MTSU Dance Theatre will present their Spring Dance Concert April 25th – 27th at 7:30 P.M. in Tucker Theatre. This concert highlights the exceptional creative activity done by students and faculty within the program. Presented will be dances appealing to a variety of tastes; modern, jazz, West African, and classical ballet. Five of the dances featured have been created by faculty members over the course of the semester and demonstrate the educational mission of the program to provide high quality experiential learning opportunities for the forty dancers in MTSU Dance Theatre.
A panel of experts from diverse backgrounds will shed light on some dangerous areas of the world at a discussion sponsored by MTSU.
“Syria, North Korea and United States Leadership in the World,” a “Reflections on World Affairs” seminar, is slated for 11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 100 of MTSU’s James Union Building. The seminar is free and open to the public.
Dr. Moses Tesi, professor of political science and director of that department’s graduate studies, will moderate the discussion.
Broede Stucky, left, MTSU Public Safety public information officer, holds lunar samples from four Apollo missions, while listening to Dr. Irina Perevalova explain how they are on loan from NASA through May 3. Lunar and meteorite samples will be on display starting at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Wiser-Patten Science Hall during a special physics and astronomy Star Party held in conjunction with Alumni Weekend activities. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)
MTSU faculty member Dr. Irina Perevalova acknowledges that it is not only one of the coolest guests she has ever brought to a physics and astronomy Star Party, but also one of the rarest.
On display starting at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Wiser-Patten Science Hall will be lunar samples from Apollo missions 14-17, said Perevalova, who helped land the lunar and meteorite samples at the university.
Casting has been announced for the Nashville return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING. Nashville’s most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall from Tuesday, May 7 to Sunday, June 2. The press opening night is Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The show’s six-week premiere engagement in 2006 played a sold-out run at TPAC.
The MTSU Department of Art's Student Gallery Committee is inviting the public to a new exhibit at the Todd Art Gallery, “Nous,” a salon-style display featuring a variety of student works from across the creative spectrum.
“Nous,” which is French for “we” or “us,” is open through Thursday, April 11.
"'Nous' is a show that provides us the opportunity to show the diversity of the art department," said sophomore studio arts major Amber Lelli, the exhibit curator.
Figurative ceramic artist Tom Bartel will present a lecture during a special visiting artist event at MTSU April 4.
Bartel, an associate professor of art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, is known for his disturbing, humorous and thought-provoking fragmented figures. His work was included in a 2007 exhibit, “Of the Body,” in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery as well as extensive U.S. and international exhibits.
His visiting artist lecture is planned for Thursday, April 4, at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Video Theater.
The presence of Islam in some European nations is the focus of an upcoming lecture sponsored by MTSU’s University Honors College.
Dr. Ahmet Yukleyen, Croft Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Mississippi, is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin University Honors College Building.
Yukleyen is the author of “Localizing Islam in Europe: Turkish Islamic Communities in Germany in the Netherlands,” which was published in 2012.
A unique approach to awareness and prevention of drug use among young people takes center stage at a special after-school performance of Cranked at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Blending spoken word poetry and hip hop, the 45-minute play is presented by TPAC Education. It tells an intense, personal story about a talented rap artist’s destructive addiction to meth and his struggle to rebuild his life.
Whether you’re looking for something familiar or something peculiar, MTSU Theatre will have the answer beginning Thursday, April 4, with a new production of the Stephen Sondheim musical comedy classic, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
Directed by speech and theatre professor Kristi Shamburger, the beloved Tony Award-winning musical features a cast of 18.
MTSU’s free Chinese Film Festival celebrates its 16th semester beginning this Sunday, March 24. The films of will be screened in Room 103 of the Bragg Mass Communication Building.
Sponsored by the College of Mass Communication and the Confucius Institute, each movie will begin promptly at 6 p.m. in COMM 103. Chan Chen, a mass-comm master’s degree candidate, will lead a question-and-answer session after each film.
All movies in the series have English subtitles. There is no admission charge, and each is open to the public.