Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish

The Early Career Award goes to - Sanghamitra Roy

The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to - Terry Peak

Our Mission

Utah State University's Center for Women and Gender provides a professional and social climate to enhance opportunities through learning, discovery, and engagement. The Center's philosophy is that gender refers broadly to gender relations, social arrangements, organizations and institutions, masculinities and femininities, as well as gender discourses. The Center supports human empowerment in professional, social, and educational arenas by bringing together diverse expertise and resources.

Upcoming Events

  • Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish
    09-08, 12 p.m. Library 101
  • Celebration of Children and Families
    09-10, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. USU Quad

April Highlights in U.S. Women's History

  • April 2, 1931 - 17-year-old Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitches an exhibition game against the N.Y. Yankees and strikes out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming baseball was too strenuous for women. The ban was not overturned until 1992
  • April 5, 1911 - 100,000 to 500,000 people march in New York City to attend the funeral of seven unidentified victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in late March
  • April 7, 1805 - Sacagawea begins helping the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter
  • April 7, 1987 - Opening of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the first museum devoted to women artists
  • April 9, 1939 - Marian Anderson sings an Easter Sunday concert for more than 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial
  • April 13, 1933 - Ruth Bryan Owen is the first woman to represent the U.S. as a foreign minister when she is appointed as envoy to Denmark
  • April 19, 1977 - Fifteen women in the House of Representatives form the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
  • April 22 - Earth Day, honor Rachel Carson today, a woman who changed America and greatly influenced the environmental movement.  A DVD about her life  is available in our webstore.
  • April 26, 1777 - American Revolution heroine Sybil Ludington, 16 years old, rides 40 miles on horseback in the middle of the night to warn the American militia that the British were invading
  • April 28, 1993 - First "Take Our Daughters to Work" Day, sponsored by the Ms. Foundation, in 2003 it became "Take Ou