The following events are free unless otherwise noted.
“Through the Fishbowl: M.F.A. Group Show”
Through April 3, Reece Museum
This exhibit of works by ETSU graduate art students ends this week. Students represented in the exhibit are Marissa Angel, Katherine Block, Nicholas Boismenu, Rickey Bump, Kelsey Ellis, Whitney Goller, Lyn Govette, Karahann Kiser, John Lause, Amber Law, Katelyn Osborne, Katie Sheffield, Lauren Taylor and Dani Winger. Reece Museum hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
“like daylight and dark”
Through April 3, Reece Museum
This exhibit of works by Amanda Richardson ends this week. This Honaker, Va., resident graduated from ETSU in 2008 with her B.F.A. degree. Reece Museum hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Contact: Reece Museum, 439-4392.
“Save the Doodads” Month
April marks Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, and ETSU’s College of Public Health is teaming up with the Men’s Health Network to raise awareness of the disease as well as the importance of self-examinations. The unique campaign, called “Save the Doodads,” is a signature campaign of the Men’s Health Network to help bring attention to a serious disease in a fun, light-hearted way. Throughout April, Save the Doodads will participate in a variety of campus-wide activities at ETSU. In addition, representatives from Save the Doodads will speak to campus organizations and groups to raise awareness of testicular cancer and advocate for an ongoing testicular cancer outreach effort. For more information on planned events, ways to support the project, and a variety of online resources, visit www.savethedoodads.org.
“The Frederick Douglass Story: Self-Made Man”
April 1, 6:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
Phil Darius Wallace performs this one-man play about the life of the fugitive slave who became an abolitionist, speaker and writer before the Civil War and an equal rights advocate and government official after the war. Sponsored by African and African American Studies in the ETSU Department of History. Contact: Dr. Dorothy Drinkard-Hawkshawe, 439-6688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Take Back the Night” Candlelight Vigil
April 1, 7 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, The Cave patio
This annual vigil honors survivors of sexual and personal violence. It is hosted by Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students (OASIS) at ETSU. Contact: Counseling Center, 439-4841.
“Take Back the Night” Clothesline Project
April 2, 3-8 p.m., Pedestrian Mall
Members of the campus community may create T-shirts with messages that “Break the Silence” surrounding violence against women. It is hosted by Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students (OASIS) at ETSU. Contact: Counseling Center, 439-4841.
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”
April 2, 6 p.m, D.P. Culp Center, The Cave patio
Men from throughout the community are invited to don high heels for this one-mile march through the ETSU campus to raise awareness regarding gender and sexual violence. Women may participate, too, but will be allowed to wear comfortable shoes. Registration is $5; men may rent shoes for $5 in advance or $7 the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program at Johnson City Medical Center. Contact: Counseling Center, 439-4841.
“Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till”
April 2, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
Mike Wiley researches, writes, produces and enacts stories of slaves, sports figures, freedom fighters, heroes and the common man. In “Dar He,” a one-man show, Wiley chronicles the story of a Chicago teen and the men who lynched him for whistling at a white woman. A “talkback” will follow. This event is part of ETSU’s “Think. Live. Respect.” Spring series and is sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students with ID. Contact: Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
Movie: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
April 3, 7 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
Sponsored by Buctainment. Contact: Buctainment, 439-6828 or email@example.com.
Bursts of Diverse Percussion
April 4, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
ETSU Department of Music faculty member David Mitchell will perform a recital of percussion music with diverse composition styles and instrumentation. The program will progress from one setting to another in short bursts, never lingering too long. Guest performers will include Dr. Rande Sanderbeck, also of the percussion faculty, and members of the ETSU and Science Hill High School percussion ensembles. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
ETSU Library Associates Book Discussion Group
April 6, 5:30 p.m., 409 Sherrod Library
Members will meet to discuss The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Contact: Pat Van Zandt, 439-6988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appalachian Student Research Forum
April 8-9, noon-4:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center ballroom
This regional competition allows undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as post-docs, residents and fellows from universities and colleges across Appalachia, to present their independent, faculty-mentored research in a formal setting. Oral presentations will be given on April 8, and poster presentations on April 9. Categories include Art and Humanities, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Business, Education and Learning, Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Contact: Carole Thomason, 439-6059 or email@example.com.
“Hip Hop vs. Politics” Dialogue
April 8, 7 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, East Tennessee Room
This conversation on arts and politics will focus on the ways in which celebrities and politicians amuse, influence, inspire and engage individuals through rhythmic, poetic, artistic expressions and rhetoric. Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York Voices
April 9, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
The internationally acclaimed vocal jazz quartet New York Voices will bring its unique style to ETSU. This ensemble, now in its 27th year, has roots in jazz, Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop, and its music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. In addition to their own CDs, New York Voices has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim. Greyscale, ETSU’s jazz-pop vocal ensemble, will be the opening act. Reserved seating is $22 per person or $10 for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Family Movie Night: “Big Hero 6”
April 10, 5 p.m. games/6:30 p.m. movie, D.P. Culp Center ballroom
Buctainment and the Office of Adult, Commuter and Transfer Services (ACTS) sponsor this evening for families within the ETSU community. This event features games, popcorn, drinks, “tattoos,” inflatables, a photo booth, prizes and more, in addition to the screening of Disney’s “Big Hero 6.” Contact: Buctainment, 439-6828, or ACTS, 439-5641.
“Tables of Content”
April 10, 6 p.m., Sherrod Library
This second annual event features food and conversation with 14 distinguished faculty and staff from ETSU, who will share their research and interests with tablemates. Registration required. Contact: Sherrod Library, 439-4337.
Film Screening: “Seymour: An Introduction”
April 10, 7 p.m., Brown Hall auditorium
This new documentary by Ethan Hawke provides a cinematic introduction to classical pianist Seymour Bernstein and has been called “a reverent tribute” and “a loving portrait” of this musician who chose to focus on teaching and coaching rather than his own career. The film, acquired by Sundance Selects, captures the personality and musical prowess of Bernstein, who found his true calling beside, rather than at, the keyboard. Sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. Contact: Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
April 11, noon-midnight, Amphitheatre
This second annual spring music festival features 12 bands performing on two stages until 9 p.m., when Paint U takes the stage to close out the day with a “Paint Party Experience.” Students and student organizations will showcase and/or sell arts, crafts and more throughout the event. Visit www.etsu.edu/bucstock for more details. Contact: Katie Staples, 439-6828 or email@example.com.
“Mallets, Melodies, Motion”
April 11, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
This special event is a collaborative effort in the arts at ETSU. Musical performances include both new and familiar tunes arranged especially for joint performance by the ETSU Percussion Ensemble, Greyscale, BucsWorth Men’s Choir, East Tennessee Belles and Dance Ensemble/Mountain Movers Dance Co. In addition to the performance, a visual art exhibit featuring the works of students in the ETSU Department of Art and Design, will fill the Culp Auditorium lobby, opening at 4 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
April 12, 5 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
This final concert in the Department of Music’s “Music and Friends” series this spring features sister pianists Esther and Sun-A Park with faculty members Rande Sanderbeck and David Mitchell in the performance of Bartok’s “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.” Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
ETSU Staff Woman of the Year Ceremony and Reception
April 15, 4 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, East Tennessee Room
ETSU employees are invited to attend this event recognizing the accomplishments of one of ETSU’s outstanding staff women. This year’s honoree is Kathryn Duvall, interim assistant director of Academic Services for TRIO-Student Support Services. Sponsored by the ETSU Commission on Women Standing Committee, Staff Senate, Office of Equity and Diversity and Women’s Resource Center. Contact: Women’s Resource Center, 439-5772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Spotlight Dinner
April 16, 5 p.m. exhibition/6 p.m. dinner, D.P. Culp Center ballroom (left)
This inaugural Faculty Spotlight Dinner at ETSU highlights the work of Dr. Richard Kortum and colleagues. Kortum, a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, discovered one of the world’s premier rock art sites in a remote corridor of the Altai Mountains of far-western Mongolia in 2004, and he has led teams of professional and student researchers in work in that area each year since then. “Magical Mongolia,” a collection of art, photographs and artifacts from the collection of Kortum and his wife, Theresa Markiw, will be on display at the dinner. Reservations, along with notification of dietary restrictions or special need accommodations, are required by April 13. Contact: Tisha Harrison, 439-6145 or email@example.com.
April 16, 7 p.m., Hutcheson Hall planetarium
“Life in the Solar System” is the topic of this month’s planetarium show sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Dr. Gary Henson, 439-6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 16, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
In this Ending Spring Bands Concert, the ETSU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will perform selections related to the colors of the spectrum and how they can change hue and contrast through composition. Works include Whitacre’s “Lux Arumque,” Stamp’s “Past the Equinox,” Respighi’s “Huntingtower Ballad,” Tichelli’s “Blue Shades” and Mackey’s “Aurora Awakes.” Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Celebration of Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic and Country Music
April 18, 7 p.m., Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol
This annual concert by the top bands in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies includes a performance by guest of honor Bobby Hicks, a 10-time Grammy Award-winning fiddler. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students with ID, children under 12 and seniors, and are available online at www.theparamountcenter.com and at the box office. Contact: Paramount Center, 423-274-8920, or Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies, 439-7072.
“Made in the USA: Scenes from American Operas”
April 18, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
This evening of American opera scenes features the performance of ETSU student vocalists under the direction of Karen Smith. Donations accepted. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Civility Week Street Painting
April 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ETSU Pride Walk, Amphitheatre/Pedestrian Mall
ETSU student organizations will spend the day painting new squares on the ETSU Pride Walk with the theme of “Be Different, Be One.” Contact: Kammy Kuang, email@example.com.
Brown Bag Dialogue
April 20, 11:30 a.m., D.P. Culp Center, East Tennessee Room
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to bring their lunch and engage in this discussion on the topic, “Separate but Equal Justice.” Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civility Week Dialogue: “The Great Weed Debate”
April 20, 4:20 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, The Cave patio
Members of the ETSU Forensics and Debate Council will present on the topic of marijuana, followed by a question-and-answer session with an expert panel. Contact: Mina McVeigh, 439-4841 or email@example.com.
Film Screening: “A Kind of Order”
April 20, 7 p.m., Ball Hall auditorium
“A Kind of Order” explores the role of race and power in America’s prison system. The documentary follows a warden, a white separatist and a black gangbanger for seven years through desegregation and transformation. Part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers and sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. A question-and-answer session and reception with the filmmaker will follow the screening. Contact: Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
Stress Less Day
April 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pedestrian Mall
The ETSU Counseling Center’s Suicide and Violence Prevention Outreach Program sponsors this day to provide students information on how to cope with the stresses of college life and provide a relaxing space for them to de-stress. Free food, massages and more are included. Contact: Erin Coker, 439-5895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Excellence Convocation
April 21, 6:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
This annual event honors the Outstanding Students in each academic department; all graduating Roan, University Honors, Midway Honors, Fine and Performing Arts, and Honors-in-Discipline scholars; and all graduating students achieving cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude academic standing. Shae Keane, a poet, gardener and writer who graduated summa cum laude in 2013 as a University Honors Scholar, will be the guest speaker. A reception for honorees and their families will follow the program, with a performance by the ETSU Celtic band Antrim Road. Contact: Honors College, 439-6076.
“Bold as Brass”
April 21, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.
This spring concert by the ETSU Faculty Brass Ensemble features Dr. David Champouillon, trumpet; Carrie Tedder, horn; Dr. Art Haecker, trombone; Jimmie Self, euphonium; and Dr. Stephanie Frye, tuba. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
April 22, 12:30-5 p.m., Amphitheatre (rain location: D.P. Culp Center, The Cave/patio)
This annual event celebrating the different cultures represented on campus includes entertainment, a variety of cultural foods, giveaways, novelties, interactive games and more. Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or email@example.com.
“Africa: The Changing Paradigms”
April 23, 2-5 p.m., D.P. Culp University Center forum
Shades of Africa presents this student support workshop and seminar led by a guest speaker. Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Lecture: Nick Pope
April 23, 7 p.m., 102 Rogers-Stout Hall
Nick Pope no longer investigates reports of unidentified flying objects for the British government, but he is an international TV resource and expert on UFOs, aliens, conspiracy theories, intelligence, space and science fiction. His two non-fiction books made the New York Times Sunday Top 10. Sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. Contact: Martin School of the Arts, 439-8587.
April 23, 8 p.m., Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St.
ETSU’s vocal jazz-pop ensemble Greyscale will perform its second “Java Jive” coffeehouse concert of the season. Donations accepted. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
ETSU Gospel Choir Spring Concert
April 26, 3 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
This annual concert features a special performance by the Gospel Choir’s praise and dance teams, as well as participation by guest choirs. Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or email@example.com.
April 26, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.
The ETSU Department of Music’s vocal ensembles – the Chorale, East Tennessee Belles, BucsWorth Men’s Choir and Greyscale – will perform works by current composers, including Johnson City’s own Daniel Gawthrop; Alice Parker, who conducted a residency in the department earlier this semester; William Funk; Mark Arnett; and Dan Forrest. Donations accepted. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
April 26, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.
This annual spring concert of the ETSU Brass Ensembles features the Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Tuba-Euphonium ensembles. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., D.P. Culp Center atrium
Buctainment and the Student Government Association are sponsoring this event to offer a few moments of relaxation as students prepare for final exams. Contact: Buctainment, 439-6828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fossil and Artifact ID Night
April 28, 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 email@example.com.
Spring Ring Ceremony
April 28, 5:30 p.m., ETSU Foundation Carillon and Alumni Plaza (rain location: Reece Museum)
The ETSU National Alumni Association and Balfour Rings will present class rings to students. Contact: Alumni Office, 439-4218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.