July ‘Out of the Blue’ summer reading ...

July ‘Out of the Blue’ summer reading list: MTSU’s new music venue, racing partnerships, out-of-this-world research

The July 2021 edition of Middle Tennessee State University‘s “Out of the Blue” TV magazine show catches up on the latest “MTSU Magazine” with stories on an unusual new music venue, two speedy partnerships with Nashville’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prixand the latest research on life on Mars.

Join us this month to hear from:

John Merchant, chair of the Department of Recording Industry in the College of Media and Entertainment, who discusses the development of and plans for the Chris Young Cafe, a 58-year-old university cafeteria converted into a new entertainment and student training venue.

• MTSU alumnus Matt Crews, CEO of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, who talks about the groundbreaking student-focused partnerships with the university’s School of Concrete and Construction Management in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.

• University scholars Jared Frazier and Katelin MacVey, who explain MTSU’s BLUE Mars Initiative, a campuswide interdisciplinary research project exploring the human experience of inhabiting Mars — all things biological, social, cultural, philosophical, psychological and technological.

You can watch “Out of the Blue,” with host Andrew Oppmann, anytime online on MTSU’s YouTube channel and on MTSU’s True Blue TV, airing on Murfreesboro cable Channel 9 daily at 6 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m Central  and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, as well as on NewsChannel5+ at 3:30 p.m. Sundays.

“Out of the Blue” also is available as iTunes and Google Play podcasts and on other cable outlets in Middle Tennessee, so check local listings.

Enjoy previous editions of “Out of the Blue” here in our archives, too.