Sunday, April 10, 2011



Sponsored by the Deerfield Area, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, and Waukegan Area Branches of AAUW, the 6th Annual AAUW Fellows Brunch took place at Lambs Farm, Libertyville, Saturday, April 9. Members from these branches and the Elgin Area Branch numbered around 60. After a delightful meal, the audience heard from these three AAUW Fellows:

Sarah Graff, PhD, University of Chicago, Postdoctoral, Archeology, University of Chicago, who spoke about her onsite research of ancient western Syria (Ebla vicinity)

Ana Maria Reyes, PhD, Art History and Criticism, University of Chicago, who spoke about her study of 20th Century Columbian artist Beatriz Gonzalez

Amanda Fisher, MS, Mathematics, Roosevelt University (Chicago), who spoke about her plans to study and develop new classroom methods for math teachers

Raising funds for AAUW grants and fellowships is an integral part of many AAUW branches. Learning about how these monies help further the educations of outstanding women is indeed gratifying. These three women are worthy recipients. Both Graff and Reyes hope to have their work published soon.

Friday, April 1, 2011

APRIL 2011

    The At the Movies interest group will discuss The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, Argentina) at 7pm, Monday, April 4, at the home of the hostess.

    April 5: V O T E !

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford) will be discussed by the Reflections on Reading interest group at 7pm, Thursday, April 7, at the home of the hostess.

    The annual AAUW Fellows Brunch sponsored by the Deerfield, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, and Waukegan branches of AAUW will be held at 11am, Saturday, April 9, at Lambs Farm, Libertyville. Contact for more information.

    April 12: E Q U A L * P A Y * D A Y

    The Secret World of Civil War Women Spies will be presented by Shannon Ferguson-Munns at our 7pm, Tuesday, April 12, general meeting at Cook Memorial Library, Libertyville. This meeting is free and open to the public.

    The Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW will hold a bake sale at the Lake County Courthouse, Wednesday morning, April 13. Profits will support AAUW Funds.

    The Book Review interest group will meet at 1pm, Thursday, April 21, at the home of the hostess.

    Travel in Alaska will be the topic at the Travelogue interest group meeting, 7pm, Tuesday, April 26, at the home of the hostess.

    The 87th Annual AAUW-IL, Inc., Convention--The PEARLs of AAUW--will take place April 29 & 30, at the Par-a-Dice Hotel & Casino, East Peoria. For information, go to