Mount Union College Celebrates National Women's History Month

April 15, 2010

Mount Union College celebrates National Women's History Month with a host of activities


The College will kick-off the month's events on Monday, March 11 with a self-defense presentation at 8 p.m. in the Campus Grounds in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Jeffrey W. Helaney, detective bureau commander for the Alliance Police Department, has been involved with martial arts for over 30 years. He holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 5th Degree Black Belt in Eclectic Combatique, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, and an honorary Black Belt in Pentjak Silat. He has been inducted into five separate martial arts halls of fame. Most recently he was the World Wide Martial Art Hall of Fame's Master Instructor of the Year for 2001, and he was honored by Action Martial Arts Magazine for Outstanding Achievements in Martial Arts at their 2002 Hall of Fame Banquet. He currently serves as the Ohio State Director for the International Tae Kwon Do Union and oversees the Kick Drugs Out of Alliance program.

On Tuesday, March 12 singer and songwriter Judy Gorman will perform in the Campus Grounds at 4 p.m. Her presentation, "Multicultural History of Women and Music/Finding our Own Voice," is a musically illustrated presentation in lecture, discussion and performance of women and music throughout history. Later that evening, Gorman will present a concert at 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Grounds. Refreshments will be provided.

Workshops will include "Stress Relief through Origami," led by Dr. Ann Ritchey, assistant professor in mathematics at Mount Union, on Thursday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Campus Grounds and a relaxation workshop, led by Dr. Annette Cryder, director of counseling services at Mount Union, on Friday, March 22 at 12 p.m. in the Alumni Room.

Worship services at the Dewald Chapel for the month of March will include Reverend Wendy Bausman on Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m, speaking on the topic, "Called to Be Role Models" and "Reader's Theatre" featuring Mount Union students Sunday, March 24 at 11 a.m.

On Monday, March 18, the Rainbow Repertory Company, Inc., a traveling theatre troupe will present "Hypathia" at 7 p.m. in the Campus Grounds.

Susan F. McConnell, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio and Kentucky will be speaking on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. in the main lounge of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

On Monday, March 25 there will be a showing of and a discussion following "The Accused" at 7 p.m. in the Campus Grounds.

On Tuesday, March 26 Halima Addou, an Algerian refugee, human rights activist and lawyer will present a convocation at 10:35 a.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Throughout the month, students will be raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and collecting items to donate to various community organizations.

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