Women's History Month Calendar of Events

All members of the Radford University community are invited to take part in celebrating Women’s History Month at these important events:

  • March 1 - “Reimaging Consent: How Healthy Masculinity Can Prevent Rape,” Men Can Stop Rape Organization (Washington, D.C.), 7 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
  • March 2 - “Holding Up More than Half the Sky:  Stories of Chinese Women,” Dr. I-Ping Fu and CCST 103 students (Foreign Languages), 9 a.m., Heth 22
  • March 14 - “Women and Children First:  Fat Blame in the ‘War on Obesity’,” Dr. April Herndon (Winona State University), 4 p.m., McGuffey 203
  • March 15 - “No Holds Bard: Shakespeare’s Dynamite Women,” Professors Robyn Berg and Jennifer Juul with Grace Ellinghaus and Miranda Roberts (Theatre); Professors Moira Baker and Amanda Kellogg (English) and Students from ENGL 472, THEA 425, and THEA 297, 2 p.m., Heth 22
  • March 16 - Circle of Life Intergenerational Dialogue (Women 50+ in inner circle), Moderated by Dr. Sarah Hastings, 2 p.m., Heth 16
  • March 16 - Poetry Slam, Loren Phillips (Design) and Anna Vandevender (Psy.D.), 6 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center Dining Area Stage                                              
  • March 16 – “Paradigm Shift: Emerging Radford University Women Choreographers”, 7:30 p.m., Albig Studio Theatre
  • March 17 - “Superwomen: The Evolving Representation of Women in Super(s)hero Comics,” Presented by Shannon Knuston, Anna Nicholas, Adrianne Reeder, 3:30 p.m., Heth 22
  • March 21 - “Trans-forming Justice: Transgender Issues in the U. S.,” Presented by Ariel Hylton and Justine Jackson, 3 p.m., Heth 22
  • March 22 - “Performing the Mother Instinct: S. Josephine Baker's Radical Vision of Public Health Nursing,” Dr. Amy Rubens, 12:30 p.m., Heth 22
  • March 23 - Circle of Life Intergenerational Dialogue (Women in their 30s and 40s in inner circle), Moderated by Dr. Sarah Hastings, 2 p.m., Heth 16
  • March 23 - “Exploring the Warm Heart of Africa: Ten Years of Engaging Heads, Hands, and Hearts with RU’s Malawi Study Abroad Program,” Drs. Jennifer Jones Powell, Patricia A.  Talbot and Ann Mary Roberts, 5:30 p.m., McGuffey 206
  • March 24 - “Imagining New Relationships through Ethics, Queerness, and Intersectionality,” Dr. Thelathia “Nikki” Young (Bucknell University), 5:30 p.m., Heth 14
  • March 25 - “Socially Engaged Pedagogies, Being an Activist-Scholar, and Student Activism.” Dr. Thelathia “Nikki” Young, Discussion and Workshop, noon, Library Conference Room
  • March 28 - “Balancing the Chakras and Your Life” – Yoga workshop, Michelle Muttart, 4 p.m., Heth 22
  • March 29 - “Fortifying the Glass Ceiling: National Security Threats as a Barrier for Female Political Candidates,” Dr. Theresa Schroeder, 2 p.m., Heth 22
  • March 30 - Circle of Life Intergenerational Dialogue (Women in their 20s & teens in inner circle), Moderated by Dr. Sarah Hastings, 2 p.m., Heth 16
  • March 30 - Closing Recption: “Reflections on Women and Women’s History Month,” President Penelope W. Kyle, 4 p.m., Covington Center Atrium
  • March 30 - “Speaking of Sex …”. Dramatized reflective scenarios concerning sex, relationships, communications, & consent, 7 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

There will also be several on-going annual events held during the month:

Her-Story Celebration: For each day during the month of March, subscribers to the Her-Story Project Listserv will receive an essay character sketch, photo journal or poem submitted by one of the members of the listserv, reflecting on specific women or aspects of womanhood.  Our celebration is unique in that each day’s tribute is composed by an RU student, staff member, administrator or faculty member.

Circle of Life / Intergenerational Dialogue:  On Wednesdays during March, an inner circle of women from one generation will speak to an outer circle of participants from other generations about their life experiences and what it is like to be a woman in a particular age group. Participation is open to all members of the RU community.

Paradigm Shift: Each year this concert celebrates Women’s History Month by featuring original creative dance works by emerging female choreographers from the RU Department of Dance.


Feb 29, 2016