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June 2017 Newsletter Now Available

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

June 2017 WRC Newsletter Cover Page

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

  • Tuesday, June 27 - “Sugar Blues?: Curb Cravings for Good!” - A Women's Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Sarah Haas, integrative nutrition health coach and certified personal trainer.

  • Tuesday, July 25 -  “Go Fish for Your Heart”A Women's Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Elizabeth Hall, R.D.N., L.D.N., corporate/retail registered dietitian for K-VA-T Food Stores. 

  • Tuesday, August 1 - “Clutter Clearing:  A creative look at what that means for you!” – A Women’s Personal Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach.

  • WRC Book Review Group sessions:
    • Wednesday, June 21 - Offshore: A Novel by Penelope Fitzgerald
    • Wednesday, July 19 - Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
    • Wednesday, August 16 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

~WATCH FOR Upcoming Women's Resource Center Programs in September 2017~ 


Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

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

"The Light Between Oceans"

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: Noon 
Location: Campus Center Building, room 220

Join us on Wednesday, August 16th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  

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 August 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

June 2016

July 2017

August 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 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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