The following events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.
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
World AIDS Day
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, meeting rooms 4A and 4B
In observance of this day, red ribbons will be distributed to symbolize the fight against HIV/AIDS. Information and free testing will be provided by Hope for Tennessee. Contact: Multicultural Affairs, 439-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary Film: “Walking Man”
Dec. 1, 6 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
“Walking Man” is a documentary by father-and-son filmmakers Mark and Eric Norwine that tells the story of one family’s experience with mental illness. It was an official selection of the St. Louis International Film Festival. The College of Nursing, the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the Clemmer College of Education and University School are bringing the filmmakers and their documentary to campus for a free public screening and discussion following the movie. The trailer may be viewed at NoOneDoesItAlone.com. The film will also be shown earlier in the day to 8th-12th grade University School students. Contact: University School, 439-4271.
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.
The student Brass Ensembles from the ETSU Department of Music will perform a concert of “sassy” and “brassy” chamber music. The groups include the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Horn Choir and Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Drs. Stephanie Frye, Arthur Haecker, Catherine Creasy and David Champouillon, respectively. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Women on Wednesdays: Women’s Health
Dec. 2, noon, D.P. Culp Center, dining room 3
In this final “Women on Wednesdays” lunch break of the fall semester sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, three ETSU faculty members will share stories about health and illness in their communities, their families and their own lives. A light lunch will be provided. Contact: Women’s Studies, 439-4125 or email@example.com.
Fall Jazz at the Culp: “OCC-Tech”
Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., D.P. Culp Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium
Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, is called “OCC-Tech” by many and has a reputation for producing world-caliber performers and educators. This concert features “OCC-Tech” jazz educator Joe Riposo on saxophone and two of his successful former students – Frank Grosso, a Central New York educator and musician, on saxophone, and Dr. David Champouillon, ETSU professor and director of Jazz Studies in the Department of Music, on trumpet. Also performing will be the ETSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Champouillon. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students with ID. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Holiday Choral Concert: “Rise Up, Shepherd!”
Dec. 5, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St.
The ETSU Holiday Choral Concert, a tradition that spans more than 35 years, features choral masterworks, holiday favorites and sing-along carols. The program features the ETSU Chorale, East Tennessee Belles, BucsWorth Men’s Choir and Greyscale, under the direction of Drs. Matthew Potterton and Alan Stevens, director and associate director, respectively, of choral activities in the Department of Music. Admission is free; a donation of $10 is suggested. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m., Mathes Hall auditorium
The ETSU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Rande Sanderbeck, will perform a program of world and contemporary music, including arrangements of popular pieces. Contact: Department of Music, 439-4276.
ETSU Library Associates Book Discussion Group
Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m., 409 Sherrod Library
Members of the Library Associates Book Discussion Group will meet to talk about The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Contact: Pat Van Zandt, 439-6988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Hutcheson Hall planetarium
The “Winter Nights” planetarium show sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy presents seasonal stories about the winter sky. Contact: Dr. Gary Henson, 439-6906 or email@example.com.
“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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