CONFERENCE PROGRAM

THE FOURTH RADFORD UNIVERSITY
STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON GENDER

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION BUILDING
RADFORD UNIVERSITY APRIL 17, 1999

SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR GENDER STUDIES
RADFORD UNIVERSITY
RADFORD, VA 24142
       Events - Sessions - Displays
Location
8:30 a.m. Registration desk opens, coffee available
Lobby
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
        Dr. Hilary M. Lips, Director, Center for Gender Studies
Room 107
9:00 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. (On-going)
Dr. Nora Reilly, Radford University, Presiding

        Posters and Displays: Student Research projects on gender
        See listing of projects and presenters at the end of this program

Lobby
9:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m. (Ongoing)
        Book Display and Sale, Radford University Bookstore


Lobby
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.                                    SESSION I                                    
Paper Session: LITERARY WOMEN
Dr. Moira Baker, Radford University, Presiding

A. Learning the Life of a Poet, Elizabeth Bishop. An Adult Woman's Research: The Trials, the Tribulation. Deanna Bradberry Smith. Radford University.
B. Family Relations: Woolf's Analysis of the Family System as seen in To the Lighthouse. Jenifer Kurtz. Radford University.
C. Antigone: Authenticity within the Patriarchal Line. Mary Campagna-Hamlin. Hollins University.
Room 105
FEMALE VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS
Dr. Mary Atwell, Radford University, Presiding

A. Mothers in Prison: Problems and Policies. Melissa Trollinger. Radford University.
B. Violent Female Offenders: Relationship between Increase in Female Violence and Court Perceptions at Dispositions. Deborah Walters. Radford University.
C. Are Unacknowledged Rape Victims Actually Uncertain Victims? Laura Milin. James Madison University.
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GENDER STEREOTYPES AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Dr. Celeste Gaia, Emory and Henry College, Presiding

A. Gender, Focus on Physical Appearance and Feelings About Powerful Roles. Jill Cook. Radford University.
B. Effects of Female Body Shape on Ratings of Intellectual Competency. Ellen Wrisley. Radford University.
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COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE APPROACHES
9:45 a.m.10-30 a.m.
Dr. Tom Pierce, Radford University, Presiding

A. Performance Difference by Gender: The Effects of Media on Recall and Recognition Tasks. Paula West. Radford University.
B. Gender Differences in EEG During a Sustained Attention Task. Jane York and T. W. Pierce, Ph.D. Radford University.

Room 104
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.                COFFEE BREAK
During this break, the authors of the posters and displays in the Lobby will be available by their posters to discuss their work.


Lobby
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                     SESSION II                                    
Paper Session: GENDER ROLES IN THE MASS MEDIA
Dr. Gwen Brown, Radford University, Presiding

A. The Disempowering Effects of Violence Against Women in the Media. Ginger Hudson. Radford University.
B. Who Wears the Dress in the Relationship? A Study of the Masculine and Feminine Gender Roles Taken by Same-Sex Partners as seen in Recent Films. Jaime Melissa Mosher. Hollins University.
C. Men's Health Magazine Supports Traditional Sexist Gender Roles. Amy Shifflet. Radford University.
D. A Narrative Analysis of the Department of Health and Human Services' "Girlpower!" Campaign. Tara Hunter. Radford University.

Room 105
Symposium: DOES HOOKING UP INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF SEXUAL ASSAULT?
Dr. Arnold Kahn, James Madison University, Presiding

Dawn-Lee Thomas, Kendall Childress, Alicia Connor, Kelly Fricker, Carrie Graham, Julee Hart, Jen Hoffman, Tracy Lambert, Carolyn Pratt, and Michelle Tripp. James Madison University.

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GENDER, SEX, AND CULTURE
Dr. Lisa Lockhart, Radford University, Presiding

A. The Pornography Debate. Christopher Annunziata. Radford University.
B. Egocentric Posturing in Male Ibo Lore: Weakness as "Effeminate" in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Steven Salaita, Curtis Marshall Fritts, and Thomas Jameson. Radford Univeristy.
C. The Midwife and the Doctor: Patriarchal and Matriarchal Systems of Childbirth and Their Impact. Jennifer Laine Bolton. Hollins University.

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12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.                LUNCH
Lunch is available in the cafeteria located in Dalton Hall. The cafeteria serves an all-you-can-eat buffet for $4.00.

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Presentation of the Eleanor Kemp Memorial Awards for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Marie Waters

Keynote Address, Dr. Irene Hanson Frieze,
                          University of Pittsburgh

"Responding to a Changing World:
               Women's Roles in Post-Communist Eastern Europe"

Room 107
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.               COFFEE BREAK


3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.                                     SESSION III                                     Paper Session: RACE AND SEXUALITY
Dr. Rita Kranidis, Radford Univeristy, Presiding
A. Black Bodies and L'ecriture Feminine: Discovering the Woman of Color in Literature through French Feminist Philosophy. Theresa Burriss-Stanley. Radford University.
B. Black Female Sexuality in the Research of the 19th Century. Evelyn Harrison. Radford University.
C. Unraveling Sexual Expression: Contrasting a Western Binary Approach to Sexuality with the American Indian Concept of Two Spirit People. Janice May-Gillis. Radford University.

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CULTURE AND PERCEPTIONS OF POWER
Dr. Hilary Lips, Radford University, Presiding

A. Successful Roles: Expectations Associated with Power. Ginger Hudson and Leslie Gibb. Radford University.
B. Linking Gender and Perceptions of Power: A Comparison of Students in the US and Puerto Rico. Victoria Meier and Michelle Rice. Radford University.
C. Gender Differences in Perceived Possible Future Roles. Sandra Morse and Ellen Wrisley. Radford University.
D. Patterns of Possibilities in Academic Disciplines. Melanie Rogers and Hilary Lips, Ph.D. Radford University.

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GENDER AND VIOLENCE
Dr. Mary O'Quinn, Clinch Valley College of The University of Virginia, Presiding

A. Society's Tears: Discovering Society's Role in Domestic Violence. Kimberly Hill. Radford University.
B. Locus of Control of Abused versus Non-Abused Appalachian Women. Mindy Rose and Cathryn Stewart. Clinch Valley College of The University of Virginia.
C. Gender Differences in Terms of the Perception of Danger. Jessica Miller-Rutherford. Clinch Valley College of The University of Virginia.

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4:30 p.m.                DANCE PERFORMANCE: SOOSAMMA
Dr. Heather Servaty, Radford University, Presiding

"Soosamma is about womyn coming together as a community, to accomplish a goal: The strength found in every womyn, to be a womyn." Corinne De Vane, Choreographer.
Dancers: Whitney Cluster, Ann-Thomas Davenport, Alissha Fertitta, Samantha Georgiades, Keesha Henderson, Sherri Robinette, and Julia Miller. Radford University.

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4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.      RECEPTION      Flossie Martin Gallery, Powell Hall
Join other participants for refreshments and conversation, and enjoy the music of Yongli Xi, who will be playing the gu zheng, a Chinese stringed instrument. In addition, there will be an art exhibit on display.

POSTERS AND DISPLAYS (All Day)
A. Do Female Musicians Need to Sell Sex in Their Videos in order to be Successful? [Video Exhibit]. Heather Krantz, Nancy Waddle, Bill Gutersloh, Sarah Sebastian, Kristen Mattox, and Ernie Wallace. Radford University.
B. Society's Perception of Weight as Viewed in Magazines. Karen Eaves, Paula West, Jamie Royles, Beth Valen, and David Hurd. Radford University.
C. Gender Differences in Response to Persuasive Messages About Handwashing. Jennifer Bass, Joanna Bryant, Sharon Carswell, Michelle Cregger, Elizabeth McClanahan, and Carol Kurtz. Radford University.
D. The Effects of Central versus Peripheral Persuasion on Gender Differences in Handwashing. Joanna Bryant and Jennifer Bass. Radford University.
E. Statistical Analyses Reveal Support for Reliability within the Lips Academic Self-Review Survey. Jennifer Dagenhart. Radford University.
F. Women and Sports. David Hurd. Radford University.
G. Sexual Harassment of Working Women in India. Meera Murthi. Radford University.
H. Hypothesizing Sexual Abuse in Male and Female Clients. Stacey Phillips. Radford University.
I. Variations in Performance of Verbal and Spatial Tasks over the Course of the Menstrual Cycle. J. M. Rexrode, M. E. Andrews, A. Benfield, L. Ferguson, H. Harrod, B. Neal, J. Van Antwerp, and A. Grubb. Radford University.
J. Individualism-Collectivism and Gender Roles: Comparisons between US and Ukrainian Women. Margaret Shafiro and Melissa Himelein, Ph.D. UNC-Asheville.
K. Asset-Based Cross-Cultural Community Intervention. Therese Phibbs Witmer. Radford University.
L. The Evaluation of the Feminist Movement: A Content Analysis of Seventeen Magazine, 1969-1999. Lauren Young. Radford University.

Lobby

Conference Planning Committee 1999:
Jill Cook Jennifer Dagenhart Leslie Gibb Hilary Lips Dottie Mercer Victoria Meier
Sandra Morse Melanie Potter Michelle Rice Melanie Rogers Ellen Wrisley
The Conference Planning Committee acknowledges with appreciation the assistance of the Department of Psychology at Radford University. We also thank the College of Arts and Sciences for their support. In addition, we are especially grateful to Shirley Huff, who designed the conference poster and the cover of this program. We are also grateful to Wayne Andrew for maintaining and providing information about the conference on the Center for Gender Studies Web Site. Finally, we owe a large debt of appreciation to the Chair and members of this year's Program Committee:

Nora Reilly, Chair
Mary Atwell
Mary Ferrari
Randee Huber
Rita Kranidis

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