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Milestone Project to acknowledge the many roles of women

To continue to honor and recognize the contributions of women on the New Mexico State University campus, the Women's Studies Program's new Milestone Project will host its second event Friday, Feb. 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the University Museum in Kent Hall.


The theme of the event will be "Thriving: Families, Careers and Communities." All NMSU faculty, staff and graduate student employees are invited to attend an event dedicated to sharing experiences balancing commitments to families, communities and careers.

"Women at NMSU are involved in meaningful work that keeps the university running," said Lisa Bond-Maupin, director of the NMSU Women's Studies Program. "Like our male counterparts, we are sustained by relationships in diverse families and communities. This event is to acknowledge the significance of these relationships in our lives and to bring together all of our worlds - within and outside NMSU."

Though the event is meant to recognize women, all are welcome to come and children are especially invited because there will be a special guest, Mark Horowitz, NMSU professor of sociology and magician.

"We encourage all community members to come to this very informal and celebratory event to network and to acknowledge together the many roles we have in our lives and the remarkable 'magic' we perform each day to keep everything going," said Bond-Maupin.

This will be the second event in the Milestone Project this spring. Milestone is a collaboration between the Women's Studies Program Steering Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences to bring more recognition to campus women's achievements and to bring them together in order to share experiences and network. It is part of NMSU's continuing outreach efforts to provide information and education to the community.

Women will continue to be recognized throughout March with numerous events as part of the Women's Studies Program's celebration of Women's History Month. The Milestone Project will hold its third event in April and also plans to hold events during Fall 2007.