Things to do at ETSU
Published: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 3, 2013 23:02
It’s easy to get lost in the blur of academics, but each week East Tennessee State University offers a variety of events in which students can participate. Whether you’re bored and need something to do or looking for an excuse not to do homework, check out everything that’s happening this week on campus.
On Monday Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., tri-colored ribbons will be handed out in the D.P. Culp University Center. The ribbons will be given in commemoration of Black History Awareness Month.
Black History Awareness Month is celebrated throughout February. In 1925, Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), came up with the idea for and announced Negro History Week. The week was a tribute to African-Americans who struggled to overcome discrimination and achieve citizenship.
The week was first celebrated in February 1926. In 1976, the weeklong tribute was extended to a month.
To find out more information about Black History Awareness Month and the tri-colored ribbons, visit the second floor ticket booth in the Culp.
On Tuesday, ETSU will be observing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by distributing red ribbons, offering information about HIV and AIDS and giving free testing for HIV and AIDS.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Testing will be in Meeting Room 4B in the Culp and ribbons and information will be given out at the second floor ticket both in the Culp. Students are encouraged to stop by to be tested for and educated about HIV and AIDS.
On Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Buctainment will be hosting the annual Winter Cruise Festival. This year’s theme is Casino Night, and a number of student organizations and services will be showcased in the Culp.
Winter Cruise is held in order to tell students about various events, organizations and opportunities at ETSU. The event will include games, free giveaways and free food.
On Thursday from 9-11 p.m. Buctainment will present the comedy show “Dave & Ethan: College Dating Coaches. In March 2008, Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell placed ads on both Craigslist and YouTube. The ads requested that women go on double dates with Ahdoot and Fixell.
After receiving a large number of responses, the two men began a video blog series about their double date experiences, and began a subsequent comedy show.
Ahdoot and Fixell began a national tour as the “College Dating Coaches,” “educating” students at hundreds of schools across the country in the art of dating. The two have been featured on a number of TV shows, which include “The Colbert Report” and “The Late Night Show.” Likewise, Campus Activities Magazine voted them 2012’s Best Comedy Performers.
The show is free and will be held in the Culp Center Cave. For more information about the show or about Ahdoot and Fixell, visit www.daveandethan.com.
On Saturday from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., guest artists Yu-Mei Huang, Guangyu Xie and Chih-Long Hu in ETSU’s Mathes Hall auditorium (Room 107). Violinist Yu-Mei Huang, celloist Guangyu Xie and pianist Chih-Long Hu will perform chamber music written for the piano and strings.
Admissions for the concert will be $15 for general admissions, $10 for seniors 60-plus and $5 for students.