Celebrate Women at Women’s History Month Events

WES-Poster-662x1024March marks Women’s History Month, and several groups on campus are hosting events. Celebrate the contributions made by UT’s female students, staff and faculty by participating in one of the following events:

Women in Art: Gallery Showing and Celebration. Gallery showing runs Monday, March 2, through Thursday, March 5, in the International House first floor lobby. Celebration is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Hodges Library’s Mary Greer Room. Presented by the UT Commission for Women. Browse a gallery showing by three of UT’s own artists—all women who are master’s or doctoral students in the School of Art. For more info, e-mail jdobbin3@vols.utk.edu.

Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT  is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Hodges Library Auditorium. Presented by the UT Commission for Women. Susan Riechert, recipient of 2014 Notable Woman Award from the Commission for Women and a prominent scholar in spider research, will discuss the challenges of working in a male-dominated research field as well as her outreach to local schools through the “Biology in a Box” program. For more info, e-mail jdobbin3@vols.utk.edu.

The Women’s Empowerment Summit, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, in the University Center. Presented by the Women’s Coordinating Council along with the Giving Circle. The event will offer workshops about feminism, sexuality and religion, women in leadership roles, and current legal issues. Speakers include Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and UT Dean of Students Melissa Shivers. A panel discussion of women in male-dominated career fields will be held in the lunch hour. The event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff. Participants will receive lunch and a T-shirt. Check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. Register through VOLink by March 4. For more info, contact the Center for Student Engagement at 974-5455.

Every Dream You Have Is Possible: Career Journeys of Successful Women Leaders, noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the University Center’s Shiloh Room. Ruth Fassinger, feminist psychologist, will speak and answer questions about the more than 100 interviews she has conducted with women leaders about their career paths. The event is organized by the Counseling Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology and is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more info, call 974-3788.

UT Women Artists and Their Work, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Hodges Library’s Mary Greer Room. Graduate art students will give short talks on their works, including Keely Snook, printmaking, Bailey Davenport, painting/drawing, and Alanna Wilkinson, 4D art and Cinema Studies. For more info, call 974-4148.