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Faith, Arts & Culture Schedule of Events


All events are open to the public and FREE unless otherwise noted.

As part of the educational process at Milligan College, we provide students with a working knowledge of diverse subjects. Milligan does not necessarily endorse all viewpoints presented, but encourages students to think through these issues from a Christian worldview.

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Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts
During the first campus conversation we will be hearing about the cultural journey of Qurrat Ann Kadwani. We hope listening to Qurrat’s journey will help us begin to reflect upon our own journey to see[...]
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm George Walker Auditorium
The Milligan College Arts Council presents Jane Hicks, the Cosmic Possum, in a poetry reading on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 pm in Seeger Memorial Chapel Walker Auditorium. She is a teacher, poet, and fiber[...]
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm McGlothlin-Street Theatre
An evening of storytelling with members of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild and Milligan Professor of Communication Bruce Montgomery. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door. Proceeds will defray costs of[...]
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm Hyder Auditorium
John Mark Wade, theological librarian and assistant director of library services, will deliver a lecture, “This Will Change Your Life! (some dusty archaeological adventures in the Middle East),” about his archaeological research in Jordan covering[...]
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
Milligan vocal performance major Laura Mixon presents a senior voice recital featuring works by Bernstein, Debussy, Schubert, Strauss and others and portraying a delightful range of characters from a crazed diva to a love-sick young[...]
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Seeger Chapel
The fourth annual workshop for music educators will feature guest clinician Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White, President of the Southern Division of NAfME and other experienced and distinguished music teachers including Leanna Baldwin. Session will include: “Choral[...]
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day Seeger Chapel
Registration is free for student of any level, $15 for adults (includes music and Saturday lunch).
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
Male singers of all ages are invited to a two-day choral festival led by Milligan Professor Noah DeLong along with colleagues from the ETSU choral area. Participants will join a festival chorus to learn and[...]
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am Emmanuel Chapel, Phillips Building
October 13 and 15, 11 a.m. Emmanuel Christian Seminary Chapel, B.D. Phillips Building In its third year, the Ross-Smith Lectures in Pastoral Care will feature Dr. Stephen Loyd, MD, associate professor of medicine at ETSU’s[...]
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am Emmanuel Chapel, Phillips Building
October 13 and 15, 11 a.m. Emmanuel Christian Seminary Chapel, B.D. Phillips Building In its third year, the Ross-Smith Lectures in Pastoral Care will feature Dr. Stephen Loyd, MD, associate professor of medicine at ETSU’s[...]
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
October 22-24, 7:30 p.m. October 25, 2:30 p.m. The college’s homecoming theatre production of Our Town features an all-star cast of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Thornton Wilder is[...]
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Nothing says adventure quite like a yearlong treasure hunt! Using clues that will test your Milligan trivia knowledge, riddling abilities, and local navigational skills, this foray into the world of outdoor questing will provide fun[...]
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm McGlothlin-Street Theatre
October 22-24, 7:30 p.m. October 25, 2:30 p.m. The college’s homecoming theatre production of Our Town features an all-star cast of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Thornton Wilder is[...]
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Commons
The Milligan College Student Government Association in conjunction with the Student Life Sesquicentennial Committee presents a homecoming dance of the decades, a celebration of dance styles past and present. This event is the perfect opportunity[...]
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Memorial Chapel
In honor of the launch of Milligan’s 150th celebration, the Milligan Music Department will present a short, family-friendly concert that features the folk, bluegrass, and old-time music of the Appalachian region from great songs such[...]
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm Hyder Auditorium
Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the renowned U-2 pilot and Milligan alumnus shot down over the former Soviet Union 55 years ago, will share his father’s remarkable story. A movie about the incident, “Bridge[...]
Oct 24 @ 6:31 pm
This event will last October 2015 – October 2016 Are you curious as to what life at Milligan was like 50 years ago? Or, would you love to know what life is like at Milligan[...]
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm McGlothlin-Street Theatre
The college’s homecoming theatre production of Our Town features an all-star cast of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Thornton Wilder is suitable for the entire family and will touch[...]
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm McGlothlin-Street Theatre
The college’s homecoming theatre production of Our Town features an all-star cast of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Thornton Wilder is suitable for the entire family and will touch[...]
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm Hyder Auditorium
Milligan’s Dr. David Campbell, associate professor of economics and director of the college’s MBA program, will give a lecture called, “Interstate Migration in Response to Social Liberalizations: Same Sex Unions and Marijuana.” Campbell examined 50[...]
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The Milligan College Orxchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kellie Brown, will present a fall concert, “Viva Italia!,” highlighting music of the Italian Baroque masters in addition to a vast array of Italian-thmed offerings. Milligan[...]
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The Milligan College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Rick Simerly, associate professor of music, will present a fall concert featuring Noel Fridline on piano and vocals. Mr. Freidline is the former house pianist at the Bellagio[...]
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
The glorious sounds and sights of the season will be a great start to your Christmas festivities as the Milligan Music Department presents its annual Christmas concert. The performance will feature choirs, orchestra, brass choir,[...]
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The glorious sounds and sights of the season will be a great start to your Christmas festivities as the Milligan Music Department presents its annual Christmas concert. The performance will feature choirs, orchestra, brass choir,[...]
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm Mary B. Martin Auditorium
In celebration of Milligan College’s 150th anniversary, the Symphony will feature the Milligan Orchestra and Milligan Concert Choir. The concert repertoire will include Mozart’s “Overture to Marriage of Figaro,” Haydn’s “Te Deum for Maria Theresa,”[...]
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm George Walker Auditorium
In a festive candlelit atmosphere, this cabaret-style event will feature vocal and instrumental music in the Valentine theme of love and romance combined with a delicious dessert buffet. Tickets for table seating are $15 each.[...]
Feb 15 – Feb 19 all-day TBA
Food, clothing, music, and hairstyles have changed a lot over the college’s 150 years. This fun-filled week will honor those changes and celebrate the spirit that is at the heart of Milligan College.
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm campus location TBA
Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of more than 30 books with 4.5 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, and The Women of[...]
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm McGlothlin-Street Theatre
In honor of Milligan’s sesquicentennial, internationally-renown guitar virtuosi Dr. Douglas James and Pasquale Rucco will present a recital of music from the period of Milligan’s founding. These performers first met and became friends at guitar[...]
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The Milligan College Concert Choir and Orchestra, with special guests The Civic Chorale and the East Tennessee Children’s Choir, present a moving setting of the Stabat Mater by contemporary British composer Cecilia McDowall. This powerful[...]

The Milligan College Arts Council is dedicated to providing quality arts programming for the Milligan community and the region, supporting the liberal arts curriculum of the college, and encouraging others to enrich their lives through the arts.