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Speaker to Address Struggle for Women's Rights

Posted: March 17, 2011

3/17/2011 In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Wilson College Women’s Studies Program and the Hankey Center are co-sponsoring “Left Out of the Club: The Ongoing Struggle for Equal Rights for Women” on Monday, March 28.
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DATE: March 17, 2011
CONTACT: Amy Ensley, Director of the Hankey Center for the Education and Advancement of Women
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3279
Email: amy.ensley@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, PA – In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Wilson College Women’s Studies Program and the Hankey Center are co-sponsoring “Left Out of the Club: The Ongoing Struggle for Equal Rights for Women” on Monday, March 28.

The talk will be delivered by Dr. Sara Grove, a professor and chair of Shippensburg University’s Department of Political Science. Grove also is president of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Women’s Consortium, which promotes the interests of women faculty, staff and students at the 14 PASSHE campuses.

The program, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Warfield Hall’s Allen Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Grove’s lecture will focus on women’s struggle for equal rights in two areas – employment and education. She will use examples from the United States, as well as other nations, to show the broad reach of these issues.

Grove is interim chair of SU’s Department of Criminal Justice and has also served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. From January 2006 to June 2007, she was the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair in Politics at Chatham University, an undergraduate women’s college located in Pittsburgh.

Grove has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Penn State University, a master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the University of North Carolina and a juris doctor degree from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law.

For more information, contact Amy Ensley at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3279, or amy.ensley@wilson.edu.

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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

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