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East Tennessee State University


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June 2018 Newsletter Now Available

The June 2018 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 for the June 2018 issue of the Women's Resource Center Newsletter

Highlights of the June 2018 issue of the WRC Newsletter include:

  • Tuesday, June 12 - “Creativi-tea: ‘Layers of Love and Joy’ ”  - A Women’s Personal Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach.
  • Tuesday, July 24 - “Essential Oil Benefits for Hair, Skin, and Nails” – A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Katlyn Griffin, Ashlee Hickson, and Kasie Shelnutt. 

  • Tuesday, July 31 - “How to Kick Your Sugar Habit” - A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Sarah Haas, local integrative nutrition health coach and certified personal trainer .

  • WRC Book Review Group sessions:
    • Wednesday, June 20 -The Women in the Castle  by Jessica Shattuck
    • Wednesday, July 18 - The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine
    • Wednesday, August 15 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

~Upcoming Women's Resource Center Programs in  July 2018~  

A Women's Health Series Lunch Break Seminar
"Essential Oil Benefits for Hair, Skin, and Nails" 
with Katlyn Griffin, Ashlee Hickson,
and Kasie Shelnutt,
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Graphic of essential oils for July 2018

During July 2018 the focus of a Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar is on essential oils with respect to hair, skin, and nail concerns.  Essential oils have been used for medicine, skin care, emotional healing and much more throughout their long history. 

In our daily lives we often buy chemical-laden hair, skin, and nail products from big-box stores.  What we sometimes don’t realize is that many of the shampoos, body washes, and nail products contain alcohol which actually dries out our skin and nails – and – strips our hair.  Why not use essential oils to create a natural solution to hair, skin, and nails needs?  While also enhancing outlook and overall general health at the same time.   

If you have been looking for natural solutions to hair, skin, and nail needs then join us on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, when Katlyn Griffin, Ashlee Hickson, and Kasie Shelnutt present “Essential Oil Benefits for Hair, Skin, and Nails.”  Location is the Global Understanding Video Conference Room, Campus Center Building, room 233.  Start time is noon.

Griffin, Hickson, and Shelnutt will discuss which essential oils are used for these specific target areas.  They will also provide insight on which essential oils they use. 

Reservations are required.  To reserve a space for the “essential oils” Women’s Health Series seminar, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772 or email .  

 This seminar is free and open to the public.


Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

Book cover of "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng


"Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: Noon 
Location: Campus Center Building, room 220

Join us on Wednesday, August 15th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.   

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 2018 through November 2018.


Book cover for "The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck

Book cover for "The House Between Tides" by Sarah Maine

Book cover for "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

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
  • Programs dedicated to addressing "domestic and sexual violence against women"
  • Programs dedicated to "enhancing the campus climate with respect to opportunities for women"

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 Margaret Winslow   Margaret Winslow

Presented a lecture entitled "Lecture by Delaware Museum of Art Curator Margaret Winslow” on Thursday, March 29, 2018, during ETSU's celebration of Women's History Month 2018.  

Photo of author Christine Hale    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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