How proud are you of East Tennessee State University? Most residents of Johnson City probably rarely give it a thought. Perhaps they should.
How many communities our size can boast of having a state university with more than 14,000 students and programs as diverse as medicine and bluegrass music?
How many other cities enjoy the economic benefits Johnson City does by having a growing university in its midst?
Today marks the beginning of ETSU Pride Week with the arrival of freshmen and transfer students for the university’s annual orientation program. This year’s Pride Week celebration wraps up Aug. 30. As Press staff writer Nick Shepherd reported in Wednesday’s paper, this marks the 15th observance of Pride Week.
Among the Pride Week events to be held this year is the ETSU Blue and Gold Day on Friday, along with a Pride Night at the Appalachian Fair. Anyone wearing ETSU paraphernalia will receive $1 off admission.
A concert featuring Josh Turner will be held on Sunday, and there will be a welcome back block party held Tuesday in the quad between Centennial and Governors Hall.
To learn more about how you can show your pride in ETSU this week, call the alumni office at 439-4218 or visit www.etsu.edu.