Join us to discuss our summer reading selection, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber. Weisgarber’s debut novel tells the story of Rachel DuPree, who is hired in a Chicago boardinghouse and falls in love with Issac, the boardinghouse owner’s son. Issac offers to marry her as long as she gives him her 160 acres from the Homestead Act so he can double his share. Upon his offer, Rachel agrees and together they stake their claim in the forebodingly beautiful South Dakota Badlands.
The twelfth annual Wright State celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014. On this national day, sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation, we invite girls and boys, ages 8-18, to observe their parent or mentor at work, explore the campus, and attend concurrent sessions focusing on career paths in the sciences, business, technology, arts, and other fields.
Do you knit or crochet or wish you could learn? Do you want to help make a difference in people’s lives on our campus and in the greater community while taking part in a centuries-old tradition of service? Join other WSU faculty, staff, and students at noon each Friday, in 162 Millett Hall.
In celebration of WSU’s National Poetry Month (March 22-April 25), Favorite Poem Friday – Poems by Women
March 22, 2013
Millett Hall Atrium
Join us for an informal hour and a half of favorite poems by women poets, read by faculty, students and staff. There will be an open mike for the last half hour. Bring your favorite poem by a woman to share.
Sponsored by the WSU Women’s Center, Women’s Studies Program, and Department of English.
Andrea Gibson is an award-winning poet and activist. The first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam, Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.
Sponsored by the Women's Center and Women's Studies Program. Space is limited for this event and registration is required. To register, please call the Women's Center at 937-775-4524.
Asma Barlas, is currently a professor of Politics as well as the director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity in Ithaca College, New York. Her research interests include Qur'anic hermeneutics, Muslim sexual politics and the relationship between "Islam and the West." Her work on the Qur'an has been translated into many languages including Bengali, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Urdu.