Women's History Month
Film Screening: "Alien"
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7 p.m., McGuire Hall
Come see the classic film starring Sigourney Weaver.
Women's History Trivia
Thursday, March 3, 2016
3:30 p.m., Diner Atrium
Who is La Malinche? Did the Equal Rights Amendment ever become law? If you know your Elizabeth Cady Stanton from your Fanny Lou Hamer and your SDO from your RBG (or would like to learn), join us to celebrate the beginning of Women's History Month with a few rounds of trivia. There will be competition! Drama! Prizes!
Become a "Polished Man"
Monday, March 14 - Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., SXU Diner
Support the 1 in 5 children globally who suffer from violence. For a small donation, paint a fingernail and become a polished man! Proceeds go to Pillars Community.
Health and Welfare of Women Working with Mercy: Careers for the Common Good
Thursday, March 17, 2016
5 p.m., Butler Reception Room
Listen to a panel of alumni and others discuss their choice of careers that support women and women's issues.
SXU Health Fair
Friday, March 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Shannon Center
Come check out over 40 vendors that are here to support your health and wellness!
Panel Presentation: Women in Public Service
Monday, March 21, 2016
3 p.m., Student Lounge
A panel of elected officials and women working in public service will participate in a question and answer session about women's roles in the public sector. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Expected panelists include, State Rep. Kelly Burke (House Sponsor of SB 2043 regarding MAP funding).
Finding Your Path
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2 p.m., Student Lounge
Marriage? Family? Single life? Career? Religious life? A life of service? What's a woman to do? What is right for you? Speakers will discuss their major life decisions with students and have a conversation about the different paths available to women. Together, we will explore what "a day in the life" of women with different lifestyles look like.
Women of Words: Phenomenal Women in the World of Literature
Monday, March 28, 2016
3 p.m., Scholars Den
Join SXU students in a discussion about some great women authors!
Film Screening: "Sisters in Law"
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
7 p.m., McGuire Hall
Winner of multiple awards at film festivals around the world, "Sisters in Law" portrays women's lives and work in the judicial system in Cameroon, West Africa. It highlights cases of violence against women, showing women demanding and making justice and effecting change.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Diner Atrium
There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men's sexualized violence against women. Gentleman, sign-up in Student Life to be sure you get your preferred shoe size!
In Defense of Others: Women in the Military
Thursday, March 31, 2016
3 p.m., WAC L-309
Narrated by Cokie Roberts, this documentary chronicles the story of women religious in the United States. We will follow the viewing with a discussion and Q&A with Sisters of Mercy.