Arts & Culture


Thu January 29, 2015
Arts & Culture

Mid-state student wins History Day honors

Scott Moore, Jr. and teacher Whitney Joyner.
Credit Moore family

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state student will get a once in a lifetime opportunity this summer when he travels to France to study the World War II Normandy Invasion.

Clarksville Northeast High School student Scott Moore Jr. is one of 15 students nationwide to participate in a special study abroad program focusing on the Normandy Invasion.

Moore will travel to Washington D.C. to research an American veteran who died on the Normandy beaches in June, 1944.

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Tue January 27, 2015
Arts & Culture

MTSU Honors Lecture Series Highlights 'Native American Culture'

Lakota ledger artist Donald F. Montileaux’s “Chasing Through the Coup” is the featured art in the MTSU Honors College’s poster with the spring lecture series schedule.
Credit photo by Donald F. Montileaux

 A generous gift to the MTSU Honors College in 2014 by alumni Gordon and Sara Bell of Murfreesboro served as the inspiration behind the theme for the spring Honors Lecture Series “Native American Culture.”

The Bells have spent more than 30 years of their married life assisting the Lakota Sioux Indian tribe in South Dakota. They established an endowed scholarship for MTSU juniors and seniors working on Native American research and issues.

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Fri January 23, 2015
Arts & Culture

MTSU On the Record Learns How to Tweet Professionally

Carla Swank

Teaching social media to millennials is the subject of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Carla Swank, a lecturer in the Department of Electronic Media Communication, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

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Fri January 23, 2015
Arts & Culture

Raise a Glass to Celebrate MTSU Film ‘Happy New Year, Mr. Kates!’

David Cummings, left, as Pater Chronos and Pat Reilly as Mr. Kates stare at the heavens in a scene from “Happy New Year, Mr. Kates!,” a short film made by MTSU students, alumni and faculty that will have its world premiere Jan. 31 at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. (Photo submitted by Dr. Bob Pondillo)
Credit Bob Pondillo

Celebrate the new year all over again with the official Murfreesboro premiere of a short film created by MTSU students, faculty and alumni.

“Happy New Year, Mr. Kates!” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. in Murfreesboro.

The 33-minute tale features a nursing home resident who feels that his life has been a failure until fate intervenes on the eve of the new year. It was written and directed by Dr. Bob Pondillo, a professor emeritus of mass media history and American culture.

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Wed January 21, 2015
Arts & Culture

TPAC Created Record-Breaking Economic Impact With 2013-14 Season

The non-profit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) created a record-breaking economic impact of more than $64 million during its 2013-14 season. The impact, based on the nationally accepted formula from Americans for the Arts, is one of four records broken by the organization during the banner year, according to its annual report released today at a partnership event.

In all, TPAC reports the following record-breaking details from 2013-14:

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