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Feb. 15, 2007 - Hastings College to observe Womens History Month
Hastings College will observe Women’s History Month during the month of March. All activities are free and open to the public.
Jane Curry will present an entertaining, dramatic monologue “Nice Girls Don’t Sweat,” Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m., in French Memorial Chapel. Author, storyteller, and performer, Curry provokes thought and laughter with her one-woman show. She will portray fictional Sammy Kay Knight, English teacher and veteran of the All-American Red Heads pro-basketball team. She will tell stories about the changing role of women in sports, including physical capacities, propriety and femininity.
Curry’s presentation is made possible by Nebraska Humanities Council grant funds, with additional support from Hastings College and the Adams County YWCA.
The Hastings College chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, women’s national music fraternity, will present “Melodious Ladies: A Celebration of Women and Music,” Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Perkins Auditorium, Fuhr Hall of Music. The ensemble will perform music written for, about, and by women, ranging from famous composers, to pieces written by SAI members.
Students who spent the January interim session in Guatemala will present “Guatemalan Women’s Weavings,” Monday, March 5, at 12 p.m., in Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C. They will discuss the lives of Guatemalan women and the work of CEDEPCA, an organization that promotes the dignity of women, works to eliminate violence, and helps to strengthen women’s leadership in the church and community. There will be a display of Guatemalan weavings, photos from the interim trip, and samples of Guatemalan food.
The Rev. Heidi McGinness will speak at chapel services Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m., in French Memorial Chapel. She will present “Give Me a Drink.”
McGinness is a United States representative for Christian Solidarity International, a world human rights organization. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she is a community activist whose organization exposes religious persecution and provides support for victims of religious repression. McGinness has also worked with oppressed communities in South Sudan and Darfur.
A quilt exhibit will be on display in Steinhart Lounge, Hazelrigg Student Union, Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30. The exhibit, open all day, is titled “Not Your Grandmother’s Quilt.” The contemporary quilts are courtesy of Kathy Haverly, Hastings College Learning Center director, and the Hastings Quilters Guild.
Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections at the International Quilt Study Center,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m., in Hazelrigg Student Union, Rooms A and B. She will address “The History and Mystery of Nebraska Quilts.” Refreshments will be served.
Janie York, executive director of Janie Lynn Textiles, will host a quilting workshop Friday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C. Interested people may help assemble and paint a community art quilt honoring women’s stories and creative spirit. Supplies will be provided.
During March, these things will also take place at Hastings College.
• Table tents in Sodexho Dining Hall will feature important women in U.S. history.
• Posters celebrating famous women will be placed around campus. The posters were made by graphic design students.
• Chapel services, held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. in French Memorial Chapel, will recognize gifts and ministries of women.
• A women’s history resource display will be available in Perkins Library foyer.
• Visit women’s history websites. Links available on the Perkins Library homepage.