Talking History with Ed Baptist


Women and the Great War: Stories from the Front Lines

In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I


Women’s and Gender Studies Presents



Dr. Allison Belzer

Assistant Professor of History

Armstrong State University


Women and the Great War: Stories from the Front Lines


Thursday October 23


Combs 139


For more information contact

Dr. Allyson M. Poska, program chair, Women’s and Gender Studies

Cosponsored by History and American Studies, English, Linguistics, and Communications, and CARC

Professor Edward E. Baptist visiting UMW

Edward Baptist

The American Nurse


Talking History Schedule 2014-2015


Event (9/24): Ferguson in Historical Context

Women’s and Gender Studies


the Department of History and American Studies present:


Ferguson in Historical Context


Wednesday September 24


Monroe 210


Dr. Jess Rigelhaupt, Dr. Will Mackintosh, and Dr. Claudine Ferrell will provide some historical background to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri followed by a discussion with the audience


For more information contact Dr. Allyson M. Poska

Campus Internships – Deadline Friday (9/12)

UMW currently has a number of internships available for students with an interest in Digital Communications. For full details, see  To apply: submit resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and available hours to Interviews will begin immediately.

Internship Descriptions:

Technical Writer

As a technical writer, you would be translating existing tutorials and technical jargon into user-friendly language, capturing screenshots, creating short video, and helping users understand how to use available tools to accomplish tasks.

Qualifications include basic html skills, good writing and editing skills, and experience using WordPress. English, Journalism, and Education majors are encouraged to apply; experience with digital storytelling or digital studies; blogging; and editing preferred.


Google Map Editor

Work with Google Maps to update UMW campus maps. Includes adding additional information, cleaning up existing data; providing building descriptions; creating secondary map features such as noting accessibility features, computer labs, art, historically important places, etc. Photography and copyediting experience a plus.

Qualifications include a thing for maps and a desire to help us make all kinds of user experiences better. Google Map data touches GPS on all Android phones, search results, walking directions, the campus tour – be involved in all of those things. KML experience is a bonus. It’s also ok if you don’t know what that is.


Social Media Auditor

Identify all UMW social media properties and review them for specific criteria. You would work with Digital Communications, Public Relations, and Design Services, as well as participate in weekly workgroups and monthly Social@UMW users group meetings.  You’ll gain an understanding strategy, voice, tone, and the goals of social media use by organizations.

Qualifications include knowledge of social media and attention to detail.


Web Editor

If you enjoy working in WordPress, working with web content, and organizing a lot of information to be user friendly and accessible (or you really want the experience to be able to go do those things after graduation), you could be instrumental in redeveloping a website for a high-profile UMW initiative.

Qualifications include WordPress experience. Excellent organization, spelling, and grammar skills also required.