Veterans and active-duty personnel took the field at halftime of the 2012 MTSU vs. North Texas college football game at Floyd Stadium. The event was part of the 31st annual Salute to Armed Services/Veterans Day activities. The 460-member Band of Blue performed Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard marching songs. (MTSU file photo)
Four days of activities that will honor veterans and active-duty military personnel will surround the Saturday, Nov. 9, MTSU Salute to Armed Services and Veterans Day events.
The 32nd annual Salute to Armed Services activities will coincide with the MT Blue Raiders 3 p.m. Conference USA football game against Florida International University in Floyd Stadium.
The veterans and military game-day activities include:
MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation has published a new limited-edition book, "Plowshares and Swords: Tennessee Farm Families Tell Civil War Stories," to share more statewide history during this 150th anniversary of the conflict that split a nation.
Authors Caneta S. Hankins and the late Michael Thomas Gavin cover the entire state in the new hardcover volume, using the lives of individual farm families to tell about war, the homefront, military occupation and emancipation.
Jazz trumpeter Scott Wendholt kicks off MTSU Jazz Series
Renowned jazz trumpeter Scott Wendholt will join MTSU's Jazz Ensemble 1 and jazz faculty members Thursday, Nov. 7, to kick off the 2013-14 MTSU Jazz Artist Series in Hinton Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Tickets for the Nov. 7 concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are $10 for the general public. Admission is free for MTSU students, faculty and staff with a valid ID. Discounts for area music students and educators also are available.
The experience MTSU students gain while working behind the scenes at events like the Newseum Institute’s “Freedom Sings” at Nashville’s Bluebird Café Tuesday night is much more than camera angles and lighting.
They also develop even more of the professionalism demanded by an industry that survives on speed, efficiency, ratings and the idiosyncrasies of the people in front of the lens.
A scholar who asserts that Americans are the most philosophical people in the history of humanity will present his theory at MTSU.
Dr. Carlin Romano, professor of philosophy and humanities at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., will be the guest speaker for MTSU’s inaugural Fall Philosophy Lyceum at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Room 164 of the College of Education Building.
His book “America the Philosophical” received front-page treatment in The New York Times Book Review on June 28, 2012.