Arts & Culture

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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9:24am

Thu October 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU History Professor Explores Rarely Visited Saudi Region

Dr. Sean Foley and Nora the camel

An MTSU professor is getting a helping hand with his research in the Middle East from an alumnus whose business is growing in more ways than one.

Dr. Sean Foley, associate professor in the Department of History, is on leave in Saudi Arabia and writing a book on its history and society.

To enhance Foley’s work, he contacted Abdullah Alkobraish, who earned his master’s degree in business administration from MTSU in 2011.

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9:19am

Thu October 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Holocaust Expert at Adams Place

Dr. Gerhard Weinberg

One of the world’s foremost experts on the Holocaust will provide a unique community service while in Murfreesboro visiting MTSU.

Dr. Gerhard Weinberg, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on “Roosevelt, Truman and the Holocaust” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Blvd., in Murfreesboro.

Weinberg, who escaped from Nazi Germany at age 10, will be in town to attend MTSU’s 25th Biennial International Holocaust Studies Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 15-18 on campus.

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8:14am

Mon September 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Focus on Fun, Fancy Footwork at MTSU Step Show on Oct. 4

Delta Sigma Theta stepping out

A brilliant flurry of feet and masterful showmanship await the audience at the 33rd annual National Panhellenic Council Step Show.

The event, which will be part of MTSU’s homecoming celebration, is slated for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Murphy Center.

Teams from two fraternities, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma, and two sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta, will compete.

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8:09am

Mon September 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Join Tuvan Throat Singers Alash Ensemble Monday at MTSU for Special Performances

Alash Ensemble

The Alash Ensemble, a group of musicians known for their Tuvan throat singing, will be on the MTSU campus Monday, Sept. 30, to appear in two classes and perform in the James E. Walker Library. 

The performances are free and open to the public, but seating is limited in each venue. You can find a campus map with parking notes at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.

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