Women's Week

Women’s Week 2016: Inform. Empower. Inspire Action.

The events for Women’s Week 2016 will inform audiences about the unique issues women face in today’s society, empower individuals to work towards social change, and inspire action.
Tickets for the Annual Women’s History Month Banquet are on sale through the Student Organization Financial Services office. Contact Jeff at 402-472-5668. Student tickets are $15, non-student $20. Department and organization tables are also available.
Food is provided for the Leadership Luncheons free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members, but reservations are required. Reserve your spot by March 11th HERE or contact Rae Thomas at wcprogramming@unl.edu

Women of Courage, Character and Commitment:

Nominate a woman (or more than one) who has positively affected your life in a professional, personal, mentor, or peer relationship, Visit the nomination website for more information. Nominations due February 27th. Nominees will be displayed at the Caffina Cafe wall at the Nebraska Union throughout Women’s Week.

Open Shelf donations:

Bring donations for Open Shelf to any Women’s Week event! The RSO, greek chapter, resident hall floor, or other campus organization with the most donations will be announced at the Women’s History Month Banquet and be given plaque for their unwavering commitment to helping students in need.

March 8th 2016

  • Some Place ... Not Too Far Away: Bruce and Jean Conner at the University of Nebraska

  • 12:00pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art 
  • Guest curator Dr. Marissa Vigneault will facilitate a discussion of the work of artists Bruce and Jean Conner and their years at the University of Nebraska during the 1950s. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Event Title:

    Artist in Conversation with Some Place ... Not Too Far Away: Bruce and Jean Conner at the University of Nebraska

    • Description:

      Guest curator Dr. Marissa Vigneault and artist Jean Conner will engage in conversation about Conner’s work in collage at the University of Nebraska and the influence of popular culture on its progression. This event is free and open to the public.

    • Time/Location:

      5:30pm at the Sheldon Art Museum

March 9th 2016

  • Event Title:

    Ally Development Session

    • Description:

      Get information on being an ally to women, including the transfeminine continuum which includes transwomen and feminine men. Presented by the LGBTQA+ Resource Center.

    • Time/Location:

      10:00am - 12:00pm

March 11th 2016

  • Event Title:

    Vision Maker Media Reception and Premiere of Medicine Woman

    • Description:

      Medicine Women, a film that interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915).Visit theross.org for ticket information and the complete Vision Maker Media Films Festival (March 11-13) schedule.

    • Time/Location:

      Reception 5:30, film 7 pm, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

March 14th 2016

  • Event Title:

    Women Artists Exhibition Opening Reception

    • Description:

      Celebrate the opening of the Women Artists Exhibition

    • Time/Location:

      5:00pm Love Library Commons

  • Event Title:

    East Campus Reception

    • Description:

    • Time/Location:

      5:00pm - 7:00pm Nebraska East Campus

  • Event Title:

    Girl Rising Showing and Panel Discussion

    • Description:

      screening of Girl Rising, a film depicting the stories of 9 young women facing incredible odds to pursue their education. Panel will include…

    • Time/Location:

      7:00pm Unity Room, Gaughan Center

March 15th 2016

  • Event Title:

    Sexual Health Panel

    • Description:

      Hear from UNL Health Care providers about sexual health and have an open forum for questions concerning sexual health. Panel will include…

    • Time/Location:

      11:30 - 1:00pm

  • Event Title:

    Free Weight Class

    • Description:

      Take part in a FREE Women’s Free Weight class and learn how to incorporate free weights into your workout routine. Join us after for snacks and to learn about gym room etiquette.

    • Time/Location:

      2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Rec

  • Event Title:

    Hunting Ground Screening

    • Description:

      Hunting Ground screening followed by an expert panel discussion including...

    • Time/Location:

      6:00pm at Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

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    Title: UNL Wiki Warriors Edit-A-Thon

    • Description:

      Wikipedia needs your help to reflect the lives of women. Learn how to edit and create articles at this fun late night event.

    • Time/Location:

      9:00pm - 1:00am in the Library Learning Commons

March 16th 2016

  • Event Title:

    Women’s Beauty Panel Luncheon

    • Description:

      Discuss women’s beauty ideals as portrayed by the media and how these affect women of color.

    • Time/Location:

      11:30 - 1:00pm

  • Event Title:

    Holly Kearl (Stop Street Harassment)

    • Description:

    • Time/Location:

      7:00pm

March 17th 2016

  • Event Title:

    Women’s History Month Banquet

    • Description:

      Join us as we celebrate women who inform, empower and inspire us to action. We honor recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women, and all of the nominees for Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. Featured speaker Stacy Asher, Assistant Professor of Art in Graphic Design, will speak about the role of art and design in creating a culture for social change. Student Tickets are $15, non-student 20. Contact Jeff at 402-472-5668

    • Time/Location:

      6:00pm - 8:00pm the Champions Club, 707 Stadium Drive

Co-sponsors Include

  • University Program Council

  • Digital Humanities

  • English Department

  • Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management

  • Computing for All

  • UNL Libraries

  • Peace Corps

  • Office of Academmic Success and Intercultural Services

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Campus Recreation Center

  • Student Health 101

  • LGBTQA+ Resource Center

  • Sheldon Museum of Art

  • University Health Center

  • Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

  • Vision Maker Media

  • Student Involvement

  • Women's Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County

  • University of Nebraska State Museum