HSU will hold its first
celebration for Women’s History Month during March and will hold a
special celebration on Mar. 8 for International Women’s Day.
is an opportunity to learn about the significant contributions made by women,”
said Dr. Tiffany Fink, Professor of History. “As a Christ-centered campus which
seeks to remain open and warm and receptive to all persons, I believe that it
is fitting for Hardin-Simmons University to pause and celebrate women intentionally.
With Christ as our key model for living our lives and providing education
opportunities to our students and the community, we cannot go wrong linking
arms to celebrate women, embrace gender parity and communicate to the campus
and our community that we care about and value women as equals.”
The celebration will kick
off on Mar. 1 as Dr. Carol Woodfin and Dr. Tiffany Fink share histories of
inspirational women from around the globe in their lecture “Well-behaved Women
Rarely Make History - Reflections on the Past.” The presentation will be held
at 4 p.m. in the Johnson Building Multipurpose Room.
On Mar. 6, a panel will
discuss “Women and Sport: Breaking ‘Glass’ Records.” The panel will consist of
Dr. Lindsay Edwards, Dr. Melissa Madeson, Coach Sabrina Bingham, Coach Melanie
Chonko, and Coach Marcus Wood. Participants are welcome to pack a brown bag
lunch for this lecture at noon in Moody 108.
Dr. Larry Fink and
author, Loretta Fulton will explore the stories of women in medicine from
American literature and life, in “A Country Doctor and a ‘Big Country’ Doctor
on Mar. 7 in Moody 227. Excerpts will be read and discussed from The Country
Doctor (1884) by Sara Orne Jewett and Fulton’s book, Virginia Connally, M.D.:
Trailblazing Physician, Woman of Faith (2011). This lecture will also be a noon
brown bag lunch presentation, with a mid-day café available for $7 in Moody 233.
Mar. 8 marks
International Women’s Day. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a choice
between two lectures: “#HSUtoo: Student
Dialogue about Title IX” in Logsdon Chapel or “#SheInspiresMe: Sharing stories
and memories” in the library. After the lecture, participants are welcome to
wear purple or pick up a purple ribbon from a student-leader, and meet on the Esplanade
at Logsdon or Anderson Lawn for Group Photo at 10:15 a.m.
The final session will be
held at 11:55
a.m. in Logsdon chapel. The program will include monologues, poems, and
perspectives from HSU faculty and staff including Dr. Victoria Spangler, Dr.
Meredith Stone, Nikki Rhodes, and more. A reception will follow the
of interest during the month of March include the Logsdon Chapel Series featuring HSU
Alumna Jessica Watsonon Mar. 1 at 11:55 a.m. Watson will
discuss 2 Samuel 13 in a message titled “#TamarToo.” The Ira M. Taylor Memorial
Gallery will display Reality Ranch: Works on paper by Joanne Cervantes and Jo
Anne Beezley from Feb. 26 – Mar. 23 with a closing reception on Mar. 22 at 5:30
p.m. Professor Linda Fawcett’s Drawing II students show, “Call Out,”
will be on display Mar. 5 – 8 in the Logsdon Reception Room and Foyer.
Thursday, Mar. 1 at 4
p.m. in Johnson MP Room “Well-behaved
Women Rarely Make History”
Tuesday, Mar. 6 at
noon in Moody 108 “Women and Sport:
Breaking “Glass” Records”
Wednesday, Mar. 7 at
noon in Moody 227 “A
Country Doctor and a ‘Big Country’ Doctor”
Thursday, Mar. 8
9:30 a.m. in Logsdon
Student Dialogue about Title IX
9:30 a.m. in the
Sharing stories and memories
10:15 a.m. outside Logsdon or Anderson Lawn Group
11:55 a.m. in Logsdon
International Women’s Day