Current Events


Sept. 30 - Women’s Personal and Professional Enrichment Lunch Break Series presents guest speaker ETSU Public Safety Officer Amanda Worley. The National Self-Defense Institute's S.A.F.E. Program is an initiative to stop violence Against Teenage and Adult Women. This educational awareness, crime-prevention program provides teenage and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence. Find out more here !

Sept. 26 - Reception and Gallery Talk for “Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America From Warhol to MAP(ing) Contemporary Native American Artists” – An Art Exhibit Special Event. The exhibit explores the diverse representation of the indigenous American from various lenses. The exhibit opens from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in Ball Hall, Slocumb Galleries on September 15, 2014, and runs through October 3, 2014.

Sept. 23 - The Red Flag Campaign's Relationship/Sexual Violence Awareness Lunch Break Seminar.
In collaboration with the ETSU Counseling Center's OASIS Program, the Women's Resource Center is co-sponsoring the presentation of Jackson Katz's videos, TED Talk About Gender Violence and Bystander Intervention. A discussion segment will follow the videos. Start time is noon in the East Tennessee Room. This event is free and open to the public! Learn more here !

Sept. 17 - WRC Book Review. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Join the discussion in the Women's Resource Center in the Campus Center Building, room 220, at noon! New readers welcome! Click here  for details!

Have you heard about FemSex?  FemSex is for women by women! 
It is a safe space for women to learn their about bodies, explore sexuality & relationships, and expand their understanding of social and cultural influence and diversity.  It is also a great experience for students wanting to work specifically with women’s issues, individual women, couples, or in marriage and family therapy – many people graduate without learning how to comfortably talk with clients about sexuality, which is a very important tool when working with those populations.

If you have not signed up, there’s still time! Click for an application or the syllabus!  For more information, email Kate Emmerich at Oasis: .

Do something just for you this semester, sign up for FemSex today!!!!

September 5 : Women’s Studies Welcome Back to School Party
Welcome back! The Women's Studies Program would like to extend an invitation to join us for a Welcome Back to School potluck! We'll use this time to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and gear up for the semester ahead! Come join us at Dr. Malatino's house on Friday, September 5th at 6:00pm! For more information, call 423-439-4125 or email

September 3 : Women on Wednesdays Lunch & Lecture Series will feature Brandi Teetor speaking on Women and Technology

Scholarship deadline approaching—Sept 1 st

The Women’s Economic Council Foundation will once again provide three $1000 scholarships for women who are non-traditional students with at least a 5 year gap between high school and college. The award will be presented at the Economic Summit for Women on October 19 & 20.  Dr. Katie Baker, GA Brandi Teetor, and Dr. Phyllis Thompson will be attending, and the winning student may drive down to Nashville with them.  The link for more information is .


Professor Katie Baker, Graduate Assistant Brandi Teetor, and Dr. Phyllis Thompson to attend the 2014 Economic Summit for Women and ATHENA International Conference!
The Tennessee Economic Summit for Women have been helping women in Tennessee become economically self-sufficient since 2004, informing women on topics such as medical costs, financial planning and literacy, business ownership and development, and political participation. This year, partnering with ATHENA International, the Summit will honor women leaders and present the Global ATHENA Leadership Award. Click here for more information!

August 26 : Celebrate Equality Day with a screening of Iron-Jawed Angel
"Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the vote." -IMDb


See the story of the turbulent last few years of the fight for suffrage, culminating with the 19th Amendment's one-vote win in the Tennessee legislature. We're showing the film on Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the official addition of the amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You'll be moved by these women's courage. Come to  Burleson Hall, room 203, at 5 pm for the film, and stay for discussion with Dr. Malatino!

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