"Celebrating Women: Past, Present and Future" is the theme for Women's Month 1998 at Brigham Young University sponsored by the Women's Services and Resources Office, VOICE, Human Resource Development and the Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC).

The activities are free and open to the public."Our purpose is to remind women of their strong heritage, to discuss current issues of interest and to provide direction for the future," said Jean Taylor Scott, coordinator of Women's Services and Resources.

Several lectures and panels will be available to examine women's issues.

On March 12 at noon in 3228 Wilkinson Center, a panel will discuss "Prioritizing in the Nineties: Education, Career and Family." Janet Scharman, dean of students; Brent Scharman, assistant commissioner of LDS Social Services; Marilyn Bateman, wife of BYU President Merrill J. Bateman; and Jean Taylor Scott will sit on the panel.

Helping people understand depression will be the theme for a lecture by Marleen Williams, a counselor in the Counseling and Career Center. The lecture will be on March 18 at noon in 3380 Wilkinson Center and is titled "If Men Are That They Might Have Joy, Why Am I So Depressed? Understanding Women and Depression."

On March 19 two lectures will be available. The first lecture is at noon in 3211 Wilkinson Center by Jill Derr, research historian at the Smith Institute for Church History. Her lecture is titled "Eliza R. Snow: An Interactive Experience."

The second lecture by Donna Lee Bowen, professor in the Political Science Department, will be at 7 p.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Center. The lecture is titled "Women in Development."

Mary Ellen Edmonds will speak on March 25 at noon in the Varsity Theater. Her topic is "A Light from Women of Wisdom and Faith."

Susan Easton Black, associate dean of General Education and Honors, will speak on March 26 at 11 a.m. in the Varsity Theater on "Christ-centered Leaders."

The final lecture for Women's Month will be March 26 at 7 p.m. in 2170 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. The lecture by Eloise Bell, emeritus professor of English, will be titled "An Evening with Aunt Patty."