Women on Wednesdays Series Presents, ‘Stay Strong, Play On’
St. Cloud State Women's Center will present, "Stay Strong, Play On" as a part of its Women on Wednesdays (WOW) lecture series at noon on Feb. 3 in the Atwood Theatre on the campus of St. Cloud State.
This presentation will explore issues regarding women's and girls' participation in sports and how that participation has impacted them and society as a whole. The latest research on the subject will be presented as well as information about the dwindling number of women coaches, heterosexism in women's sports, gender barriers and media representations of female athletes.
Presenter Nicole LaVoi is the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports, co-coordinator of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium and instructor of physical activity social and behavioral science at the University of Minnesota, School of Kinesiology.
The WOW series was created 20 years ago as a small-group, discussion-based program. Although the series has changed its format from an informal discussion to a lecture-based presentation style, it still holds true to its original purpose of highlighting the voices of a diverse, intelligent, savvy and creative group of women. In spite of its humble beginnings, the WOW series has become a significant institutionalized program at the University supported by faculty, staff and students.