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One-Woman Show Brings Women’s History to Life at GCU

Kate Campbell Stevenson to Use Historic Documents to Share Women’s Stories

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 20, 2011—Celebrate Women’s History Month at Georgian Court University as performer Kate Campbell Stevenson shares the lives of fascinating women in “It’s Real, It’s Relevant, It’s Revolutionary!” on Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. The performance will take place in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus.

Ms. Stevenson will highlight women’s history (including the lives of several New Jersey women) using original documents such as photos, diary entries, suffrage cartoons, magazine ads, land contracts, sculptures, manifold lists, banners, historical jewelry, maps, and stamps. Each of these original documents tells a fascinating woman’s story. Participants will look at everyday items in a completely different way after the event. As the Girls Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, guests will also hear from founder “Juliette Gordon Low” on how it all began.

Tickets are $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Kate Campbell Stevenson has starred in over 30 Broadway musicals produced in regional theaters across the United States, including Camelot, Carousel, My Fair Lady, The King and I, Show Boat, and the Music Man, as well as performed in radio and TV commercials. In her one-woman show, Ms. Stevenson brings to life historical women with “can do” attitudes. She has performed at the Kennedy Center and for the Office of the President of the United States and has inspired audiences all over the nation.

As part of its Women’s History Month celebration, GCU is also offering the following event:

Dinner with the Fine Arts: American Female Photographers
Friday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., North Dining Room
$37 per person; includes a multicourse 1940s homestyle dinner and a multimedia lecture; reservations required

Explore the lives and work of three ground-breaking female photographers of World War II: Dorothea Lange (1895–1965), who photographed the forced evacuation of Japanese Americans to relocation camps; Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971), who was the first female war correspondent and the first woman allowed to work in combat zones during the war; and Lee Miller (1907–1977), who worked as a war correspondent for Condé Nast, documenting the first use of napalm and the horrors of concentration camps.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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