ETSU to host public events this week

 East Tennessee State University will host a variety of events open to the public this week.

 The East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site will host a “Fossil and Artifact ID Night” Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 At the event, members of the public can have fossils, rocks, minerals and other artifacts identified and photographed by the museum’s team of experts.

 The museum cannot appraise fossils or artifacts.

 Wednesday, ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies program will host an “all bands” performance, featuring various styles of traditional music, at 6 p.m. in the school’s Brown Hall auditorium.

 Bands including Heart of Appalachia, Stone Drive, Kingsport Strings, Bluegrass Firelight, New Band, Bluegrass Ambassadors, Big Muddy and Fall Creek are scheduled to perform in the free concert.

 For more information about the concert, call 423-439-7072.

 “The New Media Effect: How Social Media has Changed Politics,” a panel discussion held in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium of ETSU’s D.P. Culp University Center, will also be held Wednesday at 6 p.m.

 For more info about the panel or special assistance for those with disabilities, email the ETSU College Democrats at ETSUCollegeDemocrats@gmail.com or call the ETSU Student Organization Resource Center at 423-439-6633.

 Friday, Jimmie E. Self will perform his last recital as a faculty member of the ETSU Department of Music.

 At the free “Our Favorites” recital, held at 7:30 in the Mathes Hall auditorium, Self and pianist Ann Jones will perform their favorite pieces they have played together during his 14 years as ETSU’s adjunct instructor of tuba and euphonium.

 For more information about this concert or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the Department of Music at 423-439-4276.

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm