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March 7, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU celebrates Women's History Month

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Women's Center has joined the national celebration of Women's History Month under the theme "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment." The event runs throughout March.

Events planned include a 4 p.m., March 9, Dwight and Jeane Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund concert titled "Women Gone Wild" featuring the Slippery Rock Piano Trio in Swope Music Hall. Admission is a minimum donation of $10 adults, $5 students, to benefit the scholarship.

The documentary "Ready to Fly: The True Story of a Dream Worth Fighting For," which outlines the work to get women's ski jumping into the 2014 winter Olympics, will be shown at 6 p.m., March 13, in the Smith Student Center Theater.

"Schooling Women: Normal Schools, Norming Gender" will be presented by Christine Ogren at 7 p.m., March 25, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

The "Women's Herstory: Celebrating Women of Impact in Our Lives" event is from 4-6 p.m., March 26, as a sharing event in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center where faculty, staff and students will be urged to honor and celebrate the women who made a difference in their lives. Those interested in participating are asked to call the SRU Women's Center at 724.738.2992.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.