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Earth Day 2021

Jennifer hiking in a forest

It is hot and humid as I walk over the hilly terrain of Forest Park in St. Louis. There is a sense of excitement in the air. Chants of “Save Mother Gaia” can be heard emanating from white tents scattered throughout the park. Incense invades my nostrils. It is Earth Day. I am 17, and […]

Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Take Back the Night (moon graphic)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), an annual event led by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). This campaign to educate and engage the public in addressing the widespread issue of sexual assault is now in its 20th year of spreading awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. Its mission is […]

Six Ideas for a Staycation Spring Break

Cartoon of car packed up for road trip

Spring break is coming up for FRCC and many other schools. So if you’re excited for the downtime but on a budget—or not comfortable flying anywhere during a global pandemic—we’ve got some great news. You live in a beautiful place with lots to do! If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that we’re […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women's Day graphic with calendar (March 8)

March is Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. This day is a global celebration of women’s history and of the continued movements for gender equity and inclusion. How It Started From the 1880s to the 1920s, millions of women around the world collaborated to build movements for women’s suffrage, improved working conditions […]

Women, History and Gardening for Victory

Historic photo of three women (from the Library of Congress)

March is Women’s History month, and every year at this time I find delight that two of my personal passions—women’s history and gardening—return to our media conversations. Over the past year, American interest in gardening surged as people looked to history to find ways to respond to the multiple looming crises caused by the spread […]

Black History Provides Inspiration

Former slaves made education a top priority. African American history has been of particular interest to me since my days as an undergraduate student back in the 1980s. I have facilitated the observance of Black History Month every February since being hired at FRCC in 1998. Eventually my enthusiasm for the topic convinced me to […]

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