Network Luncheon Series
Birth Order-Everybody Has One
Betty M. Nelson, Dean of Students Emerita, Community Volunteer
So? Does birth order matter? Alfred Adler, the first psychologist to study the implications of birth order, called it “the Rosetta Stone” for understanding the dynamics that govern family members’ roles and characteristics. It’s never too late to learn and laugh about who we are and why we interact with the world as we do.
Wednesday, February 12
Growing Up Female in the Age of King Arthur
Major General Erika C. Steuterman, USAF (Ret)
The presentation will focus on what it was like for a female going into the military in the 1970s, vignettes from 34 years of military service and the importance of volunteer work, not only for your community, but for your own well-being.
Wednesday, April 2
Health...We are What We Eat
Abby Abbott-Rider, Nurse Practitioner
Abby will discuss preventative health and organic, sustainable farming which minimize the deficits from self-induced illnesses that plague our society. We are what we eat. Food is powerful medicine and Abby will talk about health and positive lifestyle choices that make living a healthy life possible. Her desire is to empower individuals to make prudent food changes that boost their level of health and longevity.
The Deans’ Bible, Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality
Published by Purdue University Press
Angie Klink, Author
Angie will talk about five inspirational women of substance: Dorothy Stratton, Helen Schleman, Beverley Stone, Barbara Cook and Betty M. Nelson.
The Purdue Deans of Women and Deans of Students advocated for students and others from the 1930s to 1990s. The women passed down a secret Bible symbolizing their professional and personal bond, and their indomitable spirit of justice.
The Lafayette YWCA Natatorium was named after Purdue Dean of Women Emerita Helen B. Schleman in 1990. Four out of the five deans were Salute to Women honorees.
Book signing to follow presentation.
“Her” story Makers of the YWCA
Skipp Hill Shafer, Retired YWCA Executive Director
Looking back at some of the incredible success stories in YWCA history with Skipp, Sally and Barb. Then a glimpse of the exciting vision in the days ahead with Debi and the staff.