Student, faculty and visiting scholars will discuss how society reacts to injustices in the United States and abroad in the 22nd annual Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium at MTSU Nov. 13 and 14.
With a theme of “And Justice for All?”, the two-day research symposium inside MTSU’s James Union Building is free and open to the public. It features a Wednesday, Nov. 13, keynote address from attorney and activist Amy Bach, founder of Measures for Justice and a visiting professor at the University of Buffalo Law School.
Veterans and active-duty personnel took the field at halftime of the 2012 MTSU vs. North Texas college football game at Floyd Stadium. The event was part of the 31st annual Salute to Armed Services/Veterans Day activities. The 460-member Band of Blue performed Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard marching songs. (MTSU file photo)
Four days of activities that will honor veterans and active-duty military personnel will surround the Saturday, Nov. 9, MTSU Salute to Armed Services and Veterans Day events.
The 32nd annual Salute to Armed Services activities will coincide with the MT Blue Raiders 3 p.m. Conference USA football game against Florida International University in Floyd Stadium.
The veterans and military game-day activities include:
MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation has published a new limited-edition book, "Plowshares and Swords: Tennessee Farm Families Tell Civil War Stories," to share more statewide history during this 150th anniversary of the conflict that split a nation.
Authors Caneta S. Hankins and the late Michael Thomas Gavin cover the entire state in the new hardcover volume, using the lives of individual farm families to tell about war, the homefront, military occupation and emancipation.
Jazz trumpeter Scott Wendholt kicks off MTSU Jazz Series
Renowned jazz trumpeter Scott Wendholt will join MTSU's Jazz Ensemble 1 and jazz faculty members Thursday, Nov. 7, to kick off the 2013-14 MTSU Jazz Artist Series in Hinton Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Tickets for the Nov. 7 concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are $10 for the general public. Admission is free for MTSU students, faculty and staff with a valid ID. Discounts for area music students and educators also are available.
The experience MTSU students gain while working behind the scenes at events like the Newseum Institute’s “Freedom Sings” at Nashville’s Bluebird Café Tuesday night is much more than camera angles and lighting.
They also develop even more of the professionalism demanded by an industry that survives on speed, efficiency, ratings and the idiosyncrasies of the people in front of the lens.
A scholar who asserts that Americans are the most philosophical people in the history of humanity will present his theory at MTSU.
Dr. Carlin Romano, professor of philosophy and humanities at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., will be the guest speaker for MTSU’s inaugural Fall Philosophy Lyceum at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Room 164 of the College of Education Building.
His book “America the Philosophical” received front-page treatment in The New York Times Book Review on June 28, 2012.
Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel and Barry Gibb in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
Music icon Barry Gibb easily traced the genealogy of the Bee Gees classic “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” for more than 900 fans and friends at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre Monday night.
Poignantly recalling his and his late brothers’ love for country music from their Australian childhood, the singer-songwriter-producer gently began picking out a Hank Locklin country classic on his acoustic guitar while talking with Beverly Keel, chair of MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry.
24th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops. Let Soldiers in War, Be Citizens in Peace
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The names of 54 African-American soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War had their names added to a war memorial at the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia over the weekend.
The soldiers were members of the United States Colored Troops regiments that fought for the Union during the conflict.
Jo Ann Williams McClellan, President of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County, says that as far as she knows Maury is the first county in the state to add the names of African-American soldiers to its Civil War memorial.
An MTSU professor emeritus will lead a community discussion on scriptures in three major world religions.
Dr. Ron Messier, former director of the MTSU University Honors Program, will serve as moderator for “God’s Books: Reading Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, 2605 Veals Road.
“I have seen a preview of what each speaker will present,” said Messier. “All I can say is the audience will hear some very powerful statements about scripture.”