News 2009 Spring

Women's Studies 101

Tuesday, February 10, 2009  4:00-6:00 pm

A lecture series of 2-hour "crash courses" taught by Women's Studies faculty for ETSU faculty and staff.

Course #1: "Women in the Ancient World" is taught by Dr. Doug Burgess, Professor of History

" Crossroads" by Jennifer Armstrong

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm in Brown Hall Auditorium.

Jennifer Armstrong is a storyteller and a musician who interweaves songs, tunes and tales into all of her programs.  She draws on her Celtic-American heritage to tell traditional and personal stories and enjoys playing the Scottish bagpipe, banjo, fiddle and guitar. She will be giving a workshop during the day, then performing her one-woman show " Crossroads" in the evening.  " Crossroads" events include a traumatic event in Catholic school, a miscarriage, moments of musical grace, struggles as a single mother and loving and marrying her wife Meg.  This show has universal resonance and allows the audience to look at their lives with new eyes.

Click here for Jennifer Armstrong's website for more information.

For more information about this event please contact Delanna Reeds of the ETSU Storytelling Program at 439-7601 or the Women's Resource Center at 439-7847.

This event is co-sponsored by Women's Studies, ETSU Storytelling Program, Women's Resource Center, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

An Evening With Rachel Carson

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 7:15 pm.  Located in Ball Hall

The National Women's History Project will honor women leaders of the environmental movement, celebrating in particular the work of Rachel Carson.  Sense of Wonder Productions is teaming up with the National Women's History Project to host 100 screenings and events across the country entitled "An Evening with Rachel Carson."  It's an opportunity to see close-up the origins of the modern environmental movement, and learn how Carson's message can inspire us for generations to come.

A Sense of Wonder is an intimate portrait of pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson during the last year of her life, as she battles cancer and the chemical industry in the wake of publishing Silent Spring.  The deluxe edition of this new 55-minute film will be released March 1st, along with special DVD extras including: a visit with Carson's adopted son Roger; an interview with former Secretary of the Interior Steward Udall; a short companion film entitled Lessons from Carson; contemporary environmental leaders reflect on the challenges ahead; and more!

For more information about Rachel Carson and her new DVD please click here .

This event is sponsored by Women's Studies and the Environmental Studies minor.

Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday , March 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm.  Located at Borchuck Plaza.

All students are encouraged to join us to honor survivors of sexual violence.  Join other students and faculty for an evening which celebrates the resiliency of survivors.  Music & thoughtful reflection will be followed by a reception.

For more information contact Rebecca or Kristen at 439-4841.

This event is sponsored by the ETSU's Campus Advocates Against Sexual Violence (CAASV), Women's Studies Program, Counseling Center, and Women's Resource Center.

Take Back the Night 5k

Saturday, March 28th, 2009   7:30- Registration, 8:30-Race

A race and walk to promote awareness of violence against Women and children.

A registration fee is required for this event.  All proceeds will benefit programs that support survivors of sexual violence, including the SANE Nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) Program at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Contact Kristen Dickens at 439-4841 or for registration and volunteer information.

Click here for the event flier.

Sponsored by ETSU's Campus Advocates Against Sexual Violence, Women's Studies Program, and Counseling Center.

Open House

Tuesday March 31, 2009  11:00 am- 4:00 pm

This event functions as an invitation to visit our wonderful new office in the Campus Center Building, to connect with fellow Women's Studies affiliates and to finalize our book drive.  We will offer food, drink, terrific conversation, and display of our new book collection.  Stop by for a visit any time between 11 and 4.  Come join us during this special event at the end of Women's History Month!

Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet

March is Women's History Month.  This year the theme is "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Plant."  Visit for more information about this event. 

Questions about the theme? Click here for more information

Click here for the Presidential Proclamation of Women's History Month 2009


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