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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BGSU celebrates Women's History Month 2010

Bobbie Ausubel
Bobbi Ausubel

This year BGSU is celebrating Women's History Month with the theme "Women's Peace of the World."

The Women's Center and the Women's Studies Program, along with more than a dozen co-sponsoring organizations, have created a month full of events to celebrate women and their efforts for peace and justice around the world.

The keynote event is a spoken-word performance called "That Takes Ovaries" at 6 p.m. March 22 in the Honors Program Loft in Dunbar. "That Takes Ovaries" is about "bold, brazen" girls and women who have taken courageous stands for justice. Playwright Bobbi Ausubel, a contributor to the book That Takes Ovaries, will emcee the event. BGSU students coached by Ausubel will also provide dramatic readings.

Additional events this month include:

  • Sing Out! Women of the World Sing for Justice
    Tomorrow (March 3), noon, Women's Center, 107 Hanna Hall Presenter: Julie Haught, English and Women's Studies faculty
  • From Mali to Malawi: What It Means to Be a Girl
    March 17, noon, Women's Center Presenters: A'ame Kone and Leslie Pacheco, graduate students in the Master of Arts in Cross-cultural and International Education (MACIE) program
  • I Wouldn't Be Here If It Weren't for the Peace Corps
    March 19, noon, Women's Center Presenters: Jennifer Bartimole, Conor Harmon, Dani Kehm, A'ame Kone, Leslie Pacheco and Matt Priest, MACIE graduate students
  • Screening of the C.A.R.E. documentary "A Powerful Noise"
    March 19, 7 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall
  • Global Sex Trafficking of Women
    March 23, 2:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater
  • Lifting the Veil: Women in the Arab World
    March 24, noon, Women's Center Presenter: Taghreed Abu Sarhan, American culture studies graduate student
  • Women Leaders in Peace and Conflict Resolution
    March 26, 1:30 p.m. Women's Center Presenters: Drs. Ellen Gorsevski and Lara Lengel, School of Media and Communication, graduate students Anca Birzescu, Stormi Moskal and Linda Ziberi
  • 11th annual Bring Your Favorite Professor/Mentor to Lunch
    March 31, noon, Women's Center

Co-sponsors for Women's History Month include the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, Honors Program, the ethnic studies department, Organization for Women's Issues, Graduate Women's Caucus, Office of Service- Learning, Office of Residence Life, World Student Association, and vision.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Krueger, director of the Women's Center, at 2-8034 or visit the Women's Center site and click on "Special Events."



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Sunny days ahead at
Summer Job Fair

The 29th annual Summer Job fair tomorrow (March 3) is a great opportunity for students to meet local and regional employers who are eager to hire BGSU students to fill their summer, internship/coop, as well as full-time, career-track positions. About 50 organizations will be recruiting at the fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. For details, check out the Summer Job Fair Guide located online at and in select BG News stands across campus.

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March 02, 2010