The following events are free unless otherwise noted.
At the Reece Museum
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Reece Museum
Three exhibits are on display at the Reece Museum through May 29. “Countdown to Kickoff: A History of ETSU Football,” curated by ETSU Department of History graduate students Matthew Himel and Andrew Avery, features photographs, equipment, memorabilia, film of the 1969 Grantland Rice Bowl, a slide show of the building of the Minidome (ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center), a head coach chronology telling the story of Buccaneer football from 1920-2003, and a countdown clock in anticipation of the kickoff of a new era of ETSU football. “Patterns of Time and Place” by Patricia Mink, an associate professor and head of the fibers program in the ETSU Department of Art and Design, shows the visual and conceptual relationships between patterns found in traditional regional textiles and those present in the surrounding landscape. “The Religious Art of Clorinda Bell” features the work of a Cuzco, Peru, native who now lives in Powell, Tenn., and who is considered to be one of the first women to have mastered the Cuzco School of Religious Art style, a technique that has been handed down in her family for generations. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
Corazon Latino Festival: “One community. One heart. One beat.”
May 1, 5-10 p.m., Main Street, downtown Johnson City
This sixth annual festival sponsored by the Language and Culture Resource Center at ETSU celebrates Hispanic arts and culture with fun activities for the family, food, door prizes, dance lessons and live entertainment. Visit https://www.etsu.edu/cas/lcrc/events/corazon.php for more information. Contact: Language and Culture Resource Center, 439-8342 or email@example.com.
Spring Jazz at the Culp
May 1, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
“Trumpet-ology” is the theme of this year’s Spring Jazz at the Culp concert, headlined by Yamaha Performing Artist Allen Vizzutti. Also joining the ETSU Jazz Ensemble on stage will be noted trumpeters U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Jon Yates, Dr. Scott Meredith and Dr. David Champouillon, as well as The Jazz Doctors. Admission is $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors and $5 for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
May 1, 7:30 p.m., Acoustic Coffeehouse Next Door, 415 W. Walnut St.
Dada Cabaret, an experimental ensemble that seeks to push the boundaries of classical music, presents this concert of new music, arrangements and narration depicting the circus as a metaphor for life. The performance continues the ensemble’s March program, “Circus Carnales.” Ensemble members are ETSU Department of Music faculty Dr. Heather Killmeyer on oboe, Dr. Stephanie Frye on tuba and Dr. Alan Stevens, tenor, along with local writer and pianist Andrew Ford, who narrates the program. Some content not suitable for children. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Trumpet Days: Faculty and Guest Artist Recital
May 2, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Hall
Noted trumpeters U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Jon Yates, Dr. Scott Meredith and Dr. David Champouillon will perform in this recital of classical music as part of Trumpet Days in the ETSU Department of Music, which includes the Spring Jazz at the Culp concert on May 1 (see above) and a full day of clinics and master classes on May 2 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall. Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for students with ID, and free with Spring Jazz at the Culp tickets. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
May 3, 5:30 p.m., Brown Hall auditorium
The ETSU Percussion Ensemble will perform a variety of standard literature, as well as world music and arrangements of popular pieces. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
ETSU Library Associates Book Discussion Group
May 4, 5:30 p.m., 409 Sherrod Library
Members will meet to discuss Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Contact: Pat Van Zandt, 439-6988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder”
May 7, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Hutcheson Hall planetarium
This new planetarium show takes the audience along on mankind’s first space probe, journeying outside this solar system to see gas giants caught in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rogue planets hurtling through space, molten rocky worlds now known to science and new planets drifting comfortably within the “Goldilocks Zone,” the area around a star where Earth-like worlds may exist. Viewers will also learn new insights about the Earth and its moon, sun and solar system. Sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Dr. Gary Henson, 439-6906 or email@example.com.
Alumni Spring Weekend
May 8-9, various times and locations
The weekend features the 50-year reunion of the Class of 1965, with a reunion brunch and social; tours of campus, the Sherrod Library, Johnson City and the ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum at the Gray Fossil Site during the day on May 8, as well as the National Alumni Association Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. that day. The Class of 1965 will participate in the 10 a.m. Commencement ceremony on May 9 as the newest members of the Golden Fifties Club following the Graduation Breakfast. Visit www.etsualumni.org for more information. Contact: Alumni Office, 439-4218.
National Alumni Association Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting
May 8, 6:30 p.m., Millennium Centre, Mountain States Health Alliance Ballroom
This annual event includes special recognition of the reunion class of 1965 and the presentation of awards to distinguished alumni and friends of the university. Tickets are $45 per person. Visit www.etsualumni.org for tickets or more information. Contact: 439-4218.
“True Expressions” Personal Enrichment Workshop
May 12, noon, Women’s Resource Center, 220 Campus Center Building
Local artist and creative coach Pam Murray will help participants look at ways to express themselves “by looking at flowers and flower essences in creative ways to see what they want to communicate in different situations.” Reservations required. Contact: Women’s Resource Center, 439-5772.
ETSU Foundation Annual Meeting
May 14, 11 a.m., Millennium Centre
This meeting features an update on the Foundation’s activities and accomplishments over the past year, election of Foundation officers for 2015-16, recognition of new members and more. A luncheon is included. Contact: Patricia Holland, University Advancement, 439-6141.
May 15, 1 p.m., Amphitheatre, The Cave and Cave Patio
"Take Me Out to the Ballgames" is the theme of this year's Staff Picnic sponsored by the Staff Senate. Highlights include entertainment by Kryss Dula and Friends, a T-shirt decorating contest, door prizes and more.
Adult Piano Lessons
May 19-June 25 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 6:30 p.m., Mathes Hall piano lab
This non-credit piano class is designed for adults who desire to learn or relearn piano. It will be taught by ETSU Department of Music faculty member Jerilyn Paolini. Registration is $175 per person. Contact: Professional Development, 439-8083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Day Holiday
The university will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on May 26.