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March 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The March 2017 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter.

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Highlights of the March 2017 issue of the WRC Newsletter include:

  • Tuesday, March 14 - STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women  A Women's Personal and Professional Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with ETSU Public Safety Officer Sgt. Amanda Worley.

  • Wednesday, March 15 Restlessness and Resilience: Three Generations of Southern Appalachian Women - A Women's History Month Special Event. Christine Hale, author and Southern Appalachian native, is presenting a talk about her recently published memoir A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice: A Memoir in Four Meditations.  The talk will be followed by a book signing.

  • Tuesday, March 21 - Thirty Years of Powerful Voices A Women's History Month Special Event.  Susan Lachmann,host of WETS-FM/HD's Women on Air, is discussing her personal interviews, with excerpts, providing a retrospective look at female icons in the music, education, and activism professions during this early evening lecture and performance.

  • Wednesday, April 5 -ETSU Staff Woman of the Year Award Ceremony and Reception - A Special Event Program.  All faculty, staff and student members are invited to attend this award ceremony Ms. Julie Blevins, the 2017 award recipient, serves as executive aide in the Department of Geosciences. 

  • Tuesday, April 11 - TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Candlelight Vigil - Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence.  

  • Thursday, April 13 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes The 4th annual International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence on the ETSU campus.
  • Tuesday, May 16 - Time for Creativi-tea!  A Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach. 

~Upcoming Women's Resource Center Programs for May 2017~ 

Tea cup compiled of hearts

~Time for Creativi-tea! with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,  

local artist & creative coach

Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach, invites creative souls to join her for a workshop entitled Time for Creativi-tea! on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  Location is the Campus Center Building, Global Understanding Video Conference Room, room 233.  Start time is noon. 

Yes!  This is a delightful combination:  A taste of tea (with a homemade cookie) AND an art-piece you will create a mixture (or brew!) intended to benefit YOU.

  • What if you gave yourself a Permission Slip allowing you to be, do, have what you would like, what is valuable to you, an intention or intentions you hold within for yourself but have blocked with resistance, fear, doubts, guilt, or hesitation?
  • What message do you need to hear to move forward with your heart and soul desires, true intentions?
  • Remember the words of Joseph Campbell, being who you are is the privilege of a lifetime.  Will you give yourself permission to do that?

In this workshop each participant will be creating both a written permission statement and an image to represent the feeling behind it, illustrating the meaning of the message and the fulfilling of the intention.  (No art skills required.)  

Reservations are required.  To reserve a space for Murray'sWomen's Personal Enrichment Workshop, contact the Women's Resource Center at 423-439-5772.  This workshop is free and open to the public. 




Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

Book cover for "Offshore" by Penelope Fitzgerald

"Offshore: A Novel"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Noon ~ Campus Center Building, room 220

Join us on Wednesday, June 21st when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald.  

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 June through November 2017:

Book cover for "Offshore" by Penelope Fitzgerald

Book cover for "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult

Book cover for "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Steadman

Book cover for "Creeker" by Linda Scott DeRosier

Book cover for "the book that matters most" by Ann Hood

Book cover for "Two Sisters" by Mary Hogan

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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

  • Women's Health Series
  • Women's Personal Enrichment Series
  • Women's Personal Finance Series
  • Women's Professional Enrichment Series
  • Women's Resource Center Book Review Group


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 author Christine Hale

Christine Hale

lecture entitled "Restlessness and Resilience"

Author and Southern Appalachian native Christine Hale, presented a lecture entitled Restlessness and Resilience", during ETSU's celebration of Women's History Month 2017.


    • 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 time frame of each year. 

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