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. A local, state and national call for papers is distributed to help promote academic research. Over the years, 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. This year's theme is "Women and Global Change: Achieving Peace through Empowering Women"
This year marks the 31st year of the Women's Studies Program and the 28th year of the Annual All-University Conference. This will be a two-day conference kicking off with a film viewing of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" (2008) on Thursday, April 12 and continue on Friday, April 13 with simultaneous panel sessions conducted throughout the day. A continental breakfast and luncheon are also included for those that register by April 6th. Confirmed guest include two national/international speakers; Dr. Robin Chandler, author of “Women, War, and Violence”, and Jensine Larsen, founder of the global media network, World Pulse.
The Conference sessions will be held in the Student Union Building (upper level). Click here to see the schedule. The conference program, with room assignments, will be available online soon.
Location: Student Union Building, Upper Level Meeting Rooms
- 8:30 a.m. - Check In & Continental Breakfast
- 8:45 a.m. - Welcome Address in the Matador Room
- 9:00 a.m. - Morning Keynote Speaker | Dr. Robin Chandler in the Matador Room
- 10:00 a.m - 11:55 a.m. - Academic Paper & Panel Sessions (see schedule here)
- 12:00 p.m. - Luncheon & Scholarship Awards | Pre-registration required by April 6th: $30 ($15 students)
- 1:00 p.m. - Afternoon Keynote Speaker | Jensine Larsen in the Matador Room (see schedule here)
- 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Academic Paper & Panel Sessions (see schedule here)
Link to the registration form: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_registration.php
Note: Students needing to attend one or more sessions for course credit can do so for FREE. All that attend requires registration. Proof of attendance will be provided for students. Ask for details at the registration/information desk near the elevators.
For more information and access to our "Frequently Asked Questions" go to: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_faq.php
Visitors without a Texas Tech parking sticker can find parking information by entering from the Broadway entrance to the campus. The traffic kiosk attendant will give directions to the SUB and nearest visitor parking location.
The Women’s Studies Program is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.
For more information and the complete conference program schedule, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_2012.php
CONTACT: Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Studies Program
All Day Event
Event Date: 4/13/2012
TTU Student Union Building (Upper Level)