News Spring 2005

"Female Athletes and Gender Negotiations in College Sport"
February 10, 7:00pm; East TN Room, DP Culp Center
A public lecture by Dr. Danielle Currier, Radford University. Drawing on data from extensive interviews with college athletes, Dr. Currier addresses gender conflicts female athletes experience while negotiating the masculine world of sport.

Concert by Pat Humphries and Sandy O.
March 1, 7:00pm; Culp Center Auditorium
Humphries and Opatow are nationally celebrated, award winning musicians. Their song commemorating September 11th, "If I Give My Name," was awarded the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Award. Humphries and Opatow will perform a selection of music from their two CDs "Emma's Revolution" and "Hands."

She Raves
March 1, 12:00pm; Reece Museum, Main Gallery
A causal, unrehearsed "rave" event where participants can informally share reflections about, and inspirations from, favorite divas, writers, artists, family members, and other special women who have influenced their lives.

"Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists"
TBA
Public lecture by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner. Wagner will discuss how omen of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy inspired the revolutionary vision of early feminists by providing a model of empowered women. Co-sponsored with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies.

Take Back the Night 5K
March 19, 7:30am (registration), 8:30am (race begins); Amphitheatre
This open run is designed to raise campus and community awareness of sexual violence. All proceeds will benefit the Johnson City Medical Center's, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program.

"Heroic, Beloved" Dance Concert
March 23, 7:00pm; Culp Center Auditorium
This celebrated dancer, Dr. Leslie Friedman, will perform an inspiring "gallery exhibit in dance: featuring mini-portraits of notable women.

Take Back the Night
March 28, 7:00pm; Culp Center Auditorium
TBTN is an empowerment rally and protest march promoting zero tolerance of violence against women. Co-sponsored with Campus Advocates Against Sexual Violence and many other campus groups.

"Iron Jawed Angels"
March 29, 7:00pm; Culp Center Auditorium
Based on the suffragette efforts of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, moviegoers are provided with a dramatic view of heroic young activitis taking the women's suffrage movement by storm. Co-sponsored with Women's Resource Center and Buctainment.

RECOMMENDED COMMUNITY EVENTS

"Searching for Sylvia" Exhibition and works by artist Bill Bledsoe
March 5, 5:00pm; Arthouse No. 63 Gallery
Based on his travels to England in 1986-1988, Bledsoe's work was instigated by the works of Sylvia Plath and the collected letters of correspondence between Sylvia and her mother. Bledsoe's exhibit includes sketchbook drawing, pencil sketches, a collection of etchings rendered from developed pencil drawings, water color studies and pastels.

"Seed Poems" writing workshops
March 12, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm; Arthouse No. 63 Gallery
This workshop is designed to plant ideas and nurture creativity levels and interests. We will work on prompts and techniques to move through writer's block and dig deep into mind and image. The workshop is presented by Cheryl Emerson, University of Nevada at Los Angeles. Emerson specializes in modern poetry and creative writing.

Sketch walk with Bill Bledsoe
March 20, 2:00-4:00pm; Arthouse No. 63 Gallery
Designed to mimic Bledoe's journey, participants in this walk will set out to find locations described in short verse in Jonesborough. Discussion and guidance regarding perspective, line and contrast will be provided as well as critique. Artists of all ability levels are welcome.