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Women's History Month 2013

Women Making History Every Day 

Women's History Month 2013

What an incredible month! Women's History Month 2013, University of Memphis Community celebrated "Women Making History Every Day" to celebrate not only the historical women who have paved the way for change and advancement for women, but also the everyday women in our lives who have contributed to making change right in our own homes and communities. 

Our campus came together and celebrated women with a month full of wonderful events. Take a moment to review some highlights of our opening event and more! 


March 1, 12 pm -2:00 pm, UC Ballroom

Opening celebration: A Personal Journey Through Women's History 

Dr. Janann Sherman, Chair, History Department will share what she has learned about the historical women she has researched over her career, and how these women have shaped her own journey. 

This event is in recognition of Dr. Sherman's scholarship on American women, service to the UofM, and leadership in the Memphis community. 

Lunch provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP

March 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, UC Lobby

Wellness Day

March 6, 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm, location available upon acceptance

Lunch with a Leader

Want to have lunch with some of our most successful alumnae? Come network and have meaningful conversations with successful female professionals in our community. 

Students wishing to attend should seek a nomination from a faculty or staff member, who can send a recommendation to Student Leadership & Involvement at

March 7, 5:30 pm – 7 pm, UM Art Museum lobby

Muted Belles Revisited: A Conversation Celebrating Women's Lives

Featuring Drs. Beverly Bond, Janann Sherman, Peggy Caffrey & Christine Eisel, History Dept and Leslie Luebbers, UM Art Museum

The Muted Belles display will remain in the CRA lobby through March 31.

For more information here


March 7, 7:00 pm, Field House

UM Women's Basketball vs. Marshall

Tickets $5

March 8, UC Lobby

Get Involved: Donating Goods to Memphis Family Shelter

The Memphis Family Shelter has helped 247 women make a better life for themselves and their children. Get involved by donating goods to their shelter.

Wish list: non-perishable food items; toilet/Kleenex tissue; paper towels & laundry liquid; body soap; liquid dish soap; children & adult allergy medication; women's personal needs; gauze & bandages; baby wipes & pampers; baby plastic bottles & sippy cups; lotion; towels; teaching aids for basic skills; school supplies. 

Non-cash donations will also be accepted at AFROTC, Hayden Hall 118

March 9, time and location TBD

Islamic Art

Join UofM's Ned R. McWherter Library in welcoming Sister Okolo Rashid for a discussion on Islamic Art. 

Sister Rashid helped launch the International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) in Jackson, MS. 


March 13, 11:30 am, UM Lambuth Campus, Wisdom Parlor

March 14, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, UM Main Campus, Patterson 403

Pi(e) Day

Bring your favorite pie and the story of its recipe to share

March 20, 7:30 pm, Harris Concert Hall

Irena Koblar, piano

March 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Patterson 456

Telling Our Stories: A Discussion of New Writing

Sign-up at

March 22, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, UC Theater

Woman Thou Art Loosed


March 22, 7:30 pm, Harris Concert Hall

Alexa Still, flute

March 23, 1:00 and 3:00 pm, UM Park Avenue campus

March 24, 1:00 pm, UM Park Avenue campus

UM Women's softball vs. UAB

March 25, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, UC Theater

Student Activities Council (SAC) Student Film Festival/Short Film Festival Presents:

Domestic Violence Films Screening

SAC invites students and independent film makers to create a short film based on domestic violence awareness.

Rules & Guidelines and Entry form

For information on the film competition contact Courtney Claxton (

March 26, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, UC Poplar Room

Women's Wellness Day

All you wanted to know about breasts, cancers, menses, skin, heart disease and more.


March 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, UC Ballroom

Women Who Lead

Featuring President Raines and VPs Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, Linda Bonnin, Julie Johnson, and Ellen Watson

Refreshments provided.

Please RSVP to Ms. Kelli O'Brien at  by March 12, 2013

More information here

March 26, 7:00 pm, Rose Theatre

Fraternity/Sorority Mr. Gentleman Pageant

The Mr. Gentleman Pageant is a philanthropic showcase of fraternity men at the UofM. Men from the Interfraternity (IFC) & the National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) councils will come together to display their talents & talk about women who have impacted in their lives. 

Tickets $5, proceeds will support Memphis Family Shelter

March 27, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Rose Theatre Lobby

Women in Nursing: The Healing Hands of Time

The Loewenberg School of Nursing, in support of Women's History Month, will host an event celebrating women in nursing from the past, present, and future. The campus community will have the opportunity to ask nursing participants who they are, and hear a short bio on a nurse from the past, present, or future! 

March 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, UM Lambuth Campus, Wisdom Parlor

Lunch and Learn: All Things are Possible

Featuring Jacque Hillman, Senior Editor/Partner, The Hill Helen Group LLC

 March 30, time and location TBA

P.A.U.S.E. Conference

Featuring Dr. Yolanda Wimberly, Director, Medication Education Division, Morehouse College

March 30, 1:00pm

A Brief Exploration of Women in Native American Culture 

Join the C.H. Nash Museum Chucalissa for a presentation on Women in Native American Culture by Dr. Nicole Thompson, Assistant Professor, College of Education,UofM.

A screening of Miss Navajo by Billy Luther, whose mother was crowned Miss Navajo in 1966 will also take place.

Free and open to the public.

1987 Indian Village Drive (near T.O. Fuller State Park). For more information call 901-785-3160, or contact

Sponsored by Active Minds, Air Force ROTC, Art Museum, Campus Recreation and Intermural Services, Career Services, Center for Research on Women, Counseling Center, Counseling Psychology Department, English Department, Fogelman Center for Business Development, History Department, Interfraternity Council, Loewenberg School of Nursing, Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities, Music Department, Muslims in Memphis Celebration, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, Professional Assertive United Sisters of Excellence, Public Service, Student Activities Council, Student Health Services, Student Leadership & Involvement, Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, Women's Leadership & Philanthropy Council, and University Libraries 

UofM celebrated Women's History Month 2013 with a flashmob! 

 WHM Flashmob

 Watch it here

The U of M Minutes for March 1st and 8th feature WHM events! Watch them here.

March 1st

March 8th

Photo Gallery

Women Who Lead

100 Years, 100 Women Event

 Women Making History Everyday 

The UofM Women's History Month committee invited students and faculty to share their stories about the women who have made history in their lives.  

We were pleasantly surprised with the response! Over 300 written pieces were submitted. Honored were mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, sisters, teachers, advisors, professors, and co-workers. 

Pieces were selected and displayed during the opening event for Women's History Month.  

Read the student submissions here, and click here to read about the women our faculty wanted to honor!

For more information on current CROW events click here!

Interested in past CROW events?  Click here!

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