Penn State Intercom......March 2, 2001

Achievements honored
during Women's History Month

The following University locations have planned activities to celebrate Women's History Month throughout March and April.

Altoona

* March 1, 7 p.m. : Poetry reading by Alicia Ostriker, Edith Davis Eve Chapel.

* March 14, noon: Allied Motion Happening.

* March 15, 7:30 p.m.: Keynote address -- "Speaking of Gender: Women and Abortion Discourse in German and U.S. Media," by Myra Marx Ferree, Adler Athletic Complex.basketball

* March 24: Penn State Altoona Liaison to the Commission for Women bus trip to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and dinner at the Marrakesh for Penn State Altoona female faculty and staff.

* March 29, 8 p.m.: Coffeehouse, Slep TV Lounge, featuring blues performer Angie Young and old-time and folk performer Jina Rosencrans.

Beaver

* March 5, noon: Penn State Beaver Commission for Women meet, Brodhead Bistro in the Study Learning Center

Berks

* March 14, 7:30 p.m.: "Echoes of the Past," the final lecture in the "Community of Learning" series, Perkins Student Center Theatre, Reading. Playwright and performing artist Maxine Maxwell will explore the lives of five African and African-American women.

Delaware County

* March 1, 11:30 a.m.: Poet Carolyn Wright, 103 Classroom Building.

* March 15, 11:30 a.m.: Sister Talk/Brother Dialogue with Stephanie Renee and Crew from Creator's Child Productions Inc., Student Lounge in the Main Building.

* March 20, 11:30 a.m.: Book Discussion Group, Christine Ziemba Book will facilitate Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at the Campus Bookstore.

* March 23, 1:30 p.m.: John Shelby Spong, retired Episcopalian bishop who ordained the first woman and the first homosexual, will have a book signing at the Campus Bookstore.

* March 29, 11:30 a.m.: Commission for Women Luncheon with guest speaker Susan Bray, local talk show host, at the Large Conference Room, Athletic/Commons Building.

DuBois

* March 1, 7:30 p.m.: An evening of poetry and non-fiction reading, Lori Jakiela, assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 2, 7:30 p.m.: "Erin Brockovich," rated R, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 4, 2 p.m.: "Erin Brockovich," rated R, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 14, 7 p.m.: Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman will perform non-traditional folk music, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 16,7:30 p.m.: The film "Angela's Ashes," rated R, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 18, 2 p.m.: The film "Angela's Ashes," rated R, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 22, 7 p.m.: The Barbara Martin Trio will present a program about American female blues artists from the 1920s-1950s featuring the music of Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace and Billie Holiday, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 26, 7:30 p.m.: Writer Marijo Makufka will present selections of her fiction, Hiller Building Auditorium.

* March 28, noon: "Is Feminism Dead," a panel discussion by students in the Women's Studies 301 class, 128 Swift Building.

* The multi-part video series, "Women, A True Story," narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, will be presented throughout the month. Each video will be shown from noon to 1 p.m. in Hiller Building Auditorium. Titles and dates include: March 1 -- "The Double Shift"; March 19 -- "The Need to Know"; March 21 -- "Body Politics"; March 26 -- "Postcards from the Future"; and April 2 -- "The Power Game."

Great Valley

* March 21, noon-1:30 p.m.: Great Valley's Commission for Women will hold a luncheon presentation to discuss "Women in Athletics" in Room 130. Admission is free to the public.

Lehigh Valley

* March, 12, 9:45 to 11 a.m.: Joyce Dougherty, executive director of The Program for Women and Families Inc., will speak on the issue of domestic violence in 124-E Academic Building.

* March 14, 1 p.m.: "Echoes of the Past," the final lecture in the "Community of Learning" series, Lehigh Valley campus, Fogelsville. Playwright and performing artist Maxine Maxwell will explore the lives of five African and African-American women.

University Park

* March 2, 1 p.m.: "Instrumental Women: Pioneers in the Symphony" will be broadcast over WPSU-FM. The program follows the rise of female artists in classical music during the 20th century.

* March 9-April 27: "A Celebration of Women's History at Penn State," selections from University Archives, on display in the Pattee Library exhibit area.

* March 9-April 27: Commission for Women at Penn State exhibit on display in the Pattee Library lobby exhibit case.

* March 9-April 27: "Overlooked Visions of the Past Century," a display of books and images including underrepresented female artists, on display in the Candace and Patrick E. Malloy III Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library.

* March 12-16: Women's History Month display in a case behind the HUB Information Desk.

* March 20, noon: Video/discussion of "The Clothesline Project" in the Center for Women Students Resource Room, 120 Boucke Building. Survivors, friends, family and partners decorate T-shirts with each shirt representing a particular woman's experience.

* March 28, 4 p.m.: Karen Hagemann, Department of History and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Women and Gender, Technical University of Berlin and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, will present "Female Patriots: Gendering the History of Early German Nationalism, "102 Weaver Building.

* April 20, 4 p.m.: Shannon Sullivan, assistant professor of philosophy and women's studies and author of Living Across and Through Skins: Transactional Bodies, Pragmatism and Feminism (Indiana University Press, 2001), will participate in a panel discussion with Charlene Haddock Seigfried of Purdue University; Vincent Colapietro, professor of philosophy; and Amy Wendling, graduate student in philosophy, moderator, at 115 Keller Building.

Worthington Scranton

* March 1-30: Women's History Month Book and Journal Exhibit, featuring special posters and monographs about vocations and careers women have chosen in the 20th century.

* March 2, noon: Storyteller and poet Shindana Cooper will present a program about historic black women in the Study Learning Center.

York

* March 1-31: Bookstore Display, Information Sciences and Technology Center.

* March 1-31: Book display of famous female authors, in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library.

* March 1-31: Book display and sale of books written by or about women in the Penn State York Bookstore.

* March 16, noon: "China Experience,"presented by Meredith Rousseau, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Community Room, Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.

* March 24, 7 p.m.: Women's Choir from St. Francis Xavier in Baltimore, in Community Room, Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.

* March 27, noon: Women's Lunch, female professionals from the community will share experiences with students, Community Room, Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.

* March 27, noon: "Women's Roundtable Conversations," campus Conference Center. Guest speakers include Bev Mackereth, Teresa Diggs, Anna Breeland and other area women.

* March 30, noon: "Women and Islam," Brown Bag Lunch Series, 107 Information Sciences and Technology Center.

* Permanent display, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays: "Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds" exhibit, outside the Conference Center Main Classroom Building.

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