Armstrong Celebrates Women’s Empowerment Month


(March 11, 2014) — Throughout March, Armstrong is celebrating women of character, courage and commitment during Women’s Empowerment Month. Faculty, staff and students are joining forces to organize a variety of events highlighting women’s struggles and achievements.

“Women’s Empowerment Month underscores female power and influence, offering a variety of events on topics focusing on topics ranging from the arts to homelessness,” says Nashia Whittenburg, director of multicultural affairs at Armstrong. “We hope women will come together on campus to share stories and celebrate successes.”

Upcoming Women’s Empowerment Month events at Armstrong include:

March 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Women in the Arts Symposium
Ogeechee Theater

This thought-provoking symposium will focus on women’s legacy and impact in the arts.

March 26, 7-9 p.m.
2 Lips, One Voice
Student Union Ballroom

Feminists United will feature a personal dialogue, with Armstrong faculty and staff sharing personal trials, tribulations and successes.

March 27, 1 p.m.
Outdoor Zumba
Student Union Patio

Enjoy great music as you move your body and get in shape on a beautiful spring afternoon.

March 27, 6 p.m.
“Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America” lecture
Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St.

This lecture by Dr. Ella Howard, assistant professor of history is part of Armstrong’s popular Moveable Feast lecture series.

March 31, 6-8 p.m.
Women of Distinction Dinner
Student Union Ballroom

This annual dinner will feature speaker Dr. Teresa Winterhalter, director of Armstrong’s Gender and Women’s Studies program and offer the opportunity to celebrate Armstrong’s own Women of Distinction.

Wall of Women
The Wall of Women is currently online. To nominate female professors or students who have gone above and beyond in supporting other women, go to armstrong.edu/multicultural

Week of NO Make-Up

Sigma Iota Alpha Sorority’s Week Of No Make-up has returned! Join in on the fun and look out for the #WONM_Armstrong Instagram hashtag. Post your pics or write something encouraging about other students’ photos.

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