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Women's History Month Continues with
Second Week of Events

RELEASED: March 3, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — In celebration of Women's History Month, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has organized a series of events around the theme Women Change America. Following are the events for the week of March 7-12. All events are free and open to the public.

March 7

"Love Your Body Day" — Food, films and fun with the College Feminists. 6-10 p.m. in Brewer Hall, Room 55. Contact Katie Bowman at bowmankl@uwec.edu for more information.

March 8

International Women's Day — International Women's Day is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. The day was first observed as a National Women's Day in 1909 and later became an International observance in 1913. This date also is commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. For more information, visit www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/women/womday97.htm.

"Challenges Are Not Met: Women in Russia and Democracy Today" — A brownbag presentation with Dr. Larisa Mikhaylova, a Moscow State University visiting Fulbright scholar. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Davies Center. Mikhaylova will discuss issues currently facing Russian women and explain her scholarship project.

March 9

"With Love from Ramallah" — A screening and discussion of the video of the original play with UW-Eau Claire graduate and playwright Kathryn Haddad. 2-5 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. For more information, contact Dr. Asha Sen at sena@uwec.edu.

"Greenhouse Warming: Come in out of the Cold" — Johanna Oosterwyk, greenhouse/animal facility manager for the biology department, will host, inspire and inform this Women On Wednesdays session. 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Phillips Hall greenhouse. WOW, an occasional wine and cheese series bringing campus women together on a variety of topics, is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and the Academic Affairs and Student Development and Diversity Offices, along with several campus and area women's organizations.

March 10

"Then & Now: Notable UW Women" — displays and information. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Davies Center.

Gender Issues Forum — 4-5:30 p.m. in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. This event is sponsored by Student Development and Diversity. For more information, contact Traci Thomas-Card at thomastl@uwec.edu.

March 11

"Jewish Women Composing Liturgical Music" and potluck supper — Marge Eiseman, an expert on liturgical contributions of Jewish women composers, will explain the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Chodesh (the Festival of the New Moon). 6-8:30 p.m. in the Hibbard Penthouse. Participants will not only learn about but also celebrate and experience the important role of music in celebration. Bring a dish to pass. For more information, contact Dr. Helaine Minkus at minkush@uwec.edu.

All events are sponsored by the Women's History Month steering committee. For more details and additions to this list, see www.uwec.edu/wmns.

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