Theta Chapter of Delta Gamma is pleased to announce that it has been offered a unique opportunity to make a permanent impact on Indiana University and its students by establishing a lectureship program, the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics.

Focusing on the values of ethical conduct in all life’s settings, the Lectureship will bring nationally known speakers to campus who will illuminate and define standards in the character, lives, and practices for all professions.

In 1990, Dorothy (a DG alumna from the Akron chapter) and Paul Martin began the Delta Gamma Lectureships in Values and Ethics in conjunction with the Delta Gamma Foundation. The Martins challenged chapters across the country to begin lectureships on their campuses. Grants of $50,000 each were given by the Martins to be matched by the chapters and local alumnae. Currently 16 chapters have established Delta Gamma Lectureships across the country. The Martins also challenged other individuals to come forward to provide the $50,000 grants. (Download to see: Lectureship History.)

Amy Carlson Wilson, Theta Chapter '96, and her husband, Mark, a leading PGA Tour golfer, have generously come forward to support Theta Chapter's Lectureship. Amy has also been named Chairman of the Lectureship in Values and Ethics by the Delta Gamma Chapter at Indiana University.

In 2010, the IU Foundation awarded the chapter $10,000 for the Lectureship for its exemplifying philanthropy on campus. The chapter has initiated special events, such as a jewelry sale and a denim sale, throughout the year to generate funding for the lectureship.

2013 Lecture: Molly Barker, September 30, 7 p.m.

Tickets for Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run International, are available at the IU Auditorium Box Office. The event is free.

Molly Barker, MSW, founded Girls on the Run in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina. A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, she used her background in social work, counseling and teaching, along with research on adolescent issues, to develop the program. Today, there are Girls on the Run councils in over 210 cities across North America serving over 200,000 girls and women each year.

The “Girl Box,” a phrase coined by Molly, describes the imaginary place many girls go around adolescence, where cultural and societal stereotypes limit choices as well as opportunities. Starting with this strong foundation, Molly’s idea is, through the strategic launch of a variety of targeted and innovative social media and curriculum-driven projects to create a social movement, which provides girls and women with the tools and the courage to see, unravel from and eliminate their own and often unconscious buy-in to the Girl Box and its limiting messages.

Emily Miller is chair of this year's Lectureship. She will answer any questions about arrangements or attendance.

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Page last updated: September 20, 2013