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

NJIT's Women's History Month Focuses on Women Taking Lead To Save Planet

“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” is the inspirational theme of a plethora of intriguing events this month at NJIT to celebrate  Women’s History Month. Join NJIT for activities ranging from green, money-saving tips to a lecture from a Harvard sustainability guru about saving the planet. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar.

Pippin takes the stage March 4-7 at 7 p.m. and March 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall, at NJIT. Tickets: $12 for general admission; $10 for students and senior citizens. 

Learn how to be green and save money at a one-hour brown-bag lunch at noon in NJIT’s Campus Center Ballroom B on March 5, 2009: Beverages and dessert to be provided. Making events greener will help reduce the demands on the environment and save money, says lecturer Donna Minnich Spuhler, director of NJIT’s Campus Center.

Hear how to be green, save money and reduce stress by having less on March 10, 2009, from noon-1 p.m., at a brown-bag lunch in the Campus Center, Room 240: Beverages and dessert to be provided. Learn to reduce, reuse and rethink purchases.    

A women’s self-defense workshop presented by NJIT’s Department of Public Safety will be held Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the second floor Campus Center Lounge.  Increase safety awareness by learning quick, hands-on self-defense techniques. Event co-sponsors are Sigma Psi Kappa Sorority, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the NJIT Office of Diversity Programs. For further information email Barbara Ohuabunwa at bco2@njit.edu.

Green farmer and sustainability activist Carolyn Llewellyn offers unique angles for “Green Living” on Thursday, March 12, 2009, from noon-2 p.m. at a brown-bag lunch in the NJIT Campus Center, Room 235:  Beverages and snacks to be provided. The event is the ACE-Network Spring Workshop. For information email Dean Conrad Conrad@njit.edu.

High school girls from Newark can explore careers with an emphasis in math, science, technology and engineering at the Educational Talent Search and the Newark Board of Education Women’s Career Day Conference on March 20, 2009, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. in NJIT’s Campus Center Ballroom. For further information, contact Monique Hutchinson at 973-596-3682 or e-mail: paden@njit.edu.

Want a job in the “green” industry?  Come learn how to search for "green" employment on March 23, 2009, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center, Room 290. Email Elizabeth Chalk (973-596-3432) edc5@njit.edu for more details.

Ready - Set - Start Your Business will be the focus of a workshop on March 23, 2009 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Did you dream of being the president of a company when you were little? Do you want to start your own business? The discussion will bring participants face- to-face with women business owners and entrepreneurs. Stop in, to hear how they got to where they are today and ask them questions to learn the tools you need to succeed. Light refreshments to be provided. Email Judith Sheft sheft@njit.edu or Meagan Hopper meh3@njit.edu  for more details.

Leith Sharp, Founding Director, Harvard Green Campus Initiative, is the annual guest speaker at the Lillian Gilbreth Colloquium set for Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. in NJIT’s Campus Center Ballroom. “Organizational Change Management for Sustainability – The Harvard Case Study” will be the title of her talk.

“Women Taking the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)” will be the focus of a panel discussion in the Gallery of Weston Hall at NJIT’s New Jersey School of Architecture and Design on Monday, March 30, 2009 from noon–1 p.m. Sponsors include the NJIT student chapters of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) and the U.S. Green Building Council. Professional women from architecture and construction companies will share their experience and knowledge of green building practices. Light refreshments will be provided. Email Elizabeth Bramwell ebb2@njit.edu for more information.

The Society of Women Engineers wraps up Women’s History Month at NJIT with an evening panel discussion focusing on how women can take the lead to save the planet. The talk will be held March 30, 2009, from 5-9 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112. Panelists will discuss how they took action in their own careers and personal lives. A reception will follow. Email Felicia Amaechi foa3@njit.edu for more details.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.