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March 2015 Newsletter Now Available

The March 2015 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 to the WRC Newsletter for March 2015


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


  • Thursday, March 26 - “Mama's Got the Blues” A Women’s History Month Special Event with Ruth Wyand, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.  Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.    

  • Wednesday, April 1TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Candlelight Vigil - Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence A Sexual Assault Prevention Program Sponsored by OASIS (Outreach and Advocacy Sexuality Information for Students), ETSU Counseling Center, Kappa Delta, and the Women’s Resource Center.  

  • Thursday, April 2 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence A Sexual Assault Prevention Program Sponsored by OASIS,  SACETN (Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee), Kappa Delta, Basler CPA, RHA, Planned Parenthood, and Women’s Resource Center. 
  • Wednesday, April 15 ETSU Staff Woman of the Year Award Ceremony and Reception.  All faculty and staff members are invited to attend this award ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of one of ETSU’s extraordinary staff women.  Sponsored by the ETSU Commission for Women Standing Committee, ETSU Staff Senate, Office of Equity and Diversity, and Women’s Resource Center.
  • Tuesday, April 21 –   “Your Story Matters”  –  A Women’s History Month Event  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, May 12 –   “True Expressions”  –  A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Workshop with  Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,  local artist and self-awareness guide.  Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.    Reservations are required.



*MAY 2015 upcoming programs* 


Women's Personal Enrichment Workshop with Pam Murray


  • May 12, 2015
  • "True Expressions"  with Pam Murray
  • Campus Center Building, Room 220
  • Noon  
Purple flower graphic


            Local artist and self-awareness guide Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., is guest facilitator for " True Expressions” on Tuesday, May 12th.  Location is the Campus Center Building, room 220 and start time is noon.
            Join Murray in a creative jaunt through a flower field of self-expression.  Self-expression is an absolute must in your life.  It is found in the myriad of ways that you interact with everyone and everything in your world.  It happens in all kinds of ways.
            In this workshop participants will look at ways to express themselves in their respective truth by looking at flowers and flower essences in creative ways to see what they want to communicate in different situations. What are some of the ‘issues’ that often come into play in your own self-expression?  Think of your favorite flowers. Why are they your favorites?  What message might your flower give?  What flower holds the essence you most want to feel and why?  Using creative activities we will look at the significance and value of your true self-expression as you journey through your life!

                 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. 

This workshop is free and open to the public.




Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 
  • "Longbourn"
    by Jo Baker
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


Book cover for "Longbourn" by Jo Baker

Join us on Wednesday, May 20th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Woman Upstairs   by Jo Baker. 

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 2014 through May 2015:

"The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove" book cover "Orphan Train" book cover   "The Obituary Writer" book cover "Redfield Farm: A Novel of the Underground Railroad" book cover "The Woman Upstairs" book cover   "Longbourn" book cover

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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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