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FAU to Host Events in Honor of Women’s History Month
BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 9, 2015) – Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of events throughout the month of March at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses. The events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:
Women’s History Month Kick-Off
Wednesday, March 11, noon to 1 p.m.
Guests are invited to meet participating student organizations and learn about women’s history. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at 561-297-2959.
An Evening with Roxane Gay
Monday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Engineering East (EE), Room 106
Join the conversation with noted author Roxane Gay. Gay’s writing can be seen in publications such as Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Tin House, American Short Fiction and Salon. She is the co-editor of PANK and author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016. For more information contact Barclay Barrios at 561-297-4573 or email email@example.com.
Wonder Women: Leading Through History
Wednesday, March 18, 5 to 7 p.m.
Student Union, Live Oak Pavilion
This interactive workshop will focus on women throughout history who have exemplified the five practices of exemplary leadership as described by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of “The Leadership Challenge.” For more information contact Ella Tepper at 954-394-8063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queer Feminist Panel Discussion
Monday, March 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
Live Oak A, Student Union
Join the LGBTQA Resource Center for a panel discussion and Q&A on the intersection of LGBTQA identities and feminism. For more information contact Emily Cohen at 561-297-3959 or email email@example.com.
Women’s Health Through the Ages
Tuesday, March 24, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.
This wellness event will focus on women's health through the ages by incorporating interactive games and trivia facts into a board presentation. Promotional items and short educational fliers will be provided.
For more information, contact Allison Vo at 910-584-5554.
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference
Thursday - Saturday, March 26 – 29
Wyndham Hotel (1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431)
The 39th Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, hosted by the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Florida Atlantic University, features a variety of educational panels, round tables, workshops and plenary speakers, including Carrie Baker and Katariina Rosenblatt. Events include a workshop on human trafficking and a keynote speech by Carrie N. Baker of Smith College. Non-presenters and/or community members interested in attending will need to pre-register at http://tinyurl.com/qxv8alm. For more information, contact Barclay Barrios at 561-297-4573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference schedule is available at http://www.fau.edu/womensstudies/sewa2015/program.php.
The following event will take place at FAU’s Davie campus:
Women’s History Writers’ Project Ceremony
Thursday, March 26, 3 to 4 p.m.
SD 105 Heritage Hall, Student Union
To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the University Center for Excellence in Writing are sponsoring a student writing competition on the theme: “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” Currently enrolled FAU students can submit their original stories, 1,500 words or less, by Monday, March 9. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, March 26. For more information contact the Office of Campus Life at 954-236-1219.
The following events will take place at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter:
Women’s History Month Kick-Off
Tuesday, March 10, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Burrow, Student Union
Everyone is invited to enjoy light refreshments and an open mic to kick off Women’s History Month. For more information contact Heather Bishara at email@example.com.
Women’s Leadership Luncheon
Friday, March 13, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Burrow, Student Union
Women in leadership at FAU and in the community will come together to share lessons and advice about their journeys as students and professionals. For more information contact Heather Bishara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luna Fest - Women’s Film Festival
Thursday, March 19, 6 to 10 p.m.
Life Long Learning Society Auditorium
Come watch short films about women as a part of Luna Fest’s nationally touring program. Admission is $10 and proceeds go to breast cancer research and FAU student scholarships. For more information contact Heather Bishara at email@example.com.
For more information on Women’s History events, visit www.fau.edu/explore/womenshistory/.
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .