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Hastings College Honors Women’s History Month
Hastings College will observe Women’s History Month during the month of March with a variety of presentations and activities. All events are free and open to the public.
Monday, March 1 – Anita Sue Clement, “Everyday Lives of Western Women”
A brown bag lunch presentation at 12 p.m., Hazelrigg Student Union Room C
This presentation combines slides with narrative to explore the lives of Western women in the home and on the job in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Anita is a graduate of Kearney State College. She has a lifelong interest in history, particularly of the western states and their people. She has been a public school teacher and an instructor and interpreter at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer.
This event is sponsored by the Hastings College Women’s and Gender Studies program.
Wednesday, March 3 – Rev. Dr. M. Jean Heriot, “Mary Magdalene and the Discipleship of Women”
10 a.m., French Memorial Chapel
Friday, March 5 – Nancy Nichols-Pethick, “Words Fail Me: A Painter Speaks”
A brown bag lunch presentation at 12 p.m., Hazelrigg Student Union Room A/B
Nancy will provide an overview of her recent work in painting and collage. She will discuss the important role that the conventions of poetic language, particularly poetry’s use of silence, play in her creative visual process.
Nancy has served as an assistant professor of painting at Indiana State University since 2004. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and exhibits her work nationally.
This event is sponsored by the Hastings College Artist Lecture Series.
Monday, March 8 – International Women’s Day
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hazelrigg Student Union Lobby
Learn More About the Struggle of Haitian Women
Tuesday, March 9 – Pippa White, “Woman’s Work”
A one-woman play at 7 p.m., French Memorial Chapel
This show looks at all aspects of woman’s work – from immigrant pioneer women, to Rosie the Riveter, to factory workers, to newspaper reporters, to present day women of the work force.
Pippa is in her fourteenth year as a solo performer. She has toured to 27 states performing at colleges, conferences, museums, libraries, festivals and performing arts centers.
This event is sponsored by the Hastings College Artist Lecture Series, Vocation and Values, and the CABE and English Departments.
Saturday, March 27 – “The Vagina Monologues”
A theatre performance of Eve Ensler’s play at 7 p.m., Scott Studio Theatre
Monday, March 29 – “This Shall Be For Music”
The 4th Annual Women’s History Month Recital by Sigma Alpha Iota, a women’s international music fraternity, at 7:30 p.m., Perkins Auditorium, Fuhr Hall
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named 75th Best Value College in the nation and #1 in Nebraska by Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It was named a 2010 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and rated a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.