Miami Regionals Sponsor Women's History Events

Miami University Regionals are sponsoring a number of events for Women's History Month. 

Middletown event topics are focusing on Women's Firsts.

March 14, First Lady Day: Film Showing, 10:05 a.m. in Room 012 & 1:15 p.m. in Room 111 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus. Excerpts from Films Chronicling the Later Life of Eleanor Roosevelt. Discussion: "Nellie Taft: America's Rules-Breaking First Lady from Cincinnati", 12 p.m., Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown campus. Presented by Dr. Caryn Neuman.

March 28, MUM Book Discussion: The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill, 12 p.m. in the blue chairs area, Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown campus. The story of a mid 19th century Quaker woman whose life is transformed by the study of astronomy.

March 28, Women's Journey's Women's Voices: The Refugee Experience, 1:15 p.m. in Room 142 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus. While refugees are among us, in many cases they may be invisible and their voices not heard. This program offers the opportunity for us to hear the voices of women refugees living in Southwest Ohio. Invitations have been made to refugees from a variety of areas including Bhutan, Burundi, Myanmar, Iraq and Syria. The United States will welcome nearly 50,000 refugees this year, and in 2016 over 4,000 refugees were resettled in Ohio.

April 4, First Women, 11:40 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Room 110 Thesken Hall, Middletown campus. Join a panel of women from various disciplines to talk about women who were first in their areas of expertise: medicine, sociology, bicycling, and being a warrior. Panelists: Susan Marine, Gina Petonito, Marsha Robinson and Alyssa Straight.

In honor of Women's History Month enjoy our special display at the Middletown Campus Gardner-Harvey Library where there will be images of Women's Firsts. The displays of First Ladies will be in Johnston Hall.

Hamilton event topics are focusing on Gender and Disability.

March 5, Women's History Month Read-In, 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m in the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Services on the first floor of Rentschler Hall, Hamilton campus. Come by anytime to read from and listen to a selection of women's words. Books will be on hand or you can bring your favorite. Lunch will be served!

March 8, Gender & Disability Jeopardy! Game, 4:30 p.m in Wilks Conference Center, Seminar 3, Hamilton campus. Increase your knowledge of gender & disability in women's history and win! Pizza will be served!

March 15, Film Screening: Mindy Faber's Delirium, 4:00 p.m in the Wilks Conference Center, Seminar 3 on the Hamilton campus. Defiantly humorous in tone, Delirium (1993) tells the story of Faber's mother's personal experience with mental illness. Pizza will be served!

March 26, Keynote Lecture: Brenda J. Brueggemann, "What Her Body Taught: Women, History, Disability", 4:00 p.m in Mosler Hall, Room 200 at the Hamilton campus. Dr. Brueggemann is Professor and Endowed Chair at the University of Connecticut and a founding scholar in the field of Disability Studies. Pizza will be served!

All events

Writing Contest. All Miami Regionals students may submit an essay, poem, prose, fiction, research paper or any form of creative writing using the theme of "Writing Women Into History." Undergraduate students, please send your completed essays to Gina Petonito at by March 25. The first place winner will win a $150 gift certificate to the campus bookstore. The second place winner will win a $100 gift certificate to the campus bookstore.

Share your thoughts about a "First Woman" in your life on the Sound Off board in Johnston Hall by the Information Desk. Were you or a family member the first woman to do something in your family or community?

Events are free and open to the public. For more information on events at Hamilton campus, located at 1601 University Blvd., call (513) 785-3004. For more information on events at the Middletown campus, located at 4200 N. University Blvd., call (513) 217-4177.