Fall 2022 Events
ASPIRES: Pop-up Lemonade Stand
August 11 & 12, 10:00-1:00 pm
Meet the ASPIRES Staff and enjoy a break from the hard work of moving in with a free cup of ice cold lemonade and a goody bag! Thursday, Aug 11th, on the grassy area between New Hall North and New Hall South; and Friday, Aug 12th, on the grassy area at Ellington Warf.
WHET Drive-In Workshop
August 12, 10:00-2:00 pm, Bell Hall
Join us for the upcoming Women in Higher Education Tennessee (WHET) workshop that will take place on TTU’s campus on Friday, August 12. TTU is honored to host the event in Bell Hall 201. This gives us a chance to showcase our campus to other women across the state. The program begins at 10:00 and concludes at 2:00. The ‘timely’ theme of the event is “Leading Out of a Crisis” with keynote speaker Dr. Lori Bruce. Additional speakers include Susan Wells J.D., and Cigi England. There is no registration fee to attend and a catered lunch is provided. This workshop is open to the entire campus community including faculty, staff, administrators and students. To RSVP for the event click here. If you have additional questions, contact Alice Camuti, TTU WHET representative.
ASPIRES: Paint Night Art Therapy
August 12, 7:00 pm, TBD
Come relax with members of the ASPIRES staff and enjoy some guided art therapy with a trained art therapist! This is a great opportunity to unwind after the stress and excitement of moving in on campus and to relax and learn some mindfulness techniques before the start of the fall semester. All supplies will be provided, but space is limited, so arrive early!
ASPIRES: Yoga on the Quad
August 14, 7:30 pm, Main Quad
Come relax, clear your mind, and de-stress with Yoga on the Quad with ASPIRES Advocate and Certified Yoga Teacher Betsy Moon! Bring your friends and your yoga mat or beach towel! No other equipment is needed.
Women's Equality Celebration
August 22, 12:00-2:00 pm, RUC
Celebrate the anniversary week of women's right to vote with welcome back sweets, snacks, and prizes. You can find us on the back porch of the Roaden University Center (RUC), from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on August 22.
September 1, 4:00-5:30 pm, WMC
Join us as we showcase the work of Anna Grayson, the first winner of the Women's Center Exhibition Award, whose work will be on display in our new gallery space this semester.
Book Club: Ada Limón's The Hurting Kind
September 6, 11:00-12:00 pm, WMC
Join us for the first book club meeting this semester from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Sep 6th, in the Women's Center. Dr. Erin Hoover, professor in the English Department's Creative Writing program, is leading a special series of women's poetry for our book club this semester. We'll start with Ada Limón, who is serving as the next national poet laureate and will visit campus for a reading and writing workshop later this month. Then, Dr. Hoover has selected two additional books for us to read: Tennessee native and Tech alum Anna B. Sutton’s Savage Flower and award winning Nigerian-American Hafizah Geter’s Un-American. Please RSVP to join our book club by clicking this link.
September 16, 1:00-4:00 pm, Appalachian Center for Craft
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through an immersive printmaking afternoon at the Appalachian Center for Craft. Participate in a printmaking exhibition with Painting professor Perry Johnson, encounter revolutionary Latin American artists through Art Historian Bevin Butler Blair's lecture, and make your own buttons with signature designs created just for this experience. Please RSVP by clicking this link.
Helpful Ways to Conjure a Poem: A Writing Workshop with Ada Limón
September 20, 11:00 am, Henderson 204B
Join the current national poet laureate on a workshop about "Making Something out of Nothing," or let her help you write poetry.
An Evening with Ada Limón
September 20, 7:00 pm, Backdoor Playhouse
Love ends. But what if it doesn’t? Join us at the Backdoor Playhouse, Sep 20th,
as Ada Limón explores this question and more in her newest collection of poems.
Poetry is elemental, necessary, and deeply human.
Dolores! Film Screening
September 27, 6:00 pm, Stonecipher 126
Come enjoy a free film screening of Dolores! as part of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. "Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave" -IMDB
October 4, 11:00-12:00 pm, WMC
Join us for the second book club meeting this semester from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct 4th, in the Women's Center. This month, we will read Tennessee native and Tech alum Anna B. Sutton's Savage Flower which explores female oppression and agency in the Bible Belt South. Sutton is the winner of the 2019 St. Lawrence Book Prize from Blacklawrence Press. To join our book club, please RSVP by clicking this link.
October 18, 11:00-12:00 pm, WMC
Join us for a different kind of Monday Social! This time we will meet on Tuesday during dead hour instead of Monday. Come tour the Women's Center and hang out with ALICE. All Ladies in Civil Engineering (ALICE) is a student organization that aims to connect and empower ALL ladies interested or enrolled in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Tennessee Tech. For more information, check out their social media below:
Domestic Violence: Red Flags and Resources with Julia Roberts
October 24, 6:00 pm, Stonecipher 126
Join us for a workshop about domestic violence warning signs, including an interactive screening of the classic thriller Sleeping with the Enemy, starring Julia Roberts. Leave knowing what red flags to look for in abusive relationships and how you can help a friend you're worried about. This event is co-hosted with the Peer Empowerment Program, ASPIRES, and the Counseling Center.
Women in Leadership series: Powered by Her with Tiffany Anton
October 26, 12:00-1:30 pm, RUC 282 (Multipurpose Room)
This luncheon marks the first event in this year's Women in Leadership speaker series. It features Tiffany Anton, VP of the Biz Foundry, talking about women's entrepreneurship and inspiring community. A RSVP link is below, please RSVP by October 14th.
October 31, 2:30-4:30 pm, WMC
Join the Witches' Center Halloween Party from 2:30-4:30 pm, on Oct 31st, for some pumpkin painting, spooky treats, and a costume contest.
Anna B. Sutton Book Reading
November 7, 4:00 pm, Plenty on Spring
Join us at Plenty on Spring in Cookeville for a poetry reading of one of our book club authors this semester: Anna B. Sutton. This will be the first event of the Sawmill Poetry Series, to be held monthly on the first Monday at Plenty on Spring. The reading will be followed by an open mic night and author book signing. For more information on this event click here.
Book Club: Hafizah Geter’s Un-American
November 8, 11:00-12:00 pm, WMC
Join us for the third book club meeting this semester from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov 8th, in the Women's Center. We will close the semester with Nigerian-American Hafizah Geter’s Un-American, exploring myths of selfhood and citizenship, queerness and belonging, family and loss. Please RSVP by clicking this link to join our book club.
December 1, 11:00-1:00 pm, RUC 371
Join us for a holiday service social as we pack kits of period supplies to donate locally and enjoy holiday treats. Don't forget to wear your ugly holiday sweaters!