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Gender Studies Symposium

April 15, 1985

Undergraduate Campus

This symposium is dedicated to Michelle Rosaldo, anthropologist, who died tragically in the Phillippines in the autumn of 1981. Ms. Rosaldo was a Visiting Scholar in a 1981 summer faculty seminar on Women’s Studies at Lewis & Clark College.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

Dinner hosted by the Lewis & Clark Women’s Information Network, 6:00 p.m., Tamarack Lounge.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

PANEL 1: WOMEN AND RELIGION
10:00 a.m. - 12:00, Rare Book Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
Sarah Jane Peterson, student, L&C, “Symbolism and Imagery of God/dess: Changing Women’s Identity”
Deborah Budner, student, Oberlin College, “‘You Want to Do What?’: The Changing Ritual as Exemplified in the Creation of A Women’s Haggadah
Frida Kerner Furman, Lecturer in Religious Studies, L&C, “Recovering Women’s Experience in the Jewish Tradition”
Moderator: Tom Collins, student, L&C

PANEL 2: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Rare Book Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
Debbe Hamber, student, L&C, “Geraldine Ferarro: An Historic Campaign”
Doug Johns, student, L&C, “NOW: Any Place for Men?”
Moderator: Greg Hamilton, student, L&C

PANEL 3: WORKING WOMEN
1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Rare Book Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
Katherine Helms Cummings, student, Oregon State University,”Help Wanted Female: A Study of Women in the Workforce, 1920-1935”
F. Michael Kauffman, Business faculty, Linn-Benton Community College, “Gender Role Model Stereotyping Remains in Management and Supervisory Training Films and Texts”
Moderator: Nadine Roland, student, L&C

PRESENTATION WITH SLIDES: WOMEN AND ART
3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Tomlinson Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
Stewart Buettner, Associate Professor and Chair, Art Department, L&C, “Mother and Child: A Study of Psychological Distance in the First True Feminist Subject in the European Tradition of Painting”
Moderator: Kathleen McLaughlin, Associate professor of Religious Studies, L&C

DOCUMENTARY FILM AND COMMENTARY: WOMEN OF STEEL WITH LINNY STOVALL
4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Tomlinson Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
This film documents the experience of women in the steel mills of Western Pennsylvania’s Mongahela Valley in the 1970’s. Comment provided by Linny Stovall, currently director of the N.W. Media Center, Portland, Oregon. Stovall worked for six years in the Duquesne Works of U.S. Steel and was co-founder of the Mon Valley Unemployed Committee.
Moderator: Jim Wallace, Professor of Education and Director of the Teacher Education Program, L&C

LECTURE
8:00 p.m., Council Chamber, Templeton College Center
Marian A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Boston University “Science and the Shaping of Gender Roles/Gender Roles and the Shaping of Science”
Moderators: Jean Ward, Professor of Communications and Assistant Dean of the Faculty, L&C, and Jennifer Young, student, L&C
Reception following in Templeton College Center sponsored by the L&C Men’s Feminist Group

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

PANEL 4: EDUCATION POLICY AND GENDER ISSUES
8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Thaver Rooms of Templeton College Center
Patricia Schmuck, Associate Professor of the Educational Administration Program, L&C, and
Mary Kay Tetreault, Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Professional Studies, L&C, “Equity as an Elective: An Analysis of Selected Educational Reform Reports and Issues of Gender”
Helen R. Wheeler,
Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, and founder of Womanhood Media, “Education of Japanese Females: ‘Women’s Studies’ and Feminism Today”
Moderator: Jean Hannum, student, L&C

PANEL 5: SEX BIAS IN EDUCATION
9:30-11:00 a.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Students from the class in “Sex Bias in Education: Females as Students and Teachers in Western World Countries”
Moderator: Meg O’Hara, Dean of Students, L&C

PANEL 6: GENDER AND RELATIONSHIPS
11:00 - 12:30 p.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Sarah L. Reynolds, student, L&C, “Gender Differences in the Meaning of Commitment”
Mike Lutz, student, L&C, “Strategy Behavior in Romantic Relationships” Wendy Wells Hall, student, L&C, “Gender Differences in Emblematic Usage”
Daena Goldsmith, student, L&C, “Autonomy and Affiliation in Romantic Relationships”
Moderator: Dick Adams, Associate Professor of Sociology, L&C

PANEL 7: WOMEN IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Janelle Schmidt, student L&C, “Women in Development”
Rosemary Kuhn, student, L&C, “Women in Kenya”
Gracia Clark, Seattle, Washington, U.N. Voluntary Fund for the Decade for Women, “‘Onions Are My Husband’: Autonomy and Responsibility as Choices for Asante Market Women in Kumasi Central Market”
Kim Riley, student, L&C, “The Dominating Roles of Maori, Aboriginal, and American Indian Women: A Comparative Study”
Moderator: Collette Young, student, L&C

PANEL 8: CHILDBIRTH AND MOTHERHOOD IN LITERATURE
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms, Templeton College Center
Loralee MacPike, Acting Dean, School of Humanities, California State University, Northridge, “The Medicalization of Childbirth and the Nineteenth-Century Novel”
Katrina Reed, student, L&C, “Questioning the Joys of Motherhood”
Moderator: Chris Chopyak, student, L&C

PANEL 9: INTEGRATING WOMEN’S STUDIES AT HERITAGE COLLEGE: CONCERN FOR MINORITIES AND OLDER WOMEN STUDENTS
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms, Templeton College Center
Rose Arthur, Mary Carmen Cruz, and Diana Fairbanks, Heritage College, Toppenish, Washington
Moderator: Susan Kirschner, Lecturer in English, L&C

PANEL 10: SCIENCE ANXIETY AND COMPETENCE
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms, Templeton College Center
Sharon Smock-Hoffman, Co-Director, Women’s Center, Utah State University, “Science Anxiety in Women and Ethnic Minorities”
Diana Fairbanks, Director of Media Resources, Heritage College, “Women’s Performance in Accounting Computer Application Learning”
Kay Sweetland Bower, Director, Women’s Center, Oregon State University, “Programs for Women in Science”
Kareen Sturgeon, Assistant Professor of Biology, Linfield College, “Opportunities for Women in Science”
Moderator: Glenn Meyer, Associate Professor of Psychology, L&C

LECTURE
5:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Templeton College Center
Nancy L. Goddard, Associate Professor of Biology, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, “A Feminist Approach to Pedagogy in Science: The Hampshire College Experience”
Moderator: Janis Lochner, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, L&C
Reception following in Templeton College Center sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Women’s Issues Group, Gina Bonner, Convener

DRAMATIC PRODUCTION: PRODIGAL DAUGHTERS BY DOROTHY VELASCO
8:00 p.m., Fig - Acres Theatre, performed by Jane Van Boskirk and Mark Nelson
A dramatic production featuring the lives of five immigrant women: Marie Jakobson Bodtker; Mother Francesca Cabrini; Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones); Helen Modjeskai; and Goldy Goldstein.
Sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Committee for the Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

PANEL 11: “SILLY WOMEN NOVELISTS”: WOMEN’S WRITING AND THE LITERARY CANON 1100-1800” 8:30 -10:00 a.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Students from the class in “First Women Writers”
Carl T. Guess, s tudent, L&C, “A Hunting We Will Go: The Pursuit and Discussion of Male Sexuality in the Lais of Marie de France”
Julie Silas, student, L&C, “‘This Creature’ in Relation to Man: The Self of Margery Kemp”
Christine Chopyak, student, L&C, “Sexual Economics in Two Plays by Aphra Behn and Susannah Centliure”
Respondents: Elizabeth Towill and Dina Rozelle, students, L&C
Moderator: Jack Hart, Associate Professor and Chair, English Department, L&C

PANEL 12: FEMINIST THEORY, LANGUAGE AND TEXTS
10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Juliet Cole, graduate student, University of Washington, “Woman, Science and Tests”
Mika Ono, student, Reed College, “Cixous’s Ecriture Feminine: Feminine or Feminist”
Katy Lloyd, student, L&C, “Children’s Matching Patterns Between Degrees of Masculine Generic Language and Degrees of Masculine Imagery”
Moderator: Kim Barta, student, L&C

PANEL 13: WOMEN AND LITERATURE
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms, Templeton College Center
Carolyn Woodward, Instructor of Women’s Studies, University of Washington, “Sarah Fielding and Her Community of Critics: Woman as Writer and Reader in Eighteenth-Century England”
Susan Hallgarth, Professor of English and Assistant to the Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, New York, “Willa Cather and the Female Principle”
Teresa Herlinger, student, L&C, “Carson McCullers: A Two-Fold Quest for Identity”
Moderator: Dorothy Berkson, Assistant Professor of English, L&C

PANEL 14: GRASS SKIRTS AND LOIN CLOTHS: ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE
1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Joan Carlton, student, L&C, “The Maternal and Child Health Care System in Micronesia” ’
Mary Brunette, student, L&C, “Family Planning and Fertility Control in Micronesia”
Kim M. Hevdon, student, L&C, “Aboriginal Health Today”
Stacy R. Chamberlain, student, L&C, “A Cross-Cultural Study of Attitudes Toward Menstruation and Self-Esteem”
Moderator: Dell Smith, Associate Professor of H&PE, L&C

PANEL 15: LIFE HISTORY
2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Gabrielle Brewer, student, L&C, “Mary Astell and Mary Wollstonecraft: The Emergence of Educational Feminism in England”
Karin Deck, student, L&C, “Emmy Noether: An Innovator of Modern Algebra”
Kim Swanson, student, L&C, “Eva Emery Dye and the Romance of Oregon History”
Elaine Childs, L&C staff, “Ways of Seeing Mary Baker Eddy: Vilifying, Mythologizing, Apologizing”
Moderator: Grey Osterud, Assistant Professor of History, L&C

PRESENTATION WITH SLIDES
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Tomlinson Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
Polly Welts Kaufman, Coordinator of the Library Program, Boston Public Schools, Boston, Massachusetts, and author of Women Teachers on the Frontier, Yale University Press, 1983, “Women Teachers on the Frontier”
Moderator: Stephen D. Beckham, Professor of History, L&C

DINNER FOR SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS
6:00 p.m., Stamm Dining Room, Templeton College Center

LECTURE
8:00 p.m., Council Chamber of Templeton College Center
Marian A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Boston University, “Women and Science: Expanding our horizons”
Moderator: Julie Silas, student, L&C

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

PANEL 16: WOMEN AS PHYSICIANS AND CLIENTS
8:30 - 10:00 a.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Sally Markowitz, Professor of Philosophy, Willamette University, “Abortion and Feminism”
Suresht Bald, Professor of Political Science, Willamette University, “Integrating Women in U.S. Funded Activities: A Case Study of Rural Public Health Care in India”
Dorinda Welle, student, L&C, “Woman, Heal Thyself: Woman’s Struggles Toward Healing”
Maureen McGuire, Assistant Professor, the Oregon Helath Sciences University, “The Woman Physician’s Credibility: Problems and Strategems”
Moderator: Steve Seavey, Associate Professor and Chair, Biology Department, L&C

PRESENTATION WITH SLIDES
10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Tomlinson Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
Sponsored by Women in Math and Science Group
Ruth Rebekka Struik, Professor of Mathematics, The University of Colorado, Boulder, “Women Mathematicians”
Moderator: Robyn Davis, student, L&C

PANEL 17: CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVES
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms, Templeton College Center
Loralee MacPike, Acting Dean, School of Humanities, California State University, Northridge
Virginia Grant Darney, Director, The Evergreen State College-Vancouver
Betty Schmitz, Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences, Montana State University, and Co-Director of the Western States Project on Women in the Curriculum
Marian A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Former Director Women’s Studies Program, Boston University
Carole Brown, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Liberal Studies, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Moderator: Jean M. Ward, Assistant Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Communications

PANEL 18: CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: CLASSROOM PERSPECTIVES
1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Stephen F. Wolfe, Assistant Professor of English, Linfield College, “Collaboration in the Classroom: Feminism and the Teaching of Writing”
Madonne M. Miner, Assistant Professor of English, University of Wyoming, “‘Another Woman’s Play? Doesn’t That Make Like Number Six?’”
Robyn Weigman, graduate student, University of Washington, “The Whiteness of Whiteness: Breaking the Taboo–The Study of Black Literature and White Feminism”
Moderator: Steve Knox, Professor of English, L&C

LECTURE
2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Thayer Rooms of Templeton College Center
Sheila Tobias, author of overcoming Math Anxiety, “The Politics of Teaching Difficult Subjects”
Moderator: William Rottschaefer, Associate Professor and Chair Philosophy Department, L&C

WORKSHOP: MATH AVOIDANCE
4:15 - 5:45 p.m., Tomlinson Room, Aubrey Watzek Library
Madeline Moore, Director of NW EQUALS, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Northwest EQUALS is one of six sites established by EQUALS, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, through a Carnegie Foundation grant. The goal of EQUALS is to help teachers promote math and science among female and minority students. The workshop will emphasize a hands-on approach to mathematics and will call for participation by those attending. The workshop will include Startling Statements regarding math and science as prerequisites for careers; Spatial Visualization Activities; Cooperative Logic and Problem Solving; and a Family Math film.
Moderator: Annis Bleeke, Acting Director, Math Skills Center, L&C

LECTURE
8:00 p.m, Council Chamber of Templeton College Center
Sheila Tobias, author of Overcoming Math Anxiety, “Women and Math: Phase III”
Moderators: Roger Nelsen, Professor and Chair, Mathematics Department, L&C, and Justine Miani, student, L&C
Reception following in Templeton College Center sponsored by the Symposium Committee

CHILD CARE will be provided for children 6 months to 12 years of age during the following hours: Tuesday through Friday, April 16-19, 3:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Reservations are necessary for child care. Call the Templeton College Center Information Desk, 244-6161, ext. 576, for childcare reservations.

ALL SYMPOSIUM EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Donations will be accepted and appreciated for the Fifteenth Anniversary Year of the Feminist Press, New York.

For additional information contact:
Jean M. Ward
Assistant Dean of the Faculty
Office of the Dean of the Faculty
Lewis and Clark College
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 244-6161, ext. 350

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