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Professor Arneson to Attend Oxford Round Table Forum

Dr. Patricia Arneson of Wayne State College will participate in the 20th anniversary of the Oxford Round Table, to be held July 5-10 at Oxford University in Oxford, England.  Arneson is one of 40 international scholars invited to attend as a discussant and/or presenter.  Fellow participants include governmental and business leaders, ministers of education, and educational leaders and faculty from institutions and countries worldwide.

The purpose of the Oxford Round Table is to promote education, art, science, religion and human rights through academic presentations and scholarly discussion.  First held in 1989, the Oxford Round Table is a unique forum that provides the opportunity to discuss important policy questions during a five-day period in a collegial “think-tank” atmosphere.  This year’s forum is “Women’s Careers:  The Presumption and Burdens of Proof.”   Topics include career traps for women, women’s career investments and returns, workplace politics, social and cultural restraints on equal pay, workplace discrimination, and gender equity issues.

Participants will reside on the Oxford University campus during the week, dining at the famed medieval Exeter Dining Hall (1314) used in the Harry Potter films.  Formal Round Table sessions are held in the Rhodes House (home of the Rhodes Scholars), the Oxford Union Debating Society (famously, “the last bastion of free speech in the western world”) or in the Examination Schools or halls of one of the 39 Colleges within Oxford University.


Dr. Arneson is professor of business at Wayne State College, teaching in the disciplines of Human Resource Management and Business Teacher Education.  She has been the recipient of teaching and service awards for her contributions to Business Education.  Arneson is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as the Nebraska State Business Education Association, Mountain-Plains Business Education Association, National Business Education Association, and Delta Pi Epsilon graduate honorary.





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