Presentation on Women in Politics Rescheduled

Image Teri Finneman Teri Finneman, author of "Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s," will speak May 30 at USD.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- College professor Teri Finneman will speak next week at the University of South Dakota about her book, “Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From ‘Lunatic’ Woodhull to ‘Polarizing’ Palin.” It was delayed a week because of Wednesday’s storm.

With the United States within reach of electing its first female president because of Democrat Hillary Clinton's success so far, Finneman will examine the media experiences of women political pioneers who helped pave the way to the breaking of the glass ceiling.

Finneman, an assistant professor of Journalism & Mass Communications at South Dakota State University, will speak at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. The presentation is sponsored by USD history, political science and women and gender studies.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News