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    The Mystification of Gender Affirmation: Galathea, Gender, and Fantasy

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    John Lyly\u27s Galatea centers the role that gender expression plays in both communal interactions and interpersonal relationships. I argue that the way in which Galatea and Phillida present themselves within the play parallels the modern interpretation of transgender theory as outlined by Judith Butler. The actions that the two take are in service of manufacturing the kind of gender expression that breaks from conventional norms. While still rooted within fundamentalist dynamics, Lyly breaks free of bioessentialist understandings of gender in favor of a more liberating approach

    Alpine Skiing is Introduced in the 1936 Olympic Games

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    Tina Morefield Audio Interview

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    Tina Morefield talks about her time working in the office of the registrar at CWU. SHe also discusses graduating from Kittitas High School and working at the unemployment office before coming to Central in 1997. She enjoyed the environment and remembers fondly some of the past student, administrators, and co-workers.https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/cwura_interviews/1309/thumbnail.jp

    Heterochrony in the Interpretation of Stained Glass Windows: A Case Study on Light in the Church of Orsanmichele

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    In the last decade, scholars of medieval art have examined how the materiality of religious objects was seen to increase the sacredness of the rituals in which they were used. Christians in the Middle Ages understood that objects had the potential to move from the material (such as glass or gems) to the immaterial (the divine presence of God). While stained glass is a medium that is defined by the mutability of its material, scholars have focused primarily on the iconography of glass windows and the workshop practices of glaziers rather than phenomenological meanings. There is recognition of the visual effect of light moving through stained glass, but few connections are made between the shifting physical conditions of the spaces that include glass and the materiality of glass itself. In this paper I will argue that while the sensorial experience of stained glass windows is a significant part of the historical experience of a building, it is not the whole story. Using the Church of Orsanmichele in Florence, Italy as a case study, I will reconsider glass’ heterochronic potential in three aspects: boundaries, senses, and temporalities. This research raises questions about how viewers’ engagement with past and present can converge to create a clearer understanding of history

    Gender Wobbles But It Don’t Fall Down: Feste and the Instability of Gender in Twelfth Night

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    Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night appears to some readers as a conservative story of gender-bending, in which all is made “right” in the end. The central character, Viola, disguises herself as Cesario in order to survive. In the final scenes of the play, this character reveals herself to have been a woman all along, and immediately enters a cis-heterosexual marriage with the Duke Orsino. To other readers, the play appears to be an early depiction of what we might now call transmasculinity. In this view, the central character is not just dressing up as a man to survive; he really is Cesario. This essay intervenes in that discussion by finding a middle path that refuses to resolve Viola/Cesario’s gender trouble. Thurston Wilder refers to the character as “Viola/Cesario” throughout, and uses the slash between their two names as a visual representation of what is here called “gender wobble.” Placing Feste the clown’s epilogue into conversation with work by Sara Ahmed and Judith Butler, the author argues that the epilogue destabilizes the apparent cis-heterosexual tidiness of the play’s ending. Then, the essay reads the play backwards from the epilogue, uncovering Viola/Cesario’s gender wobble from the moment they “reveal” themselves to “be” Viola at the end to the first time they step foot in Illyria at the beginning. The framework of the “wobble” embraces the messiness of gender and creates space to locate possible resonances with trans experience in Twelfth Night without asserting a definitive reading of Viola/Cesario’s gender

    Lessons as a prevention intern: Eliminating sexual violence through school-based programs

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    Every 73 seconds another person in America is sexually assaulted. For my senior practicum, I worked at Sexual Assault Resource Center, which provides advocacy and support services, including crisis intervention and counseling, for survivors of sexual violence. My goals for my time with SARC included developing knowledge and skills related to being a trauma therapist, learning about how a nonprofit operates, and gaining an understanding of sex education and sexual violence prevention programs. As a Sexual Assault Advocate and Education and Prevention Intern at SARC, my primary responsibilities involved engaging in community outreach events, delivering educational workshops, and presenting prevention curriculum in schools. As a result of my participation, I became interested in researching school-based prevention strategies and programs aimed at reducing sexual violence, as well as their focus areas, strengths, and limitations. My research and practicum experience reframed the way I viewed prevention work, provided insight into effective prevention strategies, and reminded me of why I believe so strongly in early prevention education to reduce sexual violence

    SUN VALLEY SKI CLUB Part II 1946 - 1963

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    Our Shared Space and Threat Without Exit

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    Globalization is fraught with dangers due to institutional relationships that threaten humanity. These institutions, acting in unaware-concert, provide a looming danger for everyone in 21st century life. Humanity has created the threatening context; humanity bears the responsibility for its remedy. This is known as “world risk society” (Beck, 2009). The threat is all encompassing, grounded in material limits; no human is exempt from the danger. People can use these two features as fuel to politically engage and create meaningful change. It is this political context that requires generating everybody’s political will all the way from the heads of state to the average citizen.This fictitious slam poetry piece seeks to generate political will within the reader. The “Reflections from 2013” are meant to emphasize the role of “manufactured uncertainties” (2009)—the human-made risky elements of globalization-- which create a pressure within the reader as they travel from the present into the four possible futures. The order of the futures is intentionally designed to increasingly generate a sense of political will as the reader progresses from the most structurally unsustainable future (Future I) to the most sustainable future (Future IV). The movement of the piece is a transition from the possibility of destruction to the possibility of adapting to a life affirming way of organization in the end.Stories do not reveal how the future will go, only how it could go.Stories do not unpack ideas in linear form. Rather, they allow for the reader to encounter embodied ideas.Faculty Sponsor: Sherrie Steine

    Investigating Risky Decision-Making with Curiosity and Outcome Expectations in a Simulated Experience

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    Researchers have established an association between curiosity and decision-making, in that curiosity can influence subsequent cognitions and actions either positively or negatively. The authors developed the present study to better understand how various facets of curiosity can predict decision-making. Additionally, we were interested in how decision-making could predict one’s outcome expectations (i.e., expectation of escape versus capture in a simulated experience). As experts have understood curiosity to be understood in multiple facets (Litman, 2008; Lindgren et al., 2010), the initial hypothesis of the present study was to determine which facet of curiosity (e.g., diversive, intolerance, competency, problem-solving) was most appropriate in understanding its effects on risky decision-making. Additionally, the authors hypothesized that participants inclined to make more risk-taking decisions would be more likely to anticipate their escape from the simulation rather than their capture. Results found that people with high diversive curiosity made more risk-averse choices. Additionally, results suggest that participants with higher risk-taking decisions were significantly more likely to predict their escape rather than capture in a simulated experience. The authors provide implications for future research

    Symposium on American Values

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    Two U.S. Air Force planes on a runway.https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/john_foster_photos/4205/thumbnail.jp


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