Authors to Speak During Women’s History Month


Author and journalist Ethlie Ann Vare will speak in North Manser Dining Hall Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.  The title of her presentation is “Mothers of Invention: From the Bra to the Bomb, Forgotten Women and their Unforgettable Ideas.”  Vare was a journalist on E! Channel and music critic for the Hollywood Reporter.  She has written and co-authored many books including Patently Female: From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and their Breakthrough Ideas.




Jennifer L. Pozner, founder and executive director of Women in Media & News (WIMN), will speak here Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Straughn Hall Auditorium.  WIMN is a media justice group that amplifies women’s presence and power through media analysis, education and advocacy.  Pozner is also managing editor of WIMN’s Voices, a popular group blog on women and the media. Her presentation is “Project Brainwash . . . Why Reality TV is Bad for Women” is part of Women’s History Month.  The lecture is free and open to the public.



 The Kelchner Fitness Center’s rock climbing wall is featured on WETM’s “Move It Monday.”  Reporter Chris Hush took the challenge with the guidance of rock climbing supervisor Davis Swift.



Novelist Carolyn Turgeon was on campus last week to talk with English and Women’s Studies students as well as the next generation of writers.  I talked with her on “Conversations”  about her books, “magic realism” and the writing life.




Education is going through a lot of pain at all levels.  The Southern Tioga School District here is no exception.  Parents who have run out of patience with the “roller coaster” ride, announced they are forming their own charter school.


Okay, so there is nothing socially redeeming in this link, but then, I never promised you social redemption.  It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how a MacDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese is photographed, in response to a consumer’s question: “Why does your food look different in the advertising than what’s in the store?”  It’s actually a fair and honest look at the hours that go into photographing a cheeseburger in a way that will hopefully make you crave one.


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