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2nd Work-Life Conference Integration Conference – Oct. 24 & 25

Posted by isulib on October 22, 2012

2nd Work-Life Integration Conference Program

 Oct. 24 & 25 in the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area

Sessions are open to students, staff, faculty and community members. For further information please contact Dr. Debra Israel ( or Dr. Barbara Eversole (


8:30 am Opening Ceremony: Welcome to Conference

  • President Dan Bradley
  • Dean Linda MauleDean Linda Maule

9:00 am  Academic Mothering

  • Dr. Barbara A.W. Eversole, Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies
  • Dr. Mandy Reid, English

 10:00 am Work/Life Research by ISU scholars

  • Perceptions of Retention Indicators in Athletic Training.” Laura Juzeszyn (presenting author), Dr. Lindsey Eberman, Dr. Leamor Kahanov,  Athletic Training
  • Work-life program allowance decisions: Perspectives of managers.” Dr. Barbara A.W. Eversole,  Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies

 11:00 am Panel Discussion:  Resources for Work-Life

  • Elizabeth Lorenzen, M.L.S., Library, Library resources for work-life – BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RESOURCE GUIDE
  • Dr. Rick Lotspeich, Economics, AAUP policies on work-life
  • Liz Metzger, Office of Sponsored Programs, work-life initiative funding
  • Marsha Miller, A.M.L.S., Library, AAUW resources for work-life
  • Erin Milliken, ISU Human Resources wellness coordinator
  • Monique Mosely, ISU Office of Diversity

 Noon Brown Bag session:   Stress reduction workshop*

  • Erin Milliken, ISU Human Resources wellness coordinator

1:00 pm  Panel : Panel on Family-Friendly Policies in the Workplace – panelists from local employers

2:00 pm  Stories of the Balancing Act in the Ivory Tower

  • Dr. Mark Minster, English, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Mandy Reid, English, ISU
  • Dr. Nathan Schaumleffel, Kinesiology,  Recreation and  Sport, ISU
  • Dr. Steve Stofferahn, History, ISU
  • Dr. Luanne Tilstra, Director, Center for Diversity, Professor of Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Amber Wannemacher, ISU graduate student in Biology

3:00 pm What is ISU doing? Panel Presentation on Work-Life Policies at ISU

  • Dean Linda Maule, chairperson, ISU Strategic Plan “Quality of Life” initiative
  • Wil Downs, SPHR, Associate Vice President, ISU Human Resources
  • Dr. Kevin Bolinger, Faculty Senate
  • Kelly Hall, ISU Staff Council

4:00 – 5:30 pm   Having it All? A discussion of Slaughter’s Atlantic article

  • Facilitated by Dr. Darlene Hantzis, Communication and Women’s Studies


9:30-10:45 am Panel Discussion on STEM & Career-Life

  • Bev Bitzegaio, ISU College of Technology
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brown, Associate Dean ISU College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics
  •  Liz Metzger, ISU Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Dr. Tina Hudson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Jen Latimer, Geology, ISU
  • Dr. Elaina Tuttle, Biology, ISU

11:00-12 :00 am Work/Life Research by ISU scholars

  • “Emergency Maternity and Infant Care: The American Experience with Family Friendly Military Policy in WWI.” Ruth Fairbanks, History and Women’s Studies.

Noon Brown Bag Discussion*: Family Responsibilities Discrimination

  • Facilitated by Dr. Darlene Hantzis, Communication and Women’s Studies

* Bring your own brown bag or reserve a box lunch through Barb McNeill (          

2:00-3:15 pm Film and Discussion: Motherhood Manifesto

3:30-5:20 pm –  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Director of the Center for Families at Purdue University: Healthy Work, Healthy Workers, and Healthy Families?”

The conference is made possible through funding from ISU’s Strategic Plan Goal 6, Initiative #1:  “Enhance the quality of life for faculty and staff.” Co-sponsors of the conference include Cunningham Memorial Library, Department of Economics, Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies, the Women’s Studies Program, and Interdisciplinary Programs.

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