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Gannon Center for Women and Leadership




Wednesday, February 29
Telling HERstory with Annemarie Barrett, Class of 2012
Noon - 1:15 PM
LSC, Information Commons, 4th Floor
Co-sponsored with EVOKE


Thursday, March 1
Gender, Work and Family Speaker Series
Women as Leaders: Negotiating the Labyrinth
Alice Eagly, Ph.D.
4:00 PM
LSC, McCormick Lounge
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March 15, 19, 26
Book Club 
Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LSC, Piper Hall, Room 200
Free books are available in Piper Hall, 2nd floor
Contact for more information

Monday, March 19
Interfaith Prayer and Action
Join in prayer, reflection and action with our sisters and brothers from diverse faith/philosophical backgrounds to consider how we can better steward the resources of our only one world. 
7:00 PM
LSC, Simpson MultiPurpose Room

Wednesday, March 21
Women's Health Fair
Attend the annual Women's Health Fair which combines area health vendors with Loyola University resources. This year's fair will feature raffles, mini-manicures, bone density screenings, and much more.
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LSC, CFSU Bremner Lounge
Co-sponsored with Gannon Scholars

Thursday, March 22
Loyola Sustainable Initiatives Poster Session
Learn about the many comprehensive initiatives our students, staff and faculty have developed to become leaders in the "only one earth" campaign. Discuss promising practices with emerging geniuses and see how you can contribute to making our University the greenest one around.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LSC, Simpson MultiPurpose Room

Thursday, March 22
The Ann F. Baum Women and Leadership Speaker Series
The Legacy and Challenge of Rachel Carson
A conversation with Lisa H. Sideris, Ph.D.
Lisa Sideris, co-editor (with philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore) of a volume of interdisciplinary essays on Rachel Carson's life and work, Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge. Lisa will explore the intersectionality of women, leadership, the deep moral resolve and creativity necessary to form a sustainable world.
7:00 PM
LSC, Sullivan Center, Galvin Auditorium
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Why Rachel Carson Still Inspires

March 23, 24, 25
Fefu and Her Friends
Dramatic play featuring Loyola faculty and staff
Written by: Maria Irene Fornes
Friday and Saturday, March 23 & 24
7:30 PM
Sunday, March 25
2:00 PM
LSC, Piper Hall, First Floor
Reservations 773-508-8598

Monday, March 26
Veins in the Gulf
A documentary about Louisiana's disappearing coastline
Screening and discussion with Directors Elizabeth Coffman & Ted Hardin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LSC, Galvin Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Veins in the Gulf     

Thursday, March 29
Women's Leadership Reception
Join us in celebrating Loyola's Phenomenal Women Leaders
March has been designated as a month in which we can collectively celebrate the legacy and excellence of phenomenal women leaders of our past and present. Please join us for The Women's History Month Leadership Award Reception. This year's award recipients have shown great leadership at Loyola University Chicago and beyond through their empowerment of others and efforts to live out Loyola's Jesuit ideals. 
5:30 PM 
WT, LT Beane Hall
RSVP to Lisa (Reitz) Harris at  
Co-sponsored with Gannon Scholars


Sunday, April 1
Illinois Birds: A Century of Change
Michael Patrick Ward 
Come join the co-author of a new landmark book looking at how the birds of Illinois have informed us of the health and/or toxicity of our ecosystem.
3:00 PM
LUREC (Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus)
2710 S Country Club Road
Bull Valley, IL
RSVP at 
Free and open to the public
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Thursday, April 12
Gender, Work, & Family Speaker Series
Juggling the Demands of New Parenthood: Unique Challenges for Low-Income Families
Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Ph.D.
4:00 PM
LSC, McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall

Tuesday, April 17
Telling HERstory with
Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business Administration
Noon - 1:15 PM
WTC, Regents Hall
Co-sponsored with EVOKE

Friday, April 20
2012 Women's Leadership Conference
8:00 AM
The Westin Michigan Avenue
The fifth annual Women's Leadership Conference will carry on the tradition of bringing relevant, inspiring, and educational content to women of all walks in the Chicagoland area.
Call 312.915.6505 or email for more information
Register at
Sponsored by School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Monday, April 23
Heart to Heart: The Intimate Discourse of Women Mystic Poets
Dr. Ananda Amritmahal
4:00 PM
LSC, Piper Hall, First Floor
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Sunday, April 29
Mundelein Spring Tea
3:00 PM
LSC, Piper Hall, First Floor
Join us for tea with other Mundelein Alumnae at this annual spring event
Register at or call 312.915.7660

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