Arts & Culture

With museum professionals looking on, an MTSU student has captured a statewide honor for her work on a museum project.

Graduate student Erica Bettross won an Award of Commendation for Best Educational Programming at the 2015 Tennessee Association of Museums Conference March 18 in Jackson, Tennessee.

Bettross created the educational materials for a project titled “Cornerstone of the Community,” an exhibit chronicling the history of the current location of Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts.

The MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program lunar rover team has regained its status as best in U.S.

A 5-minute-plus finish April 18 on the U.S. Space and Rocket Center half-mile obstacle course in Huntsville, Alabama, propelled the MTSU rover nicknamed “The Beast” to a third-place finish behind Russia and runner-up Germany in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

The event is held annually for university and high school teams to encourage research and development of new technology for future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds.

The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) celebrated its 46th annual festival with an incredible week of events that included more than 285 films from 45 countries.
“This was a our best year yet at the Nashville Film Festival,” said NaFF Executive Director Ted Crockett. “We wrapped up 10 days at Regal Green Hills with record-breaking attendance and sold out shows.”

Visiting a Murf. Habitat homeowner 20 years later

Apr 24, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Habitat for Humanity of Rutherford County is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Earlier this week the charity dedicated its 125th home on Lynch Drive in Murfreesboro.

WMOT News recently had a chance to visit with Ruby Akridge. The Murfreesboro native moved into her Habitat built home in 1992.

Like every Habitat home owner, Ackridge wasn’t simply handed a set of house keys. She was required to work alongside the volunteers building her home...labor Habitat calls “sweat equity.”

Ten representatives of the Chinese film industry are attending the Nashville Film Festival this week to explore the impact of U.S. film festivals on the film industry and to begin to establish relationships with Tennessee filmmakers and film-related businesses. The official visit is a partnership between the Tennessee Film Entertainment and Music Commission and the Nashville Film Festival.