Thank you for helping us celebrate the accomplishments of prior and future generations of women and the impact they have made on American history!
If you would like to help plan 2018 Women's History Month, please contact
In 1987 the US Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month. This creates a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of American women. This year’s theme is-
NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.
As part of Women’s History Month – the month of March – the Norse Violence Prevention Center in collaboration with our campus partners will be honoring 31 women on NKU’s campus that have made a positive impact on campus and beyond. This is a great opportunity to honor and celebrate the women on NKU’s campus that have distinguished themselves through their achievements, service, and contributions to the common good.
Each day in March a different wise woman will be featured on NKU’s various social media outlets.
Location: Haile Planetarium, Natural Science Center
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Haile Planetarium celebrates Woman's History Month with a live planetarium show featuring some of the discoveries made by women in astronomy. A poster about a woman astronomer and the "Women of NASA" Lego set will be raffled off at the end of the show.
Contact: Christa Speights, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Student Union, 2nd Floor Lobby
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Several community and on-campus resources for women will be available to answer questions and provide information on their services.
Location: Norse Commons 118
Time: 8:00 -10:00 p.m.
Join University Housing for a free screening of Good Hair, a documentary about African-American hair culture and beauty salon scene.
Dress comfy and bring your own snacks.
Contact- Jordan Wilson, extension 6027, email@example.com
Location: The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
For more information visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3081225
Lecturer: Andrea Watkins, professor of history; Department of History & Geography
Kentucky was divided during the American Civil War in politics, sentiment and experience. That much is well documented in movies, museums and monuments. But the story is typically told as a story about men. For many Kentucky women, war meant both a physical displacement from their homes and the loss of friendships and close family relationships. The varied experiences of Union and Confederate sympathizers, as well as African-American women, reveal the courageous discipline and strength of women in the 19th Century to maintain family life and human compassion in a time of war.
Location: Student Union 104
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
While there are countless resources for empowering young women through literacy, there are also only so many hours in the day. Join us for a fun and engaging hour of reading and activities aimed at mothers and daughters age 5-10. Come read to your daughter, participate in one of our activity stations, and meet other NKU student, faculty and staff parents. Any parent who participates in a simple 15-minute reading session will be entered to win a copy of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls.” We’ll have other little surprises too, so make plans to attend “Daring Daughters” and we’ll see you there!
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and their families.
Questions? Contact Megan Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-760-4288
Location: Student Union 302
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
As part of Women’s History Month and sponsored with the Women’s History Month Celebration Group this lunch will include a student panel of women student leaders representing a wide variety of organizations at Northern Kentucky University. Participants will be able to leave this lunch with a better appreciation of the female student leader experience at Northern Kentucky University.
Free lunch to the first 20 people to RSVP.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy and the Northern Kentucky Women’s Crisis Center, the “In Her Shoes” Experience provides an opportunity for the NKU community to learn more about the process which someone outside of the NKU community experiences when they are looking for resources and assistance in dealing with domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking.
Note: There will be an advocate available for anyone that is affected by this experience.
RSVP to email@example.com; limited to 30 participants