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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.  
  • Wednesday, 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 December 2014*


“Holiday Creative Card-Making”  
  - with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A. 

A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Workshop 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
  • “Holiday Creative Card-Making”
  • Location: Campus Center Building, Room 220
  • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Happy Holidays card image 
           Let your expressive holiday colors and ideas flow out into greeting card-sized works of art. Join Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, for a “Holiday Creative Card-Making” Workshop.

           Murray guides participants through creating “holiday”-themed cards that provide endless possibilities for true self-expression and art exploration using all materials provided – from paints, pencils, decorative paper, stickers, stamps, shiny things, and more – just let your imagination flow!  This is a chance for creating cards to share with young patients at the Niswonger Children's Hospital , bringing some loving holiday cheer and fun from your heart to the children's hearts.  A great way to give back to the community while having fun yourself come join us on December 16th!

            This one-time session will be held in the Campus Center Building, room 208, 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, December 17, 2014
  • "The Improper Life Bezellia Grove"
    by Susan Gregg Gilmore
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


"The Improper Life Bezellia Grove" book cover

Join us on Wednesday, December 17th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss  The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore. 

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

December 2014

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

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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