Arts & Culture


Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Overflow MTSU Crowd Hears How Pilot Overcame Obstacles to Join Blue Angels

A standing-room-only crowd of about 300 people, many of them under 18, heard U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brandon Cordill express why he never let obstacles curtail his career dream.

Cordill, a Hemet, California, native, stood before them Friday, June 13, in the MTSU Business and Aerospace Building’s State Farm Lecture Hall as a pilot with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. The Blue Angels will fly in the annual Great Tennessee Air Show June 14-15 in Smyrna, Tennessee, with MTSU serving as one of the sponsors.

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Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Partners with Bonnaroo and The Tennessean to Provide Multimedia Experience for Students

MTSU students John Coulston and Kimi Thompson are enjoying this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival from a unique vantage point.

They are among a select team from the College of Mass Communication providing multimedia coverage of the world-famous music event for The Tennessean and other media platforms, thanks to a partnership initiated by Dean Ken Paulson.

“They are having a terrific time,” Paulson said of the student team. “It’s a great educational experience for them and they get to cover the music they love up close.”

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Fri June 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Students Infuse Jekyll Island's Gilded History with a Dose of Reality

In a mere three weeks, some MTSU students have transformed a national historic site.

The three-week field school took place May 10-31 on Georgia’s Jekyll Island, where the multimillionaire magnates of America’s Gilded Age created a retreat fit for royalty.

However, the 13 graduate students of MTSU’s Current Issues of Public Policy Practice class were hardly there to lounge around.

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Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Joe Peters and LeRoy Wells to Perform at Chais Music Hall in Wartrace

Chais Music Hall in downtown Wartrace will present a stroll down a musical memory lane with an Evening with Friends dinner show on Friday, June 13th.  The Show features Joe Peters and LeRoy Wells with oldies and the menu will feature catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, drinks  and dessert.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  For more information call 931 389-7050.


Tue June 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Annual Smyrna Airport Air Show has $1.1 Million Economic Impact


SMYRNA, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The 44th annual Great Tennessee Air show is scheduled for this weekend at the Smyrna Airport with the Navy Blue Angels headlining.

The two day show begins Saturday with the Smyrna Airport gates opening to spectators at 8 a.m. and the first flights beginning at noon.

Airport Executive Director John Black says static display will include military aircraft, experimental aircraft, and a special section for the kids.

Black says the air show includes some of the best pilots in the country.

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