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Gender Studies Symposium

April 02, 1984

Undergraduate Campus

Monday, April 2

PANEL 1: Women and Cultural Issues
9-10:30 a.m., Thayer Rooms.
Paul Cheek, student. “Common Ground or Gender Differences in Feminist Issues”.
Susan Alexander, student. “The Invisible Veterans: Nurses in the Vietnam War”.
Margot Carter, student. “Unprepared for War: Women Vietnam Veterans”.
Dinah Dodds, professor. “Prostitution and Poverty in Thailand: Is There a Solution?”
Carolyn Kato, student. “The Japanese­American Woman: A Personal Perspective”.

PANEL 2: Women In Other Times
10:30 a.m.-noon, Thayer Rooms.
Cathy Girardeau, student. “Working Women in the Middle Ages”.
Indi Finch, student. “Women Waiting: Portray­als of Women in Fairy Tales”.
Patricia Moore, student. “Women and Religion: Pioneers of the Nineteenth Century”.
Pietro Ferrua, professor. “Women Characters and Authors in French Literature”.

PANEL 3: Women In Contemporary Society
1:30-3 p.m., Thayer Rooms.
Sandy Stonebrink, student. “A Study of Women’s Work and Family Responsibilities”.
Elizabeth Bruce, bibliographic control librarian. “Comparable Worth: A Case Study”.
Patricia Schmuck, professor. “Networking: A New Word, A New Game”.
Pam Christenson, professor, Tony Evans, professor, Jane Barga, student. “Coronary Risk Factors and Their Implications for the Health of Women”.

3:30-5 p.m., Council Chamber.
Ines Talamantez, professor, Religious Studies and Chicano Studies Departments, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Native American Religious Traditions: Female Initiation and the World of Spiritual and Cultural Values”.

DRAMATIC READING: Perspectives on Our Past: Women In the Era of Pioneer Settlement
8 pm., Stamm.
Jane Van Boskirk. “The Northwest Woman”.

Tuesday, April 3

PANEL 4: Women and Issues of Education
9-10:30 a.m., Thayer Rooms.
Jim Wallace, professor: “The Feminization of Teaching-A Case Study: Massachusetts, 1840-1860”.
Anita McClain, professor. “Sex Roles in Literature: Sixth Graders’ Expectations and Responses to Literature”.
Dorothy Berkson, professor, and Steve Knox, professor. “Reteaching American Literature”.

PANEL 5: Women and Literature
10:30 a.m.-noon, Thayer Rooms.
Gabrielle Brewer, student. “Women Being Womenbeings”.
Carl Guess, student. “Mimicry and Mockery: The Relationship Between Industry and Upper Class Marriage in Hard Times”.
Kali Kraus, student. “Power Not Pathos: Two Women of Genius: Margaret Fuller and Emily Dickinson”.
Barbara Seidman, professor, Linfield College. “Flannery O’Connor’s Influence on Alice Walker”.

PANEL 6: Women and the Overland Emigration to the Northwest
1:30-3 p.m., Thayer Rooms.
Susan Mathews, professor, Eastern Montana State College. “Love and Sacrifice in Dorothy Johnson’s 19th Century West”.
Karen Blair, professor, University of Washington. “Women’s Musical Societies in Seattle, Portland, Bellingham, Everett, and Tacoma”.

LECTURE: Perspectives on Our Past:Women In the Era of Pioneer Settlement
3:30-4:30 p.m., Chapel.
Sandra Myres, professor, University of Texas at Arlington. “Westering Women: Myth and Reality”.

8-9:30 p.m., Chapel.
Julie Roy Jeffrey, professor, Goucher College. “Women and the Wilderness”.
Lillian Schlissel, professor, Brooklyn College. “Women on the Overland Trail: A Restless People”.

Wednesday, April 4

PANEL 7: Westering Women and the Family
10:30 a.m.-noon, Thayer Rooms.
William Willingham, professor. “Women and the Family in an Eastern Oregon Farm Community, 1875-1900”.
Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, Montana. “Women in Waiting: The Coping of the Widows in the Winning of the West”.

PANEL 8: Abigail Scott Duniway
1-1:45 p.m.,Tomlinson Room.
Kay Bower, director, Oregon State University Women’s Center. Slide presentation.

2-3 p.m., Thayer Rooms.
Ruth Barnes Moynihan, professor, and Jean Ward, professor. “Abigail Scott Duniway: Pioneer Woman and Suffrage Leader”.

PANEL 9: Women’s Studies Programs, Past, Present, and Future: A Critique
3:30-5 p.m., Council Chamber.
Nancy Porter, professor, English Department, Portland State University.
Leslie Rado, professor, American Studies and Women’s Studies Departments, Yale University.
Betty Schmitz, assistant dean of faculty, Montana State University.
Ines Uamantez, professor, Religious Studies and Chicano Studies Departments, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jean Ward, professor, Communications Department, Lewis & Clark College.

READING: Perspectives on Our Past: Women in the Era of Pioneer Settlement
8 p.m., Chapel.
Shannon Applegate. “The Applegate Family”.