LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- In honor of Women’s History Month, Lock Haven University will host a series of panel discussions entitled “Women’s Voices, Women’s Visions 2011” The event will take place Monday evening, March 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Bentley 06/07 (lower level). There is no cost for this event and all faculty, staff, students and members of the Lock Haven community are invited to participate. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The evening will begin with a brief keynote talk by Associate Professor of English SueAnn Schatz. Dr. Schatz will provide a historical perspective in her talk on “Angels and Authors: The Ideal Victorian Woman and the Woman Writer.”
The evening will continue with a panel discussion on “Women Leaders,” led by Dr. Patrizia Hoffman, Associate Professor of Communication. Panelists will be Dr. Barbara B. Dixon, President of Lock Haven University, Dr. Deborah Erickson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Linda Koch, Vice President of Student Affairs; and Sharon Taylor, Director of Athletics. After a brief intermission, Dr. Kathleen Allison, Associate Professor of Health Science, will lead a panel of students in a discussion entitled “Women’s Health Issues.”
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the event sponsors: the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, LGBT Issues, and F.A.S.S.T.
The coordinators for “Women’s Voices, Women’s Visions” are Melinda Hodge, Professor of Art; Dr. Jacqueline Whitling, Professor of Chemistry; and Dr. Patrizia Hoffman, Associate Professor of Communication.
Last year’s “Women’s Voices, Women’s Visions” attracted a large audience. All those present were welcome to ask questions and engage in the discussion. The event coordinators are looking forward to another lively and thought-provoking discussion.