Theme: "GAUDY NIGHT: CELEBRATING WOMEN'S COLLEGES"
When: 12-13 November 1999
Where: Wilson College, Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201
Keynote Speaker will be M. Elizabeth Tidball, co-author of Taking Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority, ACE/Oryx Press 1999.
Below you will find the tentative program for the conference, Gaudy Night, celebrating women's colleges. Following the program is a registration form which you may print out or you can find the registration form and other information about the conference at our website: go to HTTP:// www.wilson.edu and click on the icon "Events". We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a lively and engaging conference!
If you have further questions about the conference or wish to register please contact Kay Ackerman, Associate Professor of History, Wilson College. E-mail: email@example.com or call (717) 264-4141x3316.
For those of you who are wondering about the apellation "Gaudy Night", it is taken from the novel of the same name by Dorothy L. Sayers, famed British scholar, writer and creator of the brilliant detective Lord Peter Wimsey. Gaudy Night is a tribute to women's colleges and is set on the Oxford campus of the fictitious Shrewsbury College for women. The central character is Harriet Vane, author of detective novels and a Shrewsbury graduate who has returned to the college to help her former teachers solve a mystery - that of an anonymous "poison pen" who hates educated women and seems intent on wrecking the College's reputation. While at the college, Harriet encounters the portrait of Mary, the Elizabethan countess of Shrewsbury, in whose honor the college was named. Harriet recalls that: "Bess of Hardwick's daughter had been a great intellectual, indeed, but something of a holy terror; uncontrollable by her menfolk, undaunted by the Tower, contemptuously silent before the Privy Council, an obstinate recusant, a staunch friend and implacable enemy and a lady with a turn for invective remarkable even in an age when few mouths suffered from mealiness. She seemed, in fact, to be the epitome of every alarming quality which a learned woman is popularly credited with developing."
Gaudy Night:Celebrating Women's Colleges
Program Draft- Concurrent Sessions
Session A Friday 8:30-9:45am
A-1 Multicultural Education in the Context of a Small College
Co-Chairs: Pilar Greenwood and Catherine Burroughs Presenters: Pilar Greenwood (Spanish), Catherine Burroughs (English), Leslie Miller-Bernal (Sociology), Susan Sandman (Music) and possibly others.
A-2 Popular Movements for Women's Education: Opening Doors in the Southern States
Discussant/Presider: Kay Ackerman, Wilson College
A. "The Reality of Liberal Arts Education from the Rhetoric of Industrial Arts: The Story of Georgia Normal and Industrial College, the First State-Supported Female College in Georgia", Robin O. Harris, Georgia College and State University.
B. "What Will She Be With It?: Reconstructing African-American Women's
Higher Education in the Post-World War I Era", Martha S. Jones, Columbia University.
A-3 WILL: A Unique Model for Higher Education in the 21st Century
Presenters: Fern O. Mark and Jennifer Schurer, Wellsley College; Holly Blake, University of Richmond An evaluation of the Women Involved in Living and Learning Program at the University of Richmond.
Session B Friday 9:30-10:45am
B-1 (and E-2) Kitchen Fights and Soulful Healing: Missions and Contributions of Sisterhood Organizations to Campus Life
Presenter: Simona J. Hill, Susquehanna University
Discuss long-range goals of women of color student organizations; share challenges that women of color student organizations face on predominantly white campuses; examine an activist and womanist model for student learning.
Friday 11:00-12:15: Keynote Address by Elizabeth Tidball
B-2 Creating Women-Centered Curricula for the 21st Century
A. "Moving Women to the Center: Radical Curriculum Reform and Women's
Leadership for a New Millenium", Edna Mitchell, Mills College
B. "The Future of Women's Education: Empowering Women Through
Information Technology", Madonna Kolbenschlag, Women's International Electronic University (WV)
C. "Preparing the Next Generation: Female Entrepreneurs" Phil Sturm,
Mary Baldwin College
B-3 Roundtable discussion led by Jadwiga Sebrechts of the Women's College Coalition
Session C Friday 2:00-3:15pm
C-1 Feminist Concepts and Practices in Media Studies: Student Projects
Presenters: Nancy Macko, Brie McFarland, Molly Landreth, Scripps College
C-2 When is a College Still a Women's College?
Presider/ Discussant: Gunlog Anderson, Wilson College
A. "Preserving a Women's College Identity Within a University: Douglass
College", Ann K. Stehney, Douglass College, Rutgers University (Associate Dean of the College)
B. "Recruiting for Women's Colleges" Mary Kay Cooper, Seton Hill College
C. Patricia Ortman, Mount Vernon College
C-3 Meet the authors: Jadwiga Sebrechts and Sara Davis, Co-editors of Coming into Her Own: Educational Success of Girls and Women (due out August 1999)
Session D Saturday 9:00-10:15am
D-1 Women in Math and Science
Presider/Discussant: Deborah Austin, Wilson College Presentations:
A. "Plugging the Hole in the Pipeline: Nonconventional Teaching
Strategies as Predictors of College Women's Attitudes and Persistence in
Mathematics", Kerry Strand and M. Elizabeth Mayfield, Hood College
B. "Encouraging the Persistence of Women in Science and Engineering: A
First Year Undergraduate Intervention Program", Marie Siewierski, Cook College (Rutgers University), and Ellen Mappen, Douglass College (Rutgers University)
D-2 A Woman's Perspective: Love, Commitment and Marriage
Presenters: Ellen Marie Keane, Gloria Blanchfield Thomas, Marymount College
Presents content and pedagogy of college course; involving participants
in discussion of the teaching of women at women's colleges
D-3 Forum/Discussion on The Women With Children program at Wilson
Presenters: Kathy Houghton and Mary Taylor, Wilson College
Session E Saturday 10:30-11:45am
E-1 Gender Equity and the Education of Preservice Teachers
Presenters: Joan Michelle Black; Shirley P. Brown, Ellen Silber, The Marymount Institute
E-2 Kitchen Fights and Soulful Healing: Missions and Contributions of Sisterhood Organizations to Campus Life (Repeat of same workshop as B-1)
Presenter: Simona J. Hill, Susquehanna University
E-3 Capturing the History of Women's Colleges Through Film Format: Panel and viewing of videos
A. "'What Every Young Lady Should Know': The Social Construction of
Southern Womanhood at Georgia State Woman's College (1913-1945)", Viki
Soady, Valdosta State University
B. "'Remember the Ladies?': Georgia State Woman's College Goes
(1948-1956)", Jane Elza, Valdosta State University
Session F Saturday 2:30-3:45pm
F-1 Archives and Historical Records: The Shaping of History
Discussant/Presider: Wanda Finney, Wilson College
A. "Women's College Archives and Women's History", Fernanda Perrone, Rutgers University Libraries B. "Newnham College and the Sidgwicks", Sally Bishop Merrill, Gary, Indiana.
F-2 Research on the Women's College Experience: Past and Present
Presider/Discussant: Pat Palmieri, University of Michigan Presentations:
A. "Variations Among Women's Colleges: Degrees of Separatism", Leslie Miller-Bernal, Wells College
B. " Women's Education and Lives: Ewha Woman's University in Seoul 1886-2000", Sung-Sook Lee, University of Sussex (UK)
C. "Making Their Way in the World - but Whose World? Professional
Education at Russell Sage College", Jean Poppei, Russell Sage College
F-3 Using a Collaborative Model to Initiate a Women's Leadership Program
Presenters: Kathleen Buse, Phyllis Carey, Eileen Schwalbach, Mount Mary College
How do leadership programs in women's colleges differ? How do you assess leadership skill? Which teaching methodologies are most appropriate for teaching leadership skills? How do women's colleges develop leadership skills in their faculty, administrators, and staff? How do you work with the community?
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