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"Optimism is the faith that

leads to achievement."

Helen Keller

"When the whole world is silent even one voice becomes powerful."

Malala Yousafzai

"Knowing what must be done does away with fear."

Rosa Parks

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"She believed she could and so she did."

R. S. Grey

Upcoming Events

March Into Women's History March Madness Bracket

Join us for the following:

  • Starting Monday, March 11, 2019 begin voting in the first round. You will have until midnight, March 14 to vote. We will narrow the field from 64 to 32.

  • March 15 we will announce the next round and start voting. We will narrow the field from 32 to 16.

  • The Sweet 16 will be announced on March 19.

  • March 21 we will announce the Elite 8 and start voting to narrow to our Final Four.

  • The Final Four will be announced on March 25. Voting will start to narrow the field to our final two women.

  • March 27 we will start voting for our final woman.

  • She will be announced on Thursday, March 28 at 8 a.m. 

Woman of Promise 

Sponsored by the Jandoli School of Communication

Thursday, March 14 Walsh Auditorium

Panel conversation 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Defective Women

Join Dr. Kimberly DeSimone, Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, Jennifer Pulver, Mary Jo Polidore, Bethanne Chimbel as we discuss how each of us is defective in some way (single mother, child free by choice, stay at home mom, working mom, get out of the rat race mom). Moderated by Dr. Richard Lee

Woman of Promise presentation

4:00 p.m.

Honoring Tierney McGilvray featuring keynote speaker Mary Jo Polidore

Mary Devereaux Lecture

Featuring Dr. Susmita Talukdar, Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Wednesday, March 20 visiting classes in the morning

Public lecture at 4:00 p.m. in the University Chapel "Women's Narratives in Reading 'Different' Multicultural Subjectivities: an Academic Discourse."

Reception following in Doyle Dining Room


Thursday, March 21, Faculty Forum 11:30 a.m. Hickey Dining Hall, University Club: "Contextualizing Toni Morrison in Nepalese Classroom of Diversity."


March 26 Jodi Merriday

March 26 by Campus Activities Board. Jodi Merriday. Co-sponsored by CAB, ResEd and the Damietta Center.


Description:  Women’s History Month commemorations positively impact the morale and retention of female students, increase the capacity of students to talk about sex and gender with sensitivity, create a positive cultural climate for diversity and encourage appreciation of difference.  Although women have made gains socially, professionally and economically, sexism remains a pervasive barrier to equality.  This session provides a historical framework for understanding sexism and explores trending topics to highlight contemporary challenges that women face in regards to equality.  Participants will be introduced to multi-racial and multicultural biographies of high-achieving women, five empowerment tools that can be used to challenge sexism and a blueprint for how to become an ally in the quest for women’s equality and social justice.