Celebrating 125 Years of Women at Dickinson: A Legacy of Success
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
March 8 and 9, 2010
Schedule of Events
Monday, March 8:
5:00 p.m. International Women’s Day Reception
Welcome by President William G. Durden ’71
The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues
28 North College Street
5:30 p.m. International Women’s Day Dinner, The Clarke Forum
7:00 p.m. International Women’s Day Panel Discussion Featuring Muska Assad of The Initiative to Educate Afghan Women
Stern Center for Global Education, Great Room
8:30 a.m. Women’s Center Open House, Dickinson College Women’s Center
Landis House, 101 South College Street, (Corner of Pomfret and College)
9:30 a.m. Welcome, Susannah Bartlow, Women’s Center Director
Alumnae Panel Discussion and Q&A: “Women in Leadership Roles”
Rhonda Weiner Ebert '76 , Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Kellie Newton '81, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Hon. Sylvia Rambo '58, Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Linda Goodridge Steckley '63 , Senior Director, Educational Opportunities at The Brookings Institution
Social Hall West,Holland Union Building
11:30 a.m. Dickinson Women Today Luncheon
Student Leaders Panel
Introductions by Jennifer Ward Reynolds ’77, Chair, Dickinson College Board of Trustees
Social Hall East, Holland Union Building
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A: “Women in Science”
Mary Rose Cassa ’76 Senior Engineering Geologist, San Francisco Bay Water Quality Control Board
Kristina Cole ’92, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Barbara Stauch Slusher ’86, Ph.D., M.B.A.,
Chief Scientific Officer, Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute NeuroTranslational Program
Marjorie Speers ’78, PhD, President and CEO, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc.
Stafford Lecture Room/ Stuart 1104,Rector Science Complex
3:30 p.m. Reception and Unveiling of the Zatae Longsdorff Plaque
Atrium, Rector Science Complex
About the EventOn September 10, 1884, Zatae Longsdorff, Elizabeth Bender and Hildegarde Longsdorff signed the student matriculation book at Dickinson at Dickinson College. 125 years later, Dickinson celebrates the legacy of success that these scholars, and the women who followed, have given the college and the world.
This conference is one event in 2009-2010 that marks this important anniversary. The yearlong celebration calendar finds its roots in 2008, when the Archives staff and feminist student leaders offered a Hands-on History program featuring artifacts, images, scrapbooks, and documents related to women at Dickinson. These community members recognized that the fall of 2009 would mark the 125th anniversary of the enrollment of the first female students at Dickinson.
With support from the newly established Women’s Center (an office of Student Development) and other college partners, this realization grew into a yearlong commemoration calendar to celebrate achievements, raise silenced voices, and develop the future of Dickinson women. The Archives now hosts “Hurrah for Coeducation,” an exhibit that has expanded upon the possibilities of the original interactive display.
At every turn, we continue to learn more about the remarkable history and possibility shaped by and for Dickinson women. We are delighted you have chosen to join us and share in Dickinson’s legacy of success.