Arts & Culture

A month of interactive and entertaining National Women’s History Month activities at MTSU will begin with an event honoring the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

The opening ceremony is slated for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the atrium of the James E. Walker Library. The MTSU Gospel Choir and MTSU Jazz Ensemble will perform and students will deliver a spoken-word tribute.

Angelou, a poet, educator, dramatist and civil rights activist, died May 28, 2014. Her legacy includes authorship of 36 books, including “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “Gather Together in My Name.”

An MTSU professor’s contribution to a new book has helped alter the discussion about the origins of humankind on the North American continent.

Dr. Hugh Berryman is the author of a chapter in “Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton,” which was published in late 2014 by Texas A&M University Press.

Professors now have more time to apply for money to infuse courses with the experiences and perspectives of women is available at MTSU.

The new deadline is Monday, March 16, for faculty to apply for the Curriculum Integration Grants offered by the university’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women.

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center announces its offices will be open today and this evening’s, Thursday, February 19, performance of the national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, will go on as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

While the Opening night of "The Merry Widow" and "Einstein's Dream"s will go as scheduled the MTSU Arts patrons Reception scheduled for Thursday, February 19th has been canceled due to inclement weather.  This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

You can go to www.mtsuarts.com  for more ticket information.

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