As an author, attorney, film editor, and feminist, Florynce Kennedy is a â€œcatalyst to and for all womenâ€ and serves as â€œa symbol of womenâ€™s capacity to be agents for change.â€Â The Dickinson Womenâ€™s Newsletter announces that Kennedy will come to campus to speak in ATS on May 9, 1974.Â â€œA dynamic spokesperson,â€ says the article, Kennedy has quite a reputation, â€œone of being inspirational, thought-provoking and identity-shaking for women students.â€
Thirty female Dickinson students attended a workshop at the Harrisburg Womenâ€™s Center entitled â€œHaving Options as Womenâ€ on Saturday March 2, 1974, reports the Womenâ€™s Newsletter.Â The goal of the workshop was to stimulate awareness and concern for womenâ€™s roles in the job market.Â At the event, women were encouraged to strive for positions in decision or policy-making positions.Â Resource women were available to speak with students on an individual basis at the workshop about developing many different skills to allow for the possibility of different career options.
An article byÂ Pam McFarland in the Dickinson Womenâ€™s Newsletter reveals that women are wanted by the law.Â The article reports a law school recruitment conference held in October at Syracuse University which was attended by 250 women.Â There, women had the opportunity to meet with recruiters from nine different law schools including Stanford, New England School of Law, and Dickinson, among others, while information about testing and admissions was covered.Â Panel discussions also took place at the conference; speakers included New York state Senator Carol Bellamy, Carol Libow, a partner at
On November 10th, 1972, junior and senior women of the College had an opportunity to expand their knowledge of career opportunities for women by sponsering a trip to Washington Opportunities for Women (W.O.W.). Originally focusing on the jobs for women of low economic status, the W.O.W. bureau, a branch of the Department of Labor, extended its function to include career counseling for women of all ages and backgrounds.
Ms. Pam McFarland was the organizer of the trip, and 40 female students attended.
During the weekend of October 5-8th of 1972, a College symposium entitle "Voices of Today's Woman" took place. The committee composed of the Dean of Women Mary Watson Carson, Pam McFarland, who was a graduate intern at the College, and a group of women students planned a diverse program consisting of a play, panel discussions, guest speakers and get-togethers.
Serving as Coordinator of Women's Programs, Pam McFarland was assigned a position as one of the two resident interns at Dickinson College. Working with several administrators during the day, McFarland also had an opportunity to attend graduate school at Shippensburg in the evenings. At Dickinson College her duties included arranging the schedule of speakers, workshops,as well as films for women on campus. Some of the events and ideas included:
-Showing and the discussing the movie "Growing Up Female," which traced the socialization of women.