Children of West Virginia University employees will learn more about careers and opportunities for women when the University sponsors Take Our Daughters to Work Day on Thursday, April 26.

“Its important to remember that the girl force of today will become the workforce of tomorrow,”said Linda Vona-Davis.

Dr. Vona-Davis is chair of the WVU Council for Womens Concerns, the group sponsoring the event.

“This event will expose children to the many different career choices available to women,”she said.

Both boys and girls are welcome to attend the morning events, she added.

Registration is from 8-8:30 a.m. in the Mountainlairs Gluck Theater. President David C. Hardesty Jr. will speak from 8:30-8:45 a.m.

A series of workshops will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms.

“We are really excited about this,”Vona-Davis said.”We have a range of presenters, including Mike Yura from the Forensic Identification Programs to talk about careers in fingerprinting, and Liz Lowe and Bruce Drummond will discuss opportunities in academic computing, among many other presentations.”

Other professionals will make presentations on careers in physics, geology, law, anatomy, medicine, veterinary science, theater and physical therapy.

Participants will then return to the Gluck Theater for closing remarks.

For more information, contact Vona-Davis, 304-293-1280, or