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Women Place 2nd at the Western Maryland Relays
Date: April 6, 1985

The Women's Track and Field team placed second at the Western Maryland relays and outperformed the men's team, which placed fifth out of the nine teams competing at the event. According to the Dickinsonian article by Tom Speranza, Coach John Cantalupi was pleased with the outcome, especially given that "some of his runners did not compete." The women's team set a new school record against Franklin and Marshall College in the 4x1600 meter relay with runners Julie-Lynn Wirth, Linda Grant, Linda Reinman, and Helen Turner.

Linda Reinman Overcomes Anemia and Becomes Division III National Qualifier
Date: Spring 1985

In 1985, the Women's Track and Field team had an overall record of eight wins and three losses in, according to an article in the Dickinsonian, "its third season of intercollegiate competition." Head Women's Coach John Cantalupi and coaches Larry Moser, Don Nichter, and Bill Nickey led the team of 21 females through a successful season. Highlights of the year included junior Linda Reinman's recovery from anemia during the 1984 season and subsequent outstanding performance in 1985.

Spotlight on Track and Field Stars
Date: Spring 1984

The 1984 yearbook for the Women's Track and Field team spotlights performances and moments from the season with pictures and captions. Featured athletes include "all-around performer" Caitlin Mullen, lead triple jumper Laurie Smith, and "Dickinson's number one threat in the 5000 meter event," Helen Turner.

A rewarding way to begin the season...
Date: Spring 1984

In 1984, the Women's Track and Field Team boasted four wins and two losses as an overall record for the season. Captains Stacey Camillo, Jennifer Kulp, and Julie-Lynn Wirth and coaches John Cantalupi, Larry Moser, and Don Nichter led the team through a successful season that began at the Western Maryland Relays on April 7 where the team placed second. One foreign student--Carina Palmqvist of Sweden--participated in events like the 55m Dash.

Let's Keep in Touch...
Date: Spring 1983

Included as the last page of the Women's Track and Field yearbook for 1983 is list of the names and contact information for the female athletes. The page is entitled "Let us keep in touch..." and lists all 24 members of the team, including the captains and MVP Jennifer Kulp.

Jennifer Kulp Featured in Dickinsonian
Date: Spring 1983

The Women's Track and Field yearbook from 1983 highlights the accomplishments of the team for the season. Under captains Sue Berg, Elizabeth Garten, and Linda Reinman, the team had an overall record of three wins and six losses and a Mid-Atlantic Conference record of three wins and six losses. Freshman Jennifer Kulp, the 1983 MVP for the team, performed outstandingly in high jump, long jump, hurdles, and the 400-yard relay.

The 1982 Constitution for the Woman's Soccer Club
Date: November 1982

The 1982 constitution for the Woman's Soccer Club (later the Women's Soccer Club) establishes the purpose of the club "to stimulate interest in, and give females a chance to play the sport of soccer on an organized basis." According to the constitution, members were required to pay dues at the beginning of each semester.

The 1985 Constitution of the Women's Soccer Club
Date: April 12, 1985

The 1985 constitution of the Women's Soccer Club establishes the purpose of the club, which remains consistent with the purpose from its 1982 constitution (see http://coeducation.dickinson.edu/index.php?q=node/101 for more details). Like the Women's Rugby Club during the 1980s, this club required its members to pay dues.

Women's Rugby Club Constitution No. 2
Date: Circa 1980s

The Dickinson Women's Rugby Club constitution establishes the purpose, membership criteria, and rules and procedures for the club. Open to women of the Dickinson community, the club's purpose is "to organize and  play the game of rugby." The club required fees at the beginning of each season. Officers of the club included Co-presidents Cindy Halpern and Elizabeth King, Match Secretary Bambi Stambaugh, Treasurer Elizabeth Arnold, Membership Secretary Suki Onorato, Social Secretary Jodi Hakes, Fixture Secretaries Phyllis Graziadei and Donna Cassidy, and the club's advisor Leon Fitts.

Women's Rugby Constitution
Date: 1984-1985

The constitution for Women's Rugby outlines the purpose, electoral procedures, and the duties of officers for this sport club. The constitution's wording does not make clear whether the club's formation was in response to the lack of a rugby team for women or the lack of a rugby team on campus. The officers of the club include President Lisa Tartamella, Vice President Jodi Hakes, Secretary Donna Cassidy, and Treasurer Judy Stoeckel.

Women Helping Other Women Constitution
Date: November 1982

In November 1982, Women Helping Other Women (W.H.O.W.) compiled their constitution. W.H.O.W. worked to support women leaders on campus. Moreover, W.H.O.W. held lectures, workshops, and other forms of programming in order to make "men and women on this campus more aware."
The organization was open to the entire female campus. The names of the organization officers and the day in which weekly meeteings were held are included in the document.

Welcoming Letter from Big Sister to Little Sister
Date: 1930

In this 1930 letter, Mary Grove, student and Vice President of the Young Women's Christain Association, welcomes a new student to Dickinson College. Part of the "Big sister, Litttle sister" program, Grove offers her congratulations and support as a Big Sister. Grove outlines the role of a "big sister" as well as provides a list of other recommendations.

Women's Track and Field Club Constitution
Date: October 1978

The constitution of the Dickinson College Women's Track and Field Club establishes the club as an organization open to women in the college community interested in participation in competitive track and field events. According to the constitution, the club formed "in response to the growing number of women taking an interest in track and field." The constitution outlines the duties of the officers and electoral and organizational procedures.

Play Day 1938 program
Date: March 5, 1938

This Saturday event was sponsored by the Department of Physical Education for the Women and Athletic Council.  The program included photo opportunities and three games of an identified sport in the morning, followed by a luncheon at the Argonne Hotel, a Round Table Discussion of some type in the Alumni Gymnasium, a swimming event, and a concluding tea in the Women's Apartments in Denny Hall.  Participating colleges included Lebanon Valley, Bucknell, Susquehanna, Juniata, and Dickinson Colleges.  Several students served as "chairmen" of various committees, including Margaret Brinham '38 (Gen

A Plea for Better Accomondations for Female Students at Dickinson College
Date: 1905

In her 1905 oration "Dickinson's New Era," Florence Hensel Bursk argues for improved conditions for female students at Dickinson College. Following the Denny Hall fire of 1905, alumnea and friends of the college began donating to the restoration of the hall and the overall insitution. Bursk asserted that such contributions engendered the "birth of a new era" at Dickinson College. Despite the great strides being made by Dickinson during this period, Bursk argued that conditions for female students were lacking.

Page from Oration
Date: 1891

This oration analyzes whether or not women should be permitted to study and practice law. Low argues that since procured positions within the medical field, philanthropic organizations, newspapers and academia, "humanity has been lifted up during the period in which she has been permitted to play her legitimate part in the drama of human life." However, she argues that woman's work is not done and that women must continue to fight for equal acess as men will not freely give up their power within closed professions, particularly the law.

A Passage from "Dreams and Realities"
Date: 1890

"Dreams and Realities" was a poem published in the Microcosm in 1890. It outlines the tale of a female Dickinsonian who leaves her home and "beau" in the country to pursue an education at Dickinson College. After arriving on campus, the female student is struck by the academic and social cultures at Dickinson. In particular, she is torn between her boyfriend at home and the male students she meets at Dickinson College. However, as the years pass, she finds that she was disillusioned by the grandeur of the institution and longs for home.

Co-Education
Date: 1890

Published in the 1890 Microcosm, “Co-Education” describes the introduction of coeducation at Dickinson College.  The author of the piece asserts that coeducation at Dickinson was a direct result of the Methodist influence at the school and women’s participation within that church.  Thus, female students were accepted to the college on the same terms and with the same privileges of their male counterparts. Moreover, the author of the piece adds that the women at Dickinson contributed  to the beauty of the campus.