow the broadcast. Click here fore more information on the program.


Carnegie Mellon Women's Association Fall Reception
Wednesday, September 17 | 4:30 - 6 p.m. |  President's Residence

The annual fall reception tea, hosted by Honorary CMWA President Mary Suresh, will kickoff the organization's centennial celebration. The CMWA was founded in 1916. The reception is for members only. You can become a member at anytime!

A formal invitation will be sent out to all members and members will be asked to RSVP by 9/10.


Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, October 14 | 8 p.m. | Philip Chosky Theater
William Shakespeare
Directed by Anthony McKay

CMWA will be purchasing group tickets to see the College of Fine Arts Drama Production of Much Ado About Nothing. Reserve your tickets now. Tickets will cost $21.25. The CMWA will gather prior to the show for dinner at a local restaurant.


Knit/Crochet: Annual Donation Project

Each year the CMWA Knit & Crochet Club crafts hats and scarves to donate to the JF&CS Refugee Resettlement Services. We donate many beautiful projects each year at the end of December to refugees in the Pittsburgh community. Donations are due to Emily Half by December 18, 2015.

Please take a look at the knit hat and crochet hat bundles on CMWA Knit & Crochet Club group page on Ravelry crochet-club (top right corner) for pattern inspiration.

Hats are preferred again this year, but we will certainly accept scarves, mittens, and gloves too.  Please contact Emily Half with any questions. 


MentE (Mentorship for Enrichment)
Tuesday, October 27 | 5pm | Connan, Cohon Center
The Panhellenic Council that governs the 6 sororities here at CMU has asked the CMWA to mentor their members.
As a mentor, you will be asked to support an undergraduate woman in setting and achieving personal and professional goals.
This new program was developed by the leaders of the Panhellenic Council and they approached CMWA asking for our support.
We invite you to consider giving back to our students and becoming a mentor!
Please complete this form if you are interested in the program. More details and a formal application to follow


Networking at the Porch
Wednesday, November 4 | 5pm | The Porch

Join the CMWA at The Porch in Oakland for a networking happy hour! Reconnect and meet new members!


Cooking Demonstration and Sampling
Tuesday, November 17 | Noon | Connan, Cohon Center

Come learn some new recipes from one of the top chefs on campus and sample some tasty holiday creations!

Apple Cider Mimosa
Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie in a Puff Pastry
Pumpkin Gnocchi with a Sage and Brown Butter Sauce

Cost of Attendance: $10 (check made out to Carnegie Mellon University or cash accepted)

RSVP by Friday, November 13th to secure your seat!

Please note: the CMWA will make its vendor payment prior to the event based on the number of registered attendees. If your RSVP changes before November 13, please let us know immediately. After November 13, you will still be responsible for the $10 fee.


CMU Holiday Concert
Friday, December 11 | Noon | CFA Great Hall

Join the CMWA for the annual CMU Philharmonic and Chorus holiday concert. CMWA will have reserved seating for those who RSVP.


Please check back  - we are in the process of scheduling our slate of events for 2015-2016!

Please contact Rita Ciccariello or Colleen Libertz, Vice Presidents for Programming, with questions or ideas for future events!

The CMWA Book Club, Knit & Crochet Club, and Sewing Club will meet throughout the year.  Please join us!