The Council for Womens Concerns invites the West Virginia University community to this years Take Our Daughters&Sons to Work Day Thursday, April 24, from 8 a.m.-noon in the Mountainlair.
“This will be WVU s ninth annual event, and although we have always encouraged boys to attend, this will be the first time the boys will be recognized in the name, in line with the Ms Foundations change in title for the program,”said Liz Finklea, acting chair of the Council for Womens Concerns organizing committee.
The event starts at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast in the Gluck Theatre for children and parents. The participants will be welcomed by Susan Hardesty before breaking into small groups for the mornings activities. From 9-11:20 a.m., children seven years and older will attend workshops and hands-on exhibits while the teens embark on a special project for their age group.
“The girls and boys will have the opportunity to learn from women in science, engineering, communications, health care and the arts before rejoining their parents for lunch,”Finklea said.”Our presenters this year include Becky Cartel, site engineer for Habitat for Humanity; Dr. Beth Loy, who works in assistive technology at the WVU Research&Training Center; Shelley Poe from WVU sports communications; Dr. Helen Lang and her students from the Department of Geology and Geography; and paramedic Rachel Bosch.”
Online registration is now available at the Councils Web site athttp://www.as.wvu.edu/cwc/. Participants must pre-register before 5 p.m. Monday, April 21. Phone registrations will be accepted by Kathy Fletcher at 293-4444, ext. 2048.