Mount Union Plans Women’s History Month Events

March 01, 2012

The University of Mount Union will host several events in honor and celebration of Women’s History Month. All of the following events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Karen Petko, associate dean of students at Mount Union, at (330) 823-7288 or petkokl@mountunion.edu.
 
Wednesday, March 14
Celebration of Women
6:30 p.m., Campus Grounds, Hoover-Price Campus Center
 
Julie Jakmides, a sophomore criminal justice major at the University of Mount Union and recently-elected member of Alliance City Council, will be the featured speaker during this event. Celebration of Women will recognize women students at Mount Union for their achievements in the areas of academics, athletics, the arts, leadership and service.
 
Saturday, March 17
YWCA’s Fiber Fest
Fiber Fest is a day filled with spinning, knitting, crocheting and quilting workshops. There also will be a marketplace and lunch available and gathering areas where participants can practice skills and share ideas. To register for the fest, visit www.allianceywca.org. *Fee required.
 
Monday, March 19
Panhellenic Council International Badge Day Dinner
7:30 p.m., Kresge Dining Commons, Hoover-Price Campus Center
 
Established by the National Panhellenic Conference, International Badge Day is a time for women across the national to wear sorority badges or Greek letters in celebration of sisterhood. The dinner is by invitation only.
 
Wednesday, March 21
Women in the Corrections System – Bethany Oren
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Club
7:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center
 
Bethany Oren, an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University, Stark State College and Brown Mackie College, will discuss women in the corrections system.
 
Thursday, March 22
Women’s History Month Tea – Mary (Rogusky ’47) Regula
10:30 a.m., East Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center
 
The Women’s History Month Tea will feature Mary (Rogusky ’47) Regula, a graduate of Mount Union and the president and founder of the National First Ladies Library, located in Canton, OH. During the tea, she will be signing copies of the National First Ladies Library Catalogue.
 
Saturday, March 24
National First Ladies Library Tour
9 a.m. – noon, National First Ladies Library, Canton, OH
 
Transportation will be provided, and participants will depart at 9 a.m. from the Hoover-Price Campus Center. To register for the tour, call (330) 823-5993, beginning March 22.

Yvette McGee Brown, Ohio Supreme Court JusticeThursday, March 29
Keynote Address – Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown
7 p.m., Rodman Playhouse
Yvette McGee Brown, who serves as an Ohio Supreme Court Justice, was the first female African-American to be elected to the Franklin County Common Pleas Court and to serve on the Supreme Court of Ohio. Prior to her appointment as justice, she served as lead Juvenile Court judge for Franklin County where she led the creation of the Family Drug Court and the SMART Program, a truancy and educational neglect intervention program. McGee Brown created the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a multi-disciplinary child abuse and family violence center that co-locates prevention, assessment, treatment, research and advocacy services for children and families experiencing
abuse.
 
An active member in the community, McGee Brown has served on the boards of Ohio University, The Ohio State University Medical Center, National Council of the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, M/I Homes Inc. and Fifth Third Bank of Central Ohio. She also served as former chair of the United Way of Central Ohio, The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the YWCA Columbus Board of Directors.
 
She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Ohio University and a Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
 
During the keynote address, McGee Brown will discuss her life and career. Following her address, the 2012 Jane Weston Chapman Awards will be presented.
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