Middlesex County College To Celebrate Women’s History Month

Stacy Prussman

Stacy Prussman

EDISON — Middlesex County College will honor Women’s History Month in March with the theme of “Women’s Health, Body, Mind and Spirit.” The program will include workshops from motivational speaker Traciana Graves and a discussion of eating disorders from Stacy Prussman.

“We want to encourage a strong self-image for women through this program,” said Patricia Daly, director of Student Activities at the college. “Sometimes students – particularly women – will have a negative self-image because they may feel they aren’t the right weight, or don’t look the right way, or don’t dress the right way. This can lead to eating disorders or personal alienation from friends and family. The idea behind this month is to give them the confidence to say ‘I’m happy with who I am.’ We want to empower women to stand up for themselves.”

Other than where noted, all programs are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 4
Lecture: Eating Disorders by Stacy Prussman.
College Center, Corral Restaurant, 11 a.m.
Prussman will discuss the progression of her own eating disorder and talk about the different types of eating disorders, while adding a fresh, humorous twist to a serious subject.

Tuesday, March 5
Very Veggie – Learn How to Make Vegetables Your Star Ingredient with chef Christine Banks.
Crabiel Hall Demonstration Kitchen, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Students $5; faculty, staff, alumni $10. The public may purchase tickets through the Division of Corporate and Community Education for $30. Call 1-732-906-2556.

Traciana Graves

Traciana Graves

Wednesday, March 6
Lecture: I Have a Voice and a Choice by Traciana Graves.
College Center, Room 100, 11 a.m.
Graves is a speaker, singer and civility expert. Motivated by the hazing-related death of her stepbrother, Graves will speak on creating civility, inclusion, student engagement and women’s empowerment.

Monday, March 18
Women’s History Month Game Show
College Center, Main Lounge, 11:30 a.m.

Domestic Violence Information Table, College Center Lobby, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Women’s History Trunk Exhibit
“A Time of Turmoil,” on loan from the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission.
College Center, Main Lounge, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (continues Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Thursday, March 21
Theater Trip: Mama Mia
Bus leaves at 5 p.m. Students $25; faculty, staff, alumni $30.

Saturday, March 23
Trip to the Franklin Institute
Bus leaves at 9 a.m. and returns by 5:30 p.m.
Student $10; faculty, staff, alumni $15 (includes admission to the museum, the Titanic Exhibition and transportation).

Monday, March 25
Lecture: Faith and Hope: Domestic Violence Prevention Program, by Nicole Dominguez.
College Center, Corral, 11 a.m.

Domestic Violence Information Table
College Center, Lobby, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Lecture: Women’s Total Wellness, by Kelly Smith.
College Center, Room 319, 11 a.m.

For more information contact Student Activities at 1-732-906-2569.

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