Conference Awards

311ST Annual Conference on the
 Advancement of Women
Framing a New Narrative: Intersecting Gender and Sexuality

Framing a New Narrative: Intersecting Gender and Sexuality

Texas Tech University-- April 16th, 17th & 18th, 2015
TTU Student Union Building

In celebration, three $100 prizes/awards are being offered this year as a generous donation from Esther and Roger Lichti. We thank them and appreciate their contribution and continued support.

The Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program is pleased to announce the opening of nominations and submissions for the following awards for the Conference:

Note: All application forms must be completed, with written materials including letters of recommendation, and received by 5:00 PM on the due date listed below.  Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Designed to recognize and champion excellence, awards and prizes will be announced at the Conference Luncheon, April 17, noon - 1:00 p.m., SUB Matador Room. 

Type of Awards  | Award Ceremony

For more information on Award Ceremony click here

Sandy River Memorial Endowment

On May 12, 2012, Women’s Studies lost a good friend, Sandy River. Sandy served as our library liaison, a member of the Women’s Studies Advisory Board and provided countless other small and large acts of support and encouragement that will be sorely missed by all of us in Women’s Studies.  - Dr. Charlotte Dunham, Director, Women's Studies Program

DUE: February 6
  • An endowment fund has been established in honor and memory of our friend and colleague, Sandy River.
  • Description: The Sandy River Memorial Endowment will provide assistance to a student at Texas Tech, with preference, to outstanding graduate or undergraduate students who presents library and/or archival research in gender studies or related fields at the Texas Tech Annual All University Conference.
  • How do I apply? Read more...

Feminist Activist Award | Download Form 

The Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Feminist Activist Award to be given to an outstanding Texas Tech University undergraduate or graduate student who has shown leadership through advocacy for women and gender issues on campus.

DUE: April 3

Print the application and return with all additional materials requested to:

Texas Tech University
Women's Studies Program
Attention: Conference Awards Committee
Box 42009
Lubbock, TX. 79409-2009

  • The award is being given to honor the contributions of Ms. Ruth Lauer to the Women’s Studies Program.   She is a role model to many women in our community through her dedication and support of women, and especially to the Women’s Studies program.  We want to thank her for years of support by giving this award in her name.
  • We are asking people in the TTU community to nominate a student who has shown leadership and a commitment to and work on behalf of women or gender on campus or in the community.
      • Ask the student to write a one page essay describing their activities on behalf of women and gender and their commitment to future efforts for change.
      • Include a letter of support from someone who is familiar with the student’s work on gender equity, which could be a letter from the nominator.
      • Download the application form from the Women’s Studies web site at depts.ttu.edu/wstudies. 
      • Nominations will evaluated by a panel of women’s studies affiliated faculty and/or instructors.

    Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed!

    For further instructions, download the application form below and print.

    DEADLINE: Send in nomination no later than April 3, 2015

    The winner will receive a $100 prize and will be announced at the Annual Conference on the Status of Women at TTU on April 17, 2015.  Register now!

Undergraduate Student Paper Award | Download Form

The Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program is pleased to announce an undergraduate student paper award to be given to an outstanding Texas Tech University undergraduate paper produced by a student enrolled in a Women’s Studies course during the academic year 2014-2015.

DUE: April 3

Print the application and return with all additional materials requested to:

Texas Tech University
Women's Studies Program
Attention: Conference Awards Committee
Box 42009
Lubbock, TX. 79409-2009

  • The award is given in memory of Dr. Gwen Sorell whose strong leadership as director of the Women’s Studies program has set the foundation for the success of the program that has endured for over 30 years.
     
    We encourage undergraduate women’s studies students to submit a full, written paper that they have submitted to read at the conference for consideration for the prize. The paper can be on any topic related to material covered in a Women’s Studies course.  For further instructions, download the application form below and print.

    DEADLINE: Papers must be received no later than April 3, 2015.

    The winner will be chosen by a panel of Women’s Studies affiliated faculty and/or instructors.

    The winner will receive a $100 prize and will be announced at the Annual Conference on the Status of Women at TTU on April 17, 2015.  Register now!

Graduate Student Paper Award | Download Form

The Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program is pleased to announce a graduate student paper award to be given to an outstanding Texas Tech University graduate paper produced by a student enrolled in a Women’s Studies course during the academic year 2014-2015

DUE: April 3

Print the application and return with all additional materials requested to:

Texas Tech University
Women's Studies Program
Attention: Conference Awards Committee
Box 42009
Lubbock, TX. 79409-2009 

  • The award is given in recognition of Dr. Marjean Purinton whose service to the Women’s Studies program has been critical to our success.  We are grateful to Dr. Purinton for all of the advice, support and work on behalf of Women’s Studies that she has provided over the years. 
  • We encourage graduate women’s studies students to submit a full, written paper that they have submitted to read at the conference for consideration for the prize. The paper can be on any topic related to material covered in a Women’s Studies course.  For further instructions, download the application form below and print.

    DEADLINE: Papers must be received no later than April 3, 2015.

    The winner will be chosen by a panel of Women’s Studies affiliated faculty and/or instructors.

    The winner will receive a $100 prize and will be announced at the Annual Conference on the Status of Women at TTU on April 17, 2015. Register now!

Registration

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 What attendees have said about the conference

  • Just wanted to send my hearty and heartfelt congratulations for an EXCELLENT conference! Wow! It was absolutely light years above any previous conference. I really was impressed.  I also thought the Shelby Knox/Gloria Steinem intergenerational interplay was really effective. I heard quite a few people thinking about intergenerational feminism in a deep way. - Anisa M. Zvonkovic, Ph.D.,Professor & Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Texas Tech University (2009)
  • I just wanted to thank you both for the opportunity to present in the conference last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting other presenters and academicians while sharing future research ideas. I even had a chance to meet Gloria Steinem, which made my week :) It was a wonderful learning experience for me and a great opportunity for the University. It truly was the experience of a lifetime. - Erin D. Murphy, Graduate Student & Part-time Instructor, Applied and Professional Studies (2009)

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Location

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Check-in

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Campus Parking

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Accommodations

The Program, unless otherwise noted, is unable to offer travel scholarships at this time. We will announce potential funding for travel scholarships as they become available. Likewise, any discounts for area hotels will be announced as they become available.

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Volunteer Needs

Please help make the Women's Studies Conference a huge success by serving as a volunteer. Specific tasks, as well as miscellaneous duties, are offered to provide you an experience of a behind the scenes look at organizing and planning a conference of this nature. Read more...

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Conference Registration and Information Table Monitor
  • Program/Panel Session Monitor
  • Technical Equipment Monitor
  • Greeters/Guides
  • Volunteer Training 

Questions

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