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Women’s History Month activities at Bemidji State for March 15-20

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 11, 2011) — Bemidji State University, its women’s studies program and its Women’s Resource Center will kick off its schedule of events to recognize March as Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 15.

• March 15 — 3-4:30 p.m., “Women Negotiating the Workplace,” a session for students on how to survive and thrive in the workplace. Upper Hobson Memorial Union. Sponsored by the women’s studies program and Bemidji Area Business Women.

• March 18 — 6 p.m., “Whip It” film screening, followed by a question and answer session about roller derby with the Babe City Rollers. Hagg-Sauer 100.

“Whip It” was released in 2009 and starred Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis and Kristen Wiig; Barrymore also directed. It follows 17-year old Bliss Cavendar, played by Page, who finds her place in the world after discovering a roller derby league in Austin, Texas.

• March 19 — noon-2 p.m., “Derby 101 with the Babe City Rollers,” an open invitation to skate with the Babe City Rollers and learn the basics of roller derby. Memorial Hall 100.

• March 20 — 2-4 p.m., Babe City Rollers roller derby scrimmage. John Glas Fieldhouse.

A complete listing of events surrounding Women’s History Month is available by visiting the Bemidji State University events calendar on the Web at

For more information about Women’s History Month and the activities surrounding its recognition, contact the BSU Women’s Center at (218) 755-3771.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.