Women's Week


Women’s Week 2016 Schedule of Events


Monday, March 21st  

Information Table With Women’s and Gender Studies & “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” Photo Shoot

11:00AM-1:00PM | Student Center Tally

Free posters, pins, & answers to any questions you may have about the Women's & Gender Studies program. Come by and have your picture snapped to show your support to end gender-based discrimination & violence.

1 in 3:  What Does It Take for You to Be Outraged?  Tour

5:00PM-6:00PM | David Owsley Museum of Art

Join us for a guided tour through this domestic violence centered exhibit shown in only one other city this year.

Men Behind the Curtain: Men & Masculinity

7:00PM-8:00PM | Student Center Pineshelf Room  

There are many faces of masculinities in America and on college campuses, what would happen if that face was physically absent from the conversation? Come to this event and engage, listen, and dialogue with the men behind the curtain.


Tuesday, March 22nd

Women with Disabilities panel

11:00AM-1:00PM | Student Center Forum Room  

Learn more about Disability Awareness.  Several female students with disabilities

will share their life and school experiences with the audience. Q & A to follow. 

7th Annual Women of Song

7:30PM-8:30PM | Sursa Hall

This recital features the Ball State Women's Chorus, Ladies' Choice student a capella group, and faculty and student soloists.

Presented by the school of music.


Wednesday, March 23rd  

Indiana Women of Achievement

1:00-2:30PM | Student Center Forum Room

The Empowerment of Women: A Conversation with Indiana Women of Achievement Awardees. This year’s panelists include Annette Craycraft, Beth Lang, Representative Linda Lawson, and Dr. Kay Stickle.

Sponsored by the College of Sciences and Humanities Task Force on the Status of Women.

Gender Mainstreaming & international NGOs

Cheri Ellefson, M.A.

3:00PM-4:00PM | Student Center Forum Room

How do secular and faith-based international NGOs define gender equality on their websites? International Women’s Issues Instructor Cheri Ellefson, M.A., will explore how NGOs follow stated goals and definitions.

Women in the Workplace Poster Session

5:00PM-6:00PM | Pruis Lobby  

Women's & Gender Studies students will be presenting their capstone projects exploring their ideal careers and the women who have them.

An Evening with Roxane Gay

6:30PM-7:45PM | Pruis Hall  

Author of the New York Times best seller “Bad Feminist,” Roxane Gay, will be speaking about her experiences writing the award winning book, blogging, & editing.  

Co-sponsored by: the Department of English, the Multicultural Center, Housing & Residence Life, the Department of Communication Studies, Excellence in Leadership, & the Department of Sociology.

In Print festival of First Books

8:00PM | Arts & Journalism Building Room 175

Authors who have just published their first books and editors from small press or literary journals will give readings, talking about their experiences getting published, & will work with Ball State students.

Presented by the English department and the creative writing program.


Thursday, March 24th  

Fat and Feminism:  The other Two F-Words

Dr. Joyce L. Huff

1-2 PM | Student Center 301

This mixture of presentation and discussion will explore questions of how to include women of size within the current women’s movement, how issues of body image and fat-phobia affect women across the spectrum of sizes, and how a fat identity intersects with other identity markers.

Educating a Diverse Nation: Dr. Marybeth Gasman

6:30PM | Arts & Journalism Building 175

Drawing from her recent study of the nation's minority serving institutions, Professor Gasman will discuss how all institutions can ensure that students will receive the best learning experience.

Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity 

Know More Secrets

8:00PM-9:30PM | Student Center Tally

Inspired by the documentary "Mortified," Ball State students, faculty, and staff come together to read short excerpts from their childhood journals.


Friday, March 25th

Information Table with Women’s and Gender Studies

11:00AM-1:00PM | Student Center Tally

Free posters, pins, & answers to any questions you may have about the

Women's and Gender Studies program.

Women & Gender Resource Fair

1:00PM-3:00PM | Student Center Ballroom

Stop by and speak with individuals working across the state to educate,

advocate, & exterminate gender bias and its lasting influence.

The Vagina Monologues

6:30PM-8:00PM | Student Center Ballroom

Written by Eve Ensler, performed by Ball State students.

Tickets on sale in Student Center room 116 or at door for $5. All proceeds will be donated to the YWCA of Muncie. 

Sponsored by Feminists for Action.


*Schedule may be subject to change.  


Women’s Week takes place every year during the last full 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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