Nominations Sought for new Awards That Honor Service to Women

The Coordinating Council of the University Advocates for Women and Equity is accepting nominations for three awards that honor those who have taken action in service to women at St. Thomas or who have engaged in work focused on women. The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28.

 The awards, all new honors being given for the first time this year, are the Good Sister Award, the Pauline Lambert Advocacy Award, and the Sapientia Award for Creative Work Focused on Women. The first two awards will be given to women on campus, while the third is open to men or women whose work has focused on women. Each award has different categories, reflecting the different constituencies on campus (students, exempt staff members, non-exempt staff members, or faculty members).

Good Sister Award
The award is given to a UST woman who has shown readiness to help and support, in formal or informal ways, the women around her on campus. In making a nomination, describe how the nominee has been a good sister to an individual or a group of women.

Pauline Lambert Advocacy Award
The award is given to a UST woman who has taken initiative in challenging problems that exist around gender issues on the UST campus. Nominate a woman who has taken action and challenged the UST community as a whole or members within the community to recognize a gender-related problem on campus.

Sapientia Award for Scholarly or Creative Work Focused on Women
This award (co-sponsored with the Women’s Studies Department and the Luann Dummer Center for Women) is given to a member of the St. Thomas community for an outstanding piece of work that has as its subject or focus a woman or women, or a concern related to women. To nominate a member of the UST community, describe the nominee’s scholarly or creative work that focuses on a woman or women, or on women’s concerns. If possible, include a copy of the work (a photograph of artwork, a copy of a scholarly paper, etc.).

To nominate someone (student, exempt staff member, non-exempt staff member, or faculty member) for any of these awards, write a one-page letter of nomination and e-mail it to Dr. Susan Myers. Recipients of the awards will be honored at a Women’s History Month ceremony on March 17.