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CMWA News & Events 2015-2016

Spring 2016

CMWA Gardening Workshop
Wednesday, May 25 | 12pm-1pm | CUC McKenna

Come learn about gardening from one of our very own CMWA members, Kyle Tomer! With special guests Barb Kviz and Jennifer Rogers!

The first part of the workshop will focus on garden levels, composting, campus and Pittsburgh resources, favorite web sites, and how gardeners spend their winters! Q & A session to follow. We will finish with a walking tour of the Peace Garden, butterfly garden, and a roof top garden (weather permitting)! Feel free to bring your lunch!



CMWA Cohon Center Expansion Tour
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | Tour departs at 2pm | Meet at CUC Info Desk

Opening in May 2016, the Cohon Center addition will include:
    A state-of-the-art fitness center
    A spin studio and two additional studio spaces
    A studio theater for student performances
    A pool spectator balcony
    Additional locker rooms
    Renovated dining facilities with courtyard seating
    A new entranceway and lobby

REQUIREMENT: You MUST wear closed toed shoes (no high heels) and pants. Hard hats will be provided

Tour is limited to 15 people. A waitlist will be created once we reach the limit.



Understanding CMU Undergraduate Women: A 360 Degree View
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | Noon | Connan, Cohon Center

Interested in learning about the student experience and how you can help students have a positive experience at CMU? Curious about how the female student experience differs from the male student experience?

Join the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association to hear our colleague Janel Sutkus, Director of Institutional Research and Analysis, discuss university demographic trends and findings from a number of recent studies and surveys.



Networking Happy Hour
Thursday, February 4 2016 | 5pm | The Porch at Schenley

The Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association invites you to take a break at The Porch to enjoy the friendship of your colleagues. Our intent is to provide an opportunity to pause in your busy life and meet more of your colleagues, see those you know, and meet new friends over a glass of your preferred beverage. We sincerely hope you can join us (no reservations required) and please feel free to bring a friend or associate who isn’t a member of the CMWA yet!


CMWA Lunch and Learn: Healthy You Workshop
January 13, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Connan, Cohon University Center
Electronic Invite

Every day, American consumers are exposed to harmful chemicals through the food they eat and the consumer products they use, but they remain largely unaware of the risk. Exposures to harmful ingredients and chemicals result in adverse health effects, such as allergies, asthma, and reproductive toxicity. In the Healthy You Workshop, attendees will make a healthy DIY product and learn how to make healthy and safe consumer decisions.

Bring your lunch and join the CMWA on January 13. Please REGISTER by Jan. 8.


Fall 2015

Knit/Crochet: Annual Donation Project
December 18, 2015

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.


CFA Annual Holiday Concert
December 11 | 12:00 p.m. |CFA Great Hall

Join the CMWA for the annual CMU Philharmonic and Chorus holiday concert. CMWA will have reserved seating for those who RSVP. Register now to reserve your seat by December 8, 2015!

Under the direction of Andrés Cárdenes, the CMU Chorus will join the Philharmonic on Poulenc's Gloria. Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Maurice Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess will be conducted by Resident Conductor, Daniel Nesta Curtis. Under the direction of Thomas W. Douglas, the Choirs will perform Holst's In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. Thomas W. Douglas) and Joy Joy Joy (arr. Robert Page). Also on the program will be Gershwin's An American in Paris and the premiere of Mike Garson's Christmas is Here.


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.


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!


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

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.


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.


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 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.


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!