"Our History is Our Strength"The Seton Hall University Women's Conference was attended by nearly 200 faculty, administrators and students.
Survey Responses and Testimonials
- 93% would highly recommend/recommend the conference to others
- More than two-thirds said they created new relationships at the conference and/or renewed existing relationships
- 81% learned new information about women’s achievements and contributions
"I am immensely impressed with the students' participation and the leadership in organizing the conference.""I'm so glad the conference went well! Everyone really did a fantastic job."
"Congratulations on another successful Women's Conference!"
"The Conference was great! I especially enjoyed the two afternoon sessions I attended."
"It was indeed one of the very best!
The Conference Program
The morning began with a yoga session led by Victoria Eftychiou, APN, adjunct faculty member in the College of Nursing and adult nurse practitioner. University President A. Gabriel Esteban's welcome was followed by Dr. Danke Li's keynote address. Li, an associate professor of history and co-director of the women's studies program at Fairfield University, discussed the role of Chinese women during the resistance war against Japan.
In addition, attendees celebrated Chrysanthy M. Grieco, Ph.D., dean of the University Libraries, who was presented with the Woman of the Year award, and the Women's and Gender Studies annual essay contests winners.
After the brunch and award ceremony, participants had the option of attending two afternoon workshops that focused on topics such as care giving for women and by women, women’s contributions in the areas of film and videos, immigrant women as new Americans and exploration of the social and cultural roots of the grotesque feminine. More information on the eight sessions and the presenters »
The conference ended with a lecture and recital in Jubilee Hall Auditorium on the life and works of composer Rebecca Clarke, considered a role model for today's women composers.
Rosario Reyes, associate dean of students, chaired the conference committee. List of Committee Co-chairs »
Community Service Project
Also during the conference, participants donated items for a battered women's shelter in Essex County.
Once again, the conference committee would like to thank the financial sponsors, volunteers and attendees.