Women's History Month will be celebrated at Western Maryland College throughout March, with a number of events focusing on issues pertaining to women.
All the campus events are free.
The Women's History Month "kickoff" will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in the Decker College Center Pub. Participants will receive ribbons to show solidarity and support of the monthlong celebration.
An art exhibition by WMC junior Sara Lundberg will open tomorrow with a reception at 7 p.m. in Gallery One in the Hoover Library. Ms. Lundberg, an art and graphic design major, comes from Eskiltuna, Sweden.
At 8 p.m., female students, faculty and staff members will discuss "Campus Women in Unity" in the McDaniel Lounge.
Baltimore-based artist Joyce Scott, one of three recipients of a recent National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring art into urban neighborhoods, will show slides on "The Scott/Caldwell Tradition: Three Generations of African-American Artists" at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Decker College Center Forum.
An "issues fair" is scheduled for noon Thursday in the Decker College Center. The fair will feature displays on women's issues by campus and community organizations.
At 9:30 p.m., New York-based guitarist Tracy Drach will play in the Decker pub.
Dr. Kathleen Ianello, assistant professor of political science at Gettysburg College, will lead a discussion on "What Is Feminist Theory?" at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the Decker College Center Pub. Dr. Ianello is the author of the recent "Decisions Without Hierarchy."
Two films on women's body images and the media will be screened beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in the Decker College Center Pub. Scheduled titles are "Still Killing Us Softly" and "Hairpiece."
A discussion led by faculty members and students will follow.
"Hairpiece" is a humorous animated film about hairstyles. "Still Killing Us Softly" concerns media influence and societal perceptions on men and women.
"Do You Plan to Have Children? and Other Questions You Don't Have to Answer," a discussion on career and job interview techniques for women, will take place at noon March 23 in the Decker College Center Forum. Rodney L. Joyner, associate director of admissions, will lead the discussion.
"Against Her Will is Against the Law," a presentation by the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, will be held in the Decker pub at 7:30 p.m. that day.
Dr. Mineke Van Essen, associate professor of history of education at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, will discuss a history of women's education and female educators at 8 p.m. March 31 in McDaniel Lounge.
Women's History Month at the college is sponsored by WMC College Activities and the college's departments of art and art history, communications and history.
Information: Donna Cooper, 857-2761, or Susan Glore, 857-2243. For sign-interpreting, call Lynda Casserly, 857-2518, two weeks in advance.