NAWCHE to Hold Conference

NAWCHE to Hold Conference

Some 200 female educators, administrators and students from Catholic colleges and universities across the country will discuss the state of women's studies when the National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education holds its fifth biennial conference at Boston College on June 30 and July 1. The conference, titled "Making Connections V: Women and Women's Studies in the New Millennium: Forging New Models for Leadership and Social Change in Catholic Higher Education," will feature panel discussions, workshops, paper presentations, as well as a resource room and opportunities for networking.

Participants also will look at preliminary results of a survey assessing the funding, quality and support of 60 collegiate women's studies programs.

"The conference is a way in which those involved in Catholic higher education can listen to women's concerns and hopes for the new millennium," said Prof. Sharlene Hesse-Biber (Sociology), founder and executive director of NAWCHE.

Other highlights of the conference will include talks by author Patricia Hill Collins, the Charles Phelps Taft Professor at the University of Cincinnati, and feminist theologian Mary E. Hunt, co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual.

-Kathleen Sullivan


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