Highlights of Carrie Chapman Catt Center’s

Daily Staff Writer

Fifth Annual Spring Conference

Feb. 28-Mar. 1 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building

Fri. Feb. 28

“Women as Public Policy-Makers: the Voice of Iowa Women Legislative Leaders” Panel discussion with Sen. Mary Kramer, Pres. of Iowa Senate; Sen. Elaine Szymoniak, Rep. Beverly Nelson, and Rep. Cecelia Burnett

4:15-5:30 p.m.

Reception honoring women political leaders and presentation of the 1997 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on the Subject of Women

5:30-6:30 p.m.

“Who Speaks for Us? Women and the Political Agenda,” Shirley Chisholm, former U.S. Congresswoman

8:00 p.m.

Sat. Mar. 1

“The Voice of Women as Voters: Mobilizing the Gender Gap,” Karen Paget, political scientist

9:00-10:00 a.m.

“The Videostyles of Women Political Candidates: a Look at their Television Commercials” Dianne Bystrom, CattCenter director & “Replacing Dole and Kassebaum: Gender Implications of the Kansas Race for the U.S. Senate,” Diana Carlin and Lene Oedum Jensen, University of Kansas

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Luncheon: “Media Coverage of Women Voters, Candidates and Political Leaders,” Candy Crowley, CNNCongressional correspondent

12:00-1:30 p.m.

“The Changing Role of the Modern First Lady,” Nancy Kegan Smith, senior archivist in the Office of Presidential Libraries and co-editor of Modern First Ladies: Their Documentary Legacy

1:45-2:45 p.m.

“The Voice of Women in the Political Process: Victories and Visions,” interactive wrap-up with conference participants

4:00-5:00 p.m.