News Spring 2008

Spring 2008

The following events are either sponsored by and/or recommended by the Women's Studies Program

The Month of March was Women's History Month.  Thanks to all who helped with the great display honoring female artists in the lobby of Sherrod Library.

Women's Studies Program and Slocumb Galleries present: 
Filipina as Artist and Feminist
Lecture: March 13th, 4pm; Ball Hall Auditorium, reception to follow
February 18th - March 14th ; Slocumb Galleries, ETSU campus
Find Slocumb Galleries on a map of ETSU Campus
Click here for Press Release and Sample of Featured Art Pieces
Featured artists; Julie Lluch, Paz Abad Santos, Brenda Fajardo, Imelda Cajipe
Endaya, Charito Bitanga, Estrella 'Tala' Isla Contreras.
Filipina as Artist and Feminist exhibition featuring a group pf women artists and the development of women's visual art in the Phillipines as playing a key role in the national feminist movement and its advancement. The project is conceptualized with the aims of presenting art as cultural forms that manifest the values and struggles of women: her plight, motivations, other contemporary issues within the feminist paradigm.
Sponsors are Women's Studies Program and Triota Women's Studies Honor Society with funding from the Student Government Association (SGA BUC Fund).    

Notable Women of ETSU
Nominations are due March 14, 2008.  Recipients will be announced in April.

Tri-Iota Spring Induction
Thursday, April 3, 2008

The spring induction will be held at 4 p.m. in the East Tennessee Room of the Culp Center.  If you have questions, please call the Women's Studies Office at (423) 439-4125

Induction of new members into Iota, Iota, Iota Women's Studies Honor Society.

Dr. Jean Kilbourne: Advertising and its Portrayal of Women
April 16, 2008; 2:00pm,  Brown Hall Auditorium, Open to the public
Dr. Jean Kilbourne, an internationally known speaker will present her work on advertising and its portrayal of women. Dr. Kilbourne has twice received the Lecturer of the Year award from the National Association for Campus Activities. 
Click here to view the flyer
Her work is detailed in greater depth on the Jean Kilbourne website.
Sponsors are Women's Studies Program, Triota Women's Studies Honor Society, Women's Resource Center, Department of Communication, Department of Digital Media, Department of Psychology, Campus Advocates Against Sexual Violence, Human Development & Learning, Center for Community Engagement, Learning, & Leadership, Special Assistant to the President for Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Actions.

Recommended Events
Cosy Sheridan- The Pomegranate Seed
Monday, February 18, 2008; 7:00pm,  Brown Hall Auditorium
FREE and Open to the public, Questions call ETSU Counseling Center, 439-4841
National award-winning songwriter Cosy Sheridan has been performing her one-woman show, The Pomegranate Seed, across the country. Delighting audiences with her distinctive take on the media's message about women's bodies and her modern-day retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone's journey to the underworld.
Check out Cosy Sheridan's homepage.

Thursday, March 27th

“Connecting Kids and Nature: No Child Left Inside – A Women’s History Month Program. 

A public lecture by Fran Mainella , the first woman to lead the National Park Service.  During her six-year tenure as director, Mainella strengthened programs that preserve natural and cultural resources both inside and outside national parks. Sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology, Leisure & Sport Sciences; the Women’s Studies Program; and the Women’s Resource Center. 

LOCATION & TIME:  Brown Hall Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 27

Candlelight Vigil - Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence.   A n evening celebrating the resiliency of survivors.  Everyone welcome. Join us for an evening of music, speakers, and empowerment for survivors.  A brief program of music and thoughtful reflection will be followed by a reception.  Sponsored by Campus Advocates Against Sexual Violence (CAASV), Counseling Center, Office of Housing & Residence Life, Department of Public Safety, Residence Hall Association, Office of Student Life and Leadership, Women’s Resource Center, and Women’s Studies Program.   

LOCATION & TIME:  Charles C. Sherrod Library, Fred Borchuck Plaza, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 29

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT 5K Race/Walk.   The fifth annual TAKE BACK THE NIGHT 5K Race/Walk is scheduled with all proceeds donated to the local programs committed to eradicating sexual and domestic violence.  This program is coordinated through the ETSU Counseling Center. Course runs through the Tree Streets.
Pre-register at


REGISTRATION:  Old College of Medicine Building, Lobby Area, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

RACE START TIME:   8:30 a.m.


Thursday, April 3, and Thursday, April 10

“STOP: Survival Tactics for Ordinary People” - – A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Series Officer Steve Hammonds, a law enforcement officer with the Kingsport City Police Department, and Kathryn McMurray , a black belt instructor, will cover police strategies and self-defense techniques, with hands-on training, in this two-part series.  Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Campus Advocates Against Sexual Violence (CAASV), and the Women’s Resource Center. 

LOCATION & TIME:  D.P. Culp University Center , East Tennessee Room, noon.