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Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month
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From a press release:

The College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas is hosting three special presentations in honor of National Women’s History Month in March.

The Women’s Issues Forum on Thursday, March 23 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Huntzinger Room 218 will focus on issues involving gender and the role of women in the 21st century. Guest speakers include Marnie Hiester, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Psychology; Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D., professor of English; Jennifer M. Black, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and government; and Amanda Caleb, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of the Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts program.

Members of the community and students can participate in a Women’s History Month poetry reading on Friday, March 24 in the Henry Student Lounge from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Guests can read poems by their favorite female authors and also find compositions in available texts at the program.

On Thursday, March 28, Dr. Caleb will make the presentation “Imbecile in Mind, Habits, and Pursuits: The Gyno-Neuro Control of Women in the 19th Century” at 7 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. In the presentation, Dr. Caleb will discuss gynecology and neuroscience in the 19th century and its relationship to the women’s movement and the push for women’s education.

For more information about Misericordia, call 570-674-6400 or visit

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 43 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats. Misericordia ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2017 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.