Open Again

Welcome Back! After a few months away, returning and new students alike are trickling into the Sloss house. As students are becoming more accustomed to their classes they discover the little hideaway where they are able to drink a cup of coffee, take a nap, or study in between classes. And we love having all of you back!

 

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Announcements:

This coming week we will be having our Open House and hope to see you all there. It is Thursday, September 25 and will be held from 10:30-1:30.

Another opportunity which we are excited to host is the Womyn of Colour Network. We have a retreat with many takers set up for the 26th -27th of September, the retreat is to network and to make friends; be sure to be on the lookout for other events in the Womyn of Colour Network if you’re interested.

Until we update again I leave you with a poem:

Autumn

BY GRACE PALEY

1

What is sometimes called a

tongue of flame

or an arm extended burning

is only the long

red and orange branch of

a green maple

in early September   reaching

into the greenest field

out of the green woods   at the

edge of which the birch trees

appear a little tattered   tired

of sustaining delicacy

all through the hot summer   re-

minding everyone (in

our family) of a Russian

song   a story

by Chekhov   or my father

 

2

What is sometimes called a

tongue of flame

or an arm extended   burning

is only the long

red and orange branch of

a green maple

in early September   reaching

into the greenest field

out of the green woods   at the

edge of which the birch trees

appear a little tattered   tired

of sustaining delicacy

all through the hot summer   re-

minding everyone (in

our family) of a Russian

song   a story by

Chekhov or my father on

his own lawn   standing

beside his own wood in

the United States of

America   saying (in Russian)

this birch is a lovely

tree   but among the others

somehow superficial

 

 

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About Margaret Sloss Women's Center - ISU

The Margaret Sloss Women's Center promotes equity on the Iowa State University campus. Through a feminist lens, the center advocates for individuals and groups; provides support, referrals, community and programming; and maintains a safe space in the Sloss House.

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