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561-297-3020, mediarelations@fau.edu


FAU to Host Events in Honor of Women's History Month         

BOCA RATON, FL (March 10, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Women’s History Month with a series of events throughout the month of March and first week of April at its Boca Raton, Broward, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses.  All events are open to the general public.

            The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:


Our Bodies, Our Message: How Women Have Used Our Physicality to Effect Change

Wednesday, March 16, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union


Sequoia Reed, a self-proclaimed eco-feminist and “ethical pornographer,” will deliver this presentation about the relationships between pornography, feminism and eco-activism.

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FAU’s Third Annual Women’s Leadership Forum

Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Office Depot Center for Executive Education, College of Business


FAU’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and the President’s Diversity Committee host the third annual Women’s Leadership Forum, titled “Women, Business and Power.”  The guest speaker is Alex Sink, former chief financial officer for the State of Florida and former president of Florida operations of Bank of America.  Her presentation is titled “Women in Business: Do Values Matter?” Cost to attend the lecture and lunch is $50.

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The Mystery of the Menses

Tuesday, March 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Sugar Palm Room, Student Union


This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the intricacies of the menstrual cycle, covering reproductive anatomy and physiology, cyclical changes and hormonal fluctuations.  Also, alternatives to conventional menstrual products will be explored.

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Fertility Awareness Method Workshop

Tuesday, March 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Sugar Palm Room, Student Union


Participants will learn about the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), which is the practice of using the body’s natural signs and symptoms to determine fertile and infertile phases of the menstrual cycle.

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Power Leading the Way

Wednesday, March 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Barry Kaye Hall, Room 102, College of Business


Patti Solis Doyle, former assistant to U.S. President Bill Clinton, former campaign manager for U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential effort in the United States, will talk about what it is like to hold such positions and more.

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Florida Consortium for Women’s Studies

Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

University Theater, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters


The consortium, titled  “Gendered and Racialized Technologies of Change: Moving Discredited Knowledge from the Margins to the Center,” includes a schedule of presentations with keynote speakers such as Gail Dines, Ph.D., professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College, and Marlene Bastien, executive director of the Haitian Women organization in Miami.  

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The following events will take place at FAU’s Broward campuses:


The Power of Inner Beauty Lunch and Learn

Monday, March 21, from noon to 2 p.m.

Student Union, Room 105, 3200 College Ave., Davie campus

This “Lunch and Learn” will feature motivational speaker and celebrity make-up artist, Victoria Duke.

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‘Vagina Monologues’
Friday, March 25, from 6 to 10 p.m.
LA Auditorium, 3200 College Ave., Davie campus

The Vagina Monologues will be performed by FAU staff, students and volunteers.  There is a minimum $5 donation, and all proceeds will benefit Action Today for Brighter Tomorrows (AT4BT).

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The following events will take place at FAU’s MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter:

Women’s Spaces

Runs through Thursday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Resources Building Atrium


The display is a series of informational posters relating to women, such as historical figures, women’s colleges, women’s events, periodicals and groups. 

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‘This Bridge Called My Back’ and Other Poetry Readings

Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m.

Student Resources Building, Room 108

Excerpts will be read from the book, “This Bridge Called My Back,” and other pieces of literature.  There will be group discussions about issues relating to today’s society.

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LGBTQA Discussions

Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m.

Student Resources Building, Room 270

The Spectrum Club will have guests from the LGBTQA Student Center to discuss topics relating to FAU.

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Movie Screening: ‘Temple Grandin’

Wednesday, March 30, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Administration Building, Room 119


Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. Her life was featured in this HBO award-winning documentary chronicling her life with autism.  The screening will be followed with a discussion by a guest speaker living with autism.

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The following events will take place at FAU’s Treasure Coast campus, 500 NW California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie:

Women’s Spaces

Runs through Thursday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MP Building


The display is a series of informational posters relating to women such as historical figures, women’s colleges, women’s events, periodicals and groups.

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Movie Screening: ‘Temple Grandin’

Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m.

MP Building, Room 105

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. Her life was featured in this HBO award-winning documentary chronicling her life with autism.  The screening will be followed with a discussion by a guest speaker living with autism.

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            For more information, contact Ingrid Jones at 561-297-3959 or jjones@fau.edu, or visit www.fau.edu/explore/womenshistory/.

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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