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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 programs in September 2018~  

A Special Event Conference 
"Escape from Rape:  A Cultural Change Conference" 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Escape from Rape - conference logo

Now in its third year, this conference is designed to educate campus and community in prevention, response, advocacy, and treatment of sexual assault victims.  It is a notable first step in eliminating misconceptions and creating an environment to better care for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Women's Resource Center is a corporate sponsor, partnering with ETSU’s Office of Professional Development.  

The location for the 2018 Escape from Rape conference is the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, 300 West Market Street, Kingsport,TN 37660.

Registration is required.  The registration fee of $75.00 covers all materials needed.  The link to online registration is located at: 

ETSU faculty and staff can use the Request for Education Assistance Fee Waiver & Audit/Non-Credit form located on the Human Resources website to pay for the registration fee associated with this conference.  The form is located at:

For more information contact the Office of Professional Development at 423-439-8084 (local) or 1-800-222-ETSU.

 This conference is open to the public.


Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

Book cover of "The Forgotten Room" by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig


"The Forgotten Room" by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: Noon 
Location: Campus Center Building, room 220

Join us on Wednesday, August 15th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig.   

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 September 2018 through November 2018.


Book cover for "The Forgotten Room" by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig

Book cover for "The Girl on the Cliff" by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

September 2018

October 2018

November 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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