Speaker Luncheons & Events 2021-2022

2021-2022 Speaker Luncheon Series:

Due to current COVID policies in place at Nebraska Medicine and UNMC our Fall General membership meetings and Speaker Luncheons will be held off campus. Due to the surge in Covid-19 Omicron variant in our community our speaker’s presentations for January 2022 and March 2022 will be held by Zoom.

We will hold our Fall luncheons at the following venues with the programs as listed below:

Monday, September 20th from noon- 1 PM, the FWC partnered with the UNMC McGoogan Health Sciences Library lecture series presented by Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, a FWC member.  Sasha will be discussing her book “Between Grit and Grace: The Art of Being Feminine and Formidable“.  FWC has donated 11 of her books to be raffled to participants, representing our 11 decades on the UNMC Campus. Over 80 FWC members and UNMC staff joined us on Zoom for Sash’s presentation.

September 22, 2021 – a 11:30 AM lunch at Rathskeller Bier Haus, 4524 Farnam, was followed by a tour of the Wigton Heritage Center on the UNMC Campus

October 27, 2021 – a lunch will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church Retreat Center, 9302 Blondo Street with a presentation by Joe Starita on “Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Became America’s 1st Indian Doctor”.

Joe Starita, a Journalism Professor at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, recently retired after 21 years on June 30, 2021. He is a noted author of the book he will discuss with us. Joe Starita’s presentation has been funded by Humanities of Nebraska. We appreciate their funding for this event.

December 8th from 5-7 PM

December 8, 2021 – FWC will hold our traditional Holiday Event with a silent auction to benefit our FWC Scholarship Fund. The event will be held for all women members from 5 -7 PM at the home of Mary Gallagher-Jansen, 3628 South 95th Street. More details will follow as the event approaches.

January 26, 2022 – noon a presentation by Laura Bilek, PT, PhD, Associate Dean of Research in the College of Allied Health at UNMC and FWC member will be held by Zoom due to the increased Covid-19 surge in our community. Dr. Bilek will present Health Bones for Healthy a Life: Exercise, It’s NOT just for your Heart” . to join copy the following link:

Topic: UNMC Facutly Women’s Club Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 26, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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March 23, 2022 – a noon presentation by Belinda Greiner, Ambassador, Xerces Society of Invertebrate Conservation and FWC member and past FWC President will be held on Zoom due to an increased Covid-19 in our community. Belinda will present ” Bring Back the Pollinators“.

May 25, 2022 – FWC will hold a Spring Centennial Celebration dinner at Spezia’s Restaurant, 3125 South 72nd Street, for members and their spouses at 6 PM. Gina Ligon, PhD, Professor of Collaboration Science, Director of National Counterterrorism Innovation at the University of Omaha Technology and Education Center (NCITE) will speak this evening.