We here at Women’s Studies have an exciting semester planned and hope you will be able to join us for some of our events. We are cosponsoring, along with the TTU/TTUHSC Black Faculty and Staff Association, a visit from African American poet, M. Ekere Tallie. Please join us for a poetry workshop and a public reading.
Our 29th annual conference on women continues its theme on women as global peacemakers with Yanar Mohammed, a world-renowned Iraqi feminist activist.
Please join us for our monthly brown bags. They are informal get-togethers where you are invited to bring a lunch, engage in lively conversation and make friends from around campus.
Don’t forget that we have a library with computer access for students who need a quiet and nurturing place to study or just come by and have a cup of coffee.
As I move through my second year as returning director, I want to thank the many people who have been supportive of our work and who have truly made a difference in the success of our program. I want to especially think Dr. Juan Munoz who provides the strong institutional support we need to thrive, the members of our advisor board, including Professors Purinton, Steele, Marbley, Gollahon, Ramirez, Sharp, staff representatives Boyer and Callendar and our student member Frances Martin (VP of FMLA). I also want to thank this year’s conference steering committee, Professors Rodgers, Darwish, and Jaddo.
As the African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to support a thriving program and we are grateful for our friends.
Happy New Year to All.
Director of Women’s Studies
The Women's Studies Program offers a variety of undergraduate scholarships and one graduate scholarship of different amounts. In order for a student to receive a scholarship from the Women's Studies Program, the student is required to complete a scholarship application, provide a brief essay (not more than 500 words) explaining the applicant's interest and involvement in matters particularly relevant to women's lives, two (2) letters of recommendation and a brief written summary of extracurricular activities such as honors, achievements, memberships, scholastic awards and professional accomplishments. Read more...
IN ADDITION TO YOUR APPLICATION, you must have on file at TTU:
The University offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping student's interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts. We also participate in the Graduate Certificate Program. Graduate certificates are intended to meet the supplemental post-baccalaureate education needs of professionals. A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in a subject matter. The set of courses provides a coherent knowledge base. Contact the Women's Studies Coordinator to make an appointment to be advised.
In the spirit of consciousness raising groups, please join the Women's Studies Program for our brown bag lunch series. We invite members of the campus community to bring their lunch and join us on the 2nd Friday of the month starting February 8th. We want to use this time as an opportunity for a “meeting of minds”. Read more...
February 12 & 13 - "A How-To Workshop for Getting Your Proposal Ready to Submit"
The February 22nd, 2013 submission deadline for the 29th Annual All-University Conference on Women in Higher Education is approaching quickly, and the Women's Studies Program will host two (2) workshops to help students discuss potential submissions to the conference. Space is limited. Registration is required and FREE. Read More...
In 1984, The First All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Academia was held.
This conference occurs each Spring on the campus of Texas Tech University. A local, state and national call for papers is sent out each year to help promote academic research. Over the year's the theme of the conference has merged with present day discourse of examining the cultural and social construction of gender, exploring the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studying the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. Read more...
Do you need volunteer hours? Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to plan and organize a conference? If your answer is yes to either of these questions, then the Women’s Studies Conference on April 4-5, 2013 needs your help. Read more..
Feed Your Body and Soul (FYBS) Week is coordinated by the Student Counseling Center to help educate the campus community about healthy body image and eating disorders. Infuse yourself with knowledge about healthy eating and living. Some activities place an added emphasis on holistic wellness-physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Read more...
Women are half the human race, and they're half of black history, as well. Here are some highlights bringing together black history and women's history. An ever-expanding list of resources for learning about famous African American women and other women of Black History. You'll find women who are famous and women who should be better-known, from early America and slavery to the 21st century, including the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. Read more..."Test Your Knowledge Quizzes" for both Black History Month & Women's History Month
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie - Lecturer, English Department, York College, Queens NY
Mariahdessa Ekere Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer. She has taught writing and performed her poetry in North America, Europe, and Southern Africa.
+ 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Creative Writing Workshop | University Library, Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center, RM 153 (ground level)
Seating is limited so register today!
Register: http://www.tlpd.ttu.edu/home/index.asp (click on "Register for an Event")
+ 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Public Reading and Q&A | Escondido Theatre (Student Union Bldg. lower level)
Hosted by the Women's Studies Program and the TTU/TTUHSC Black Faculty & Staff Association. Supported by the TTU Student Org - Black Graduate Student Association
The Women’s Studies Program is proud to announce a feminist forum and a symposium during the month of March in support of Women's History Month."Test Your Knowledge Quizzes" for both Black History Month & Women's History Month. Read More...
March 5 | Merket Alumni Center (17th & University)| 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The mission of the Women in Leadership Symposium is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to move higher in their organizations. Read more...
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire
women and celebrate achievements. International Women's Day has been observed since
in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized
world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Read
March 8 - | Brown Bag Lunch Series | "International Women's Day and You
DOAK Hall RM 123 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
Call for Papers/Panels/Presentations - - DEADLINE: February 22, 2013
April 13 - In 1984, The First All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Academia was held. This conference occurs each Spring on the campus of Texas Tech University. A local, state and national call for papers is sent out each year to help promote academic research. This year's theme: Women and Global Change: Achieving Peace through Empowering Women. More
April 4-5 | TTU Campus | Student Union Bldg. (upper level meeting rooms)
Download the CFP PDF - Due by email February 22, 2013
April 4 | Pre-conference Event | "Sneak Preview" Screening of TBA
Do you need volunteer hours? Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to plan and organize a conference? If your answer is yes to either of these questions, then the Women’s Studies Conference on April 4-5, 2013 needs your help. Read more...
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual worldwide campaign that takes place in the month of April. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence (focusing on sexual assault and rape) and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. More
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Why Take Back the Night? Read more here...
The first Gender Fair was held in the Spring of 2012 in the Croslin Room at the TTU Library. Gender Fair is an educational, awareness-oriented resource fair exploring gender, equity, and communication. Read more...
Online search option and check out system coming soon!
Women's Studies is home to The Edna Maynard Gott Memorial Library founded in 1995 honoring Dr. Edna Gott, first woman awarded tenure in the Department of Economics. Materials provided by the College of Human Science and Preston F. Gott (1919-2002), Professor Emeritus of Physics. Edna Maynard Gott was a founding member of the Women's Studies Program. More
This semester has plenty to offer a student interested in becoming more involved on campus. The following Texas Tech registered organizations are beginning to meet and discuss upcoming events and planning. Click on the links below to find out more about when and where they are meeting. Read More about TTU Student OrganizationsThe Love Below
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