ATU Plans 2020 Women’s History Month Events

ATU Women's History Month File Photo

Colleges and departments at Arkansas Tech University will celebrate Women’s History Month with a variety of events, displays and exhibits during March 2020.

The centerpiece of the schedule will be a remembrance of Lillian Mickel, the first female professional photographer to own and operate a studio in Arkansas.

A sampling of the 60,000 photographic prints and negatives she left behind upon her death in 1986 will be on display at the ATU Museum, 1502 N. El Paso Ave. in Russellville, from March 4-May 8.

Below is a listing of additional ATU Women’s History Month 2020 events:

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Abbie Conant, trombonist and performance artist
7:30 p.m.
Witherspoon Auditorium
Free Admission

Tuesday, March 3
ATU Department of Diversity and Inclusion Women’s History Month Kickoff
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Hindsman Tower
Free Admission

Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13
ATU Division of Student Affairs Women’s Week
Theme: “Women With a Why”
Learn more at

Thursday, March 12-Saturday, March 14
“The Pillowman” (Theatrical Production)
Directed by Chloe Charton and Faith Spencer
8 p.m. nightly
Techionery Theatre
$8 general admission/$5 with ATU identification card

Saturday, March 14
ATU Women Writers Book Fair
Noon-2 p.m.
W.O. Young Building Ballroom
Free Admission

Sunday, March 15
ATU Choir Concert
Featuring Female Composers
2:30 p.m.
Witherspoon Auditorium
Free Admission

Monday, March 16
History of Women in Behavioral Sciences
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hindsman Tower
Free Admission

Wednesday, March 18
Interdisciplinary Research Series
Talks About Women Activists Hattie Mae White and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Presented by Dr. David Cullen and Dr. Virginia Jones
6 p.m.
Chambers Cafeteria West Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, March 19
Women in Education: Share Your Story
College of Education Panel Discussion
4-5 p.m.
Rothwell Hall room 138
Free Admission

Thursday, March 19
Women in STEM Panel
6 p.m.
McEver Hall room 162
Free Admission

Thursday, March 19
Lillian Mickel: Her Life and Times
6 p.m.
ATU Museum (Techionery)
Free Admission

Standing displays and exhibits celebrating Women’s History Month will be available in Norman Hall, the lobbies at Tomlinson Hall, the Hull Physical Education Building, Crabaugh Hall, McEver Hall and Witherspoon Hall.

Learn more about ATU Women’s History Month 2020 events at