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Title IX advocate discusses policy and progress

October 21, 2002
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Susan Hill, director, undergraduate program in Women's Studies, (319) 273-7195
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Women's Studies Program and the Iowa Women's Foundation will present Title IX advocate, Christine Grant and her program, 'After 30 years, Title IX is still a current issue,' at 7 p.m, Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Seerley Hall, Room 115. UNI faculty and students will also speak about their experiences with Title IX.

Grant is a former University of Iowa women's athletic director. A native of Scotland, she graduated from Dunfermline College of Physical Education in 1956. Before joining the University of Iowa in 1969, she coached and played field hockey in Scotland and Canada. Grant received her bachelor's degree in physical education as well as a master's and doctoral degrees in sports administration from Iowa.

In addition to authoring many articles on women in sports, and reviewing collegiate athletic programs, Grant has provided expert testimony in many landmark sports discrimination lawsuits and presentations on Title IX and gender equity throughout the country.

Preceding Grant's speech will be a potluck dinner in Baker Hall, Room161 at 5:30 p.m. The public may attend both events at no charge.