October 11, 2013
Women's Commission

'Breaking Open the Time Capsule'

Event Details: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., October 23, Busch Student Center, 20 N Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63103-2051

It's been 105 years (1908) since the first women invaded the male domain of the institute of law. More than once, "time capsules" have been buried around the University campus, filled with time-dated items, messages from students, documents and souvenirs of the event marked by the burial.

Join the Women's Commission for a discussion of the past and the future of women at Saint Louis University from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in room 256 of the Busch Student Center. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.

First, Mary Bruemmer, who has been with the University for more than 60 years, will review the history of the roles women have played since they crossed into "unknown territory" at the beginning of the 20th century (coinciding with the move of the University to Grand and Lindell) to 1904, when the first women were admitted to study law.

Then, talk with a real live survivor: Tonie Fitzgibbon, a female faculty member in the School of Law, who will review her acceptance by male faculty and students, and the accommodations she made to "fit in" (and other things she wants to share). Fitzgibbon has been a professor at the law school since 1987 and graduated from the School of Law in 1984.

Finally, take a peek into the future with the SLU Women of Tomorrow with Mary Flick, CSJ. The time capsule turns into a Crystal Ball to reveal dreams for the future. Flick is the former associate director of Campus Ministry.

Learn more about the Women's Commission, including a calendar of scheduled events, online at wc.slu.edu. Participants can RSVP for this event via Google Docs.


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