Wage Equity Panel Part of Common Reader and National Library Week Activities

Posted on 3/28/2011 11:47:02 AM

The IUP Libraries and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women will sponsor a panel discussion on Wage Equity on April 14, 2011, in 201 Stabley Library, at 6:00 p.mNew time: 7:00 p.m.

The discussion will feature Dr. Allyson M. Lowe, chair of Political Science at Carlow University, and Dr. Kay Snyder, IUP Sociology Department.

The panel discussion is free and open to the community.


This year, Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 12, 2011. This date symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010. To recognize this day and to focus on issues relating to women and low wage employment, Drs. Lowe and Snyder will explore pay inequity and the Wage Project, which works to eliminate such inequity. For more information, contact Theresa McDevitt, mcdevitt@iup.edu.

This is the fifth year for the Common Freshman Reader program, one of several initiatives designed to promote first-year student success. The selected text is distributed free to first-year students before they arrive on campus, and they are encouraged to read the book before beginning their studies at IUP.

The book is selected by a panel of faculty and staff members. To qualify, a book must relevant to today’s students, offer interdisciplinary appeal, and provide opportunities for diverse programming.

The selection for the 2009–2010 academic year is Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich. The author lectured on campus in October 2010.