The keynote address at the third annual President’s Commission on the Status of Women at IUP conference, held on May 19, 2010, at the Hadley Union Building, was given by Alisa DeStefano, associate director of Financial Aid here at IUP.
Mrs. DeStefano’s remarks were titled “I’m Too Busy to Rest; Subtitled: Ladies, Put Your Oxygen Masks On First.” The message that she shared was that it’s important that we take care of ourselves so we can effectively take care of others in our lives while enjoying our lives. For instance, on airplanes we are instructed to put our oxygen masks on first and then assist the person next to us. What appears to be a selfish act is actually a lifesaving technique that parallels our lives.
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