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Tennessee Tech University is organizing its first women’s mentoring and networking conference, and now is the time to submit proposals for roundtable or panel discussions or scholarly papers about any women’s issue.

The due date for such proposals is Friday, Dec. 1.

“Papers and proposals are welcomed from independent and interdisciplinary faculty and scholars, graduate students, staff and undergraduates,” said Paula Hinton, a history professor at TTU and one of the event’s organizers.

Possible topics range from time and stress management, celebrating and empowering women, blogs for women, economic pressures and pay issues and family leave to new approaches in women’s history, building networks and coalitions, new approaches to women and gender studies, interdisciplinary approaches to courses, women and technology and women and politics.

The conference, popularly called WoMeNet, is set for Jan. 19 and 20.

“The goal of WoMeNet is to build a coalition of faculty, students and staff throughout Tennessee who are involved in women’s history, women’s studies, women’s centers, the Commission on the Status of Women, female-led student groups and anyone interested in women’s issues,” Hinton said.

“We want to provide an arena for sharing information and strategies, as well as for networking and mentoring,” she continued.
Submit papers or proposals to her by e-mailing or mailing them to TTU History, P.O. Box 5064, Cookeville, Tenn., 38505.

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