Elmira College Introduces Women’s and Gender Studies Program

October 18 2012
Category: Academics

Elmira College is proud to announce that the Women’s Studies Program at Elmira College is changing its name to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WAGS).

“This name reflects a new sense of mission to better serve our students, while also honoring our historical tradition as a women’s college,” said Dr. Martha Easton, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the College. “As part of our shift, we will begin working more closely with the PRIDE student organization, in much the same way we currently work with the Gender Issues Group.”

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program will also be sponsoring more events and lectures focusing on issues of sexual identity and gender.

Events for the fall term include:

25th Anniversary Edition of Fatal Attraction
October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tripp Lecture Hall to be followed by a discussion hosted by Charlie Mitchell.

Fall Symposium, “No Place for Hate: the Costs of Bullying.”
November 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tripp Lecture Hall. The symposium includes a lecture by Dr. William Pruitt, Criminal Justice Professor, and a student “talk-back” against bullying.

Student-Faculty Reading Group: “Daughters of the North,” by Sarah Hall
All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join us on November 28th to discuss the book. Copies of the book will be available in the library.

If you would like to be on our email list to be notified of WAGS program events, or if you would like to have your name removed from the current email list, please contact Martha Easton. We sponsor between 4-8 events per term. All our events are open to the entire campus community.