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  Zandria Robinson

March 3

Rescheduled for March 19

Women's History Month Opening:
Feminist Coming Out Day

Discussion: What is Feminism?
12:00-12:30 PM in the UC Theatre

Dr. Zandria Robinson of the Sociology Department will give a short talk about the history of feminism and the women’s rights movement, and Dr. Christine Eisel of the History Department will present a short video montage made by her son called “The Other F-word” about feminism.

 

 

Midday Moves

March for Women’s History Month, hosted by Midday Moves
12:30-1:30 PM on the Alumni Mall

Carrying signs with information about women’s history and feminism, participants will march around the UC to the front entrance by the bronze statue of Tom the Tiger, where the Feminism Fair will be located. If an inclement weather plan is needed, marchers will march inside the UC.

 

WHM Poster

Feminism Fair
12:30-1:30 PM on the Alumni Mall

There will be photo opportunities with the bronze statue of the Tom the Tiger as well as booths about women’s issues and upcoming Women’s History Month events.  In case of inclement weather, the fair will be set up inside the UC.

See the press release and flyer for the opening event.

Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women, the History Department, African and African American Studies, Midday Moves, and the Alumni Association.


 

Women's Basketball

March 3

Residence Life’s Pack the House for Women’s Basketball
7:00 PM in the Field House

The Lady Tigers will be playing Cincinnati, and it’s important that everyone comes out to support them so that the U of M can win the Pack the House challenge by setting an attendance record! Let’s show everyone that the U of M is the best! Get your tickets at the Athletics website


 

Simona Barbu

March 3

Performance by Simona Barbu, cello, and Nariaki Sugiura, piano
7:30 PM in Harris Concert Hall

These two exceptional performers will put on a great event!


 

Sista

March 4

Sista Sista
6:00 PM in the UC River Room

A round table forum will discuss the various issues that young black women are faced with daily, as well as other important topics. It’s important that we have lots of student participation for this event!

Hosted by the Black Student Association.


 

NPHC

March 5

Mr. Gentleman’s Pageant
7:00 PM in the UC Ballroom

The Mr. Gentleman’s Pageant is a philanthropic showcase of fraternity men at the U of M.  Men from the Interfraternity (IFC) & the National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) councils will come together to display their talents and talk about the women who have made an impact on their lives.  The winner of the pageant will help to present an award at the Closing Ceremony!

Hosted by the All Unity Board.


 

Maestra

March 6

Maestra: A Documentary on the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign
6:00-8:00 PM in the Mitchell Hall Auditorium 

The documentary tells the stories of the young women literacy workers who traveled across Cuba to teach and found themselves transformed in the process.  The filmmaker, Catherine Murphy, will be present for Q&A!
 
See the press release and flyer.

Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women, the Division of Public and Non-Profit Administration, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish Section), the History Department, and the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.  


 

Hasani Pettiford

March 6

Why We Hate Black Women, and Why We Should Love Them 
6:00 PM in the UC Ballroom

Hasani Pettiford will be discussing topics from his recent book, Why We Hate Black Women and Why We Should Love Them.  He will discuss negative societal images of African American women and how we can overcome them.

Hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council.


 

Blue pump

March 6

Society of Female Transportation Professionals Blue Pump Gala
5:30-8:30 PM in the Shelby Ballroom of the U of M Holiday Inn

This evening dinner scholarship fundraising event will provide an opportunity for women (and men) in the transportation and logistics fields and majors to meet, greet, and celebrate their industry.  This event features the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs in the United States Department of Transportation, Susan Kurland.  Professional and student awards will be presented as well.  Don’t forget to wear your blue pumps!  Register at https://surveymonkey.com/s/BluePumpGala.

Sponsored by the Center for Advancement of Female Transportation Professionals and the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.

 


 

 

 

 

 Women's Volleyball

March 10-16

Spring Break

 

March 12

Women's Volleyball
2:00 and 4:00 PM in the Field House

The Lady Tigers are playing Jackson State; come out and support them!

 


 

60s

March 18

Inspiring Women of the 1960s
11:30 AM to 1:30 in the McWherter Library Rotunda

 
Lively readings and performances (most by your fellow U of M students!) celebrate the women writers, artists, and freedom fighters of the '60s. 
 
See coverage in The Daily Helmsman for more information.
 
Sponsored by University Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of History, and the Center for Research on Women.

 

Women's Volleyball

March 18

Women's Volleyball
4:00 PM in the Field House

 
The Lady Tigers will be playing Mississippi State; be sure to come out and support them!

 

 

  Zandria Robinson

March 19

Women's History Month Opening:

Feminist Coming Out Day

Discussion: What is Feminism?
12:00-12:30 PM in the UC Theatre

Dr. Zandria Robinson of the Sociology Department will give a short talk about the history of feminism and the women’s rights movement, and Dr. Christine Eisel of the History Department will present a short video montage made by her son called “The Other F-word” about feminism.

 

 

Midday Moves

March for Women’s History Month, hosted by Midday Moves
12:30-1:30 PM on the Alumni Mall

Carrying signs with information about women’s history and feminism, participants will march around the UC to the front entrance by the bronze statue of Tom the Tiger, where the Feminism Fair will be located. If an inclement weather plan is needed, marchers will march inside the UC.

 

WHM Poster

Feminism Fair
12:30-1:30 PM on the Alumni Mall

There will be photo opportunities with the bronze statue of the Tom the Tiger as well as booths about women’s issues and upcoming Women’s History Month events.  In case of inclement weather, the fair will be set up inside the UC.

See the press release and flyer for the opening event.

Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women, the History Department, African and African American Studies, Midday Moves, and the Alumni Association.


 

Pearl Primus

March 19

The Dance Claimed Me: The Biography of Pearl Primus
7:30-9:00 PM in the UC Theatre

Professors Peggy and Murray Schwartz will discuss the life of Trinadian born Pearl Primus (1919-1994) and her influences on American culture, dance, and education. Students from the Department of Theatre and Dance will perform a dance from the Primus repertoire, Bushache - Dance of War, Dance of Peace. The talk and performance will be followed by a book signing!
 
Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and the African and African American Studies Program.

 

Jessi Campbell

March 19

Wednesday Night Live: Comedienne Jessi Campbell
7:00-8:00 PM in the UC River Room

Jessi Campbell will be performing her hilarious comedy act, as seen nationwide.  Come out for an evening of laughs!

 

Sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

 


 

Spa

March 20

Spa Day at the Relaxation Zone
10:00 AM to 2:00 in Wilder Tower Room 211

 
Get rid of leftover midterm stress in the Relaxation Zone!

 

Navy Woman

March 21

Living History: Women of the Sea Service
11:00 AM in the Veterans Center, Panhellenic 110

5 women veterans will tell stories about their service in the Navy before they will pass the flag from the youngest to the oldest veteran and present it to a representative of the U of M (called the Olde Glory Presentation).
 
Sponsored by WAVES National Unit 151 the Memphis Belles.

 

Pregnancy in Egypt

March 21

The Perils of Pregnancy: Women's Reproductive Lives in Ancient Egypt
12:30-1:45 PM in the Mitchell Hall Auditorium

Dr. Chrystal Goudsouzian of the History Department will give a lecture on women's reproductive lives in Ancient Egypt. Come learn about the beliefs of the Egyptians regarding conception, pregnancy, and childbirth and the spells that were used to protect women and children during these perilous events.  Free pizza and drinks provided!
 
Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and the History Department.

 

Circle of Sisterhood

March 23

Circle of Sisterhood movie
8:00 PM in the UC Theatre

Circle of Sisterhood is the University of Memphis Panhellenic Council Philanthropy, which is aimed to engage college women in the fight to make education a reality for women across the world. They will be showing "Half the Sky," a documentary that discusses women's issues around the world.
 
Hosted by the Pan-Hellenic council.

 

Mallory-Neely House

March 24

The Educator, the Businesswoman, and the Girl of Questionable Parentage: New Research on the Women of the Mallory-Neely House
5:00-6:00 PM at Mallory-Neely House, 652 Adams Avenue

A small tour group will tour the house and hear a history of the Kirtland and Babb women, members of the early families who lived there.
 
Sponsored by the History Department and the Mallory-Neely House.

 


 

Lunch with a Leader

March 25

Lunch with a Leader
12:30-2:00 PM in the UC Ballroom

Female students will be introduced to smart, successful women who are making a difference in our community.  As students prepare to embark on their own professional journeys, this lunch will provide an opportunity for frank and honest conversation about challenges and lessons learned in the workplace.  Join us for an open discussion about managing the work environment and charting a path for success. Business casual is the required dress.  Registration is required; find out more at http://www.memphis.edu/student_leadership/whm_luncheon.htm.

Sponsored by Leadership Programs and Women's Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative.


 

Dr. Raines

March 25

Inspiring Women of West Tennessee at the U of M Lambuth campus
6
:30 PM in the Jack Morris Ballroom in the Wilder Student Union

The keynote speaker of this event is former U of M President Shirley Raines, who is one of the most influential women in higher education in West Tennessee.  Students and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Sponsored by the Lambuth Campus.


 

Scattered

March 25

Scattered
6:30 PM in TH 235 (Lab Theatre)

A presentation on the idea of fragmentation in theatre as a result of a scattered psyche.
 
Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

 


 

Women's Volleyball

March 26

Women's Volleyball
5:00 PM in the Field House

The Lady Tigers are playing Alabama A&M; come out and support them!

 

Chamber Music

March 26

Chamber Music: A Sneak Peek Behind the Stage Curtain
6:30-7:30 PM in TH 235 (Lab Theatre)

In a room with eight famous women, what do we find when we hold a mirror up to ourselves through the prism of time? What has changed; what's the same?  A scene from Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit, followed by a discussion.
 
Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

 

Mona Lisa Smile

March 26

Mona Lisa Smile
7:00-9:00 PM in the UC Bluff Room

This movie is about a college professor in the 1960s who challenges her students to think about the role society is trying to push them into as wives and mothers.
 
Sponsored by Residence Life and Dining Services.

 

 

Who Am I?

March 27

Who Am I?: Women Who Have Seen the Rough Side of the Mountain, presented by Active Minds
6:00 PM in the Rose Theatre

This play is based on the writings of homeless women living temporarily in the Salvation Army's Homeless Shelter, and it was conceptualized and compiled by Deborah Frazier, co-founder and Director of Blues City Cultural Center.  The play deals with issues of the homeless, especially homeless women, and is performed by some of our own U of M students and women who have experienced homelessness.  
 
Afterwards, a meet and greet reception will be held so that students and faculty have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the artists, as well as a panel discussion.
 
Sponsored by Active Minds, Memphis STEPS, Student Event Allocation, the Center for Research on Women, and the Blues City Cultural Center. 

 

Track and Field

March 28

Women's Track and Field Memphis Invitational

Come out and support our Lady Tigers as they compete at home; time to be announced.

 

Mickele Carpenter

March 29

PAUSE 2014 Women's Conference—9:00 AM to 3:00 in the UC

The sixth women’s conference will host workshop tracks for women as well as one for men.  There will be a luncheon featuring speaker Mickele Carpenter, an executive recruiter for Gap.  Women who have helped to empower other women will be honored as well. Registration is required; see http://www.memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs/pausewc.php for more information!

Sponsored by Professional Assertive Women of Excellence, Student Event Allocation, and Career Services.
 

 

Track and Field

March 29

Women's Track and Field Memphis Invitational

Come out and support our Lady Tigers as they compete at home; time to be announced.

 

Women of Achievement

March 30

Women of Achievement
4:00-7:00 PM at the U of M Holiday Inn

Women of Achievement is a celebration that honors the extraordinary women who have made Memphis and Shelby County better through their lives and accomplishments. This year marks the 30th anniversary, and seven local heroes will be honored. Registration is required; find out more at www.womenofachievement.org/events.


 

meri armour at le bonheur 

March 31

Closing Reception
2:00-4:00 PM in the Rose Theatre

This event will honor inspiring women nominated by members of the U of M family.  President Brad Martin will give the opening remarks, and the featured speaker is Meri Armour, the President of LeBonheur Children's Hospital.  The Mr. Gentleman's Pageant winner will help to present an award.

Honor an Inspiring Woman here.

 
Sponsored by the Provost's Office, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the English Department, the History Department, and Student Affairs.
 
 

 

Mozart

March 31

Performance by Violane Melançon, violin, and Seth Knopp, piano; with Soh-Hyun Altino, violin, Lenny Schranze, viola, and Leonardo Altino, cello
7:30 PM in the Harris Concert Hall

Guest artists Violance Melançon and Seth Knopp will perform the Mozart Sonata for Piano and Violin in E-flat major, K. 380, Bach Sonata for Violin in A minor, and Shulamit Ran's Inscriptions, with accompaniment from members of the U of M faculty.

 

**Unless otherwise stated, all events are free and open to the public. 

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