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Welcome to the Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center

The Women’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw who attended Albion College from 1873-1875. She was an ardent feminist, educator, minister, medical doctor, orator, and suffragist.

The Center coordinates educational programming that promotes inclusiveness and pluralism and raises awareness of women’s and gender-related issues. Examples include programming on sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The most visible event sponsored by the Center is the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s History Month Program, designated each year to honor Dr. Shaw’s memory and highlight an important aspect of women’s lives. Other educational programs are co-sponsored with student organizations that share mutual interests.

Involvement in the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center is open to the entire College Community. There are many formal and informal ways for students, faculty, and staff to be involved in the Center’s activities.

Mission

The Albion College Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center leads, advocates, and collaborates to continuously improve the overall campus climate in regards to women's and gender issues and to promote women's empowerment and equity.

Where We Are

Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center
Albion College
KC Box 4676
611 E. Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224

Kellogg Center 448
517/629-0226

About Us

Anna Howard Shaw

History

Founded in 1985, the Center is named for Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919). Dr. Shaw was an ardent feminist, educator, Methodist minister, physician, orator and suffragist. The daughter of Michigan pioneers, Dr. Shaw attended Albion College from 1873–1875 before becoming one of the first women to be ordained in the Methodist Church. Dr. Shaw served as president of the national Women’s Suffrage Association for 12 years during the early 20th century.

The Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center house is a gathering place for women – simply “a place of our own,” where women can join together to share ideas, access resources, and work together to promote growth. The Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center aims to promote and support the status of women in the Albion Community. The Center’s programs and resources are available to students, faculty, and staff of Albion College as well as to the people of Albion and the surrounding communities.

Objectives

  • To provide collaborative social, cultural, developmental, and political programming to raise awareness for women’s rights and equality.
  • To coordinate educational programming on sexual assault and sexual harassment.
  • To connect students with resources pertaining to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual health.
  • To connect students with resources which support women’s health and well-being.
  • To collaborate with academic programs, campus organizations, and student organizations providing support for women’s issues and needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

H1N1 Vaccine Now Available at Student Health Services for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Email to campus community from Kenneth Snyder, Assistant Dean of Community Standards and Director of Campus Safety (sent 12/1)

Student Health Services has received additional supplies of the H1N1 vaccine and is now able to offer it to all students, faculty, and staff members. Vaccinations are available tomorrow and Thursday (December 2nd and 3rd) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There is no charge for the vaccinations.

Questions about this process may be directed to Student Health Services at extension 0220, or by email at .

 

H1N1 Vaccinations Available for Students This Friday, November 20th

Email to campus community from Kenneth Snyder, Assistant Dean of Community Standards and Director of Campus Safety (sent 11/19)

The Office of Student Health Services (SHS) still has approximately 100 doses of H1N1 vaccine available for students. SHS staff will be again be offering vaccinations for current Albion College students only this Friday afternoon, November 20, 2009, from 1:00 p.m.. to 4:00 p.m., or until all of the vaccine has been dispensed. There is no charge for the vaccination, but students must present their College ID card to receive the vaccine. Students: please be aware that there will be no walk-in hours at SHS Friday afternoon morning while vaccinations are being dispensed.

While SHS expects to receive more H1N1 vaccine from the Health Department in the future, at this time there is no firm date as to when vaccinations will be again available on campus. Future vaccination times will be announced when additional vaccine is received.

Questions about this process may be directed to Student Health Services at extension 0220, or by email at .

 

Limited Supply of H1N1 Vaccine Available for Students at Student Health Services

Email to campus community from Kenneth Snyder, Assistant Dean of Community Standards and Director of Campus Safety (sent 11/13)

The Office of Student Health Services (SHS) has received 200 doses of H1N1 vaccine from the Calhoun County Health Department. SHS staff will be offering vaccinations for current Albion College students only this Tuesday morning, November 17, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or until all of the vaccine has been dispensed. There is no charge for the vaccination, but students must present their College ID card to receive the vaccine. Students: please be aware that there will be no walk-in hours at SHS Tuesday morning while vaccinations are being dispensed.

While SHS expects to receive more H1N1 vaccine from the Health Department in the future, at this time there is no firm date as to when vaccinations will be available on campus. Future vaccination times will be announced when additional vaccine is received.

Questions about this process may be directed to Student Health Services at extension 0220, or by email at .

 

Flu Cases Reported to Student Health Services

Email to campus community from Sally Walker, vice president for Student Affairs (sent 9/29)

According to Debra Pierce, MSN, RN, Director for Student Health Services (SHS), four cases of what is suspected to be Type A H1N1 influenza have been recently reported by students. Note that these cases have not been confirmed as H1N1. Pierce reports that symptoms have been relatively mild.

As a reminder, symptoms of the flu can include: fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. These symptoms can last 5-7 days. Anyone who thinks they may have the flu should stay home until their fever has been gone without medication for 24 hours. If you have a fever or are feeling very ill, self-isolate as much as possible (e.g., stay in your room or home from work, do not attend class, athletic practice and other activities). This proactive approach will promote the overall health of the campus community, so thank you in advance for your cooperation. Students can contact SHS at ext. 0220 to consult and for further information and assistance.

Students who are unable to attend required activities due to illness are expected to inform their teaching faculty, coach, athletic trainer, and/or on-campus work supervisor (as appropriate). Please note that class attendance and athletic event participation policies are set by individual teaching faculty and coaches, respectively, and these personnel should be consulted regarding absences from these activities.

Student Health Services continues to urge members of the community to be vigilant in promoting good health and hygiene, and stresses the importance of practicing good cough and sneeze etiquette by coughing or sneezing into a tissue (or if a tissue is unavailable, by covering your mouth with your upper arm), washing hands often with soap and warm water, and using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

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