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Women Photographers to Be Featured during GCU’s Women’s History Month Celebration

1940s Dinner Accompanies Multimedia Presentation on WWII-Era Photographers

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 22, 2012—GCU’s Dinner with the Fine Arts series turns the spotlight on three World War II-era women photographers for Women’s History Month on Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the North Dining Room on the Lakewood campus. The series, led by Lisa Festa, Ph.D., GCU associate professor of art history, offers a traditional dinner paired with a multimedia presentation during dessert and coffee.

The March 9 dinner will offer insight into the lives and work of three groundbreaking 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.

The event will feature a 1940s home-style dinner and is $37 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are required by contacting the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

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

“It’s Real, It’s Relevant, It’s Revolutionary!” One-Woman Show by Kate Campbell Stevenson
Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m., Little Theatre
$10 per person, reservations required
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.

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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