Eberly Center for Women offers array of programs

January 22, 2014 | Events, UToday
By Leisha Lininger

The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women is offering classes and new events during spring semester.

For those passionate about justice and who want to learn more about inspiring women, join the Eberly Center Thursday, Feb. 6, to watch “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity Worldwide.”

This six-part PBS documentary series found its roots in Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same title, and features brave women and girls fighting to change their circumstances.

The screening will show the maternal mortality section and encompass the effort to end female genital mutilation. A discussion will follow the inspirational screening.

If brushing up your computer skills is a New Year’s resolution, peruse the Eberly Center schedule to find the best fit. Classes in Computer Basics, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel Advanced and Microsoft PowerPoint are available for $45. Each three- or two-week session is offered during weekday mornings and/or evenings.

With a strong focus on educating, empowering and engaging, the Eberly Center’s pinnacle program is its Women’s Success Series, which will be offered from Jan. 27 to March 24 in nine weekly sessions on Mondays. Participants will identify career paths, develop skills, determine next steps in education, and prepare themselves for success. The cost is free, but the spots are limited.

Preparations also are under way for the Sixth Annual Celebrity Wait Night, a premier event hosted at the Pinnacle in Maumee. Serving as a fundraiser for the Women’s Success Series, Eberly Center scholarships and programming, this night features a local celebrities as waiters, as well as auction items to bid on while you wine and dine. Call to reserve a seat or table for Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

And Adventure Fridays are back. Join the Eberly Center for a CPR class Feb. 7 to be certified in AED and CPR for infant, child and adults. Your certification will last two years, and the fee is $10. If art is your forte, come to the free Toledo Museum of Art guided tour March 14 and learn about artwork by women and about women. Or if cooking is up your alley, join Pam’s Corner and the Eberly Center for an afternoon of baking, cooking and sampling April 4. The fee for registration is $5. Transportation will be provided but slots are limited, so call and register today.

For all UT students, programming registration is free. Scholarships also are available on a limited basis.

All events and programs can be found at utoledo.edu/centers/Eberly under programs and activities.

Stop by the center in Tucker Hall Room 0168 or call 419.530.8570 for more information or to request a copy of the 2014 spring calendar.

The Eberly Center is a part of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement and is on Facebook and Twitter at @EberlyCenter.

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