Women's Speaker Series to debut at Marietta College on Jan. 31st

Chemistry Professor Dr. Debbie Egolf to deliver inaugural address

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MARIETTA, OHIO (01/17/2018) During the Spring 2018 semester, Marietta College will unveil the Women's Speaker Series - which will feature women faculty presenting on influential women from their respective fields.

"The idea for this series came out of the movie Hidden Figures. I was astonished that as a female mathematician I had never heard of the women in this film," said Instructor Michelle Jeitler. "It got me thinking, how many more women out there are so important in their field, but remain in the shadows? I am hoping to direct the spotlight to these women and the impressive work they have done in their respective fields. I also felt it was important to have our faculty present on whom they felt were influential and underrepresented in their fields."

The series kicks off with Dr. Debbie Egolf, Professor of Chemistry, on Wednesday, January 31st. Each presentation, which will last 30-45 minutes, will take place at noon in Rickey 166. There will also be a short Q&A at the end of each session.

Also presenting this semester will be:

  • Holly Menzel, Instructor of Mathematics, February 28th
  • Dr. Nicole Livengood, Associate Professor of English, March 28th
  • Jolene Powell, McCoy Professor of Art, April 25th

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com.