VOLUNTEER NEWS

   Spring Semester 2014

 

Looking Back – Fall Semester 2013

Now in its fifth year, the Mary B Martin School of the Arts continues to thrive – largely because of the help we get from our volunteers. This fall was no exception. It was an incredibly busy semester with 15 events – 10 of them requiring help from our squad of community and student volunteers. Highlights included the Mountain Stage concert on October 20 in the D.P. Culp Center Auditorium. This event involved volunteers from the ETSU student organization Presidents Pride, as well as additional community volunteers. Another stand out event in the semester was the three week Patrick Dougherty residency in November, which required help from over 100 volunteers from the community and ETSU. Take a look at the sculpture we all built together. It is made of sticks and is easy to spot in front of Gilbreath Hall.
Some of our tried and true volunteers from the community have logged many hours this semester, and we have also added a large number of new faces to our ranks. Many thanks to our faithful core of volunteers, and welcome to all the new volunteers – we truly could not do it without you.

 Looking Ahead – Spring 2014

Welcome to another diverse semester of offerings at ETSU's Mary B Martin School of the Arts. We have our schedule in place at this point and there are six events that will need ushering help – so we will need to call on you once again. There will be 3 films, a marionette theater performance, a woodwind quintet, a singer/historian/storyteller, and a number of artist lectures and talks.
In addition we will need help distributing marketing materials. We had several new volunteers step up to the plate this semester and help us very efficiently with this job of putting posters up in the community. This is an ongoing job. Look for news of these needs throughout the semester –  an email request will go out as we get close to these dates.
 
Below is a list of the events that will require ushering assistance. You may find out more about these performances and films by going to our web site www.etsu.edu/martin. Please take a look and see what appeals to you and fits your schedule. Email our Assistant Director and volunteer coordinator Heidi Ehle at , or call her at 423-439-8333 (please note new phone number).
 

 Spring 2014 Calendar

Monday, February 3, 7 p.m.
The Iran Job, documentary film
Martha Street Culp Auditorium
3 ushers needed - 6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday, February 10, 7 p.m.
Julia Dault, artist talk
Ball Hall Auditorium
no ushers needed

Sunday, February 23, 3 p.m.
Simple Gifts
Cashore Marionettes
Martha Street Culp Auditorium
6 ushers needed plus 1 box office assistant
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 6 p.m.
The Death of John Henry and the African American Roots of Rock and Roll
Scott R. Nelson
Rogers-Stout Hall Room 102
no ushers needed

Tuesday March 4, 7 p.m.
Thoreau's Sounding Music w/Jeff Todd Titon

Ball Hall Auditorium
No ushers needed

Monday, March 17, 7 p.m.
Finding Hillywood, documentary film
Martha Street Culp Auditorium
3 ushers needed - 6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Anne Harris
Ball Hall Auditorium
no ushers needed

Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
WindSync
Martha Street Culp Auditorium
6 ushers needed plus 1 box office assistant
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Monday, April 7, 7 p.m.
The New Public, documentary film
Martha Street Culp Auditorium
3 ushers needed - 6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday, April 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
Songs and Stories of the Civil War
Bobby Horton
Bud Frank Theatre
4 ushers needed each night, plus one box office assistant
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

~ Many of our ushering needs have been filled, but let us know what events you are interested in by emailing Heidi Ehle at or call 423-439-8333.
Remember - all ushers attend the event for free!

  New House Manager Christine Waxstein

Welcome to our new House Manager Christine Waxstein. Those of you who have volunteered for us this fall have already encountered her jolly face and easy style of management. We are very pleased to have her as part of our team. She brings considerable experience to the job – both in house management and in working with volunteers.  Never hesitate to ask her any question you might have when you are working with us at an event.

                     

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT - SAVE THIS DATE!

Indoor Picnic and Folk Dancing

Thursday, April 24, 6-8pm in the D.P. Culp Center Ballroom    

Every year we have a special event for everyone who has helped us out by volunteering during the school year. This year we are going to have a catered 'Indoor Picnic', with a live Folk Dance Band provided by  ETSU's Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Program, with caller Laurie Fisher. Learn some easy fun folk dances, or just enjoy watching others dancing, chat with other volunteers, and enjoy a prelude to the summer picnic season - while staying dry and warm!

Look for a special invite in your email later in the spring.

 

 

 
Looking Back - Fall Semester
 
Patrick Dougherty
 
Patrick Dougherty - Stick Man
 
Mountain Stage
 
 
 
 
 Spring Semester  
 
Windsync
Windsync 
 
Cashore Marionettes
Cashore Marionettes 
 
Bobby Horton
Bobby Horton
 
 
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Volunteers in Action 
 
Volunteers Ann.Laurie
Ann Lowe and Laurie Garland
 
 
Ushers at the Ready 
Ushers at the Ready
 
 
 
Christine waxstein
 
House Manager - Christine Waxstein