Arts & Culture


Tue May 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Double-amputee MTSU Student Wins Golf Long Drive Title in Record-breaking Style

Jared Brentz

While football star Jimmy Staten anxiously awaited news from the NFL Draft last week, another MTSU athlete was already entering the record books on the golf course.

Jared Brentz successfully defended his 2013 Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive National Championship May 9, blasting a 409-yard drive off the tee in the final round.

The 25-year-old junior criminal justice major defeated Brandon Jacks of Prescott Valley, Arizona, who had become the first amputee golfer in history to break the 400-yard barrier with a 401-yarder in the third round.

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Fri May 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Recording-Industry Students are Nation’s Shure Winners Once Again

2014 MTSU Shure contest winners

MTSU’s Studio A looked and sounded a bit like Christmas morning as a team of seniors from the Department of Recording Industry tore open boxes of grand-prize equipment from Shure Inc.’s national “Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition.” 

“Oooh, I wanted this! This is great!” said Sam Hillman of Frederick, Maryland, holding up one of the microphones included in a “microphone locker” of Shure equipment valued at more than $11,000 — the second top prize for MTSU in as many years.

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Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery Welcomes Trio of Special Exhibits Beginning May 12

MTSU Wakefield Tiger

— Monday, May 12, at MTSU's Todd Art Gallery will offer area art lovers a veritable garden of delights as a trio of special exhibits — including two national student competitions — open to the public through month’s end.

The top 10 works of art created by Tennessee high school students across the state's 4th Congressional District for the 2014 Artistic Discovery Contest will go on display beginning at 5 p.m. May 12 with a special reception in the Todd Gallery. 

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Mon May 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Spring Commencement Features Almost 2,300 Grads, 2 Honorary Doctorates

— MTSU’s upcoming spring 2014 commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 10, will celebrate the culmination of a lifetime of educational accomplishments for almost 2,300 students.

The ceremonies, which will begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 10 in Hale Arena inside Murphy Center, also will see the presentations of honorary doctorates to the two guest speakers:

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Fri May 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Lets the Dogs out for Annual See Spot Run 5K May 17

See Spot Run

Dog lovers and running aficionados are gearing up for a rite of spring that gets tongues and tails wagging each year on the MTSU campus.

The ninth annual See Spot Run 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at MTSU’s Peck Hall. The event is an effort to raise funds to build a home for a Rutherford County family through Habitat for Humanity.

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