MU celebrates women's history month

Friday, March 4, 2011 | 12:10 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — March is National Women’s History month. MU will celebrate with numerous events.

The national theme for this year is “Our History is Our Strength.”

This year’s theme "pays tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived, as well as for future generations," according to a press release from the National Women’s History Project.

The sponsors for this year’s festivities are the Women’s History Month Committee, the MSA/GPC Craft Studio, the women’s and gender studies department, the Women’s Center and the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.

The celebration will culminate when renowned author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou visits MU to speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in Jesse Auditorium. Tickets are free for students with a student ID and $10 for the public.

Other events include a women's health gathering, an art show and various keynote speakers. Most events — excluding the Women's Leadership Conference on March 19 — are free and open to the public.

A complete schedule of events is available on the women's and gender studies website.

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Gary Zaetz March 5, 2011 | 1:38 p.m.

Among the 74000 Americans still missing from World War II are 27 American servicewomen, listed below. It is to America's shame that the remains of these courageous women and of all the other American MIAs of World War II are still unrecovered after so many years, largely due to the grossly insufficient funds our Government allocates to our military's remains recovery program. In honor of Women's History Month (2011), please demand from our Congressional representatives that our Government start adequately funding this program.

WASP Gertrude V. Tompkins-Silver of Jersey City, New Jersey

2nd Lt. Eloise M. Richardson of Marseilles, Illinois

2nd Lt. Thelma M. LaFave of Elmwood, Michigan

PFC Alethia M. Fair of Los Angeles, California

Sgt. Helen G. Kent of Los Angeles, California

PFC Mary M. Landau of Brooklyn, New York

Sgt. Belle G. Naimer of New York, New York

TEC3 Marion W. McMonagle of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

S/Sgt. Laura E. Besley of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

PFC Rose Brohinsky of San Francisco, California

Sgt. Doris Cooper of Champaign, Illinois

PFC Flossie D. Flannery of Springport, Indiana

PFC Frieda C. Friend of New York, New York

PFC Mary M. Gollinger of Tacoma, Washington

CPL Velma E. Holden of Asheville, North Carolina

PFC Odessa Lou Hollingsworth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

PFC Alice D. King of Oswego, Oregon

PFC Wilma E. Liles of Dallas, Texas

PFC Evelyn L. McBride of Inglewood, California

PFC Alice Pauline McKinney of Big Bay, Michigan

PFC Rose F. Puchalla of Minneapolis, Minnesota

PFC Mildred E. Rice of Kansas City, Kansas

PFC Pearl Roomsburg of Lomita, California

PFC Helen F. Rozzelle of Washington, D.C.

PFC Leona M. Seyfert of Chicago, Illinois

PFC Ruth E. Warlick of Goldthwaite, Texas

PFC Bonnie L. Williams of Glenda Springs, Kansas


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