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Mount Union to Offer $tart $mart Workshop

January 3, 2012

The University of Mount Union’s Panhellenic Council will offer a $tart $mart Workshop on Tuesday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. The workshop will kick off the Confidence in U series, which is being organized by the Panhellenic Council and funded by a Kappa Delta Sorority grant.
 
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Women Are Getting Even (WAGE) Project have formed a partnership to ensure that women graduating from college start their careers knowing how to negotiate for fair and equal pay. This nuts-and-bolts workshop, piloted by WAGE in 2007 and 2008 on more than 60 campuses, will be presented by trained AAUW facilitators. For more information, visit www.wageproject.org.
 
Mount Union’s Panhellenic Council seeks to provide educational programs and awareness through a diversified approach surrounding issues identified as critical and important to collegiate women. The organization addresses a variety of female-centered issues including interrelation aggression (bullying), gender role development, investigation of feminism, mental illness, eating disorders and the wage gap/equal pay for equal work issues. Each of these issues is prevalent in US society and Mount Union women are as prone as any to fall victim. The Confidence in U series is a chance for women students to build community through attending interactive programs with others outside of their own sorority, and it adds another layer of positive female-inspired support. As members of powerful women’s organizations that center on values-based action, this programming is carefully aligned with the mission and creeds of Mount Union’s four sororities on campus.
 
The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register for the workshop, contact Kate Carnell, director of student involvement and leadership at Mount Union, at (330) 823-2885 or carnelke@mountunion.edu. Aside from Tuesday, the University also will offer a number of opportunities to do this workshop throughout the remainder of the semester.
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