HSU to Celebrate Women’s History Month


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.

“#HSUCelebratesWomen2018 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 presentation.

Other areas 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 Chapel                                       #HSUtoo: Student Dialogue about Title IX

9:30 a.m. in the Library                                               #SheInspiresMe: Sharing stories and memories

10:15 a.m. outside Logsdon or Anderson Lawn         Group Photos              

11:55 a.m. in Logsdon Chapel                                      #HSUCelebratesWomen: International Women’s Day



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