March 27, 2017
The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center and Texas Tech Women’s Studies will host the first Women in Service Panel from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (March 30) in the Matador Room of the Student Union Building.
The purpose of the program is to provide a platform to discuss factors pertaining to the shifting roles of women in the military through dialogue aided by a panel of professional leaders currently employed in the armed services.
Both men and women will be included on the panel to allow attendees to receive a comprehensive understanding of the many viewpoints regarding the topic.
“Women in Service was created to teach students how to communicate efficiently and help prepare them for a diverse global society with a heavy focus on career skills,” said Keanu Ramos, coordinator of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement. “Students will leave with an increased awareness of women’s roles in these areas, a more positive self-image and self-worth and a new development skill set as a positive service provider.”
Panelists will include:
The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center was founded in 2007. It's purpose is to provide students, faculty, staff and members with the opportunity to be involved in programs and activities which promote the discussion and awareness of diversity and inclusion excellence.Twitter
Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.
Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.
The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.Twitter