Arts & Culture

Top students past and present were the focus of MTSU’s College Mass Communication April 24 awards ceremony as leaders added three prominent alumni to the college’s “Wall of Fame” and presented student scholarships and awards for this academic year.

Electronic media communication alumnus Lewis Harkness, recording industry graduate Lacy Privette and journalism alumnus Jim Ridley joined 76 fellow mass communication leaders on the college’s Wall of Fame. Almost 100 current students also were recognized for their scholastic accomplishments.

Video Artists International (VAI) announces the DVD and Blu-ray releases of SHARON ISBIN: TROUBADOUR, a profile of the world's premier classical guitarist which has been seen by millions through American Public Television's

The Nashville film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Screenwriting Competition.  The competition garnered more than 1,350 submissions from all over the world.  Finalists and semi-finalists won all-festival passes to attend the festival, network with filmmakers and industry, and attend educational panels and presentations.

The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) 2015 announced the Southwest Airlines Audience Awards for the 46th Award Winners.
“It’s been an incredible year,” said Brian Owens, Nashville Film Festival Artistic Director.  “The feedback on almost all films was positive and we enjoyed larger than ever audiences that continued to grow throughout the week. People were talking about these films in person and on social media. We are so proud to have presented them.  Personally, I’ll never forget this program of films.”

With museum professionals looking on, an MTSU student has captured a statewide honor for her work on a museum project.

Graduate student Erica Bettross won an Award of Commendation for Best Educational Programming at the 2015 Tennessee Association of Museums Conference March 18 in Jackson, Tennessee.

Bettross created the educational materials for a project titled “Cornerstone of the Community,” an exhibit chronicling the history of the current location of Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts.