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Events

Athena provides social events to build connection among its members. We aim to create a network of inspiring women, who strengthen each other by connecting their knowledge and expertise to an equitable campus climate.

Please plan to join us at the following events:

Kick-off Social

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017

    5 -6:30 pm Clearwater Room, Idaho Commons
    Join us for our kick-off social of the semester! Enjoy appetizers, meet the Athena Board, and get connected with our members. All current and potential Athena members are warmly invited!

Athena Happy Hour Socials

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    5 -6:30 pm at Hunga Dunga Brewing Co. at 333 N. Jackson Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    5 -6:30 pm at Nectar Restaurant & Wine Bar at 105 W. 6th Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing. All are welcome!
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2017

    5 -6:30 pm at Hunga Dunga Brewing Co. at 333 N. Jackson Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing. All are welcome!
  • Thursday, April 26, 2017

    5 -6:30 pm at Nectar Restaurant & Wine Bar at 105 W. 6th Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing. All are welcome!

Conversations of Care

  • University of Idaho Culture

    Wed, Sept. 13, 2017 at noon - 1 p.m. - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: University of Idaho Culture
    Our institutional norms can be ambiguous and mixed messages exist. As a new employee, how do you navigate those unspoken and unwritten expectations when they aren’t clearly articulated?
    Facilitators: Kathy Aiken, History
  • Developing and Practicing Negotiation Skills

    Wed, Nov. 15, 2017 at noon - 1 p.m. - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: Developing & Practicing Negotiation Skills
    A discussion on setting clear boundaries, effectively stating one’s needs, and using negotiation skills in the workplace.
    Facilitators: Nicole Campbell, Career Advising Liaison
  • Leadership Styles

    Wed, Feb. 14, 2018 at noon - 1 p.m. - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: Identify your natural leadership style Women leaders are often forced to manage a balance between authenticity and social expectations, while seeking opportunities to disrupt oppressive leadership systems. We’ll explore how gender identity impacts our socially constructed leader-self in various work and community environments.
    Facilitator: Lynsie Clott, Program Coordinator for the Department of Student Involvement
  • American Council on Education (ACE) Network

  • Wed. March 28 at noon - 1 p.m. - Idaho Commons Crest Room

  • Topic: What is the ACE Women's Network? Learn about the Idaho ACE Women's Network resurgence this past year spearheaded out of BSU; how the U of I administration is supportive; and how Athena's mission and goals align with ACE initiatives.

  • Facilitators: Vanessa Sielert, Interim Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music

  • Mother and Working in Higher Ed

    Wed, Apr. 18, 2018 at noon - 1 p.m. - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: Professional development for working moms with Dr. Melanie-Angela Wolf, Associate Professor in the WSU Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Dr. Wolf will share her thoughts on how to successfully navigate the landscape of higher education while also mothering children. What are the demands placed on university employees that compromise our family life, and how do we reconcile our roles as professionals and mothers? Join us to explore these questions and more!
    Facilitators: Melanie-Angela Wolf, Associate Professor of the WSU Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Business Meeting

Check back for the date of the annual spring business meeting, a must for members to help strategically plan for the next year.

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