Arts & Culture

9:30am

Wed October 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Survivors Tell of Horror, Hope at MTSU Holocaust Studies Conference

Dr. Nelly Toll

Holocaust survivors who were forced to spend their childhood years in hiding shared some of their wisdom with middle school and high school students Tuesday, Oct. 15, at MTSU.

Dr. Nelly Toll and John Koenigsberg told how they were spirited away from their birth families and placed with other families as Nazi Germany sought to exterminate Jews throughout occupied Europe.

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission conducted the gathering as part of the university’s Biennial International Holocaust Studies Conference, which continues through Friday, Oct. 18.

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9:11am

Wed October 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Award-winning pianist Mac Frampton Returns for Free Oct. 18 Concert at MTSU

Drawing from pop, sacred and classical styles, award-winning pianist Mac Frampton will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Hinton Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

A recipient of master’s and doctoral degrees from the Cincinnati Conservatory and the winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Frampton established himself early as a classical pianist. After 30 years and more than 3,000 concerts worldwide, Frampton’s performance style also draws heavily from the pop arena.

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3:42pm

Mon October 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Battle of the Bands: MTSU vs Belmont

Battle of the Bands: MTSU vs Belmont

Sponsored by Music With A Purpose and Raider Entertainment. Come join us to cheer on MTSU when they compete against Belmont University in a Battle of the Bands! Two bands from Middle Tennessee State University and two bands from Belmont University will compete at Tucker Theatre on October 16th at 7pm. The winner of the concert will be chosen by the audience. The winning band will receive $500 from Music With A Purpose.

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7:51am

Fri October 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Clemson Professor Says ‘Lincoln’ Film’s Real Focus Was Powerful Congressman

Dr. R. Barton Palmer

A Clemson University professor will discuss the harrowing national conflict that pitted a president against a powerful congressman when he lectures on "Spielberg’s 'Lincoln': A Story of Thaddeus Stevens" Monday, Oct. 21, at MTSU. 

R. Barton Palmer, who directs the film studies program at Clemson University and serves as Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature there, will speak at 6 p.m. in Room S-102, the State Farm Lecture Hall, inside MTSU's Business and Aerospace Building. 

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8:27am

Fri October 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

Cartoonist Gilchrist’s MTSU Mention in ‘Nancy’ Comic Strip Goes Worldwide

MTSU went worldwide on Tuesday — thanks to one of the most beloved comic strips that’s been around since the 1930s.

Two sources provided the inspiration for syndicated cartoonist Guy Gilchrist to draw Aunt Fritzi wearing a T-shirt that read “MTSU BLUE RAIDERS” in the “Nancy” comic strip that ran Oct. 1 — perfect time coming days before True Blue Friday and Saturday’s MTSU homecoming game.

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