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March 2007

Inside this
month's newsletter

- Notes from EducatingJane.com
- This Month in Women's History
- Success Tip of the Month 
- Recommended Reading
- College Prep Timeline
- ACT & SAT Test Dates
- Where to shop at EducatingJane.com
Notes from EducatingJane.com
The History of Women's History Month:
"National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week during the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president has issued a proclamation." US Census Bureau

Columbus and National Women's History Month
Celebrating National Women's History Month, I decided that I would try to look closer to home to find women who are making history. To begin my search, I went directly to the YWCA website where I found a list of women who are being honored at this year's Women of Achievement Luncheon on April 11, 2007. This year's Women of Achievement honorees include:

Julie A. Graber, co-founder and president of Brains for Business, a Columbus-based company that provides web-based tools and corporate services. She sits on several boards, created "The Women's Power Index" which measures the status of women in business and government in central Ohio, and is currently Senior Associate for Strategic Planning at the Institute for Women, Gender and Public Policy at The Ohio State University.

Mary Jo Green, vice-president of public affairs for the Mid-Ohio Division of Time Warner, board member of various organizations including the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus City Council’s – Creative Columbus Policy Steering Committee, and The Women’s Fund. She is also the author of Women Leading the Way: Reflections on Life and Learning, a book written under her maiden name, Mary Jo Conte, about 5 other Columbus area women leaders. (NOTE TO SELF- MUST READ)

Pat Logsdon, campaign manager for several candidates and issues, involved in various community organizations including the Columbus Metropolitan Library, helping feed the homeless, advocating acceptance of all people regardless of race, or lifestyle choices. Pat also contributed to New Leadership Ohio at the John Glenn Institute at The Ohio State University.

Mary Austin-Palmer, soon to be the first African-American president of the Junior League of Columbus, she helped create the Underground Railroad Learning Station at the Kelton House Museum and Gardens, is a board member of the Columbus Cancer Clinic, Girl Scouts trustee, active with the Columbus Historical Society and is founder and president of the Noe-Bixby Scenic Byway Association. Currently Mary is the information technology business officer for the City of Columbus.

Barbara Snyder, The Ohio State University’s Executive Vice President and Provost and president-elect, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. An academic authority on issues of racial and gender equality, Barbara has developed many programs that benefit women working at OSU. She also serves on the boards of the Wexner Center, The Women’s Fund and The John Glenn Institute and School of Public Policy.

These women are just a sampling of women making history here in Columbus. Each day, I'll have something new to post about Women's History Month, facts, stats, and possibly some personal musings.  

Until next time!

Blog Women's History Month.

This Month in Women's History:

March  2007
Women's History Month!
Dates in Women's
History Herstory

March 1, 1864 Rebecca Lee of Boston, MA became the first African American woman to earn a medical degree.

March 4 1933: Frances Perkins is sworn in as Secretary of Labor, first woman in U.S. cabinet.

March 4, 1917 Peace activist and suffragist Jeanette Rankin became the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives.

March 7, 1870 Wyoming women allowed on juries; the right later was taken away until the 1950s, when women once again were admitted to serve.

March 10, 1913 Death of Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad conductor who rescued more than 300 of her people from slavery.

March 12, 1993 Janet Reno became the first woman US Attorney General.

March 20, 1925 Birth of Romana Banuelos, first Mexican American woman to serve as US Treasurer.

March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. Nearly 146 workers died, mostly immigrant women. Many were trapped because of locked exits.

For more details and dates: http://www.educatingjane.com/women/WHDatesNow.htm 

To find year round dates in Women’s History visit Susan Butruille’s Site: http://www.aracnet.com/~sbvoices/dates.htm 

Success Tip of the Month: 
Celebrate Women's History Month by buying a new poster for your classroom.  You can order it here or go through another source, but get some posters up in your classroom that honor women in history.  It kills me every time I ask a history teacher how many posters they have of women compared to men in their classroom and they say, zero.  ZERO!  They can't find any, or the ones they do find are in a classroom down the hall, so they don't feel the need to buy a new Women's History poster for their classroom. 

If you live in Canada, you can get some free publications/calendars at Status of Women Canada

Portland, Oregon has a great site where you can download posters of women in Oregon's history for free and find other resources for Oregon's Women in History.   

Recommended Reading:
 Where to shop at EducatingJane.com

Women's History Book Store - find the history of women in the bible, pioneer women, American women's history compilations, and even a history of women's fashion.

Apparel - Trends, practical stuff, and dorm room organizational needs.
University Gear - Find your university team gear here.  Check out our Notre Dame Crocs-Totally fun!
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College Prep Timeline
(March 2007)

Freshman/Sophomore Years
* Keep studying!!
* Look for volunteer activities to develop your interests.
Junior Year
* Start accumulating information about college entrance and the selection process.
* Begin to make a preliminary list of colleges you would like to investigate further.
* Obtain a Social Security number if you do not already have one.
Senior Year


Submit your FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible. Men 18 or older must register for the selective service to receive federal financial aid.
* Have your high school send your transcript to colleges
* Follow up with colleges to make sure they've received all application materials.
* Most regular applications are due between January 1 and February 15. Keep copies of everything you send to colleges.
* Many priority financial aid deadlines fall in February. To get the most attractive award package, apply by the priority date. Keep copies of everything you send.

What are we missing?  Let us know what needs to be added to the monthly newsletter. 

ACT & SAT Test Dates

ACT Test Dates

  • 14-APR-07
    (registration deadline: early March)

  • 09-JUN-07
    (registration deadline: early May)

SAT Test Dates

  • March 10, 2007
    (registration deadline: Feb. 2, 2007)

  • May 5, 2007
    (registration deadline: Apr. 3, 2007)

  • June 2, 2007
    (registration deadline: Apr. 27, 2007)









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