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Penn State Altoona celebrates Women's History Month

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1081 hits

In commemoration of the Women’s History Month 2013, Penn State Altoona is planning a number of events for students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community.

Two brown-bag lunch panel discussions are planned for March 12 and 19 from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. in room 134 of the Hawthorn Building. The events will feature panels of speakers representing women in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. For more information, visit online.

On March 14 and March 26, two other brown-bag lunches will feature several independent short films by women. The films will be shown from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. in room 150 of the Hawthorn Building. For more information, visit online.

On Wednesday, March 20, Lorraine Dowler, associate professor of geography and women’s studies at Penn State University Park, will present a lecture titled “Militarized Bodies: Understanding Women as Heroic Actors” at 4:00 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. For more information on this presentation, visit online.

And on Thursday, March 21, professional photographer and self-published author Meredith Kaminek will share her story, art, and insight on her career as a self-starter, offering words of encouragement to those who have considered turning their passions into a career. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in 101 Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. For more information, visit online.

All events are sponsored by Penn State Altoona’s Women’s Studies program. For more information about these events, please contact Molly Slep at

Media contact:
Marissa Carney, Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations 814-949-5105

Web Contact:
Jonathan O'Harrow, Webmaster, University Relations 814-949-5105

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