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.
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.
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.
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.