College of Liberal Arts

Upcoming Events


If you have any questions regarding any of the
College of Liberal Arts upcoming events, please contact
Connie Huddleston at 615-494-7628


 

A Department of Art Announcement:

Join Noel Lorson, Associate Professor of Art, her Senior Project Students, Graphic Design Faculty, and Department of Art Staff this evening at 5 pm for the opening of Sonder: Intertwining Complexities, the 2013-14 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibit in Graphic Design. Help them celebrate their success as they approach the completion of their studies designed to earn them the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design.

Sonder: Intertwining Complexities

MTSU Senior Graphic Design Show

April 22-May 1, 2014

Opening Reception, Monday April 21, 5-8 p.m.

Todd Art Gallery & TAG|210, the student art gallery

 

Lost in our minds, left to our own devices, the world seems like a daunting place. The grind of our endeavors and the sorrows of our pain can overwhelm and convince us that we are alone. This year we invite you to take a moment to reexamine your place in this world. Be humbled at the thought that although you are only one, you are not alone. The complexities of your daily life are shared by the thousands of passersby, people with whom you may never come in contact. Sonder is the realization that everyone lives a life as vivid and complex as your own.

Sonder: Intertwining Complexities like all Todd Art Gallery exhibits, lectures, and receptions is free and open to the public. For questions, parking, or driving directions contact: eric.snyder@mtsu.edu or call 615-898-5653.

 


 

In honor of National Poetry Month and Autism Awareness Month, I'd like to invite you and your students to a poetry reading featuring Kamilah Aisha Moon on Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 pm in the JUB Hazelwood Dining Room.  Ms. Moon is a Nashville native, and many of the poems in her first collection, She Has a Name  (Four Way Books, 2013), speak to her experience growing up as the sibling of a person on the autism spectrum.  She will read and sign books on Thursday at MTSU, then read at Mix it up Blue, a benefit for Autism Speaks in Nashville on Friday (www.events.autismspeaks.org/mixitupblue).

A recipient of fellowships to the Cave Canem Foundation, the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Vermont Studio Center, Moon's work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou'wester, Poets.org,Oxford American, Lumina, Callaloo, Essence, Bloom, Gathering Ground. Her poems and prose have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. She has taught English and Creative Writing for several colleges and organizations.  Moon holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

Many thanks to the Virginia Peck Trust Fund for funding Ms. Moon's MTSU visit, as well as a reception in her honor immediately following the reading.  If you are interested in having Ms. Moon visit your class, you may contact me directly.  Please share this opportunity as well as the attached flyer with your students.  I hope to see you there.