2018 Calendar of Events

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March 1-2 | Read Across America | All Day | Various off-campus locations
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to volunteer to read children's books penned by female authors to elementary students at local school.  Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement.

March 2 | Women's Softball vs. Fort Wayne | 5:30 PM | South Campus

March 3 | Candidate Meet and Greet | 1 PM | UC Ballroom Meet your local candidates for County, State, and U.S. elections.  Sponsored by Tennessee Nurses Association District 1 and League of Women Voters Memphis/Shelby County.

March 3 | Women's Softball vs. Bradley | 1:30 PM | South Campus

March 3 | Women's Softball vs. UL Monroe | 3:45 PM | South Campus

March 4 | Women's Softball vs. UMKC | 1:30 PM | South Campus


March 9 | Women's Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State | 5:30 PM | South Campus

March 10 | Women's Softball vs. Bowling Green | 1:30 PM | South Campus

March 10 | Women's Softball vs. Butler | 3:45 PM | South Campus

March 11 | Women's Softball vs. Indiana State | 3:30 PM | South Campus

March 12 | A Woman's Worth | 6:00 PM | UC River Room
This event is a table discussion that will include discussions about what it means to be a woman, self-love, knowing when to say no, and other topics. We will also play a "Women in History" jeopardy game that will include categories of women from different walks of life. Sponsored by NAACP and Queen In ME.

March 13 | You Go Girl! | 9:00 AM | UC Atrium
Come celebrate the women in your life by writing them a note about how they inspire, impact, and encourage you, and the women of Alpha Gamma Delta will contact them to come pick it up! Sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta.

March 13 | Dorothy Gilliam lecture | 6:00 PM | UC River Room
Please join us at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, in the River Room of the University Center, for the Norm Brewer lecture by former Washington Post journalist Dorothy Gilliam. The first African American woman reporter at the Washington Post, Gilliam covered many of the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement.

March 14 | Women's History Month Feminist Fair | 11 AM | UC Atrium
Sponsored by the History department and the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management.

March 14 | Leader to Leader: Jen Frank | 12 PM | UC River Room
The Leader to Leader Lunch will cover professional and strategic planning. RSVP for Leader to Leader Lunch. Sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement.

March 14 | Women's Softball v. Mississippi State University | 6 PM | South Campus

March 14 | Abina and the Important Men Screening and Lecture | 6 PM | UC Theatre
Dr. Trevor Getz of San Francisco State University will show and discuss his animated film, Abina and the Important Men, the story of a young enslaved African woman who escapes her master in 19th century Ghana.  Sponsored by the History department.

March 15 | The F Word: Feminism Panel | 1 PM | UC Fountain View Room
We will be hosting a panel about feminism and how to apply it in everyday life. Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement.

March 17 | College to Career Conference | 9 AM | University Center
The College to Career Conference is a one day conference with a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, mock interviews, and an etiquette lunch all to help students build the skills necessary for their professional journey. Sign up for College to Career Conference. Sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement.

March 20 | Senior Luncheon | 12:30 PM | UC Ballroom
Sponsored by Annual Giving.

March 20 | Women in Academia Panel | 6 PM | UC Shelby Room
Join the Honors Student Council for a panel of UofM professors and staff as they recount their experiences and give advice for women interested in pursuing roles in academic positions or in student affairs. Sponsored by the Honors Student Organization.

March 20 | Erin Brockovich Screening | 6 PM | UC Theatre
The Panhellenic Council will be hosting a free screening of Erin Brockovich. Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council.

March 20 | Women's History Quiz Bowl | 7 PM | Centennial Place 189 
Sponsored by Residence Life.

March 21 | Evolution of Sex | 2:30 PM | UC Bluff Room

CHOICES and Planned Parenthood will both give presentations and a few of the topics that will be covered during the event consist of an outlook on how sex has changed throughout the years, provided information on safe sex practices, and to educate on sexual and reproductive health. After the presentation portion, there will be a workshop presented by Planned Parenthood so the attendees will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge. Sponsored by Safety Net.

March 21 | MSK Beauty Expo | 3 PM | UC Ballroom AB
This Beauty Expo will be an exhibition for Men & Women to showcase their businesses to our campus. We will have hair stylists, boutique owners, fitness coaches and more to showcase their platforms to the students here at the University of Memphis. Sponsored by My Sister's Keeper.

March 22 | Junior League Women's Leadership Summit | 9 AM | University Center
Sponsored by the Junior League of Memphis.

March 22 | Immigrant Journeys: America's Story Panel and March | 5 PM | Rose Theatre
As part of Women's History Month at the University of Memphis, Immigrant women share their perspective and experiences of resilience and triumph. The event will feature students, staff, and faculty and will highlight immigrant women's contributions to the University and the wider Memphis community. The reception will include video narratives to be followed by a panel and discussion. Panel members include Dr. Rebecca Laumann of the University of Memphis Center for International Education Services, Natalia Powers of Shelby County Schools, and Dr. Gabriela Salinas of St. Jude Research Hospital. Event participants will then join the larger Women's' March to increase visibility and power of immigrant women on campus. The event will close with a candlelight vigil. Sponsored by Tigers First, Opportunity Scholars and the Office of Institutional Equity.

March 22 | Blue Pump Gala | 5:30 PM | Hilton of Memphis
Come celebrate Women in Engineering while raising funds to empower female students to pursue a field in transportation related majors. For more information visit: www.memphis.edu/setwc.  Sponsored by the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center in Herff College of Engineering.

March 22 | Women in Words: A Reading and Panel Discussion | 7 PM | Patterson 456
Women faculty and students will read from their pertinent creative works. Sponsored by the English department.

March 23 | Women in Leadership: Lunch and Learn | 12:30 PM | UC Fountain View Room
In efforts to promote different types of leadership and highlight women leaders, The Women in Leadership program will sponsor a Lunch and Learn hosting several women entrepreneurs in the Memphis area. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs, participate in a student lead panel discussion and field their questions. RSVP for Lunch and Learn. Sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement.

March 23 | Pizza Talk | 12:45 PM | Mitchell Hall 200
"Conjuring Clerks and Vanishing Women: Limits on Women's Voices in Early American Courts" lecture by Dr. Christine Eisel. Sponsored by the History department.

March 24 | Service on Saturday | All Day | Various off-campus locations
Sign up to serve. Sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement.

March 27 | Me Too | 8 AM | UC Atrium
We will have a wall where people can share their harassment/assault experiences. Counseling Services will be there to offer additional support and assistance. Sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement.

March 27 | Women's History Month Keynote Speaker | 6 PM | Rose Theatre
Sponsored by Stonewall Tigers Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Queen in Me, Student Event Allocation, Student Activities Council, and Office of Institutional Equity.

March 27 | The Memphis City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines International | 7:30 PM | UC Theatre
The Memphis City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International, an award winning women's a cappella chorus, presents a short program and a demonstration of barbershop style singing. Come hear four part harmony at its best and have the opportunity to try it out for yourself on stage with the chorus, if you can't resist!

March 28 | Girls Trip: Dance Class | 7:30 PM | Field House 254 
The Student Activities Council will be hosting a dance class featuring Memphis native, Ladia Yates. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

March 29 | Lunch Presentation and Discussion | 11 AM | UC Shelby Room
You are invited to bring your lunch and also share in coffee and snacks provided the Women's and Gender Studies Program. We will have current faculty sharing their current research projects on race and gender. This discussion will feature the following faculty members: Shelby Crosby (Assoc. Professor of English), Susan Nordstrom (Asst. Professor of Educational Research), Cookie Woolner (Asst. Professor of History). Sponsored by the Women's and Gender studies Program.

March 29 | I Am My Natural Me | 11 AM | UC Atrium 
PAUSE will be having a table to celebrate the natural beauty of women. Sponsored by PAUSE.

March 29 | Women's History Month Closing Ceremony | 4 PM | UC Ballroom
At the closing, we will recognize women honored for their commitment to leadership and service and celebrate women and their accomplishment. UofM faculty, staff and students can complete a recognition form. The closing ceremony is your opportunity to honor a woman who has persisted! In a paragraph or two, tell us about a woman in your life (mother, sister, aunt, teacher, student, mentor etc.) who exemplifies our theme. You can Submit a Recognition Form until March 26.

March 29 | Girls Trip: Make-up Class | 4 PM | UC Memphis Room
The Student Activities Council will host a look and learn makeup class featuring Latrice Davis. Sponsored by Student Activities Council.

March 29 | Girls Trip: Girls Trip screening | 7 PM | UC Theatre
The Student Activities Council will host a free screening of Girls Trip. Sponsored by Student Activities Council.

March 31 | PAUSE Women's Conference | 9 AM | University Center 3rd Floor
The PAUSE women's conference seeks to appreciate and empower women. Sponsored by PAUSE.

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

**Please email whm@memphis.edu with questions.