Women's Week

Ball State Women’s Week 2015

“Celebrating Variety”

March 23-28  

Sister Cis-ter  


Monday, March 23rd

11AM-2PM Information Table with Women’s and Gender Studies

-Student Center Tally

Stop by for information about the week of events, the Women’s  & Gender Studies program, and receive one of our NEW posters!

6-7PM Women in Art with Carol Rossetti

-AJ 175

Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti will be presenting and selling prints of her art as well as discussing her experiences in the art world.

7-8PM Women in College with Dr. Mari Callais

-Pruis Hall

Dr. Callais encourages women to lean in, take hold of their experiences, and make a difference in the lives around them.  Sponsored by Excellence in Leadership and the Panhellenic Council.  


Tuesday, March 24th

11AM-2PM Information Table with Women’s and Gender Studies

-Student Center Tally

Stop by for information about the week of events, the Women’s  & Gender Studies program, and receive one of our NEW posters!

3-4PM Women in Poverty with the YWCA

-Student Center Forum Room

Join us for an eye-opening discussion with YWCA residents on their journey from A Better Way to a better life.

4-5PM Intimate Partner Violence

-Student Center 303

The Counseling Center will present the dangers of IPV, how to spot it, and what can be done for those currently in harm’s way.

7:30-8:30PM Women in Music with Dr. Holly Hubbs

-Choral Hall

Following the career of 1920’s saxophonist Kathryne Thompson, Dr. Hubbs takes her audience on a journey through music history.  


Wednesday, March 25th

1-2:30 PM Indiana Women of Achievement

-Student Center Forum Room

The Empowerment of Women:  A Conversation with Indiana Women of Achievement Awardees.  Sponsored by the College of Sciences and Humanities’ Task Force on the Status of Women.

4-5PM Women in the Workplace

-Student Center Pineshelf Room

Women’s and Gender Studies capstone students will be presenting their end-of-the-year project.  


Thursday, March 26th

11:30AM-12:30PM Women in Publishing with Dr. Cathy Day

-Student Center 301

Dr. Day will be presenting her own experience with the publishing world and answering the questions of aspiring writers, editors, and publishers.

3-4PM Women with Disabilities

-Student Center Cardinal Hall A

Join the conversation with women with disabilities on the Ball State campus.  What’s working, what needs to be done?

5-6:30PM Self-Defense with Elemental

-Student Center Multipurpose Room

Dr. Chad Menning & Dr. Melissa Holtzman combine educational programming on assault, consent, party culture, and party safety with physical and verbal self-defense training.

7:30-8:30PM Women in Poetry with Sister Outsider

-Student Center Ballroom

Sister Outsider Poetry is an award-winning, nationally recognized spoken word duo comprised of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman.  


Friday, March 27th

12-1PM Comprehensive Sex Education

-Bracken Library 104

WGS Intern, Brittany Means, explores a more comprehensive and inclusive approach to sex education.

3-4PM Fat Positivity with Esther Wolfe and Sarah Hollowell

-Bracken Library 104

Esther Wolfe and Sarah Hollowell discuss the various implications of “fat,” who it effects, and how it can be taken back as a form of empowerment.  


Saturday, March 28th

8:00AM-2:00PM Alpha Phi Omega’s Women’s Summit

-Teachers’ College (Must Pre-Register)

Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and Alpha Phi present the Women 2 Women Summit to empower women of different backgrounds through personal and professional development. 

7:30-8:30PM Sixth Annual Women of Song

-Choral Hall

Recital features the Ball State Women’s Chorus, Ladies Choice student a cappella group, and faculty and student soloists.

7-8:30PM Vagina Monologues

-Pruis Hall

Written by Eve Ensler, performed by Ball State Students.  Presented by Feminists for Action.  *Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Office of Disabled Student Development or at the door.  


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Sunday, March 29th

Belly Dance Workshops

10AM-12PM & 1-3PM

Belly Dance Gala Show


-Pruis Hall

Workshops will be led by Leila Gamal, an internationally known professional belly dancer, teacher, and choreographer.  The gala show will include a variety of belly dancers from around the Midwest area.  Admission is free, however, donations of non-perishable goods will be accepted and donated to A Better Way.    


Women’s Week takes place every year during the last week of March, National Women’s History Month. Every year, the dynamic week is filled with lectures, discussions, film, music, and art that celebrate the achievements and experiences of women and explore contemporary social, political, and health issues.

Internships for planning and managing Women’s Week are available.


Women's and Gender Studies
Ball State University
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 108
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5451
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