Oxford presents "Leadership, Service and Character"

Associate professor of sociology Mike McQuaide and Chaplain Sammy Clark will be the featured speakers at "Oxford: Leadership, Service and Character" to be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Cox Hall Rooms 1 and 2. Oxford continuees, faculty and staff who are Oxford alumni and parents of current, former and future Oxford students are invited. Lunch will be served, and the program will begin at noon. Tickets are $6 faculty/staff; $3 students. Door prizes will be awarded. RSVP by Feb. 3 to Mellie Davis at 784-8414 or e-mail to

Women's Center forming Motherless Daughters support group

The Women's Center has announced that it is forming a support group for women faculty, staff and students of all ages who have lost their mothers. The concept of a Motherless Daughters support group was inspired by Kate Edelman's book, Motherless Daughters. Facilitated by Kate Hauk, a United Church of Christ minister, storyteller and pastoral counselor, the support group will meet at the Women's Center. Dates and times for meetings will be determined by the schedules of those who sign up. There is no cost for the support group. Call the Women's Center at 727-2000 for further information.

Kellermann to discuss gun ownership

Arthur Kellermann, associate professor of emergency medicine and director of the Center for Injury Control at the Rollins School of Public Health, will discuss "Gun Ownership: Considering the Context for Responsible Choice" as part of the Herndon Lectures in Professional Ethics on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs Center.

Topics Kellermann plans to address include whether keeping a gun for protection makes sense for a particular individual and his or her family; whether growing numbers of firearms contribute to violent crime in the community; and whether large numbers of armed citizens serve as an effective deterrent to even higher rates of violent crime.

A $5 donation is requested for a light buffet beginning at 6 p.m. The lecture will begin approximately at 6:45 p.m. Reservations should be made by Friday, Feb. 3, by calling the Ethics Center at 727-1789.

Women's Center offers drop-in counseling

The Women's Center is sponsoring a drop-in hour for women staff, students and faculty with Ellen Zucrow of the Emory Counseling Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.- noon. Zucrow will provide private and confidential consultation and also will make referrals if desired. No appointment is needed. For more information, call 727-2000.