This year’s Unity Luncheon at MTSU will celebrate four community heroes while also emphasizing the university’s increased emphasis on not only encouraging more students to pursue higher education, but in also providing them the support needed to secure a college degree.
The annual celebration, part of the university’s Black History Month activities, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.
Thanks to MTSU's Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tenn., the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady — and a century — in two free public concerts.
At age 13, Murfreesboro native Sarah Childress Polk filled a notebook with her favorite popular songs and hymns, laboriously copying the lyrics and musical notations of "Blue Eyed Mary," "Last Adieu," "One Kind Kiss Before We Part," "Sigh Not for Love," "Tho' You Think to Vex Me" and more.
Dr. Charles Higgins will share his perspective of “The Cosmological Principle” during the MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy’s next First Friday Star Party.
The event will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102. Following Higgins’ 30- to 45-minute talk and weather permitting, attendees will go outside to utilize telescopes set up by the observatory. People should dress warmly; forecasted temperatures are expected to be 27 to 28 degrees.
An accomplished filmmaker and MTSU professor will share his knowledge of student filmmaking with the Nashville artistic community next month.
Dr. Bob Pondillo will address the “Push Play Filmmakers Showcase,” which is slated to start at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre’s Community Hall, 1130 8th Ave. South in Nashville.
Pondillo, a professor of mass media history and American culture in the Department of Electronic Media Communication, will discuss the impact of student filmmakers on the local filmmaking scene.