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February 27 , 2004

COB Holds Panel Discussion as Part of Women’s History Month

In honor of National Women’s History Month, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a series of events in March. This year’s theme is “Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility.” Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

March 2
8 p.m. — Women’s Studies faculty reading — featuring poetry and prose by Janice Bogstad, Kate Hale, Bergine Haakenson, Barbara Kernan, Karen Loeb and Patti See. The Cabin, Davies Center

March 3
4 p.m. — “How Does She Do It? Making it in the Business World.”
Panel participants include Laura Hopper, Leinenkugel (finance); Cindy Walker, Nestle (HR-training); Maria Herbert, Firstnet Impressions (entrepreneur, Web development); Kathy Wright, Country Jam USA (event marketing). Presidents Room, Davies Center.
5:30 and 7:30 p.m. — “The Words that Bind: Letters of the Schlegelmilch-Barland Women.” The stories of the Schlegelmilch and Barland women are brought to life through dramatic readings of this Eau Claire family’s letters and diaries, spanning many generations. Researched and created by UW-Eau Claire graduate Jackie Burk. Presented at the Schlegelmilch House. Please call (715) 834-7871 to reserve a seat.

March 4
7 p.m. — “Teaching through the Storm: One Teacher’s Journal of Hope.” Presentation by Karen Hale Hankins, author, researcher and classroom teacher. Council Fire Room, Davies Center. Preceded by a silent auction for the Children’s Museum at 6:30 p.m.

March 5
7-11 p.m. — Benefit concert for Bolton Refuge House featuring performances by four performers/bands. Organized by students involved in MOSAIC and the Vagina Monologues presentation. Beer, wine, and soda will be available for purchase. Admission is $3 with a Blugold I.D., $5 for the general public. The Council Fire Room, Davies Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

March 6
6 p.m. — “Dinner Party” costume party, potluck, musical performances of work by female composers and musicians, and performances on the lives of Schlegelmilch women by Jackie Burk. Phillips House, 1615 Park Ave.
Movies to be shown on campus television station TV-10: 2 p.m. - “Erin Brockovich”; 4:30 p.m. - “Evita”; 7 p.m. - “Bridget Jones’s Diary”; 10 p.m. - “Wit.”

March 7
Movies on TV-10: 2 p.m. - “Wit”; 4 p.m. - “Erin Brockovich”; 6:30 pm. - “Evita”; 10 p.m. - “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”

March 8
Movies on TV-10: 3 p.m. - “Evita”; 5:15 p.m. - “Wit”; 6:55 p.m. - “Erin Brockovich”;
10 p.m. - “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”

March 9
2-4 p.m. — “Race Images and Relationships for Black Women” discussion with professors Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton and Dr. David Jones. Readings on this theme are on reserve at the library and on the history and women’s history Web sites. Alumni Room, Davies Center.
7 p.m. — “Naturally Native” — Presented by Dr. Jason Tetzloff, “Naturally Native” is the first film about Native American women written, directed, produced and starring Native American women. The movie follows the lives, loves, pain, joy and relationships of three sisters as they attempt to start their own business. Room 103, Hibbard Hall.
8 p.m. — “See Men Speak” open mike or male forum for men to talk openly about gender and sexuality. Sponsored by MOSAIC and The Running Water Poetry Slam. 7:30 p.m. registration for men who would like to participate. Racy DeLene’s Very Coffee Lounge.
Movies on TV-10: 3 p.m. - “Wit”; 4:45 p.m. - “Evita”; 7 p.m. - “Bridget Jones’s Diary”; 10 p.m. - “Erin Brockovich.”

March 10
10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Women’s Conference, Davies Center.
10 a.m. — “The F Word” — presented by Peer Diversity Educators, Alumni Room.
11 a.m. — “Empowering Women” — Peer Diversity Educators, Alumni Room.
Noon — Brown Bag lunch panel on “Women in Leadership: Choices, Challenges, Rewards” — Panelists: Dr. Kimberly Barrett, Dr. Katherine Rhodes, Dr. Susan Turell and Jan Morse. Alumni Room.
4-6 p.m. — “The Status of Women on the UW-Eau Claire Campus: Where Do We Go From Here?” wine and cheese event. Hibbard Penthouse.
4:30 p.m. — “Speaking Out: Women with Disabilities Share Their World from Their Perspective” — Organizers: Dr. Ardyth Krause and Patti See. Alumni Room.
7:30 p.m. — “The Vagina Monologues” — Eve Ensler’s famous presentation about and by women. Admission is $5 with a UW-Eau Claire student ID, $7 with a UW-Eau Claire faculty or staff ID and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, in Davies Center. Performance in Schofield Auditorium.
Movies on TV-10: 3 p.m. - “Bridget Jones’s Diary”; 5 p.m. - “Erin Brockovich”; 7:15 p.m. - “Wit”; 10 p.m. - “Evita.”

March 11
Women’s Conference Continues, Davies Center.
1 1 a.m. — “Women in the Media” — presented by Peer Diversity Educators. Potawatomi Room.
12:30-1:30 p.m. — Brown Bag lunch panel on “Racism and Sexual Assault” presented by Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton and Cassandra Thomas, a visiting minority scholar sponsored by the Affirmative Action Office. Potawatomi Room.
3-4:30 p.m. — “In Her Shoes” — presented by Cassandra Thomas (speaker on sexual assault). Potawatomi Room.
7:30 p.m. — “The Vagina Monologues” — See March 10 for details. Schofield Auditorium.
Movies on TV-10: 3 p.m. - “Erin Brockovich”; 5:05 p.m. - “Evita”; 7:20 p.m. - “Wit”; 10 pm. - “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”

March 12
Noon-1 p.m. — “Audre Lorde’s Legacy: Friendship Across Differences” — presentation by Dr. Susan Turell and Cassandra Thomas. Room 202, Hibbard Hall.
7:30 p.m. — “The Vagina Monologues” — See March 10 for details. Schofield Auditorium.
Movies on TV-10: 3 p.m. - “Wit”; 4:45 p.m. - “Evita”; 7 p.m. - “Bridget Jones’s Diary”; 10 p.m. - “Erin Brockovich.”

March 13
1 p.m. — “Beyond John Wayne: Using Historical Sites to Interpret Women’s History,” presented by Dr. Heather Huyck. This event is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports public programs that engage the people of Wisconsin in the exploration of human cultures, ideas and values. L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Reception to follow at the Schlegelmilch House.

March 16
5-6:30 p.m. — Women’s Studies Awards Night. The Cabin, Davies Center.
7:30 p.m. — SAI Women Composers Recital. Music majors performing work by female composers. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center.

March 17
6:30 p.m. — Alternative rock/folk concert by Magdalen Hsu-Li, Asian American artist and musician. Lecture on “Asian American Women in the Arts” to follow. Schofield Auditorium.

March 18
Noon — “Women’s Identity in Contemporary Hmong American Literature” Brown Bag lunch presentation with Mai Neng Moua, executive director for the Hmong American Institute for Learning (HAIL), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve Hmong expressive culture. Moua, editor of the recent anthology “Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans” will lead a discussion of what Hmong women are writing and how they are defining themselves. Presidents Room, Davies Center.
5 p.m. — A second presentation by Mai Neng Moua on the same theme, open to the whole Eau Claire community. The Cabin, Davies Center.

March 25
7:30 p.m. — “Samantha ‘Rastles’ the Woman Question” at the Mabel Tainter Theater, 205 Main St., Menomonie. For reservations and tickets please call (715) 235-0001.

Women’s History Month events are sponsored by the Women’s History Month Planning Committee, an ad-hoc Committee organized by the Commission on the Status of Women; the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities; Chippewa Valley Museum; L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library; Women’s Studies Program; UW-Eau Claire history department; Learning by Doing: Public History in the Graduate Certificate Program; Center for History, Teaching and Learning; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business and American Marketing Association (AMA) student group; School of Education; Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; University Foundation and the Phillips House; Office of Student Development and Diversity; Affirmative Action Office; WOW; UW-Eau Claire department of art & design; UW-Eau Claire English department; Visiting Minority Scholars Program; Student Senate; Student Activities Council; MOSAIC; Peer Diversity Educators; Hmong Student Associate; Multicultural Students Women’s Organization; College Feminists; Running Water Poetry Slam; Racy DeLene’s Very Coffee Lounge; Housing and Residence Life; Residence Hall Activities Board; National Residence Hall Honorary; and TV 10.

- UW-Eau Claire News Bureau