Linda Godwin, retired NASA astronaut,to speak at Western Illinois University

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Western Illinois University Union, Grand Ballroom, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL

Phone: 309-298=3298



Event Description

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM CDT

Learn how one woman's high-flying aspirations in science took her out of this world, literally, during the first annual Dr. Elizabeth A. Kaspar Women's Lecture for Western Illinois University Libraries next month. Linda Godwin, a retired NASA astronaut, will deliver, "Life in Low Earth Orbit" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, as the featured lecturer for the inaugural Dr. Elizabeth A. Kaspar Women's Lecture during Western's celebration of Women's History Month in March. The event will take place in the University Union Grand Ballroom, Macomb, and the Women's Center at WIU will host a reception following Godwin's lecture in the Multicultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to being sponsored by University Libraries, the inaugural Dr. Elizabeth A. Kaspar Women's Lecture is sponsored by the Women's Center, the departments of women's studies and chemistry, the University Theme Committee and the Provost's Office. For additional information about the lecture, please visit

For more information about Life in Low Earth Orbit, please contact Tammy Sayles at or by calling 309-298-3298.

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