March Is Women's
History Month At Western Illinois University
To recognize the historic, cultural, charitable
and social contributions of women, Western Illinois University
President Al Goldfarb has declared March "Women's History
As part of a month-long celebration "Women
Pioneering the Future," the WIU Women's Center has compiled
a calendar of events recognizing women's achievements and contributions.
According to Women's Center graduate assistant Sara Pump, calendar
items were solicited from academic and administrative departments
and student organizations.
Unless noted, all programs are open free
to the public. For more information, contact the WIU Women's Center
at 298-2242. The schedule follows:
Friday, March 7 - Monday, March 31
"Women Pioneering the Future" Women's Center
electronic bulletin board and web site www.wc.wiu.edu
daily postings and public service announcements on WIUM-FM 91.3
Tri States Public Radio; Women's History Month display of books
written by and about women, Union Bookstore; Women's History Month
display, Malpass Library second floor; Women's History Month display,
WIU-Quad Cities; Women's History Month bulletin board contest,
WIU residence halls and graduate/family housing; and Women's History
Month display, University Union showcase (March 1-17 and March
Fridays, March 7, 14, 28 noon-1
p.m., "Club 51," lunch meeting to listen to and
discuss National Public Radio's "51 Percent" Radio Program
about women on WIUM 91.3 FM, University Union Algonquin Room.
Tuesday, March 18 - Thursday, April 10
Art Exhibition: "Women Collecting: Gender, Beauty,
and Ritual" by Elaine Clance, University Art Gallery.
Tuesday, March 18 6-8 p.m.,
public reception, gallery walk and discussion with Elaine Clance,
University Art Gallery.
Wednesday, March 19 7-9 p.m.,
Women's Voices Open Mic: Hear Herstory, Daily Grind, lower level,
Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March
22 6-9 p.m. (Friday) and 4-9:30 p.m. (Saturday),
International Bazaar, "Women's Roles Around the World"
booth, Union Grand Ballroom (March 21 - $3.50 students; $4.50
general public; March 22 - $4 students; $5 general public; children
under 12 admitted free).
Saturday, March 22 1 p.m.,
Westerwinds softball vs. Eastern Illinois (doubleheader), Mary
Ellen McKee Softball Stadium (students free with ID; admission
Tuesday, March 25 3 p.m.,
Westerwinds softball vs. Iowa State, Mary Ellen McKee Softball
Stadium (students free with ID; admission at gate); 7-8 p.m.,
poetry reading, "4,000 Years of Poetry Honoring Women's Bodies"
by Tama Baldwin, University Art Gallery; 7 p.m.,
speaker to be announced, Union Grand Ballroom.
Thursday, March 27 following
the 3:30 p.m. Psi Chi Meeting, "Women and Resilience"
panel, Waggoner Hall, Room 121.
Saturday, March 29 8:30
a.m.-2:30 p.m. "Woman to Woman: Third Quad Cities Open
Dialogue on Women's Issues," WIU-Quad Cities, advanced registration
Dates to be determined Rape Aggression
Defense (RAD) women's self-defense class, open to female WIU students,
faculty, staff and Macomb community members; gender equity bake