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8:06am

Mon February 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Visiting Fulbright Scholar talks about Bahrain life, culture Feb. 28 at MTSU

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Thurya Abdulla says spending the past six months at MTSU and Murfreesboro has been a “great opportunity.”

Abdulla, who received her doctorate in mathematics from Imperial College at the University of London and teaches at the University of Bahrain, has utilized her Fulbright opportunity with the MTSU Department ofMathematical Sciences.

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10:52am

Tue February 21, 2012
Local

STEM at MTSU

STEM — or science, technology, engineering and mathematics — has become a popular buzzword nationally in the past year.

And STEM will be at front and center Saturday, Feb. 25, at MTSU when more than 400 middle- and high-school students and 600 people altogether participate in the annual Regional Science Olympiad.

Keathley University Center’s second-floor lobby area is where participants, their coaches, volunteers and others will gather before the first events at 8:15. Separate awards’ ceremonies will start at approximately 3 p.m. in the KUC Theater.

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4:25pm

Fri February 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Poet Laureate Marvin Bell to Present Reading at MTSU

Marvin Bell To Visit MTSU

Marvin Bell, Iowa’s first poet laureate and the author of more than 16 volumes of poetry, will make a special visit to MTSU for a poetry reading on Monday, Feb. 20.

The free public event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Cantrell Hall inside the University’s Tom Jackson Building.

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4:21pm

Fri February 17, 2012
Classical

Stones River Players to Celebrate 13 Original Colonies of America

Music lovers can take a trip through history with the Stones River Chamber Players’ Feb. 20 concert, which showcases music from “The 13 Original Colonies” of America.

The 7:30 p.m. performance in the Hinton Music Hall of MTSU’s Wright Music Building is the second in the three-concert season, titled “Pack Your Bags,” for the SRCP, a faculty ensemble-in-residence at MTSU.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Six songs to be performed by MTSU faculty soprano Christine Isley-Farmer are compositions by five different early Americans.

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8:22am

Fri February 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU and the Confucius Institute to Present Two Chinese New Year Performances

The Confucius Institute at MTSU will sponsor two Chinese New Year performances by entertainers from China’s Hubei University to celebrate the “Year of the Dragon” on Monday, Feb. 20, in Murfreesboro.

At 12:00 p.m., the Hubei University Dragon Dance Troupe will perform in the quadrangle in front of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library. In the dance, people carry the dragon costume around on poles, emulating the creature’s undulating movements to symbolize power and dignity.

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