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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

SU Celebrates Women's History Month in March

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University commemorates Women’s History Month with its second annual series of events in March. Sgt. Cinda Howell of the University Police sponsors an information meeting on SU’s Rape Aggression Defense Program from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in Fulton Hall Room 136. The self-defense program enlightens, educates and empowers women to protect themselves in potentially dangerous situations. The SU faculty band Pugsly and singer Stephanie Howard continue events 6 p.m. Friday, March 12, with a concert at the Gull’s Nest of the Guerrieri University Center. The repertoire includes alternative rock, blues, folk and swing. A slide show also features facts about women’s history during the performance. SU’s Habitat For Humanity sponsors Habitat Women’s Building Day from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 13. A University van leaves Severn Hall at 11:45 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. for students wishing to participate. Dr. Kimberly Hunter of the Biological Sciences Department and Dr. Star Weaver of the Education Department present the lecture “Perceptions of Scientists” from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, in Henson Science Building Room 103. A post-lecture discussion focuses on women’s involvement in science throughout history. Dr. James McCallops, an associate professor in the History Department, presents his research on the wives of American presidents in the lecture “First Ladies” from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in Henson Room 101. McCallops is the author of Edith Bolling Galt Wilson: The Unintended President. The Franklin P. Perdue School of Business rounds out SU’s Women’s History Month commemoration with a showing of the independent film Risk/Reward from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Fulton Hall Room 111. Directed by Elizabeth Holder and Xan Parker, the movie provides a look at the lives of four young women making their way in male-dominated Wall Street. The series is sponsored by the SU Gender Studies Interest Group, Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, Perdue School and Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies. All events are free and the public is cordially invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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