Texas Tech University

25th Annual Conference for the Advancement of Women


The Women's & Gender Studies and the Conference Program Committee at Texas Tech University was proud to host the 25th Annual All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, "Innovation, Migration and Transference: Voices, Gender and Expression in the Changing World", which was held on the campus of Texas Tech University, April 2 - 3, 2009.

Opening Presentation

April 2nd, 2009
Blue Prints: Archives, Art and Scholarship
Carol Flueckiger, Associate Professor, School of Art
Jennifer Snead, Assistant Professor, English
TTU Student Union Building (Second Floor)
Mesa Room

carol flueckiger and jennifer snead discuss their work 2009

Reception sponsored by the Women's Studies Community Connection, a Lubbock-based advocacy group that has supported the Women's & Gender Studies for more than 15 years.

Conference Program

April 3, 2009 Papers/Posters Sessions
TTU Student Union Building (Second Floor)
8:00 am - 2:30 pm | Academic Poster Sessions

shelby knox guest speaker for 2009 conference morning address

Welcome & Morning Address
Women's Rights Organizer and subject of the film "The Education of Shelby Knox", Shelby Knox

gloria steinem 2009 keynote speaker womens studies conference

Keynote Speaker
Emmy Award-winning writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem

Student | Faculty | Community Participation & Attendance

2009 Discussion Sessions included:

  • Papers = 18
  • Panels = 5
  • Poster = 27
2009 womens studies discussion session

Special Thank You to the following supporters

  • Dr. Guy Bailey, President
  • Grace Hernandez, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Dr. Jane Winer, Interim Provost
  • Dr. Robert Stewart, Interim Vice President, Provost Office
  • Dr. Matt Baker, Dean, College of Outreach and Distance Education
  • Dr. John Burns, Dean, College of Agricultural Science & Natural Resources
  • Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. Carol Edwards, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Dr. Pamela A. Eibeck, P.E., Dean, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Dr. Kitty Harris-Wilkes, Director of the Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery
  • Dr. Linda Hoover, Dean, College of Human Sciences
  • Gen. Walter B. Huffman, USA (ret.), Dean, School of Law
  • Dr. Juan Munoz, Vice President, Office on Institutional Diversity & Community Engagement
  • Dr. Michael D. Shonrock, Vice President for Student Affairs

Special Thank You to the Conference Program Committee:

  • Christina Ashby-Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History
  • Laura Calkins, Ph.D., Director, Women's Studies
  • Tricia Earl, MFA, Coordinator, Women's Studies
  • Lynne Fallwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History
  • Carol Fitzgerald Flueckiger, MFA, Associate Professor, Art
  • Jennifer Snead, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, English
  • Richard B. Verronne, Ph.D., Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Academic Advisor, Instrutor Honors College

What did the Community say about the 2009 Women's Studies Conference activities & events:

Additional media coverage from the Avalanche Journal

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