Women’s Symposium Today at UNK

Tracy Lungrin
Greek adviser and leadership coordinator, 308.865.8519

First Women’s Symposium opens at 1 p.m. today on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus, according to Tracy Lungrin, UNK Greek Life coordinator.

Presentations will take place in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Keynote speaker Dr. Grace Mims, UNK counseling and school psychology associate professor, will present “When Friendship Hurts.” Dr. Mims will also discuss cyberbullying (electronic communication effects on friendships), forgiveness and attachment issues.

Break-out sessions will follow the speaker. According to Lungrin, topics will pertain to healthy relationships for women in the work place, school and home, along with self-esteem.

Among the topics are: “He’s Just Not That Into You” by UNK mental health practitioner Kristin Steinbeck, “Killing Us Softly: Body Image and the Media” by Dr. Mims, and a self-defense class by the UNK Police and Parking Services.