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Houston Breakthrough 1977-02 - Page 16. February 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4451/show/4445.

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(February 1977). Houston Breakthrough 1977-02 - Page 16. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4451/show/4445

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1977-02
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1977
Description Vol. 2 No. 2
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript FRESHWOMAN continued from page 8 older student sets incredibly high standards for herself and often becomes a perfectionist, causing more problems," said Dr. Joy Wilson, professor of English at the University of St. Thomas. To assist such students, Dr. Wilson formed ENCORE, a supportive organization designed to encourage older students who often feel insecure on campus. "We discuss mutual problems that older students face, such as fear of exams. I even help students find apartments and babysitters," said Dr. Wilson. "Anything supportive is helpful.' The small enrollment at the University of St. Thomas (1500) and at Houston Baptist University (1693) affords better student- faculty rapport, according to Dr. Joyce deRidder, professor at Houston Baptist University. Dr. DeRidder teaches a course on "Middle Age and Aging" and plans to formulate a program similar to St. Thomas's ENCORE in the spring. "The older student mainly needs to know she isn't alone — there are others who share her problems. I plan to have social gatherings where we can discuss these problems and share our feelings. Professors, too, need to look at the issue of the older students and establish new ways of relating to them as adults." The highest percentage of older female students is at the University of Houston where the total enrollment is 29,000; 17,000 male, 12,000 female and 2,500 in the over-30 group. "It is difficult for some women to begin college after having been away from school for a long time," admitted Connie Wallace, Associate Dean of Students at UH. "Many women are afraid when they first come out here. They have a fear of failure and feel insecure about acceptance in classes. They are very concerned about whether they can keep up with their other activities, like housekeeping and child care." DR. JOYCE DE RIDDER UH sponsored a Project Re- Entry Program in 1973, '74, and '75, which was designed to give information and advice about returning to college. It was discontinued because of a lack of response from the women it was designed to help. However, the Continuing Education Center at UH has initiated a Contemporary Woman Series which is a program of credit-free workshops and conferences. The general feeling among the women I talked with, however, is that you're on your own, no matter how many programs, lectures, and conferences are designed to assist you. "Be sure this is what you want to do," several women advised. "Don't just go into it for a lark. It's expensive, it's time-consuming, it's serious." Professors may sympathize with you for a while, but if you miss too many classes because Johnny is sick with a cold or you are late handing in a paper because you went on a convention trip with your husband, don't expect the professors to be lenient. They aren't. Another word of advice concerned overdoing it — many women make the mistake of thinking they can take a full load of studies and still manage to be The Perfect Wife and Mother. You can't, so don't even try. Accept that fact and schedule your classes accordingly. If you have small children, start slowly. It may take you several years, but it you really want a degree, you'll get it. One woman I spoke with has been in college for 20 years but she'll receive her Ph.D. next year and she says it was well worth the time. Another woman gave up a 10-year career as a nurse in order to work towards a degree in psychology. All the women I talked to agreed that the most difficult thing about college is walking. It's first-come, first-parked on the crowded campuses in Houston and your classes might be a mile or more from the parking space. So if you're really serious about going to college, get a comfortable pair of shoes. Massage To explore the spaciousness within To balance energu For appointment coll Beth Kendrick 529-5308 YES YOU CAN buy playbooksJeminist literatures-shirts, vibrators,and wall hangings in a positive, relaxed atmosphere ... A BODY AWARENESS BOUTIQUE. garden \+mm^ We grow pleasurable things <cx women 9-5 512-476-4216 or send 25c for catalog to P.O. Box 4Q28 Austin.Texas 78765 5707 Firenza Houston, Tx. 77035 AC 713/723-8368 THE FILTRISH CO. engineering consulting r P.R. FQYE,P.E. BS, Civ. Engr. - MS, BioEngr. Small Civil Engineering Projects Sewers, septics, roadways, drainage, supports, small structures Estimates, Schedules, Specifications, Project Package Industrial hygiene and safety surveys Noise abatement designs, Air pollution-ventilation systems Bioengineering Research and Design Contract Services Available Part-Time Drafting In the River Oaks Shopping Center 1968 West Gray Houston, Texas 77019 526-2273 Manager Tootie Nelson and Roger Chabulla speed v quality, results Manager Ruby Sanders In the Bermac Building 4101 San Jacinto Houston, Texas 77004 526-6364 Houston Breakthrough • February 1977 • Page 15