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UNI to host open house for Women's History Month

February 21, 2011

Carol Squires, secretary, UNI women's and gender studies, 319-273-7102,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Women's & Gender Studies program will celebrate Women's History Month with an open house and tours of its new facility.  The event will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, in Sabin Hall 225.

The program will commemorate Susan Allbee, a UNI professor of sociology and women's and gender studies from 1989 to 2007. Allbee passed away Feb. 5. A memorial fund has been established in her name to purchase diversity and gender studies materials for UNI's Rod Library.

Speakers for the program include Alice Swensen, UNI professor emeritus and former director of the UNI Women's Studies program; Ron Roberts, UNI professor emeritus of sociology; and Martha Reineke, former director of the UNI Women's Studies program.

For more information, contact Carol Squires at 319-273-7102.