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
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
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
Women's History Celebration
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Monday, February 17
Thursday, February 20
- Exhibit begins, "Petticoats and Slide Rules: A History of Women
Engineers," ISU Parks Library lobby.
Tuesday, February 25
- 8 p.m., Lecture, "Can Values Be Good for Science?" Helen Longino,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Campanile Room.
Friday, February 28
- 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.
Monday, March 3
- 3 p.m., "Poetry Reading and Short Stories," ISU students, faculty
and staff, Pioneer Room.
Tuesday, March 4
- 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.
Wednesday, March 5
- 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
Thursday, March 6
- 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.
Monday, March 10
- 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.
Tuesday, March 11
- 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.
Thursday, March 13
- 8 p.m., Performance, Uncolor, Graffiti Theatre, Maintenance
Friday, March 14
- Noon, Lecture, "From Sanctified Sisters to Landdyke Communities:
The Women's Land Movement in Herstorical Perspective," Sine Anahita, ISU
sociology, Pioneer Room.
Monday, March 24
- Noon, Lecture, "But It Doesn't Feel Like He Loves Me! A Forum on
Healthy Relationships," Laurie Textor, ISU Ag Experiment Station, Pioneer
Tuesday, March 25
- Noon, Performance, Ritual Nesting, Ashley Kyber, ISU
landscape architecture, Sloss House.
- 8 p.m., Film, A Little Bit of Lipstick, Pioneer Room.
Wednesday, March 26
- 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,
Thursday, March 27
- 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.
Tuesday, April 1
- 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 8
- 8 p.m., Lecture, "Who Stole the First Amendment?" Molly Ivins,
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sun Room.
- 8 p.m., Lecture, "The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism,
Christianity and Islam," Karen Armstrong, author, Sun Room.
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