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BRIEF: Panel to examine gender studies and Christian universities

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On April 3 Whitworth University will host a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Women’s and Gender Studies at Christian Universities.”

In this discussion Whitworth professor of political science Julia Stronks will lead Linda Beail,  director of women’s studies at Point Loma Nazarene University, Beth Martin Birky, director of women’s studies at Goshen College, and Kristina LaCelle Peterson, department chair of theology at Houghton College.

It will be at 3:15 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. Admission is free. For information call 777-4937.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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