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2010 Events


March 2
Catie Curtis
E.J. Thomas Hall, Stage Door
- The month will be kicked off with folk singer Catie Curtis. The “out” Boston folk singer is known for her songs about homelessness, social problems and her life. Special thanks to the Gay Endowment Fund and E.J. for their support of the program.
- Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and EJ Thomas Hall

March 2
Women’s Basketball: Akron v. Ohio University
James A. Rhodes Arena
Contact the ticket office at 330-972-6920

March 3
Eat What Your Body Needs
Simmons Hall, room 306
Come eat with us and learn about Intuitive Eating Style, a healthy and positive approach to eating. Learn how to get in touch with your internal hunger and satiety cues and give your body what it needs. Free
Sponsored by Counseling, Testing and Career Center

March 3
Women of the Year Awards Dinner
Martin University Center
This annual event honors local women for improving the quality of life of those around them. Cost:$50, A cash bar will be available. For reservation information, call 330-929-3382.
Sponsored by the Women’s History Project

March 4
Women’s Wellness Fair
Polsky 3rd floor
Booths and displays and focusing on women’s health issues. Join us for a free and fun-filled day of giveaways, demonstrations and literature.
Co-Sponsored by Women’s Studies Program, Student Life at Summit College, Multicultural Student Nurses Association and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

March 4
Women Trailblazers Panel
Martin University Center
The accomplishments of distinguished, successful and diverse female leaders from around the country will be highlighted at this panel discussion. Free
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Development

March 8
A Parent and Also a Student
Simmons Hall, room 306
Discuss challenges of meeting family and academic obligations and learn skills to balance these responsibilities. Free
Sponsored by Counseling Testing and Career Center

March 8
Women’s International Day: Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.
Martin University Center, Ballroom
Ph.D. candidate Rosa Githoria will discuss her dissertation research on FGM in the U.S. Free
Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program

March 10
Women and Politics Luncheon
Martin University Center Ballroom
The Bliss Institute annual luncheon, this year honoring Senator Grace Drake.
For more information call 330-972-5479

March 10
First Generation College Student
Simmons Hall, room 306
Being one of the first people in your family to go to college presents unique challenges. Learn to negotiate the college system to find support, develop effective learning strategies and balance financial and academic concerns. Free
Sponsored by Counseling, Testing and Career Center

March 10
Lilly Ledbetter
Student Union Theatre
7:00 p.m.
The face of the Lilly Ledbetter fair Pay Act that was responsible for changing the triggering period for equal work discrimination litigation. Free
Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Queen Bee Productions presents
The Kathy and Mo Show”
Thursday, March 18, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Akron Civic Theatre
Grand Lobby
182 S. Main St, Akron
Art exhibit, wine tasting, cash bar
Tickets: $25
Discount ticket price for groups of 8 or more
Purchase online at www.akroncivic.com or call 330-253-2488

March, 20 & March 21
In the Company of Extraordinary Women
1:00pm OR 4:00pm
Cost: $25 per ticket
You are coordially invited to visit the home of Mrs. Blance Bruot Hower and her daughter, Mrs. Grace Hower Crawford for an afternoon of light tea fare in honor of thier special guests: Mary Rawson Perkins, Sojourner Truth, and Mary Pauline Edgerton.
Call 330-972-6909 for a reservation

March 23
Disposable Women: Imperial Ave, Cleveland Murders
Student Union,room 308
A panel of experts will discuss the murders of at least eleven Cleveland area women and the way their disappearances were handled by their families and the justice system. Free
Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

March 23
Women’s Softball: Akron v. Youngstown State (DH)
3:00 p.m.
For more information contact 330-972-6920

March 24
Diana Rehm
E.J. Thomas Hall
As the host of the popular public radio talk show, The Diane Rehm Show, which is distributed nationally and internationally by NPR and NPR Worldwide, Diane Rehm has interviewed many high-profile political and cultural figures during her 36 years in radio.
Sponsored by E.J Thomas Hall

March 26
Good Sleep
Simmons Hall, room 306
Come learn about how sleep (or lack thereof) affects our bodies and our minds. Free
Sponsored by Counseling, Testing and Career Center

March 30
Women in the Military: The good, the Bad, the Ugly
Student Union, room 308
An open discussion for and about women who are currently in or who have served in the United States military. Free
Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and Adult Focus

March 31
How to Be Happy Now!
Simmons Hall, room 306
What makes people happy? Find out what psychological research show about the keys to happiness. Learn and practice techniques that help you savor the present moment and discover happiness now. Free
Sponsored by Counseling, Testing and Career Center

March 31
Kathy Kelly: Voices of Creative Non-Violence
Student Union Theatre
Pacifist and three-time Nobel Prize nominee Kathy Kelly will discuss her campaign for creative non-violence which is trying to end United States military and economic warfare. Kelly has visited Iraq, Gaza, and Pakistan and writes on war’s impact on civilians. Free
Sponsored by Graduate CROW

March 31
Staceyann Chin
Student Union Theatre
New York poet and performer Staceyann Chin will perform.Free
Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

March 31 and April 1
Third Biannual Graduate Gender Symposium
This symposium showcases graduate scholarship in all fields of women’s studies and research on gender. Free.
Numerous locations.
Sponsored by Graduate CROW

Web Event
Women of the Congo

The Women's Studies Program would like to congratulate all of the award recipients for this year’s CELT Awards. We would especially like to congratulate Alyssa Berthiaume for winning the 2009 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Masters Award. Keep up the good work.
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