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June 2015 Newsletter Now Available

The June 2015 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter. 


  June 2015 WRC Newsletter cover page



Highlights of the June 2015 issue of the WRC Newsletter include: 


  • Tuesday, June 30 - “Relaxing with Massage Therapy” A Women’s Health Series  session.   A massage therapist, from Jones Chiropractic Clinic, will be on-hand to provide 10-minute chair massages. Reservations are required.   Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.
  • Wednesdays, July 22 and July 29 –   Adventure Mapping for My Life  –  A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Series with  Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,  local artist and self-awareness guide.  Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.    Reservations are required.
  • Tuesday, August 18  “Maintain Your Brain” – A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with guest speaker  Tabitha Ebbert, B.S., manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer’s Association in Johnson City, Tenn.  Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.  


*JULY 2015 upcoming programs* 


Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Series 


  • Wednesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 29
  • "Adventure Mapping for My Life"  
  • Campus Center Building, Room 220
  • Noon to 1:00 p.m.  
Photo of map with gold compass


Are you headed in the desired direction that you envision for your life?  If you would like some clarity on that point, then join Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach, for a two-part series entitled “Adventure Mapping for My Life.”   Dates for the series are Wednesday, July 22 and 29, 2015.  Start time is noon.  Location is the Campus Center Building, room 220.

Murray invites participants to accompany her on a creative and colorful adventure of mapping and exploring! She will guide participants through designing their own respective maps that set a course of clarity and intention, based on one’s own “true north.”  Maps are visual representations that assist each of us in navigating where we wish to go, thus providing a guide, a blueprint. 

Where do you want your map to take you?  In this two-part series, each participant is guided to imagine and create a life adventure map using colors, images, words and ARTivities, examining what is truly desired in the five major areas life:

  • Relationships/connections
  • Body/health/wellness
  • Business/livelihood
  • Play/leisure
  • Spirituality/alignment 

Participants will dig deeper into all areas, breaking down possibilities for doing and being and looking at what one believes within each category.  Each person will take away a map of her own creation, illuminating forward movement in being who she really is and what she really wants in life.

Reservations are required .  To reserve a space for Murray’s Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Series, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772.  

This two-part series is free and open to the public.




Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 
  • "Everything I Never Told You: A Novel"
    by Celeste Ng
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


Book cover for "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng

Join us on Wednesday, July 15th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss Everything I Never Told You: A Novel 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 2015 through November 2015:

Book cover for "The Siege Winter" by Ariana Franklin & Samantha Norman Book cover for "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng Book cover for "The Last Kashmiri Rose" by Barbara Cleverly   Book cover for "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee Book cover for "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins Book cover for "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant  

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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



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 Clare Muireann Murphy
      Dublin-born performer Clare Murphy presented her one-woman show “Inisfáil:  Island of Destiny” during ETSU's  celebration of Women's History Month 2014.

    • 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 timeframe of each year.


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