“The Bonnaroo campus” again available to students

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, served as a hands-on, outdoor classroom for College of Media and Entertainment students in 2019 for the sixth year in a row. From ...

Chris Young funds reno of campus entertainment venue

A new live entertainment venue on the Middle Tennessee State University campus is named the Chris Young Café to honor the multiplatinum Nashville entertainer’s continued support of his alma mater. ...

WMOT Roots Radio celebrates 50th anniversary with live special

It went live 50 years ago today as a student-run “educational radio station,” and MTSU’s WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 is still focusing on informing its audience about great music and ...

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Animation students compete in international film challenge

In May 2019, Dr. Guangping Zheng, Professor Kevin McNulty and animation students Catie Adams, Tyler Aldridge and Virginia Lake Petty traveled to Shanghai, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to participate inWonderful World International Student Media Art Exhibition. 

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Billboard gives the nod to Recording Industry again

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is part of Billboard’s annual list of America’s top music business schools for the sixth year in a row.

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MFA grad uses Nashville’s Tracking Room for project

During spring semester 2019, Jacob Keener, a graduate student in MTSU’s Recording Arts and Technologies Master of Fine Arts program, presented his final project at The Tracking Room Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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Three pros added to 2019’s college Wall of Fame

Three acclaimed alumni are now part of the Wall of Fame in MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment: archival engineer Deborah Fairchild, New York Times best-selling author Leland Gregory, and public relations and marketing executive Dwayna Haley.

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Media students enjoy ACM Awards opportunity

College of Media and Entertainment students and faculty got some behind-the scenes instruction at rehearsals before the April 7 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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Keel leads panel on country radio gender equity pre-ACM

 LAS VEGAS — Chair of the Department of Recording Industry Beverly Keel helped lead an Academy of Country Music event in Las Vegas April 6 about the lack of gender equity in country radio.

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Alumna and indie star Julien Baker returns to campus

For singer-songwriter Julien Baker, representation matters. But, like most subjects she can (and will) intelligently pontificate about, it’s not that simple.

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Ribbon cut on state-of-the-art photographic archive

MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery now has a new state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled archive on campus that will allow faculty, staff and students to gain access to its extensive collection

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WMOT Roots Radio brings new 895 Fest to Murfreesboro

Rodney Crowell, Lee Roy Parnell, Mandy Barnett and Sarah Potenza will be among the featured artists bringing their passion and performances to the inaugural 895 Fest, a two-day outdoor Americana music festival to be held the weekend of May 31 at Hop Springs Beer Park in Murfreesboro.

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Young the Giant headlines Spring Concert

MTSU Signature Events has announced that the American rock band Young the Giant with Phoebe Ryan will be the headline act for the highly anticipated 2019 Spring Concert.

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Oscar-nominated ‘RBG’ co-director shares insights

Although “RBG” was a box-office winner and an Academy Award-nominated documentary, its funding and production took years to achieve, according to the keynote speaker for MTSU National Women’s History Month activities.

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Shut Up and Dance highlights music’s role as free speech

College of Media and Entertainment Dean Ken Paulson hosted a combination of presentation and performance, titled “Shut Up and Dance,” for the attendees of the Southeast Journalism Conference in the Student Union Building in February.

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