The LPR (Leadership Recognition Program) needs more award nominations! If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff for a Women of Distinction award, please check out the links below! These awards will be given to a female student, faculty, or staff member who has made an impact on the Truman/Kirksville community. The nomination date has been extended to March 25th by midnight.
What day is it? It's INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! Today we celebrate the achievements of women from all over the world without regard to national, cultural, linguistic, economic, political, or ethnic divisions. Today (and everyday) is the day to appreciate, thank, empower, and be inspired by all the strong women across the world and in your daily life. The theme for the 2019 International Women's Day is #balanceforbetter. This theme is meant to address the need for inclusion and equality in leadership, health, education, and all other areas of life. When you are posting about International Women's Day today, use the #balanceforbetter hashtag to raise awareness.
In order to celebrate the day, here are some quotes about empowerment, feminism, and equality from some famous women: -"Do not live someone else's life and someone else's idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you." -Viola Davis. -"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." -Michelle Obama. -"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." -Ruth Bader Ginsburg. -"Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women." -Maya Angelou ... See MoreSee Less
Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today is HPV awareness day, so the WRC would like to give some facts about HPV to help educate and spread awareness: -HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that around 80% of people get in their lifetime. -There are more than 200 types of HPV. -Most of the time, HPV infections go away on their own and can go unnoticed. However, there are some types of HPV can lead to genital warts or cancer. -Cervical cancer is commonly linked to HPV. -Using protection, such as dental damns and condoms, is not 100 percent effective but can lower your chances of getting HPV. -For more information, check out these links: www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/stds-hiv-safer-sex/hpv www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/whatishpv.html... See MoreSee Less
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non...
To celebrate the last day of Black History Month, today we are talking about Audre Lorde. She lived from February 18th, 1934 until November 17, 1992. Lorde was a writer, a feminist, a civil rights activist, and a poet. She empowered people through her poetry by writing about injustices such as racism, sexism, and homophobia. In 1981, Lorde was among the founders of the women’s coalition of St.Croix which was dedicated to helping women who survived sexual abuse and intimate partner violence. One of Audre Lorde's famous quotes is, "When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength as a service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." Happy Black History Month! ... See MoreSee Less
The Vagina Monologues begins tomorrow night! Come buy a ticket in the SUB tomorrow for 4 dollars, or buy your tickets at the door on Friday and Saturday at 7pm! All money goes to Victim Support Services. ... See MoreSee Less