Hollins University Names Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., as the New President

Post date: 2/13/2020

Hollins University has announced that Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D.,  president of the College of Saint Benedict (Saint Ben’s) in St. Joseph, Minnesota, will become the school’s next president. She officially takes office on August 1.

College of Saint Mary Announces Plans for Multi-Million Dollar Wellness & Athletic Center

Post date: 2/13/2020

College of Saint Mary (CSM) has approved the construction of its new state-of-the-art $18 million athletic facility, which will provide its students and the greater Omaha area with a place for women to excel and grow through athletics. Attached to the Lied Fitness Center, CSM’s Wellness & Athletic Center (WAC) will dramatically expand access to year-round training, recreation and performance spaces for students, athletes, and the surrounding community.

Kimberly Allen Named New Vice President for Academic Affairs at College of Saint Mary

Post date: 2/13/2020

College of Saint Mary President Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, is pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Allen has been named the University’s new vice president for academic affairs. She began her duties on January 20.

As vice president for academic affairs, Allen will serve as the chief academic officer for CSM and be responsible for all educational activities in the undergraduate and graduate academic programs. She will also direct faculty in planning, evaluating and revising curriculum.

Alverno College Appoints Joseph Foy as New Vice President of Academic Affairs

Post date: 2/13/2020

President Andrea Lee, IHM, has appointed Joseph Foy, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. Foy, who is currently dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis., begins his appointment April 15.

Public Broadcasting Executive to Lead Women’s Leadership Institute at Texas Woman’s University

Post date: 2/4/2020

An award-winning broadcasting executive with a history of forging strong partnerships among businesses, institutions, foundations and public-service entities has been tapped to lead the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University.

Sweet Briar College and American Farmland Trust Partner to Support the Future of Women in Agriculture

Post date: 1/31/2020

Sweet Briar College and American Farmland Trust have agreed to collaborate on a number of programming initiatives that will support the future of women in agriculture, natural resource management and conservation.

Beginning with the 2020 - 2021 school year, plans include a conference on agriculture in Virginia, AFT leaders speaking at the College, internship opportunities at AFT, the College hosting an AFT Women for the Land Learning Circle for the Mid-Atlantic region and future opportunities to partner on scientific and social science research.

Agnes Scott College Offers New Master of Science Degree in Data Analysis and Communication Beginning Fall 2020

Post date: 1/30/2020

Agnes Scott College is expanding its graduate degree offerings to include a Master of Science degree in data analysis and communication beginning in fall 2020.

The new program expands on the graduate degree programs and certificates offered at the college and meets a growing need among data scientists. Students enrolling in this program will take courses that explore topics in ethical use of technology and data, data analysis, and principles of data visualization, among others, and will be able to tailor their degree to their interests through select elective courses.

Meredith College Celebrates a Symposium to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Post date: 1/28/2020

Meredith College is pleased to announce Snapshot 20/20, a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The event will kick off with a keynote address on April 2, 2020 and offer concurrent panels and a range of activities with community partners through April 5, 2020. 

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote at Wesleyan College

Post date: 1/28/2020

As the centenary of women’s suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) will launch a six-month commemorative initiative, Determined to Rise: Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights, at Wesleyan College, Thursday, January 30, 2020. Each event in the series will feature scholarly panels, public events, and lively discussions on women’s history topics from the early 1830s when African-American women abolitionist groups organized to fight for freedom, personhood, and women’s rights, to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

Simmons University to Host ‘Gwen Ifill USPS Stamp Celebration: Honor and Action’ Event on Campus

Post date: 1/24/2020

Simmons University will honor the late journalist Gwen Ifill, one of the institution’s most distinguished alumnae, with a “Gwen Ifill USPS Stamp Celebration: Honor and Action” event on February 4, 2020.

During the event, there will be an unveiling of the new 43rd postage stamp in the Black Heritage Series for the Simmons community, which features the trailblazing journalist. Attendees will also have the opportunity to honor Ifill’s legacy by participating in a “Reasons to Write” session, where they can write messages to friends, mentors, alumnae, civic leaders, and members of the community using the new Gwen Ifill Forever Stamps.