Women’s Center Celebrates 30 Years of History

After 30 years of advocating for and celebrating women, the WIU women’s center has developed countless memories and milestones.Over the past 12 months, numerous programs and activities have been held to commemorate the anniversary,Including a 30th anniversary celebration weekend that occured april 15–16 in the multicultural center.The women’s center has held numerous events to commemorate the anniversary, as well as to celebrate the women who have directed the center over the years. The Women’s Center opened in Fall 1986, but before that, University students, faculty and staff were already providing organizations, resources and support for women. The center grew from a proposal submitted by Janice Welsch, of the English and journalism department; Essie Rutledge, of the sociology department; and other members of the Western Organization for Women (WOW) to the Board of Governors by former Provost and Academic Vice President Sue Flemming. For more information about the WIU Women’s Center, visit wiu.edu/wc.womens center