Friday, March 23, 2012
Check out the full Scholars Week schedule of events for more ways to participate in MTSU's annual celebration of scholarship and creativity.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Fedora Brothers, also known as Bruce Nemerov and Gene Bush, will perform numbers made famous by the blues legend to mark the closing of an exhibit about his career.
The display was produced by the Arts Center of Cannon County in partnership with the MTSU Center for Popular Music with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Following the concert, the exhibit will move to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss., where it will become part of the permanent collection there.
Hurt was a self-taught guitarist and singer whose performances at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, in coffeehouses and on the college circuit, influenced a generation of folk, blues, country and bluegrass artists.
Nemerov, a former audio specialist with the Center for Popular Music, produced the CD “John Work III: Recording Black Culture” and won a Grammy award for writing its liner notes.
Bush was a friend and student of Mississippi John Hurt in the 1960s before moving to Nashville in the early 1970s.
The Arts Center of Cannon County will have available for purchase at the event “Discovery: The Rebirth of John Hurt,” a CD release from its Spring Fed Records label. Copies of “Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues,” a new biography by Phil Ratcliffe (University of Mississippi Press), also will be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
These collaborative learning spaces grew out of conversations with students. They said that even though they have 24/7 access to information, they still need a retreat from their noisy dorm or apartment. Students told us they must have a place where they can get still get research help but also have a spot that is conducive to studying either alone or with a group. These spaces accomplish that.
Students now have full use of all of these remodeled and repurposed spaces!!
The library was designed to have areas for quiet study. However with the implementation of new Designated Quiet Zones (and the 7' signs over your head) it is now easier than ever to find a quiet place to go. Check out these new areas on the 3rd and 4th floor, just beyond the elevators.
Presentation Practice Rooms—Two large group study rooms on the 2nd floor (248B and 201D) are equipped with large wall-mounted monitors and recording devices to allow students to practice and record presentations. These rooms are available to checkout online.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Walker Library’s collection includes:
· Access to thousands of electronic resources
. Congressional documents
. Materials from Agriculture, Commerce, Interior & Defense departments.
The Federal Depository Library Program, established by Congress in 1813, ensures that Americans have access to Government information. Depository libraries collect, organize, maintain, preserve, and assist users with information from the Federal Government at no cost to the libraries or it’s users.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Walker Library Spring Break hours:
Sat, March 3: 8:00-5
Sun, March 4: closed
Mon-Fri, March 5 - 9: 8-4:30
Sat, March 10: closed
Sun, March 11: 1pm - midnight
See library hours for the whole semester.