• Spring Colloquium to examine the media’s representation of female athletes

    Posted: March 21, 2011

    Author: Meaghan Gordon

     LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama presents the James E. Colquitt Faculty Colloquium on Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Callaway Schoolhouse, with a Phi Kappa Phi Academic Scholarship fundraising dinner served on the Spence-Moon House patio immediately following the presentation.

    Department of Languages and Literature assistant professor Dr. Amy Jones will present “The Media’s Representation of Female Athletes.” Jones examines how a female athlete’s appearance influences her perceived credibility. Her research suggests that media consumers are frequently exposed to social stereotypes, and such exposure influences attitudes about female athletes.

    Following the colloquium, Phi Kappa Phi honor society will host a barbecue dinner to raise scholarship funds. The menu includes pulled pork with various sauces, bread, two varieties each of potato salad and coleslaw, homemade macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, and, for dessert, pecan tasses.

    Although the Colloquium is free to everyone, dinner reservations are required. Tickets for the meal are $8, and additional donations to the academic scholarship are welcomed. Please make reservations by April 8 at 5 p.m. by contacting Janie Gregg at 205-652-3716.

    The Colloquium, which takes place in the fall and spring semesters, is a forum for faculty and students to share original research, scholarship or creative work with the university community.

    Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and UWA’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter, the event is named in memory of Dr. James E. Colquitt, a UWA English professor from 1984-94 and winner of the William E. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Teaching. A beloved teacher, a lover of knowledge and a devotee of language, Colquitt was instrumental in establishing the faculty colloquium.

    The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information about the presentation, please contact Mary Pagliero at 205-652-3765. For more information about the dinner, please contact Lee Stanton at 205-652-3451.
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