Arts & Culture


Mon February 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Feb. 12 MTSU Unity Luncheon to honor Area Pastors for Community Service

This year’s Unity Luncheon at MTSU will celebrate four community heroes while also emphasizing the university’s increased emphasis on not only encouraging more students to pursue higher education, but in also providing them the support needed to secure a college degree.

The annual celebration, part of the university’s Black History Month activities, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

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Tue February 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Former First Lady’s Favorite Tunes are Historic Focus of 2 Concerts

Sara Childress Polk

Thanks to MTSU's Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tenn., the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady — and a century — in two free public concerts.

At age 13, Murfreesboro native Sarah Childress Polk filled a notebook with her favorite popular songs and hymns, laboriously copying the lyrics and musical notations of "Blue Eyed Mary," "Last Adieu," "One Kind Kiss Before We Part," "Sigh Not for Love," "Tho' You Think to Vex Me" and more.

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Fri February 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU’s Higgins Offers Feb. 1 ‘Cosmological Principle’ Star Party

Cosmological Principle 200

Dr. Charles Higgins will share his perspective of “The Cosmological Principle” during the MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy’s next First Friday Star Party.

The event will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102. Following Higgins’ 30- to 45-minute talk and weather permitting, attendees will go outside to utilize telescopes set up by the observatory. People should dress warmly; forecasted temperatures are expected to be 27 to 28 degrees.

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Wed January 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Award-winning Filmmaker/MTSU professor to Discuss Student Moviemakers

Filmmaker Bob Pondillo

An accomplished filmmaker and MTSU professor will share his knowledge of student filmmaking with the Nashville artistic community next month.

Dr. Bob Pondillo will address the “Push Play Filmmakers Showcase,” which is slated to start at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre’s Community Hall, 1130 8th Ave. South in Nashville.

Pondillo, a professor of mass media history and American culture in the Department of Electronic Media Communication, will discuss the impact of student filmmakers on the local filmmaking scene.

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Fri January 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

New MTSU ‘12x12’ Exhibit Proves Big Art Can Come in Small Packages

The U.S. artists contributing to MTSU’s latest exhibit faced only one restriction on their works: no larger than one square foot.

Prepare to be amazed at the results. Art Department Chair Jean Nagy was.

“You have a piece made from Legos!” Nagy said of "12x12: A National Juried Exhibition of Small-Scale Works of Art," which opens today, Jan. 17, at MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery. It also features paintings, clay, etchings, drawings, wood, prints, photography, mousetraps and shirt collars. 

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