2012-2013 Special Events
Click here for information about events that The President's Commission on the Status of Women has sponsored or co-sponsored in past years.
Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day - fourth Thursday of April
The President's Commission on the Status of Women co-sponsors an annual Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day with different student groups. The 2011 Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day was co-sponsored with the Early Childhood Education group and the Psychological Association group.
Let Her Voice Be Heard and Celebration of LHU Women - late March
In conjunction with "Let Her Voice Be Heard," the President's Commission on the Status of Women sponsors a reception in Celebration of LHU Women. "Let Her Voice Be Heard," a reading of writings by women, is organized by the English Club, along with the Women's Studies Minor. As part of Celebrating LHU Women, the nominees for the Woman of Distinction awards are announced. The 2013 event will be held on March 28.
The President's Commission on the Status of Women co-sponsors Women's Voices, Women's Visions, a panel discussion/workshop in celebration of women. The event is held in late March each year, in honor of Women's History Month.
President’s Award for Distinguished Work in the Advancement of Women’s Issues - NOMINATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED
Each year, the President's Commission on the Status of Women sponsors the President’s Award for Distinguished Work in the Advancement of Women’s Issues (formerly known as the Woman of Distinction Award). We give three awards - one to a student, one to a faculty member, and one to a staff member. The award is used to recognize the efforts of people on campus who are exceptional in their service to the university and community, specifically service to furthering women's issues. Nominations for the award will be accepted in early spring. Student winners are recognized at The Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation. Faculty and staff are recognized at the President's Fall Open Meeting. For a list of past winners, please click here. For more information about the Award, please contact Erin Kennedy, chairperson of the subcommittee, via email or in her office at Robinson 305.
The President's Commission on the Status of Women sponsors a speakers series. We invite women who have had an impact on their communities and professions or people knowledgeable in issues affecting women to speak to both the Commission and the University and Lock Haven communities. Below are the people we have invited to speak, as well as the date of their presentation.
Cristina Eisenberg - Author, biologist, and conservationist - February 6, 2013
Lori Ostlund - award winning author - February 9, 2012
Valente Frazier - Emmy award winning make up artist - April 7 - 8, 2011
Betty Schantz - Businesswoman, Former LHU Associate Dean, and LHU Alumna - April 1, 2010
Stephen Glassman, Chair of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - October 1, 2009
Kelly Hastings, Keystone Central School District Superintendent and LHU graduate - April 21, 2009
Cindy Love, Director of the Clinton County Women's Center - November 18, 2008
Lori Bechtel, Chancellor of PSU-Altoona and LHU graduate - February 20, 2008