Women’s Week 2019 at ATU March 4-7

“Balance for Better” is the theme of Arkansas Tech University’s Women’s Week 2019, which will be presented by the ATU Division of Student Affairs beginning on Monday, March 4.

The week will culminate with the 2019 ATU Women’s Leadership Conference from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7.

Alexa Carlin (photographed), founder and chief executive officer of Women Empower X, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Those interested in attending the conference must register on theLINK by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

Below is a schedule of events for ATU Women’s Week 2019.

For more information, contact the ATU Department of Campus Life at (479) 968-0276 or campuslife@atu.edu.

Monday, March 4

Self Defense Class
1 p.m.
Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 242
Sponsored by ATU Department of Public Safety
Forca trainer Cora Wilson and ATU officer Chris Pearson will teach safety skills and basic self-defense concepts.

Sexual Assault Prevention Rally
2-4 p.m.
Hindsman Tower
Sponsored by ATU Office of Title IX
Information about the prevalence and impact of sexual assault and how members of the community can prevent it.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
2-4 p.m.
Hindsman Tower
Sponsored by ATU Student Activities Board
Male students, faculty and staff demonstrate their commitment to preventing sexual violence against women by donning red high heels and taking a walking tour of campus.

Tuesday, March 5

Women of Color and Hair in the Workplace
2-3 p.m.
Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 242
Sponsored by ATU Department of Diversity and Inclusion
A discussion of why hair is important to women and the struggles that women of color often face when it comes to selecting hairstyles for the workplace.

Wednesday, March 6

Art Exhibit Open House
6:30 p.m.
Witherspoon Hall Lobby
ATU student artworks associated with the “Balance for Better” theme will be on display. The contest winner will be announced and light refreshments will be served.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion
7-9 p.m.
W.O. Young Building Ballroom
Sponsored by ATU Student Activities Board
The 2018 film “Ocean’s 8” will be shown; free pizza, popcorn, drinks and snacks will be served.

Thursday, March 7

Salary Negotiation Workshop
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 242
Sponsored by Norman Career Services
How to handle job offers and avoid the potential of a wage gap.

Women’s Leadership Conference
4:30-9:30 p.m.
Chambers Cafeteria West Dining Room and Rothwell Hall
Sponsored by the ATU Department of Campus Life and the American Association of University Women
Participants will engage in sessions about women’s empowerment, gender inclusivity, professional growth, activism, equity and wellness. Free dinner included.

Speak Your Mind

*