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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

New Jersey Institute of Technology Celebrates Women’s History Month

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) celebrates Women’s History Month throughout March with events ranging from an original play to a lecture by Catalyst founder and chief executive officer Sheila Wellington. Catalyst is one of the most influential women’s think-tanks on women in business and advertising.

Running concurrently with the lectures and other events will be an art show, to be displayed from March 5 – 31, 2003, in the Hazell Student Center (second floor), featuring the work of three New Jersey women artists. The student center is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7p.m.

The artists are Lydia R. Watson, of Scotch Plains, whose work have been displayed at the Atrium Gallery, Morristown; Mina Robertson, whose work has been on view at the Crossroads Theater, New Brunswick; and Edith Sirmons, of Nutley, who since retiring from Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, has immersed herself in learning the art of paper filigree called quilling. Sirmons has recently displayed her work at the Nutley Public Library.

The events are listed as follows. All events are free. For more information, telephone 973-642-4671. The NJIT campus is located at the intersections of Warren and Lock streets, Central Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Type of event:      Theater

Title:  First annual NJIT Faculty/Staff Variety Show

Time:  7:30 p.m.

Deadline:  None

Date:  Friday, March 7

Full Street Address:  Jim Wise Theater, NJIT campus

Town:  Newark

Type of event:      Workshop

Title:  ACE-Network Spring Workshop: Eat Right, Feel Good

Deadline:  None

Time:  Noon – 2 p.m

Date:  March 10

Venue:  Enjoy a sampling of Massage therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Relaxation techniques

Full Street Address:  Hazell Center Ballroom, NJIT campus

Town:  Newark

Type of event:      Films

Title:  “Women of Courage” – The Story of Women Pilots in WWII; “In Service to America” & “In Defense of a Nation: History of Women in the Military

Deadline:  None

Time:  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date:  March 10

Full Street Address:  First Floor Hazell Center Lounge, NJIT campus

Town:  Newark

Type of event:      Lecture

Title:  Business Ownership Seminar Series “Initial Steps for Starting a Small Business”

Deadline:  None

Time:  6 – 8 p.m.

Date:  Thursday, March 13

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Denise Bane

Full Street Address:  The Newark Public Library, 4th Floor Auditorium--5 Washington Street

Town:  Newark, NJ 07102

Type of event:      Theater, Play Reading and Reception

Title:  “Rats Live on No Evil Star” – an original piece based On the life of poet Anne Sexton Written by Wandee Pryor

Deadline:  None

Time:  2:30 p.m.

Date:  March 26

Full Street Address:  Second Floor, Hazell Center Gallery, NJIT campus

Town:  Newark

Type of event:      Music

Title:  Ladies Night at the Pub Featuring: “Speed Crazy” – (an all woman band)

Deadline:  None

Time:  9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Date:  March 27

Full Street Address:  323 Martin Luther King Blvd.--The Pub located in the basement of the Hazell Student Center, NJIT campus

Town:  Newark

Type of event:      Lecture: Sheila Wellington, President Catalyst. Catalyst is the national leader for the advancement of women in business

Deadline:  None

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date:   March 31

Full Street Address:  Lecture Hall 1, Weston Hall, New Jersey School of Architecture NJIT campus

Town:  Newark

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.