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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.  


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!