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Women's Studies Program

Department of Literature and Language

Women on Wednesdays

 
Established by Program Director Dr. Phyllis Thompson in 2012, the Women on Wednesdays lecture series is a way to highlight the academic work of women on campus. Since the series' inception, a wide array of faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students have presented their research—check out the videos below! Be sure to check out the semester schedule (link coming soon) for specific dates. Lectures for Fall 2017 will be held in the Multicultural Center Presentation room in the D.C. Culp Universtiy Center. Please contact  with any questions and for information about disability accommodations. 
 

 
November 1, 2017: Dr. Cerrone Foster
Matters of the Heart: Changes in Cardiovascular Disease Across the Lifespan in Women
 
 

 
 
October 4, 2017: Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
Rethinking Appalachian Regional Health
 

 
 
September 6, 2017: Dr. Bethany Novotny
Mindset Matters!
 

 
 
April 5, 2017: Coach Lindsey Devine
Power of Passion - Pillars of Success
 

 
 
March 29, 2017: Dr. Lorianne Mitchell
Horse Before Carriage? The role of higher education in advancing diversity and inclusion in society.
 

 
 
March 15, 2017: Dr. Martha Copp, Ms. Vickie Powers, Dr. Julie Bernard
Gun Violence and Gun Sense
 

 
 
February 22, 2017: Ms. Pooja Jagadish
Pursuing Professionalism: The Importance of Activities
 
  

 
 
February 1, 2017: Dr. Dottie Greene
Self-Care for Women-Helping Professionals
 

 
 
November 2, 2016: Dr. Judy McCook
Someone you know has been sexually assaulted... How can you help?
 

 
 
September 28, 2016: Opal Clark 
The Process of Queer Directing in Heteronormative Theatrical Spaces
 

 
 
August 28, 2016: Dr. Merry Noel Miller
Finding Your Emotional Balance: A Guide for Women
 

 
 
April 6, 2016: Ruth Taylor Read and Panel
Sexual Assault: Changing Conversations In Our Community and On Our Campus
 

 
 
March 23, 2016: Dr. Stacey Williams
Hot Off The Press! An Update On Campus Climate
 

 
 
March 16, 2016: Dr. Heather Killemeyer
Dada Cabaret: Audience Engagement and Sustainability in the Digital Age

 

 
 
March 2, 2016: Dr. Sun-Joo Oh
Intersection of the East and the West: Survey of the Korean Art Song in the Midst of the Western Influence
 

 
 
February 3, 2016: Shara K. Lange
Documentary Film Engagement
 
 
 
December 2, 2015: Dr. Amber Kinser, Kathryn Duvall, Dr. Kelly Dorgan
'I'd be telling...' : Women's Stories About Well/Illness In Their Communities, Families, and Bodies.
 

 
 
November 4, 2015: Coach Brittney Ezell
Trust the Process: 5 Pillars of Cultural Success
 
 
 

 
 
October 7, 2015: Emma Frederick and Sheri LaDuke
It's Getting Hot In Here: Is Campus Climate Warming Up to LGBT?
 

 
 
September 30, 2015: Kate Emmerich
Exploring Sexual Assault On Campus


 
 
April 1, 2015; Dr. Martha Michieka
Women in Literature: Kenyan Women Writers and Their Dialogues On Issues Affecting African Women
 

 
 
March 18, 2015: Dr. Stephanie Frye
URSA: Music for Tuba by Women Composers
 

 
 
February 11, 2015:  Dr. Megan Quinn
Raising Awareness About Cervical Cancer In Nicaragua: Working with Health Promoters
 

 
 
January 28, 2015;  Donna Noland and Dr. Katie Baker
The Campus Community Interface: Examples from Women's Health
  

 
 
November, 2014:  Dr. Jasmine Renner
Women and Girls Leadership Mentoring: A Fulbright Experience
 

 
 
September 3, 2014: Brandi Teetor
Empowering Women: Up and Coming Technologies
 

 
 
February 5, 2014: Beverly Smith
Women in Astronomy: An Historical Overview
 

 
 
December 4, 2013:  Mina McVeigh
Woman & Alcohol
 

 
 
November 6, 2013: Norma Honaker
Warrior Women: Women's Autobiography in the Eighteenth-Century Nation at War
 

 
 
October 2, 2013: Dr. Dinah Mayo
Politics, Love and Longing: The Political Marriage of Sarah Crowninshield
 

 
 
September 25, 2013: Dr. Hilary Malatino
Intersex 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Intersex But Were Afraid to Ask
 

 
 
April 10, 2013: FMLA
Experiences from the NYFLC
 

 
 
April 3, 2013: Dr. Rebecca Keeler
Discusses her career transition from practicing local government law to becoming an academic in addition to her current areas of research in academia.
 

 
 
March 22, 2013: "WoW Goes Global"
 
 

 
 
March 21, 2012:  Veronica Limeberry
From Academics to Advocacy
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