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UCM Hosts Women’s History Month Celebration

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (March 7, 2011) – The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Central Missouri will host Beth Bailey, professor of history at Temple University, as keynote speaker for the annual Women’s History Month celebration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Elliott Union 236.

Bailey will speak on “If You Like Ms., You’ll Love Pvt.: Women and the All-Volunteer Army.” She is regarded as a social and cultural historian whose research is focused on the history of gender and sexuality and on war and society and military institutions in U.S. history. Her most recent book is “America’s Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force.”

Bailey received a bachelor’s degree in American Culture from Northwestern University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in American History from the University of Chicago. In addition to Temple University, she also has served on the faculties of the University of New Mexico, Barnard College, the University of Kansas, the University of Hawaii-Manoa and Chaminade University. 

Following Bailey’s presentation, UCM President Charles and Mrs. Kris Ambrose will host the annual Women’s History Month Reception and Fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Selmo Park, the university president’s residence at 518 S. Holden. A live auction will benefit the Pat Ashman Scholarship, Renee T. Betz Endowment and the Virginia Wheeless Women’s History Lectureship Fund.

Bailey’s presentation is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend the reception and fundraiser are asked to RSVP to Michelle Magee at 660-543-4364 or