The following events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.
Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center
In observance of Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month (September), the ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center will host this event with pottery demonstrations by Cherokee potter Tammy Beane and flint-knapping demonstrations by Larry Beane throughout the day. ETSU archaeologist Dr. Jay Franklin will present a talk about local Cherokee archaeology at 1 p.m. The day will also include such activities as cave painting, “archaeology vs. paleontology” and more from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact: Natural History Museum, 439-3659 or email@example.com.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Sept. 12, 10 a.m., ETSU Quad
ETSU is one of 135 locations across the United States hosting one of these fundraising and awareness walks to contribute to the fight against diabetes. Contact: Chase Foster, 483-8049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Screening: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”
Sept. 14, 7 p.m., 127 Ball Hall
This film “resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.” Includes a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Mary Dore and a reception. Part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers series. Contact: Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
International Week of Peace
The ETSU Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsors this local observance of the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21) with a variety of activities: Educational Peace Tabling, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Amphitheatre; Halftime Human Peace Sign during Men’s Soccer Game, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Summers-Taylor Stadium; “How Do YOU Do Peace?”, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., D.P. Culp University Center Ballroom; “Spread YOUR Peace" and Native American Festival, Sept. 18, noon-7 p.m.; “Cultural Peace” and Native American Festival, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Silent Balloons Release, Sept. 21, noon, location TBA. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or email@example.com.
Native American Festival
Sept. 18, noon-7 p.m., and Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Amphitheatre
This second annual celebration of the art, music and historical legends of Native Americans emphasizes the Cherokee culture. Included are award-winning dancers, storytellers, artists and musicians, with demonstrations of Women’s Jingle Dress, Fancy Shawl, Buckskin, Northern Traditional and Southern Straight dances, along with Anikithuhwa Warriors, stick-ball, fire by friction, shell/stone/wood carving and more. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Panda Day
Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center
The museum is teaming up with the Red Panda Network in hosting this local event in conjunction with an international effort to raise awareness of the endangered modern red panda, which is native to Asia; red panda fossils have also been discovered at the Gray Fossil Site. Children may “climb” the highest mountains of the Himalayas, learn about the elusive red panda, and participate in other activities to earn the title of Red Panda Ranger. Contact: Natural History Museum, 439-3659 or email@example.com.
Mid-Autumn Chinese Moon Festival
Sept. 19, noon-2 p.m., Basler Center for Physical Activity
The traditional Chinese Moon Festival will be shared with various cultural activities, including performance, games and food. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Brown Hall auditorium
In this faculty recital, oboist Dr. Heather Killmeyer, accompanied by several guest artists, will perform jazz, funk and crossover selections that showcase the limitless possibilities of the oboe. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Observatory Open House
Sept. 19, 8-10 p.m., Harry D. Powell Observatory
ETSU astronomer Dr. Beverly Smith will give a short talk, “Ruby Payne-Scott: Pioneer in Radio Astronomy,” followed by an opportunity for guests to observe the night sky through the observatory’s telescopes. This open house will be cancelled in the event of rain or cloud cover. Contact: Dr. Beverly Smith, 439-8418 or email@example.com.
“Now That’s What I Call Homecoming”
This year, ETSU students, employees and alumni will once again enjoy the annual traditions of Homecoming week, bringing back the old and creating new ones along the way. For the complete schedule of Homecoming events, visit www.etsu.edu/homecoming.
Dada Cabaret: “[Title Censored]”
Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Nelson Fine Art Center, 324 E. Main Street
“[Title Censored]” celebrates life’s dramatic trivialities and absurdities through musical virtuosity and humor in a relaxed, cabaret atmosphere. Dada Cabaret is an ensemble comprised of ETSU Department of Music faculty Drs. Heather Killmeyer (oboe), Stephanie Frye (tuba) and Alan Stevens (tenor), along with narrator Andrew Ford. (Note: The narrative portion of this recital is for mature audiences and is not appropriate for children.) Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Knoxville Early Music Project
Sept. 27, 3 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
This Guest Artist Recital features little-heard vocal music by Alessandro Scarlatti and music for one and two violins by such Baroque masters as Marco Uccellini and Andrea Falconieri. The Knoxville Early Music Project, now in its 24th year, presents concerts of well-known and hidden gems of Renaissance and Baroque music. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and free for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Literature Reading by Marcos M. Villatoro
Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Ball Hall auditorium
Two-time Emmy Award winner Marcos McPeek Villatoro is the author of six novels, two collections of poetry and a memoir. His Romilia Chacón crime fiction books have won him national and international acclaim. Villatoro, who grew up in Rogersville, recently traveled to his mother’s homeland of El Salvador, where he and his family shot a documentary, “Tamale Road,” which is in post-production. He will read selections from his writings, and will also talk with a number of ETSU classes during his time on campus. Contact: Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
At the Reece Museum
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Reece Museum
“Exploring Nature and Form: Ceramics by Lily Kusmik,” an exhibition of vessels suggesting a diversity of natural forms, including sea oats, flowers, shells, waves and the human body, along with “Images and Ideas,” a collection of watercolor paintings by Theresa Markiw, will be on display through Sept. 25, with a reception for both exhibits to be held Sept. 10 from 5-7 p.m. Also on display, through Sept. 18, is “Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience,” a traveling exhibition designed to educate the public about the stories and sacrifices of American prisoners of war. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
At Slocumb Galleries
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Slocumb Galleries, Ball Hall
On display through Sept. 11, with a joint reception and artists’ talk on Sept. 10 from 5-7 p.m., are “In/Skin/Between,” a mixed-media installation by North Carolina artist Nora Hartlaub that explores “links between social roles, memory and the body and addresses the elusive and ephemeral boundaries between these concepts through sculpture and film,” and “Triads” by Virginia artist Alan O’Neal, a series of 18 color panels of singular form or multiples of singular forms that juxtapose “color and compositional relationships across the gallery space.” Contact: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, 483-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Natural History Museum
Continuing through Nov. 11, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center
“Trilobite Treasures: Arthropods of the Ancient Seas” features more than 200 actual artifacts and specimens of these invertebrate animals that lived, thrived and became extinct long before the age of dinosaurs. The exhibit tells the story of the discovery, history, research and preparation of these ancient fossils from around the world and the United States. Contact: Natural History Museum, 439-3659 or email@example.com.
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