Arts & Culture

He was a major cog in “The Big Red Machine” of the 1970s, contributing to two World Series victories for the Cincinnati Reds.

Ken Griffey Sr. will deliver the luncheon address Friday, April 3, at the 20th annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. The luncheon will begin at noon in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

MTSU students hope to be told “yoku wakarimshita” at the eighth annual Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest.

“Yoku wakarimashita” means “I understand you perfectly” in English, but the contest is conducted totally in Japanese to test the students’ skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

The competition is slated to start at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Sharyl Attkisson, winner of five national Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting will present a free lecture in the Tucker Theatre on the MTSU Campus on Tuesday, April 7th at 6 pm.  The former CNN and CBS Investigative journalist will speak on government intimidation and pushback toward journalists and many other issues.  Chris Clark will moderate.  That is a free lecture by Sharyl Attkisson on April 7th at 6 pm in MTSU’s Tucker Theater.  This is presented by the Distinguished Lecture Committee of MTSU as part of their lecture series.

An MTSU alumnus who flew into World War II and Cold War aviation history will discuss his adventures in a free public lecture on campus Thursday, April 2. 

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William J. “Greg” Gregory is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. April 2 on “Leading and Living in Turbulent Times: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and the Development of Aviation.”