Mount Union Plans Events for National Women’s History Month

May 25, 2010

Mary Taylor, Ohio State Auditor, to present Women's History Month Keynote Address on March 31Mount Union College will celebrate National Women's History Month in March with a host of activities.

A dinner for sorority students and staff will be held on Monday, March 2 in honor of International Badge Day, an annual event during which sorority women honor their Greek affiliations by wearing their badge or letters. 

Women Artists in Action will be presented on Tuesday, March 3 from 6-7 p.m. in the Crandall Art Gallery. This gallery talk by artists Donna Webb and Angelica Pozo represents the closing of the Ceramic Art Exhibit, currently on display in the Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m.

On Thursday, March 19, Wings of Alpha Chi will be held from 5-8 p.m. in Campus Grounds. Pre-sale tickets for wings will be available for $7. Tickets will be on sale beginning March 2 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Pizza and raffle tickets will be for sale during the event as well. Raffle items will include baskets, gift certificates, Cleveland Browns merchandise and more. The money raised will benefit the Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter and Alpha Chi Omega. For tickets or further information, contact Lauren Secrest at

In conjunction with the YWCA, Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio and Alliance Department of Parks and Recreation, Mount Union will participate in the National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, March 29 from 2-6 p.m. at the Alliance Family YMCA.

The National Girls and Women in Sports Day was established by a congressional resolution in 1986 to celebrate the achievements of girls and women in sports. The event is a collaborative effort that allows representatives of women's sports to educate young women about the benefits of sports and to encourage girls and women to participate in sports.

Ohio State Auditor Mary Taylor will be the featured speaker for the Women’s History Month convocation on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:35 A.M. in the Dewald Chapel. This event is being sponsored by the Gender Studies Program and the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service.

Taylor is the first certified public accountant to serve as Ohio's Auditor of State. She previously served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives where she served on the House Finance, Ways and Means and Education committees. Taylor began her career in public service as a city councilwoman in Green, Ohio.

The presentation of the Jane Weston Chapman Awards will take place at the beginning of the convocation. The award, named for the first female graduate of Mount Union College, has been a part of Women's History Month at the College since 1997. It is awarded to faculty, staff and students - male or female - who promote women's history and address women's issues on campus.

Throughout the month of March, a donation drive will be held to benefit the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter. Drop-off locations include the Office of Business Affairs in Beeghly, Bracy, Cope, Tolerton-Hood and the Dewald Chapel. Shelter needs are posted at these sites. For further information, contact the Office of Service-Learning and Community Service at (330) 829-8168.

A history of women preachers will be on display in the hallway of the Dewald Chapel and Women’s History Month displays will also be located in the Library and the Campus Bookstore.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (330) 823-6063.

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