Arts & Culture


Fri December 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Alumni McFarland, Strickland to Address Grads at Dec. 13 Commencement ceremonies

Ken Strickland, guest commencement speaker.

A special pair of MTSU alumni will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 13, to celebrate with an estimated 1,799 students receiving their degrees in two fall 2014 commencement ceremonies inside Murphy Center.

Shane McFarland, the new mayor of Murfreesboro, is the guest speaker for the university’s 9 a.m. commencement ceremony Dec. 13. 

Ken Strickland, NBC News vice president and Washington, D.C., bureau chief, will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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Tue December 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

6K-Plus Murfreesboro City Schools Students to Attend Dec. 3 MTSU Education Day

Near record crowd for MTSU women's basketball game with the help of visiting elementary school children on MTSU Education Day 6K-plus Murfreesboro City Schools students to attend Dec. 3rd MTSU Education Day.

More than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools’ students will visit MTSU Wednesday, Dec. 3, for the third annual Education Day featuring the 11 a.m. women’s college basketball game between the Blue Raiders and nonconference opponent Clemson.

This marks the third year of the MTSU partnership with the city schools system, which is led by Director Linda Gilbert, who has earned three degrees from her alma mater.

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Wed November 26, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Songwriting Stars Take the Stage Dec. 7 for Nashville Benefit Concert

Eric Paislay

MTSU alumnus Eric Paslay is headlining a special MTSU songwriting benefit concert Sunday, Dec. 7, at Nashville’s Listening Room Café that also will showcase fellow Grammy-nominated songwriter Dylan Altman and several current MTSU recording industry students.

Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. concert, co-sponsored by ASCAP and Spirit Music Nashville, are $10 in advance via online purchase at and $15 at the door. 

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Fri November 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU ‘Salutes’ Veterans with Nov. 22 Game-day Activities

MTSU will serve as host for the 33rd annual Salute to Armed Services and Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 22, in Floyd Stadium and other nearby venues.

The activities, which will begin with the Veterans’ Memorial Service at 2 p.m., will be a prelude to the 6 p.m. kickoff for the Conference USA football game between MTSU and Florida Atlantic University.

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Tue November 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Franklin author hopes to spark meaningful faith dialogue

Credit Mark Cornelius

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee is sometimes referred to as the “buckle” of America’s Bible Belt, but a Franklin author is convinced that his neighbors are failing to have meaningful discussions about faith.

Mark Cornelius is the author of a new book entitled Believement. The book is designed to spark conversations between believers and those who profess no faith.

Cornelius says he was inspired to write the book after one of his neighbors, a Christian who attends church weekly, confessed that she really had no idea what she believed.

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