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News Release - September 21, 2006

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Interactive Seminar on Gender and Power in Relationships Scheduled

Ukiah, CA - Mendocino College Phi Theta Kappa presents the first topic in this year’s Satellite Seminar Series – “Gold, Gods, and Glory:  The Global Dynamics of Power.”  This event is open to the public. 

A nationally recognized expert on relationship issues, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, will present a 60-minute interactive seminar entitled “Gender and Power in Relationships” on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 4:30 P.M. The seminar, which will be conducted LIVE via satellite broadcast, will be aired at Mendocino College Ukiah Campus in the Little Theater. Attendees will have the opportunity to call-in or email questions to Dr. Schwartz.
Dr. Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the author of 14 books, including The Great Sex Weekend and Everything You Know About Love and Sex is Wrong. Dr. Schwartz has contributed to many magazines, journals, and newspapers including the New York Times “Parent and Child” column, Sexual Health, and Psychology Today. She is the author of more than 40 scholarly articles and has served as a consultant to many organizations. Dr. Schwartz lectures nationally and internationally on relationship topics.

In her presentation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss the important roles that power and gender play in interpersonal relationships. Relationships benefit from a balance of power, but this ideal balance is difficult to develop and maintain. Dr. Schwartz will address the sources of power in relationships, discuss the role that gender plays in the struggle for power, and suggest some strategies for finding the balance of power in relationships.

The program, which is co-produced by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), is the first installment of a four-part Honors Satellite Seminar Series entitled Gold, Gods, and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power.

Following the seminar, there will be a Question and Answer session facilitated by Mendocino College Professor Catherine Indermill.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, is the oldest and largest honor society in American higher education with 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the British Virgin Islands and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.

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