Ferris Celebrates Women's History Month With Activities

March is recognized as Women’s History Month and Ferris State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Services has a pair of featured activities centered on the theme, “Our History is Our Strength.”

“Each year, OMSS hosts programs to educate the campus community about women’s issues and contributions to society,” said Michael Wade, assistant director of OMSS as the office formally announced this month’s featured activities to the campus community.

On Thursday, March 17 in Room 120 of the Science Building, Ferris professor of Humanities Susan Morris will present “Checking in with Feminism” at 11 a.m. This presentation focuses on perspectives of feminism from the 1960s to the present in the United States. Morris teaches courses in Film, Philosophy, race and gender issues, and Eastern Religion. She writes on Buddhism, women’s music and film and has worked with Ferris’ Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia for 10 years.

On Monday, March 21 in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room, a live performance and video presentation “The New Faces of America: A One Person Show” will be featured at 7 p.m. The show examines what it is like for college students to live and thrive in a multicultural America.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the OMSS website, here.

Anyone with questions about these official Women’s History Month activities is asked to contact OMSS at (231) 591-2617.


10 March, 2011