Past Events 2012-2013
40th Anniversary Dinner Celebration - Friday, March 22, 2013
The Women's Commission invites the community to a special evening commemorating 40 years of Education, Enrichment, and Empowerment
Dr. Blanche Touhill - Education
Kathy Hummel - Enrichment
Dr. Ellen Harshman - Empowerment
To emphasize its objectives of "Education, Enrichment and Empowerment," the Commission will honor three of its alumnae for their lifetime achievements: Education, Blanche Touhill, Ph.D., chancellor emeritus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who has three degrees from SLU; Enrichment, Kathleen Hummel, founder of Our Little Haven, who holds a master's degree in social work; and Empowerment, Ellen Harshman, Ph.D., interim academic vice president at SLU, a former Woman of the Year and a Commission Past President, who received both her doctorate and law degree from SLU.
A special program introducing the awardees will be provided by Gitana, a performance group that is the creation of Cecilia Nadal, a 1972 graduate of the College of Arts and Science. Nadal is the executive director of Gitana, which brings art and music to the city, along with dramatic performances in support of justice, peace and interpersonal relations, which is her personal passion.
Among those planning to attend are the Commission's first president, Martha Ellert, Ph.D, who served from 1973 to 1975 and is retired from Southern Illinois University; and the 1988 Woman of the Year, Kathy Kingston, who was responsible for the planning and construction of Simon Recreation Center. She currently is an award-winning professional auctioneer in New Hampshire.
Mickey Mouse Monopoly (aka Racism, Sexism and Disney), Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Join us for a Mickey Mouse Monopoly screening and discussion on the world these films
create and the stories they tell about race and gender under the guise of innocence and fun.
Bring your lunch!
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Noon
Location: Senate Chambers, BSC 256
Annual Holiday Craft Session, Thursday, December 13, 2012
Create a take-home holiday creation.
We will also be collecting items for the young children at Our Little Haven
(especially needed are socks and underwear for children up to 12 years old),
and canned goods or food items for Campus Kitchens.
Date & Time: Thursday, December 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Refectory Hall, DuBourg Hall, Room 157
RSVP: Reservation Form (Limit 40. Reservations will close December 6.)
70s Trivia Night - Saturday, March 2, 2013
In honor of the 40th anniversary, the Women's Commission will be hosting their first trivia night. Join the celebration, with a 70s theme, and help the Commission create a scholarship for SLU women interested in developing their leadership skills.
Donations to the scholarship fund can also be mailed to the Women's Commission Office, DuBourg Hall, Room 359, Saint Louis University, 221 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103. Make checks out to Saint Louis University and indicate Women's Commission on the memo line.