MTSU News and Public Affairs



Wed February 15, 2012

MTSU Athletics and Lightning's Locker Join Together for Operation Hat Trick

MTSU Athletics and Lightning’s Locker Room are joining forces for “Operation Hat Trick,” a nonprofit movement to provide free headgear to wounded military veterans.

This initiative, which originated at the University of New Hampshire, was created in honor of two fallen Navy SEALs, Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, who were killed in Iraq in February 2008. They are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Tue February 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

We Are as Grand as We Want to Be: African-American Mutual Aid Groups in Murfreesboro

Three agencies are teaming up to celebrate “Our People” Month during the City of Murfreesboro’s bicentennial year with a special community-heritage lecture, “We Are as Grand as We Want to Be: African-American Mutual Aid Groups in Murfreesboro,” on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The free public lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, located at 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro two blocks north of Broad Street.

It’s sponsored by The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center.  

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Mon February 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU Partners with Oaklands Historic House Museum for Wedding Dresses Through the Decades

"Wedding Dresses Through the Decades," an all-ages exhibit featuring real wedding dresses, vintage photographs, antique china and the stories behind their owners, is open for its final weekend at Oaklands Historic House Museum through Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The exhibit, presented in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Human Sciences, is the first of its kind to take place at Oaklands, but organizers say they doubt it will be the last.

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Mon February 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Ed Soph and Duffy Jackson to Perform at MTSU February 16 and 17

Ed Soph

The Department of Jazz Studies in MTSU’s School of Music will present two consecutive concerts featuring two of the genre’s best-known and loved jazz drummers, Ed Soph and Duffy Jackson, Feb. 16 and 17.

Soph will appear with the MTSU Jazz Faculty as part of the “MTSU Jazz Artist Series” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Jackson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I. Both performances will be held in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building and are open to the public.

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Fri February 10, 2012


MTSU Poll’s new ‘Partisan Profiles’ detail traits of state’s Democrats, Republicans


The MTSU Poll’s newly released “Spring 2012 Partisan Profiles” reveal which demographic traits tend to distinguish Tennessee’s Republicans, Democrats and independents from each other as the state’s primary and general elections approach.

The state’s Republicans, for example, are more likely than Democrats or independents to watch Fox News and to be white, moderately wealthy suburbanites.

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