Women's History Month 2013
Women Making History Every Day
What an incredible month! This year for Women's History Month the University of Memphis Community celebrated
"Women Making History Every Day" to celebrate, not only the historical women who have paved the way for change and
advancement for women, but also the everyday women in our lives who have contributed
to making change right in our own homes and communities.
Our campus came together and celebrated women with a month full of wonderful events.
Take a moment to review some highlights of our opening event and more!
March 1, 12 pm -2:00 pm, UC Ballroom
Opening celebration: A Personal Journey Through Women's History
Dr. Janann Sherman, Chair, History Department will share what she has learned about
the historical women she has researched over her career, and how these women have
shaped her own journey.
This event is in recognition of Dr. Sherman's scholarship on American women, service
to the UofM, and leadership in the Memphis community.
Lunch provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
March 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, UC Lobby
March 6, 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm, location available upon acceptance
Lunch with a Leader
Want to have lunch with some of our most successful alumnae? Come network and have
meaningful conversations with successful female professionals in our community.
Students wishing to attend should seek a nomination from a faculty or staff member,
who can send a recommendation to Student Leadership & Involvement at email@example.com
March 7, 5:30 pm – 7 pm, UM Art Museum lobby
Muted Belles Revisited: A Conversation Celebrating Women's Lives
Featuring Drs. Beverly Bond, Janann Sherman, Peggy Caffrey & Christine Eisel, History
Dept and Leslie Luebbers, UM Art Museum
The Muted Belles display will remain in the CRA lobby through March 31.
For more information here.
March 7, 7:00 pm, Field House
UM Women's Basketball vs. Marshall
March 8, UC Lobby
Get Involved: Donating Goods to Memphis Family Shelter
The Memphis Family Shelter has helped 247 women make a better life for themselves
and their children. Get involved by donating goods to their shelter.
Wish list: non-perishable food items; toilet/Kleenex tissue; paper towels & laundry liquid;
body soap; liquid dish soap; children & adult allergy medication; women's personal
needs; gauze & bandages; baby wipes & pampers; baby plastic bottles & sippy cups;
lotion; towels; teaching aids for basic skills; school supplies.
Non-cash donations will also be accepted at AFROTC, Hayden Hall 118
March 9, time and location TBD
Join UofM's Ned R. McWherter Library in welcoming Sister Okolo Rashid for a discussion
on Islamic Art.
Sister Rashid helped launch the International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) in Jackson, MS.
March 13, 11:30 am, UM Lambuth Campus, Wisdom Parlor
March 14, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, UM Main Campus, Patterson 403
Bring your favorite pie and the story of its recipe to share
March 20, 7:30 pm, Harris Concert Hall
Irena Koblar, piano
March 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Patterson 456
Telling Our Stories: A Discussion of New Writing
Sign-up at www.memphis.edu/english/bookclub.php
March 22, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, UC Theater
Woman Thou Art Loosed
March 22, 7:30 pm, Harris Concert Hall
Alexa Still, flute
March 23, 1:00 and 3:00 pm, UM Park Avenue campus
March 24, 1:00 pm, UM Park Avenue campus
UM Women's softball vs. UAB
March 25, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, UC Theater
Student Activities Council (SAC) Student Film Festival/Short Film Festival Presents:
Domestic Violence Films Screening
SAC invites students and independent film makers to create a short film based on domestic
Rules & Guidelines and Entry form.
For information on the film competition contact Courtney Claxton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
March 26, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, UC Poplar Room
Women's Wellness Day
All you wanted to know about breasts, cancers, menses, skin, heart disease and more.
March 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, UC Ballroom
Women Who Lead
Featuring President Raines and VPs Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, Linda Bonnin, Julie
Johnson, and Ellen Watson
Please RSVP to Ms. Kelli O'Brien at email@example.com by March 12, 2013
More information here.
March 26, 7:00 pm, Rose Theatre
Fraternity/Sorority Mr. Gentleman Pageant
The Mr. Gentleman Pageant is a philanthropic showcase of fraternity men at the UofM.
Men from the Interfraternity (IFC) & the National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) councils will
come together to display their talents & talk about women who have impacted in their
Tickets $5, proceeds will support Memphis Family Shelter
March 27, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Rose Theatre Lobby
Women in Nursing: The Healing Hands of Time
The Loewenberg School of Nursing, in support of Women's History Month, will host an
event celebrating women in nursing from the past, present, and future. The campus
community will have the opportunity to ask nursing participants who they are, and
hear a short bio on a nurse from the past, present, or future!
March 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, UM Lambuth Campus, Wisdom Parlor
Lunch and Learn: All Things are Possible
Featuring Jacque Hillman, Senior Editor/Partner, The Hill Helen Group LLC
March 30, time and location TBA
Featuring Dr. Yolanda Wimberly, Director, Medication Education Division, Morehouse
March 30, 1:00pm
A Brief Exploration of Women in Native American Culture
Join the C.H. Nash Museum Chucalissa for a presentation on Women in Native American
Culture by Dr. Nicole Thompson, Assistant Professor, College of Education,UofM.
A screening of Miss Navajo by Billy Luther, whose mother was crowned Miss Navajo in 1966 will also take place.
Free and open to the public.
1987 Indian Village Drive (near T.O. Fuller State Park). For more information call
901-785-3160, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by Active Minds, Air Force ROTC, Art Museum, Campus Recreation and Intermural
Services, Career Services, Center for Research on Women, Counseling Center, Counseling
Psychology Department, English Department, Fogelman Center for Business Development,
History Department, Interfraternity Council, Loewenberg School of Nursing, Marcus
Orr Center for the Humanities, Music Department, Muslims in Memphis Celebration, National
Pan-Hellenic Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, Professional Assertive United Sisters
of Excellence, Public Service, Student Activities Council, Student Health Services,
Student Leadership & Involvement, Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, Women's
Leadership & Philanthropy Council, and University Libraries
This year UofM celebrated Women's History Month with a flashmob!
Watch it here!
Women Making History Everyday
The UofM Women's History Month committee invited students and faculty to share their
stories about the women who have made history in their lives.
We were pleasantly surprised with the response! Over 300 written pieces were submitted.
Honored were mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, sisters, teachers, advisors, professors,
Pieces were selected and displayed during the opening event for Women's History Month.
Read the student submissions here, and click here to read about the women our faculty wanted to honor!
For more information on current CROW events click here!
Interested in past CROW events? Click here!