Fall Faculty Show
Sept. 23, 8 p.m., Down Home, 300 W. Main St.
Several faculty members in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies, including award-winning musicians Adam Steffey, Brandon Green, Jane MacMorran, Hunter Berry and others, will take the stage at the Down Home. Doors open at 6 p.m.; admission at the door is $10 for adults and $8 for students with school ID. Contact: Down Home, 929-9822.
Drug Take-Back Event
Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ETSU Farmers Market
Students, staff and faculty may bring unused, unwanted or expired medications in the original containers to the drop-off location at the Farmers Market. The donation process is anonymous, and all pills, liquids, bottles and labels will be incinerated. Sponsored by the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy as part of National DEA Take Back Day (Sept. 27). Contact: Angela Hagaman, 439-7532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
African and African American Studies Fall Lecture Series
Sept. 25, 11:15 a.m., 428 Rogers-Stout Hall
"The Impact of Substance Abuse on the Rise of HIV and its Disproportionate Effect on Black Americans" is the topic of a lecture by Helen Adams, Minority AIDS Initiative statewide coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Health. Contact: Dr. Dorothy Drinkard-Hawkshawe, 439-6688.
Sept. 25, 8 p.m., Starbucks, The Cave, D.P. Culp Center
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to the jazz-pop fusion of Greyscale from the ETSU Department of Music. Additional performances to be held Oct. 16 at the Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St., and Nov. 20 at the Acoustic Coffeehouse, 415 W. Walnut St. Free admission. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Fall Yard Sale
Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ETSU at Kingsport Allandale, 1501 University Blvd.
The ETSU at Kingsport Allandale Student Service Board will hold its annual Fall Yard Sale, with proceeds to benefit the Megan Smith Scholarship Fund. Contact: ETSU at Kingsport Allandale, 392-8000.
Sept. 26, 8 p.m., Nelson Fine Art Center, 324 E. Main St.
“Turn, Turn, Turn” is the theme of the first event in the fall “Re-Generation: A Johnson City Story Slam” series sponsored by the Storytelling Program, Division of Theatre and Dance and TaleTellers of ETSU. Seven patrons selected at random from the audience may tell tales that are related to the theme and no longer than 10 minutes. The first-place winner, selected by judges from the audience, will receive a cash prize. Contact: Dr. Joseph Sobol, 439-7863 or email@example.com.
Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., George L. Carter Railroad Museum, Campus Center Building
Featuring the special exhibit, “Thunder in the Timber: 120 Years of Logging Heritage.” Contact: Dr. Fred Alsop, 439-6838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We Broke the China Rabbit”
Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Nelson Fine Art Center, 324 E. Main St.
Dada Cabaret, a contemporary chamber ensemble based at ETSU, debuted last spring with “China Rabbit and Other Tales,” and now continues the absurdity with “We Broke the China Rabbit.” The group is inspired by literary nonsense, transgressive cinema, the artistic movement of Dadaism and the avant-garde movement. Additional performances to be held Oct. 25 at the Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St., and Nov. 22 at the Acoustic Coffeehouse, 415 W. Walnut St. Free admission. For mature audiences. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Harry Powell Observatory
ETSU astronomer Dr. Mark Giroux will give a short talk, “The Search for (Potentially) Habitable Exoplanets: Where Do We Stand?” Visitors may view celestial objects through the observatory’s telescopes, and Giroux and other ETSU astronomers will be on hand to answer questions. Will be cancelled in case of rain or cloud cover. Contact: Dr. Beverly Smith, 439-8418 or email@example.com.
Native American Festival
Sept. 27-28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, ETSU Quad
This two-day celebration of Native American heritage will feature arts, music and historical legends, with an emphasis on the Cherokee culture. Award-winning dancers, storytellers and artists will gather at the ETSU Quad to share knowledge and demonstrate skills. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Hot Southern Trumpet Nights”
Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
This Guest Artist Recital features Drs. Jason Bergman (trumpet) and Ellen Elder (piano) of the University of Southern Mississippi in the performance of works by Scriabin, Arutunian, Gershwin, Penaforte and Pascual-Vilaplana. They will be joined by ETSU’s Dr. David Champouillon on trumpet. Free. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
SAFE Program: Lunch Break Seminar
Sept. 30, noon, D.P. Culp Center, East Tennessee Room
ETSU Public Safety Officer Amanda Worley will present the “STOP (Strategies, Techniques, Options and Prevention) Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women” program, part of the National Self-Defense Institute’s SAFE (Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) initiative. Participants may bring their lunch. Contact: Women’s Resource Center, 439-5772.
Brown Bag Dialogue
Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, East Tennessee Room
Participants may bring their lunch and engage in dialogue on the “60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or email@example.com.
Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
This concert features the tuba in a curious amalgam, or blend, of instruments and music. Performers include Dr. Stephanie Frye on tuba, Ann Lavender on piano, Jimmie Self on euphonium, Michael King on marimba and Katie Johnson on horn. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
“Die Fledermaus: An Appalachian Party”
Oct. 3-11, times/locations below
Johann Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus (The Bat)” will have a new, twisted Appalachian flavor in this collaborative production featuring the Asheville Lyric Opera, Symphony of the Mountains and ETSU Festival Chorus. Public performances are: Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, N.C. (tickets are $30-$58 for adults and $17-$40 for students at www.dwtheatre.com), and Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport (tickets are $35 each at www.symphonyofthemountains.org). “Appalachian Fledermaus,” a free concert for area schools in collaboration with ETSU’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, will be Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol; registration is required by calling 423-392-8423.
“Lost or Found? Giving Found Objects a New Life”
Oct. 6, 7 p.m., 127 Ball Hall
A lecture by Janet Orselli. Part of public programming in conjunction with the Reece Museum’s current exhibition by Paul Kennedy, “The DeVault Tavern.” Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
ETSU Library Associates Book Discussion Group
Oct. 6, 5:30-7 p.m., 409 Sherrod Library (Quillen Conference Room)
Members of the group will meet to discuss “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II” by Denise Kiernan. Contact: Pat Van Zandt, 439-6988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Inclement Weather: Storms Ahead”
Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
This first concert of the semester by the ETSU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will include works relating to stormy weather and troubles it may bring. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
“A Night of Fantasia and Dances”
Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brown Hall auditorium
Visiting piano faculty member Dr. Esther Park presents a program with an element of “fantasia” in all the pieces, and dance rhythms from various nations. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and free for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
“Family Treasures: The Care and Preservation of Family Papers”
Oct. 11, 1-3 p.m., Archives of Appalachia, Sherrod Library
A workshop. Part of public programming in conjunction with the Reece Museum’s current exhibition by Paul Kennedy, “The DeVault Tavern.” Limited to 18 participants; call 439-6990 to reserve space. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
“Preserving the Heart of a Place: ‘Changeable … little rain at night …’”
Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center
A historical preservation panel discussion with Carroll Van West, Bill Kennedy, Tom Lee and Deborah Montanti. Part of public programming in conjunction with the Reece Museum’s current exhibition by Paul Kennedy, “The DeVault Tavern.” Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.
Dr. Heather Killmeyer, assistant professor of oboe in the Department of Music, will present this faculty recital of music depicting the time and place of distant lands. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Fall Choral Concert
Oct. 19, 3 p.m., Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St.
The ETSU choirs – the Chorale, Women’s Choir, BucsWorth Men’s Choir and Greyscale – will perform a variety of music, including the premiere of a new work by 2014 ETSU graduate Zach Ross. The choirs will be joined by special guests, the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 or $5. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Contemporary Photography Panel Discussion
Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Reece Museum
Featuring Mike Smith, Stacy Kranitz and Joshua Greer. Part of public programming in conjunction with the Reece Museum’s current exhibition by Paul Kennedy, “The DeVault Tavern.” Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
Fall Scenic Railway Excursion
A fall excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, traveling through Nantahala Gorge in Western North Carolina, will be sponsored by the George L. Carter Railroad Museum and George L. Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Various levels of service/pricing are offered. Participants will leave the ETSU campus by motor coach at 8 a.m. and arrive back on campus around 10:45 p.m. Visit memrr.org for more information and ticket order and liability waiver forms. Contact: Charlene McLeod, 368-717-2925.
Concert: Sweet Honey in the Rock
Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
This a cappella vocal group is made up of five singers and one American Sign Language interpreter and performs a mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B. Sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. Tickets are $25, $20 and $5. Contact: MBMSOTA, 439-8587 or email@example.com.
‘Politics of Representation’ Exhibit
Continuing through Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Slocumb Galleries
“Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America from Warhol to Map(ing)” is a contemporary indigenous American art exhibit featuring works by Andy Warhol, Fritz Scholder, Ahkima Honyumptewa, Wanesia Misquadace and others. Co-curated by Slocumb Galleries Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay and Mary Hood, Map(ing) Project director at Arizona State University. Planned in conjunction with the exhibit are an ArtIFact Lecture on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Ball Hall auditorium and a display of Cherokee and other Native American artifacts from the Reece Museum’s permanent collection at the Department of Art and Design’s SUBmarine Gallery in the Campus Center Building. Contact: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, 483-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘John Steele: Paintings’ Exhibit
Continuing through Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Reece Museum
Fourteen paintings by painter and printmaker John Steele, who was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1929. He once said of his work, “Most of my works are reflections on the nature of my experiences as a Southerner, an American, and as a stranger in a strange land.” The exhibit reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5-7 p.m. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
'The DeVault Tavern’ Exhibit
Continuing through Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Reece Museum
Twenty large framed photographs by Paul Kennedy of the DeVault Tavern, a two-story brick tavern built in 1819-21 by Frederick DeVault that is now listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The house originally served as a way station and inn along the region’s primary stagecoach route. Kennedy is a Brooklyn-based artist who grew up in Jonesborough. A series of lectures, panel discussions and workshops planned in conjunction with the exhibit will be announced at a later date. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Notable Women of ETSU Colloquium
Nov. 19, 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 honorees will be Dr. Beth Bailey, associate professor and director of Primary Care Research in the Department of Family Medicine, and Dr. Karen Schetzina, associate professor and chief of the Division of Community Pediatrics Research in the Department of Pediatrics. Contact: Women’s Studies Program, 439-4125 or email@example.com.