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      take back the night

      Students promote sexual assault and domestic violence awareness.

      Take Back the Night

      April 12, 7:00 p.m.
      Where: Alumni Auditorium

      Take Back the Night, an internationally-recognized program to promote awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence, will feature Alumna Melissa Lucchesi. Representatives from the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County and Delaware County Women Against Rape will also be at the event to answer questions and provide resources. Sponsored by the Social Work Club, the talk will be followed by a "Speak Out" portion and a candlelight vigil around Memorial Field.

      egg hunt

      It'll be EGGSellent!

      Springtime Egg Hunt

      April 13, 11:00 a.m.
      Where: Old Main Lawn

      The Child Development Center will host their annual egg hunt at 11 a.m. sharp.

      walk a mile

      Campus joins international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault & gender violence

      Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

      April 13, 12:00 p.m.
      Where: Memorial Field

      RSVP information: To register contact the Office of Student Life

      The Office of Student Life, Pride Recreation Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Club Sports invite the Widener community to participate in NO MORE Week's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event, as a part of "Strengthen Our Pride." A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence, and is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects, and remediation to men's sexualized violence against women.


      Michele Norris

      Former NPR Host and Journalist Michele Norris to Speak

      April 17, 11:15 a.m.
      Where: University Center, Webb Room

      RSVP information: To reserve a spot contact Candi Caporale at (610) 499-4112.

      National Public Radio host Michele Norris will speak at the university as part of the Philadelphia Speaker Series. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

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      Dr. Daniel Robinson, professor of English

      President's Lecture Featuring Dr. Daniel Robinson

      April 17, 12:00 p.m.
      Where: Lathem Hall

      Dr. Daniel Robinson, professor of English and the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Researcher Award, will give the President's Lecture. There will be a light reception at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will start at 12:00 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

      speakers series

      Michele Norris, Jason Riley & Morris Dees

      Philadelphia Speakers Series

      April 17, 8:00 p.m.
      Where: Kimmel Center

      More than 50 years after the Civil Rights Act, three distinguished panelists will explore racism in America from their divergent perspectives at the upcoming Philadelphia Speakers Series. Panelists include Michele Norris, former host of NPR's All Thinks Considered; Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal columnist and author of Please Stop Helping Us; and Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

      red riding hood

      FreshBaked Theatre Company Presents Red Riding Hood

      April 22 and April 30, 2:00 p.m.
      Where: Alumni Auditorium

      Widener University's FreshBaked Theatre Company presents performances of Red Riding Hood this month. Suggested donation of $2 per person benefits food pantries in Chester. This musical adaptation of the classic fairytale is by award-winning British playwright Mike Kenny, with music and songs from Julian Butler. It is a magical treat for children aged 5+ and families. Running time is 60 minutes.

      For more information, please contact director Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale at or visit FreshBaked Theatre Co. on Facebook.

      Spring Fest

      When: April 22, 3:00 p.m.
      Where: Memorial Field

      A day of spring activities for Widener students will be hosted by the Pride Activities Council.

      Graduate Research Symposium

      When: April 27
      Where: Main Campus

      Graduate students will present research in each of their disciplines throughout the day.

      Making Sense of Climate Change

      When: April 27, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
      Where: Freedom Hall 122

      Widener University along with Director of Sustainability for Swarthmore College, Aurora Winslade will discuss "The Role of Higher Education in Building Healthy, Resilient Communities" and explore how faculty, staff, and students in university settings are actively working to implement solutions.

      Student Project Day

      When: April 28
      Where: Main Campus

      Undergraduate students will present research in each of their disciplines throughout the day. Projects will range from prosthetic limbs for canines and swimming in goldfish to assisting the blind and education success.

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      Widener Dance Company Spring Recital

      April 28, 7 p.m. and April 29, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
      Where: Alumni Auditorium

      The Widener Dance Company invites the campus community to their Spring Recital where they will demonstrate performances from the semester. Tickets are available at the door.

      Town Hall Meeting

      When: May 1, 2:00 p.m.
      Where: Alumni Auditorium (Videoconference to Delaware Law and Commonwealth Law)

      The winners of the Eckard Awards will be announced.


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