The West Virginia University Center for Womens Studies will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Elizabeth Moore Hall.

The event is an opportunity for new students to meet with womens studies faculty, visiting committee members and alumni and gain information about earning a degree in the program.

Housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Womens Studies just celebrated a quarter-century of teaching, research and service at WVU . The first class of womens studies certificate students graduated in 1986.

The center now offers a bachelors degree and courses that meet requirements for the new general education curriculum. The number of students enrolled in womens studies courses at WVU has grown to more than 2,000.

For more information regarding the open house or the center, contact Barbara Howe, director, at or 304-293-2339 ext. 1155.