This week in Collo, 9/12…

Your weekly edition of TWIC. As always, please let me know if you have any additions.


  • Tuesday, 9/12, 5:15, Yoakley Great Room, Freshmen UHS should meet with me.
  • Freshmen FPA should do the library scavenger hunt. Instructions are attached to this email. This is self-guided. You can do it whenever it best fits with your schedule, but you need to have it completed by next Tuesday.
  • No class for anyone else.


Volunteer opportunity:

  • Saturday, 9/30, 10-2:00, Buddy Walk, Basler CPA. Buddy Walk®, established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society, promotes awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. More information here– “Buddy Walk is our biggest event of the year and we are always in need of people to help us set up and clean up. Please let us know if you can help. Contact for more details.” In addition to setting up and cleaning up, people are needed to expand the kids activities section, helping run small game booths like magnet fishing or water gun target shooting.


Collo-eligible events:

  • Wednesday, 9/13, 7-9pm, Culp Ballroom, Multicultural Expo. The Expo is a fun and informal way to expose and introduce incoming students to key university faculty, staff, departments, and organizations. The event provides exposure to a variety of culturally diverse entertainment and demonstrates the types of programs, activities and services offered by the university and the Office of      Multicultural Affairs. Many activities will be available for students to participate in such as: Calligraphy, Origami, and Henna Tattoos.
  • Thursday, 9/14, 5-7pm, Reese Museum, Paper and Ink: Prints/Drawings/Installations Exhibit Reception. Artist talk and reception.
  • Saturday, 9/16, 1-3pm, Williams B. Greene, Jr. Stadium, ETSU vs Citadel football game.
  • Sunday, 9/17, 1-5pm, Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee Archaeology Day. The Gray Fossil Site is celebrating Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month! Dr. Eileen Ernenwein (Geosciences) will give a talk at 2 pm on remote sensing in archaeology. Dr. Jay Franklin (Sociology and Anthropology) will speak at 4 pm. Activities and demonstrations are planned throughout the day.


Conference opportunity: (deadline today)

  • SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum. SURF is an event that showcases undergraduate research from the ten SoCon institutions, with 10 undergraduate attendees from each school. Deadline for applicants is September 12. ETSU participants notified of selection by September 18. Deadline to confirm ETSU selections to SURF is September 25. Location: Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.. Expenses for student participation will be covered. Travel and accommodation will be arranged. Inclusive of all disciplines: arts, humanities, performance, sciences. Status as an athlete is NOT a consideration. More info here–


Ongoing Exhibitions:

  • Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race Exhibition. Reece Museum, through 9/30. Through reproductions of photographs and documents, films, and survivor testimony, it traces how the persecution of groups deemed biologically inferior led to the near annihilation of European Jewry. It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.
  • Paper and Ink: Prints/Drawings/Installations Exhibit. Reece Museum, through 9/22. Paper & Ink: Prints, Drawings and Installations is a Reece Museum exhibition (August 7 – September 22) featuring work by Laken Bridges and John Hilton. The idea for the exhibition is rooted in the artists’ shared passion for paper and ink media. Both Bridges and Hilton earned Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from East Tennessee State University and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Clemson University, with a concentration in printmaking. Beyond these similarities in medium and education, both teach art at ETSU. Stylistically and conceptually there is a “dialogue” between the two artists’ work—both use symbolism and humor to establish critiques and narratives.
  • Breaking the Silence: Survivors’ Art Exhibit at Tipton Gallery. Tipton Gallery, through 9/13. “Breaking the Silence” features works by individuals in the community who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse, offering them a channel through which they can share their experiences and heal through the powerful vehicle of art.


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