Arts & Culture

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.

An old man in a nursing home looks back on his life with regrets, but he gets more than he bargained for as a new year begins in a poignant new movie.

“Happy New Year, Mr. Kates!,” a short film produced by MTSU faculty, students and alumni, will be previewed in a special showing for the MTSU community at 12:40 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Room 101 of the John Bragg Mass Communication Building.

The play is 135 years old, but the upcoming MTSU Theatre production of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is serious about ensuring that its true focus of discovering personal identity remains clear.

The eight-member cast of “A Doll’s House,” which opens Wednesday, Nov. 5, in MTSU’s Tucker Theatre, is directed by theatre professor Kyle Kennedy, who said they’re fully aware of the challenges of bringing the originally controversial classic to the stage.

Greek Row will become a happy haunting ground again this year as MTSU’s Panhellenic Council hosts a pre-Halloween trick-or-treat experience.

“Trick or Treat on Greek Row” is slated for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in front of the organizations’ houses at the corner of Alumni Drive and North Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

“The purpose of it is to provide a safe place for children in the community to trick-or-treat,” said Donald Abels, coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Welcoming Michael Stern

It it our very great pleasure to announce that conductor Michael Stern has joined Colbert Artists Management.