Women’s conference planned at UTM

Women’s conference planned at UTM

Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011 6:01 pm

Participants attending the 13th annual Conference for Working Women will learn how to be a working woman while creating a legacy, how office ergonomics work, the difference between depressed and depression and how Google can increase workplace productivity and will receive wardrobe and makeup advice.
The conference is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the University of Tennessee at Martin Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom.
A continental breakfast and registration are schediuled for 8:30-9.
The conference is sponsored by the WestStar Leadership Program and Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise at UTM.
Mary Kate Ridgeway, UT extension director and a member of the 2001 WestStar class, will lead the conference.
The opening speaker will be Dr. Danny Nicholson of Jefferson City, Carson Newman College’s vice president of advancement.
His presentation, “Running out of Time: Creating Your Own Legacy,” is set for 9:15-10.
His career in higher education fundraising spans 26 years.
Recently, Dr. Nicholson initiated a project that brought his friends and family together to produce an original album, “Legacy Road,” which raised more than $20,000 for children in Nicaragua.
At 10, Dr. Todd Sherman, professor of health and human performance at UTM, will present “Desk Time.”
Dr. Laura Melaro will present “Depression: Seconds Count — Be Knowledgeable” at 11 a.m.
Michelle Weatherford, president of LEARN Consulting in Atoka, will be the speaker before lunch.
Her speech, “Touchdown: Scoring for Yourself —Happiness and Being Less Stressed,” is slated for 11:15- noon.
At 12:30, beauty consultants will present “Before and After,” providing makeup tips.
The beauty session will be followed at 1 by “It’s GOOGLE Time,” presented by Steve Holt.
The final session, “Fashion Time,” will feature Julie Burke, a clothing consultant.
The deadline to register for the conference is Feb. 4.
For more information about the conference, or to register, contact WestStar Coordinator Virginia Grimes at (731) 881-7298 or  e-mail her at vgrimes@utm.edu.
Participants can also register online at www.utm.edu/weststar.
There is a $35 per person fee to attend the conference, and the cost is $60 for two. The registration fee covers a continental breakfast and lunch.

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