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Women’s History Month Activities Offer Opportunities for Contemplation, Personal Development

PhotoFerris State University's Office of Multicultural Student Services is sponsoring Women's History Month activities in March 2022.

Ferris State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Services will offer a schedule of Women’s History Month events, beginning Monday, March 13, and running through the end of the month.

OMSS Assistant Director Darnell Lewis said there is a passive program to allow students to explore locations on campus and learn the role of women in university history through a scavenger hunt.

“We hope all interested persons can come by our office in the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE), as the tour starts there,” Lewis said. “Then, on their own schedule, they proceed to various campus locations to learn more about women significant to Ferris’ history and our heritage. By taking pictures to post on Instagram with the hashtag for this event, we can track their progress and award prizes.”

On Wednesday, March 16, a Construction Management alumna, Tiara Terrell from the Class of 2013, will offer a mini-workshop, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Room 120 of the Interdisciplinary Resource Center. Lewis said Terrell’s work with Exceptional Credit Services in Katy, Texas, can serve as a resource for anyone keen on protecting their finances.

“Tiara has been a successful entrepreneur, who is ready to share her thoughts on all matters related to credit,” Lewis said. “This should be a subject of interest for anyone looking to best manage their finances. We look forward to her presentation.”

Collaboration with Kendall College of Art and Design continues. A KCAD Zoom offering the 2018 documentary “This Little Light” is scheduled for Thursday, March 24. Lewis said the portrayal of Wendi Moore-O’Neal’s struggles in New Orleans should offer significant insights to their audience.

“Without giving too much away, Wendi is a black feminist who struggles in the current political and religious environment, to live, love and work as she pleases,” Lewis said. “We are thankful for the input and effort from our supporters at Kendall.”

The final program in Women’s History Month comes Tuesday, March 29, as former State Board of Education member Lupe Ramos-Montigny speaks at 11 a.m. in the Founders’ Room of the University Center.

“She chaired a committee to honor Cesar Chavez, who was her idol, as a child in a family of migrant farm workers,” Lewis said. “Her story of growth and success in the fields of education and politics should be stirring for our audience.”

Anyone needing special accommodations to participate in Women’s History Month events should contact the OMSS by email or phone, at (231) 591-2617.