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Ohio University emeriti women to provide recollections

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2004) -- A panel of Ohio University emerita professors will speak on "Ohio University Women's Recollections" on Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. The panel, a program for Women's History Month, will be held in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319).

The panelists on the program are Gladys Bailin-Stern, Catherine Brown, Margaret "Peg" Cohn and Lynn Simon. Bailin-Stern is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Dance. Cohn retired from the position of Dean of the Honors Tutorial College. Simon and Brown were on the faculty of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences and coached women's athletic teams. The panelists will discuss the climate for and contributions by women to Ohio University by reflecting on their own experiences in leadership positions.

"All of the panelists were contributors to the book, 'Ohio University Recollections for the Bicentennial Anniversary, 1804-2004,' published by the Ohio University Emeriti Association for the university's bicentennial," states Brown, program committee chair for the Friends. "The panelists will talk during the program about other things they remember."

The sponsor for the panel program is the Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of the Emeriti Association's book, "Ohio University Recollections," will be available for sale at the program.

The Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University were established in 1979 to support the Libraries. The organization is observing its silver anniversary year in 2004.

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Media Contact: Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University Executive Secretary George W. Bain, (740) 593-2713 or bain@ohio.edu

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