Now accepting nominations for the AAUW of Tennessee NCCWSL scholarship

AAUW’s own National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (aka NCCWSL, pronounced “nick whistle”) is a two-and-a-half-day conference designed to enhance the leadership skills of college women and to promote effectiveness in their work on campus and in their community. NCCWSL will be held May 30-June 2, 2018, at the University of Maryland, College Park.

AAUW Murfreesboro is currently accepting nominations for the AAUW-TN annual NCCWSL scholarship award. The individual elected by the Murfreesboro branch is submitted as our nominee for the Tennessee state scholarship. If AAUW Murfreesboro’s nominee is awarded the AAUW-TN scholarship, AAUW Murfreesboro will contribute an additional $200 in travel funds on top of the cost of registration paid for by the state.

Your nominee should be an undergraduate student with some leadership experience, strong potential for growth in leadership, and good communication skills. The student must also be able to attend NCCWSL upon receipt of the scholarship.

Nominations will be accepted through January 15. Visit the NCCWSL page to learn more about how you can submit a nomination.

Statement on #MurfreesboroLoves

AAUW Murfreesboro has been leveling the playing field for women and girls to work and learn since 1913. National AAUW has been in existence since 1881, and AAUW of Tennessee has existed since 1926. Our role is simple: We bring people together for the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for all women and girls.

AAUW Murfreesboro endorses #MurfreesboroLoves, a coalition of organizations and citizens working against hate. #MurfreesboroLoves is coordinating a day of non-violent, community action at Barfield Park Pavilion 7 on Saturday, October 28th beginning at 11 AM.

Local news outlets have been reporting on white nationalist organizations that are scheduled to march on the square on Saturday, October 28th. These are the very same organizations that marched in Charlottesville, VA in August.

AAUW Murfreesboro believes that hate has no home in Murfreesboro. We vehemently denounce all racist ideologies and organizations. We advocate on behalf of the policies and laws that our nation has adopted to ensure the full rights and freedoms of women, Black Americans, religious expression, immigrants and the LGBTQ community. Further, we view the use of violence and intimidation as anti-democratic, for they can erode the very fabric of our society.

We invite our members and friends to join us and #MurfreesboroLoves on October 28th at Barfield Park Pavilion 7 at 11 AM to take a stand against hate.

Other events being coordinated by #MurfreesboroLoves include:

Boro Loves Fun Run & Potluck Breakfast
Hosted by Fleet Feet Murfreesboro and sponsored by #MurfreesboroLoves
Saturday, October 28 @ 7 AM – 9 AM
544 N Thompson Ln Ste C

#MurfreesboroLoves Concert at Puckett’s
Featuring Lisa Law & the Suspects, Addicental Trio, and Jake Leg Stompers
Sunday, October 29 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
114 N Church St

Downtown Shopping Day
Hosted by #MurfreesboroLoves in support of downtown businesses who will lose business on the day of the rally
Saturday, November 4 @ 10 AM – 6 PM
Public Square

For more information contact:
Dia Cirillo, President, AAUW Murfreesboro