The following events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.
Nov. 1, 2 p.m., 205 Campus Center Building
The Division of Theatre and Dance in the Department of Communication and Performance presents this drama by David Mamet. The play tells the story of three lawyers – one white and two black – who are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with raping a black woman. The plot unfolds as the defendant and the three attorneys struggle with the evidence of the case along with their own individual feelings about race. Additional show dates are Oct. 27-31 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. The play contains strong adult themes and language and is not suitable for children. Tickets are $15 for general and $7 for students with ID. Contact: Division of Theatre and Dance Box Office, 439-6511.
“The Rocky Road to Dublin”
Nov. 1, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol
The BucsWorth Men’s Choir will present a musical preview of the ensemble’s upcoming tour of Ireland in May 2017 in this program that is part of the annual concert series at Bristol’s First Presbyterian Church. A donation of $5-$10 is suggested. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
“Out of Equilibrium: Winter Windows”
Nov. 2, 1-3 p.m., and Nov. 5, 3-5 p.m., 266 Brown Hall
This exhibit of photography by Dr. Lee Anne Willson, the fall 2015 chairholder of ETSU’s Wayne G. Basler Chair of Excellence in the Arts, Rhetoric and Science, features images of frost and frozen drops on windows illustrating the non-equilibrium processes found throughout nature. Additional viewing times are Oct. 26 and 28 from 5-7 p.m. and other times by appointment. Contact: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 439-4231.
ETSU Library Associates Book Discussion Group
Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m., 409 Sherrod Library (Quillen Conference Room)
Members will meet to discuss The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. Contact: Pat Van Zandt, 439-6988 or email@example.com.
Nov. 2-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Slocumb Galleries
Contact: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, 483-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Martin Luther King Jr. – From the Heart of a King”
Nov. 3, 5 p.m., Reece Museum
This one-man play on the life of the late civil rights leader is by Phil Darius Wallace and features song, dance, speeches and poetry that convey “the power of nonviolence and the power of the spoken word.” Sponsored by African and African American Studies. Contact: Dr. Dorothy Drinkard-Hawkshawe, 439-6688 or email@example.com.
“The Ultimate Fate of the Earth”
Nov. 3, 7 p.m., 112 Brown Hall
This is the second of two public lectures to be given by Dr. Lee Anne Willson, the fall 2015 chairholder of ETSU’s Wayne G. Basler Chair of Excellence in the Arts, Rhetoric and Science. In this talk, Willson will discuss how changes in the sun will affect the planets and moons in the solar system, and in particular, what will happen to Earth. Contact: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 439-4231
“Women on Wednesdays”
Nov. 4, noon, D.P. Culp Center, dining room 3
Brittney Ezell, ETSU’s head women’s basketball coach, will speak on “Trust the Process: 5 Pillars of Cultural Success” in this session sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program. Contact: Women’s Studies, 439-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The History of Magnavox and the Electronics Revolution”
Nov. 5, 5-7 p.m., Reece Museum
This lecture by Bob Bausch and George Collins of the Magnavox Historical Preservation Association is planned in conjunction with the Reece Museum’s exhibit, “Magnificent Magnavox,” which will be on display from Oct. 1-Dec. 15. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
“Spectrum”: Fall Concert by Greyscale
Nov. 6-7, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
This entirely a cappella concert will feature swing versions of The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” and A-Ha’s “Take on Me,” as well as vocal versions of the “Mission Impossible” and “Hawaii Five-0” theme songs. The concert will also include solo performances by members of the group, as well as such Greyscale favorites as “Dynamite,” “Spiderman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Tickets: $10 for general, $5 for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Faculty Percussion Recital
Nov. 8, 3 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
Featuring ETSU Department of Music percussion faculty Dr. Rande Sanderbeck, David Mitchell, Logan Ball and Jason Carpenter. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 9, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial, ETSU Quad
This annual ceremony sponsored by the ETSU Veterans Affairs Standing Committee, Student Veterans of America and Department of Military Science honors and remembers those who have served their country through military service. The speaker will be William Hampton, who was a student in ETSU’s ROTC program for one year before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving three tours in Vietnam. He later completed his degree at ETSU and was a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 33 years before retiring in 2005. He is a co-founder of Rolling Thunder Inc., Chapter 4. Contact: Charles Patton, email@example.com, or Department of Military Science, 439-4269.
Film Screening: “Frame By Frame”
Nov. 9, 7 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
This documentary film traces the efforts of four Afghan photojournalists who attempt to build a free press in their country after decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime. A discussion with filmmakers Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach and a reception will follow the screening. Part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, sponsored locally by ETSU’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. Contact: Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
Guest Artist Recital: Sookkyung Cho
Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
This Korean-born pianist, known for her personal, thoughtful, expressionist style, will present works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Liszt and Teddy Niedermaier. Cho is an assistant professor of piano and artist performer at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Tickets are $15 for general, $10 for seniors and free for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
“Journey to the Soul through Collaging”
Nov. 11, noon, Women’s Resource Center, 220 Campus Center Building
Artist and creative coach Pam Murray will lead participants in creating an intuitive collage of images, colors, designs and symbols that they are naturally attracted to in “a visually inspiring, imaginative, fun process that results in truth ‘speaking’ in a language that goes deeper than words.” Part of the Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Series sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center. Reservations are required. Contact: Women’s Resource Center, 439-5772.
“A Veterans Salute!”
Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
The ETSU Wind Ensemble will perform a variety of patriotic favorites, including “Armed Forces Salute” by Bob Lowden, “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager, Claude Smith’s “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” and John Philip Sousa’s famous marches, “Semper Fidelis” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Gem and Mineral Show
Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center
Ten gem and mineral dealers from all over the Southeast will sell mineral specimens, jewelry, beads and jewelry supplies, and offer such services as jewelry repairs and stone setting. A variety of demonstrations will be given throughout the day. Contact: Natural History Museum, 439-3659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clemmer College of Education Research Lecture Series
Nov. 17, 6 p.m., 112 Brown Hall
Dr. Jack Thomas, president of Western Illinois University, will be the speaker in the inaugural lecture in this new series sponsored by the College of Education. Thomas is the author of Within These Gates: Academic Work, Academic Leadership, University Life, and the Presidency, published earlier this year. His research agenda focuses primarily on black males in literature, and he is the founder and former editor of Image: The Scholars Release Journal, Men and Women of Color. Contact: Jean Rushing, 439-7616.
Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City, 105 S. Boone St.
A recital by the Faculty Brass of ETSU’s Department of Music. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
“Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey”
Nov. 17 (Rescheduled from Nov. 12), 7:30 p.m., Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts, Northeast State Community College
Starring the award-winning actress, singer and dancer Jasmine Guy and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, this program celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through literature, song, music, movement and imagery. Tickets: $25 for general, $20 for seniors and $5 for students with ID. Sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts in partnership with the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts. Contact: Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
Zohra Sarwari: “Muslim Woman Behind the Veil”
Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
Zohra Sarwari, an international speaker, entrepreneur, publisher and mother of three, encourages diversity using humor and personal experiences in her speeches that promote dialogue and foster tolerance toward people of all races, religions and backgrounds. She is the author of 14 books and three homeschooling curriculums, and has been interviewed by CBS, FOX News and many magazines, newspapers, radio shows and online publications. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or email@example.com.
Book Review Group
Nov. 18, noon, Women’s Resource Center, 220 Campus Center Building
Members will meet to discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. New members are welcome, and participants may bring their lunch. Contact: Women’s Resource Center, 439-5772.
Notable Women of ETSU Colloquium
Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, East Tennessee Room
This annual awards program and colloquium highlight the expertise and accomplishments of women academicians at ETSU. The 2015-16 honorees will be Dr. Mary Langenbrunner, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Learning in the Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education, and Dr. Cecilia McIntosh, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biological Sciences. Contact: Women’s Studies Program, 439-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 18-22, 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 22, 2 p.m., Bud Frank Theatre, Gilbreath Hall
The Division of Theatre and Dance in the ETSU Department of Communication and Performance will present this play by Jonathan Larson. Tickets are $15 for general and $7 for students with ID. Contact: Division of Theatre and Dance box office, 439-6511.
Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Hutcheson Hall planetarium
“Forensic Astronomy: CSI in the Sky” examines astronomical observations connected to legal investigation in this planetarium show sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Dr. Gary Henson, 439-6906 or email@example.com.
“Childlike: Re-Generation Story Slam”
Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Nelson Fine Art Center, 324 E. Main St.
Patrons wishing to tell a story related to the theme “Childlike” will be chosen at random to compete for a cash prize in this Story Slam sponsored by the ETSU Storytelling Program and Department of Communication and Performance. A donation of $5-$10 is suggested. Stories shared in this program may not be suitable for children. Contact: Storytelling Program, 439-7606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Observatory Open House
Nov. 21, 8-10 p.m., Harry Powell Observatory
Visitors may hear a brief talk on “Life in Space: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” by ETSU Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty member Dr. Yuriy Razskazovskiy and view the night sky through the observatory’s telescopes. The open house will be cancelled in the event of rain or cloud cover. Contact: Dr. Beverly Smith, 439-8418 or email@example.com.
Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
This recital features Dr. Heather Killmeyer on oboe, Nathaniel Olson on bassoon, Deborah Tien on flute, Cory Seguin on clarinet and Jeremy West on horn. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
ETSU Bluegrass: All Bands
Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Down Home, 300 W. Main St.
All bands in Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies at ETSU will perform. Contact: Bluegrass Office, 439-7072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
B.A. Annual Exhibition
Nov. 30-Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Slocumb Galleries
Contact: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, 483-3179 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The 2015 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art”
Continuing through Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Reece Museum
This national juried show, now in its third year, explores the current trends and trajectory in the field of social and politically engaged art, and recognizes and advances this form of art by providing a venue for its exhibition. It was established in memory of former ETSU student Fletcher H. Dyer, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2009 at the age of 22, when he was a senior in the Department of Art and Design, pursuing a B.F.A. degree with a concentration in graphic design. The juror is Southern Indiana artist Joyce Ogden. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
“Magnificent Magnavox” Exhibit
Continuing through Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Reece Museum
This exhibit chronicles the history of Magnavox, which opened its first southern plant in Greeneville in 1947 and operated a cabinet plant in Johnson City from 1962-79. Featuring radios, record players, televisions, advertising, memorabilia and text panels, the display is gathered from the collection of the Magnavox Historical Preservation Association and other sources. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
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