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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 23, 2010

Women's Herstory Month activities planned; nominations sought for 'Indispensable Women'

MARYVILLE, Mo. - In conjunction with Women's Herstory Month, nominations are being sought for the fourth annual Indispensable Women of Northwest Ceremony.

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, March 5. To make a nomination, complete the online form and submit it electronically. Nominees for Indispensable Women of Northwest must have served the University for at least five years. Faculty, staff, alumni and non-employee friends of Northwest are eligible.

The ceremony will be 3:30 p.m. March 18th in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.

The program was launched in 2006 to recognize five women whose contributions to Northwest each year are considered "indispensable."

Also, on March 12, Northwest faculty and staff are encouraged to invite one or two student mentees as their guest for the Mentor/Mentee Luncheon, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, noon to 1 p.m. Mentors must RSVP by Friday, March 5 and pay for themselves and their mentee(s) by sending their 919 number to . Lunch will be charged to their University bill. Lunch is $9 per person and the menu will include oriental chicken salad, choice of bread, choice of dessert, and tea and water service.

Numerous other events are scheduled at Northwest to commemorate Women's History Month, which is observed nationally each March. This year's theme is " Writing Women Back into History." Please see the listing of events below, or go to for information about news and events happening across the country.

For more information, contact Ame Lambert, director of intercultural affairs, at 660.562.1517 or , or Angel McAdams Prescott, director of campus activities, at 660.562.1226 or .


March 1-5

The History of Sororities
Union Passive Program sponsored by NW Panhellenic Council


March 1

International Badge Day sponsored by NW Panhellenic Council
An annual event during which sorority women everywhere honor their Greek affiliations by wearing their badge or letters. This year NPC will be joined by the women of NAPA, NALFO, NMGC and NPHC as all celebrate their sorority experience. Faculty and staff members who are alumnae of a sorority are encouraged to wear their sorority badge or pin.

Distinguished Lecture Series presents Mercedes Ramirez Johnson
Co-sponsored with Phi Mu Sorority and Panhellenic Council
8 p.m., Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts


March 1-17

Skinny Jean Drive
Sponsored by Panhellenic Council
Donate those skinny jeans, in the back of your closet, to someone in need! Donations will be accepted in the Office of Campus Activities and Roberta Hall.


March 1-19

Donation Drive to benefit the Ministry Center & Catholic Charities
Collection of non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products. Bins will be located in the lobby of the residence halls and Student Union.


March 8-12

Women's Health and Wellness
Union Passive Program sponsored by the Wellness Center


March 15-19

Women's Reflection
Union Passive Program sponsored by Residence Life
White Ribbon Week sponsored by NW Interfraternity Council


March 16

Women's softball vs. Wayne State
Bearcat Field, 1 p.m.

March 18

Safe Spring Break BBQ & Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Co-sponsored by the Wellness Center & NW Interfraternity Council.
Bell Tower, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action to prevent sexualized violence.

All Month Long

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468