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December 2016 Newsletter Now Available

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

Image of cover page for December 2016 WRC Newsletter

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

  • Now through February 15, 2017 - “Go Green” and Donate Your Prom Dresses to the YWCA.  The Women’s Resource Center once again is partnering with the YWCA this year to assist in the donation process.  The YWCA is looking for gently used, up-to-date gowns as well as accessories such as the jewelry, clutches, and shoes that accompany the prom attire.   This is a a great community-based project that feature hundreds of previously worn gowns and accessories at deeply discounted prices to local area high school girls.

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 – Holiday  Creative Card- Making”  Workshop  A Women’s Personal Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -Create a New Vision Board: A Treasure Map from your Soul” A Women’s Personal Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -  LOVE YOUR BODY DAY – A Special Event Expo.  Sponsored by ETSU's OASIS (Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students) and The Counseling Center.  The Expo includes a variety of interactive information booths, along with free giveaways.  The Women’s Resource Center will be an exhibitor.  


*Upcoming Women's Resource Center Programs for February 2017*


~   "Love Your Body Day" - A Special Event Expo, D.P. Culp University Center Ballroom 


  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • “Love Your Body Day"   Expo
  • D.P. Culp University Center,
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Love Your Body Day 2016 poster graphic

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,  OASIS (Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students) will sponsor a variety of interactive information booths, along with free giveaways, for  Love Your Body Day .  Exhibitors, which include the Women’s Resource Center, will be set up in the Ballroom, D.P. Culp University Center.  ETSU students, faculty, and staff will have access to everything from free massage therapy to healthy eating tips to women’s health information.  

In response to unhealthy and exploitive images of women in the media, NOW Foundation established the Love Your Body Campaign to promote positive, healthy images of women and girls, protest harmful and offensive advertisements, and raise awareness about women's health issues. 

For more information on Love Your Body Day , contact Melissa Meadows, OASIS graduate assistant, at OASIS .  

This expo is free and open to the public.



Poster acknowledgment: Annabelle Hayford, Grand Prize Winner for the 2016 Love Your Body Day Poster Contest.  Article partially adapted from the National Organization for Women (NOW) website   



Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • "Dimestore: A Writer's Life"
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220
Book cover for "Dimestore" by Lee Smith

Join us on Wednesday, February 15th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss Dimestore: A Writer's Life"  by Lee Smith. Come and discuss books you have read throughout 2016 that have not been included in our reading selections.  New readers welcome.

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 January through May 2017:

Graphic of a Question Mark   Book cover for "Radio Girls" by Sarah-Jane Stratford Book cover for "Dimestore" by Lee Smith Book cover for "The Woman in the Photo" by Mary Hogan Book cover for "What We Find" by Robyn Carr Book cover for "At the Edge of the Orchard" by Tracy Chevalier

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

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 Clare Muireann Murphy
      Dublin-born performer Clare Murphy presented her one-woman show “Inisfáil: Island of Destiny” during ETSU's celebration ofWomen'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 time frame of each year.

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