Presentation by Linda Chavez highlights Women's History Month

A talk by Linda Chavez — president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, weekly syndicated newspaper columnist and political analyst for FOX News — highlights Tennessee Tech University events observing March as Women’s History Month.

Titled "Working Women — Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century," Chavez’s presentation is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, in the Derryberry Auditorium.

She was honored by the Library of Congress in 2000 as a "Living Legend" for her contributions to America’s cultural and historical legacy, and in 2001, she was President George W. Bush’s nominee for Secretary of Labor but chose to withdraw from the running.

Sponsored by the TTU Women’s Center, the Chavez presentation is a Center Stage event that is free and open to the public.

Other Women’s History Month events on campus include:

• A TTU Women’s History display from March 3 to 7 in the showcase outside the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery in the Roaden University Center, and a coinciding panel discussion set for 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, in the building’s Executive Dining Room.

"The program will celebrate the founding of the TTU Commission on the Status of Women and the founding of the campus Women’s Center," said Gretta Stanger, interim chairperson of sociology and philosophy and center director.

Among the other panelists will be former TTU President Angelo Volpe and Sue Ellen Odom-Burduck, who chaired the Commission on the Status of Women when its data led to a recommendation for the creation of the Women’s Center.

Pictures from the early days of the campus organizations will be on display throughout the hour-long discussion.

• A Sexual Assault Awareness Display will be exhibited in the RUC showcase from March 24 to 28.

For more information about any of these and other possible Women’s History Month events, call the university Women’s Center at 931/372-3850.