January 17, 2003
University to Open Womens Center on January 23;
Facility To Serve as a Wellness Resource for Universitys
UNIVERSITY, PA----As part of an increased effort to provide
its female students with health and wellness information,
Lincoln University, will open the Universitys Womens
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
Womens 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.
two thirds of our student enrollment being comprised of
women, we wanted to have a special place where women students
could go to discuss womens 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 Womens
Center will be on promoting wellness among our female
mission of the Lincoln University Womens 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.
the Womens Center operating hours will be Tuesdays
and Thursdays, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5
in 1854 as Americas 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.
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.