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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 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

"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

"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

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

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



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