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models during the "Dressed to Give Fashion Affair" at Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The event was a fundraiser for Helping Hands Worldwide Services. (MTSU Sidelines/Greg French)

Murfreesboro hit the runway on Nov. 22 for the “Dress To Give Fashion Affair” fundraiser at the Stones River Country Club. The money raised from entrance fees, private donations, silent auctions and sponsors will go to Helping Hands Worldwide Services. Host George W. Manus Jr. says that they were only a couple hundred dollars away from …

Actress Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (FILE/The Hunger Games)

The latest adaptation of the Suzanne Collins’ world-bestselling Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay—Part 1, premiered this weekend. The Francis Lawrence-directed film takes place after the Quarter Quell when Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the true face of the rebellion. She and the other survivors take refuge under the demolished District Thirteen. Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) has been captured and …

With finals coming up, Thanksgiving Break is a necessary deep breath. When we’re not stuffing our faces, we’ll probably spend the fall semester fatigue and obligatory turkey coma on the couch in front of the TV or curled up in bed with our laptops. Every year, there’s the ever-important question: what can I binge-watch over the …

MTSU Arts premiered Collage, a showcase of unique dances performed by members of MTSU’s Dance Theatre, in Tucker Theatre on Wednesday night. The concert featured choreographic works created by MTSU faculty and students, as well as a special performance choreographed by visiting guest artist T. Lang, celebrating MTSU Theatre’s 11th performing season. The opening piece, Prelude and Narcissus, …

Two canvases ─ both bare and tightly bound by cellophane ─ lay in John Smith’s home office, the first of the pack used by his daughter who recently painted a portrait of the family dog, Savannah. Today, no one’s home and Smith, whose artistic background solely includes helping with his children’s art projects, sits down at …

Two short animated films by MTSU Electronic Media Communication assistant professor Kevin McNulty were debuted yesterday in the John Bragg Mass Communication Building. Tethered, the first film shown, was created entirely by McNulty over five years, while Coffee was produced in a matter of months with the help of a team of seven hand-selected EMC students over …