The 28th Annual Steel-Hendrix Award Banquet will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The Banquet will be held in The Worsham Performance Hall at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a lecture featureing Dr. Leonard Sax at 7:00 p.m. in Mills A.
The cost for the Banquet will be $20 until September 10th. After the 10th of September, the cost will go up to $25. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The recipient of the Mary and Ira A. Brumley Award for Religious Education is Karen Swales.
The recipient of the Ethel K. Millar Award for Religion and Social Awareness is Doni Martin.
The Hendrix College Youth Director of the Year is Rod Hocott.
This year's Willson Lecture keynote speaker will be Dr. Leonard Sax.
Leonard Sax is the author of Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences, Boys Adrift, and Girls on the Edge.
According to his website, Sax believes American parents are neglecting to have conversations with their children about womanhood nd manhood. As a result, children are getting these ideas from the marketplace - which are "caricatures of the real thing." He says, "The result is a growing proportion of girls who are anxious, depressed, and tired; girls who can tell you a great deal about what they do but not so much about who they are. Likewise, we find a growing proportion of boys who are disengaged not only from school but from the real world."
A 2005 Time Magazine story read "Until recently, there have been two groups of people: those who argue sex differences are innate and should be embraced and those who insist that they are learned and should be eliminated by changing the environment. Sax is one of the few in the middle -- convinced that boys and girls are innately different and that we must change the environment so differences don’t become limitations."
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and then went to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.D. He did his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Penn.
In 1990, Sax opened a medical practice in suburban Maryland, about 30 minutes northwest of the District of Columbia. He practiced there for 18 years before retiring in 2008 to devote himself to family, gender difference research, and The Montgomery Center for Research in Child & Adolescent Development.
To sign up for the banquet, please click here.
For more ticket information, you can contact Rev. J. Wayne Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-450-1263.