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University events celebrate Women’s History Month

Friday, March 1, 2013

Women's History Month LogoMissouri State University will celebrate Women’s History Month beginning March 1. A variety of events will take place throughout the month, including the keynote address from Celine Cousteau, environmental spokesperson and founder of CauseCentric Productions.

Women’s History Month at MSU is sponsored by the gender studies program, Student Activities Council (SAC), office of diversity and inclusion, Ozarks Studies Institute, MSU Disability Resource Center, the College of Education and office of multicultural programs.

Events for the month include:

March 1
The Gillioz Theatre will host the kickoff celebration “First Friday Live” with a concert and live art show beginning at 7 p.m. Jamie Blaine will paint onstage during the live performances featuring The Eskimo Girls, Black Bonnet Ballyhoo and Lilly Bee and the Pollinators. The event is free and open to the public.

March 2
A book signing for “Jews of Springfield in the Ozarks” will take place at 6 p.m. at the History Museum of Springfield-Greene County. “Jews of Springfield in the Ozarks” was written by Missouri State faculty Mara W. Cohen Ioannides and M. Rachel Gholson.

March 3
The Moxie, 431 S. Jefferson Ave., will host a free screening of “Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” at 6 p.m. The documentary follows the evolution of Wonder Woman.

March 4
A second screening of “Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” will begin at noon in Meyer Library, Room 101. The screening is free and open to the public.

March 5
SAC will present Jean Kilbourne, award-winning pioneer for and lecturer of women’s image in advertising, at 7 p.m. in Plaster Student Union (PSU) Theater. Kilbourne will lecture on “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Image of Women.”

March 6
Kathleen Kennedy, history professor at MSU; Deborah Larson, media professor at MSU; and Madison Spencer, theater professor at Drury will lead a panel discussion about the documentary “Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” in Strong Hall, Room 3 beginning at noon.

SAC will present a screening of “Miss Representation” at 9 p.m. in the PSU Theater. “Miss Representation” is a documentary of women in the media and of social movements made by women. The event is free and open to the public.

March 18
In honor of the progression of women’s sports, a panel of past and present MSU women’s athletics coaches will lead the discussion Playing with the Boys: Title IX and Women’s Sports at MSU will begin at noon in Glass Hall, Room 102. The panel will feature Reba Sims, MSU women’s basketball, field hockey and softball coach, 1965-79; Cheryl Burnett, MSU women’s basketball coach, 1987-2002; and Holly Hesse, MSU softball coach, 1989-present.

March 19
Pamela Smith Hill, a professional and creative writer, will present Pioneer Girl: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Untold Story at 7 p.m. in Meyer Library, Room 101. Hill will speak about her upcoming book “Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Pioneer Girl: An Annotated Edition.”

March 20
A panel of local women working in the field of science will lead the discussion Women Working in the Sciences beginning at 6 p.m. in PSU, Room 312. The panel will feature Dr. Wendy Anderson, biology professor at Drury University; Dr. Beth Bowles, Bull Shoals Field Station research specialist at MSU; and Holly Neill, executive director of Missouri Stream Team Coalition.

March 21
Tekki Lomnicki will present Clothing Optional at 7 p.m. at Carrington Hall. Lomnicki will explore body image and disabilities.

March 22
Tekki Lomnicki will present Clothing Optional: A Discussion at 7 p.m. at the PSU.

March 25
Celine Cousteau, environmentalist and owner of CauseCentric Productions, will present On Being a Woman in the Field at 7 p.m. at the PSU Theater. Cousteau will examine the challenges facing women in the sciences.

For more information, contact Pam Sailors at (417) 836-5529.


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