2012-2013 Events Special Events - Discover! series - Women's Studies series
The Discover Series is a combination of the popular and successful Lecture Series and Celebrate the Arts. The series will give PWC members an opportunity to discover and celebrate our community, Purdue, and all that they have to offer: art, cuisine, history, creativity, science, nature, music, and more.
Friday, September 21, 12:00 noon
Visit Main Street, Block by Block
Ladies Lunch Out
The afternoon starts with lunch at Main Street Wine and Cheese, 1005 Main Street in downtown Lafayette. After lunch, we will stop in Something Blue Bakery for a sweet treat. Then we will visit Something Special of Lafayette, a local gallery at 668 Main Street, where will enjoy an afternoon of art! Linda Elmore, owner of Something Special, will demonstrate a process called lampworking. This is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. Twenty-five female fiber artists of Tippecanoe County will have their creations on display for us to enjoy and purchase. This event is in conjunction with Ladies Lunch Out. RSVP to Maureen Zaspal by Tuesday, September 18.
Monday, October 29, 10:00am
Law and Order
We will meet at the courthouse where Judge Randy Williams will talk about the life of a judge in Tippecanoe County. We will learn what it is like presiding over a trial, dealing with juries, imposing sentences, researching legal issues, and writing decisions. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at our court system.
RSVP to Kathy Leidy, by Friday, Oct. 26, 269-7882.
Friday, November 9, 5:30pm
Dinner and Theater
This event is open to PWC members and guests. Our evening will begin with a delicious dinner at the John Purdue Room in Marriott Hall. (Marriott Hall is located on campus at the corner of State and University Streets.)
After dinner, we will enjoy the short walk to Pao Hallfor the performance of “The Understudy,” a comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck. When a smug Hollywood action star lands a prestigious role in Franz Kafka’s newly discovered play on Broadway, things couldn’t be better . . . until he meets his understudy. Can a love-sick, charmingly ditzy stage manager prevent a battle royal from developing between the two rival actors? Laugh out loud funny!
Everyone will purchase their dinner individually at the John Purdue Room. If you would like to reserve a ticket or tickets and sit with the PWC group at Pao Hall please contact Cindy Svajgr, 743-0244 by October 29. Ticket prices are $19.50 (general public) and $15.50 (seniors).
Planned for February. Please check newsletter to specific date and time.
Game, set, and match! Those are the words the Purdue women’s tennis team heard again and again on their way to the Big 10 Championship! Join us for a tour of the Schwartz Tennis Center, meet Coach Laura Glitz, and hear from the winning team about their journey to a Big 10 Championship. The Schwartz Tennis Center is located at 1324 McCormick Road in West Lafayette, near the intersection of McCormick Road and Cherry Lane.
RSVP to Karen Michler, 743-7052.
Women's Studies series
Noon Lecture series
Wednesday, Sept. 5 • 12:30-1:30 • STEW 314
Dr. TJ Boisseau, Director, Women’s Studies Program
“Women’s Studies: A Coming of Age Story in Three Parts”
Wednesday, Sept. 26 • 12:30-1:30 • REC 112
Dr. Alicia Decker, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and History, andAdrianna Lozano, Doctoral Candidate in History“Women’s Studies in Uganda: Rethinking the Possibilities of Feminist Study Abroad”
Wednesday, Oct. 24 • 12:30-1:30 • BRNG B212
Kimber Nicoletti, Director, Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA)“MESA: Connecting Research to Practice in Sexual Violence Prevention Work”
Wednesday, Nov. 14 • 12:30-1:30 • BRNG B212
Dr. Dawn Marsh, Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies Affiliated Faculty“Needles in a Haystack: Sifting, Negotiating and Imagining Indigenous Women's History”
We will have an opportunity for selected Women's Studies joint or affiliated faculty to do talks or workshops on particular areas of interest to our members. PWC members will also have a chance to sit in a WOST class to learn more about the impact the program has on students. You can look forward to a reception where PWC members will meet faculty and graduate students. Watch for more information in the monthly newsletter.
Don’t miss this interesting and exciting series!
Tuesday, October 2 • 7:00PM • Lawson Hall, Room 1142
Discussion Leader: Dr. TJ Boisseau
Evita is “the hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.”
[Produced in 1996 by Hollywood Pictures, 135 min.]
Tuesday, October 16 • 7:00PM • Lawson Hall, Room 1142
“Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed”
Discussion Leader: Dr. Jennifer Freeman-Marshall
“This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.” [Produced in 2004 by Women Make Movies, 77 min.]
Tuesday, October 23 • 7:00PM • Lawson Hall, Room 1142
“The Iron Lady”
Discussion Leader: Dr. Marlo David
“The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world” [Produced in 2011 by Dimension Films, 105 min.]
Tuesday, October 30 • 7:00PM • Lawson Hall, Room 1142
“Iron Ladies of Liberia”
Discussion Leader: Dr. Alicia C. Decker
“After fourteen years of civil war, Liberia is a nation ready for change. On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated President, following a hotly contested election in which she won 59% of the vote. She is the first elected female head of state in Africa. Since taking office, she has appointed other women to leadership positions in all areas of government, including the Police Chief and the ministers of Justice, Commerce, Finance and Gender. Can the first female Liberian president, backed by other powerful women, bring sustainable democracy and peace to such a devastated country?” [Produced in 2007 by Women Make Movies, 77 min.]