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Land Acknowledgement Statement

我们所居住的这片土地实际上位于印第安纳州迈阿密部落的威亚人祖先的原始家园. 威亚人是迈阿密-伊利诺伊人,最初位于印第安纳州西部,是较大的伊利诺伊联邦的一部分. We pay respect to the Miami Tribe (Delaware, Kickapoo, Miami, Mound Builders, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Shawnee, and Wea), past, present, and future, and the Wea Peoples continuing presence in the homeland and throughout their historical diaspora. 这要求我们承诺继续学习如何更好地管理我们居住的土地.

这要求我们承诺继续学习如何更好地管理我们居住的土地. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering and to this dialogue. We take this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of this land.


The Women's Resource Center (WRC) strives to empower, educate, and create a safe space for people of all gender identities and expressions.  WRC supports the inclusiveness of women across campus and within the community. The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to recognize the diverse accomplishments, promote the interests, and help meet the needs of women at Indiana State University.  This is accomplished by providing a forum for discussion, information dissemination, and programming that celebrates and promotes women and their allies.

WRC’s educational content addresses all issues of gender, relationship, and sexual diversity. Our programs comes from a place of intersectionality, understanding that issues of gender cannot be separated from other social identities, such as race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc. 

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information on Womens Resource Center (WRC) Graduate Assistant Breanna Pierce at bpierce7@sycamores.votedigregory.com.

TEDxIndianaStateUniversity - December 6, 2021 - links to presentations coming soon.


Bre Pierce

Mini-bio: 布雷·皮尔斯(她/他们)是bc菠菜导航理科学士学位的应届毕业生. They are continuing their education as they are pursuing their Master’s in Communications. She works with the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs (MSP), as the Women’s Resource Graduate Assistant. They love talking to others about the important topics of mental health, disability awareness, and LGBTQ+ rights. In her undergraduate work, Bre was the Sycamore Safe Zone coordinator at ISU. 他致力于促进和协调校园周围的联盟活动,以使环境对所有学生都更有爱心和开放. 布雷很享受这次Tedx活动的每一分钟,她很高兴每个人的故事都能被听到!

Speakers (complete bio and description link here)

Dr. Tameka Ellington 

Mini-bio: Dr. Tameka Ellington grew up in the inner-city of Cleveland, Ohio and was raised by a single mother. 她的父亲因酗酒和吸毒而缺席,这最终使他被判入狱15年. Despite the violence and crime surrounding her, Dr. Tameka always strived for excellence. 

Title: The Power of Deserving: How to combat women’s poverty mindset

Presentation Description: Because we are born, we are deserving of all that life has to offer. BEING deserving is our birthright; however, FEELING deserving is impacted by our mindset. The conditioning of our mindset begins at birth, the environment in which one is raised, the influences of societal standards, and the generational curses that we often carry. This presentation will take the TEDx audience on a journey of Dr. Tameka’s life from meager inner-city beginnings to internationally renowned scholar. 

Elynor Head

Mini-bio: 埃利诺·海德就读于bc菠菜导航,目前正在攻读地质学本科学位.  她是荣誉学院的一员,并且能够在相对年轻的时候参与学生研究. Elynor is currently studying diatoms from Lac Vieuz Desert in the paleolimnology research lab. 她对太空探索非常感兴趣,并计划成为一名行星地质学家.                                                                           

Title: Diatoms

Presentation Description古湖泊学是对湖泊和湖泊沉积物的研究,作为一名本科生,我用硅藻来拼凑湖泊的气候历史. By researching diatoms, we can understand what the environmental conditions of a lake were in the past. 

Stephanie Bertoli

Mini-bio: 斯蒂芬妮·贝托利白天在家教育三个孩子,晚上则是跑步教练/女性健康倡导者. Prior to becoming a mother, she earned her BS in Exercise Science, MS in Sport Management, was a collegiate athlete, and collegiate track and field coach.

Title: Pelvic Floor Health in the United States: One Woman’s Story

Presentation Description: 研究表明,多达三分之一的女性在其一生中会经历某种形式的盆底功能障碍. It touches every single aspect of someone's life -- while it's not life threatening, it can be life diminishing. In many cases it can be both preventable and treatable, yet so many do not receive the help that they truly need. 

JoEllen Henson

Mini-bio: JoEllen Henson是BSW和MSW项目的现场主管,也是bc菠菜导航社会工作系的多年讲师.  Ms. Henson is a Licensed Social Worker in both the state of Indiana and Illinois. Ms. 汉森目前就读于bc菠菜导航健康科学博士课程.  Prior to beginning her work in academia, Ms. Henson worked as a School Social Worker in the state of Illinois for 26 years 

Title: Everyone has a story to tell

Presentation Description: I would like to share my story--how I am currently working towards my life-long goals, even though it may be a little later in life than originally planned! 我想说的是永远不要放弃——忠于你自己,忠于你的个人抱负和梦想, regardless of the roadblocks that life puts in your way!

Dr. Malynnda Johnson

Mini-bo: Dr. Malynnda Johnson是传播系副教授,主要研究健康传播和媒体研究领域. She completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of WI – Milwaukee. She is also the associate program director for the genetic counseling program. 

Title: The Power of Laughter

Presentation Description: 从帕奇·亚当斯(Patch Adams)到绞刑架(Gallows),人们一次又一次地发现,能够笑对身体有益. 人们发现幽默不仅有助于一个人的心理健康,也有助于身体的康复过程. 幽默可以帮助我们规范讨论医疗问题的能力,同时模拟我们应该与伴侣进行的讨论, providers, and family members. However, there are important questions to consider.

Dr. Lucy Campbell

Mini-bio: Dr. Lucy Campbell serves as Faculty Fellow in Academic Affairs. She works with the Office of the Provost and Admissions. 她的主要职责是帮助设计材料,并向西班牙裔/拉丁裔学生和家庭伸出援手, working with ISU’s Admissions staff in high schools and on campus. Dr. Campbell is a Spanish instructor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. She was born and raised in Colombia, South America. 

Title: “La disciplina es el camino a la felicidad”

Presentation Description: “Self-discipline is the rode to happiness” and my professional Journey as Hispanic immigrant.

Katherine Pine

Mini-bio: 凯瑟琳·派恩(Katherine Pine)是bc菠菜导航的高级讲师,在常春藤科技社区学院在线授课. She teaches Public Communication, Interpersonal, and Media Production. 

Title: The Alpha Female

Presentation Description: My topic idea is to encourage the return of the concept of an alpha female. 我最近介绍了“阿尔法女性”一词是如何在20世纪被使用和讨论的. Females identify as self-confidence, higher poised, and lack feelings of inferiority. 阿尔法女性自我定位为传统(养育和关怀)和非传统(独立和成功)。.

Hailee Lauritzen

Bio: Hailee Lauritzen, D.H.Sc.c, MSW, LSW Hailee Lauritzen is a licensed social worker, and faculty Instructor at Indiana State University in the department of Social Work. Ms. 劳里岑于2008年在密歇根州立大学获得社会工作硕士学位,目前是bc菠菜导航健康科学bc菠菜导航的博士候选人. Since 2008, Ms. Lauritzen has worked as a therapist for women and children survivors of sexual abuse/assault.

Title: Imposter Syndrome

Presentation Description: My TEDx talk would focus on imposter phenomenon (IP) or more commonly referred to as, imposter syndrome (IS) and why many high achieving women struggle with this concept, despite countless records of success. 研究表明,对于受过高等教育的bc菠菜导航人士来说,冒名顶替综合症是一个常见的障碍,他们担心自己没有能力达到更高的目标,所以一直躲在阴影里. This TEDx talk will briefly define imposter syndrome, as well as common characteristics often seen affiliated. 它还将讨论成功工作的潜在影响和障碍,最后提出克服这些影响和障碍的有用建议.

Dr. Brittney Millspaugh-Storms 

Mini-bio: Dr. Brittney Millspaugh-Storms, PT, DPT, MBA, NCS在安德森大学完成了生物学学士学位,重点是分子生物学和遗传学, and her doctorate and masters at Southwest Baptist University. 此后,她继续获得女性和盆腔健康认证,并成为董事会认证的神经病学临床专家. She currently teaches full time as an Assistant Professor at Indiana State University. 她还继续在ISU校园内的ISU物理治疗和运动康复诊所接受病人和练习.  

Sarah Tobias

Mini-bio: After Sarah Tobias graduated from Clay City High School in 2010, she attended the University of Southern Indiana. 托拜厄斯获得了幼儿教育学士学位(无执照)和艺术教育副修学位. 她喜欢在国际州立大学幼儿教育中心担任幼儿助理教师的工作,同时努力平衡与一种罕见的、看不见的疾病的生活.

Title: My Rare Invisible Disease…From Bitter to Better

Presentation Description: 这个演讲将会给你们一个人的视角关于患有未确诊疾病的生活以及患有罕见且看不见的疾病的生活是什么样的. 莎拉·托拜厄斯将与你分享她在这段旅程中学到的积极和鼓舞人心的人生经验.


TEDxIndianaStateUniversity - November 2020

Thank you for attending our TEDx event on November 19, 2020! We appreciate your participation. 演讲者的视频可以在YouTube上搜索“TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen”找到。, inputting the title, or clicking on the links provided below. You can also find the program attached to this message.  

With over 300 people that attended we were able to set the bar high for our future TEDx events, so keep an eye out for more information. Please show your support for the women of our community by liking, sharing, and commenting on the videos. 



Not All Wounds Are Visible | Bre Pierce | TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen

Throughout life, we experience things that make us happy, make us confused, make us angry, and sometimes makes us scarred. When all these scaring experiences build up, trauma begins to build. Sometimes you do not realize that all the stuff that has happened in your past has hurt you, until you start taking a look at your past and how it has ...


Women: Change Agents that are out of this World | Elynor Head | TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen


Do women really support each other at work? | Maryem Salam | TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen


Overcoming Risk Factors | Amanda Muhammad | TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen


培养LGBTQIAP+倡导的领导者| Melissa McCollister | TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen


The unspoken rules of the freelance world | Lexie Signor | TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen


Displaying Their Authentic Selves | Bahareh Javadizadeh | TEDxIndianaStateUniversityWomen



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