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Animation team produces film for international autism awareness

It all began in October 2016 when Kevin McNulty, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, and Guanping Zheng, director of the Confucius Institute, were invited to Qingdao University of Science and Technology in Quingdao, China, to participate in an animation film festival to raise autism awareness. The program, spearheaded by Qingdao’s University’s Dean […]

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Songwriting nabs second ACM Lifting Lives grant

The Department of Recording Industry’s Songwriting concentration, headed by Assistant Professor Odie Blackmon, received a second $10,000 grant from the Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Foundation.

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Chilsen forges Brazilian connections for student productions

During the summer of 2017, Media Arts Lecturer Paul Chilsen traveled with students and colleagues in Brazil.  

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“The Songwriters” rolls out nationwide in January

“The Songwriters,” a weekly TV show featuring conversations with songwriters from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, will begin a national roll out in January 2018 on PBS.

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Seigenthaler Chair launches 1st Amendment Encyclopedia

The College’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment on Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

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Vietnam War coverage topic of Seigenthaler discussion

On Sept. 8, an hour-long screening of The Vietnam War, a documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, preceded a panel discussion and Q&A on the impact of journalism and war coverage during the Vietnam War.

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Popular Music preserves Marvin Hedrick bluegrass and country collection

The Center for Popular Music recently completed the Marvin Hedrick Collection project as well as launched its dedicated website.

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College cosponsors England conference on Prince’s work

Professors from MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment and its dean were among the featured speakers at a conference of the late singer Prince’s life and legacy held at the University of Salford in England.

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WMOT “Wired In” crew made up of students and alums

The WMOT Wired In Series kicked off Feb. 28 live from the new venue Aurora Nashville.

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Recording Industry fair packs the house with employers

The Department of Recording Industry held the annual Career and Internship Fair earlier than usual this year in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building – and the March 2 date drew a recording breaking number of companies to campus.  

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“The Songwriters” premieres, thanks to MTSU know-how

The College of Media and Entertainment is pulling all hands into a new project with Nashville Public Television and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Americana artists welcome the transition of WMOT-FM to an Americana format by performing “Sittin’ On Top of the World." The vocalists are, from left to right, Will Hoge, Jim Lauderdale, Suzy Bogguss and Mike Farris. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

WMOT-FM embraces new Americana music format

WMOT-FM, Middle Tennessee State University’s public radio station, is dramatically expanding its reach and range of music to launch a new format dedicated to Americana music and a new home on the dial for its current jazz format.

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