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New Jersey Institute of Technology Celebrates Women’s History Month

NEWARK, February 27--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


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Contact Information:   Sheryl Weinstein
Public Relations
(973) 596-3436 




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