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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.

Cover page of the Women's Resource Center Newsletter - March 2017

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 March 2017*

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~ " Thirty Years of Powerful Voices " - A Women's History Month Lecture and Performance with Susan Lachmann, radio host of WETS-FM/HD's “Women on Air,”   Multicultural Presentation Room, Multicultural Center, D.P. Culp University Center, room 271

 

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Thirty Years of Powerful Voices
  • D.P. Culp University Center, 
    Multicultural Presentation Room,
    Multicultural Center
  • 5:00 p.m.
Photo of Susan Lachmann

“The year was 1987, the station was WETS-FM, an NPR affiliate in northeast Tennessee, and the show was “Women On Air.”  The playlist was, in radio speak, ‘AAA’: adult alternative acoustic.  My first exposure to the show resides indelibly in episodic memory:  It was a warm, sunny afternoon, I was sitting by the stereo at a friend’s home, high up on a hilltop overlooking Buffalo Mountain.  Dressed in my off work ‘uniform’ of overalls and tee shirt, sipping from a mug of hot black coffee, I heard voices like none I had ever heard before.  Louise Vahle, the first ‘Women On Air’ announcer, identified those voices as Sweet Honey in the Rock, an all-female acapella group from Washington, DC.  Their sound was potent, pure and powerful,” states Susan Lachmann, (pictured above), local radio personality, producer, and singer/songwriter, on the 30-year anniversary of “Women On Air” broadcasts. 

 
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Lachmann, host of WETS-FM/HD's “Women on Air,” is presenting “Thirty Years of Powerful Voices.”  A true milestone for Lachmann, she discusses 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. 

According to Lachmann, “The ‘Women On Air’  mission remains steadfast in providing a platform to promote, support and illuminate women’s voices with a  playlist that includes music, and interviews with musicians, authors, health practitioners, professionals in esoteric arts, students, activists, and entrepreneurs.  The interview archives are full of primary source material from regional, national and international artists, including but not limited to:  Ysaye Barnwell from Sweet Honey in the Rock, Melissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco, Lee Smith, Lily Tomlin, Odetta, Madeline L’Engle, Emmy Lou Harris, Mary Gauthier, Nikki Giovanni and many others.”

Event location for “Thirty Years of Powerful Voices” is the Multicultural Presentation Room, Multicultural Center, D.P. Culp University Center, room 271.  Start time is 5:00 p.m.   A reception follows the lecture/performance.  

Please join us on March 21st for this Women’s History Month Special Event sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.  For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at 423-439-5772. 

This special event is free and open to the public.

 

Photo credit for Susan Lachmann goes to Keith Dixon Studios.   

 


~ETSU Staff Woman of the Year Award Ceremony & Reception, East Tennessee Room, D.P. Culp University Center, 4:00 p.m.

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On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the annual ETSU Staff Woman of the Year  Award Ceremony and Reception   is scheduled to formally recognize the 2017 award recipient.   All faculty and staff members are invited to attend this important ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of one of ETSU’s outstanding staff women. 

Ms. Julie Blevins , the 2017 award recipient, serves as executive aide in the Department of Geosciences.  President Brian Noland, along with Dr. Larissa Bossear, chair of the will present the award to Ms. Blevins .  

 

Sponsors of this program are the ETSU Commission for Women Standing Committee, Office of Equity and Diversity, and Women’s Resource Center.  For more information, please contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772.

 

 

 


 

Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • "What We Find"
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220
Book cover for "What We Find" by Robyn Carr

Join us on Wednesday, April 19th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss “What We Find"   by Robyn Carr.  

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

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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
      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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