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December 2014 Newsletter Now Available

The December 2014 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter. 


  December 2014 cover of WRC Newsletter


Highlights of the December 2014 issue of the WRC Newsletter include: 

  • Tuesday, December 16   - “Holiday Creative Card-Making  – A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Workshop with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and self-awareness guide.   Reservations are required .
  • Wednesday, January 14 - “The Art of Supreme Self-Care” - A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and self-awareness guide.   Reservations are required.
  • Tuesday, January 27 - "Food as Medicine "   - A Women's Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with  N. Anton Borja, D.O., MATCM, assistant professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Clinic for the Department of Family Medicine, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine.    
  • Tuesday, February 3 "Five Money Questions for Women "   - A Personal Finance Series Lunch Break Seminar with Joseph Holifield,   financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Johnson City, Tenn.  
  • Thursday, February 19 –  "Love Your Body Day" Expo - Sponsored by OASIS (Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students.  The Women's Resource Center will be an exhibitor at the 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. event.   
  • Wednesday, February 25 “STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women” A Women’s Personal and Professional Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with ETSU Public Safety Officer Amanda Worley.

*Coming in January 2015*


“The Art of Supreme Self-Care”  
  - with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A. 

A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Workshop 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  • “The Art of Supreme Self-Care"
  • Location: Campus Center Building, Room 220
  • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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In January 2015, Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,  local artist and creative coach, is facilitating “The Art of Supreme Self-Care” on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  Location is the Campus Center Building, room 220 and start time is noon.
Chances are, even when committed to the practice of taking supreme care of yourself, challenges arise in the form of feeling things like: 1) There is no time left at the end of the day for me and what I need; 2) I am already often feeling overwhelmed and burdened; 3) I keep trying self-care and not succeeding so I feel like giving up trying; and 4) I feel guilty when I put myself at the top of the list.  Murray believes we intuitively know that we must take great care of ourselves first before we can serve, offer our gifts, and take care of others in a sustainable way (oxygen masks on ourselves first, remember?). Yet, we all have this internal struggle to get in that daily rhythm and be consistent.

During this workshop, Murray guides participants through exploring the topic of “supreme self-care.”   Participants will look at what kinds of things may be best for them – what is needed for nurturing of the soul, by using creative art expressions to both embody what we intend for ourselves and having a visual reminder of our commitment to the practice.

This one-session workshop will be held in the Campus Center Building, room 220, at noon.  Reservations are required .  To reserve a space for Murray’s Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Workshop  or should you need additional information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772.

This Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Workshop  is free and open to the public.




Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 
  • "Orphan Train: A Novel"
    by Christina Baker Cline
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


Amazon book cover for "Orphan Train: A Novel" by Christina Baker Cline

Join us on Wednesday, January 21st when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss Orphan Train: A Novel  by Christina Baker Cline. 

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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