Arts & Culture

An MTSU-coordinated labor of love, pieced together by a group of international artists and friends to celebrate the arts, education and cultural exchanges, is now being spotlighted in Washington, D.C.

The beautiful handcrafted quilt, comprising 81 specially designed squares contributed by 38 countries and 36 states, combines talents from Tunisia to Texas into a massive piece of fiber art recognizing the abilities and friendships of artists around the world. 

Following overwhelming critical reception and sold-out performances, ALIEN: The Musical, written by local songwriter and playwright Gregg D. Garner and produced by The Center Street Theatre Company (Old Hickory), will be performed in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on July 23-26, 2015.

The eighth annual Alumni Summer College field trip took the MTSU traveling party to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, June 27. (MTSU photo by Michelle B. Stepp) Edit | Remove

— The largest turnout in the eight years of the MTSU Alumni Summer College  “performed research” and “investigated” virtually everything science recently at MTSU.

The children of MTSU's Ann Campbell Early Learning Center never slow down, so "Saddle Up," the annual fundraiser that helps keep them learning, is adding more fun options to this summer's event set for Thursday, July 30.

The 2015 "Saddle Up" event will move off-campus for the first time this year to 1546 Georgetown Lane in Murfreesboro. Hosts Gabriel and Christy Fancher, longtime supporters of the ACE Learning Center — formerly known as Project Help — have opened their home for the fundraiser.

Photos provided by Ray Wiley

Imagine a class full of college students having to forego being tied to their cell phones for 10 days.

In the 2015 study-abroad class taught in the Pacific Ocean nation of Fiji, MTSU students took advantage of the mostly unwired, nondigital atmosphere to explore a dramatically different culture.

“You don’t have service on your cellphone, and the Wi-Fi was here and there,” said Adam Thompson, a graduate student from Copperas Cove, Texas, majoring in leisure and sport management.