Altoona plans Women's History Month activities


In celebration of Women’s History Month 2013, Penn State Altoona is planning a number of events for students, faculty, staff and the community.

Two brown-bag lunch panel discussions are planned from 12:15 to 1 p.m. March 12 and 19, in Room 134 of the Hawthorn Building. The events will feature panels of speakers representing women in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. For more information, visit

On March 14 and 26, two other brown-bag lunches will feature several independent short films by women. The films will be shown from 12:15 to 1 p.m., in Room 150 of the Hawthorn Building. For more information, visit

On March 20, Lorraine Dowler, associate professor of geography and women’s studies at Penn State's University Park campus, will present the lecture “Militarized Bodies: Understanding Women as Heroic Actors” at 4 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. For more information on this presentation, visit

And March 21, professional photographer and self-published author Meredith Kaminek will share her story, art and vision. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m., in Room 101 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Kaminek's first self-published hard cover book, "... as I found it," is a collection of her photographs of nature untouched, coupled with thoughts and inspirations she has written.

Last Updated March 26, 2013