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March 2016 Newsletter Now Available

The March 2016 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter. 


  March 2016 newsletter cover page


Highlights of the March 2016 issue of the WRC Newsletter include: 

  • Thursday, March 17 - "Lecture and Book Signing" with Dr. Merry Noel Miller   – A Women’s History Month Special Event.  Dr. Miller, professor of psychiatry in the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, will present a Lecture and Book Signing on her recently published book entitled “Finding Your Emotional Balance: A Guide for Women.”   

  • Friday, April 1 - In Search of One Big Union: Folksongs and Social Movements in the U.S. –  A Civility Week Special Event with Corey Dolgon, Ph.D., professor of sociology and director of the Office of Community-Based Learning at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., performs a ‘singing lecture’ on the role of folksongs in labor organizing and other social movements. 

  • Tuesday, April 5 –  TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Candlelight Vigil - Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence.   A brief program of music and thoughtful reflection that celebrates the resiliency of survivors.

  • Wednesday, April 6 - ETSU Staff Woman of the Year Award Ceremony and Reception.  The 2016 award recipient,  Mrs. Laura Terry, serves as director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

  • Thursday, April 7 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ®."   The 3rd annual International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence on the ETSU campus.

  • Tuesday, April 12 -  “How to Stay Young the First 100 Years” – A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar  with  Rebecca Myers, B.S., practice representative with Jones Chiropractic Clinic, is guest speaker.



*UPCOMING May programs*

~ A  Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar with
Pam Murray, B.S., M.B.A., certified ARTbundance TM  practitioner, coach, and artist 


  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Dream, Write, Live Your Truth: The Story of Your Life ” 
  • Campus Center Building,
    Global Understanding Video Conference Room 
  • Noon  
Photo of Snoopy and Woodstock


On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Pam Murray, BA, MBA, certified ARTbundance TM  practitioner, coach, and artist will present “Dream, Write, Live Your Truth: The Story of Your Life.”    Location is the Campus Center Building, Global Understanding Video Conference Room.  Start time is noon.

If your life were a book…what would that book include about this particular time in your life?  What is written on the pages of your heart?  What is hidden between the lines?

Books can take us to all kinds of amazing places and open our imaginations. They can make us laugh, cry, get angry, dream of adventures, perplex us, inform us, open our eyes. We experience life in a book, connecting with pieces that stir something within us.

In this workshop, you will explore truths about yourself through creating a portion of a book….your book. You will be guided to do some writing, illustrating, imagining, and remembering as you enjoy the no-skills-required journey of self-awareness through creation that opens us to dream, write, live and love our truths. Join us on the journey!

Our creativity needs more time and attention to bring about balance in our heart and bodies and live life in inspiration and passion!

For more information on the  Murray's Women's Personal Enrichment Series  seminar, contact the Women's Resource Center at 423-439-5772.

This lunch break seminar is free and open to the public.




Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  • "The Kitchen House"  
    by Kathleen Grissom
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


Book cover for "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom


Join us on Wednesday, May 18th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss "The Kitchen House"  by Kathleen Grissom.

The Women's Resource Center's Book Review Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon.  Location is the Women's Resource Center conference room, Campus Center Building, Room 220.  We provide drinks and snacks - feel free to bring your lunch and join us!  New readers always welcome!

For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at (423) 439-5772 or email .  (If you're joining us from off-campus and would like a Visitor Parking Pass, please contact us. We will be happy to email you a pass that you can print and place in your vehicle to avoid a parking ticket.)



Book Review Group Selects New Titles 

The  Women's Resource Center's Book Review Group  has selected the new titles for discussion for December 2015 through May 2016:

Book cover for "The Million Dollar Road" by Amy Conner Book cover for "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah Book cover for "The Memory House" by Linda Goodnight   Book cover for "Flight of the Sparrow" by Amy Belding Brown Book cover for "The Seventh Mother" by Sherri Wood Emmons Book cover for "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom  

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May 2016

The Book Review Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon in the Women's Resource Center's conference room, Campus Center Building, Room 220.  We provide drinks and snacks - bring your lunch and join us!  New readers always welcome! 

For more information, contact us at (423) 439-5772 or email  .


Programs & Services

The Women's Resource Center facilitates programming dealing with an extensive variety of issues and concerns affecting women. Our goal is to enrich and enlighten women on the issues confronting them. The Center is dedicated to providing seminar and lectures series that explore a wide spectrum of concerns.

Although programs are designed to enrich and enlighten women, they are not limited to this group. Many seminars and lectures will interest the entire campus, community, and regional populations.

Core Programs



Signature Programs

    • Women's History Month

      Nationally designated as Women's History Month, the month of March is dedicated to keynote lectures and programs highlighting the accomplishments of women, both regionally and nationally.

       Photo of Clare Muireann Murphy
      Dublin-born performer Clare Murphy presented her one-woman show “Inisfáil:  Island of Destiny” during ETSU's  celebration of Women's History Month 2014.

    • Women Making History Lecture Series
      This lecture series, held annually in March, is designed to highlight regional women who have made significant contributions to the region through their respective careers, along with personal and community accomplishments.

      Past guest speakers include:

      Penny White,
      ETSU alumna and associate professor of law at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville
      The Honorable Jean Stanley,
      First Judicial District Circuit Court judge
      Anne Darden,
      local author and editor
      Dr. Susan Gentry Williams,
      ETSU alumna and Belmont University professor of management
      Dr. Wilsie S. Bishop, ETSU vice president for Health Affairs and university chief operating officer
      Karen J. Kemp,
      former Lady Buccaneers head basketball coach at East Tennessee State University

    • Take Back the Night
      Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil - Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ®
      are nationally recognized programs the Women's Resource Center co-sponsors with the Counseling Center at ETSU. Both programs highlight and provide insight on the domestic and sexual violence issues surrounding women today. These programs are scheduled for the March/April timeframe of each year.


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