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Historic Blue Raider Softball Season Ends in NCAA Regional
Historic Blue Raider Softball Season Ends in NCAA Regional

What was maybe the best softball season in Middle Tennessee history came to a close over the weekend as the Blue Raiders fell in NCAA regional action to Oregon State.

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MT Baseball Coach Jim McGuire's Contract Not Renewed
MT Baseball Coach Jim McGuire's Contract Not Renewed

Middle Tennessee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro announced Monday that Jim McGuire's contract will not be renewed as head baseball coach. McGuire's contract expires June 30, 2018.

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Speakers urge record 2,641 MTSU grads to use knowledge to 'do great things'
Speakers urge record 2,641 MTSU grads to use knowledge to 'do great things'

The trio of guest speakers at MTSU's two-day series of spring 2018 commencement ceremonies offered similar suggestions to the record 2,641 graduates reaching this life-changing moment: use your hard-earned knowledge and skills to meet new challenges and to serve others.

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Sneak Peek of MTSU Fermentation Science Lab
Sneak Peek of MTSU Fermentation Science Lab

Attendees of the Brewers Association's national 2018 Craft Brewing Conference in Nashville got a sneak peek last week (May 4) of MTSU's Fermentation Sciences laboratory under construction at the Hop Springs agritourism destination being built by Steel Barrel Brewery.

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Matt Insell Hired as Lady Raider Assistant
Matt Insell Hired as Lady Raider Assistant

Middle Tennessee has hired former Ole Miss Head Coach Matt Insell as an assistant women's basketball coach.

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Three speakers, 2,641 grads are ready for MTSU's May 4, 5 commencement events
Three speakers, 2,641 grads are ready for MTSU's May 4, 5 commencement events

A trio of leaders will help 2,641 new MTSU graduates reach their educational goals in three spring 2018 commencement ceremonies set this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.

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MTSU-led effort assists cedar glades wildlife festival May 4-5
MTSU-led effort assists cedar glades wildlife festival May 4-5

The Center for Cedar Glade Studies at MTSU and Cedars of Lebanon State Park are co-hosting the 40th Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival May 4-5 at the park off U.S. Highway 231, about 6 miles south of Lebanon, Tennessee.

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$10K donation to MTSU equine therapy efforts with vets
$10K donation to MTSU equine therapy efforts with vets

A second $10,000 donation in a year's time from Grammy Award-nominated Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down's Better Life Foundation will continue to benefit MTSU students and faculty working in equine therapy with veterans from the Murfreesboro-based Veterans Recovery Center.

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MTSU, Motlow State presidents sign agreement to ease transfer process
MTSU, Motlow State presidents sign agreement to ease transfer process

The presidents of Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Tuesday that highlights the pathways for Motlow students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.

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Former Men's Basketball Coach Bill Stokes passes away
Former Men's Basketball Coach Bill Stokes passes away

The Blue Raider family lost one of its own on when former Head Men's Basketball Coach Bill Stokes passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.

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Richie James taken in 7th round by the San Francisco 49ers
Richie James taken in 7th round by the San Francisco 49ers

Middle Tennessee wide receiver Richie James has been selected in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

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Gift provides robot, equipment  for MTSU's Gould Mechatronics Lab
Gift provides robot, equipment for MTSU's Gould Mechatronics Lab

Holding the actual clipping in The Tennessean from 2017, where the newspaper reported MTSU's Department of Engineering Technology needed a new building for its growing mechatronics engineering program, Jean Gould admitted publicly she "didn't even know anything about mechatronics."

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Waffle House Mass Shooting: Former MTSU Student Among Those Killed
Waffle House Mass Shooting: Former MTSU Student Among Those Killed

Four people were killed at the Waffle House in Antioch where a gunman opened fire. Among those, 23 year old rapper Akilah (ah-KIL-ah) DaSilva, also known as Natrix DaSilva, a former computer engineering technology major at MTSU.

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MTSU offers hands-on, accelerated foreign language classes at summer institute
MTSU offers hands-on, accelerated foreign language classes at summer institute

MTSU's campus community and the general public have an opportunity to quickly improve their language skills thanks to the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition's upcoming 15th annual Summer Language Institute at MTSU.

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MTSU offers prescription drug take-back event April 24
MTSU offers prescription drug take-back event April 24

The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in the next MTSU Drug Take-Back Day from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 24) near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.

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MTSU students receive financial aid from ATHENA Patrons Society
MTSU students receive financial aid from ATHENA Patrons Society

Two MTSU students will continue their education with financial help from the ATHENA Patrons Society.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission to honor MTSU professor, student
Tennessee Higher Education Commission to honor MTSU professor, student

Two members of the MTSU community will be celebrated for their service to their fellow citizens.

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Dixon tabbed as first addition to men's hoops staff
Dixon tabbed as first addition to men's hoops staff

After just a few days on the job, head men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt announced Friday the hiring of his first assistant coach in former UNC Asheville associate head coach Sean Dixon.

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MTSU Campus Safety Summit gets bars, restaurants involved in sexual assault prevention
MTSU Campus Safety Summit gets bars, restaurants involved in sexual assault prevention

A new program at MTSU is taking aim at bystanders' tendency to want to stay uninvolved in potential sexual assaults.

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New MT MBB Coach Given Key to City; Introduced Tuesday on WGNS
New MT MBB Coach Given Key to City; Introduced Tuesday on WGNS

While new MTSU men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt will be formally introduced as coach this (Tuesday) morning at a press conference, he's already received a warm Murfreesboro welcome.

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MT MBB Taps UNC-Asheville's Nick McDevitt as Head Coach
MT MBB Taps UNC-Asheville's Nick McDevitt as Head Coach

A new era for Middle Tennessee men's basketball has officially begun as Nick McDevitt has been tabbed as the 20th head coach of the Blue Raiders, announced Saturday by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro.

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MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduction Tuesday at 10am
MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduction Tuesday at 10am

Join NewsRadio WGNS as we welcome new Blue Raider men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt to Murfreesboro. Chip Walters, the Voice of the Blue Raiders, will broadcast the "LIVE" press conference Tuesday morning from the Murphy Center at 10am right here.

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Kermit Davis Era Ends in MT 84-68 Loss to Louisville
Kermit Davis Era Ends in MT 84-68 Loss to Louisville

The Kermit Davis era at Middle Tennessee came to an end with an 84-68 loss at Louisville in the second round of the NIT.

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Raiders begin national search to replace Kermit Davis
Raiders begin national search to replace Kermit Davis

After a historic 16 seasons at the helm of the Blue Raider men's basketball program, head coach Kermit Davis has accepted the same position at the University of Mississippi effective at the end of Middle Tennessee's appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.

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MT MBB at Louisville on NewsRadio WGNS
MT MBB at Louisville on NewsRadio WGNS

The next round of the NIT for the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team will be a trip to Louisville Sunday to battle the Cardinals. Game time is 5:30pm with a pregame show start of 5pm. Chip Walters will have the play-by-play on the flagship station for Middle Tennessee Blue Raider sports, NewsRadio WGNS!

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Lady Raiders Invited to WNIT; At Ball State Thursday (5:30p airtime on WGNS)
Lady Raiders Invited to WNIT; At Ball State Thursday (5:30p airtime on WGNS)

Middle Tennessee will face Ball State in the first round of the Women's NIT in Muncie, Ind., Thursday. Game time has yet to be announced. The game will be broadcast on NewsRadio WGNS! Pregame coverage begins at 5:30pm with a 6pm tipoff.

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Middle Tennessee Pounds Vermont to Open NIT
Middle Tennessee Pounds Vermont to Open NIT

Middle Tennessee looked like a team on a postseason mission, pounding Vermont 91-64.

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Ticket information for Tuesday's NIT MT MBB Game
Ticket information for Tuesday's NIT MT MBB Game

Middle Tennessee will host Vermont on Tuesday night at 7 PM CT in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. CLICK READ MORE FOR TICKET INFORMATION.

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MT MBB  to host Vermont Tuesday in NIT opener
MT MBB to host Vermont Tuesday in NIT opener

Middle Tennessee earned its fourth consecutive postseason berth Sunday following a 24-7 season that saw the program's first ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking. The Blue Raiders earned a No. 3 seed in the National Invitational Tournament and will host No. 6 seeded Vermont in Murfreesboro on Tuesday.

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Raiders & Lady Raiders Fall in CUSA Tournament
Raiders & Lady Raiders Fall in CUSA Tournament

The tournament maxim survive and advance did not apply for Middle Tennessee in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Men's and Women's Tournament in Frisco, Texas.

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Raiders & Lady Raiders Open Up CUSA Tourney Play
Raiders & Lady Raiders Open Up CUSA Tourney Play

The Lady Raiders will compete on this Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, against Rice. This (Thursday) afternoon, the men's basketball team will battle Southern Miss at 6pm. We will have the games here on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Blue Raider Basketball in CUSA Tournament
Blue Raider Basketball in CUSA Tournament

Check out the brackets for the Conference USA men's and women's basketball tournament.

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No. 24 MT Thump UAB; Host Western Ky. Thursday
No. 24 MT Thump UAB; Host Western Ky. Thursday

It didn't take long for No. 24 Middle Tennessee to prove worthy of its first-ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking against UAB over the weekend. The Blue Raiders got a double-digit lead early enroute to a 79-54 thumping of UAB in front of over 97-hundred fans. Middle hosts Western Kentucky Thursday night!

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Students, criminal justice pros slated to chat, network March 14 at MTSU
Students, criminal justice pros slated to chat, network March 14 at MTSU

MTSU is providing those interested in careers in the ever-changing world of criminal justice with an extraordinary opportunity to chat with practitioners.

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MTSU Theatre invites audiences to see -- and hear -- ASL-inclusive 'A Taste of Sunrise' March 1-4
MTSU Theatre invites audiences to see -- and hear -- ASL-inclusive 'A Taste of Sunrise' March 1-4

MTSU Theatre performers are becoming bilingual for their March 1-4 production, "The Taste of Sunrise,"creating an eloquent and multifaceted presentation that incorporates American Sign Language into the story of a man's adventure-filled life.

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Africana Studies director Louis Woods receives MTSU's John Pleas Faculty Award
Africana Studies director Louis Woods receives MTSU's John Pleas Faculty Award

The leader of MTSU's fledgling Africana Studies program is the recipient of its highest award for minority faculty.

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COMMENTARY: A Horse Named Stewball
COMMENTARY: A Horse Named Stewball

Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU Professor of Journalism, is attending a popular culture conference in Las Vegas, where one of the topics is the intersection of music and real life. And one of the strangest such intersections involves a horse named Stewball.

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Blue Raiders crack AP Top 25 for first time
Blue Raiders crack AP Top 25 for first time

When Middle Tennessee takes the court Saturday at home against UAB, it will do so with the program's first Associated Press Top 25 ranking.

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MTSU Baseball is Back - and on NewsRadio WGNS
MTSU Baseball is Back - and on NewsRadio WGNS

The temperature is rising, rain is in the forecast and the pings of bats can be heard at Reese Smith Jr. Field. That only means one thing: baseball is back at Middle Tennessee.

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Blue Raiders, NewsRadio WGNS Enter New Relationship
Blue Raiders, NewsRadio WGNS Enter New Relationship

Middle Tennessee Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield's Blue Raider Sports Properties, announced today that long-time station affiliate WGNS will now serve as the university's radio production home for the next five years.

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Big Prep & MT Basketball Week
Big Prep & MT Basketball Week

It's a busy week in local sports as prep teams gear up for district tournament play while the Blue Raider teams look to finish out the regular season strong.

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COMMENTARY: Journalists Protection Act
COMMENTARY: Journalists Protection Act

A bill being proposed in Congress has some journalists in a dither, and reports about the measure vividly illustrate how parsing words and shading meaning have become political games in Washington.

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45th Annual MTSU Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon
45th Annual MTSU Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon

You know spring is around the corner when MTSU Baseball holds it's annual Groundhog Day Luncheon.

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Pulitzer winner Chivers examines troubled Marine's descent into violence Feb. 6 at MTSU
Pulitzer winner Chivers examines troubled Marine's descent into violence Feb. 6 at MTSU

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer C.J. Chivers will explain how he traced a troubled U.S. Marine's descent into postwar violence during a free public event set Tuesday, Feb. 6, at MTSU.

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Media literacy lecturers at MTSU help teachers, students define 'fake news'
Media literacy lecturers at MTSU help teachers, students define 'fake news'

MTSU is hosting two events designed to help educators and students unravel the term "fake news."

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MTSU Begins Spring Semester Thursday
MTSU Begins Spring Semester Thursday

Middle Tennessee State University will be open and spring semester classes for the first day Thursday.

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Blue Raiders Down Arkansas State to Claim Camellia Bowl
Blue Raiders Down Arkansas State to Claim Camellia Bowl

The Blue Raiders hold off Arkansas State to win the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

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MTSU's Africana Studies major first of its kind in Middle Tennessee area
MTSU's Africana Studies major first of its kind in Middle Tennessee area

A unique new major will enable MTSU students to explore the African continent and experience in ways they might never have thought possible.

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Six MTSU grad students gain working insights as interns
Six MTSU grad students gain working insights as interns

MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro just completed an internship with the Rutherford County geographic information systems office. He will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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 Blue Raiders Accept Bid to Camellia Bowl
Blue Raiders Accept Bid to Camellia Bowl

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are going to their seventh bowl game in the Rick Stockstill era and fourth in the last five years.

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Can Media Control Public Opinion? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...
Can Media Control Public Opinion? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...

Can the media control public opinion? Hear what MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has to say...

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Raiders bowl eligible after victory on senior day
Raiders bowl eligible after victory on senior day

Middle Tennessee did what it had to do to reach bowl eligibility Saturday, taking care of Old Dominion 41-10 at home on senior day to wrap up the 2017 regular season.

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COMMENTARY: Media Ownership
COMMENTARY: Media Ownership

Back in 1978 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules against so-called "cross-ownerships": business relationships where one company owned both a print and broadcast outlet in the same community.

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Coach Stock on ODU Game Saturday
Coach Stock on ODU Game Saturday

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill talks about the upcoming game Saturday with Old Dominion. It's the final home game of the season for the Blue Raiders.

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MTSU honors military with 36th Salute to Veterans game events
MTSU honors military with 36th Salute to Veterans game events

Veterans and current military personnel will be the main focus of the 36th Salute to Veterans and Armed Services Saturday, Nov. 4, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU POLL: Blackburn, Dean and Bredesen take early leads in key primaries
MTSU POLL: Blackburn, Dean and Bredesen take early leads in key primaries

Marsha Blackburn leads in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Karl Dean leads in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and Phil Bredesen probably would be leading in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary if he were a declared candidate, the latest MTSU Poll finds.

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MTSU POLL: Disapproval of Sen. Corker rises in wake of feud with Trump
MTSU POLL: Disapproval of Sen. Corker rises in wake of feud with Trump

Disapproval of Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has risen to 41 percent among Tennessee voters, according to the latest MTSU Poll, a 14-point climb since last spring and in the wake of his public feud with President Donald Trump.

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MTSU Basketball Coaches Talk About Upcoming Season
MTSU Basketball Coaches Talk About Upcoming Season

It's almost basketball time in Middle Tennessee. The head coaches of the Blue Raider men's and women's basketball teams talk about the upcoming seasons.

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MTSU's Sluder recognized for use of analytics to boost student retention
MTSU's Sluder recognized for use of analytics to boost student retention

MTSU continues to get national recognition for its leadership in using data analytics to boost the university's retention rates to record levels.

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Stones River Chamber Players launches new season
Stones River Chamber Players launches new season

The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, will open its 2017-18 season today (Monday, Oct. 9), with a free concert, "Words and Music."

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Speedway executive credits MTSU for success
Speedway executive credits MTSU for success

Classifying the MTSU Distinguished Alumni Award received from his alma mater as both "overwhelming and humbling," one of the motorsports world's leading executives said he felt somewhat at a loss for words.

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Former MTSU students find surprising degree path through Graduate MT program
Former MTSU students find surprising degree path through Graduate MT program

As MTSU's new academic year rolls along, the university has been successfully reaching out to former students who haven't been on campus for a while yet didn't realize just how close they really were to earning that elusive bachelor's degree.

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Former FBI behaviorist returns to MTSU for forensic-science lecture, workshop
Former FBI behaviorist returns to MTSU for forensic-science lecture, workshop

If anyone knows how to figure out what you're saying while you're not talking, it's a former FBI agent.

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MTSU's Walker Library salutes gospel music history with diverse exhibit
MTSU's Walker Library salutes gospel music history with diverse exhibit

In MTSU's James E. Walker Library, it's possible to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" without creating a disturbance.

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MTSU Golden Raiders celebrate Oct. 6 during homecoming activities
MTSU Golden Raiders celebrate Oct. 6 during homecoming activities

Golden Raiders -- the classes of 1967 and older -- will be celebrated this week during MTSU homecoming festivities.

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Recording artist Crissy Collins returns to MTSU to share career insights Oct. 5
Recording artist Crissy Collins returns to MTSU to share career insights Oct. 5

Crissy Collins, a recording artist who's also known for her work with fellow musicians Beyoncé, Kelly Price and Luther Vandross, will speak about her career and music on Thursday, Oct. 5, in MTSU's Keathley University Center Theatre.

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MT Blackout Game Set; T-Shirt/Ticket Packages Available
MT Blackout Game Set; T-Shirt/Ticket Packages Available

For the 2017 season, the BLACKOUT game will be on October 20th against Marshall at 6 PM. The official Middle Tennessee Blackout ticket/t-shirt package will be available to the public at various Murfreesboro locations starting Wednesday, October 4th.

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 MTSU holds 'moving' 9/11 Observance
MTSU holds 'moving' 9/11 Observance

The MTSU student cadet-led prayer, moment of silence and 9/11 memorial speech, the guest speakers' remarks, playing of taps, and three students' remembrances of where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, were moving tributes as MTSU held its third 9/11 Observance.

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MTSU graduate to receive major 'coverage' on season 16 of 'Project Runway'
MTSU graduate to receive major 'coverage' on season 16 of 'Project Runway'

An MTSU graduate will unveil her creations to a nationwide audience as one of this season's participants on "Project Runway."

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James, Rooker Preseason All C-USA selections
James, Rooker Preseason All C-USA selections

Two Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2017 Preseason All-Conference USA as announced by the league office Monday.

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Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State
Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State

In Tennessee, 94 teens a month are sold into human trafficking.

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Hammonds returns as MT Basketball Director of Operations
Hammonds returns as MT Basketball Director of Operations

Former Middle Tennessee basketball standout and graduate assistant Kerry Hammonds II has returned to the Blue Raider basketball program, joining Head Coach Kermit Davis' staff as the new Director of Basketball Operations.

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Get a BS in Dance from MTSU
Get a BS in Dance from MTSU

The first students in MTSU's new major of dance will begin pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree there this fall.

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MTSU aviation camp gives high schoolers a chance to soar
MTSU aviation camp gives high schoolers a chance to soar

As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.

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MTSU Football Host Clinic at Special Kids Camp
MTSU Football Host Clinic at Special Kids Camp

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill, players and about 80 special needs campers ages six to 25 will participate in a clinic.

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MTSU adds acclaimed media alumni trio to growing 'Wall of Fame'
MTSU adds acclaimed media alumni trio to growing 'Wall of Fame'

A trio of acclaimed alumni are now part of the Wall of Fame in MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment: filmmaker Christin Baker, music producer-engineer F. Reid Shippen and entertainment manager/publicist Traci Thomas.

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MTSU selected as model for online 'how-to' course on effective advising setup
MTSU selected as model for online 'how-to' course on effective advising setup

MTSU's drive toward greater student success is now part of a national online course to guide other institutions toward more efficient advising.

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Dale Carnegie Training honors MTSU's Urban with Global Leadership Award
Dale Carnegie Training honors MTSU's Urban with Global Leadership Award

As dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU, David Urban feels a deep responsibility to ensure his graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to forge business and personal relationships that go much deeper than an email, text or phone call.

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MTSU solar boat team seeks first place ranking at 2017 world competition
MTSU solar boat team seeks first place ranking at 2017 world competition

MTSU's solar boat team is ready to shine again at this year's Solar Splash World Championship in Ohio.

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Longtime MT Asst. Football Coach David Bibee Resigns
Longtime MT Asst. Football Coach David Bibee Resigns

Longtime Middle Tennessee assistant football coach, David Bibee, has resigned his post effective immediately. The Voice of the Blue Raiders, Chip Walters, reports.

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Dancing Degree Takes Step Forward at MTSU
Dancing Degree Takes Step Forward at MTSU

The first class of dance majors pursuing a bachelor of science degree at a public university in Tennessee will begin studying at MTSU this fall.

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Former MTSU Ag Department Chair Passes
Former MTSU Ag Department Chair Passes

Dr. Harley Foutch, who headed up the MTSU agricultural department for many years, passed away.

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Forrest Hall Vandalized
Forrest Hall Vandalized

MTSU's Forrest Hall was vandalized with spray paint.

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Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns
Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns

The Tennessee Business Barometer Index has bested its record high just set the previous quarter, according to the latest online survey of business leaders by MTSU's Jones College of Business.

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Scholars Week begins for MTSU researchers
Scholars Week begins for MTSU researchers

Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.

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Kermit Davis Inks New Contract; Will Remain Men's Basketball Coach
Kermit Davis Inks New Contract; Will Remain Men's Basketball Coach

Head men's basketball coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a new seven-year contract to stay at Middle Tennessee through the 2023-24 season.

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Middle Tennessee Defeats Minnesota 81-72
Middle Tennessee Defeats Minnesota 81-72

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won their first round NCAA tournament game, defeating Minnesota 81-72.

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MTSU To Host Spring Preview Days
MTSU To Host Spring Preview Days

Middle Tennessee State University will host hundreds of prospective students and their families Saturday, March 18, for the first of two Spring Preview Days on campus.

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MTSU Women's History Month Event Wednesday
MTSU Women's History Month Event Wednesday

The great-great-granddaughter of a trailblazing business magnate will deliver the keynote address for MTSU's National Women's History Month.

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Raiders to Play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament
Raiders to Play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is making back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in school history following a second-straight Conference USA Tournament championship on Saturday.

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MT Men's Basketball Ticket information for Milwaukee
MT Men's Basketball Ticket information for Milwaukee

The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office is taking ticket requests for the Blue Raiders' first round NCAA Tournament game against Minnesota in Milwaukee on Thursday.

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MT MBB Crack Top 25 in Coaches Poll
MT MBB Crack Top 25 in Coaches Poll

For the first time in school history, the Middle Tennessee men's basketball program has cracked the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25.

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MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Middle Tennessee record setting quarterback, Brent Stockstill, underwent shoulder surgery today as announced by Head Coach Rick Stockstill.

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MTSU Poll: State voters want Obamacare repeal - but after seeing alternative
MTSU Poll: State voters want Obamacare repeal - but after seeing alternative

Tennessee voters dislike Obamacare and want it repealed, but not until they've seen details of a replacement plan, the latest MTSU Poll shows.

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MTSU Partners with Grammy Museum as Educational Affiliate
MTSU Partners with Grammy Museum as Educational Affiliate

MTSU wrapped up its trip to Southern California by announcing an educational partnership with the Grammy Museum, one the nation's top educational venues devoted to the music industry.

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Insell to Enter Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Insell to Enter Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Middle Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Rick Insell has been selected for induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Groundhog Day Luncheon Thursday
Groundhog Day Luncheon Thursday

The 44th Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon for MTSU Baseball is coming up. It's the unofficial start to the Blue Raiders' baseball season.

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MTSU's Girl Day Filling Up Fast
MTSU's Girl Day Filling Up Fast

Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU Girl Day, part of the worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.

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MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Injury Sidelines Him for Regular Season
MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Injury Sidelines Him for Regular Season

Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill is out for the remainder of the season after being injured in Saturday's home game with Texas-San Antonio.

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MTSU NAACP chapter outpaces other universities in membership growth
MTSU NAACP chapter outpaces other universities in membership growth

An MTSU student organization has been recognized at the national level for its remarkable membership growth.

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MTSU students, alumni invited to Oct. 27 Fall Career Fair
MTSU students, alumni invited to Oct. 27 Fall Career Fair

The Career Development Center of Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting its annual Fall Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Murphy Center.

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Salute to Veterans at Middle Tennessee Football Game Nov. 5
Salute to Veterans at Middle Tennessee Football Game Nov. 5

The 35th Annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Services is planned for Saturday, November 5th when the Middle Tennessee football team hosts Texas San Antonio.

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MTSU hosts reflective 9/11 observance to 'never forget
MTSU hosts reflective 9/11 observance to 'never forget

MTSU's Department of Military Science held the event to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

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Blue Raider Football drops road contest at Vanderbilt
Blue Raider Football drops road contest at Vanderbilt

In the second consecutive year of a Murfreesboro-Nashville matchup, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders just didn't have enough to get a win against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic is Friday
MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic is Friday

Participate in MTSU's third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic ... and you will be helping fund nationally recognized student projects including the solar boat and lunar rover.

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New, returning MTSU students await Week of Welcome events
New, returning MTSU students await Week of Welcome events

Thousands of new and returning MTSU students converge on campus this week, awaiting the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

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UPDATE: Arrests Made in Robbery at MTSU
UPDATE: Arrests Made in Robbery at MTSU

Three people have been arrested, accused of attacking, tying up, and robbing students at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Stockstill named nominee for AFCA Good Works Team
Stockstill named nominee for AFCA Good Works Team

Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill has proven what he can do on the football field and in the classroom but he also excels in the community.

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Veteran MTSU professor earns national chemistry distinction
Veteran MTSU professor earns national chemistry distinction

It only took a moment for Judith Iriarte-Gross to open the envelope that arrived in the mail at her Murfreesboro home. For the MTSU faculty member, the contents divulged wonderful news that took years and decades of striving to achieve success in the chemical world and chemistry classroom for the dividend to be realized.

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High Schoolers Gain Research Insight through Project SEED
High Schoolers Gain Research Insight through Project SEED

Instead of summer vacation at the beach, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or another popular destination, local high school students Helene Hamo and Edgar Lozano are conducting chemical research in an MTSU Science Building lab for two months.

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MTSU closes July 4 for Independence Day
MTSU closes July 4 for Independence Day

MTSU will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. All business offices will be closed and no classes will be held that day.

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Rick Insell Shares Memories of Pat Summitt
Rick Insell Shares Memories of Pat Summitt

As people all across the world react to the passing of former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, perhaps no one else in Murfreesboro knew her as well as Rick Insell.

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MTSU Study: Exporters in Tn. Growing Faster than U.S.
MTSU Study: Exporters in Tn. Growing Faster than U.S.

In 2014, there were 7,326 different exporters in Tennessee, a 2.5 percent increase from 2013 and a 7.4 percent increase from 2010. The number of Tennessee exporters has grown significantly faster than the total number of American exporters.

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BRAA teaming with United Way's Stuff the Bus
BRAA teaming with United Way's Stuff the Bus

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Athletic Association is joining United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties to collect items for Back to School kits for kids Pre-K through fifth grade.

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MTSU Photography Student Show gives big picture to aspiring professionals
MTSU Photography Student Show gives big picture to aspiring professionals

MTSU's Photography Student Show is on display at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, giving aspiring photographers a chance to display their creativity to a large audience.

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Former M'boro City Councilmember Found Stabbed to Death in Florida; Husband Confessed
Former M'boro City Councilmember Found Stabbed to Death in Florida; Husband Confessed

The Murfreesboro community is shocked at the fatal stabbing of a former Murfreesboro City Councilmember, allegedly at the hands of her husband and former MTSU history professor.

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MTSU delivers spectacular performance of 'West Side Story' to Tucker Theater this week
MTSU delivers spectacular performance of 'West Side Story' to Tucker Theater this week

MTSU Arts recently opened their performance of West Side Story at Tucker Theater on Wednesday, April 20th, with a sold-out auditorium full of excitement, shock, and not a dry eye by the end of the show! The musical will run until Sunday, April 24th.

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Panel Recommends Changing Name of Forrest Hall
Panel Recommends Changing Name of Forrest Hall

A 16-member committee recommended changing the name of Forrest Hall on the MTSU campus. This after much debate and five meetings. While there are certainly passionate feelings on both sides of the issue, one thing is for certain. It isn't over.

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ROTC Forrest Hall Task Force to Make Recommendation on Name Thursday
ROTC Forrest Hall Task Force to Make Recommendation on Name Thursday

The MTSU Forrest Hall task force will meet Thursday, April 14, at which it will discuss making a recommendation to the university's president regarding a possible name change to the ROTC building on campus.

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Country music star Eric Paslay presented MTSU alumni award at Opry
Country music star Eric Paslay presented MTSU alumni award at Opry

MTSU recording industry alumnus and country music hit-maker Eric Paslay took a pause from his Tuesday night (March 15) performance at the Grand Ole Opry to belatedly accept one of the top recognitions given by his alma mater.

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Conjunto music greats bring free March 23 concert to MTSU's James Union Building
Conjunto music greats bring free March 23 concert to MTSU's James Union Building
MTSU's James Union Building will ring with the rhythms of Tejano (TAY-ha-no) music Wednesday, March 23 when conjunto (khan-hoon-TOE) masters Lorenzo Martinez and Ramon "Rabbit" Sanchez bring their talents to a free public concert.
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MTSU Athletics Being Crushed by Media Requests
MTSU Athletics Being Crushed by Media Requests

MTSU is becoming a household name, especially in the sports world. The university's athletic department has been fielding many phone calls and emails for interviews after both the men's and women's basketball teams swept the Conference USA tournaments and punched their tickets to the NCAA Tournament.

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Forrest Hall Task Force Sets Final Meeting
Forrest Hall Task Force Sets Final Meeting

The MTSU Forrest Hall task force has set a final public meeting at which it will review written and oral feedback from community organizations regarding a possible name change to the university's ROTC building.

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NCAA Ticket Request for MTSU Men's Game Being Taken
NCAA Ticket Request for MTSU Men's Game Being Taken

The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office is taking requests for session tickets in St. Louis for the Blue Raiders' first round NCAA Tournament game against Michigan State.

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MTSU Unveils New Miller Education Center on Bell Street
MTSU Unveils New Miller Education Center on Bell Street

MTSU held the public unveiling of the Andrew Woodfin Miller Sr. Education Center on Bell Street, a renovated campus addition that provides needed office and instructional space for some of the university's key programs.

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Lady Raiders Headed Back to NCAA Tournament
Lady Raiders Headed Back to NCAA Tournament

Middle Tennessee's women's basketball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament following another dominant performance in the C-USA Championship.

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MT Men's Basketball to Face Michigan St. in NCAA Tournament
MT Men's Basketball to Face Michigan St. in NCAA Tournament

The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team knows their NCAA Tournament destination.

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Blue Raider Men Punch Their Ticket to the Dance
Blue Raider Men Punch Their Ticket to the Dance

The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is headed to the big dance after a 55-53 win against Old Dominion to capture the 2016 Conference USA Championship.

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MTSU Raises Record Amount of $$$
MTSU Raises Record Amount of $$$

Middle Tennessee State University officials say the school surpassed $100 million during a recent fundraising effort.

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MTSU names Alan Thomas interim VP of business, finance
MTSU names Alan Thomas interim VP of business, finance

Veteran MTSU executive Alan R. Thomas has been named the university's interim vice president for business and finance, President Sidney A. McPhee announced recently.

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Fifteen named to MTSU panel to study the naming of Forrest Hall
Fifteen named to MTSU panel to study the naming of Forrest Hall

Fifteen people, including state Sen. Bill Ketron and State Historian Carroll Van West, will serve as members of the task force that will consider whether to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall.

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TSSAA State Cheerleading & Dance Championships This Weekend
TSSAA State Cheerleading & Dance Championships This Weekend

The 2015 TSSAA State Cheerleading and Dance Championships will be held Nov. 14 at Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee State University campus in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU launches statewide consumer survey; first poll shows mixed economic outlook
MTSU launches statewide consumer survey; first poll shows mixed economic outlook

Tennessee consumers are a bit sour on the current economy, but are slightly more upbeat about the future and their willingness to open their wallets, according to the first of an expanded economic survey by Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU Moving Forward to Acquire Black Cat Cave
MTSU Moving Forward to Acquire Black Cat Cave

"It's rewriting history," says Vice Mayor Doug Young. The City Council met with Angela Jackson, assistant director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, to discuss endorsing the transfer of Black Cat Cave off Memorial Blvd. to Middle Tennessee State University.

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Nonprofit co-founded by Charlie Daniels donates $50K to new MTSU veterans center
Nonprofit co-founded by Charlie Daniels donates $50K to new MTSU veterans center

The Journey Home Project, co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels, has committed $50,000 to help equip the new Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University set to open Nov. 5.

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MTSU, Murfreesboro receive joint award for economic development successes
MTSU, Murfreesboro receive joint award for economic development successes

Middle Tennessee State University and the City of Murfreesboro recently received a Local Government Award for their economic development efforts from the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

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Blue Raider Football Report: Jackson State at Middle Tennessee
Blue Raider Football Report: Jackson State at Middle Tennessee

The season opener for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders is Saturday, as they host Jackson State. The "Voice of the Blue Raiders" Chip Walters previews the game.

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Blue Raider Football Report: Jackson State at Middle Tennessee
Blue Raider Football Report: Jackson State at Middle Tennessee

The season opener for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders is Saturday, as they host Jackson State. The "Voice of the Blue Raiders" Chip Walters previews the game.

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MTSU posts slight gain in undergraduate enrollment, early numbers show
MTSU posts slight gain in undergraduate enrollment, early numbers show

Preliminary numbers show Middle Tennessee State University's enrollment is holding about steady for the 2015-16 academic year with gains reported in undergraduate students, new transfers and dual enrollment programs with area high schools.

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MTSU honors student-veterans Aug. 5  at second Graduating Senior Stole Ceremony
MTSU honors student-veterans Aug. 5 at second Graduating Senior Stole Ceremony

Nearly 35 MTSU student-veterans awaiting commencement later this week will be recognized at the second Graduating Senior Stole Ceremony.

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Blue Raiders Staying on NewsRadio WGNS
Blue Raiders Staying on NewsRadio WGNS

Blue Raider Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, is happy to announce that a three-year extension has been added to the broadcast agreement with NewsRadio WGNS Radio.

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MTSU News: Summer opportunities abound for prospective students
MTSU News: Summer opportunities abound for prospective students

Prospective MTSU students and their families wanting to visit campus this summer have ample opportunities.

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MT Athletes APR Among the Best in the Nation
MT Athletes APR Among the Best in the Nation

For the sixth consecutive year, all 17 of Middle Tennessee's athletic teams earned a multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of over 930 as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its annual report on Wednesday.

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MTSU Receives $1-Million Grant from China Partner
MTSU Receives $1-Million Grant from China Partner

Middle Tennessee State University announced Tuesday morning it has received a $1 million grant to open a Chinese Music and Cultural Center as part of its Confucius Institute.

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Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department and MTSU to highlight stormwater program Sept. 23rd
Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department and MTSU to highlight stormwater program Sept. 23rd

Middle Tennessee State University and the City of Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department will hold a public meeting Sept. 23 to highlight the annual report and outcomes of the campus stormwater program.

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Six to be inducted into the TN Journalism Hall of Fame
Six to be inducted into the TN Journalism Hall of Fame

Six outstanding journalists comprise the second class to be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame located at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU ranked among nation’s ‘Best for Vets’ colleges
MTSU ranked among nation’s ‘Best for Vets’ colleges
Middle Tennessee State University continues to be recognized for its outstanding support of veterans, named Monday in the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014” rankings.
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Men’s Christian Conference...A USA First...10,000 Expected
What began in South Africa and is now moving across other continents with hundreds of thousands of men gathering as mighty men of God is coming here. The Mighty Men Conference is underway at Middle Tennessee State University. 
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MTSU leads TBR schools in graduation rate, cost efficiency and adult degree completion
MTSU leads TBR schools in graduation rate, cost efficiency and adult degree completion
The 3,911 bachelor’s degrees awarded by MTSU in 2011-12 were the most granted by any TBR institution...
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