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This Week’s Activity and Event Highlights

  • Center for Career and Professional Development – “Employer Spotlight featuring Morgan Tuck and the Connecticut Sun” Event
    Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern time | MacDermid Hall Room 216 or join virtually at event time
  • Title IX and Disability Services – Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Event
    Tuesday, March 19, 2024 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time
  • Women’s History Month – “Thank You Card” Event
    Thursday, March 21, 2024 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time | Leever Student Center – Lobby
  • Women’s History Month – “Women in Leadership Panel” Event
    Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern time | MacDermid Hall Room 116 or join virtually at event time

Check Out the University Calendar for Everything Happening at Post!

Men’s Basketball Makes Program History

with First Appearance in NCAA Division II Tournament

Post University earned one of five at-large bids for the East Region, marking the first time in program history in which they will participate in the NCAA Tournament with their sights set on the ultimate prize.  Read more about the team’s historic 2023-2024 season.

Go Post Eagles!

Eagles Fans – don’t miss out on any of the action – head on over to the Athletics website for upcoming competitions, season standings, stats, and links to game live streams. Don’t forget to tag your social media posts with #GoPostEagles – we’ll share our favorites on the digital screens around campus, on the official Post University accounts, and in this newsletter!

SOC315 Women in History

Display in the Traurig Library

By Faith Christian-Ferri, ’27, Communication and Media StudiesHonors Program

This year, Post University kicked off Women’s History month with a presentation by the SOC315 Sex and Gender class on March 4th. The event saw an excellent turnout, thanks to the efforts of Program Chair of Human Services and SOC315 professor Crystal Voule and our Assistant Director of Events, Marya DiPerna—as well as the promise of cookies from Sweet Maria’s.  

Students Emily Cubille, Janazha Davis, Elisa DiLegge, Hali Lawrence, Nolan Picco, Steven Rogers, and Isaiah Rush addressed the 2024 theme for Women’s History Month, “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” Their presentations highlighted six great women who have made history by challenging inequality. 

Josephine Baker 

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in 1906 to entertainer parents who performed throughout the segregated Midwest. Unfortunately, they found little success, but Josephine caught the attention of an African American theater troupe. At only 15, she ran off with the troupe and flourished as a vaudeville dancer, eventually becoming a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Her success took her to Paris, where she performed for mostly white audiences, but showcased her heritage in her wildly successful shows and films. Few are aware that Baker was also skilled in espionage, using her celebrity status to capture information for the French Resistance during World War II. Though she faced intense racist discrimination upon her return to the United States, Baker went on to be an author, mother to a “Rainbow Tribe” of thirteen adopted children, and a recognized civil rights activist.  

Mae Jemison 

Astronaut, teacher, and philanthropist Mae C. Jemison graduated from Stanford University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African and African American studies. Then in 1981, she graduated from Cornell with a Doctorate in Medicine. Fluent in Russian, Japanese and Swahili, she served as a Peace Corps medical officer for two years in Africa before opening her own private practice. She was inspired to join NASA when Sally Ride made her voyage on the Challenger in 1983. On September 12, 1992, Jemison joined six other astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavor, becoming the first Black woman in space. She was also the first real astronaut to appear in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Today, Jemison lives in Houston, Texas and serves on the Board of Directors for several STEM organizations as a champion for women in science. 

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune 

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was a pioneer of the civil rights movement and founder of Bethune-Cookman University. Born in 1875 to formerly enslaved parents in rural South Carolina, Bethune was appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the National Youth Administration in 1936. She quickly climbed her way up, becoming the organization’s Director of Negro Affairs by 1939. As the only female member of FDR’s influential “Black Cabinet,” Bethune used her voice to advocate for desegregation and the education of Black students.  

Roberta Cowell 

Of course, no exploration of women’s history can be complete without the inclusion of the trans women who trailblazed both feminism and LGBTQIA+ rights. Roberta Cowell was a transwoman who came before Christine Jorgensen and April Ashley. She was born Robert Marshall Cowell in 1918 and started her career as a racing driver before serving in World War II as a fighter pilot in the British Royal Air Force. After surviving horrific conditions as a prisoner of war, Cowell returned to England and became the first trans woman to medically transition in 1951. She changed her name to Roberta and became famous for a time, even selling her story in a now-rare autobiography: Roberta Cowell’s Story by Herself. However, like many other gay and trans heroes, Cowell died alone and seemingly forgotten. Her story serves as a reminder to honor the LGBTQIA+ people who came before. 

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter 

This 21st century icon needs no introduction, but a look at the woman behind the legend shows that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is more than a singer. The Houston native has come a long way from singing to customers at her mother’s hair salon. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest vocalists of all time, Queen Bey made her television debut on Star Search in 1992 with the group Girl’s Tyme when she was only 12 years old. Girl’s Tyme evolved into Destiny’s Child, and by the time the group disbanded in 2006, Beyoncé had cemented her own stardom. Since then, Beyoncé has been constantly breaking barriers as a proud feminist, activist, LGBTQIA+ ally, and an unapologetically Black woman. 

Taraji P. Henson 

Truly a self-made woman, Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson moved to Los Angeles in 1997 with only $700—and a young son to care for. The Howard University alumni made her television debut as a guest star in the American sitcom Smart Guy and made appearances on other popular shows before getting her big break: a starring role in the 2001 film Baby Boy. Since then, Henson has been unstoppable, receiving critical acclaim and several prestigious awards for her acting and singing. She recently delivered a breathtaking performance as Shug Avery in The Color Purple musical adaptation, but sparked controversy when she openly criticized the unfair treatment of Black actors on the set of the film and in Hollywood overall. This is just one of many important conversations Henson has started in her career. She is also a mental health advocate and the founder of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, named after her late father who battled PTSD from serving in the Vietnam War. In an industry where women—especially Black women—have historically been silenced, Henson proudly uses her voice to shed light on issues that aren’t discussed enough. 

Photo of the Week

Students in Prof. Melissa Santos’ Main Campus Honors Managerial Communication class got a sweet treat when they toured Fascia’s Chocolates.  They not only learned what it takes to run a successful business but even got to try their hand at candy-making.

Upcoming Title IX

Climate Assessment

In an effort to ensure that we are fully supporting our students, Post University will be asking you to complete a climate assessment about our Title IX related policies, procedures and services. The surveys will be made available in April. We value your opinions and look forward to your feedback.

Capitalize on

Scholarship Opportunities

Interested in making the most of your educational experiences at Post? Then maximize your resources, including financial options. Find information on more than 280 external scholarships on our Additional Scholarship Opportunities page. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and award amounts — ranging from a few hundred to several thousand to help cover tuition and other college costs. Talk to your advisor if you have any questions!


Women’s History Month

Reading List

In honor of March being celebrated as Women’s History Month, the team in the Traurig Library has put together this great reading list by and about women.  Check out this LibGuide for more information and the complete reading list.


Main Campus Students: Fall 2024 Registration Begins This Week

If you haven’t already done so, check your email for more information on preparing for fall 2024 registration and meeting with your academic advisor to schedule your classes.  Registration starts this week and will be in Torrance Hall on the first floor. Registering early gives you the best chance at both your preferred schedule and registering for the courses you want and need to take. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].