Arts & Culture


Mon July 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Seigenthaler’s ‘Unparalled Leadership’ Inspired MTSU, Community: McPhee

Seigenthalers at MTSU

Journalism icon John Seigenthaler, a First Amendment champion, civil rights advocate and devoted friend of Middle Tennessee State University, died Friday at the age of 86.

Seigenthaler, who lent his name and his prodigious talents to the Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies at MTSU, passed away at his Nashville home with his family at his side, according to his son, fellow journalist John Michael Seigenthaler. 

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Fri July 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Midstate educator joins Confucius Institute to Connect Area Schools with China

Mike Novak

MTSU’s Confucius Institute has hired a Midstate educator to help promote Chinese language and culture in area K-12 schools.

Mike Novak, most recently principal of Liberty Elementary School in Shelbyville, Tennessee, became the institute’s new assistant director July 1.

“I am very excited to be part of the team at the Confucius Institute,” said Novak. “I look forward to expanding educational opportunities for Tennessee and China.

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Wed July 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

Girls to Rock MTSU at 12th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp

Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp 2013

The summer fun is only beginning for girls who know how to rock and roll.

It’s not too late for girls ages 10-17 to register for the 12th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp, which is slated for July 21-26 on the MTSU campus.

Most of the day camp’s activities will take place in the Wright Music Building on campus with musical performances inside Wright’s Hinton Hall. Registration/check-in is at 8:30 a.m. each day, followed by assembly at 9 a.m. Campers are to be picked up by 5:30 p.m. each day.

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Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Paris Rough Cuts Wednesday July 9, 2014, 6 PM – 7:30 PM John Bragg Building Comm 103

Three films, each about 10 minutes, will be screened.  The students would like input from an audience to see what improvements can be made.  Questionaires will be handed out (please bring a pen), and there will be a brief discussion/comment period with the students after each film is screened.  The entire evening will be about 90 minutes.


Artist/designer Pierre-Henry Bor, girlfriend/publicist Sarah Loss

Mayra Cervantes (dir.), Tiffany Murray (DP), artist Pierre-Henry Bor, Will Messerschmidt (Prod.), Lucas Fleming (Sound).

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Mon July 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Camelot National Touring Company Comes to TPAC

– The national tour of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, and Nashville audiences can fall in love again with this beloved musical, which will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement November 4-9.

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