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Summer 2007

“Unsung Her oines”

Volume 13, No. 1
Co-Presidents’ Letter
2007–2008 PWA Officers 2

PWA Mission Statement 3

Unsung Heroines 2007 3–12

UCSB Women Authors 11–13

Annual Conference 14–15

2007–2008 Program Events

Membership Form 16 Celebrating Women—Serving our Community
2007–2008 PWA Of
PWA ficers
A Letter from the
Shubra Agrawal, Office of Equal Opportunity
Sandra Camp, Educational Opportunity Program
Co-Presidents . . .
CO -VICE PRESIDENTS: Dear PWA Members and Supporters:

Milinda Cuellar, Mail Services
Anna Morales-Castañeda, Budget & Planning e are honored to serve as the Co-Presidents of UCSB’s Professional
Women’s Association for the 2007–2008 academic year. We look
Mia Vela, Financial Aid Office forward to an exciting and productive year ahead of us!
T REASURER: This special summer edition of PWA’s newsletter marks the 9th year of
Nellie Guerrero-Herrera, honoring our campus’s Unsung Heroines. At this year’s 11th Annual PWA
Educational Opportunity Program
Professional Development Conference in May, we celebrated ten women
Marti Lopez, Educational Opportunity Program from our community who contribute to UCSB’s mission in different ways.
P AST PRESIDENT: We honored staff and faculty who serve this campus and strive to make our
Kori Soltz, Housing & Residential Services community better. We encourage you to read each woman’s story and learn
about the ways in which they are truly Unsung Heroines.
PWA Standing Committees
We invite you to look inside this newsletter for further reflection of
Recognition and Awar
Awar ds:
Coordinates all PWA awards and scholarships, this year’s professional development conference. Our theme was “Women as
including the Unsung Heroine Award
Architects of Change—Connect Today/Seize Tomorrow.” Our keynote
Andrea Helfer, Admissions, Visitor Center speaker was UCSB’s own Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Professor of Sociology and
Filmmaker. We also enjoyed speakers from campus and the Santa Barbara
Community Service:
Promotes volunteer opportunities by designing community who emphasized change and shared stories of fulfilled dreams.
and sponsoring service projects for the UCSB These women examined how we learn to listen and trust our inner voice at
campus and the community
C O-CHAIRS: work, home, and in our communities We hope that the stories and life
Katya Armistead, Admissions , Visitor Center lessons they shared with us helped individuals tap into their inner strength
Gina Gonzales, Admissions , Visitor Center and inspired attendees to fulfill their own dreams and flourish within their
Membership: careers and personal lives.
Supports the growth of PWA through active
recruitment within the UCSB community
A new year also brings changes to PWA. This edition of the newsletter
C O-CHAIRS: will be the last paper copy of the newsletter as we move to an online distri-
Leslie Koda, Office of Academic Preparation
Shana Moran-Lanier, Counseling Services bution. Our new website is now fully updated and is a wonderful resource for PWA information and archives. If you have not seen our beautiful
Programs: website recently, please take a look at www
www.p .pwa.ucsb
.pwa.ucsb .edu
.edu. Kudos to Barbara
Provides year-round activities and events on topics
responsive to members’ needs and interests Byrge for all her hard work and vision with the PWA website.
C O-CHAIRS: We want to encourage your involvement in PWA. Participate in our
Barbara Byrge,
Engineering Computer Infrastructure service projects, attend the luncheons, join the bookclub, come to our
Marie Howell, College of Engineering annual development conference, serve on a committee—the choice is yours!
Publicity and Publications: PWA offers many opportunities to develop your leadership skills, become
Responsible for publicizing PWA-sponsored involved in the community, and interact with a diverse group of women
events and activities
C O-CHAIRS: from all walks of life, with differing skills, experiences, and backgrounds.
Katheryn Greenaway, Their enthusiasm, support, and knowledge will inspire you to achieve your
Technology Management Program
Lainie Pascall, Office of the Ombuds own goals! We hope that you will become a member PWA and join us as we embark on a year filled with supportive colleagues, fun events, and profes-
Maintains the PWA website
sional development.
Nellie Guerrero-Herrera, Educational Our best,
Opportunity Program Shubra Agrawal & SSandra
andra Camp

Our Unsung Heroines
A principal goal of the Professional Women’s Association is to develop awareness throughout
the campus community of women’s contributions to the mission of UCSB. With this goal in
mind and for the ninth year, we asked for nominations of women who consistently make our
campus a better place. We received nominations which highlighted women working in many
different capacities from a broad cross-section of campus. Some of them work quietly behind
the scenes, others are more widely known; each shares a firm commitment to the mission of the
University of California. Many nominees volunteer outside their departments and all pour their
energies into their jobs.
It gives us great pleasure to celebrate these unsung heroines on our campus. On May 9,
2007 each woman was recognized at our eleventh annual conference, where we celebrated the
theme of “Women as Architects of Change: Connect Today/Seize Tomorrow.” We would like to
extend their recognition to the entire campus community by profiling each heroine in this
special edition of the PWA newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading these brief profiles of your
colleagues and appreciate the contributions they make to the campus and the community.


Ellen Anderson
Anne Athanassakis
Julie Carlson
Liberty Freeman
Tilly Govender
Laureen Lewis
Lorie Morris
Carol Pasternack
Elisabeth Weber
Karen Wicorek

Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Professional Women’s
Association (PWA) is to develop awareness
among faculty, staff and other campus
constituencies of the contributions of
women to the mission of UCSB; to provide
activities and support other campus
constituencies that contribute to the
advancement of women at UCSB; to serve
as a networking and communications
channel among women employees at
UCSB; and to provide a forum to influence
decisions on campus and community issues
that affect women at UCSB.

PWA Membership
An Interview with
Ellen Anderson
A s the University’s fiscal year

begins in July and ends in June,
your renewal of PWA dues follows normously dedicated and a very gifted mentor,
this same pattern. While many PWA Ellen Anderson cultivates initiative and gently
members pay their dues as they guides students toward effective decisions in her two roles
register for the spring conference to
as Acting Director for Isla Vista Arts and Events Manager
take advantage of the discounted
for Isla Vista Live. These programs are important for the
rate, there are plenty of perks for
current PWA members throughout
cultural value they add to the community and give students the opportunity
the year, such as voting privileges, to step into positions of leadership in the development and implementation
drawing tickets, and an official PWA of theater and dance productions.
member name tag. The earlier you “UCSB is a good ship to be on,” says Ellen. Long affiliated with
renew in the new fiscal year, the UCSB, Ellen taught as a lecturer in the Dramatic Art Department in the
sooner you can start receiving these
mid 90’s before accepting her current position. She enjoys working with
added benefits! See page 16 for
students in a community of learning and aims to be “non-judgmental or
membership form.
controlling” of artistic content. Ellen is also graced with skills as an observer
and witness which serve her well in her passion as a professional playwright.
Originally from Detroit, Ellen moved to Santa Barbara with a B.S and
a M.A. in Speech Pathology from Wayne State University. The first in her
family to go to college, she felt compelled to get what she calls “practical
degrees.” At age 35 Ellen hit upon that which she was born to do—be a
playwright. She firmly believes, “You must do what you like, MUST . . . if
not, find a way to change it.” As a published travel writer, award-winning
author to numerous plays (some of which have been produced in New York),
and a writer for a PBS children’s program, Ellen shares, “it’s a lie that you
can’t make a living in theater.”
Ellen is grateful for the “Huge Fortune” in her life, both in terms of
her professional success and for the “good women allies” she has made along
the way. As she watches others bring
You must do what you like, to life her creative ideas through
MUST . . . if not, find a way to their talents, Ellen feels she is doing
change it. exactly what she is supposed to be
doing. Being a playwright and

raising her daughter brings Ellen a sense of contentment. Her free time is
UNSUNG HEROINES spent in ballet class, rollerblading, movie watching, and going to the theater.
Janet Brown Hailed as motivated, enthusiastic, creative and energetic, Ellen is
Socorro Castellanos known to be a risk taker with great foresight who advises others to “tell
Susan Cochran people what you want . . . no one will think less of you.” She trains teaching
Dolores Estrada assistants each quarter, provides continuity, trouble-shoots each production,
Jackie Kurta provides budgetary oversight, and ensures that all operations work smoothly
Amy Liest and successfully. A supporter for Ellen’s nomination as an Unsung Heroine,
Viviana Marsano
Linda Flegal says, “She has made such a difference in terms of the success of
Cristina Martinez
our program.”
Mary McMahon
Lisa Oshins Kather yn G
Katheryn Grreenaway

Save the Date!
An Interview with September 20 PWA Steering Committee
Anne Athanassakis Retreat
October 2 PWA Fall Kickoff Event

October 4 PWA Book Club
nne admits her true love is food, 12–1:00 p.m. UCEN
so it is not surprising that her Goleta Valley Room
career as the Administrative Coordinator Monthly, 1st Thursday
for the Residential Dining Services is the
perfect match for her passion. Her work
in Dining has held many positive experi-
ences and has allowed her to grow and
become a trusted mentor, listener, and
problem-solver for the entire department.
She has also been trained as a mediator
and was involved with the campus mediation program.
Known as an “incred-
ible, valuable resource in many Her listening and
ways,” staff members do not communication skills are utilized
hesitate to visit Anne when in all aspects of her life . . .
they need an empathetic ear.
She is dedicated to her staff; her colleagues say that Anne is “committed to
helping each person.” As a strong advocate for staff, Anne encourages and
Barbara Anderson
practices positive feedback. She also advocates for those who need assistance
Cecilia Becerra
navigating the systems and policies at UCSB. Fluent in Greek, Anne
Cynthia Brown
mentors and translates for Greek staff members and assists them with Milinda Cuellar
transitioning to the campus environment. Lisa Daniels
One of the highlights of her career was helping to arrange and host the Margarita Espinoza
conference for the National Association of College and University Food Allyn Fleming
Service from the Western United States. During the conference she met Nellie Guerrero
famous chefs including Hugh Carpenter and Michael Ableman. Anne’s Maria Gordon
knowledge of the dining world proves her to be an asset to UCSB’s commu- Dianna Halliburton
nity and the nearly 180 full-time employees she assists. Grace Lapinid
Lili Harrison
Anne is also an active member of the PWA Book Club. Her listening
Jill Horst
and communication skills are utilized in all aspects of her life, including this
Roxane Lapidus
club. She thinks that the book club is a wonderful resource that presents an Sally Lombrozo
opportunity to network and have conversations with a diverse group of Patricia Lunsky
people. As someone who “consistently seeks self-improvement,” Anne also Jacki Mattice
recommends expanding personal horizons through professional development Shana Moran-Lanier
trainings and by attending Arts & Lectures events. Sunny Reiner
Anne’s nomination to be an Unsung Heroine came with resounding Elvira Rose
praise from her supervisor, who says that Anne is “truly the glue that holds Janet Schuler
our unit together.” Her skills as a listener, her heart as an advocate, and her Coleen Sears
Mary Rae Staton
dedication to her work identify Anne as an invaluable part of the campus
Yukina Warner
Lynn Wilcoxon
Jacki Mattice & Lainie P
Mattice ascall
Pascall Carol Wyzinski

An Interview with
Julie Carlson

J ulie Carlson is committed to her re-

search, teaching, and making UCSB an
accessible and welcoming community. She came
to UCSB almost 22 years ago after earning her
Ph.D. in English at the University of Chicago.
While she misses Chicago’s urban environment,
“finding the joy in the job” has kept Julie in
Santa Barbara because she enjoys her work,
students, and friends. Her research interests include British Romanticism, a
field that she finds intriguing since it was revolutionary literature.
Julie’s nomination letters for the Unsung Heroine Award from her
graduate students praise her mentoring abilities and her concern for their
personal and academic lives. They appreciate her unwavering support and
practical advice when they encounter difficulties in their research. Julie
advises students interested in pursuing a life in the academic world: “If
you’re building a life, you better like what you’re doing.”
Julie’s commitment to diversity is another aspect of her service to the
community that extends beyond her department and research. She is the co-

2004 U
founder of Project Excel, an organization that seeks to involve families,
NSUNG HEROINES students, schools, and the community in the “academic preparation of Black
African-American and Native-American students in grades 5 through 12 for
Belinda Braunstein
Sandra Camp enrollment in a four-year college.” The program is currently in its second
Tracee Cunningham year, and Julie has aspirations for expanding the initiative. With a full-time
Cheryl Dent director and 25 families in the program, Project Excel is already making a
Nikki Dewart name for itself in Santa Barbara. As one of her nominators observes, “The
Cythia Ellestad energy and drive of Project Excel will sustain it and its success will be only
Dawn Fink one of the legacies Julie has left in the
Patricia Gilbert greater Santa Barbara community.” The energy and drive of
Esther Gonzalez In the midst of all her activities Project Excel will sustain
Irma Guenthart
Vivian Guerrier
and research, Julie says that she loves it and its success will be
Judy Guillermo-Newton
to have music in her life. She has only one of the legacies
Vishna Herrity
played the piano since childhood and Julie has left in the
Hsiu-Zu Ho minored in Music as an undergradu- greater Santa Barbara
Julie Levangie ate student at Pacific Lutheran community.
Jill Levy University. She continues to enjoy
Beverly Lewis performing as the pianist for her church every Sunday.
Deborah Lupo The care Julie demonstrates for the University and Santa Barbara
Erin McCartney communities is phenomenal. Her desire to improve academic preparation at
Kim Park all levels and her concern for those around her are testaments to Julie’s spirit
Debbie Richards
and dedication.
Peggy Sanchez
Ann Wainwright Lainie Pascall

Mark Your Calendar!
An Interview with September 21 Coastal Woman’s Quarterly
Liberty Freeman
Freeman Business Breakfast
7:30–9:30 a.m.

Topic is Breast Health
fter only four years at UCSB, http://www.coastalwoman.
Liberty Freeman is described by com/breakfast.html
one of her nominators as a living legacy.
September 27 Women’s Economic Ventures
Her positive attitude and enthusiasm Mixer
fills her work, inspires others, and 6:00–8:00 p.m.
amazes her colleagues and supervisor. As http://www.wevonline.or
the Office Manager at the Francisco
Torres Dining Commons, Liberty
Freeman is celebrated as an Unsung
Heroine for her upbeat demeanor and willingness to help those around her.
It is not surprising that Liberty has been quickly promoted multiple
times in her short tenure at UCSB. Her supervisor shares that she “displays a
. . . an amazing woman who amount of
spreads patience, love, compassion, energy” and
and understanding with every works to make
breath she takes. the campus a
more cheerful
and welcoming environment. Her care and concern for both her staff
members and students has led to an outpouring of positive feedback—her 2003 U NSUNG HEROINES
supervisor believes that he has “received the most positive comments about her
Wendy Barker
customer service abilities of any person that has ever worked for me.”
Pam Caballero
Liberty admits that she is an “overload of positive energy,” and pos- Joyce Carasa
sessing this quality has allowed her to use her time and talent to assist both Lynnette (Lynne) Cavazos
UCSB and the greater Santa Barbara community. Liberty has an under- Kathy Davis
graduate degree in Theatre Arts. She recently put her acting expertise to use Melissa Dase
by assisting in the production of the “Emergency Preparation” video for Joyce Edgar
Housing and Residential Services. She also decided to run the Women’s Nike Yvonne Freeman
Marathon and was able to raise $5,500 for leukemia and lymphoma with her Terri Guenther
Rose Mainhardt
Silvia Marquez
Her motivation and drive allows her to pursue both personal and
Natasha McCann
professional goals. She is involved with the Housing Leadership Program and
Diane Mercado
is committed to living life to the fullest. A friend describes Liberty as “an Pat Morrison
amazing woman who spreads patience, love, compassion, and understanding Norma Ortiz
with every breath she takes.” Kim Parent
Liberty celebrates life and shares her enthusiasm with everyone she Tanya Plant
encounters. Her positive spirit and caring personality makes her an excellent Linda Raney
ambassador for UCSB and a very welcome addition to our community. Mary Jane Salcido
Carole Self
Jacki Mattice & Lainie P
Mattice ascall
Pascall Terry Thomas
Jackie Treadway
JoAnn Trento

A re you an aspiring author
or journalist?
An Interview with
Tilly Govender
Write for the
PWA Newsletter and
develop your skills! T illy Govender has an aura of generosity and
integrity that is hard to ignore. Her willing-
ness to help others while holding herself to high
Contact standards shows self-confidence and determination
for more information. to excel and help others achieve at the
same time. As her nominator shares,
. . . a willingness to help
“Tilly’s continued level of commit- people is rewarding.
ment to her work and community, her commitment to principles, and her
stepping up to challenges is deserving of a special acknowledgment.”
This high praise resonated within the ears of the German, Slavic, and
Semitic Studies Department, where Tilly has recently become the Business
Officer. With nearly 5 years of administration in the Media Arts & Technol-
ogy Program as a Financial Assistant and prior campus employment dating
from 1996, Tilly was strongly encouraged by her former supervisor to
expand her part-time role with UCSB. Her high financial proficiency,
integrity, steadfast adherence to UC procedures, and winning demeanor no
doubt contributed to her selection.
Landing the position upon completion of the College of Letters &
Science Leadership Development Program is the highlight of Tilly’s career.
2002 U NSUNG HEROINES She believes in taking advantage of offered trainings, tapping into the
campus support network of colleagues, and embracing every opportunity.
Mary Anderson
Possessing professionalism, dedication, and aspirations to grow from chal-
Rosa Arlington
lenges, Tilly rose above increased workloads from short-staffed environments,
Susan Berg Arnold
Denise Belanger as well as a complex financial situation with equanimity.
Yuxi Fan Tilly has a generosity of spirit that extends beyond her immediate
Mary Gervase coworkers throughout the campus, to her neighbors and community at large.
Phyllis Gibson An appreciative colleague recalls a visit while in hospital; Tilly went so far as
Diane Gulley to cook a meal for the family—knowing how hard it is to ‘get it all done’
MaryJo Joy with a new baby in the house. Known to “give time to a fellow staff member,
Roberta Kaufman student and faculty . . . she is a friend to all she that she meets.” She also
Sandy Morris gives of herself in the care of an elderly widowed neighbor, activities with the


Heart Association, involvement in her daughter’s elementary classroom and
with the PTA. Tilly finds that “a willingness to help people is rewarding.”
Martha Barajas When she isn’t working, Tilly enjoys gardening, travel, epicurean
Charlene Chew-Ogi indulgence, and spending time with her family, who emigrated from South
Sarah Dillingham Africa 16 years ago. Her husband runs a successful local restaurant business
Melinda Gandara and she has two daughters, one a third year student at UC Berkeley, the
Lynn McLaughlin-Hill
other in primary school. Tilly leads by example, and with unassuming
Ann Nomura
confidence she shares, “Seize life with a very happy open hearted gesture and
Lou Anne Palius
enjoy whatever you do, what you put out will come back to you.”
Tori St Clair
Dilling Yang Kather yn G
Katheryn Grreenaway

An Interview with
Laur een Lewis

L aureen Lewis is described as “an integral player

on the Arts & Lectures team,” which is no
surprise since she enjoys working in the fast-paced,
energetic, team atmosphere to bring excellence in the
arts to UCSB and the local community. Laureen is her department’s wide-
smiling Financial Analyst who is such a huge fan of inspirational sayings that
she wears them on her shirts. “Without her diligent attention to detail and
proactiveness, Arts & Lectures would not run as smoothly as it does,” shares
Director Celesta Billeci. Another colleague regards her as the “keystone of the
entire program.” Laureen regularly comes into the office on weekends,
evenings, and even on holidays to make sure all goes well. She personally
organizes the office and has for years served as a United Way representative.
Laureen offers this career advice: “Do what you like and like what you
do.” This motto and a strong desire to help people led her to a career in
education. She taught elementary school math, reading, and GATE programs
for 12 years before joining the UCSB Educational Opportunity Program
(EOP) in 1988. While working part time as an Adminis-
trative Assistant with Native American students, Laureen Do what you like
earned a Counseling Skills Certificate from UCSB and like what
Extension. She didn’t waste any time in putting her you do . . .
certificate to use. In addition to her already held position,

Laureen increased her hours to counsel students. After eight years of dedica-
tion to EOP, she moved to Arts & Lectures. Since then she has enjoyed U NSUNG HEROINES
growing with the department, learning about finance and the arts, obtained a Marion Bankins
Supervisory Skills certificate, and been part of the Mentorship Program. Barbara Bartolome
Motivated to get things done and do them well, Laureen has a thirst Joyce Ester
for knowledge that keeps her actively seeking to improve and learn. Some Sally Foxen
traits that have helped her to be successful include flexibility, open Carol Geer
mindedness, and being respectful of others’ needs. Proactive in creating Jamie Hatch
Jennifer James
better systems, her daily drive is to work smart not hard.
Deborah Kaska
Outside of work, she enjoys horsing around with her husband. They
Monica Koegler Blaha
have been riding horses for 10 years and especially enjoy visiting family in Dee Dee Lane
Arizona. She often rides her bike to work and walks everywhere; most Robherda Lange
notably she completed a half marathon fundraiser for leukemia. Barbara Main
Incredibly touched by her Unsung Heroine nomination, she counts Priscilla Mori
meeting Yo-Yo Ma and Jane Goodall among the highlights of her nearly 20- Patricia Nixon
year UCSB career. During this time she has been active in numerous com- Arlene Phillips
mittees and gives thanks for various supervisors and colleagues who have Karen Poirier
served as mentors. With her experience and dedication to her work, Laureen Lindsey Reed
Brenda Reheem
is a fantastic resource for this campus who exudes optimism.
Ginny Robles
Kather yn G
Katheryn Grreenaway Anne Rothfarb

An Interview with
Lorie Morris

L orie Morris describes herself as

the typical Gemini—friendly,
outgoing, and versatile. It is easy to
see how these characteristics have
served her well in her position as the
Office Manager at the Health Educa-
tion Office a nd led her co-workers to
nominate her for the Unsung Hero-
ine award. In her 11 years at UCSB,
Lorie’s focus has always been customer service. Her current passion involves
1999 U NSUNG HEROINES working with and assisting about 50 Health Education Interns and 10 staff
members in Student Health. Although she enjoys the other aspects of her
Edna Arellano
job, she quips, “The policy manual doesn’t hold a candle to intern projects!”
Maria Boschee
Lorie often works extra hours to assist the interns and help them develop
Debbie Ceder
materials for their projects.
Bobbie Collier
Jessie DeAro Lorie also has a thriving photography business and shows her work at
Deby DeWeese the Sunday Arts Show on
Debbie Fleming Cabrillo each week. She . . . her encouragement of those
Sharon Hoshida enjoys the time she spends around her means a happier,
Christine Iriart in the darkroom, develop- healthier campus for all of us.
Shirley Kennedy ing her newest photographs
Lee Anne Kryder in preparation for her shows. She specializes in landscape photography and
Elizabeth Ramos
allows her artist’s eye to capture the beauty around her.
Candy Stevenson
Lorie is a lifelong learner; she has taken classes from Adult Education,
Ashley Tidey
Petra van Koppen
UCSB Extension, and Santa Barbara City College to further both her
Sue Woodill professional and personal skills and knowledge. Initially, her work at Santa
Barbara City College for Graphic Design and Photography was intended to
1998 U NSUNG HEROINES enhance her own photography business. However, Lorie recently discovered
she only needs one additional class to complete her A.A. degree. Although
Jeri Du Boux
working and taking classes has been stressful for Lorie, she is proud that she
Juli Gotschalk
has gained a variety of skills, particularly in graphic design. This expertise has
Pamela Kimlinger
Suzi Lascurettes
not only helped her photography business flourish, but her co-workers have
Martha Lindsey also praised her design skills and creativity for work-related projects.
Joyce Lopez When she is not working or taking classes, Lorie admits that she does
Debbie Miles-Dutton not own a television and prefers to do “geeky things” like reading, working
Carol Mosely with her camera, and using her Mac.
Laurie Ritchie Lorie’s enthusiasm and support is appreciated by her co-workers who
Lori Ritchie see how her “optimistic demeanor brightens the day” and “creates goodwill . . .
Ann Sonstelie in the UCSB community.” Her willingness to help others and her en-
Jeanne Stanford
couragement of those around her means a happier, healthier campus for all of us.
Suzanne Timmons
Amy Van Meter Lainie Pascall

An Interview with UCSB Women Authors
Car ol Pasternack
Catherine L. Albanese

arol Pasternack’s ability A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural
to build community at History of American Metaphysical Religion
UCSB led to resounding and
America: Religions and Religion, 4th Ed.
nominations for the Unsung
Ann Bermingham
Heroine award from both her
colleagues and her graduate Sensation and Sensibility: Viewing
students. She supports her Gainsborough’s “Cottage Door”
graduate students and col- Swati Chattopadhyay
leagues in all of their endeav- HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE
ors, including personal Representing Calcutta: Modernity,
Nationalism and the Colonial Uncanny
decisions to start a family or taking a leave of absence when necessary. She
believes that if someone is determined to obtain her doctorate degree or gain Catherine Cole
tenure, she can and will accomplish her goal even if it takes her extra time. Co-Edited with Takyiwaa Manuh and
Carol describes her own path to academic study through the theme of Stephan Miescher
“quiet repetition”—she pursued an undergraduate degree in American Africa After Gender?
Civilization, a Master’s degree in English, completed coursework in Architec- Jenny Cook-Gumperz
tural Design, and received a Ph.D. in English. She says that she considered GEVIRTZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
The Social Construction of Literacy, 2nd Ed.
architecture as a profession, but decided that an academic career would give
her the freedom to teach and research her own interests. Using her architec-
Bella DePaulo
tural background, Carol has served the campus by volunteering as a member
of the Design Review Committee for campus building projects. Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped,
While she admits that she “may overdo it some” when trying to juggle Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live
a full teaching schedule, academic research, mentoring graduate students, Happily Ever After

serving on campus Hallie Eakin

committees, and spending [Carol] demonstrated that GEOGRAPHY

time with her husband one doesn’t have to Weathering Risk in Rural Mexico: Climatic,

and daughter, Carol strives sacrifice career for family, Institutional, and Economic Change

for a work/life balance. or family for career. Car ol Genetti

She has used numerous Grammar of Dolakha Newar
resources on campus in her desire to help create and influence flexible
Judith Gr een
policies to support caregivers, including the Senior Women’s Council, the GEVIRTZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Work/Life Office in Human Resources, and the Elder Care Support Group. Co-Edited with Allan Luke
As her graduate students have noted, “[Carol] demonstrated that one Rethinking Learning: What Counts as
Learning and What Learning Counts
doesn’t have to sacrifice career for family, or family for career.” Her students
appreciate her encouragement and advice, her colleagues admire her strength Maria Herr era-Sobek
and tenacity, and this campus is grateful for her contributions and service. STUDIES
Lainie Pascall Chicano Folklore: A Handbook
Linda Hill
Georeferencing: The Geographic
Associations of Information

UCSB Women Authors
Women An Interview with
Sunny Jung
Elisabeth W eber

Translation with Hillel Schwartz lisabeth Weber’s dedication to
Ko Un’s Abiding Places, Korea South &
UCSB is easily seen through
her unflagging work in the hu-
Stephanie Lemenager
manities. As a researcher, her self-
Manifest and Other Destinies: Territorial described “passion for questions” led
Fictions of the 19 Century United States her to study contemporary Euro-
pean thought. She has been a professor for 16 years at UCSB, four of which
Suzanne J. Levine
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE she has served as the Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies Department Chair.
Translation with Carol Maier Elisabeth’s commitment to social justice permeates all aspects of her
Severo Sarduy’s Beach Birds
life—her research, her teaching, and her own history. As a child in Germany,
Maria Mar otti
Marotti Elisabeth says that she wrestled with questions about the Holocaust and the
FRENCH AND ITALIAN Nazi occupation. Her childhood questions of “Why didn’t people stand up?
A Question of Class
How could they bear to do it?” still influence her research. Her exploration
Susan McLeod of philosophy and literature has helped her keep these questions alive; she
believes we are all indebted to those who suffered the consequences of silence
Writing Program Administration
in the face of torture and violence.
Claudine Michel When asked what interests she pursues during her leisure time,
Co-Edited with Marlene Racine-Toussaint
Elisabeth laughs and remarks that with twin eight year-old boys, she has little
and Florence Bellande-Robertson spare time! Her children are interested in swimming and reading—two
Brassage: An Anthology of Poems by interests Elisabeth shares. Her staff finds Elisabeth’s “ability to balance her
Haitian Women
professional and personal life both astounding and inspiring.”
Co-Edited with Patrick Bellegarde-Smith Beyond philosophical study, Elisabeth is committed to, “walking the
Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth, And Reality walk” of social justice and peace. She believes that the privilege of teaching
and and conducting research at a public university also encompasses the responsi-
Co-Edited with Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture: Invisible
bility to bring social issues into the public view. Her dedication to the
Powers humanities and her interest in trauma studies sparked the idea for the
“Torture and the Future” series at
Committed to “walking the walk” UCSB. This series spanned six months
of social justice and peace . . . of various events and lectures and was
funded by the “Critical Issues in
America” grant, individual campus departments, and private donors.
Elisabeth and a multidisciplinary team of UCSB professors worked to bring
guest speakers to the campus to discuss America’s use of torture.
“I don’t even like to think about torture,” Elisabeth admits. Yet she
knows that our concern and involvement with one another is crucial. Her own
compassion has made her an Unsung Heroine, not only in the eyes of her staff,
who nominated her for this award, but also in the eyes of the entire UCSB
community. Her commitment to her students, research, staff members, and
the greater Santa Barbara community is clearly demonstrated through her
tireless work to bring light to difficult questions.
Lainie Pascall

An Interview with UCSB Women Authors
Kar en Wicor
Karen ek
Alice O’Connor

aren Wicorek’s ability to Social Science for What?: Philanthropy and
the Social Question in a World Turned
connect with students and
Rightside Up
help them build a community at
UCSB demonstrates her respectful Lisa Parks
and humble demeanor. “Coming to
Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual
college should be the beginning of
our student Élide V alarini Oliver

Her management style is to lead by

workers and O Terceiro Livro dos Fatos e Ditos Heróicos
customers example—and her example is one of do Bom Pantegruel El Universo y O Sertão:
creating their humility, respect, and service. Guimarães Rosa
own families, Katharina Schreiber
their own communities. Karen is a catalyst in their lives for creating this new ANTHROPOLOGY
family,” says one of her nominators for the Unsung Heroine award. While Co-authored with Josué Lancho
Aguas en el desierto: los puquios de Nasca
Karen is too modest to take credit for the exemplary role she plays in the lives
of her students, she knows that she makes them feel welcome in their new Sandra Thompson
Co-authored with Joseph Sung-Yul Park and
As the manager of the “Take-Out” Meal Program at Ortega Dining Charles N. Li
Commons, Karen and her staff serve nearly 600 meals every day. Even A Reference Grammar of Wappo
though her student crew must clock-in at 6am for the morning shift, they
Janet W alker
arrive with pleasure because it means they have the privilege of spending time FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES
with Karen. Karen’s kind heart makes her a natural listener and mentor. Trauma Cinema: Documenting Incest and
Although many of the students she hires have never worked before, Karen the Holocaust

inspires them to learn and succeed at their job. Her supervisor observes that
Karen “teaches them to take risks and helps guide them in making their own
decisions.” Her management style is to lead by example—and her example is
one of humility, respect, and service.
Karen enjoys building relationships with these students; many of them
still keep in touch with her long after graduation. She says that one of the
highlights of her nearly 20 years of service at UCSB has been “getting
Christmas cards or baby announcements from students that have been gone
for some time.” Karen’s respectful listening and kind attitude is not one
students easily forget.
One of the perks of Karen’s position is that she ends her day at UCSB
by 2 p.m., leaving plenty of time to spend with her grandson. She enjoys her
time as a grandma and is delighted when they go to the beach with the
family dogs.
Karen’s keen sense of community building and commitment to her
work makes the Take-Out Meal Program at Ortega Dining Commons shine.
Her loyalty to students’ accomplishments makes her an outstanding role
model and friend to those who have the pleasure of working with her.
Jacki Mattice & Lainie P
Mattice ascall

11th Annual Conference
Encourages Women
to Create Change
P WA’s 11th Annual Conference on May 9, 2007
inspired women across UCSB to be architects of
change in their own lives, as well as on campus. The
day began with a panel presentation from three UCSB
women who have taken risks in forging paths to
success. Keynote speaker, Dr. Kum-Kum Bhavnani,
Professor of Sociology at UCSB, delivered a moving
address and screened the trailer for her documentary
film, The Shape of Water. In telling her own story, she urged women to create “It was great to see a
change in their lives and communities. Also featured was the presentation of UCSB community
the Unsung Heroine Awards to ten outstanding UCSB women. With member as the
personal and professional development workshops throughout the day, on keynote speaker!
topics ranging from Antarctic expeditions to financial management, this There are amazing
year’s conference was filled with positive energy and enthusiasm. We applaud women on this
all who made this day successful—PWA’s mission to celebrate women and campus.”
serve the UCSB community was certainly achieved!

A special thanks to
Shubra Agrawal
(Co-Vice President for
2006–2007) whose
fundraising efforts
made the 2007
conference such a
success. Shubra was
also instrumental in
securing Kum-Kum
Bhavnani as the
keynote speaker.
Kudos, Shubra!
2007 Professional
Development Conference
“Women as Ar
“Women chitects of Change”
Opening Addr
ddress Henry T. Yang, UCSB Chancellor

Panel P
Prresentation Cindy Ponce, Assistant Director, Academic Personnel
Joy Williams, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering
Dayna Williamson, Manager, Human Resources Compensation

Keynote SSpeaker
peaker Kum-Kum Bhavnani, UCSB Professor of Sociology, Filmmaker

wards Unsung Heroine Presentations

Networ king and Raffles D

etworking rawings

Wor kshops:
Antarctic Science Adventure
Building Your Financial Future
Build Skills and Confidence: Learn to Love Public Speaking
A warm thank-you
to Sandra Camp
College of Letters & Science Leadership Development: A Training Opportunity (Co-Vice President
Overcoming Obstacles: The Story of the Accidental Publisher for 2006–2007), who
coordinated the
The Power of Journaling and the Passion for Change: Trusting Your Inner Wisdom
morning panel and
Strengthen Your Body, Strengthen Your Mind
all session speakers.
Stress Busting 101
Surviving Painful Accusations Well done, Sandra!
Top 10 Financial Planning Tips for Women
Want to Be Your Own Boss? 2007 PW A
Confer ence—
Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to PWA member
Margar et McMurtr
garet ey
ey, Grand Prize
winner of a two-day spa package at the
Mira Monte Spa and Hotel in Santa
Barbara that was raffled off at the annual
PWA Conference. This treat includes a
massage and breakfast. When asked
who will be her guest at the spa,
Margaret said that she hopes to
persuade her sister to visit from
Colorado for some “fun girl time.” Our
“Awesome research experience! best to Margaret—we hope that you
Women making a difference everywhere.” thoroughly enjoy your prize!

T he PWA Program Committee is already working to bring fantastic
events to you! We’ll start the year with our PW
Ev ent on O ctober 2, 2007
PWA A Annual Kickoff
2007. In previous years we’ve had ice cream socials,
catered lunches, and a pizza party. This year we are considering a picnic on
the Women’s Center Lawn, and we’d love to hear your feedback.
Check our online calendar at http://www
http://www.p .pwa.ucsb .edu/calendar
.pwa.ucsb .php
often for details on this, as well as other PWA events.
Please see a listing of future activities below. If you have ideas for other
events, let us know! We are also accepting new members to the program
committee. If you are interested in joining our committee or offering
suggestions, email pr ograms@p
programs@p wa.ucsb
ograms@pwa.ucsb .edu
.edu. 2007–2008
Program Events
Allosphere Demonstration
Email Etiquette & Communication Skills
Formal Luncheon
Holidays around the World
Network like a Pro
Poker & Pizza
Look for future
Recreation Center Tour
PWA newsletters
Tai Chi & Chai Tea
online at
Versatile Vegetable Field Trip
UCSB Research Highlights newsletters
Wine Appreciation
Special thanks to Karen Doehner
for her artistic efforts and creative
vision in redesigning this

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