Calendar of Events

January 2014

Nashville Cares will be providing free oral HIV testing to students with immediate and confidential results. Know the facts, know your status, and take precautions. Information and condoms also available! This event cosponsored by TTU Lambda and the Women's Center.

Would you like to be included in our Monthly book club? This is your chance to meet other readers and discuss books and issues of interest. Members will choose one common read for spring term, as well as, discuss books that they are interested in or are currently reading.  Sign up and offer suggestions for the common read during these days on our Facebook event page, soon to be linked here. Actual face-to-face meetings start in February- see below.

BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the center. 

Past volunteers and student staff are invited to meet with each other and to enjoy light refreshments while discussing upcoming programs and campus needs. Participation is by invitation only, but if you are interested, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

February

  • 2/4 First Tuesday  Book Club Meeting 11-11:50  in the Women's Center

We’ll begin the discussion of this term’s common read. Haven’t started it yet? No problem. BYOB - Bring Your Own Book.  Bring the book you are currently reading or one that you have read recently for discussion. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome. 

  • 2/10 Eve Ensler: Revolutionary Rising 7 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tony Award winning playwright, author and activist Eve Ensler will discuss her campaign to end violence against women and girls. Best known for her play The Vagina Monologues, which celebrates women’s sexuality while calling attention to sexual assault, Ensler founded V-Day, a global activist movement extending to over 140 countries. V-day raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Ensler’s artistic works. In 2013, over 5,800 V-Day benefits took place. To date, over $100 million has been raised by community activists for local programs providing assistance to survivors of violence in the United States and worldwide. A Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center.

  • 2/13 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group 11-11:50 in the Women's Center

BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the center.

  • 2/13 Attune submissions deadline email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Are you a person who likes to write and express themselves? Do you have a lot on your mind or want to open a dialogue on gender issues? Consider contributing a piece to the Women’s Center and Commission on the Status of Women newsletter. Click “newsletter” at left to see the current edition

  • 2/14  One Billion Rising for Justice 11 a.m. on the RUC South Patio(or the Backdoor Playhouse if it rains)

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Last year, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls. This year, TTU forces are uniting with V-Day activists around the world to rise for justice. There will be a special dance presentation at 11:10 followed by speakers, activities and giveaways. Join the worldwide movement to end violence against women. https://www.facebook.com/events/1387193134874532/

  • 2/23-3/1  National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Look for our display tables in the RUC throughout the week or drop by the center to pick up awareness materials

  • 2/27 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group 11-11:50 in the Women's Center

BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the center

March

  • National Women's History Month

The National Women’s History Project initiated National Women's History Week in 1978 which is now a month long affair that they coordinate. Join us as we celebrate Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.

  • 3/3-3/7  Women’s History Month Display RUC first floor lobby

TTU Women’s Center student workers and volunteers have prepared this large and interesting collection of Women’s History posters and information. Take fifteen minutes to browse and to enjoy the quizzes, pamphlets and other goodies promoting the awareness of and some particulars of Women’s History.

  • 3/4 First Tuesday Book Club Meeting 11-11:50  in the Women's Center

 We’ll continue the discussion of this term’s common read. Haven’t started it yet? No problem .BYOB - Bring Your Own Book.  Bring the book you are currently reading or one that you have read recently for discussion. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome to join the fun.

  • 3/4 V-Day Until the Violence Stops7 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Eve Ensler’s play the Vagina Monologues sparked an international movement to stop violence against women and girls. This award-winning film documents the birth and growth of the V-Day movement. Afterwards, there will be a special short film compilation of past TTU Vagina Monologue highlights. There is an entrance fee of $5 that will be donated to Cookeville’s Genesis House. This event sponsored by the Tech Players and Alpha Psi Omega Dramatic Honor Society.                                              

Beverly Watts, a Nashville native, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Humans Rights Commission whose mission is to “safeguard individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education”. Director Watts will share memories of her life as an African American woman coming of age in the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights era. This event cosponsored by the TTU Women’s Center, Minority Affairs, and the Commission on the Status of Women.

Dr. Pearson is an expert on women in politics specializing in American politics. She will discuss the challenges and opportunities for women political candidates and women already serving in elected offices from a historical and contemporary perspective. A Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center.

  • 3/27 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group 11-11:50 in the Women's Center

BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the center

April

Look for our display tables in the RUC throughout the month or drop by the center to pick up awareness materials. 

Witness and applaud these visual testimonies by survivors of violence from our campus and local community. Design your own shirt at the display or anytime at the Women’s Center. Hope and healing hang on the clothesline.

  • 4/1 First Tuesday Book Club Meeting 11-11:50  in the Women's Center

We’ll complete the discussion of this term’s common read. Haven’t started it yet? No problem. BYOB - Bring Your Own Book.  Bring the book you are currently reading or one that you have read recently for discussion. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome to join the fun.

  • 4/8  TTU Health Fair 8am - 4pm at the Fitness Center

Stop by our table at the Health Fair to meet some of our student staff and pick up some goodies.

  • 4/10 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group 11-11:50 in the Women's Center

BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the center

  • 4/24 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group 11-11:50 in the Women's Center

BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the center