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Women's Studies faculty member to present 'V-Day 2010' as part of Library Athenaeum

An Austin Peay State University faculty member known for her work in womens studies will deliver a presentation about V-Day 2010 as part of the Library Athenaeum speaker series on campus.

At 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, Dr. Jill Eichhorn, associate professor of English and coordinator of the Womens Studies Program, will present V-Day 2010: A Season of Courage and Joy. The presentation will be about Eve Enslers The Vagina Monologues and the V-Day movement.
An Austin Peay State University faculty member known for her work in women's studies will deliver a presentation about V-Day 2010 as part of the Library Athenaeum speaker series on campus.

At 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, Dr. Jill Eichhorn, associate professor of English and coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, will present “V-Day 2010: A Season of Courage and Joy.” The presentation will be about Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” and the V-Day movement.

Specifically, her talk will consider Ensler's evaluation of the work of V-Day and the projects it funds. It also will survey the history of V-Day locally, nationally and internationally.

Eichhorn's presentation will conclude with a performance of one of the monologues, “I Was in the Room.”

Other weekly events are scheduled this semester on such diverse topics as Irish women writers, the Taliban and al-Qaida, Thrasher magazine and faculty mentoring and student success. Athenaeum events are held on the third floor of Woodward Library and are free and open to the public. Students are highly encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the Library Athenaeum series, launched in 2007, is to conduct events that promote and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region, reach out to students and make connections with them in places other than the classroom and to portray the library as a place to share, explore, discuss and think about ideas and events. Sessions consist of speeches or presentations, panel discussions, debates, readings and performances.

For more information, call Joe Weber, director of library services at APSU, at 221-7618, e-mail at weberj@apsu.edu or visit online to see other Library Athenaeum events planned at http://library.apsu.edu/events/2009_2010athenaeumschedule.htm. -- Melony Shemberger