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FAU Student Government hosts first-ever ‘Women’s Week’

Thanks to a bill recently passed by the University-wide Council, FAU will be hosting its first-ever “Women’s Week,” on both the Davie and Jupiter campuses from March 24 to the 28.

To kick the festivities off, the Davie campus will feature an art show, complete with entertainment and refreshments in the student activities center on Monday the 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Graphic Design Department. Over 300 spectators are expected to show.

On Tuesday the 25, will be Clubs Day in which each FAU organization on campus will feature a woman who has accomplished a great feat in her life. The lady can be a classmate, a teacher, an advisor or any other woman with high achievements. The FAU radio station, WOWL, will be on hand, providing music.

According to Lina Gonzalez Ariza, Chief of Staff of the Broward Student Government, a female faculty member at FAU, nominated by the students, will be awarded the Woman of the Year for outstanding achievements in our community.

Wednesday will be known as Women’s Appreciation day and will feature health information, a Clinique cosmetics booth, free gifts, and massages for FAU students in Davie’s breezeway.

Yes, guys can also receive free massages as well. The FAU event is not meant merely for women, despite being geared towards the ladies.

On Thursday the 24, a film version of The Vagina Monologues will be shown at 6.30 p.m. in the Language Arts building’s auditorium.

Friday’s closing event will consist of a motivational speaker, Dawn Nelson, who will speak at 5:30, also in the Language Arts building’s auditorium for Women’s Week’s closing ceremony event. Nelson is presently working on a book about women engaging in feminist power in their communities, as well as their families. There will also be a flamenco show featuring dancers, goodie-bags filled with cosmetics, and refreshments in the breezeway.

“I sincerely hope that this year’s Women’s Week starts a tradition that carries on, not only in Davie, but for all of FAU,” said Simone Keize of the Broward Student Government.

“I think Women’s Week is a fantastic concept, and I am impressed with the range of activities that FAU is putting on,” said English Professor Kitty Oliver.

“The idea of doing a presentation that focuses just on women may appear unnecessary to some people, but I think it’s a great opportunity to spend some time showcasing one segment of our society in a way that wouldn’t normally be recognized.”

Events are also scheduled for the MacArthur campus.

For information on those events, call 561/799-8584.

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