College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Women's History Month 2017

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017

UNI Women's History Month 2017

February 23: Rachel Morgan Poetry Reading

Join us at 7pm for a night of poetry at the Hearst Center for the Arts. Open mic for poetry reading starts at 7:15pm. Rachel Morgan will read from her new book Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey for Final Thursday Reading Series at 8pm.

For the Entire Month of March: Feminine Hygiene Drive

The Northern Iowa Feminists will be accepting donations of feminine hygiene products such as pads, tampons, menstrual cups, sponges, underwear, etc. Collection boxes will be at Rod Library and the WGS Office (Sabin 225).

March 2: "Boys Will Be Boys"

“Boys Will be Boys” will be showing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2; Friday, March 3; and Saturday, March 4, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall.

Sports. Meat. Sex. Beer. Guns. What does it mean to be a man? This show takes a close look into current issues surrounding the relationship between masculinity and violence. Using a collaboration of dramatic and satirical scenes, Boys Will Be Boys, written and directed by graduate student Ryan Courtney,  examines things we associate with masculinity to question how US culture teaches boys to be men. Performances will be followed by an audience discussion of the themes and issues that emerge from the show.

The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. This production contains mature language and situations. Tickets will be passed out on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 6:30 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Amandajean Freking Nolte at 319-273-3793 or

March 3: UNI WGS 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a night of food, fun, and photo opportunities! The event is taking place 5-8pm at the CME. We are featuring former faculty member and director, Dr. Phyllis Baker, and UNI alum, Terry Stevens. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education as a part of their First Friday event series. 

March 6: CROW Forum - Dr. Catherine Palczewski

Join us at 12pm in Rod Library 287 for "Parades, Pickets, and Prison: Embodied Arguments for Woman Suffrage, 1913-1919." Dr. Catherine Palczewski is a professor in the UNI Department of Communication Studies. 

March 7: Northern Iowa Feminists Meeting - "Her-Story"

The Northern Iowa Feminists will be meeting at 8pm in the Oak Room at Maucker Union. They will be highlighting the contributions of five women in history. 

March 8: Panel of International Women

In honor of International Women's Day, Women's and Gender Studies and the Office of International Programs will be cosponsoring a panel of international women. The focus of the discussion will be on their experiences as women in their home countries as well as in the United States. The event is in the University Room in Maucker Union and starts at 3:30pm.

March 21: UNI Proud Meeting -"History of Queer Women"

UNI Proud will be discussing queer women in history and their impacts at 7pm in the Oak Room at Maucker Union. This event is cosponsored by the LGBT* Center, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Northern Iowa Feminists.

March 21: Diversity Colloquium - "Immigrant Communities in the Cedar Valley"

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology hosts a diversity colloquium every month. This month, they welcome the Immigrants Advocate Group from Waterloo to discuss immigrant communities in the Cedar Valley. The event takes place at 7pm in the Rod Library Scholar Space.

March 23: History Department Speaker - Dr. Catherine MacGillivray

Dr. Catherine MacGillivray will present "From 'The Talking Cure' to 'Gender As Soft Assembly': A Brief History of the Contributions of Women to Psychanalysis" at 7pm in Seerley 115.

March 27: Movie night - "Hidden Figures"

The showing starts at 7:30pm in the Maucker Ballrooms. This event is sponsored by the CME, CAB, Office of the VP for Student Affairs and the Chief Diversity Officer. 

March 27: UNI STARR Lecture - Dr. Wendy Hoofnagle

Dr. Wendy Hoofnagle, Department of Languages & Literatures, will present “Forbidden Fruit: The Male Gaze and Medieval Women's Medicine." The event starts at 8pm in the Oak Room at Maucker Union.

March 28: Northern Iowa Feminists Meeting - Feminist Game Night

The Northern Iowa Feminists will be hosting a game night at 8pm in the Oak Room at Maucker Union. This night features feminist spins on your favorite classic games!

March 29: Women's and Gender Studies Speaker - Dr. Ralph Leck

Dr. Leck, an instructor from Indiana State University, will be presenting “Karl Ulrichs: Sexual Science and the Politics of Nature.”  The lecture will be a montage of themes found in his recent book, Vita Sexualis.  Those themes include: a biography of Ulrichs as “the first homosexual in world history,” an analysis of the morality of science, discussion of sexual minorities’ right to love, remembrance of the linguistic invention of sexual diversity, and the recent development of Ulrichs as a symbol of anti-Nazism. Dr. Leck is cosponsored by the Department of Languages & Literatures, the School of Applied Human Sciences, and the Department of History.