Arts & Culture

10:41am

Thu July 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Alumna Holds Head High for Brain Injury Victims

An MTSU alumna continues her quest to turn tragedy into triumph by raising awareness of traumatic brain injuries.

Recording industry major Micah Jones had just begun an internship with a company on Nashville’s Music Row MTSU when a car struck her July 9, 2004. The impact of the collision propelled her into the air, and her head landed on a metal grate.

She spent six weeks in a coma in hospitals in both Nashville and her native Ohio. She was still in the hospital when her parents accepted her diploma for her at commencement.

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9:23am

Thu June 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

New Funds Help MTSU Center for Popular Music Save and Share History

Dr. Dale Cockrell of MTSU’s Center for Popular Music gently holds a weathered palm-sized journal filled with musical notations in one hand and a parchment-like handmade flier with newspaper clippings and music about the battle of Fredericksburg in the other. 

His colleague, musician and archivist John Fabke, displays an old open-reel tape full of tunes from “Fiddling Bob Douglas,” a Chattanooga gem who made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2000 at age 100.

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9:01am

Wed June 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Learn a New Language by Telling Stories in Summer Seminars at MTSU

MTSU's Shelley Thomas in India

You can spend the rest of your life saying, “I wish I’d learned a second language,” or you can start speaking one this summer at the 2013 Summer Language Institute at MTSU’s Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition.

The university’s 11th annual Summer Language Institute is offering weeklong courses in multiple languages beginning in mid-June, including — for the first time! — Arabic, Chinese and Latin classes along with Spanish and French instruction. 

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8:55am

Wed June 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Nashville Dancin’ Presented by Dollar General to Bolster Three Local Charities this Summer

 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and PENCIL Foundation will receive donations throughout the eight-week concert series via t-shirt sales, silent auction and onsite donations

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8:39am

Wed June 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Professor Lands American Council on Education Fellowship

Dr. Tina Johnson named ACE fellow

The director of MTSU’s women’s and gender studies program has been granted a fellowship in one of the most heralded leadership programs in the nation.

The American Council on Education has announced that Dr. Newtona “Tina” Johnson has been named an ACE fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The ACE Fellows Program “helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions,” according to www.acenet.edu.

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