Mount Union Plans Events for Women’s History Month

May 24, 2010

Mount Union will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with speakers and events that will recognize the progress of women’s achievements and help raise awareness about of the rights of women.


Monday, March 1

International Badge Day

Established by the National Panhellenic Conference, this is a time for women across the nation to wear sorority badges or Greek letters in celebration of sisterhood. Sorority actives and alumnae will wear Badge Attire all day. This year’s theme is “Keep Your Fraternal Experience Close to Your Heart.” The fraternity and sorority community are having an all-Greek social event at Applebee’s from 9 – 11 p.m.


Thursday, March 4

International Badge Day Dinner

6 p.m., Kresge Court Dining Commons of the Hoover-Price Campus Center

This dinner is open to the sorority community, women’s history month com­mittee and those women on campus who are members of a sorority (either at Mount Union or another campus). RSVP to the Office of Student Involve­ment & Leadership at (330) 823-7288 or


Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, professor of adolescent and adult literacy at Kent State University will present “One Woman: Two Countries and a Career”

7:30 p.m., Mount Union Theatre

Dr. Joanne Kilgour DowdyThis event is free and open to the public. A native of Trinidad, Dowdy will focus on how she negotiates identity in the United States and Trinidad, and how being Black, female and an immigrant have affected her in her profession. Her major research interests include document­ing the experiences of Black women involved in education from adult basic literacy to higher education. Dowdy is the author or editor of five books includ­ing In the Public Eye released in October of 2009.

The 2010 Jane Weston Chapman awards also will be presented at the lecture. These awards are presented for outstanding contributions in promoting coeducation through dissemination of women’s history, addressing women’s issues and enhancing the climate for women’s participation in Mount Union community activities.


Wednesday, March 31

Women’s History Month Dessert

“Treasure Your Chest”

6:30 p.m., Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center

This event is free and open to the public. New government breast cancer screening guidelines will be presented by members of Mount Union’s physician assistant program followed by facilitated round tables. Premier Jewelry will also be sold with 25 percent of sales supporting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. RSVP to the Office of Service-Learn­ing and Community Service at or (330) 823-2838.


Month of March

Association of Women Students Fundraiser and Bookstore Sales

Throughout the month of March, the Association of Women Students (AWS) will be collecting money to benefit the Central Asia Institute, a non-profit organi­zation that supports schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan run by Three Cups of Tea co-author Greg Mortenson who will present the Schooler Lecture on March 23.

A variety of women’s history trade books will be available at a 25 percent discount in the Campus Center Bookstore. Books will be on display in the side window.

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