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Women's History Month Activities Continue
at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Feb. 28, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — Women's History Month celebrations continue at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a variety of events including distance learning, lectures, music and more scheduled for the second and third weeks.

Wednesday, March 8:

  • In recognition of International Women's Day, a panel of international women students will discuss issues that confront women around the globe at a noon brown bag lunch event in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center
  • Also at noon, the Women and Science Program will host a distance learning event, "Tear Down the Maternal Wall by Redesigning the Building" in OL 1132, the Old Library distance education lab. This program will address the manner in which work and personal life are integrated by redesigning the way work is done and success is defined. Presenter is Ellen Bravo, adjunct assistant professor at UW-Milwaukee.
  • Women on Wednesdays will host a lecture titled "Skiing the American Birkebeiner: Twenty Years and Counting" at 4:30 p.m. in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse. Nina Albanese-Kotar, a staff psychologist in UW-Eau Claire counseling services, will share her personal experience with skiing for competition, health, motivating women, and family tradition. Refreshments will be provided.
  • "The Vagina Monologues" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for the community and faculty and staff and $7 for students. Additional performances are scheduled on March 9 and 10. During each performance, free babysitting will be available beginning at 7 p.m. in the Badger Room of Davies Center. March 9 there will be a Vagina Monologues merchandise booth in Davies East Lobby from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 9:

  • The film "Girl with a Pearl Earring," sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate, will screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12, in Davies Theatre. Admission is $2 for International Film Society Members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. IFS membership is $4.
  • Chicago singer/songwriter Martha Berner will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, March 9-11, in The Cabin of Davies Center. Berner has successfully melded together old and new rock into an indie-folk rock she can call her own.

Friday, March 10:

  • The department of history will sponsor "An Evening with Linda Gordon" at 7:30 pm. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Dr. Gordon, a prominent American women's historian, is a professor of history from New York University and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently researching a famous female photographer, Dorothea Lange, whose pictures captured the American experience of the Great Depression. There will be conversation and hors d'oeuvres after the presentation.

Saturday, March 11:

  • The men of UW-Eau Claire do their part to commemorate Women's History Month by hosting an a cappella concert titled "My Strength is Not for Hurting" at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Tickets are $5. All proceeds will go to benefit Bolton Refuge House.

Monday, March 13:

  • An emergency contraception information booth will be in Davies Center east lobby Monday-Friday, March 13-17.
  • A discussion about "The Vagina Monologues" will be held at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.
  • A Women's History Month Prose and Poetry Reading will take place at 8 p.m. in The Cabin of Davies Center. English faculty member Karen Loeb and student services coordinator Patti See will read pieces from their personal collections. Both women have had works published in a variety of well-known publications. Books and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, March 14:

  • From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., a re-creation of Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party" will take place in the Hibbard Penthouse. This work of art commemorates the overlooked achievements of women from prehistory to the 20th century. Choose a woman from throughout history and come willing to share what you know about her. Dressing up in character is optional, but encouraged. This is a potluck for faculty and staff; students and community members are free. Beverages are provided.
  • A presentation titled "Ready to Lead!-Successful Leadership Models for Women" will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Three successful women leaders from the Eau Claire community will be presenting their individual stories of success. Speakers include Eau Claire County Board member Colleen Bates, business owner Sandy Wagner and Eau Claire School Board president Carol Olson. This event is hosted by the American Association of University Women.

Thursday, March 16:

  • A panel discussion, "Birth Control is Basic Health Care," hosted by the Women and Gender Equity Center, will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.

There will be no Women's History Month events on campus March 17-26 because of Spring Break. For more information regarding any of these events, please visit the Web site.

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