UT Campus Events

BeVocal Logo Contest











Have you heard? The BeVocal Initiative is having a logo competition! Design a logo, and you have the chance to see it all over campus and win a brand new iPad Mini as well. Visit our website to find out more info and enter today! Contest closes April 20Click here to learn more.




“Revisiting An Archive of Feelings: Queer Approaches to Trauma and Affect” 

A talk by
Dr. Ann Cvetkovich
The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, April 21
Noon – 1:30pm
GAR 4.100
Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of Mixed Feelings:  Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992); An Archive of Feelings:  Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003); and Depression:  A Public Feeling (Duke, 2012).  She co-edited (with Ann Pellegrini) “Public Sentiments,” a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, and (with Janet Staiger and Ann Reynolds) Political Emotions (Routledge, 2010).   She has been coeditor, with Annamarie Jagose, of GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Her current writing projects focus on the current state of LGBTQ archives and the creative use of them by artists to create counterarchives and interventions in public history.
More information:
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, Mar. 18.

TexasTogether presents:

Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness Panel

April 22nd, from 6-7:30 pm

UTC 3.110.

We are co-hosting a speaker panel on how queerness, sexuality, and gender are viewed on campus with UT’s own Delta Lambda Phi – Beta Rho Chapter fraternity. The panel will feature both UT faculty, including the GSC’s own Shane Whalley, and students.

We hope you can come out and enjoy this event with us. It will definitely be a lively discussion!

VAV Sexual Violence Prevention Month 2014










Sexual Violence Prevention Month, April 2014

April is nationally recognized as a time to focus on the issue of sexual assault.  This year VAV hosts a series of events as part of Sexual Violence Prevention Month.

Join VAV in this multifaceted effort to educate the campus about the dynamics of sexual violence, services and options available to survivors and what we can do to collectively build a safer campus.  Events include volunteering at the UT Tree Nursery, Forty for 40, Mobilizing College-aged Men Panel, four public performances by VAV’s Theatre for Dialogue, and Take Back the Night.  All events are free and open to the entire campus and Austin community.  Please see the attached PDF or http://www.cmhc.utexas.edu/vav_calendar.html for all event details. 

We will kick off our series of events in partnership with the Native American Indigenous Collective, with keynote speaker Andrea Smith, this Thursday, March 27th.  Join us in CLA 1.302E, 3-5pm for the opening of both Sexual Violence Prevention Month and the 3rd Annual Native American and Indigenous Student Symposium with Andrea Smith, scholar, feminist, and anti-violence activist. Smith’s work focuses on issues of violence against women of color and their communities, specifically Native American women.  Full details for the Symposium can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/714586578572053/.

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VAV Theatre for Dialogue 14-15

Apply now to be part of the 2014-15 ensemble for: Theatre for Dialogue

“This class will teach you so much about yourself and the world in which you live. This type of class, I believe, is what you come to university for; to foster a positive and beneficial relationship and awareness between community and school, between yourself and strangers. I will always cherish this class and what it’s done for me.” (student from 2009-2010 class)


What do you have to say about . . .

healthy relationships,

sex and consent,

gender dynamics,

dating violence,

sexual assault?

How can theatre be used as a form of activism?

How do you engage your community in dialogue?

What does it mean to be an effective bystander or supportive ally?


GET UPPER DIVISION ACADEMIC CREDIT (through Social Work, Theatre and Danceor Women’s and Gender Studies) to become part of the Theatre for Dialogue program with Voices Against Violence.  Learn how to use the tools of interactive theatre to create realistic situations that encourage dialogue on issues that impact us all.

This two-semester course trains peer educators to present interactive theatre scenarios across the UT campus.  You do not need previous acting experience or a social work background to be in the class.


Application and interview REQUIRED. Click here for an application!

Applications due Monday, April 21, 2014.

Want to know more and see the work in action?  Check it out here: http://cmhc.utexas.edu/vav_peereducator.html

Click here for a description of current Theatre for Dialogue performances:  http://cmhc.utexas.edu/vav_peertheatre.html

If interested, please submit your application for the Theatre for Dialogue class to Lynn Hoare, at lhoare@austin.utexas.edu.