Conference Schedule

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

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


Call for Proposals Nowuntil February 6, 2015
Conference Prep Workshop Fall/Spring
DEADLINE for Call for Proposals DUE February 6
Presenters Notified February 20
Registration Begins January 3, 2015
Volunteer RSVP Now
Volunteer Training April 1 & 2
Deadline for Early Registration April 3
Late Registration April 4-17
Pre-conference Event April 16
Conference April 17 & 18

Note: Check-in at the registration table, located on the upper level of the SUB near the elevators.

Do you need help with registration costs?

  • Do you want to attend but need help with covering the registration fee? Apply for our registration assistance here.


Thusday April 16th, 2015

Evening Pre-conference event

  • Ordinary Wars - Dance Performance by Flatlands Dance Theatre
    7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
    FREE and open to the public
    Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts | 511 Ave K (Mac Davis Lane)

Friday| April 17th, 2015

Check In | Late Registration

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast | Matador Room
    (The registration table is located near the elevators opposite the Matador Room)

Morning Networking session

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. | Matador Room
    Building pathways in education takes a network of colleagues and partners who can share advice and experience, and help you find solutions

Concurrent Sessions I & II

SUB Upper Level Meeting Rooms as Assigned

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Session I
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Session II

Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

Keynote Speaker - reproductive justice

Concurrent Session III, IV & V

SUB Upper Level Meeting Rooms as Assigned

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Session III
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Session IV
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Session V

Dinner - On Your Own

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • For more details go to: Visit Lubbock
  • You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@Visit_Lubbock)

    Note: Various restaurants can be found across from campus on University Ave.

Guest speaker - Taking down rape culture

Saturday | April 18th, 2015

  • Location: Texas Tech University | Student Union Building (Upper Level)
    Registration Table: Located near the elevators and student services office (west of the Matador Room)
    Program: Detailed Program PDF - Coming soon!

Check In

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check In & Continental Breakfast | Matador Room,
    SUB Upper Level
    (The registration table is located near the elevators opposite the Matador Room)

Morning Networking session

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. | Matador Room
    Building pathways in education takes a network of colleagues and partners who can share advice and experience, and help you find solutions

Session I

  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Matador Room

    Gender Equity Council (GEC)
    Topic: Title IX
    Sarah Schwintz, (Committee Chair),
    Dr. Charlotte Dunham, Dr. D'uan Green, Christy Norfleet, Samantha Christopher

Session II

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. | Matador Room
    Gender Equity Council
    Topic: Gender Equity Chairs & Women's Leadership Institute
    Dr. Karlos Hill  (Chair of Engagement, Gender Equity Council)
    Baleigh Waldrop (Co-Chair Gender Equity Council Leadership)
    Charlotte Duham (Co-Chair Committee on Employment, Gender Equity Council
    Ed Check (Co-Chair on Climate Committee on Employment Committee)
    Sarah Schwintz (Chair, GEC Title IX and member of GEC Family Committee)
    Meghan Campell (Women's Leadership Institute)
    Bailey Iverson (Women's Leadership Institute)
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Matador Room
  • The Future of Women's Studies | Roundtable Discussion with all guest and participants
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Matador Room

    Pamelya Herndon, Executive Director of Southwest Women’s Law Center, New Mexico. Herndon is a former Deputy Cabinet Secretary and General Counsel in New Mexico State government. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Read more...

Session III - Roundtable

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. | Matador Room

    Dean of Students | Dr. Amy Murphy
    Roundtable Discussion
    The Dean of Students will lead a discussion focusing on non-academic matters affecting student life, student success, and student learning.

Afternoon Workshop

  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. | Matador Room


What is STEP UP? – STEP UP is a pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others.


The Vagina Monologues

- Presented by Tech FMLA (Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance)


Who is registering? Early Registration
(Before April 3)
Late Registration
(After April 3)
Student dollar sign $15 $25
Non-Student dollar sign $25 $35
Award Recipient (DUE April 15) FREE FREE
* Attending Sessions Only
Student & Non-Student
(no breakfast, no lunch)

register online


 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)


  • We encourage students to participate via social media to give us feedback and to comment on the conference.
  • You should also use this time to meet others online to follow in the future

twitter iconTo comment and network with others at the conference use the hashtag #TTUWSC15 during the conference events.

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Conference Prep Workshop

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Fall & Spring

Conference Program

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Student Union Building (Upper Level)

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Frequently Asked Questions


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All participants will check-in at the registration table located on the upper level of the SUB near the elevators.

TTU Campus Parking

For visitors without a TTU parking sticker on their vehicle, enter off of University and Broadway for directions from the traffic kiosk to this area.

Visitors unable to find parking in this area will be directed to the closest available parking upon inquiry at the traffic kiosk. Read more...


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.

- Information about area chain hotels can be found on this link:

- Information about visiting the Texas Tech University campus can be found here

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 


Please direct questions about submitting proposals or questions of a general nature to: 
Please include "Women's Studies Conference" in the subject line so that your question can be found