Centennial Snippets - Student Unions & Programming
- Student Programming gets students involved with activites outside the classroom that
- feature films
- 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
- Kanye West
- Eddie Murphy
- Amy Grant
- 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
- 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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