Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Special Edition - Women's History Month 2006

Quote of the Month
"A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination."
- Betty Friedan

Drexel Celebrates Women's History Month

Drexel marks Women’s History Month 2006 with the following special events.  All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

“Healthy Confrontation: How to Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say”
March 1 from noon - 1p.m.
Location: Bellet Building room 310 (15th and Race Streets)
The workshop will help attendees learn productive confrontation and discover how a confrontation doesn’t have to be a negative experience. Sponsored by the Center City Student Counseling Center

Women’s softball versus Bucknell
March 1 at 3 p.m.
Location: Drexel Field (43rd Street and Powelton Avenue)

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Candlelight Vigil to Promote Positive Body Image
March 1 from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Van Rensselaer Living Room (3320 Powelton Avenue)
Hosted by Delta Phi Epsilon and the Drexel Counseling Center

Eating Disorders Screening
March 2 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: MacAlister Hall Quiet Lounge (33rd and Chestnut Streets)

Screening of Pride and Prejudice
March 3 at 7 p.m.
Location: New College Building Geary Auditorium B (245 N. 15th Street)

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Leadership from an International Perspective”
March 6 at 6 p.m.
Location: MacAlister Hall room 2019
Women faculty members from several different countries will discuss how women become leaders in their respective countries.

Women in Society Dinner, International Women’s Day
March 8 at 6 p.m.
Location: Behrakis Grand Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
The guest speaker for the evening is the Honorable Judge Ida Chen, Court of Common Pleas, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a Drexel University trustee. Awards will be given to one student and one faculty member for their service to women in the past year.
Tickets for full-time undergraduates are free and can be obtained at the Campus Activities Board (CAB) office during ticket sales hours (Monday-Friday, 1-2 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 6-7 p.m.) Limit two tickets per valid undergraduate ID. Email cab@drexel.edu or call 215-895-2575 for more information.

Women, Sport and Communities that Support their Dreams
March 8 at 7 p.m.
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market Streets)
The event will feature a screening of excerpts from the movie A Hero for Daisy...Dream a Little...Sweat a Lot - the story of two-time Olympian and Yale rower Chris Ernst. There will be a panel discussion featuring Carol Tracey from the Women's Law Project and Emily Roper from the Temple University Department of Kinesiology following the film.

Screening of Bend It Like Beckham
March 10 at 7 p.m.
Location: Nesbitt Hall Ruth Auditorium (33rd and Market Streets)
Sponsored by DISHA – Indian Undergraduate Student Association

Women’s softball versus University of the Sciences
March 12 at 11 a.m.
Location: Drexel Field

Women’s lacrosse versus St. Joseph’s
March 12 at 2 p.m.
Location Vidas Field (43rd Street and Powelton Avenue)

Women’s softball versus Manhattan College
March 15 at 3 p.m.
Location: Drexel Field

Women’s lacrosse versus La Salle
March 15 at 4 p.m.
Location : Vidas Field

In the Company of Poets performance
March 16 at 6 p.m.
Location: North Hall Multi-Purpose Room (32nd and Race Streets)

Screening of In Her Shoes
March 17 at 7 p.m.
Location: New College Building Geary Auditorium B

“Post-Partum Depression 101: Information for Clinicians

March 21 from noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Bellet Building room 310
The workshop will address one of the most difficult psychological issues that many women face – the “baby blues.”  This workshop is designed to help clinicians and clinicians-in-training learn how to identify the signs of post-partum depression and develop skills to help patients in this situation.

Screening of North Country
March 24 at 7 p.m.
Location: New College Building Geary Auditorium B

For more information on all of Drexel’s Women’s History Month activities, contact Kathleen Trayte, executive director of International Students and Scholars Services, at 215-895-2502 or trayte@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President of University Relations

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