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Friday, January 17, 2003

Lincoln University to Open Women’s Center on January 23; Facility To Serve as a Wellness Resource for University’s Female Students

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA----As part of an increased effort to provide its female students with health and wellness information, Lincoln University, will open the University’s Women’s Center on January 23 during a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. The new on-campus facility is located on the basement level of Lorraine Hansberry Hall.

The Women’s Center Grand Opening culminates nearly two years of research and planning by the Lincoln Network Society---an organization comprised of students, faculty, staff and community leaders---to provide a place for women and concerned others to find support and understanding of their unique issues.

“With two thirds of our student enrollment being comprised of women, we wanted to have a special place where women students could go to discuss women’s issues and wellness information,” said Patricia Nelson, Ed.D., president of the Lincoln University Network Society, and wife of Lincoln President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. “The focus of the Women’s Center will be on promoting wellness among our female students.”

The mission of the Lincoln University Women’s Center is to assist female students in making healthy lifestyle choices in six targeted areas of human wellness. These areas focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cultural aspects of wellness.

Initially, the Women’s Center operating hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Founded in 1854 as America’s first Historically Black University, Lincoln University combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society. The University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer and information sciences; and biological and life sciences. In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in Pennsylvania in the same categories.

From April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array of campus and external events, activities and announcements. For more information about Lincoln University, please visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574; hkelly@lu.lincoln.edu

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