Current Events

August & September

Have you heard about FemSex?  FemSex is for women by women! 
It is a safe space for women to learn their about bodies, explore sexuality & relationships, and expand their understanding of social and cultural influence and diversity.  It is also a great experience for students wanting to work specifically with women’s issues, individual women, couples, or in marriage and family therapy – many people graduate without learning how to comfortably talk with clients about sexuality, which is a very important tool when working with those populations.

If you have not signed up, there’s still time! Click for an application or the syllabus!  For more information, email Kate Emmerich at Oasis: .

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August 26 : Celebrate Equality Day with a screening of Iron-Jawed Angel
"Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the vote." -IMDb


See the story of the turbulent last few years of the fight for suffrage, culminating with the 19th Amendment's one-vote win in the Tennessee legislature. We're showing the film on Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the official addition of the amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You'll be moved by these women's courage. Come to  Burleson Hall, room 203, at 5 pm for the film, and stay for discussion with Dr. Malatino!

Scholarship deadline approaching—Sept 1st

The Women’s Economic Council Foundation will once again provide three $1000 scholarships for women who are non-traditional students with at least a 5 year gap between high school and college. The award will be presented at the Economic Summit for Women on October 19 & 20.  Dr. Katie Baker, GA Brandi Teetor, and Dr. Phyllis Thompson will be attending, and the winning student may drive down to Nashville with them.  The link for more information is

September 3 : Women on Wednesdays Lunch & Lecture Series will feature Brandi Teetor speaking on Women and Technology
September 5 : Women’s Studies Welcome Back to School Party
Welcome back! The Women's Studies Program would like to extend an invitation to join us for a Welcome Back to School potluck! We'll use this time to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and gear up for the semester ahead! Come join us at Dr. Malatino's house on Friday, September 5th at 6:00pm! For more information, call 423-439-4125 or email !
Professor Katie Baker, Graduate Assistant Brandi Teetor, and Dr. Phyllis Thompson to attend the 2014 Economic Summit for Women and ATHENA International Conference!
The Tennessee Economic Summit for Women have been helping women in Tennessee become economically self-sufficient since 2004, informing women on topics such as medical costs, financial planning and literacy, business ownership and development, and political participation. This year, partnering with ATHENA International, the Summit will honor women leaders and present the Global ATHENA Leadership Award. Click here for more information!
Modern Family in Contemporary Art
March 17th-April 11th, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m at The Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring Street, Johnson City, Tenn. An Opening Reception is scheduled for First Friday, April 4, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Annual Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil
Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence, the vigil is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Location is the Cave Patio, D.P. Culp University Center.
Dublin-born performer Clare Murphy comes to the ETSU
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Clare Murphy will present her one-woman show "Inisfáil: Island of Destiny" at the Bud Frank Theatre, Gilbreath Hall. Start time is 7:30 p.m.
Women on Wednesdays
The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance presents "Experiences from the NYFLC" on April 2nd in Culp Dining Room 3 at noon.
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Unbreakable Threads
This documentary shows the controversy surrounding same-sex families raising children at a time when laws and views on the topic are rapidly changing. The film screening is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014. Location is the Martha Street Culp Auditorium, D.P. Culp University Center. Start time is at 5:00 p.m.
The Annual ETSU Staff Woman of the Year Award Ceremony and Reception
The event is scheduled to formally recognize the 2014 award recipient on Wednesday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m. at the D.P. Culp University Center's East Tennessee Room.
"Classroom Coalition: Navigating Transformative Pedagogies"

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Roundtable Facilitators: Heidi Marsh, Morgen Marshall, 

Tyler Schrichte, Taren Stiles, Ruth Taylor

Where: Burleson Hall 203
When: Tuesday, April 29th
Time: 3:45PM – 5:00PM

Who should attend:
everyone interested in learning more about how to 
infuse critical, feminist, and transformative pedagogies
into their classroom practices and teaching strategies

Call for Papers:
WSQ Spring Issue: "The Child."
CFP Deadline April 7th. 

"Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora." CFP Deadline April 25th. 

"Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film."
CFP Deadline by June 1st. 

For more information on these and more Call for Papers, click here!
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Women on Wednesdays on December 3 at noon
Women on Wednesdays with Norma Honaker on Women Warriors on November 6th! The event will be held in dining room 3 in the Culp from 12:00pm-1:00pm. A light lunch will be served.
The 12th Annual Notable Women of ETSU, presented by ETSU Women's Studies is going to be on November 13th from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the East Tennessee Room in the Culp. We will be honoring Dr. Rosalind Gann and Dr. Amal Khoury for their esteem contributions to their fields through teaching, research, and service.
It's LGTBQ History Month! Check out the events  here .
Lesbian Love Day  is on October 23rd at 7:00pm in meeting room 6! All genders, orientations, and identities welcome!
Stephanie Frye, the tuba/euphonium instructor at ETSU, has a recital on Sunday, October 27, featuring the music of women composers. The recital will take place in Mathes Hall (107) at 3:00pm. Additionally, Stephanie has recently produced a new CD; she will have a limited number of copies available for sale on Sunday. Find out about the event  here .
It is time for Women's Studies Advising Days! Come get some cupcakes and spiced cider on Wednesday, October 30th from 1:00pm-4:00pm or Thursday, October 31st from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Women's Studies Office (Campus Center Building 211).

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