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Women's Herstory Month Events
Continue Through End of March and into April

RELEASED: March 12, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Women's Herstory Month events continue after spring break at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Events for the final week and continuing into April include the following. (See the full schedule of events online.)

Tuesday, March 27:

  • The WAGE Center presents a panel discussion, "What Would Happen if Roe v. Wade Was Overturned?" Panelists include Dr. Susan Turell (women's studies), Cheryl Thiede (Options Fund) and a representative from Planned Parenthood. The panel will start at 5 p.m. in Room 101 of Hibbard Hall. The event is free and open to all.
  • The College Feminists present"Rally for Choice," a pro-choice rally around the clock tower, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28:

  • The Student Life and Diversity Committee of the Student Senate presents "Women's Herstory Reflection" at noon in The Cabin, Davies Center. This free event is an open mic reflection hour for Women's Herstory Month. Come speak, sing, dance or express the way phenomenal women have shaped your view of the world.
  • The Women's Studies Awards and Reception honoring student scholarship will be held at 4 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Students will be recognized for their scholastic achievements, scholarship and activism related to women's studies/feminism/gendered analysis.
  • The Artist Series presents "William Bolcom and Joan Morris: A Cabaret Evening" at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. William Bolcom is possibly America's most important living composer of songs. Since 1972, Joan Morris has brought his songs to the stage, touring with her husband and accompanist and performing throughout North America and Europe. Together they have recorded two dozen albums, several of them Grammy winners. Ticket information is available at the University Service Center in Davies Center.
  • Dr. Janice Bogstad will present "The Big Read: Films on the 'Red Scare' in the 1950s and 1960s" at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library at 7 p.m. This free lecture, given in conjunction with Eau Claire's community reading project, The Big Read, will address many issues, including women in films such as "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "War of the Worlds," "Fahrenheit 451" and "Pod People."

Thursday, March 29:

  • Student Health Services will host a panel discussion, "Women's Reproductive Health," at 5 p.m. in the Arrowhead Room, Davies Center. The discussion will take a closer look at new products (like Implanon) and new trends (like increased use of IUDs) and answer women's questions related to their reproductive health. Contact Sarah Harvieux of Student Health Services at harviesm@uwec.edu or 715-836-2001 for more information.
  • "Shakespeare's Women: Bawdy, Wicked, Winsome, and Wise" will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Chippewa Room at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. This free discussion covers "As You Like It" and/or "The Merchant of Venice." Our question for the week: Can true love really settle down a subversively witty girl?
  • "Women in History": A Jeopardy Game will be held in the Putnam Hall lobby at 7 p.m. Contact hall director January Boten for more information.
  • The film "Water," sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate, will screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, March 29-April 1, 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. Tickets are available at the Service Center or at the door.

Friday, March 30:

  • The geography department presents the UW-Eau Claire Earth Science Seminar Series throughout the semester. For this event, Anna Coutier, of the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Minnesota, will present a lecture titled "Regional Mantle Composition and Dynamics: Inferences from Seismic Discontinuities" at 4 p.m. in Phillips Hall Room 281. This event is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided.
  • The LGBT Community Center holds its Weekly Drop-in Night every Friday evening from 7-10 p.m. Anyone is welcome to stop into the center for a soda or light snack, to enjoy a game or interesting conversation or to browse the library. Nonmembers are invited to stop in and see what the center has to offer.

Wednesday, April 11

  • "Gender and Higher Education" will be presented by a group of students from Sociology 491. This discussion will focus on gender issues in higher education, including the role of higher education in people's lives. Specific topics include work/life balance, transitions for nontraditional and minority students, and gender differences within the system. The discussion will start at 7 p.m.in Schneider Hall Room 322 and is free and open to all.

Thursday, April 12:

  • "Shakespeare's Women: Bawdy, Wicked, Winsome, and Wise" will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. This free discussion covers "Hamlet" and/or "Othello." Our question for the week: Are they merely pathetic victims, or something more?

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