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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.  
  • Thursday, 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.



*March 2015 is National Women's History Month* 


ETSU celebrating Women's History Month with a great lineup of events


Detailed information will be posted soon!!!


  • March 1 through March 31, 2015
  • “Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" 
  • National Women's History Month theme for 2015
National Women's History Month poster for 2015 


The 2015 National Women’s History Month theme, Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,  presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do.  The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.


The ETSU campus community will celebrate Women’s History Month with an outstanding lineup of special events and lectures during March 2015.  Details of the programs scheduled will be posted soon!!!




Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 
  • "Redfield Farm: A Novel of the Underground Railroad"
    by Judith Redline Coopey
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


Book cover for "Redfield Farm: A Novel of Underground Railroad"

Join us on Wednesday, March 18th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss Redfield Farm: A Novel of the Underground Railroad  by Judith Redline Coopey. 

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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