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Provost to teach women's leadership course
Campus community invited to attend guest presentations

ATHENS, Ohio (March 7, 2007) -- Provost Kathy Krendl wants women on campus to understand the opportunities that are within their reach -- so much so that she's teaching a course spring quarter that will help them do just that.

"This teaching opportunity allows me to address a topic of great importance to our students and to our institution, as well as to help students develop their own leadership potential," Krendl noted. "It is very valuable that leaders of the university work with students to enhance learning and understanding."

Emerging Women Leaders is a two-hour course that will include investigation, discussion and application of concepts and topics associated with women in leadership roles and positions. Also known as TCOM 486, the course will be held from 7:10 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

The first hour each week will include investigation and discussion of topics such as traditional and nontraditional career paths. The second hour will involve presentations by notable women in leadership, including successful alums and local and regional leaders. The presentations by invited speakers will be held in the Scripps Hall Anderson Auditorium and will be open to the campus and community members. 

Spots still remain in the course, which is open to freshmen and sophomores, with permission a prerequisite. Students will research the background of presenters, submit journal entries in response to speakers and readings, and complete an applied project in leadership.

"We want to equip our students with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience that will allow them to break new ground in their careers," Krendl said.

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Media Contacts: Graduate Student Senate Women's Affairs Commissioner Brittany Buxton, bb172402@ohio.edu, or Associate Provost for Program Implementation Charlene Smith, (740) 593-2742 or smithc1@ohio.edu

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