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September 2014 Newsletter Now Available

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

 

September 2014 WRC Newsletter cover page

 

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

 
  • Tuesday, September 23The Red Flag Campaign Relationship/Sexual Violence Awareness Lunch Break Seminar Two videos, Jackson Katz's TED Talk About Gender Violence and Bystander Intervention, produced by California Polytechnic State University students, will be shown with a discussion segment following the videos. 
 
  • Friday, September 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 opens on September 15, 2014, and runs through October 3, 2014.
 
  • Tuesday, September 30 “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.
 
  • Tuesday, October 7 - " Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture in Women’s Health"   - 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.  
 
  • Wednesday, October 22 - “Laying the Foundation for Your Creative Dream: Playing with the Powerful Energy of YOUR INNER CREATOR”  – 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, November 11 - “Soul-Connected Letter-Writing: Knowing Who You Are and Living Your Truth Out Loud” - 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 .
 

 


 

“Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America From Warhol to MAP(ing) Contemporary Native American Artists”
Gallery Talk and Reception 

Friday, September 26, 2014

 

  • Friday, September 26, 2014
  • “Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America From Warhol to MAP(ing) Contemporary Native American Artists”
  • Location: Slocumb Galleries, Ball Hall
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sitting Bull by Andy Warhol 

 

            The exhibition entitled “Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America From Warhol to MAP(ing) Contemporary Native American Artists” opens September 15, 2014, and runs through October 3, 2014.  It is co-curated by the Slocumb Galleries and MAP(ing) Project [Multiple Artists Printing (Indigenous and Native Geographies)] to explore the diverse representation of the indigenous American from various lenses.  The exhibit will be on view at the Slocumb Galleries, with a Gallery Talk and Reception on September 26, 2014.  Start time is 5:00 p.m.
 
            Scheduled during the 1st ETSU Native American Festival , the exhibit features work from two pop art titans.  Original prints by Andy Warhol, from the ETSU Department of Art & Design Collection, and Fritz Scholder’s from the collection of the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico are part of the exhibit.  Also participating are 14 contemporary indigenous artists.

            The “Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America From Warhol to MAP(ing) Contemporary Native American Artists” exhibit is sponsored by Department of Art and Design, Art Builds Communities, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Reece Museum, Tamarind Institute, Women’s Studies Program, and Women’s Resource Center.  For more information, contact Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at 423-439-4291 or the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Gallery Talk and Reception are free and open to the public.  

 

Image: 'Sitting Bull' by Andy Warhol (c) Andy Warhol Foundation.

 


 

“STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women” with Amanda Worley
A Women's Personal and Professional Lunch Break Seminar
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • “STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women” 
  • Location: East Tennessee Room, D.P. Culp University Center
  • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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          On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, ETSU Public Safety Officer Amanda Worley will facilitate “STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women” for the Women’s Personal and Professional Enrichment Lunch Break Series.  Location is the East Tennessee Room, D.P. Culp University Center, at noon.

          The National Self-Defense Institute’s (NSDI) 'S.A.F.E.' PROGRAM is an initiative to STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women'S.A.F.E.' (an acronym for Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) is an educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program – encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention (S.T.O.P.) – that provides teenage and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence.

          Worley guides participants through a 13-piece full-color folio packed with safety information every woman should know (a complete folio packet is given to every participant).  Teaching that "90 percent of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction, and avoiding confrontation; and only 10 percent physical", and focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, 'S.A.F.E.' provides women with solid public safety awareness information to incorporate into their daily lives.

          Join us for this important Women's Personal and Professional Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar.  For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at (423) 439-5772. 

This Lunch Break Seminar is free and open to the public.

 


 

 

Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!

 

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things
    by Alice Hoffman
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 

 

The Museum of Extraordinary Things book cover image

Join us on Wednesday, October 15th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Museum of Extraordinary Things  by Alice Hoffman.

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 June through November 2014:

Book cover for "Still Life with Bread Crumbs" Book cover for "The Midwife of Venice"   Book cover for "Return To Tradd Street" Book cover for "The Invention Of Wings" Book cover for "The Museum of Extraordinary Things"   Book cover for "Goldberg Variations: A Novel"

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November 2014

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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