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East Tennessee State University


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December 2018 Newsletter Now Available

The December 2018 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter.

Cover page of the December 2018 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter

Highlights of the December 2018 issue of the WRC Newsletter include:

  • Tuesday, December 11 - “Holiday Creative Card-Making” Workshop – A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Workshop with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach.

  • Tuesday, January 29 - “Lose Weight Even If You Don't Have Willpower” – A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Sarah Haas, a local integrative nutritional health coach and certified personal trainer.

  • Tuesday, February 12 - “Five Money Questions for Women” – A Women’s Personal Finance Series Lunch Break Seminar with Diego Iglesias, A.A.M.S., financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Wednesday, February 27 - “STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women” – A Women’s Personal and Professional Enrichment Series Lunch Break Seminar with ETSU Public Safety Officer Sgt. Amanda Worley.

  • WRC Book Review Group sessions:
    • Wednesday, December 12 - Your Favorite Reads of 2018
    • Wednesday, January 16 – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
    • Wednesday, February 20 - Winter Garden: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

~Please check back periodically for Spring and Summer events for 2019~  


Love to Read? So do we!

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


My Brilliant Friend

 "My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante"

 Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
 Time: Noon 
 Location: Campus Center Building, room 220


Join us on Wednesday, April 17 when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss  My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.   

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 March 2019 through May 2019.


The Girls of Atomic City

Book cover for "An American Marriage"

Book cover for "My Brillant Friend" by Elena Ferrante

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

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

  • Women's Health Series
  • Women's Personal Enrichment Series
  • Women's Personal Finance Series
  • Women's Professional Enrichment Series
  • Women's Resource Center Book Review Group
  • Programs dedicated to addressing "domestic and sexual violence against women"
  • Programs dedicated to "enhancing the campus climate with respect to opportunities for women"

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 Margaret Winslow   Margaret Winslow

Presented a lecture entitled "Lecture by Delaware Museum of Art Curator Margaret Winslow” on Thursday, March 29, 2018, during ETSU's celebration of Women's History Month 2018.  

Photo of author Christine Hale    Christine Hale

Author and Southern Appalachian native Christine Hale, presented a lecture entitled "Restlessness and Resilience," during ETSU's celebration of Women's History Month 2017.


    • 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 time frame of each year.

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