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Women's History Celebrated in March

March 16, 2012

Laura Lemire
College Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

The challenges and achievements of American women are the subject of events and discussions at Saint Anselm College during Women's History Month.

On the slate for March are a library display; a panel discussion featuring prominent political women; a presentation by psychology professor Elizabeth Ossoff; and a "herstorical" look at Anselmian women's roles in Saint Anselm College's founding and growth.

Beginning March 19, a women's history display created by Gwen Verkuillen-Chevalier, assistant head reference librarian, opens in Geisel Library's main level.

On March 26, Elizabeth Ossoff, psychology department chair, presents "Experience, Intelligence and Cleavage: The Challenges Facing Women as Leaders Today," a discussion of the challenges women face in a world that still has very specific expectations regarding gender. Her talk begins at noon in Cushing Center North Lounge.

On March 27, at 4 p.m., a panel of New Hampshire political women will discuss the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, in the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Panelists are Kathleen Sullivan, former chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party; Elizabeth Tentarelli, co-president of the League of Women Voters; and Elizabeth Hager, former state representative and former Concord mayor.

On March 29, college archivist Keith Chevalier and Fr. Peter Guerin, O.S.B., share their insight on the role of women in the founding, growth and support of Saint Anselm College. Their discussion begins at 4 p.m. in the Dana Center Conference Room.

The college also will participate in a donation drive for the YWCA Emergency Shelter from Monday, March 19- Friday, March 30. The dropoff site (for gift cards, cleaning supplies and toiletries) is the Multicultural Center.

The college's Women's History Month events are sponsored by Office of Admission, Geisel Library, Multicultural Center, and Department of Politics.

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