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February 14, 2003

Women's history observance spans three months

by Linda Charles
Women's History Month is in March, but Iowa State will celebrate with a series of events from February through April.

National speakers Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards will team up to discuss "Braless Banshees vs. Brainless Barbies: Feminism for Today" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Richards is a contributing editor to Ms. magazine and Baumgardner is a pundit on She Span. The two wrote MANIFESTA: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.

Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Sun Room. Her talk is titled "Who Stole the First Amendment?" Ivins, whose column appears in the Des Moines Register, is a syndicated columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times.

Christine Grant, former women's athletic director at the University of Iowa, will take on the subject of "Will Title IX Survive?" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Sun Room. Grant helped found the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women and served as its president from 1979 to 1982.

Temple Grandin, who is autistic, will describe how she made the connection between her autism and animal temperament, which is also the topic of her book, Thinking in Pictures. Grandin, a Colorado State professor who designs humane livestock facilities, will discuss the visual thinking process in design at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Sun Room.

Other events will include Iowa State speakers and panels, performances and exhibits.

Women's History Celebration
Feb. 20-April 8, 4-4154
Memorial Union

Monday, February 17
  • Exhibit begins, "Petticoats and Slide Rules: A History of Women Engineers," ISU Parks Library lobby.
Thursday, February 20
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, "Can Values Be Good for Science?" Helen Longino, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Campanile Room.
Tuesday, February 25
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, "Visual Thinking Process in Design from the View-point of Person with Autism," Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Sun Room.
Friday, February 28
  • 3 p.m., "Poetry Reading and Short Stories," ISU students, faculty and staff, Pioneer Room.
Monday, March 3
  • Noon, "Muslim Women Panel," ISU students and Ames community Muslim women, Pioneer Room.
  • Exhibit begins, "Women's Work, Women's Play: A Sculptural Look at Women's Domestic and Artistic Roles through the Years," Ashley Kyber, ISU landscape architecture, Sloss House.
Tuesday, March 4
  • Noon, Lecture, "The Status of Women in Developing Nations: A Critical Dialogue and Panel Presentation with Western Feminist Allies," ISU students and faculty, moderator Jill Bystydzienski, ISU liberal arts and sciences, Gallery.
Wednesday, March 5
  • 11 a.m., Lecture, "International Parenting from Women's Perspectives," ISU faculty and staff, Pioneer Room.
  • 3 p.m., Lecture, "Feminism and Pop Culture," Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, journalists, New York, N.Y., Campanile Room.
  • 4:30 p.m., Lecture, "Political Activism," Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, see 3 p.m., Pioneer Room.
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, "Braless Banshees vs. Brainless Barbies: Feminism for Today," Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, see 3 p.m., Sun Room.
Thursday, March 6
  • Noon, Lecture, "Will Title IX Survive?" Christine Grant, Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, Sun Room.
  • 6 to 9 p.m., Social, international food and entertainment, singing and dancing by student groups, Gallery.
Monday, March 10
  • Noon, Lecture, "Negotiating Race and Class in British Suffrage," Susan Carlson and Laura Winkiel, ISU English, Gallery.
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, "What's the Matter with Marriage? Some Early Christian Answers," Elizabeth Clark, Duke University, Durham, N.C., Pioneer Room.
Tuesday, March 11
  • 8 p.m., Performance, Uncolor, Graffiti Theatre, Maintenance Shop.
Thursday, March 13
  • Noon, Lecture, "From Sanctified Sisters to Landdyke Communities: The Women's Land Movement in Herstorical Perspective," Sine Anahita, ISU sociology, Pioneer Room.
Friday, March 14
  • Noon, Lecture, "But It Doesn't Feel Like He Loves Me! A Forum on Healthy Relationships," Laurie Textor, ISU Ag Experiment Station, Pioneer Room.
Monday, March 24
  • Noon, Performance, Ritual Nesting, Ashley Kyber, ISU landscape architecture, Sloss House.
  • 8 p.m., Film, A Little Bit of Lipstick, Pioneer Room.
Tuesday, March 25
  • 11 a.m., Panel, "Recuperating and Revisiting Latina Voices: History Re-visioned," ISU students, Pioneer Room.
  • 3 p.m., Panel, "Lesbian Cultures and Communities," ISU students, Campanile Room.
Wednesday, March 26
  • Noon, Reading, Swamp Songs: The Making of an Unruly Woman, Sheryl St. Germain, ISU English, Pioneer Room.
  • 3 p.m., Lecture, "The Power of Women in Finland," Eino Kainlauri, ISU architecture, Campanile Room.
  • 7 p.m., Lecture, "Exploring Gender 101," Debra Davis, Gender Education Center, Maple Grove, Minn., Gallery.
Thursday, March 27
  • 11 a.m., Panel, "The Politics, Poetics and Pedagogy of 'Zine Productions," Adela Licona, Joan Stewart, Alaura Wilfert and Erika Mueller, ISU English, Gallery.
Tuesday, April 1
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, "Who Stole the First Amendment?" Molly Ivins, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sun Room.
Tuesday, April 8
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, "The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam," Karen Armstrong, author, Sun Room.

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