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Numerous Women’s History Month Activities Scheduled at A-State


JONESBORO – With Women’s History Month underway, students, faculty and staff at Arkansas State University have a variety of related activities to enjoy in March.

  • In the “Red Wolves Reach Back,” project volunteers will be stationed in the Neil Griffin College of Business lobby to collect donated hygiene products for the Reclamation House, each day through Friday, March 19.

  • For the Women Empowerment Video Contest, students (up to three in a group) are invited to create a fun video demonstrating women’s empowerment. The groups should post their video, one-minute maximum, on social media and tag the Multicultural Center, @AStateMC, on social media. The top three videos will win a prize.  Entries must be posted by March 29, with winners to be announced Tuesday, March 30.

  • The accelHERate event on Monday, March 8, featured a panel of women who are excelling in research, innovation, and business.  They shared lessons learned and advice for leading companies.  The panel included Dr. Jenn Conner of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dr. Maureen Dolan, associate professor of molecular biology and president of Nature West, a biotech company; Allyson Lewis, founder and CEO of the Seven-Minute Life; and Sharon Davis, founder of Strategic Technologies Corp.

  • A drive-in movie features “Wonder Woman,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Tomlinson Stadium parking lot.  The Student Activities Board and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. are sponsoring the event, which features the classic female empowerment film.

  • Women in the Workplace, a panel discussion among four women in the medical, business, education, and STEM fields, is Tuesday, March 9. Each panelist will discuss leadership, workplace skills, and their industry, along with answering questions.  The Zoom panel, meeting ID 956 7392 4289, runs 6-7 p.m., and is presented by Multicultural Affairs, Sister2Sister, and Career Services.

  • Karaoke Night, presented by the National Panhellenic Conference and the Student Activities Board, is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Reng Student Union’s Centennial Hall.  Open only to the A-State campus community, the competition is for solo acts or groups who are encouraged to perform female empowerment songs.

  • A concert by Bantam Winds, an all-female professional ensemble of performers, is Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.  Music Department faculty Kristin Leitterman, oboe, Erin Cameron, clarinet, and Juli Buxbaum, horn, formed the trio last August out of a desire to safely continue to make live music during the pandemic.  This is the second in their series of three concerts featuring new and old works.

  • The Colorful Women Summit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, in an online/virtual platform is open to the public.  Led by young adults, professionals and community leaders, the Colorful Women Summit (CWS) is a statewide coalition of higher education providers and community organizations that come together to discuss how they can continue to improve the outcomes and opportunities for women of color in Arkansas.

Additional details about these and other events at Arkansas State University are available on the university’s online calendar, calendar.AState.edu.

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