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Lecture at Hartwick to Celebrate Title IX Anniversary

September 17, 2012

Hartwick College Athletic Director Dr. Kim Fierke and Hartwick College Women's Field Hockey Head Coach Anna Meyer will offer a lecture on Title IX at noon on Wednesday, September 26 in the Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall on the College campus. The presentation is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The goal of the lecture at Hartwick College is to celebrate the anniversary of Title IX and women's sports. Throughout the discussion, Fierke will speak about Title IX from a NCAA regulations perspective. Meyer will discuss Title IX through a historical lens, such as how the how the amendments impact education and sports.

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions, and is fully referred to as the "Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972" (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965). This act is codified as Title 20, United States Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681-1686. The act was also amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 ("Title IX").

For more information on the lecture at Hartwick College, contact Assistant Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Coordinator, Dr. Sara Rinfret at 607-431-4586 or at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031