Women's History Month 2020

100 Women Poster: Thanks to David Beach we have an amazing poster for Women's History Month representing 100 women who have contributed to women's suffrage and forward momentum in a variety of fields.  For a list of the women and their attributes click here: 100 Women!


Her-Story Project: For the seventeenth year, the Her-Story listserv is dedicated to sharing stories written by members of the RU extended community about women, or the aspects of womanhood,  that have shaped their lives.  This event is being hosted by Michele Ren.  


Beginning March 1st and extending through March 31st (we will take a hiatus for spring break), subscribers to the Her-Story Listserv receive a daily posting from one of the list’s members celebrating or otherwise contemplating the impact of a woman or of the aspects of womanhood upon the writer’s life.  Pieces selected for publication are shared “as –is.” Beyond basic formatting (TNR 12 pt font, etc.), we do not edit, censure, or otherwise intervene with content.  The function of the list and of the celebration is to preserve and honor the voices and experiences of our contributors.  For this reason, you must subscribe to the list to participate and you must agree to abide by the rules of our community.  The Her-Story listserv is a safe zone where contributors can share their experiences without fear of judgment or reprisal.   


To Sign Up for Your Day: 1) Click this link to see our Sign-up: https://signup.com/go/WAwsQGF, 2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like, and 3) Sign up! - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password.



Event Details:



No Longer Invisible: Art Historical Scholarship

    Roann Barris, Carlee Bradbury and Art Students, Art

    March 2, 11-2 pm, Porterfield 235

    A mixture of short presentations exploring feminism and art history.

Women in STEM: A Conversation

    Courtney Watson, Theresa Connor, Jeanine Everhart, Robin Davies, Diana Willeman-Buckelew, English, Health     Sciences & Biology, RU Carilion, Roanoke

    March 3, 12 pm, Location TBA

    A panel discussion about early experiences in pursuing STEM careers.

All Our Voices: A Celebration of Women Writers

    Courtney Watson, English, RU Carilion, Roanoke

    March 4, 12 pm-1pm, RUC Library

    An exhibition of women writers featuring readings by members of the RUC community. Coffee and cookies will     be served.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Courtney Watson, English, RU Carilion, Roanoke

    March 4, 5:00 pm, RUC 614

    The March RUC Film Series with an introduction by Courtney Watson, pizza and dessert will be served.

Circle of Life Inter-generational Dialogue: Women 50+

    Michele Ren, English/WGST

    March 4, 12-1 pm, Heth 16

    Each week an inner circle of women from a certain age group (50+, 30s & 40s, teens & 20s) participates in a     dialogue while an outer circle listens and learns.

Gender Inequality: Why do some Solutions and Policy Interventions Work, while others Falter and Fail?

    Tay Keong Tan and Haley Nunez, Political Science

    March 4, 2-3 pm, Heth 16

    A globally-focused discussion of gender wage gap; female legislative representation; and protection of women     in the military or religious orders. It will examine why gender-empowerment strategies, tactics, and policy     prescriptions have failed, while others have succeeded in specific contexts around the world. It will draw ideas     and lessons for tackling similar concerns in the United States.

Appalachian Grit: Older Employed Women

    Julie Hicks Patrick, Professor of Psychology at West Virginia University

    March 16, 1-2 pm, Bonnie Auditorium

    Considering both history and context, this presentation explores some of the factors influencing employment     trends among older Appalachian women.

Circle of Life Inter-generational Dialogue: Women in their 30s/40s

    Michele Ren, English/WGST

    March 18, 12-1pm, Heth 16

    Each week an inner circle of women from a certain age group participates in a dialogue while an outer circle     listens and learns.

Women and Leadership in Higher Education Lunch and Learn

    Merrie Winfrey, CITL

    March 18, 12:00-12:50 at CITL, 270 McConnell Library

    The topic for March's Podcast Lunch & Learn Club meeting is Women and Leadership in Higher Education—Why     are there not more women in the upper echelons of leadership in higher education? Is there a difference in the     way women and men lead? How do we develop leadership in our students? Listen to a group of podcasts on     these topics and join us for a discussion. You must register for this event at:     https://rucitl.com/registration/events/podcast-lunch-learn-women-and-leadership-in-higher-education/

Title: A Glow in the Darkness: The Factory Women that Fought Back and Won

    Justine Jackstone Stone and Emily Skeens, English

    March 18, 3:30-4:30 pm, Heth 22

    Covers the history of the early twentieth century female factory workers in radium dial plants who were taught     lip-pointing, that resulted in the ingestion of radium. This is the dark story of how women, poisoned in the     workplace, fought back.

Nursing in the Battlefield: WW2 and the Contributions of Nurses

    Sarah Gilbert and Samuel D. Lee, Nursing

    March 18, 4-5:30 pm, Andrew W. Ross Gallery, 3rd floor McConnell Library

    Provides a historical context on the role of nurses during World War 2. Nurses' experiences, will be introduced     through diaries, letters, and personal interviews.  Part of the World War II series:     https://www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home/history/happenings/news/WorldWarIISeries.html

A Thousand Hands A Million Stars Performance

    Denise Ritter Bernardini, Music/Dance

    March 19, 7:30-8:30 pm, Covington Performance Hall

    Combines art, poetry, and music by women as a vehicle to bring a voice to those that have been rendered silent     by their experience in human sex trafficking.

Title: Women on Ropes

    Nicole Sathre and RUABLE Staff, Recreation, Parks and Tourism

    March 20, RUWest, 1:00-4:00 pm (drop-in)

    RUABLE will open its indoor ropes course (and zip line weather permitting) to allow women and others the     opportunity to experience the ropes course. Participants do not need to be there the whole time and are     welcome to drop in.  This will take place at RUWest.  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Click here for directions to RUWest.  

Title:  Panel Discussion: Justice-Involved Women and Educational Programming in Prisons and Jails

    Karrah Davidson, Jessie Kirby, Amanda Kellogg, Riane Bolin, English

    March 23, 2-3 pm, Heth 16

    A panel discussion about our experiences in Inside/Out or Inside/Out style classes at regional jails. We will     discuss women's experience in the justice system, as well as pedagogical approaches.

No Holds Bard: Shakespeare’s Dynamite Women

    Amanda Kellogg, Molly Hood, Emily Keck, Wesley Young, Robyn Berg, English and Theatre Arts

    March 24, 11:00am-12:15 pm, Hurlburt Auditorium

    A performance of scenes (from Shakespeare and other early modern dramatists) that feature thought-provoking     representations of women.  Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the actors.

Women in Computer Science

    Rebecca K Scheckler, Nursing

    March 24, 4:00-5:00 pm, Heth 18

    This presentation will share research which examines why women are marginally represented in computer     science.  We will discuss strategies that support women’s success in computer science.

How Women Can Thrive in a Male Dominated Field with Focus, Purpose and Gratitude

    Judy Carmichael, Co-Sponsored with Public Radio WVRU, RU Radio Broadcasting Club, Club Programming     Committee and Citizen Leader

    March 24, 6 –7 pm, Heth 16

    World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael will share how she has thrived in the male dominated jazz world     for decades.  Includes a question and answer session.

Circle of Life Inter-generational Dialogue: Women in their teens and 20s

    Michele Ren, English/WGST

    March 25, 12-1 pm, Heth 16

    Each week an inner circle of women from a certain age group participates in a dialogue while an outer circle,     composed of people of all ages and genders, listens and learns.

Reading from Things That Women Do

    Cynn Chadwick, Author

    Collaboration with Citizen Leader Program

    March 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, McConnell Library ILC – B

    Cynn Chadwick’s previous books have been honored with Lambda, Stonewall, Bywater Books, and Golden     Crown Literary Award nominations. Cynn will offer readings from her latest novel. 

Theater of War: Telling Women's Stories from Nazi Europe - A Staged Reading and Discussion

    Emily Keck, English

    March 25, 4:00-5:30 pm, Andrew W. Ross Gallery, 3rd floor McConnell Library

    A staged reading of "Magda and Josef," a short play that tells the true story of Maria Magdalena Bednarova and     her brave actions to save a Jewish man in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Followed by a discussion with actors     and director. Part of the World War II series:     https://www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home/history/Happenings/WorldWarIISeries.html

An Evening with Judy Carmichael

    Sponsored by Public Radio WRVU, RU Radio Broadcasting Club, Club Programming and Citizen Leader Program

    March 25, 6:30-7:30 pm, Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall

    Grammy nominated pianist Judy Carmichael will plan and sing high-energy stride style jazz. 

Performing History: Women and the Vote

    Molly Hood and Students, Theatre

    March 27, 11am-12 pm, Porterfield 245, Hawes Studion Theatre

    Performing History: Women and the Vote, a new collaborative play devised by Professors and Students in the     Radford and Virginia Tech Theatre Departments. Includes discussion on the process and material used to     create this work that explores the history and impact of the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Intermarriage and the Economic Success of Women

    Hulya Dogan, Sociology

    March 30, 12:00-1:00 pm, Heth 22

    Presents findings on the impact of intermarriage on economic outcomes. Intermarried immigrant men seem to     be better integrated economically while results for women are less clear. This presentation will investigates     ethnicity and the economic success of intermarried women.

Women’s History Month Closing Reception

    Sponsored by the Offices of the Radford University President and the Radford University Provost

    Friday, April 3, 1-2 pm, CHBS First Floor Atrium (Main Street Side)

    Please join our campus-wide celebration recognizing the contributors who helped make Women’s History Month     possible this year.