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Humanities Announces Semester Calendar
February 10, 2014

Walters State’s Humanities Division plans a full schedule of spring semester activities celebrating the arts.           

            The Catron Art Gallery will host three exhibits. “Bill Griffith: Evolving Form and Function” will feature ceramics and will be on display from Feb. 24-April 11. Griffith will speak at 10 a.m. on April 9 in the theatre of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. On May 2, the annual student art exhibition will begin its summer show. In addition to these shows, the work of Susan Roberts, associate professor of art, will be featured in “Susan Roberts: Deep Space” at the Edith Davis Gallery at the Rose Center in Morristown March 3-28.

            The college will host the Southeast Regional Debate Tournament from Feb. 28-March 1. Feb. 28-March 6 will be dedicated as communications week with a variety of events focused on this important skill. Winners of the college’s annual Cliffy Award for short films will be show at 6 p.m. on March 6.

            April and May will be filled with music. Student recitals are planned at 7 p.m. on April 10 in the theatre. An evening of bluegrass with Chip McLain and the High Lonesome Senate is planned at 7 p.m. on April 11. (McLain is head of the college’s English department as well as a noted bluegrass musician and songwriter.) The Morristown Campus Community Band Concert will be at 3 p.m. in the “Z” Buda Assembly Hall and Gymnasium.

            The Walters State Sensations show choir presents “Teach the World to Sing” at 7:30 p.m. on April 25-26 in the theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

            Walters State choirs will join with the Encore Chorale for a spring concert at 7 p.m. on April 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Morristown. At 7 p.m. on May 2, Walters State’s Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Ensemble and the Concert Choir will perform at First United Church in Morristown.

            The Music and Theatre Department will present “Sweeney Todd” March 28-30 and April 4-6 in the theatre. Tickets are $12, $10 and $5.

            At the Greeneville/Greene County Campus, Marci Nimick, instructor of speech and member of the Jonesborough Storytelling Guild, will lead a Café Cabaret at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13, March 20 and April 17. While some special guests will be planned, everyone is invited to come share their talents.

The Sevier County Campus will host a production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, performed by Encore Theatrical Company and Walters State’s Music and Theatre Department at 2 p.m. March 8. The show will be performed at the Claiborne County Campus on March 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students.

            The Sevier County Campus Jazz Band plans a concert at 6:30 p.m. on April 28. The Sevier County Campus Choir and Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. on May 1. Both concerts will be in the Conner-Short Center.

            Unless indicated, all events are free. For more information, visit www.ws.edu as the dates near or contact the Division of Humanities at (423) 585-6922.