Eberly Center for Women to hold open house Sept. 4

September 2, 2014 | Events, UToday
By Leisha Lininger

With the start of fall semester, students can join not only their academic classes, but also those hosted by the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women.

Volunteer style consultants for Kate's Closet are trained and ready for shopping appointments with female UT students. Call 419.530.8570 to set up an appointment.

Volunteer style consultants for Kate’s Closet are trained and ready for shopping appointments with female UT students. Call 419.530.8570 to set up an appointment.

Located in Tucker Hall Room 0168, students and community members can sign up for computer classes, an entrepreneurship course, and self-defense (for women only), offered free or at minimal cost.

Adventure Fridays are back as well, featuring a group exercise experience at the Student Recreation Center Oct. 3, a home improvement workshop hosted by The Andersons Oct. 24, and a daylong trip to Dearborn, Mich., to visit the Arab American National Museum Nov. 14. Transportation is provided.

To learn more about these programs and others, stop by the Eberly Center open house at Tucker Hall Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

There’ll be ice cream and music by WXUT, and guests can visit renovated spaces, including the conference room and Kate’s Closet, a resource offering professional clothing for women. Kate’s Closet is open for appointments for female UT students.

In addition, the Women & Philanthropy Computer Lab will be revealed. The lab was made possible by a $21,400 grant awarded this summer by Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo.

“We appreciate all the donations and are glad to have the expansion with the new equipment to offer our students and Eberly Center participants,” said Dr. Shanda Gore, chief diversity officer and associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement. “The efforts of the diversity staff and the work from UT facilities over this past summer were outstanding and made this all possible.”

In addition, guests may browse the displays created by local Latina artists featured in the main hallway of the Eberly Center. 

Class registrations for fall are open, and the schedules are available online at utoledo.edu/centers/eberly; hard copies also are available at the Eberly Center and across campus.

To learn more about classes or to schedule an appointment for Kate’s Closet, call 419.530.8570, or follow the Eberly Center on Twitter and on Facebook.

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