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Keel chats with band Secret Sisters during Grammy week

The Secret Sisters, an Americana duo that includes MTSU alumna Laura Rogers, was honored by the College of Media and Entertainment at its annual industry event preceding the Grammy Awards, held this year in New York City.

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Four Dee Rees films featured for Black History Month

Dee Rees, filmmaker, screenwriter and Nashville native, made history in January as the first African-American woman ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Writing (adapted screenplay).

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MTSU At Grammys 2018

MTSU students pitch in for MusiCares at the Grammys

NEW YORK — Middle Tennessee State University was out front Friday, Jan.26, as Fleetwood Mac was honored as this year’s Person of the Year by MusiCares, the centerpiece charitable event of the Grammys.

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Animation team produces film for 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.

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Randol awarded regional photography Juror’s Award

Photography lecturer Shannon Randol won a Juror’s Award for his piece entitled “Nashville, TN” at the Regional Juried Exhibition in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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Documentary prompts CPM screening and Q&A

A screening of  Shake ‘Em On Down: The Blues According To Fred McDowell was sponsored by the Center for Popular Music on Nov. 13.

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Gender representation and virtual reality mesh for teaching and research

Dr. Stephanie Dean, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, conducted an innovative experiment in gender and virtual reality in December in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.

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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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Gloria Green (second from left) and Beverly Keel (third from right) pictured with faculty from the Communication University of China in Beijing.

Keel and Green head to Beijing for music conference

Beverly Keel, chair of the Department of Recording Industry, and Gloria Green, Recording Industry assistant professor, participated in the fourth annual Music Industry Forum conference held in Beijing, China on Nov. 3-4.

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College supports “Shoot Like A Girl” war hero on campus

U.S. Air Force Maj. Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar, a decorated combat search and rescue helicopter pilot in Afghanistan who also changed U.S. military policy, spoke in November to hundreds of students in the 221 McWherter lecture hall.

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Four students join Moo TV to help with Country Rising

Four students from Mike Forbes’s Media Arts 3090 Media Technology class were invited by Moo TV in Nashville to come to Bridgestone Arena to assist the head LED technicians for the Country Rising Benefit Concert on Nov. 12.

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