The Carolina Women's Center and the Association for Women Faculty and Professionals co-sponsored an informal session with Dr. Susan Moeser, Chancellor James Moeser's wife.
"I just thought it would be a good idea to welcome our new chancellor's wife," said Diane Kjervik, director of the Carolina Women's Center. "We want her to know that we are thrilled to have her here."
The sentiment was echoed by Moeser, who was pleased to be involved in campus activities.
"I think this is a great opportunity for me to meet women on campus, and I feel that these are very important groups on campus," she said. "When you're the new kid on the block, it's nice to meet people in a different setting."
The reception was as much a welcome to Moeser as it was an opportunity for women to network with other women on campus, Kjervik said.
"This is a terrific organization, and it's one of the best-kept secrets," said Bonnie Raphael, head of a professional actor training program for the Department of Dramatic Art.
"It's an opportunity for professors and members of the medical faculty who are women to meet each other and have some kind of social interaction."
The gathering attracted professional women from all over campus, from those in administration to faculty members to department chairwomen.
A few women were even drawn back to campus from retirement to see their old friends and hear of the latest happenings.