Highlights from Past Events
The T. Furth Center for Performing Arts and Ryan Concert Hall has hosted some great events. Not only do we provide a great location for campus events, the T. Furth Center has been a great venue for other great performances and presentations.
"Travis Mills the Movie" Premier
Retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, one of five surviving quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, inspired more than 575 individuals on July 24. Mills was injured when he detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) that twice eluded detection. The documentary "Travis: A Soldier's Story," which chronicles his injury and road to recovery was shown before Mills participated in a question and answer session with the audience. Mills, a native of Vasser, Mich., uses humor to put others at ease and serves as a motivational speaker (travismills.org). The fundraising event was sponsored by Tee Shirts 4 Troops (TeeShirts4Troops.com), an organization that supplies clothes and adaptive clothing to injured soldiers. The event raised $68,410.
A packed house greeted county music star Lee Greenwood during the inaugural performance at the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts. During his hit show on May 5, the Country Music Association award winner performed his popular “God Bless the USA.” His rendition of “Tequila” on the saxophone, his favorite instrument, revved the audience that shouted “tequila” at just the right moments.