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East Tennessee State University


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September 2018 Newsletter Now Availablee

The September 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 September 2018 issue of the Women's Resource Center Newsletter

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

  • Friday, September 14  - “Escape from Rape: A Cultural Change Conference” – A Special Event Conference.  Now in its third year, this conference is designed to educate our campus and community in prevention, response, advocacy and treatment of sexual assault victims. ETSU Chief of Police Nicole N. Collins is the keynote speaker.  Lead coordinating office for the conference is ETSU’s Office of Professional Development.
  • Thursday, September 20 – Reception for “Interchangeable” Art Exhibit with Althea Murphy-Price. 

  • Tuesday, September 25 - “Customized Herbal Tea Blends for Winter” – A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Michelle Bouton, L.Ac., founder of HERBalachia, east Tennessee's first clinical herbalist school and owner/acupuncturist at Appalachian Acupuncture.

  • Tuesday, October 16  - “Tell Your Story Through COLLAGE!” – A Women’s Personal Enrichment Series Lunch Break Workshop with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach.

  • Tuesday, October 30 - “Women and Commerce” – A Women’s Personal Enrichment Series Lunch Break Lecture with Johnson City “fair trade” retailer Leah Short.

  • WRC Book Review Group sessions:
    • Wednesday, September 19 - The Forgotten Room: A Novel by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig
    • Wednesday, October 17 – The Girl on the Cliff: A Novel by Lucinda Riley
    • Wednesday, November 14 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

~Upcoming programs in December 2018~  

  A Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar
“Holiday Creative Card-Making” Workshop
Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach
December 11, 2018

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YOU ARE INVITED . . . to help create holiday cheer for the residents of NHC Healthcare in Johnson City. 

Express your colorful creativity by making happy holiday greeting cards!  No skills required!  Join Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, for a “Holiday Creative Card-Making” Workshop.  This marks the seventh year for this annual workshop.

In this workshop, Murray guides participants through creating “holiday”–themed cards that provide endless possibilities for true self-expression using all materials provided – paints, pencils, decorative paper, stickers, stamps, shiny things, and more – just let your imagination flow!  Most importantly, this is a chance for creating cards to share with the nursing home residents of NHC Healthcare – Johnson City, bringing some loving holiday cheer and joy from your heart to the residents in the Continuing Care Unit.  This is a wonderful opportunity for each participant to give back to the community while having fun yourself.  Come join us!

This one-time holiday-inspired session will be held on December 11th in the Campus Center Building, Global Understanding Video Conference Room, room 233, at noon.

Reservations are required. To reserve a space for Murray’s Women’s Personal Enrichment Workshop, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772 or email us at .

This workshop is free and open to the public.


Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


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 "Your Favorite Reads of 2018"

 Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
 Time: Noon 
 Location: Campus Center Building, room 220


Join us on Wednesday, December 12 when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss Your Favorite Reads of 2018.   

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 December 2018 through February 2019.


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Book cover for "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Book cover for "Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

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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