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Petition for Intercollegiate Team Status
Date: November 1981

According to a petition by the Women's Track and Field Club for elevation to intercollegiate team status, the club was formed during the 1980 season. The petition juxtaposes the lack of the club's intercollegiate team status to the speed with which the Women's Cross Country Club went intercollegiate: formed in 1979, it competed in the intercollegiate capacity during the 1980 and 1981 season. As a club, Women's Track and Field had access to equipment and coaching "only through the good graces of the men's team," which was already in existence.

Members of the Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter in 1950
Date: 1950

Pi Beta Phi, the first national women's fraternity at Dickinson, continued their service, scholastic, and social activities in 1950.  One of their activities consisted of sponsoring a series of rummage sales, which raised money in support of the chapter's "adopted" war orphan in Italy - Inide Vasalli.  They also held their annual Settlement School Dance, and the proceeds benefited the Pi Phi-sponsored schools for underprivileged children in Tennessee.  The following women served as officers of the Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi: Lois Jana Barnard, President; Nancy L.

Members of the 1950 Pan-Hellenic Council
Date: 1950

The Dickinson College Pan-Hellenic Council is an organization that is comprised of and serves all of the women's fraternities on campus.  In 1950, the purposes of the Pan-Hellenic Council were to compile rules governing processes such as rush, pledging, and initiation on campus.  They also generally supported interfraternity relations on campus.  Two delegates from each of the women's fraternities on campus comprised the Pan-Hellenic Council.  Edna Mae Ferguson served as President and Lynn Andersen was the Secretary-Treasurer in 1950.

Colonel Wright Presents the Findings of the Committee on the Admission of Women to the Board of Trustees in 1877
Date: June 27, 1877

At the third session of the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in 1877, Colonel J.A. Wright presented the report on behalf of the Committee on the Admission of Women.

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Date: May 1923

A total of 24 students at Dickinson this particular year were either sons or daughters of Dickinsonians.
The break down of sons and daughters was equal.
There were a total of 12 women enrolled whose father (and in the case of Martha Williams - her mother) had been a Dickinsonian.
Olivette Yeingst and Violette Yeingst (daughters of Wilbur M. Yeingst '97) were members of the Senior class. The remaining ten daughters were as follows:

Board of Trustees' First Discussion of Coeducation
Date: June 28, 1876

During the second session of the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in 1876, General James Fowler Rusling moved for the appointment of a committee of three to "consider the advisability of admitting ladies to the studies of the college or of making some provision for conferring degrees upon bodies." Rusling suggested that Colonel Wright, a member of the Board, lead the committee as Chairman. The motion was carried and the president appointed Colonel John Armstrong Wright, Charles Joseph Baker Esq., Reverend John Wilson to the committee.

Women's Center Soon to open
Date: February 23, 1984

This article, written by Marcy Feldman, describes the resources that will soon be available at the opening of the Women's Center on March 1, 1984. "The Women's Center, intended to provide a meeting place for women's groups on campus...will offer lectures and exhibits focusing on feminist issues. The Women's Center is also intended to raise women's consciousness of pertinent issues on and off campus."

Women's Center Fosters Greater Student Awareness
Date: October 4, 1984

To celebrate the one hundredth year anniversary of women at Dickinson College, the Womens Center planned a series of events to create a welcoming environment in order to promote social interaction between students and faculty outside the classroom setting.Located at 222 Church St., under the coordination of Tina Groover,Office of Admissions, Nina Shover,Office of Student Services, Rena Convissor, Student Planning Board, and under the guidance of the Board of Directors, Professors Ellen Rosenman and Sharon O'Brien,the Womens Center strives to flourish across the Dickinson community so as to

Track Begins Strong Season Despite Injuries
Date: Spring 1987

Coach John Cantalupi had high expectations for the 1987 women's outdoor track season and their performance in the MAC championships, according to an article in the Dickinsonian. He is quoted as saying that  the team had "been third the past two seasons, and I think that this could be the year that we come through with a top finish." His expectations for the women's team were more optimistic than those professed by the men's coach, Jere Harbold.

Pan-Hellenic League
Date: September 1908

The 1908-09 student handbook, produced by the Christian
Associations contains parts of the constitution from the Young Women's
Christian Association (YWCA). Included in the handbook is the YWCA's
mission as well as information on membership, officers, and committees.
Officers included are, President Anna M. Bacon, Vice-president Anna M. Galley,

Extracts from the Constitution of the Young Women's Christian Association
Date: September 1907

The 1907-08 student handbook, produced by the Young Men's Christian
Association contains parts of the constitution from the Young Women's
Christian Association (YWCA). Included in the handbook is the YWCA's
mission as well as information on membership, officers, and committees.
Officers included are: President Lillian O. Brown, Vice-president Laura Dix,
Secretary Ethel Deatrick, and Treasurer Lidda Ebbert.

Extracts from the Constitution of the Young Women's Christian Association
Date: September 1906

The 1906-07 student handbook, produced by the Young Men's Christian
Association contains parts of the constitution from the Young Women's
Christian Association (YWCA). Included in the handbook is the YWCA's
mission as well as information on membership, officers, and committees.
Officers included are, President Mary E. Rank, Vice-president Annie R. O'Brien,
Secretary Lillian O. Brown, and Treasurer Cornelia B. White.

Extracts from the Constitution of the Young Women's Christian Association
Date: September 1905

The 1905-06 student handbook, produced by the Young Men's Christian
Association contains parts of the constitution from the Young Women's
Christian Association (YWCA). Included in the handbook is the YWCA's
mission as well as information on membership, officers, and committees.
Officers included are, President Mary Ranck, Vice-president Georgia Cranston,
Secretary Mary Leinbach, and Treasurer Mary Mosser.

Extracts from the Constitution of the Young Women's Christian Association
Date: September 1904

The 1904-05 student handbook, produced by the Young Men's Christian
Association contains parts of the constitution from the Young Women's
Christian Association (YWCA). Included in the handbook is the YWCA's
mission as well as information on membership, officers, and committees.
Officers included are President Edna Albert, Vice-president Elsie Shelton,
Secretary Mary Ranck, and Treasurer Corrine Gaul.

Extracts from the Constitution of the Young Women's Christian Association
Date: September 1903

The 1903-04 student handbook, produced by the Young Men's Christian Association contains parts of the constitution from the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). Included in the handbook is the YWCA's mission as well as information on membership, officers, and committees. Officers included, President Edna Albert, Vice-president Anna Emrick, Secretary Mary Hoover, and Treasurer Anna Spears.

1960 Wheel and Chain Members
Date: 1960

Seven senior women were tapped to become members of the Wheel and Chain, a local society honoring women with outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service to the college.  The "blue hats" tapped for membership for 1959-1960 include Sandra Deichler, president; Nancy Cross, Marjorie Crowley, Dottie Lee Gayner, Elizabeth Griffith, Merle Tegtmeier, and Carolyn Wherly.   "Blue Hats" serve the college by maintaining a freshman orientation program, mediating between the administration and women students, and promoting an Honor Code on campus. 

Women's Basketball Team 1961
Date: 1961

Women's sports at Dickinson during 1961 fell under 2 categories: varsity or intramural. Varsity sports included hockey and tennis; whereas intramurals held a wider variety: class volleyball, basketball, bowling, sorority basketball and softball.
The hockey team's record under coach Mrs. Barber was 1-6 and the prospects for tennis looked promising. In regards to intramural class sports, seniors took two titles this year: volleyball and basketball.

The 1986 Women's Track and Field Yearbook
Date: Spring 1986

The Women's Track and Field team had a record of six wins and two losses in 1986. Under Coaches John Cantalupi, Larry Moser, Dick Ocker, Scott Thornsley, and Dave Bengston, the team won first place in a Division III competition at Moravian. Linda Reinman was the 1986 MVP, and the coach's awards went to Cyndi Lyn Olcott, Susan Baldwin, and Michelle Wolkomir. Linda Reinman continued her successful Track and Field career as a Division III National Qualifier alongside Susan Baldwin.

Bible Study for Ladies
Date: September 1902

Bible Study for women was a weekly event held in the female resident
hall. Pages 22-23 of this 1902 student handbook, published by the Young
Men's Christian Assocation, states the mission of Bible study and
details information on location, time, and membership of religious
services. According to the student handbook, Bible study was "an
important factor in leading the young women of the college to a better
and higher life." Separate Bible study meetings were held for women and
men.

Young Women's Christian Association acknowledged in 1898 Student Handbook
Date: September 1898

The student handbook of 1898, published by the Young Men's Christian Association, contains the first mention of women, specifically of the Young Women's Christian Assocation. Included in the welcoming address, the Young Women's Christian Association is aknowledged as a contributing organization to the student handbook. Pages 16-17 of the student handbook provide a brief overview of the organization as well as its mission.