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SXU’s Women and Gender Studies program celebrates 15-year anniversary

Department to host several events in coming months

Chicago (Jan. 11, 2008) – Saint Xavier University’s Women and Gender Studies program commemorates its 15th anniversary this year with several presentations exploring gender equality and highlighting famous women. 

“I think it's a wonderful opportunity to continue to show the relevance of this program and the extent it lies at the heart of the university's mission,” said Program Director and Associate Professor of English Gina Rossetti, Ph.D.

The following events are free and open to the public. They will be held at Saint Xavier’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., unless otherwise noted:

Jan. 26: Margins and Centers: Interrogating the Limits of Privilege, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Butler Reception Room. Presenters will address gender-related questions, including: What are the gender and power issues in the classroom? How do your in-class activities promote inclusivity? How does the organizational structure of the university privilege others? How does privilege replicate itself in scholarly works? Co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Practice. 

March 31: Listen up: Student voices on gender and equity, noon to 2 p.m., Butler Reception Room. Three SXU students will showcase their research pertaining to gender studies and equity access.

April 19: Music of Her Visions: Hildegard von Bingen: A Celebration in Word, Song and Sight, 7 p.m., Mercy Convent Chapel at Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th Street. The Saint Xavier University Women of Distinction Ensemble will perform under the direction of music professor Jan E. Bickel, D.M.A., Religious Studies professor Avis Clendenen, Ph.D., will give commentary. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Women and Gender Studies is a multidisciplinary perspective on the diverse experiences and contributions of women and on issues related to gender. Courses focus on cultural identities, social roles, collective history, and literary and artistic traditions. The program was founded by Carol Postman and Maire Mullin.

For more information about the listed events or the Women and Gender Studies program, please contact Rossetti at (773) 298-3598.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu