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Work Smart & Start Smart: Salary Negotiation


Learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. Sign up for a facilitator-guided virtual workshop or use our Work Smart Online e-learning tool, which takes less than two hours to complete and can be done at your own pace — both are free!

4/20/2024 Annual Meeting and Scholarship Presentations

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Texas Music City Grill & Smokehouse
5424 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703

Join us for lunch on Saturday, April 20th for our Annual Meeting and Scholarship Presentation. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and cost is $25.00 per person. Advanced registration required.

Deadline to register is April 17th.
$25.00 per person ($26.50 if paying online)

Use the registration form to mail a check to AAUW Tyler Branch, PO Box 7171, Tyler TX 75711

To pay online, visit https://aauw-tyler-branch.square.site/

Great Decisions 2024

Join us for Great Decisions 2024. Weekly discussions on a variety of current events and topics. Brought to you by the Foreign Policy Association, League of Women Voters, AAUW and the Tyler Public Library.

New day and time!!!! Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning February 15th.

February 15th: Mideast Realignment By Marc Lynch

Discussion leader: Stephen Stine (TJC)

The United States and Middle East are at a crossroads. In spite of a reduced presence in the Middle East, the U.S. still has significant national interests there and the area is a key arena for global power politics. Can the U.S. continue to defend its interests in the Middle East and globally with a lower level of military and political involvement, or should it recommit to a leading role in the region?

February 22nd: U.S. -China trade rivalry By Jonathan Chanis

Discussion leader: Jeffrey Crean (TJC)

China’s economic rise and its current policies of increasing the role of the state in the economy have led some U.S. policymakers to seek to deny China access to U.S. technology and investment. This is seen as a necessary corrective to decades of predatory Chinese economic policies. Is this a wise strategy, and how effective can it be?

February 29th: Pandemic preparedness By Carolyn Reynolds

Discussion Leader: Sharon Kyser (TJC)

Looking back at the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many lessons to take away in terms of domestic and international policies. Although this pandemic seems to have waned, how can we apply these lessons to future pandemics? Will countries cooperate, and will a consensus emerge on how to manage global health challenges?

March 7: Understanding Indonesia By Charles Sullivan

Discussion Leader: Arthur Smith (TJC)

Despite its large size, Indonesia remains virtually invisible to most Americans. But as one of the world’s largest democracies, the world’s largest Muslim-majoritynation, and as an economic driver of ASEAN, why does it fly below the radar? What are current issues in U.S.-Indonesian relations, and what role can the country play in Asia?

Break for Spring Break!

March 21: Science across borders By Mila Rosenthal

Discussion Leader: Cullin Davis

Scientific advances benefit from collaboration between researchers, but what happens when material, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) is controversial and important to a nation’s national security? Is there a middle ground between sharing information and denying access? How can we regulate cooperation?

March 28th: NATO’s future By Sarwar Kashmeri

Discussion leader: Alyssa White (Tyler High School)

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has come under increased scrutiny, not because NATO troops are involved in the conflict, but because of its role in relations between Russia and its neighbors. Will expanding membership in NATO protect countries, or will it further provoke Russia?

April 4th: High Seas Treaty FPA Editors

Discussion leader Jamie Bitzenhofer (TJC)

Areas of the seas beyond national jurisdiction comprise the high seas, which are facing a degradation of ecosystems due to climate change and the increase in human activities, such as shipping, overfishing, pollution, and deep-sea mining. The recently negotiated High Seas Treaty, also known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty, will attempt to address these issues. How difficult will it be to convince nations to participate?

April 11: Climate Technology and Competition By Bud Ward

Discussion Leader: TBD

Will the United States and China, with other powerful countries following suit, approach current and future climate initiatives with an increased commitment to trade protectionism and nationalism, by various measures including trade restrictions? Or could a growing spirit of international accord develop to confront the “common enemy” of climate change?

Volunteer Voter Deputy Registrar Training

Join AAUW Tyler Branch on National Voter Registration Day at our Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training.

Register here

Smith County Elections Administration Office
302 E. Ferguson
Tyler, Texas 75702

Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) Trainings

For those wanting to register voters in Smith County, the Smith County Election’s Office is offering AAUW members and interested guests a specially scheduled Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. The training will last 1-hr to 1.5-hrs. They will be in the Hub, located at 304 E. Ferguson Street in Tyler.

The VDR training is open to anyone who meets all of the qualifications to register to vote in Texas. This is a training designed to teach individuals how to correctly register people to vote.

Free to attend. Must register in advance to ensure enough seating for all. Space is limited. Light refreshments provided.