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Penn State Altoona celebrates Women's History Month

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 874 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 http://www.altoona.psu.edu/now/news.php?value=4090 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 http://www.altoona.psu.edu/now/news.php?value=4091 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 http://www.altoona.psu.edu/now/news.php?value=4089 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 http://www.altoona.psu.edu/now/news.php?value=4113 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 mys6@psu.edu.

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