UB Sets "Take Our Daughters to Work" Events

By Arthur Page

Release Date: April 2, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Visits to campus labs and workshops focusing on career options will be on the agenda when UB observes "Take Our Daughters to Work" on Thursday, April 24.

Presented at the university by the President's Task Force on Women at UB, the event will emphasize expanding career horizons and increasing self-esteem.

"Take Our Daughters to Work" is a public-education project begun in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation for Women.

UB faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring their daughters, granddaughters, sisters, nieces or friends to campus on April 24. Sponsors must accompany their guests all day.

While girls of all ages can spend time at work with their sponsors informally, opening ceremonies at 9:15 a.m., workshops and site visits at 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and a lunch at noon in the Gymnastics Gym in Alumni Arena will be limited to girls ages 9-14 and their sponsors.

Workshops will be held on topics including "Career Options: Women Can Do Anything," "Just One of Those Daze: Dealing with Emotions" and "Information in the Internet Age."

Girls ages 9-14 also will be able to get a first-hand look at UB's seismic simulator lab, behind-the-scenes at the Center for the Arts and the exercise-physiology and musculoskeletal labs in Diefendorf Annex.

They will have an opportunity to see self-defense techniques demonstrated by UB public safety officers, get a glimpse in Richmond Dining Center of what it takes to feed UB students and participate in a hands-on exercise in which they will use silk-screening to imprint a T-shirt with the "Take Our Daughters to Work" logo.

Participation in workshops and site visits will be limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis. More information and a registration forms are available on the Student Affairs' "Take Our Daughters to Work" Web site at http://wings.buffalo.edu/student-life/vp-affairs/events/todtw/

There is a $2.50 registration fee for girls ages 9-14 and adult sponsors participating in the formal program, in addition to a $3 optional fee per person for a box lunch.