Helen Boyd

Tag: Helen Boyd

Helen Boyd Named Recipient of State Community Activist Award

Lawrence University lecturer Helen Boyd will be recognized Wednesday, May 4 by the Fair Wisconsin Education Fund with its annual Community Activist Award. Boyd will be one of four recipients honored at the organization’s Milwaukee leadership reception hosted by newly elected Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

Helen Boyd

Boyd, who joined the Lawrence faculty in 2008, teaches in the gender studies department as well as in Lawrence’s  Freshman Studies program . A nationally recognized voice on diversity issues who has long championed gender equality, Boyd is the author of the books “My Husband Betty” and “She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband.”

In addition to Boyd, Fair Wisconsin will recognize the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees of Wisconsin with its Tammy Baldwin Statewide Impact Award, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa with its Advocate Award and the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center with its Organization Award.

Since 2008, Fair Wisconsin has recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBT equality in Wisconsin.

Lawrence Hosting Five Events During Third Annual Fox Cities Book Festival

Lawrence University, co-sponsor of the annual Fox Cities Book Festival, will host five events during the third annual celebration that runs Sunday, April 11 through Sunday, April 18. More than 60 presentations by 48 authors, including two Lawrence faculty members, are planned throughout the Fox Cities during the eight-day festival.

David McGlynn, assistant professor of English at Lawrence and author of the 2008 short story collection “The End of the Straight and Narrow,” will participate in the panel presentation “How to Get Published” Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m. in the Appleton Public Library.

Helen Boyd, lecturer in gender studies at Lawrence, discusses her two books, “My Husband Betty” and “She’s Not the Man I Married,” Monday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Harmony Cafe in downtown Appleton.

Award-winning writer Jane Hamilton, author of “The Book of Ruth,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and “A Map of the World,” a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, presents “The Journey from ‘Domestic Fiction’ to Comedy” Friday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Stansbury Theatre.

Other book festival events being held on campus include:
• “Aama’s Journey” by Broughton Coburn, Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center cinema.

• “Principles of Reading, Principles of Writing,” by Bishop Robert Morneau of the Green Bay diocese, Friday, April 16 at 6 p.m. in Stansbury Theatre.

•. “Logomaniacs,” a theatric performance by students from the Renaissance School of the Arts, Saturday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center cinema.

• “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by Wisconsin native David Wroblewski, Saturday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

All of the above events are free and open to the public.

LU’s Boyd Featured Guest on SistersTalk Radio Program

Helen-Boyd_web_II.jpgHelen Boyd, lecturer in Lawrence’s gender studies program, will be a guest of Genia Stevens on SistersTalk Radio Wednesday , Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. SistersTalk Radio is an online radio show that focuses on LGBT issues. Boyd is the author of the books “My Husband Betty” and “She’s Not the Man I Married.” Listen to a podcast of the 30-minute interview here.