Dr. Liz Ahl

When we speak of putting learners at the centers of our classrooms and enabling them to be active participants (rather than passive recipients) in their education, we owe a debt to Women’s Studies.
– Dr. Liz Ahl, from her 2005 Kalikow Award acceptance speech.

Past Winners


2016: Shannon Griffiths — A Governing Body


2014: Jess Steever

ENDA 2013: Ending Transgender Workplace Discrimination


2013: Brittany Harty

The Importance of Being a Lady : Breaking Down Femininity as A Gender Norm


2011: Becky Cressy

“Some Demon’s Mistress, or the Demon’s Self”

The Vilification of Women in the Poetry of the British Romantic Period


2009: Carrie E. Waldron

Triolets, Rechargeability and the Feminist Movement:

Multiple Connotations in Kathleene West’s “Current Event”

2008: Hilary Austin

June 29th, 2008 by Bridget

More Than Just Fat: Jenny Saville and Body Image

2007: Caitlin Stevens

June 29th, 2007 by Bridget

The Importance of Being Crafty: The Benefits of Crafting to Women and Feminism In the Past, Present, and Future

2006: Naomi Judd

June 29th, 2006 by Bridget

American Mountain Women: On a Footpath All Their Own

2005: Nora Toomey

June 29th, 2005 by Bridget

I Am A Woman, Read My Blog

2004: Dawn A. Smith

June 29th, 2004 by Bridget

Feminist Backlash, Motion Pictures, and Post-Feminist Theory

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Next Steps

Grant-funded Program Prepares Special Education Teachers » Looking over a classroom of a dozen junior high school students at Plymouth Elementary School, special education intern Jennifer Kay ’99 worries what the future holds for the class of kids with mental and physical challenges. “I have doubts about where some of my students will be in […]

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Round the Track

It’s been a long 30 years for supporters of Plymouth State’s track and field program, but the wait is finally over. For the first time since 1985, PSU’s track team hosted a meet December 12 at the new ALLWell North facility, which features an NCAA regulation 200-meter track, long- and high-jump pits, pole vault, and a weight area. For […]

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Let the Sunshine In

A Strategic Approach to a Sustainable Campus » Compressed Natural Gas powers the campus’s hot water and heat. A geothermal system heats and cools the Hanaway Rink at the PSU Ice Arena and Welcome Center. Biomass fuel keeps the new ALLWell North facility warm and provides hot water. And now solar panels on the roof […]