Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Montpelier Celebrates Women's History Month

MONTPELIER, VT. - Union Institute & University (UI&U) will host a public discussion for Women’s History Month as well as an Open House for those interested in learning more about the university’s Bachelor of Arts degree on March 7, at the Montpelier Center, 62 Ridge Street.

In keeping with the university’s mission to promote social justice, and in honor of Women’s History Month, the Center will feature a talk by UI&U faculty, Dr. Linda Gray, titled Women’s History by the Numbers. The presentation, from 1:15-2:30 p.m., will examine the changes in women's roles in America, and the observable effects of those changes. The public is invited to bring stories to share.

Dr. Gray chairs the historical, social, and cultural studies concentration in university’s BA program. She served on the Vermont Governor’s Commission on Women from 1988-1996, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine from 2007-2008. Her research focuses on restoring lost or ignored narratives in the historical canon, in particular, those of native Americans and women.

UI&U faculty Sharyn Layfield will present a workshop open to the public entitled, Hot Tips for College Writing, from 3-4 p.m. Another talk includes Dialogues on Practice, from 1:15-2:45, by UI&U faculty, Amy Grillo Angell (open to UI&U alumni and local educators).

Rachel Keach says the Saturday event is a great way for potential learners to see UI&U’s mission in action. “This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in our programs to meet and talk to faculty and staff, and see what we are all about.”

Open House participants are encouraged to register from 12:45-1:15 at the Montpelier Center. Faculty and staff will be on-hand to discuss flexible B.A. options at a reception from 2:30 -3:30 p.m. in the Stone Lounge. Preregistration is suggested for the discussions by contacting Rachel Keach, assistant director of admissions, at Rachel.keach@myunion.edu, or at 802.828.8510.

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