Campuses Celebrate Women's Accomplishments

Oil Paintings
You still have a few days to see works of art by TCC students, like these oil paintings by Liz Cantrell.

I read just the other day that the Y chromosome, the one that makes men manly, has only 78 genes. Compare that to the 800 or so in the female chromosome, and it’s obvious which gender is the dominant one. We invite you to celebrate that victory and countless others during Women’s History Month this March, when we pause to recognize the power of women and their contributions to society. Each campus has a variety of activities planned all month long, and here are just a few of them.

South Campus

This month marks the 35th Anniversary of TCC’s Women in New Roles program, designed to assist women who are in the transition of returning to school and provide strategies for personal and career changes. Now through March 1, stop by the Carillon Gallery at the South Campus performing Arts Center to check out works from 18 student artists in the WINR Program at the WINR Art Show — Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Women in New Roles.

All month long, you can see the Women’s History Month Library Exhibit in the lobby area by the library. This year’s theme is Women Impacting Business.

Make your reservation to attend the Women’s History Month Luncheon, featuring WFAA reporter and anchor Shon Gables. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.50 for others. It will be held March 1 in the SSTU Student Center Living Room from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

On March 6, take in the WINR seminar Women in Leadership: Applying Leadership Principles in Multiple Roles, presented by Altheria Gaston, Dean of Business and Behavioral Sciences, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room.

Also on March 6, you can learn how to win and lose at a Brown Bag Luncheon with Tracey Yukich, a contestant from season 8 of the TV show “The Biggest Loser.” She’ll share how her experience on the show helped her make some life-changing decisions to take control of her destiny. It’s in the South Campus Gym from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Altheria Gaston, South Campus Education Department Chair, will lead participants in an interactive seminar, In Honor of Women’s History Month, focusing on the value of women’s historical accomplishments March 7 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Texas Room.

Community Health Educator Judith Dillard will contribute to the Young Women’s Leadership Track March 19 with An Empowered Life is a Healthy Life, from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room.

Students may take a free one-session, non-credit course and see the DVD series A History of Women’s Achievements in America, which examines 400-years of American women’s inspiring accomplishments and victories in only 4 hours. The showing is March 23 from 5 – 9 p.m. in SACB 1210.

If you’re 35-years-old or more, you should consider regular mammograms. On March 27 a 70-foot mammoth mobile mammogram truck at the South Campus parking lot will offer free mammograms from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 800-405-7739 to make a reservation, or call Staci Smith at 817-515-4595 or Tina Ingram at 817-515-4254 for more information.

On March 28 in the SSTU Living Room, the Department of Social Sciences will present Lipstick — Sparking a Good Conversation, with Celina Vasquez and Carlos Rovelo.

Take in a free music recital at the SREC Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on March 29.

Finish the month of female empowerment with the free 11th Annual Women’s Symposium, entitled Back to Basics: Surviving the Jungle of Life, from 8:15 to 12:30 p.m. March 31 in the SSTU Living Room.

Trinity River Campus

All month long, you can check out the Women’s History Month Book Display in the library. The library will also host a Women’s History Month Book Talk. Check with the library for details. Women’s History Month posters will also be displayed throughout the campus during March.

Enjoy lunch to the music of TCC student Hilary Tipps in the Riverfront Café March 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. She will perform original pieces, as well as cover some contemporary pop and folk music. At some point, you’ll have to make a tough choice because Erika Brumley of the YWCA will speak about the importance of the YWCA as part of the “Impact” series from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Idea Store.

Make plans to attend the next Leadership eXperience Summit, featuring Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, at noon on March 23 in the Energy Auditorium. Price will share the leadership principles she has learned during her experience as a public servant in the Fort Worth community. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion led by Tarrant County College faculty and staff.

Bring the kids to the Riverfront Café Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon for Story Time for Kids Aged 2-10. The stories will have a Women’s History Month theme, and kids can enjoy crafts and snacks afterward.

Nina Vaca from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will speak in the Energy Auditorium March 30 at noon.

Southeast Campus

Journalist, author, writing teacher and Texas storyteller Carmen Goldthwaite will present Outstanding and Unknown Women in Texas History March 6 in the library from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Stop by Art Corridor 3 anytime March 19 – 30 to see the Women’s History Month Exhibit 50 Remarkable Women, featuring 50 framed portraits and descriptions of well-known and not-so-well-known women.

Northeast Campus

Drop off your donations for the Women’s Center at any of the labeled boxes located throughout the campus during March. You can also check out an art display by Sybil Reddick and the Gallery of Notable Women by the library all month long.

Celebrate women’s experiences with poetry at the Women Speak! Read In from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the NLIB 1129 Heritage Room March 2.

Bring your lunch March 9 to join the Visual Series Brown Bag Discussion The Motherhood Manifesto, a multi-media examination of what it means to be a mother in contemporary American society. It’s in the NLIB 1129 Heritage Room from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

On March 21, you can listen to and learn from successful women, including our own TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, at the Women Speak! Panel Discussion from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the NLIB 1129 Heritage Room. Other speakers include Yvonne Duque, Director of Education and Outreach at Artes de la Rosa, Rosa Navejar, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President, Karen Watkins, Child Advocate with CASA. A continental brunch will be served. Reservations are required. Contact Student Activities.

Also on March 21, you can learn about the plight of women who lost their citizenship after marrying Asian men at Marriage Cost Me My Citizenship, presented by archivist Meg Hacker, in the NSTU 1615A Central Corner from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Get ready to sip tea while holding your pinky aloft March 28 at the Afternoon Tea, sponsored by Health Services and Student Activities from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in NSTU 1615A.

Wrap up the month with another Brown Bag Discussion in the Visual Series, Where Have We Been; Where Are We Going? Women’s Images in American Culture, a multi-media exploration of women’s images through history. It’s in the NLIB 1129 Heritage Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Northwest Campus

In honor of Women’s History Month, Student Activities at the Northwest Campus will present Triumph:  A Panel Discussion on Success on March 20, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in WSTU 1305. A women’s panel of administrators, faculty, and staff will discuss their journeys and what it means to be successful.

Editor’s Note: Northeast and Northwest Campus events added March 2, 2012