IU Northwest to host Women’s and Gender Studies student research conference

2013-02-19T12:20:00Z IU Northwest to host Women’s and Gender Studies student research conferenceEmily Banas | Office of Marketing and Communications at IUN nwitimes.com

GARY | Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and greater Northwest Indiana community to attend its annual Women’s and Gender Studies Student Research Conference, “Celebrating Our Students,” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7 in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, Room 105.

The campus, community, friends and families of student participants are encouraged to attend the event themed “Ca$h, Sex, Gender and The Law.”

The day’s schedule is as follows:

9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome and continental breakfast

9:30 a.m.-noon: Student paper presentations

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch

1-2:30 p.m.: Roundtable discussion: “Legal Issues Regarding Gender”

3-4 p.m.: Lecture and Live Music Performance by Magdalen Hsu-Li: “Smashing the Ceiling and Redefining Identity” in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center.

As described on the artist’s website, “Magdalen Hsu-Li is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, painter, and cultural activist that is redefining the female musician and smashing the ceiling in the American music industry.”

Praised in numerous magazine and newspaper reviews, Hsu-Li’s music has been described as “cool and edgy with the courage to be sensitive, tender and feminine” and “sweet, melodic and real.”

For more information, contact Eva Mendieta, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish and Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, at (219) 980-6692 or emendiet@iun.edu.

For information about parking policies at IU Northwest, including a new process for temporary permits, visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/parking-permits/index.htm.

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