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Drum Circle for Finals Study Break


Mississippi State's Department of Health Promotion and Wellness and the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center sponsored a free study break event for students on Wednesday, April 24 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm).  A drum circle facilitated by Dr. Bob of the Music Department, refreshments, and various fun activities which promote a healthy lifestyle were provided. Drumming has long been used in communities for...

Earth Day Drum Circle


Dr. Bob facilitated an Earth Day Drum Circle at the Noxubee Refuge on Saturday, April 20th.  Earth Day (April 22), as part of the modern environmental movement, officially began in 1970. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is “Protect Our Endangered Species.”  All living things have an intrinsic value, and each plays a unique role in the complex web of life. We must work together to protect endangered...

Music Majors to Perform at the College of Education Research Forum


Five music majors: Michaela DuBose-Schmitt, piano (minor); Jeonai Batista, piano; Leah Boyd, piano; Payton Tanner, soprano and Daniel Rorabaugh, clarinet will be performing at the 12th College of Education Research Forum. Their performance will be from 1:00-1:30 and will include works by Franz Liszt, Francis Poulenc and Franz Schubert.