The following events are free unless otherwise noted.
At Slocumb Galleries
Continuing through July 3
Bridget Conn’s mixed media exhibit addresses “evolving themes of ritual, tradition and inheritance as they blend with nature and science.” Tim McCoy’s gold-toned albumen photographs follow a drop of water on its “Long, Long Journey to the Sea,” starting as rain falling on a mountain. Both artists will give gallery talks during a joint reception on Thursday, June 25, from 5-7 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with extended hours until 6 p.m. Thursday and during receptions. Contact: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, 483-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“How She Played the Game”
June 24, 7:30 p.m., Bud Frank Theatre, Gilbreath Hall
Six highly talented, spirited women from sports history who overcame obstacles, broke records and crashed stereotypes are highlighted in this play. They include golfer and Olympic athlete Babe Didrikson; Gertrude Ederle, an Olympic swimmer and the first woman to swim the English Channel; Althea Gibson, the first African American tennis star to win at Wimbledon; Olympic and professional skater Sonja Henie; Eleanor Randolph Sears, a tennis star, equestrian, polo player and more; and Gretel Bergmann, a German Jewish high jumper who was not allowed to compete in the 1936 Olympics and had to flee her country. Playwright Cynthia Cooper will attend this performance, which is produced by the ETSU Division of Theatre, Women’s Studies Program and Department of Literature and Language along with the Sports Literature Association. Contact: Dr. Joyce Duncan, 439-5189 or email@example.com.
Ross Scholarship Benefit Concert Series
June 29 and 30, 7 p.m., Mathes Hall
On June 29, Dr. David Brunell, a professor of music at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an active church pianist, will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin, Gottschalk and Canfield. The June 30 concert will be a multimedia lecture/recital by Dr. Wayne Johnson. In “Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era,” Johnson will feature vintage photographs and original piano music of George Gershwin, examples of Gershwin’s piano roll transcriptions, several songs by the composer and others, and more. Proceeds from this eighth annual LaFaye Vickers Ross Scholarship Benefit Concert Series will provide scholarship assistance for qualified students attending ETSU’s Summer Piano Camp. Tickets, which are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors per concert (with a 20 percent discount for both events if purchased at the same time), will be available at the door or in advance. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
“Relaxing with Massage Therapy”
June 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, dining room 2
This special session in the Women’s Health Series sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center allows participants to receive 10-minute chair massages by a licensed massage therapist from Jones Chiropractic Clinic. Reservations are required; a limited number of appointments are available. Contact: Women’s Resource Center, 439-5772.
Fossil and Artifact ID Night
June 30, 4-6 p.m., ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center
Members of the community are invited to bring fossils, rocks, minerals and artifacts to be identified and photographed by the team of experts at the museum and visitor center at the Gray Fossil Site. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Natural History Museum, 439-3659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETSU will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Book Review Group
July 15, noon, Women’s Resource Center, 220 Campus Center Building
Members of the Book Review Group sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center will meet to discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. New members are welcome, and participants may bring their lunch. Contact: Women’s Resource Center, 439-5772.
“Adventure Mapping for My Life”
July 22 and 29, noon, Women’s Resource Center, 220 Campus Center Building
Local artist and creative coach Pam Murray will guide participants in “designing their own respective maps that set a course of clarity and intention” in this two-part workshop in 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.
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