2022 Annual CPC Faculty Workshop for new tenure-track faculty and

tenure-track faculty, visitors, lecturers, teaching professors from 2018-2022

“New and Nearly-New Faculty Guide to Self-Care”

Virtual Zoom event

Host: Dickinson College

Saturday, January 22, 2022

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

THEME: Guide to Self-Care (Self-Care 101)             \

The workshop includes 3 facilitators with break-out sessions and Q&A

#1 Work-life balance – Time Management Facilitator: Marni Jones, Dean and Director of Access and Disability Services and SOAR: Strategies, Organization, and Achievement Resources, Dickinson

#2 Building relationships – Mentoring and Partnerships Facilitator: Professor Jennifer Morford, Professor of Chemistry, Franklin & Marshall

#3 Finding Your Joy – Quality of Life, Navigating Difficult Circumstances Facilitator: Michele Ford, PhD, Lecturer in Psychology and practicing clinical psychologist, Dickinson

               RSVP to; Executive Assistant to the CPC

Planning group: Associate Deans of the CPC

2021 Annual CPC Conference Women’s, Gender & Sexuality

Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC)                   

Gettysburg, Dickinson, and Franklin & Marshall Colleges

                      Virtual event hosted by Franklin & Marshall College                          

Launch of Digital Archive                                                    Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:45 pm                                                                      

Have you written an essay, a piece of creative writing, or created an art project that explores gender and sexuality themes? Consider submitting your project to the archive. Students are highly encouraged to transform standard academic essays into one of the following presentation formats prior to submitting: 

–       An informative blog post, video blog (vlog) presentation, or podcast that communicates the key points of your academic paper for a public audience. 

–       A photo essay that could be inspired by a previously written academic research paper or developed as a stand-alone project.

–       Creative writing projects that clearly center around WGSS themes.

–       Work in the creative arts, including art, film, theater, dance, and music, that can be effectively shared through digital media and that clearly centers around WGSS themes.

By privileging these digital mediums, we aim to decenter the dominance of written word and make scholarly conversations more accessible. While student submissions must be intellectually rigorous and creative, they do not necessarily have to reproduce the dominant modes of academic writing and discourse. Please direct all questions to project leaders, Professors Sandra Lee, Meagan Tripp, and Rachel Feldman, using this dedicated email address:

Please submit your work here by March 19, 2021. The platform will be launched on April 12 at 5:45pm, with a Zoom event open to the entire CPC community. 

A direct link to the application form can be found here and on the F&M WGSS website:

For any questions, please email 

The WGSS Digital Archive is generously funded by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium.

2021 Annual CPC New (and nearly-new) Faculty Workshop


Saturday, January 16, 2021

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Virtual conference, hosted by Gettysburg College


Renée A. Blake, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Linguistics and Social & Cultural Analysis New York University


Dr. Kenneth Saunders, United Solutions Consultancy Group

Sessions include:

1) tips for constructing an antiracist syllabus/writing antiracist statements for syllabi,

2) being/ becoming an advocate for antiracism on campus, and

3) leading antiracist conversations in the classroom.

Each session will include a breakout session where participants will have hands-on experience in antiracist work.

The conference is free to all new tenure track and visiting faculty and nearly-new faculty from 2017 – current.

Registration information will follow.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The annual CPC WGSS Conference on April 4 has been canceled due to the impact of COVID-19 on our campuses. The event will not be re-scheduled this semester. Thank you for your understanding. We regret the inconvenience.


33rd Annual 2020 CPC Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Conference

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Life Sciences & Philosophy Building
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster PA        

Sponsored by the CPC and the WGSS programs of Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, and Franklin & Marshall College

Eighteen undergraduate student presentations in morning and early afternoon sessions

Keynote speakers will conclude the conference:
Cinzia Arruzza, associate professor of philosophy, The New School of Social Research                                                       
2) Tithi Bhattacharya, associate professor of history, Purdue University

(deadline March 27)

There is no charge for the conference and lunch is provided. Advanced registration required by Friday, March 27.

32nd Annual CPC Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Conference


MARCH 23, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Breidenbaugh Hall
Gettysburg College


ALEXIS LOTHIAN, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, and JESSICA JOHNSON, Assistant Professor, Center for Africana Studies and Department of History, Johns Hopkins University


There is no charge for the conference, and lunch is provided. However, advanced registration is required by March 15.

The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, announces its Annual Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference.

The 2019 WGSS comes at a time of heightened activism around the world as the U.S. and much of Europe move to the right politically as seen in resistance movements such as Black Lives Matter, Women’s March on Washington, #Metoo, etc. Transnational forms of feminism have thrived, along with on-going efforts to decolonize US and European feminisms by recognizing contributions of women from other world regions. Queer and Trans activism and theories have been challenging and enriching the discipline, along with Disability studies. There has also been an effort to rethink the “history” of the U.S. women’s activism in order to include the histories of those who were involved in anti-lynching campaigns, indigenous rights movements, the Civil Rights movement, immigration advocacy, the Chicano/a Movement, the labor movement, and civil rights for LGBTQ people, among others. How can those of us committed to social justice tell these stories in a more inclusive way (looking back at contested histories)? How can we move forward to form coalitions for social change (looking forward to multiple futures)? How can we better craft theories and practices that “lead to liberation, making the connection between our past and our future,” as Barbara Smith phrased it? 

For questions, contact the CPC at

Call for Posters

The Second Central Pennsylvania Consortium Symposium on “Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice”
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dickinson College
Althouse Hall
45 N College Avenue
Carlisle PA

The symposium aims to examine the intersections between soccer and social justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. As the most popular sport on the planet, soccer can often perpetuate stereotypes of identity, such as gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, religion and national or regional origin. More than any other sport, soccer has the power to unite and/or divide people. The reach and popularity of soccer offer unique potential to open spaces for contestation of injustices within greater society. This one-day collaborative event sponsored by the CPC and its member institutions will bring together a diverse group of scholars, journalists, students, athletes, coaches and community members to discuss issues of equality and representation in soccer with a focus on the past, present, and future of the sport.

With the hope of expanding the conversation to the greater field of sport studies, undergraduate students from any institution are invited to submit abstract proposals (250-word maximum) to present research projects (at any stage of development) in poster form on issues of social justice in an area of sporting activity. 

Deadline for abstract submission: Saturday, September 8
In your abstract, please include:
Your full name (or names, if a panel)
Academic status (Class of ’19, etc)
Email address

Email for submissions or inquiries:

Schedule for CPC Soccer Symposium