Title IX roundtable at NMU

MARQUETTE – A free, public roundtable discussion on the impact of Title IX legislation on women’s athletics and education will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in 105 Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University.

The roundtable will feature individuals whose lives and work have been affected by Title IX legislation: Barb Patrick, retired NMU coach and assistant athletic director; Jamie Tuma, Marquette Senior High School athletic director; Rebecca Mead, NMU history professor; and Cindy Paavola, NMU communications and marketing director, who formerly worked in sports information and journalism. This discussion is in conjunction with the Beaumier Center’s current exhibition, “U.P. Power! High School Sports in Upper Michigan.”

This roundtable will deal not only with how the law came into being, but also the changes that have taken place over the past 41 years.