FREE Self-Defense Workshops
Personal safety for students, faculty and staff is a campus concern and issue. The Department of Recreational Sports and the Office for Student Affairs are co-sponsoring several self-defense workshops at various locations on campus during the month of March. These self-defense classes will introduce physical defense skills and present important topics such as recognizing and reducing personal risks, and how to avoid some situations. View dates and locations below:

Tuesday, March 22:
Frontier Hall–Main Lounge

Wednesday, March 23:
Sanford / Wilkins Hall–TV Lounge

Saturday, March 26:
University Recreation Center–North Gymnasium

February 21st - WDA Lunch and Learn!
Come by room 2-690 for our first Lunch and learn session where you get to listen to a guest speaker discuss his/her experiences, resarch and expertise on issues that affect women. Free Lunch will be provided!

We will kick things off with a guest lecture by Dr. Sheila Riggs on the effect of poverty on healthcare.

Dr. Sheila M Riggs
Sheila Rigs is chair of the department of primary care at the school of dentistry and leads health policy intiatives for their academic health center. prior to her arrival in Minnesota, Dr. Riggs played a very unique role in Iowa and South dakota healthcare for 10 years. using her doctorate in epidemiology, Sheila led the analytic division of the largest health insurer while serving as the executive direction of the large healthcare foundation in those two sates.

Dr. Riggs received her dental degree form the University of Iowa and went on to earn her doctorate of medical sciences (DMSc) in epidemiology from harvard University. Locally, Sheila is on the Board of directors of the Greater Twin Cities United Way where she chairs the Health Impact Leadership Trust, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA, the Wellmark FOundation, and the MInesota Women's economic roundtable.
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