* Susan Kent, history professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will present the Women's History Lecture at Weber State University at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room, 3848 Harrison Blvd., WSU, Ogden.
Kent specializes in modern British history, focusing on gender, culture, imperialism and politics. She has written several books about gender equality and women's struggles and is co-author of "The Women's War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria."
The Women's War will be the focus of Kent's lecture. She will discuss the debates surrounding the historical event, which involved thousands of Igbo and Ibibio-speaking women from southeastern Nigeria who were protesting the oppressive rule of the colonial government.
The event is sponsored by the Department of History and is free and open to the public.
* Utah author "E.J. Patten" will discuss and sign copies of his book "Return To Exile, Book 1 Of The Hunter Chronicles" (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.99) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 340 E. 425 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.
* Rory Vaden, author "Take the Stairs -- 7 Steps to Achieving True Success," speaks from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Ogden High School, 2828 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. This is a free event. Visit www.takethestairstour.com for more information.