Events & Programs

Spring 2022

Submit a nomination for the 8th annual Women of Distinction Award!

The Women of Distinction Award honors outstanding leaders in the BGSU community who serve as role models and/or mentors by empowering individuals who have faced discrimination based on sex and/or gender to achieve their goals. The annual Women of Distinction awards program is an exciting continuation of the tradition to honor, celebrate, and connect leaders who advocate for gender equity support on campus. 

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 20, 2022.

The Women of Distinction event will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Multipurpose Room.

Award recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students, staff members, community/alumni, and/or faculty members of all genders.

Vote here for the 2022 awards.  

CWGE Book Club 

This semester, the CWGE will be hosting weekly book club meetings to discuss Zadie Smith's Swing Time (2016). More information will be released shortly via Campus Udpate and our social media about how the meetings will be conducted. Those interested in participating should contact Loni Stouffer at 

Programming and Events

March 2      International Women's Day Event 

March 3      Womeon of Distinction Awards with the Marvin Center for Student Leadership

March 17    Women in STEM Panel with TRIO

March 24    Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the CWGE

March 28    Women of Color Leadership Summit with the Office of Multicultural Affairs      

Research Seminars TBA

Please watch this site and our social media for announcements on specific locations and times


Past Events

WGSS and CWGE Promotion and Tenure Reception

    September 28, 2021 4:00-5:30pm, Dororty Uber Bryan Gallery

Women Supporting Women - Panel and Networking

    October 6, 2021, 3:30pm, Walk Through the Doorway of Opportunity and Then Reach Back

Research Seminar with Megan Arnold

    October 13, 11-12:30pm, Central Hall Room 110

Feminist Practices of Fiber Crafting in Digital Spaces - Demonstration and Discussion with Dr. Radhika Gajjala

    October 21, 12pm - 1pm, Zoom

Wall of Song Project Discussion and Q&A with Mel Day, Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, and Emma Calow

    November 17, 12pm - 1pm, Zoom

    Join the CWGE and CVPE in a virtual conversation with Mel Day, Dr. Akilah R. Carter-Francique, and Emma Calow as they discuss the     Wall of Song Project and intersectional gender equity in sports.

White Ribbon Day

    November 22, 11am - 1pm, BTSU Oval

    CWGE and CVPE feminist ambassadors will pass out white ribbons with informative postcards to commemorate the International Day     of the Eradication of Violence Against Women (which falls on November 25 this year) and to invite men and boys to be part of the         olution in ending violence against women and all forms of gender-based violence. By promoting healthy masculinities along with     gender equity and racial justice, we believe that together we can foster safe and healthy relationships and communities.

"Mask for Masc" Mask-Decorating and Discussion

    November 30, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Hayes Hall Room 203

    Join the CWGE and CVPE for our final event for Masculinities Month, where we will decorate face masks and discuss different forms     of masculinity. Light refreshments will be provided, and guests will have the chance to win raffles and prizes donated from CVPE,     Academics and Student Services, and Fraternity and Sorority Life!