Centennial Snippets - Student Unions & Programming

  • Student Programming gets students involved with activites outside the classroom that include:
    • concerts
    • feature films
    • comedians
    • lectures
    • debates
  • Some of the famous entertainers to come to MTSU are:
    • Elvis Presley
    • Tina Turner
    • Beach Boys
    • Stevie Wonder
    • The Temptations
    • Dolly Parton
    • Bill Cosby
    • James Earl Jones
    • Whitney Houston
    • Elton John
    • Chicago
    • Kanye West
    • Eddie Murphy
    • Amy Grant
    • Alabama
    • Carrot Top
    • MC Hammer
    • Famous farewell concert of The Judds
  • The first concert on campus was Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.
    • This concert held in the Alumni Gym prior to Murphy Center being built.
  • The KUC Theatre started showing films in 1982.
    • "Notorious" was the first film to be shown with about 30 people in attendance.
  • The James Union Building (JUB) was the first student union built in early 1950's.
    • It was named after the first dean of students, Clayton L. Jones.
    • It contained a bookstore, cafeteria, post office and lunchroom where faculty and students mingled.
      • The lunchroom had a juke box for dancing.
  • Keathley University Center was constructed after we outgrew the JUB.
    • This building was named after former Dean of Students, Dr. Belt Keathley.
  • We've long since outgrown Keathley University Center and have started construction on a new student union that is scheduled to open in 2012.

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