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UC to Host "In Celebration Of Women" Luncheon

Dr. Melissa Fierke to Speak on (Role) Modeling

Written By Abby Hansen '13, PR Intern

UC hosts "In Celebration Of Women" luncheon where Dr. Melissa Fierke, assistant professor of SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, will speak on modeling.


Utica, NY (02/22/2013)
- Utica College will kick off “Womyn's Herstory Month 2013” on Tuesday, March 5 with its annual "In Celebration of Women” luncheon. Dr. Melissa Fierke, assistant professor at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, will speak on "Aspiring to be an Intentional Model: Mother, Scientist, Advisor and Teacher."

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Concourse. The public is invited; the cost is $10 per person.

In January 2009, Fierke took part in a panel presentation on the challenges of balancing work and family. The presentation was sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering and the ESF Women’s Caucus. Panel members gave a brief presentation about their research, challenges they have experienced maintaining a work and personal life, and strategies they have used to find balance between them. As the keynote speaker at the luncheon, Fierke will further discuss current challenges for women in the sciences and the importance of women serving as mentors and role models.

To register for the luncheon, contact the Womyn’s Resource Center at (315) 792-3327 or Alane Varga at (315) 792-3100. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Utica College’s Womyn’s Herstory Month activities are sponsored by the Womyn’s Resource Center. In addition to the "In Celebration of Women Luncheon," other events commemorating Womyn’s Herstory Month include:
• February 28: “Rafea/Solar Mama” documentary and discussion
• “Celebrating Women” Essay Contest
• April 5: WRC Awards and Pub Night
• April 6: Women’s Historical Sites Trip
• Mid April: “Stories of Hope” - Gladys Petey and Rahama Wright of Shea Yeleen International

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students  in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 22 master’s and two doctoral degree programs.



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