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Title IX passage celebrated

Moravian College recognized the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX with a weeklong series of events ranging from sports clinics for local children to lectures and a luncheon.

Dr. Margaret McMenamin and Dr. Christina W. Jackson answer questions at Moravian's Title IX Keynote Lecture.
Photo by Michelle Wyrich '16

The keynote lecture featured Dr. Margaret McMenamin, president of Union County College in New Jersey and the first woman to receive a basketball scholarship from Temple University, in 1975. She was joined by Dr. Christina W. Jackson, a former Moravian professor and coach. Dr. Jackson left Moravian in 1969 and spent the next 30 years coaching and teaching at the College of William& Mary.

The lecture, which also included a question and answer session, was the second of two events on Thursday that also featured a luncheon with the two speakers. Earlier in the week, Moravian hosted a badminton tournament, one of the first sports added at Moravian for women after the passing of Title IX.

On Saturday, Moravian's women's teams hosted a free clinic for more than 60 girls from kindergarten through 8th grade. And on Tuesday, about 80 sixth-grade students from Nitschmann Middle School participated in a track & field clinic in the Timothy Breidegam Fieldhouse.

Nitschmann Middle School students participate in a track and field clinic.

Photo by Stephanie Dengler '16

Moravian student-athletes, as well as the Greyhounds' track and field coaches, had the sixth graders rotate between four stations where they were taught the proper mechanics in the high jump, javelin, long jump and shot put. After a short training session, each student was given the opportunity to try the event twice with their marks recorded.

Before walking back to Nitschmann, the sixth graders received a certificate and a chocolate gold medal from Moravian. To view a photo gallery from this event, click here. To view photos of the week's events, click here.

Briana VanBuskirk '13 and Andrea Eck '14 give some field hockey pointers during the sports clinic.

Photo by Mark Fleming