Hartwick to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Hartwick College will commemorate Women’s History Month through a series of events held across campus during the month of March. This year’s Women’s History Month theme is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

“I am pleased that this annual celebration is being shaped by women in the Hartwick community, taking into consideration both domestic and international perspectives,” said Harry Bradshaw Matthews, associate dean and director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

The Women’s Center will offer a series of events titled “Focus on Women’s Experiences in Academia, Politics, and History,” starting on Friday, March 9. The series begins by looking at “Women in Literature,” and finishing with a program on the “#MeToo Movement” on Friday, March 23.

The Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), along with the Black Student Alliance (BSA), and Society of Sisters Unity/Brothers United (SOUSU/BU), will hold its second preparation session for students selected for the annual trip to the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn, NY this April.

Also this month is the annual Women’s History Month Awards and Reception. President Margaret L. Drugovich headlines this special event, which celebrates the contributions by women at Hartwick College.

The full schedule of events follows, and additional events may be scheduled. These are open to the public, unless otherwise noted, but advanced reservations may be required:

  • Tuesday, March 6 – “Women in Politics.” Discussion sponsored by the Sociology Department.
    Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8 – Celebrate International Women’s Day. Students express thank you, in multiple ways, to their staff mentors and professors.
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 9 – “Focus on Women’s Experiences in Academia, Politics, and History” series: “Women in Literature” with SAI.
    Anderson Theater, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10 – PALS Leadership Seminar for Annual Pilgrimage to Harriet Tubman Home. PALS, BSA, and SOSU/BU co-host this event, along with the Office of Intercultural Affairs.
    Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14 – “Focus on Women’s Experiences in Academia, Politics and History” series: “Women in Academia” Panel.
    Location TBA, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Monday, March 19 – Deadline for submitting Women’s Award Nominations. Each nomination should reflect the criteria that the person is respected for advocating, teaching, organizing, or hosting activities that help foster understanding and respect for women/gender & sexuality/women’s issues—for women of all communities and backgrounds. Send nominations to Matthewsh@hartwick.edu.
    5 p.m.
  • Monday, March 19 – “Mental Illness and Stopping the Stigma.” Sydney S. Scalici and Laura Maneates of the Counseling Center host this event.
    Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 20 – “Focus on Women’s Experiences in Academia, Politics and History” series: “History and Future for Hartwick Women.”
    Shineman Chapel House, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 22 – Women’s History Month Awards and Reception. Join President Drugovich in celebrating the contributions by women at Hartwick College. A dinner discussion follows the reception. Reserve a seat by contacting Matthewsh@hartwick.edu.
    Chesboro Room, Dewar Union, 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, March 23 – “Focus on Women’s Experiences in Academia, Politics and History” series: “#MeToo Movement” Lunch Discussion. Hosted by the Women & Gender Studies program.
    Farrington Room, Dewar Union, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Also, throughout the month, Stevens-German Library in Yager Hall will feature a showcase of women’s literature.
For more on Women’s History Month events, visit the website or contact Matthews at 607-431-4428 or at Matthewsh@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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