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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.  (PLEASE NOTE:  Location has changed: East Tennessee Room, D.P. Culp University Center is the new location for this seminar.)

  • 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  June 2018~  

A Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar
"Time for Creativi-tea!" 
with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Graphic of creativi-tea for June 2018

Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach, will return on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, for her annual workshop entitled “Time for Creativi-tea!”  Location will be the Campus Center Building, Global Understanding Video Conference Room, room 233.  Start time will be noon. 

 This seminar will be free and open to the public.

 More information to follow in May 2018.  


Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

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


"The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: Noon 
Location: Campus Center Building, room 220

Join us on Wednesday, June 20th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.   

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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