Arts & Culture

MTSU alumnus Eric Paslay is headlining a special MTSU songwriting benefit concert Sunday, Dec. 7, at Nashville’s Listening Room Café that also will showcase fellow Grammy-nominated songwriter Dylan Altman and several current MTSU recording industry students.

Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. concert, co-sponsored by ASCAP and Spirit Music Nashville, are $10 in advance via online purchase at and $15 at the door. 

MTSU will serve as host for the 33rd annual Salute to Armed Services and Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 22, in Floyd Stadium and other nearby venues.

The activities, which will begin with the Veterans’ Memorial Service at 2 p.m., will be a prelude to the 6 p.m. kickoff for the Conference USA football game between MTSU and Florida Atlantic University.

Mark Cornelius

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee is sometimes referred to as the “buckle” of America’s Bible Belt, but a Franklin author is convinced that his neighbors are failing to have meaningful discussions about faith.

Mark Cornelius is the author of a new book entitled Believement. The book is designed to spark conversations between believers and those who profess no faith.

Cornelius says he was inspired to write the book after one of his neighbors, a Christian who attends church weekly, confessed that she really had no idea what she believed.

MTSU students and professors are prepared to show off their filmmaking talents at a Nashville festival.

Five motion pictures written, directed and produced by members of the campus community are entered in this year’s Artlightenment Art Show and Film Festival, which is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Celebrity Center, 1130 Eighth Ave. South in Nashville.

This year’s festival theme is “The Light Side of Art,” and the MTSU entries reflect that sensibility.

Young local artists have applied their talents and enthusiasm to an MTSU-based project to help remind Tennesseans that they need a little Christmas — now.

Students from Lori Kissinger's EXL Organizational Communications in Communities class served as artists' assistants to nearly two dozen young men and women who attend the Transition Academy of Rutherford County Schools and the Tennessee School for the Blind.