University Relations and Communications


December 7, 2016

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MSUB’s Dr. Emily Arendt presents for American Association of University Women’s December program

Event begins soon after noon on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Banquet Rooms A and B in Rimrock Café and is free to the public.



Dr. Rachel Schaffer, English, philosophy and modern languages, 657-2950

University Relations, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — The American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Billings branch is pleased to announce Montana State University Billings Assistant Professor of History Dr. Emily Arendt as the special guest speaker for its December program.


Arendt will be presenting, “Possets and Pumpkin Pies:  A Brief Culinary History of the Holidays.”


The program begins soon after noon on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Banquet Rooms A and B in Rimrock Café on the University Campus and is free to the public.


Emily ArendtArendt specializes in research focusing on groups whose lives and experiences are often overlooked in traditional narratives, especially women. 


Arendt received the 2016 Dr. Tasneem Khaleel Award for Mentoring Young Female Professionals for her work with AAUW’s SmartStart program, which provides instruction to women on how to negotiate for more equitable salaries.  In 2015, she received a fellowship at the New York Public Library in support of her research into the relationship between food and partisanship during the early years of the United States.


The American Association of University Women’s mission is to advance equality for women and girls.


Founded on November 28, 1881, by 17 female college graduates, AAUW has developed a rich tradition of leadership, scholarship, advocacy, and action.  AAUW has shaped the social, political, and economic scene for women, including the fight for pay equity; a woman’s right to vote; and legislation that protects women at home, in schools, and in the workplace.


Today, AAUW numbers more than 100,000 members, 1,300 branches, and 500 college and university partners, of which MSUB is one.


Guests are welcome to have lunch in the cafeteria, with service starting at 11:00 a.m.  MSUB faculty, staff, and students can use their U-cards, or they (and other guests) can pay for lunch by getting payment slips from AAUW for $10. 


To guarantee seating or to request more information, contact Rachel Schaffer at 406-657-2954 or