Women's Caucus Meeting

Minutes
April 12, 1999

OLD BUSINESS:
Take Your Daughter to Work Day
Thursday, April 22nd. Campus community was sent a schedule and application. Original age limit was changed from 13 to 11 years to draw more girls to our event. Dr. Dunlop will be providing morning snack at 8:00 a.m. where the day will begin in the Ram's Den. Volunteers providing information are: Dr. Deborah Rochefort (science experiment); Rachel Sears (student and president of Environmental Studies Club and acknowledging Earth Day on the 22nd); Marie Carter; Hannah Geffert; Christina Lundberg ("Ideas to Further Your Education"); Judy Kepple; Myra Ault (Education Dept. Nursery School); Donna Printz (Sports Medicine/Sports Fitness); and Betsy Blose (Coaching/Varsity Sports). Monica Lingenfelter and Anna Mary Walsh will accompany the students to each event.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Sally Urban volunteered to be the Women's Caucus representative on the Shepherd College Presidential Commission, whose initiative is to work on diversity, tolerance and climate on our campus.

  • April 13th: Jessica Silva from the Shenandoah Women's Center will speak on "Date Rape" to our students. Program is open to the college community.

  • April 15th: Kate Millett will speak on the "U.S. and Global Feminism" in Reynold's Hall at 8:00 p.m.

  • Aprill 22nd: Take Your Daughter to Work Day

  • April 26th: "Comfortable & Creative Styles for Professional Dress" by Monia Christo, Christo & Christo Associates. 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the Blue-Gray Room, College Center. Sponsored by the Classified Employees Staff Development Committee. RESERVATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED. Contact Johnette Jackson, ext. 5341.

  • May 6th: Working Women seminar at Coolfont in Berkeley Springs, WV. 8:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. "Balancing Professional and Personal" (.5 Continuing Educaiton Units awarded). Among the sponsors are the Community & Technical College at Shepherd and the Small Business Development Center. Contact: Chris Lundberg Ext. 5069

NEW BUSINESS:
Karen Wempe presented information on the National Race for the Cure. This race is in its tenth year nationwide and is to raise awareness of breast cancer. There is both a 5k race and walk. Our interest would be in the walk (one mile).

It was consensus to pursue the possibility of sponsoring a team in the name of Shepherd College. (25 members constitute a team). The team could consist of staff, faculty and students. There is a $20 entry fee per person and pledges are optional for individuals participating in the walk.

Deadline to register the team name is May 14th. Karen Wempe and Sally Urban were willing to serve on a committee to pursue this event. They will present it to the Classified Employees Council on April 13th to gather more support.

OTHER COMMENTS:
The Caucus maintains its concern with retention (in all areas of campus). We continue to stress the need for management training which will help in efficiency, effectiveness, and morale. Anyone who wishes to pursue this train of thought is welcome to attend our next meeting.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 12th at noon in the Cumberland Room.


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