Mount Union Plans 2017 Women’s History Month Events

February 27, 2017

Alliance, OH – In celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of Mount Union plans to host numerous events and activities throughout the month of March. These events are all free and open to the public.

To kick off the month, Mount Union student Daria Chalupa will present “The Feminine Mystique in 2017: Alive & Well?”. This event will take place in the Newbold Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on March 14, starting at 11:15 a.m. 

On March 15, a panel of guest presenters including Amy Achenbach, Dr. Jamie Capuzza, Dr. Tammy Daily, Dr. Nicole Johnson, Gina Maida, Dr. Lori Kumler, and Dr. Jennifer Martin will cover the topic “Why We March…Reflections on the Women’s March” in the Newbold Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center starting at 7 p.m. The panel will be discussing the impact of and the motivations behind Women’s Marches.

On March 20, the Panhellenic Council will be sponsoring NPC International Badge Day, “Better Friends, Better Sisters, Better Women” with guest speaker Tina VanSteenbergen presenting at 7 p.m. in Campus Grounds, located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. On this day, the Panhellenic Council encourages everyone in a sorority or fraternity to wear their pin. If interested in attending, please RSVP to

The Department of Political Science and International Studies and the Regula Center are proud to host Ambassador Connie Morella to speak on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Morella is a former United States Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (2003-2007) under President George W. Bush. She currently serves as a member of the Faculty American University, and will share her experience as a female politician. The location for this event has not yet been determined.

On March 25, Mount Union will offer events across the region on the history of the Underground Railroad. The afternoon will begin with docent-led tours of the Haines House in Alliance from 1:30-3:30 p.m. A discussion led by Dr. Michelle Collins-Sibley on author Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad will follow at 4 p.m. at the University of Mount Union. Finally, a performance by the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra of music celebrating Harriett Tubman, a heroine of the Underground Railroad, will take place in Youngstown at 8 p.m. A catered dinner and reflections by Dr. Collins-Sibley prior to the performance will take place at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the symphony can be purchased here. Pick up a copy of The Underground Railroad in the University bookstore today!

Women of Mount Union are invited to socialize with fellow alumnae and current scholarship recipients at the Mount Union Women Spring Tea event on March 26 at 2 p.m. in the Newbold Room in HPCC. Cost is $20 per person, and proceeds benefit the Mount Union Women Scholarship fund. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

On Tuesday, March 28 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Helen Muga will be presenting in Presser Recital Hall located in the Cope Music Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Muga, is the assistant professor of engineering at the University of Mount Union, and is also founder and principal of Pacific Water, a socially responsible company that embeds sustainability practices into its business model. During her presentation, Dr. Muga will share her experience of creating her own business.

In the final days of Women's History Month, there will be a Hiroshima Jogakuin Peace Presentation in the Newbold Room of HPCC on March 30 at 4:15 p.m. and a Women’s History Month themed Coffeehouse, sponsored by the Raider Programming Board, on March 31. The Coffeehouse will be held in Campus Grounds located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center and will begin at 7 p.m.

The Women’s History Month events will continue into the month of April with Gender Equity Matters (GEM) sponsoring a movie screening of Audrie and Daisy on April 5 at 7 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall. Audrie and Daisy examines the impact on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage women discover that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera.

The celebration of Women’s History Month will come to an end on April 12 with the workshop, “Start Smart Salary Negotiation”. This session is geared toward college women, providing advice on how to negotiate starting salaries and narrow the wage gap as early as possible. The workshop will take place in the Alumni Room located in the Hoover Price Campus Center and will begin at 7:15 p.m. 

In addition to events on campus, Mount Union is featuring a #womenofUMU social media campaign featuring women from the Mount Union community who have made an impact on and off campus. The campaign can be followed on Mount Union’s social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. 

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