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September 2015 Newsletter Now Available

The September 2015 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter. 


  Image of Women's Resource Center Newsletter for September 2015



Highlights of the September 2015 issue of the WRC Newsletter include: 


  • Wednesday, September 23STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women” A Women’s Personal and Professional Enrichment Series Seminar with  ETSU Public Safety Officer Amanda Worley.   Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center.  

  • Thursday, September 24 –   Reception and Gallery Talk for “. . . the body and blood” by Luzene Hill A Special Event Program.  Opening September 14, 2015 and running through September 24, 2015, the exhibit deals with violence against women.  Sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, Counseling Center, Office of Equity & persity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grant thru Kingsport Arts, Women’s Studies Program, and Women’s Resource Center.

  • Monday, September 28 - "The Female Orgasm" -  A Special Event Program.  Sex educators Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot return to the ETSU campus with their popular program that combines sex education and women's empowerment with a hearty dose of laughter.   Sponsored by the FMLA @ ETSU, OASIS, BucFund, Women’s Studies Program, and Women’s Resource Center.  
  • Tuesday, October 6 -  “Why Beauty Matters . . .” - A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar with  Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,  local artist and self-awareness guide.  Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.    Reservations are required.

  • Tuesday, October 13  “Maintain Your Brain” A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with guest speaker  Tabitha Ebbert, B.S., manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer’s Association in Johnson City, Tenn.  Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center. 

  • Wednesday, November 11 -  Journey to the Soul through Collaging ”  - A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar with  Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,  local artist and self-awareness guide.  Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.    Reservations are required.


*UPCOMING December 2015 program*  


~ A Women's Personal Enrichment Workshop  
with local artist and creative coach Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.  


  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015
  • " Holiday  Creative Card- Making Workshop
  • Campus Center Building, Room 233
  • Noon to 1:00 p.m.  
Image of Happy Holidays card


Let your expressive holiday colors and ideas flow out into greeting card-sized works of art.  On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A.,  local artist and creative coach, is facilitating a lunch break workshop entitled  " Holiday  Creative Card- Making ."   This year marks the fourth year for this annual program.  Location is the Campus Center Building, Global Understanding Video Conference Room, room 233 and start time is noon.

In this annual 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!  Most importantly, 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 wonderful way to give back to the community while having fun yourself, come join us on December 15th!

Reservations are required .  To reserve a space for Murray’s  Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772.

This workshop is free and open to the public.



Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • "The Boston Girl"
    by Anita Diamant
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


Book cover for "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant

Join us on Wednesday, November 18th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Boston Girl  by Anita Diamant. 

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 2015 through November 2015:

Book cover for "The Siege Winter" by Ariana Franklin & Samantha Norman Book cover for "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng Book cover for "The Last Kashmiri Rose" by Barbara Cleverly   Book cover for "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee Book cover for "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins Book cover for "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant  

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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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