“Binders Full of Women: Examining Gender on Campus and Beyond” on Fri., March 22

The Women and Gender Studies Program will host a symposium titled “Binders Full of Women: Examining Gender on Campus and Beyond” in honor of Women’s History Month on Fri., March 22. The symposium will be held in the Student Lounge, located in the Warde Academic Center at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Following a presidential campaign season where the phrase “binders full of women” prompted a revival of the debate about women’s position in our society, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at SXU invites the community to reflect on gender issues on campus and beyond during a full-day informal conference featuring SXU students, faculty, and staff. This event, which is free and open to the public, features a variety of educational panels and roundtable discussions about the role of women and gender in the education system and the professional world.

The schedule of events includes:

  • Welcome and Coffee, 8:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Panel I – “Women in the Classroom: History and Philosophy of American Education” with Prof. David Hibbs (Education), 9 to 9:50 a.m.
  • Panel II – “The Clashing of the Titans: Perception, Narcissism, and Self-esteem” with Prof. Michael Bathgate (Religious Studies), Prof. Troy Martin (Religious Studies) and Prof. Josephine Ebomoyi (Biology), 10 to 10:50 a.m.
  • Round Table I – “Gender Disparity in Academic and Professional Fields” with Prof. Bindhu Varughese (Chemistry), Prof. Liane Cochran-Stafira (Biology), and students Jackie Sarna (Chemistry), Leanne Fischler (Biology), and Ewa Lindgren (Math), 11 to 11:50 a.m.
  • “Brown-Bag Lunch: Women in Politics” with former 19th Ward Chicago Alderman and SXU Senior Fellow Virginia Rugai, noon to 12:50 p.m.
  • Panel III – “Trailblazers and Intellectual Leaders” with Information Technology Director Rola Othman and Associate Director of Corporate, Government, and Foundation Relations Ruth Hansen, 1 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Round Table II – “Gender Disparity in Academic and Professional Fields” with Prof. Larry Meneghini (Nursing), Prof. Peter Hilton (Education), and student Annalisa Guerrero (Communication Sciences and Disorders), 2 to 2:50 p.m.
  • Panel IV – “Her-story Throughout the Ages” with Prof. Peter Kirstein (History and Political Science), Executive Director for Media Relations Karla Thomas, and Prof. Joanna Nemeh (Religious Studies), 3 to 3:50 p.m.
  • Wrap-up and Reception, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Women and Gender Studies Program at (773) 298-3550 or wgst@sxu.edu.