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March 7, 2003 Volume 19, Number 14


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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 Month."

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 23-31).

Fridays, March 7, 14, 28noon-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, Bayliss Hall.

Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 226-9 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 221 p.m., Westerwinds softball vs. Eastern Illinois (doubleheader), Mary Ellen McKee Softball Stadium (students free with ID; admission at gate).

Tuesday, March 253 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 required.

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 sale.

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