News

Share

College Holding Women's History Month Programs in March

Activities range from lectures and panel discussions to a dramatic presentation and a motivational talk by a world-class athlete

March 9, 2012

Wilmington College will utilize the national theme of “Women’s Education and Empowerment” in its Women’s History Month programming during March.

Activities range from lectures and panel discussions to a dramatic presentation and a motivational talk by a world-class athlete.

Kicking off the College’s Women’s History Month observance will be the Issues & Artists Series presentation by April Kerley Wednesday (March 14), at 7:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre.

Kerley, a Paralympian that has American, Pan-American and world swimming records, will speak on “No Limits: The Olympian in All of Us.”

Hazel Rountree, president emeritus of Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration, will keynote the first of three Women’s History Month Friday luncheons Friday (March 16), from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in Pyle Student Center Dining Rooms C&D.

Rountree is assistant director of affirmative action at Wright State University. She founded the Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration (ODOC).

The ODOC is the principal organization of diversity officers at Ohio colleges and universities. It facilitates networking and partnerships, and has its mission that highlights professional development, influencing policies, informing diversity initiatives and sharing best practices.

On March 21, ETC, WC’s Educational Theatre Company, will present several dramatic enactments highlighting gender issues. This program, which includes audience discussion and refreshments, will begin at 7 p.m. in Kelly Center’s McCoy Room.

Ken Lydy, associate vice president for student affairs, directs the student group.

The second Friday luncheon, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in Dining Rooms C&D, will feature a panel discussion on the topic “How Should We Treat Women?

Finally, the third luncheon will include a panel discussion featuring several “Outstanding Women of Clinton County” March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in Dining Rooms C&D.

Art Brooks, Women’s History Month coordinator, will be taking luncheon reservations at (937) 382-6661 ext. 335.