This month is ETSU’s “Celebration of Civility,” so there are a lot of events related to this beginning this week and continuing throughout the month. A lot of honors students are involved in the planning and execution of these events, so aside from your own edification, go to these events and support your fellow honors students. A full list of events during the month is here. You’re especially encouraged to attend the lecture by Dr. Bernice King on Monday at 7:30 in the Culp Auditorium.
- UHS Freshmen meet on Tuesday, 5:15 in the Great Room. No class for anyone else.
- Monday, 3/13, 7:00 pm, Culp Auditorium, “I Come From,” documentary film. A 2015 documentary by award-winning director Robby Henson, I Come From is a film shot in the world’s largest and most over-burdened corrections system that treats individuals as numbers. The film focuses on incarcerated poets and playwrights who use the power of creativity to change the direction of their lives. Their poems and plays reflect hard lives lived, tough environments negotiated, and past mistakes made. This film focuses on six incarcerated artists whose work declares a wish, a will to survive, to grow as human beings and embrace an architecture of change. Part of South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Presented by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. A Q&A and reception with director Robby Henson will follow the film.
- Tuesday, 3/14, 12:00 pm, Campus Center Building 233, ETSU Public Safety Officer Sgt. Amanda Worley to present ‘STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women’ – A Women’s Personal & Professional Lunch Break Series Seminar. http://www.etsu.edu/wrcetsu/
- Tuesday, 3/14, 7:30 pm, Culp Auditorium, Spring Talent Show. This event is part of an effort to promote a diverse and unified culture on the ETSU campus. Come and enjoy the exciting talent show and gain a glimpse of history and tradition through singing, dancing and instrumental performances. this is where students showcase their creativity and artistic styles. A first, and second runner up will be chosen from the finalists. (Part of Civility Month)
- Wednesday, 3/15, 4:30 pm, East Tennessee Room (Culp Center), Author and Southern Appalachian native Christine Hale presenting Women’s History Month Lecture entitled ‘Restlessness and Resilience: Three Generations of Southern Appalachian Women.’ http://www.etsu.edu/wrcetsu/
- Wednesday, 3/15, 5:00 pm, Culp Meeting Room 2, Faith and Sustainability. Join the Department of Sustainability’s EcoNuts for a roundtable discussion about various faith-based perspectives on environmental protection. (Part of Civility Month)
- Thursday, 3/16, 12:00 pm, Multicultural Center, Privilege Walk. “Women,” facilitated by Women’s Studies Program. The Privilege Walk Collaborative aims to “discuss the complicated intersections of privileges and marginalization in non-confrontational and reflective ways.” Ultimately, the Privilege Walk project endeavors to “foster understanding, empathy, inclusion and celebration of diversity” among students and the diverse communities within and outside campus. (Part of Civility Month)
- Saturday, 3/18, 7:30 pm, Seeger Chapel at Milligan College, Women in Song Festival and Concert. http://www.etsu.edu/cas/music/camps/womeninsong.php