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East Tennessee State University


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March 2018 Newsletter Now Available

The March 2018 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter.

March 2018 WRC Newsletter cover page

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

  • Tuesday, March 13 - “Opening to Life as You Enter the Season of New Beginnings!” - A Women’s Personal Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach.

  • Monday, March 26 - “Building Community in an Hour of Chaos” – A Civility Week Special Event Lecture with Marc Lamont Hill, author and political commentator for CNN.   (This lecture has been cancelled.)
  • Thursday, March 29 - “Lecture by Delaware Museum of Art Curator Margaret Winslow” – A Women’s History Month Special Event Lecture with Margaret Winslow, M.A., curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Art Museum. 

  • Tuesday, April 3 - “Essential Oil Benefits for Women” – A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Katlyn Griffin, B.A.

  • Thursday, April 5  - ETSU Staff Woman of the Year Award Ceremony and Reception.
  • Tuesday, April 10 - TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Candlelight Vigil - Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence. 

  • Thursday, April 12 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.  The 5th annual International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.

  • WRC Book Review Group sessions:
    • Wednesday, March 21 -The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
    • Wednesday, April 18 - The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor
    • Wednesday, May 16 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

~Upcoming Women's Resource Center Programs in  March  & April 2018~  

 A Women's History Month Special Event Lecture
“Lecture by Delaware Museum of Art Curator Margaret Winslow”
Margaret Winslow, M.A., 
is curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Art Museum

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Photo of Margaret Winslow

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Margaret Winslow, M.A. (pictured above), presents “Lecture by Delaware Museum of Art Curator Margaret Winslow.”  Location is the Ball Hall Auditorium and start time is 6:00 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the ETSU Department of Art and Design and Slocumb Galleries, the Honors College, the Department of Theatre and Dance, the Women's Resource Center and Student Government Association (SGA) B.U.C. funds.   

Winslow is curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Art Museum.  She has curated exhibitions for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary Art Museum and assisted with exhibits for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Recent exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum include Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism, Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990, and Retro-Active: Performance Art from 1964–1987.  In 2010, Winslow attended Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive in New York and in 2015, she served as juror for Art of the State: Pennsylvania at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Hunting Art Prize in Houston, Texas, in 2013.  Public presentations include lectures at the Beijing American Center in China, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, and the University of Delaware. Winslow holds a bachelor of arts degree in art history from the University of Mary Washington and a master of arts degree in modern and contemporary art, theory, and criticism from SUNY Purchase College.     

Prior to the 6:00 p.m. lecture an “awarding reception” of the 33rd Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition will be held.  The Positive/Negative is a national juried art exhibition, organized yearly since 1985, to provide the regional community of Appalachia in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and nearby states, access to dynamic contemporary art practices that explore current directions in visual art. For more than 30 years, the Positive/Negative exhibitions serve as a platform for dialogue to promote diversity, creative excellence and critical thinking within the academic and local communities. The 33rd Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition is from March 1 to April 6, 2018, at the Slocumb Galleries.

For more information about the Winslow Lecture contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423.439.5772 or Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Department of Art and Design, at 423.439.4291.  

 This lecture is free and open to the public.


A Women's Health Series Lunch Break Seminar
“Essential Oil Benefits for Women"
with Katlyn Griffin, B.A., on
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Graphic of essential oils

Essential oils are known throughout the world. They have been used for medicine, skin care, emotional healing and much more throughout their long history. Many people know of the benefits essential oils hold through aroma therapy, but do not know about the other ways essential oils can provide healthy alternatives to the chemical compounds that are used each day.  Studies show that the oils are truly an alternative option to live a healthier lifestyle.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Katlyn Griffin, B.A., presents “Essential Oil Benefits for Women” for the Women’s Health Lunch Break Series.  Location is the Global Understanding Video Conference Room, Campus Center Building, room 233.  Start time is noon.

Griffin received her bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University.  Prior to entering college she worked in body talk and energy healing, yoga, and aroma therapy.   The focus of Griffin’s seminar addresses the emotional and physical health that can be realized through the use of essential oils.  She will discuss how to use essential oils to create a healthier lifestyle.   In addition to Griffin’s talk, participants will be provided with the opportunity to make their own essential oil roller bottle for their specific needs. 

Reservations are required.  For more information on Griffin’sWomen’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar, contact the Women's Resource Center at 423-439-5772. 

 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 "The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel" by Jenny Colgan


"The Bookshop on the Corner" by Jenny Colgan

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: Noon 
Location: Campus Center Building, room 220

Join us on Wednesday, March 21st when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan.   

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 March 2018 through May 2018.


Book cover for "The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel" by Jenny Colgan

Book cover for "The Girl from the Savoy" by Hazel Gaynor

Book cover for "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

March 2018

April 2018

May 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 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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