Women’s History Month

The University of Central Arkansas celebrates the month of March, Women’s History Month, with the following activities:

6 p.m. Thursday, March 13
Ida Waldron Auditorium
The Office of Diversity and Community, PRISM Alliance and SGA present Alison Grillo, New York City’s Woman Trapped Inside a Woman’s Body. Alison was named as one of the “Five Hottest Transgender Comics” in 2013 by The Advocate. She has a unique story and an off-beat style. Alison will answer most of our questions about her gender transition in a comedic style. She will be frank about gender and sexuality in general, dating, popular culture and the trials and tribulations of college life, which she has experienced as both a student and teacher. Everyone is welcome.

Contact: Angela Jackson, associate dean, Office of Diversity and Community, at angelaj@uca.edu or 501-450-3135.

7 p.m. Monday, March 17
Ida Waldran Auditorium
Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and the books The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell), Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before, and The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant. Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Event included with registration for the Arkansas Student Success Symposium. See www.arkansasstudentsuccess.org.

Others, please pick up a (free) ticket at: Student Center Concierge Desk or The Office of Student Success (Old Main 104)

For more information, contact: Dr. Julia Winden-Fey, Office of Student Success at juliawin@uca.edu.

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
The 2014 Spring “Exploring Our World Series” sponsored by the College of donna_web[1]Liberal Arts kicks off on March 18 with the lecture titled “Knitting in the Corner: Christianity, Feminism, and Domestic Pursuits”. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Donna Bowman, associate professor and associate dean of the Schedler Honors College.

This event is free to the public; however, we encourage you to register online to ensure seating availability. For more information and to register online, visit: http://uca.edu/world.

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19
College of Business Auditorium
REAL BEAUTY hosts “A Conversation with My Sister” featuring motivational speaker Rae Lewis Thornton.

 X-period Thursday, March 20
Student Center, Room 225
Jayme Stone, director of Learning Communities and instructor of jayme stonehistory, will focus on one of the charter members of the Little Rock NAACP, Carrie Shepperson, and how she utilized the talents and networks of women and children to thrust Arkansas’s activism against lynching into the national spotlight. Arkansas has a rich history of struggle and resistance, however, with the exception of Daisy Bates and the Little Rock None, little is known about how local people organized for social justice.

6 p.m. Thursday, March 20
College of Business Auditorium
The Latino Student Association Latinas in Arkansas Series featuring Mireya Reith with the Arkansas Board of Education. Reith is one of the highest ranking Hispanics among appointed officials in Arkansas.