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Lunch with a Purpose

The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women is excited to present its new series, Lunch with a Purpose. This series allows individuals to present their outstanding research to colleagues on campus, while fostering interdisciplinary discussions. Lunch with a Purpose occurs at the Eberly Center and guests are encouraged to bring their lunches while listening to the presentations. 

Please call 419.530.8570 to register, space is limited!

Spring 2017

Monday, Feb. 27 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center
Dr. Maggie Maloney, assistant professor and director, occupational therapy program
Life Imbalance and Stress for SingleMother University Students:
Barriers to Continued Education
This study examined single-mother university students to understand their ability to satisfactorily perform within their roles of mother, student, employee, friend and/or daughter. The study aimed to understand the factors influencing the physical, emotional, social and cognitive well-being among this sub-population of university students.  

Wednesday, March 22 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center 
Dr. Ami Pflugrad-Jackisch
Being Mary Willing Byrd: Race, Property, and Widowhood in Revolutionary Virginia
The British invasion of Virginia during the American Revolution further catapulted plucky widow, Mary Willing Byrd, into an unfamiliar world of legal problems, financial upheaval, and war time dangers.The British army repeatedly raided and occupied her Westover plantation, compounding this already demanding personal and economic situation and forcing her to interact with the state, the military, the market, in ways she likely never imagined and that were out of the ordinary for a woman at that time. My research on Byrd’s experiences before and after the American Revolution offers insights into the construction of the gendered and racial hierarchies that shaped and defined life in the post-revolutionary American South.

Wednesday, April 5 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center 
Dr. Karie Peralta, assistant professor of sociology and Dr. Shahna Arps, lecturer of anthropology and advisor 
Becoming Globally Competent through a Community-Based Approach 
This presentation will explore how a community-based approach was used to develop an International Field School that will be offered this summer in the Dominican Republic.  A focus will be on how community-based principles may guide the development of global competencies for professors and students.



Presentation Proposals
If you are interested in having your research considered for part of the Lunch with a Purpose Series, please complete this form.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Eberly Center Faculty Advisory Board for consideration. Individuals submitting proposals will be notified of the decision within 30 days of their submission

Last Updated: 5/5/17