Christine Messina

The personal connection between students and faculty in the Women’s Studies program is one of the main things that attracted me to the minor.
– Christine Messina ’07, English major, women’s studies minor

Wendy J. Palmquist

Professor of Psychology; 2007 Award for Excellence in Faculty Service; 2006 Distinguished Teaching Award

B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Cornell University

Dr. Wendy Palmquist has been serving the interests of Women’s Studies and equality of women on the PSU campus for quite some time. Dr. Palmquist graduated from Pomona College and Cornell University.  Before coming to PSC, she was a member of the faculty at SUNY Brockport. In 1981, she came to PSC and began teaching the Psychology of Women course. In 1987, Dr. Palmquist attended the first ‘PSC Women’s Caucus’, and worked to make the study of women more prevalent in the PSC curriculum. She was there for the creation of the Women’s Studies minor in the early nineties, and has served on the Women’s Studies Council ever since its creation in 1991. Dr. Palmquist has received four awards for her service to the university; The 1991 Hogan Award for service to Athletics, the 2006 Theo Kalikow Award, as well as the 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award, and in 2007 the inaugural Faculty Service Award. She still teaches “Psychology of Women”, and is an active member of the Women’s Studies Council.

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Helping to Heal Broken Hearts

PSU researcher hopes to improve cardiovascular patients’ long-term outcomes » A broken heart and a heart attack may not have very much in common, but they’re both painful in their own way, and both can leave scars. Unlike the scars that follow heartbreak, scars following heart attack don’t fade with time, and they often prove […]

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Honoring the Past with a Gift for the Future

Together, Kappa brothers celebrate the good times and help each other in times of need. “The friendships with Brothers of Kappa have stayed with me and so many others for all these years,” says Dana Nelson ’69, one of the fraternity’s founding brothers. “This relationship will stay with us the rest of our lives.” To […]

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The Best Job Perk Ever

 An Interview with Donald Hall ■ Diane Jeffrey ’97, Director of the Silver Center for the Arts When I tell people that I am director of PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts, they often say “That sounds like fun!” Not only do I confirm their suspicions, I often tell them about the fascinating people I […]