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Wofford celebrates Women's History Month

Lecture by alumna Dr. Nicole Redmond March 28 highlights events

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Dr. Nicole Redmond '96
2018-03-08

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford College alumna Dr. Nicole Redmond, an internal medicine physician, will highlight the college's Women's History Month events with a lecture Wednesday, March 28, on "From Wofford to HEAL."

The program, sponsored by the Presidential Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, will be at 5:30 p.m. in Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building. It is free and open to the public.

Redmond is a medical officer in the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch, Program in Prevention and Population Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences within the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. One of her research interests is racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in psychosocial, behavioral and clinical cardiovascular disease risk factors.

The 1996 Wofford graduate is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, completed her internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta and received her master's in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. She taught at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Presidential Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Women's History Month at Wofford, with the theme "Challenging Norms. Rising Above," includes a variety of other events. All are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Women's History Month Events:

Tuesday, March 6
Women's History Month Event
"Hidden Figures" Screening (first screening)
7 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

"Hidden Figures" tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Sponsored by the Gender Equality Coalition. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Wednesday, March 8
Women's History Month Event
Women and Healthy Relationships
6:30 p.m., Meadors Multicultural House, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

Healthy relationships are vital and important in anyone's overall well-being. Building connections so you can trust and support each other affects how we cope with the events of everyday life. Different perceptions exist regarding healthy relationships as well as healthy sexual relationships with a partner, friends and family. This "coffee house" roundtable discussion will allow campus partners, student organizations and friends of Wofford voice concerns while learning from the experiences of others. Coffee and snacks will be available. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Monday, March 12
Women's History Month Event
Multicultural Professional Women + Allies Support Group
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Holcombe Room, Burwell Building

A new organization of faculty, staff and coaches. Sponsored by the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford faculty, students and coaches only.)

Tuesday, March 13
Women's History Month Event
"Courage to Care" by Carolyn Cornelison
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

When it matters most, students already know who has the problem and who is in real danger, but those with problems are the last to know. How do we help them? Somebody has to speak up. Do your students have the "Courage to Care"? (www.ccspeaks.com). Sponsored by Budweiser of Spartanburg, the Department of Athletics and the Wellness Center.

Tuesday, March 13
Women's History Month Event
Teleios Ministry
6 p.m., Olin 101, Franklin W. Olin Building

Teleios Ministry assists indigenous people in developing God-given visions into an authentic, real-life ministry centered in Jesus Christ. The organization is about investing in people so that all participants in the relationship might become who God created them to be and live out what God created them to do. Teleios Ministry works to develop mutually beneficial partnerships and networks that will provide direct resources for bridging the gap between vision and reality as well as between people of different cultures. Spiritual, emotional, intellectual and financial resources are brought together for the development of an authentic, real-life ministry. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry.

Wednesday, March 14
Women's History Month Event
Paint and Pour
7 p.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

Wofford Women of Color and the Association of Multicultural Students will present their third Paint and Pour event, led by first-year student artist Raven Tucker. Snacks and beverages will be provided; wine will be available for those age 21 and older. Sponsored by Wofford Women of Color and the Association of Multicultural Students. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 15
Women's History Month Event
Lunch and Learn: Switch
11 a.m., Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building

Switch's mission is to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, fighting demand, intervention and restoration. Since 2012, the group has led the effort to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate, serving more than 700 women in the industry and assisting 65 individuals on the road to restoration. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Friday, March 16
Women's History Month Event
Women's History Month Trivia
7 p.m., location TBD (Check Daily Announcements)

Sponsored by Wofford Women of Color. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Sunday, March 18
Women's History Month Event
Women's Lacrosse "Gold Out"
Noon, Gibbs Stadium

The Terriers women's lacrosse team will face Diego State University. They will celebrate women and others who have fought for equality within athletics. For this "Gold Out" game, spectators are encouraged to dress in their Wofford gold gear. Snacks and information will be provided at a table at the event. Sponsored by Women's Lacrosse and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Sunday, March 18
Women's History Month Event
Nine for IX "Branded" Screening
4 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

"Sports is supposed to be the ultimate level playing field, but in the media and on Madison Avenue, sometimes looks matter more than accomplishments. This film explores the double standard placed on female athletes to be the best players on the field and the sexiest off of it. Through stories of the women who have faced and tackled this question, including Mary Lou Retton, Chris Evert, Lolo Jones and Gabby Reece, "Branded" explores the question: Can women's sports ever gain an equal footing with their male counterparts or will sex appeal always override achievement?" - ESPN Films (www.imdb.com) Snacks will be available. Sponsored by Women's Lacrosse and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Tuesday, March 20
Women's History Month Event
"How to Treat a Lady"
11 a.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

"How to Treat a Lady" is a conversation about micro-aggressions and sexism on Wofford's campus. Participants will learn about and explore the ways gender influences campus interactions in ways they may not even be aware of. Lunch will be provided. Organized by members of the Gender Equality Coalition and other Wofford students. For more information, contact Mikala McBride (mcbridemg@email.wofford.edu), Emma Hauser (hauserer@email.wofford.edu) or Caroline Traini (trainics@email.wofford.edu). Sponsored by the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and the Gender Equality Coalition. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Wednesday, March 21
Women's History Month Event
Community Conversations: Self-Care
7 p.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

Often we place some people and things before our own needs. We continuously put the needs of our family, friends, academics, children and society before meeting our individual, personal needs. Each of us has different necessities for self-care, and it is essential that we are aware and take time to care for those needs. As students, faculty and staff, we take self-care for granted many times, which affects our mental and physical health as well as our relationships. This conversation explores why we compromise self-care in aspects of our lives. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 22
Women's History Month Event
HIV Testing
9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. (See Daily Announcements for appointment link and location details)

Free HIV testing available by appointment only. Sponsored by Piedmont Care, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Wellness Center. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 22
Women's History Month Event
"Wear a Hijab"
11:30 a.m., Seal of Main Building

Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association

Thursday, March 22
Women's History Month Event
"I Am Malala" Screening
8 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

"I Am Malala" looks at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations (www.imdb.com). Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Friday, March 23
Women's History Month Event
Food Truck Friday
11 a.m., Seal of Main Building

Sponsored by Wofford Activities Council. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Friday, March 23
Women's History Month Event
SCATE Night
7 p.m., Campus Life Building

Students may perform any talent they have, such as singing or reciting poetry, and the top two will receive gift cards. The event is open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by Wofford Women of Color. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Monday, March 26
Women's History Month Event
Humans of Wofford: Farahnaz Afaq
6 p.m., Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building

Wofford senior Farahnaz Afaq will discuss her fascinating story of how her Afghanistan heritage has shaped her. Sponsored by the Association of Multicultural Students.

Tuesday, March 27
Women's History Month Event
Wofford College Conference on Gender
4 p.m., Montgomery Room (Faculty/Staff Dining Room), Burwell Building

Undergraduates from various South Carolina colleges will present abridged versions of their research papers on gender issues.

Wednesday, March 28
Women's History Month Event
Guest Lecture: "From Wofford to HEAL"
Speaker: Alumna Dr. Nicole Redmond
5:30 p.m., 
Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
Dr. Nicole Redmond, a 1996 Wofford graduate and board-certified internal medicine physician, will deliver a public lecture on "Unnatural Health Disparities." Redmond is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, completed her internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta and received her master's in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. She taught at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. She is a medical officer in the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch, Program in Prevention and Population Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences within the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. One of her research interests is racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in psychosocial, behavioral and clinical cardiovascular disease risk factors. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Presidential Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Tuesday, March 28
Women's History Month Event
"Hidden Figures" Screening (second screening)
5:30 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

"Hidden Figures" tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Sponsored by the Math Club. (Open to Wofford community only.)