Women's Studies Conference

Mar 24, 2015

Middle Tennessee State University is set to host an interdisciplinary conference on global discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies this Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28.

There will be a preconference day on Wednesday, March 25. 

The conference will showcase a wide variety of panels that relate to women’s and/or gendered existence. Some of the scheduled programs include: Equality and Issues of Equal Pay, Texual Analysis and Feminist Pedagogy and Youth, Gender, and Sexuality in Education.

Pixar's Pete Docter gets into our heads with Inside Out

Oscar-winning animator Pete Docter on his surreal new feature film about the emotions that drive kids and adults alike.



An Ikea-sponsored prank shows the art world is just like Ikea wants you to think it is

We’ve all been there before.  

You move into a new apartment. The walls are bare. You’re too old to put sports posters on the wall, or that light-up beer sign you won at pub trivia. But you’re also too poor to buy real art. So you head to Ikea, where fine art costs less then a lobster roll sold out of a truck.

The Chocolate Jazz Foundation proudly brings to Nashville it’s first “Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival, July 25th, 2015 at Cumberland Park in Nashville.  Admission is $35 for a full day of hot smokin’ ribs and cool smooth jazz music.

Scheduled artists includes Nashville’s own Tom Hemby, Denny Jiosa, Annie Sellick.  Michael Whitaker and the Bottom 40, Otis Cochran, Jonathan Fritzen, David Wells, and Lebron Dennis aka “Lebron” from Arizona.  To sample the artist’s music & video’s Go To: www.musicfestival.city

Blood apparently is not thicker than cash

Mar 24, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Blood may be thicker than water, but apparently is not thicker than cold, hard cash.

Murfreesboro resident Xavier Swader tells police that he was hanging out with his cousin, Cedric Smith, Monday afternoon. Swader says that when Smith asked him for gas money, he mentioned that he’d just gotten his tax refund.

The 25-year-old Swader alleges that at that point Smith put a gun to his head and demanded all the money. Swader says he turned over the $850 he had in his pocket and left.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It may surprise you to learn that Tennessean’s get more from the Federal Government than they pay in taxes.

With the April 15th tax deadline looming on the horizon, the personal finance website Wallethub.com decided to take a look at the tax relationship between the the federal government and the states.

It turns out that for every dollar Tennesseans send to Washington, the state gets back $1.30.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The top Republican in the state Senate is throwing cold water on an effort to revive Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal.

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville says it's unlikely that the measure makes it to a full floor vote even though it appears to have decent prospects in its initial committee.

Professional interior designers-in-training at MTSU are ready to display what they’ve learned about creating viable work and living spaces.  

The 2015 Interior Design Student Showcase, presented by the MTSU student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, is slated for 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the McWherter Learning Resources Center. This event is free and open to the public. For a campus parking map, go to http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.

The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), presented by Nissan,  announced all short films for the 46th Nashville Film Festival, April 16 – 25th at Regal Green Hills Cinema.
“We have a really strong group of shorts this year,” said Brian Owens, NaFF Artistic Director. “They tell amazing stories that really leave an impression. Not only do you want to watch them, but you want to walk away and tell people about them.”

Actress and playwright Nilaja Sun is bringing her Obie Award-winning solo show “No Child …” to MTSU’s Student Union Ballroom Thursday, March 26, for a free public performance.

The teaching artist, a native New Yorker, will begin her performance at 7 p.m. March 26. You can find a searchable campus map with parking details at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15