Friday, February 21, 2014


8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome by Dr. Laura Tordenti, Vice President, Student Affairs, CCSU

Alumni Hall


9:00 – 10:00 Theorizing The Celebrity News Fix
Vivian Martin, Ph.D., Central Connecticut State University
Clock Tower
Victims’ Perceived Effectiveness of Different ‘Reasons for Staying’ in Violent Relationships:
Rationale Uses for Self and Other

Jessica Eckstein Ph. D., Western Connecticut State University
Blue and White
Do Mean Girls And Bully Boys Grow Up To Be Abusers In The Workplace?
Mary Beth Nelson
10:00- 11:00 Standard Candles In A Variable Universe:
Women-Women Mentoring In The American 
Association Of Variable Star Observers
Kristine Larsen Ph.D. Central Connecticut State University
Clock Tower

Women’s Grassroots Activism in Contemporary Peru
Emilie Egger Sarah Lawrence College

Gender and Type 1 Credit Rationing of Small Businesses in the U. S.
Naranchimeg Mijid, Ph. D., Central Connecticut State University

Blue and White



11:00 -11:45 Keynote Speech: Faith Middleton
Introduction by Dr. Cindy White
Alumni Hall
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch Alumni Hall
Correlations Between Sexual Debut Within A Relationship And Relationship And Sexual Satisfaction In College Students
Jaclyn Vancour, Central Connecticut State University (Poster)
Alumni Hall
Enhancing Ability To Care For Women Within The Culture Of Incarceration
Stacy E Christensen, DNP, APRN, CCHP Central Connecticut State University (Poster)
1:00 - 2:00 Midlife Motherhood:
The Newest Chapter in the Women’s Movement

Cyma Shapiro, Midlife Mothers
Blue and White
Between “Asking For It” And “Up For It”:
Empowerment Sexualized Femininity And Violence Against Women In The Age Of Post Feminism.

Kathryn Frazier, Clark University
Clock Tower
2:00 – 3:00 Perceptions Of Construction Management In A Secondary School System
Joseph A. Raiola and Jacob Kovel Ph. D., Central Connecticut State University
Clock Tower
2:00 - 3:30 The Many Mentors In My Life
Darla Shaw, Ph. D., Bonnie Rabe Ph. D., Catherine O’Callaghan, Ph. D. Western Connecticut State University
Jeannie Hatcherson, Ph. D., Lorien Crow, and Elizabeth Fanfarillo, Wesleyan University
Alumni Hall
3:00 – 4:00 The Central Reproductive Rights Issue:
Birth In The Us Today And Why You Should Care

Maura Jo Lynch and Christan Moran, Central Connecticut State University
Clock Tower
Stigmatizing Men As Victims Of Intimate Partner Violence: 
Exploring Categories Of Societally Gendered Identity Characteristics

Jessica Cherry And Jessica J. Eckstein Ph. D, Western Connecticut State University
Blue and White



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