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MTSU to Hawaii Christmas Eve--Hear on WGNS
MTSU to Hawaii Christmas Eve--Hear on WGNS

The HAWAII BOWL will place the Blue Raiders against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors with the kick off at 7:00PM Christmas eve (Murfreesboro Time) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, and yes--you'll hear it on WGNS.

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UPDATE: MTSU enhances security with active shooter guides, adding 400 cameras
UPDATE: MTSU enhances security with active shooter guides, adding 400 cameras

Middle Tennessee State University announced Thursday (Dec. 1) the creation and distribution of an active shooter guide as well as increased video surveillance and plans to reintroduce emergency call stations to the campus.

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MTSU's recording industry program earns 3rd consecutive spot on 'Hollywood Reporter' list
MTSU's recording industry program earns 3rd consecutive spot on 'Hollywood Reporter' list

For the third straight year, MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of an international list of acclaimed music schools praised by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee and London's Royal College of Music.

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MTSU turns to Butler for research, College of Graduate Studies leadership
MTSU turns to Butler for research, College of Graduate Studies leadership

Middle Tennessee State University's future academic growth and challenges in its College of Graduate Studies and research efforts will rest in the hands of David Butler.

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Dec. 1 deadline looms for prospective MTSU students applying for guaranteed scholarships
Dec. 1 deadline looms for prospective MTSU students applying for guaranteed scholarships

Guaranteed scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000 a year for four years.

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MTSU-based wheelchair rugby program rolling toward bright future
MTSU-based wheelchair rugby program rolling toward bright future

Wheelchair rugby is considered one of the most physically demanding quadriplegic sports. Games are played inside on hardwood courts and physical contact between wheelchairs is an essential part of the game.

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Friday is VETERANS DAY:  11AM on Town Square
Friday is VETERANS DAY: 11AM on Town Square

Friday is Veterans Day and on the 11th hour of the 11th month, and 11th day--the Murfreesboro public square will pause and honor those who are and have served our great country, as well as those who made the supreme sacrifice.

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MTSU Executive Education program offers Dec. 14 workplace violence training
MTSU Executive Education program offers Dec. 14 workplace violence training

Middle Tennessee State University's Executive Education Program is offering a half-day workplace violence training seminar to the public.

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Remembering transgender individuals killed in hate crimes at MTSU next Saturday
Remembering transgender individuals killed in hate crimes at MTSU next Saturday

A day of remembering transgender individuals who have been killed out of hate will take place on the MTSU campus next Saturday (11/19/16).

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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Wednesday.

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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's
MTSU's "Fall Preview Day"

MTSU's Fall Preview Day Saturday, Nov. 5, has a new wrinkle for the nearly 600 students and their family members planning to attend.

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Man accused of robbing MTSU student on campus denied new trial
Man accused of robbing MTSU student on campus denied new trial

Spicer was convicted of aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm on the MTSU campus in 2014.

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Give blood Nov. 8 at MTSU to thank veterans, save community lives
Give blood Nov. 8 at MTSU to thank veterans, save community lives

The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at MTSU is sponsoring a special blood drive Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building...

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UCLA visiting scholar discusses 'Understanding Putin¹ and America¹s policy at MTSU Nov. 7
UCLA visiting scholar discusses 'Understanding Putin¹ and America¹s policy at MTSU Nov. 7

A U.S. scholar will explain how America must understand economic policy and political motivations to understand Russian President Vladimir Putin in a free public lecture set Monday, Nov. 7, at MTSU.

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Songwriting trios help local veterans heal at MTSU 'Operation Song' session
Songwriting trios help local veterans heal at MTSU 'Operation Song' session

The day could've been another workday for seven Nashville songwriters and another co-writing assignment in an MTSU experiential learning course for seven advanced commercial songwriting students.

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Nashville students learn about MTSU's 150 programs
Nashville students learn about MTSU's 150 programs

High school and community college students and their families from Nashville and Middle Tennessee attended the annual Middle Tennessee State University True Blue Tour Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

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Hundreds of MTSU students, alumni explore opportunities at Fall Career Fair
Hundreds of MTSU students, alumni explore opportunities at Fall Career Fair

Resume in hand as well as a few nerves, MTSU senior Brandon Miller of Clarksville, Tennessee, joined hundreds of his classmates and hundreds more alumni making the rounds of the Murphy Center track Thursday to talk with the dozens of employers on hand for the annual Fall Career Fair.

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Speakers tout passion, purpose at MTSU 'Work That Matters' event
Speakers tout passion, purpose at MTSU 'Work That Matters' event

"It opened my eyes up to how much a person can do," he said. "It's all about time management and she did a great job of explaining that you do have time."

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MTSU True Blue Tour visits Nashville Nov. 1
MTSU True Blue Tour visits Nashville Nov. 1

Middle Tennessee State University's annual True Blue Tour to recruit prospective high school and community college students from Davidson and surrounding counties visits Nashville Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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MTSU-Blackman High partnership highlighted at LEAD conference in Nashville
MTSU-Blackman High partnership highlighted at LEAD conference in Nashville

The partnership between Blackman High School in Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee State University in the creation of the Blackman Collegiate Academy was highlighted Monday (Oct. 24) at the 2016 LEAD Conference sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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FREE SPEECH Panel 4:30PM Tomorrow At MTSU's JUB
FREE SPEECH Panel 4:30PM Tomorrow At MTSU's JUB

Four speakers will examine the precarious intersection of free speech, hate speech and academic freedom at with a special public panel discussion. The event is 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, October 25th, in MTSU's Tennessee Room at the James Union Building.

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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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300-plus girls discover career options during 20th annual math-science event at MTSU
300-plus girls discover career options during 20th annual math-science event at MTSU

Keynote speaker Dr. Rhea Seddon did not realize it at the time, but her words were directly aimed at Zeina Ahmad and probably dozens more girls attending the 20th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference at MTSU.

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Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus
Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus

The trailer was taken from an MTSU parking lot this past September and police only know that the culprit drove away in a Dodge Truck.

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Exporting from Tennessee - A Report from MTSU
Exporting from Tennessee - A Report from MTSU

Using the recently released U.S. Commerce Department 2014 exporter database, which includes the location of every American firm that exported during that year, report author Steven Livingston was able to determine that just under 3,000 Tennessee manufacturers exported in 2014.

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Mock Presidential Debate on Thursday at MTSU
Mock Presidential Debate on Thursday at MTSU

A mock presidential debate will take place on Thursday evening in the MTSU State Farm room of the Business and Aerospace building.

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Young VSA Artists At MTSU To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree
Young VSA Artists At MTSU To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree

Young artists from across the state will be at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday (10/17/2016) to create Tennessee's ornaments for the national Christmas tree in Washington, DC.

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Two Authors At MTSU Monday Afternoon
Two Authors At MTSU Monday Afternoon

A pair of authors will be at MTSU's Student Union Building at 1:00 o'clock and 3:00PM Monday (10/17/2016) afternoon for the Annual Southern Festival of Books. The public is encouraged to hear South Carolina's Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth and Pulitzer Prize fiction winner Robert Olen Butler.

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"Fall Break" Oct. 8-11 at MTSU

MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 8, through Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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MILESTONE: 10th Annual Middle Half
MILESTONE: 10th Annual Middle Half

A faulty pistol got the 10th Annual Middle Half off a few minutes late, but the temp in the 60s made up for any lost time.

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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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Mass Hysteria of Clowns in Rutherford County
Mass Hysteria of Clowns in Rutherford County

Mass hysteria about lurking clowns is making a mark on Rutherford County. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more...

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MTSU Aerospace Students Learn On Groundbreaking Software
MTSU Aerospace Students Learn On Groundbreaking Software

Middle Tennessee State University aerospace students are finally getting the chance to receive hands-on training -- and a leg up in the job market -- using a state-of-the-art aviation program donated earlier this year.

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New app, website will help donors save lives faster at MTSU's Oct. 3-5 'Bleed Blue' blood drive
New app, website will help donors save lives faster at MTSU's Oct. 3-5 'Bleed Blue' blood drive

MTSU's ready to "Bleed Blue, Beat WKU" again Oct. 3-5 to help save lives in the community, and this time the American Red Cross's new technology is making it even easier for the four-time blood-drive competition champs to donate.

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B-52s frontman Fred Schneider talks music, business at MTSU Sept. 29
B-52s frontman Fred Schneider talks music, business at MTSU Sept. 29

MTSU will hear plenty of good stuff from B-52s frontman Fred Schneider when he visits campus Thursday, Sept. 29, for a special lecture sponsored by the university's Department of Recording Industry and the Center for Popular Music.

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Almost 7, 500 More College Credits Awarded to Tennessee High School Students
Almost 7, 500 More College Credits Awarded to Tennessee High School Students

Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today (Tuesday, 9/27/16) that nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee public school students in 2016 when compared to 2014.

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Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice at MTSU's Campus
Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice at MTSU's Campus

A discussion of abortion through a Genocide Awareness Project has led to students demonstrating against it at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Thriller at the Floyd: MT Beats La Tech
Thriller at the Floyd: MT Beats La Tech

Middle Tennessee football fans are still talking about the remarkable win over Louisiana Tech. Hear the two big calls at the end of the game from Chip Walters.

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High School Students Tour MTSU Today
High School Students Tour MTSU Today

Middle Tennessee State University welcomes prospective high school students and their families to visit the campus Saturday (9/24/2016), In addition to today, November 5th and March 17, 2017, are additional Saturdays for a tour.

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MTSU Scholars Academy
MTSU Scholars Academy

The 2016-2017 MTSU academic year rolls along, more than 300 freshmen are much more prepared to succeed at university life after participating in the expanding MTSU Scholars Academy over the summer.

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MTSU Scholars Academy booming in numbers, retention
MTSU Scholars Academy booming in numbers, retention

As the 2016-17 MTSU academic year rolls along, more than 300 freshmen are much more prepared to succeed at university life after participating in the expanding MTSU Scholars Academy over the summer.

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The Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway Helps Local Veteran
The Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway Helps Local Veteran

The keys to several vehicles have been turned over to deserving individuals in 14 cities across the United States.

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Tennessee consumers Prefer Trump for the Economy - MTSU Survey
Tennessee consumers Prefer Trump for the Economy - MTSU Survey

Tennessee consumers are feeling much less positive about the economy headed into fall and prefer GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to address economic issues, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.

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Police Shooting Database to be discussed by Washington Post Editor on the MTSU Campus
Police Shooting Database to be discussed by Washington Post Editor on the MTSU Campus

A deputy investigative editor at The Washington Post will discuss the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning -- and unprecedented -- database of nearly 1,000 fatal police shootings Tuesday, Sept. 20, in a special free public event at MTSU.

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Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Wednesday
Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Wednesday

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11:15 a.m.

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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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Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt
Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt

The Middle Tennessee football team will be out for a little revenge after last year's tough 17-13 fourth quarter loss to Vanderbilt.

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MTSU plans 9/11 Observance with special ceremony Sunday
MTSU plans 9/11 Observance with special ceremony Sunday

The public is invited to join the MTSU community for the university's second 9/11 Observance at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Veterans Memorial site outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.

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Big Changes for MTSU Tailgating this Saturday and This Season
Big Changes for MTSU Tailgating this Saturday and This Season

With a new season set to get underway Saturday against Alabama A&M, patrons and fans to Middle Tennessee football games can expect some noticeable changes to game day operations, including bag checks at the gate and relocation of some tailgating areas.

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Paula Mansfield joins MTSU to enhance university-industry connection
Paula Mansfield joins MTSU to enhance university-industry connection

On the job now for three months, Mansfield said she was attracted to the position "by the potential to create a roadmap where industry and the university could intersect for mutual gain" by tapping into the unique resources that both offer.

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Rep. Terry Speaks to Young Republicans
Rep. Terry Speaks to Young Republicans

Rep. Bryan Terry, MD, who prides himself on citizen outreach, is slated to speak to Rutherford County's younger generation at two separate events in the coming weeks.

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MTSU, 60 colleges recruit students Sept. 7 during Rutherford County College Night
MTSU, 60 colleges recruit students Sept. 7 during Rutherford County College Night

Area high school students, their parents and families are invited to attend the upcoming Rutherford County College Night -- one of the first college recruiting fairs in the Middle Tennessee region this fall.

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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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MTSU unveils plaque, logo recognizing Daniels-led vet center gifts
MTSU unveils plaque, logo recognizing Daniels-led vet center gifts

With the unveiling of a plaque and a new logo for MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center named for them, MTSU formally recognized the couple and The Journey Home Project he co-founded to assist veterans during a Tuesday (Aug. 23)

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Hundreds of New Students Focus on Media at MTSU
Hundreds of New Students Focus on Media at MTSU

The students have returned to MTSU this week and hundreds of new students are preparing for careers in mass communication. With more, here's MTSU Professor Larry Burris...

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3,000 Attended MTSU Convocation On Sunday
3,000 Attended MTSU Convocation On Sunday

MTSU's 15th University Convocation speaker made references to the bestselling book he co-authored and was read by more than 3,000 new freshmen and transfer students this year.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU
Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU

Charlie and Hazel Daniels will be honored by Middle Tennessee State University at 10:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning (8/23/2016) in a special unveiling ceremony on the second floor atrium of the Andrew Woodfin Miller, Sr. Education Building at 503 East Bell Street.

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Students Move Onto MTSU Campus THIS Weekend
Students Move Onto MTSU Campus THIS Weekend

This is the weekend students return to the Blue Raider campus. One freshman noted that the mix of showers only add to an exciting day they will always remember and cherrish.

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 Summer Reading Program co-author headlines Aug. 21 MTSU Convocation
Summer Reading Program co-author headlines Aug. 21 MTSU Convocation

More than 3,000 new MTSU students who have participated in the 2016 Summer Reading Program will finally get to meet one of the book authors.

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MTSU solar boat soars to second in world once again
MTSU solar boat soars to second in world once again

For the second straight year, MTSU finished No. 2 and earned a number of awards in the 23rd Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating at Eastwood Park in Dayton, Ohio, earlier this summer.

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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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Murfreesboro Astronauts Help CAP Celebrate 75th
Murfreesboro Astronauts Help CAP Celebrate 75th

Dr. Rhea Seddon and Robert "Hoot" Gibson shared their out-of-this-world experiences as astronauts with 1,000 people attending the 75th anniversary celebration of the Civil Air Patrol Friday (8/12/2016) at Nashville's Opryland Hotel.

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Board of Regents approves Thomas as VP for business and finance at MTSU
Board of Regents approves Thomas as VP for business and finance at MTSU

The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved Alan R. Thomas as MTSU's vice president for business and finance, President Sidney A. McPhee announced Tuesday (Aug. 9).

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MTSU named a 'Model of Excellence' by University Business magazine
MTSU named a 'Model of Excellence' by University Business magazine

Middle Tennessee State University is one of nine colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its Summer 2016 Models of Excellence recognition program.

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Go Blue--886 New TRUE BLUE Alumni Created!
Go Blue--886 New TRUE BLUE Alumni Created!

Murphy Center was packed as 886 summer grads became Blue Raider alumni in the commencement program.

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 MTSU student receives $10K diversity scholar award from BlueCross
MTSU student receives $10K diversity scholar award from BlueCross

The diversity scholarship program was launched to help address the growing need for a qualified and more inclusive workforce to deliver health care in Tennessee.

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New China Aviation College Seeks MTSU Partnership
New China Aviation College Seeks MTSU Partnership

Organizers of a China college opening this fall to help the country meet its demand for aerospace professionals approached Middle Tennessee State University on July 20th to form one of its first foreign partnerships.

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MTSU Summer Commencement Aug. 6th
MTSU Summer Commencement Aug. 6th

Almost 875 MTSU students are ready to accept their hard-earned degrees at the university's summer 2016 commencement ceremony, set for Saturday, Aug. 6th.

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MTSU's Beverly Keel Honored
MTSU's Beverly Keel Honored

MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel is named among the eight 2016 honorees for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee's Academy for Women of Achievement.

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Arts turn STEM into STEAM Week at MTSU
Arts turn STEM into STEAM Week at MTSU

More than 30 Murfreesboro and Rutherford Country youngsters in grades K-7 are experienced STEAM Week at MTSU this past week.

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REGISTER NOW for July 28th
REGISTER NOW for July 28th "Tax Seminar" at MTSU

Registration is open for the eighth annual 2016 Tennessee Business Tax Seminar Series to be held 8AM to 5PM on Thursday, July 28, at MTSU.

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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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MTSU's ACE Camp Has Future Builders and Designers
MTSU's ACE Camp Has Future Builders and Designers

One of 17 high school students attending the MTSU ACE Summer Camp, Dylan Akers obtains his love for building and design through DNA.

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Tennessee Historical Commission Awards Grants to Preserve Historic Sites
Tennessee Historical Commission Awards Grants to Preserve Historic Sites

The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources. MTSU is the recipient of 2 of the 31 grants.

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"Southern Living" Magazine Names Murfreesboro One of the Best "College Towns"

Murfreesboro has been named by Southern Living magazine among the "South's Best College Towns."

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The FOCUS Act and MTSU
The FOCUS Act and MTSU

The FOCUS act in Tennessee will allow more control at the local level for universities like MTSU.

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MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game
MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game

The annual Pigskin Pre-Game will once again kick off the MTSU Blue Raiders football season for alumni and friends of the university.

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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 Student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's
MTSU Student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's

MTSU junior Theresa Daniels continues to put her unique "twist" on her business idea to raise awareness about and address the challenges and opportunities for those with Asperger's syndrome.

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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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Providing new link to MTSU-led K-8 Summer Institute
Providing new link to MTSU-led K-8 Summer Institute

For 10 days in June, elementary and middle school teachers from more than five southern Middle Tennessee counties covered a hand-painted brain with sticky notes showing mistakes they had made during each day.

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MTSU Poll:
MTSU Poll: "Summer Season Soars Consumer Outlook"

Tennessee consumers continue to be more upbeat about the economy as summer travel season begins, although job market concerns linger, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU, family welcome McDonald home after monthlong aerial journey
MTSU, family welcome McDonald home after monthlong aerial journey

He has flown a family-owned, four-seat airplane 6,600 miles. He has touched and been touched by the past, present and future of aviation.

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MTSU: Housing Report
MTSU: Housing Report

Tennessee's housing market got off to a strong start in the first quarter of the year, with year-over-year growth in housing permits and home prices, according to the latest statewide housing report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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MTSU welcomes almost 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets to campus
MTSU welcomes almost 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets to campus

Almost 100 cadets from Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol are spending the week on the MTSU campus for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary's week long annual training encampment.

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Our WGNS / Rion Flower Shop Good Neighbor of the Day is Chris Rochelle at the MT One Stop on the MTSU campus
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MTSU boosts efforts toward minority student retention, graduation
MTSU boosts efforts toward minority student retention, graduation

As part of the ongoing Quest for Student Success initiative, MTSU continues to enhance its efforts in the recruitment, retention and graduation of minority students through a variety of innovative and retooled programs.

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MTSU's 15th Guitar Festival Starts Thursday
MTSU's 15th Guitar Festival Starts Thursday

Master guitarists of all ages will converge on MTSU once again this coming Thursday through Saturday, June 2nd through 4th. They are ready to perform in concert and teach in master classes at the 15th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival.

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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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Black Tie Affair June 11th at MTSU
Black Tie Affair June 11th at MTSU

The BLACK TIE AFFAIR, a dinner and dance, in the James Union Building at MTSU is scheduled for 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, June 11th. The event is sponsored by the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County, Inc., and the guest speaker is Dr. Learotha Williams, Jr.

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15 Year old MTSU Student invited to Special Event in Maryland
15 Year old MTSU Student invited to Special Event in Maryland

MTSU's youngest student has been invited to help make a welcoming speech at this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.

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Art By The Late David LaDeaux In MTSU's Todd Gallery
Art By The Late David LaDeaux In MTSU's Todd Gallery

An art show featuring the works of the late David LaDeaux is on exhibit in the Todd Art Gallery weekday from 8:00 each morning until 4:30 in the afternoons through June 3rd.

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Scholarship recipients kick off MTSU CUSTOMS orientations
Scholarship recipients kick off MTSU CUSTOMS orientations

MTSU welcomed to campus more than 300 freshman scholarship recipients and family members from across the state, South and other parts of the country Wednesday (May 18) for the first of a two-day CUSTOMS orientation session.

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Cost for College Could Increase in Tennessee
Cost for College Could Increase in Tennessee

The chairman of the Senate labor committee said that the final "Overtime Rule" released Wednesday "will hurt Tennessee families paying for college, increasing annual tuition at one Tennessee independent college by an estimated $850 per student..."

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MTSU Professor chimes in on Bias in the Media
MTSU Professor chimes in on Bias in the Media

Bias in the media and even FaceBook? With more, here is Dr. Larry Burris, an MTSU Professor of Journalism...

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Rape defense course for Murfreesboro area residents
Rape defense course for Murfreesboro area residents

This summer 2016 course is set each Monday beginning June 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is open to all female MTSU students, faculty and staff, along with the general public.

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MTSU, University of Memphis shine spotlight on 1866 Memphis massacre
MTSU, University of Memphis shine spotlight on 1866 Memphis massacre

MTSU and the University of Memphis will co-sponsor the first-ever public recognition of the historic impact of the 1866 rampage against African-Americans in Memphis.

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 MTSU, China university strengthen academic, cultural exchanges
MTSU, China university strengthen academic, cultural exchanges

Middle Tennessee State University and Hangzhou Normal University, already partners in the operation of a Confucius Institute on the Murfreesboro campus, took steps Tuesday (May 10) to strengthen the relationship.

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14 MTSU cadets commissioned into U.S. Army
14 MTSU cadets commissioned into U.S. Army

MTSU's military science program commissioned 14 graduating seniors as second lieutenants into the U.S. Army during the Blue Raider Detachment Spring Commissioning Ceremony May 6 at the Military Memorial site outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.

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MTSU Graduation This Friday and Saturday
MTSU Graduation This Friday and Saturday

MTSU will award an estimated 2,383 degrees during its three spring 2016 commencement ceremonies this Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, inside Murphy Center.

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MTSU aerospace dedicates new Flight Simulator Building
MTSU aerospace dedicates new Flight Simulator Building

MTSU students are the beneficiaries of a new $700,000 Department of Aerospace Flight Simulator Building dedicated Thursday (May 5) at Murfreesboro Airport.

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Department of Art's David LeDoux Commemorative Exhibition and Reception at MTSU
Department of Art's David LeDoux Commemorative Exhibition and Reception at MTSU

The MTSU Department of Art's Todd Art Gallery has announced a commemorative exhibition of work by the late David G. LeDoux, retired Professor Emeritus and professor of painting from 1956 through 1994.

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City Council Calls for Action on Murfreesboro Apartment Crime
City Council Calls for Action on Murfreesboro Apartment Crime

At the end of the city council meeting Thursday night, Mayor Shane McFarland announced a call for action against apartment crimes in Murfreesboro.

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Campus School celebrating '50s with May 10 'Reunion Picnic on the Lawn'
Campus School celebrating '50s with May 10 'Reunion Picnic on the Lawn'

Homer Pittard Campus School is inviting former students, staff members and friends to an upcoming throwback picnic celebration on its grounds.

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WSI Fusion added to the MTSU Aerospace Program
WSI Fusion added to the MTSU Aerospace Program

This fall, Middle Tennessee State University's aerospace students will have the distinct opportunity to utilize an industry leading aviation operations management solution, WSI Fusion, in their simulation lab.

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MTSU Professor looks at Free Speech in America during a political season
MTSU Professor looks at Free Speech in America during a political season

Professor Larry Burriss at MTSU stated, "This past week we've seen a disturbing trend in American politics: a candidate for office has had to cancel rallies because of threats of violence."

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128.4 pounds collected during MTSU drug take-back event
128.4 pounds collected during MTSU drug take-back event

By event's end, a record 128.4 pounds was generated in what has become a twice-a-year event coinciding with national drug take-back day.

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Advice on 'Preserving African-American Historic Places'
Advice on 'Preserving African-American Historic Places'

"Preserving African-American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources" is an omnibus online site with information on collections care, museum management, heritage tourism and fundraising.

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MTSU Honors class drives science at Bellwood Discovery School
MTSU Honors class drives science at Bellwood Discovery School

Using superheroes as an educational tool, an MTSU honors science class brought STEM Extravaganza to Bellwood Discovery School for the second year.

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MTSU engineering technology holds April 28 open house, awards ceremony
MTSU engineering technology holds April 28 open house, awards ceremony

Mechatronics engineering senior projects will be one of the highlights of the annual MTSU Department of Engineering Technology Open House and scholarship awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

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MTSU offers drug take-back event Tuesday
MTSU offers drug take-back event Tuesday

The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in MTSU's next Drug Take-Back Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 26), near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.

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MTSU rugby team playing in Elite Eight this weekend in Ohio
MTSU rugby team playing in Elite Eight this weekend in Ohio

The MTSU Rugby Club will play Notre Dame College (Ohio) on Saturday, April 23, in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a victory securing the team a first-ever spot in the Final Four and a chance to compete for the Men's Division 1-AA national title in California.

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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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MTSU students turn out in a big way for 'BIG Event' at Old Fort Park
MTSU students turn out in a big way for 'BIG Event' at Old Fort Park

MTSU students made sure a heavily used local green space was covered in blue over the weekend as dozens volunteered to do their part for this year's BIG Event at Old Fort Park.

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MTSU Forrest Hall task force to hold final meeting Tuesday
MTSU Forrest Hall task force to hold final meeting Tuesday

The MTSU Forrest Hall task force will hold its final meeting Tuesday, April 19, at which it will decide its recommendation to the university's president regarding a possible name change to the ROTC building on campus.

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MTSU Forrest Hall Task Force Debate Suggestions for President McPhee
MTSU Forrest Hall Task Force Debate Suggestions for President McPhee

MTSU's Forrest Hall task force met Thursday night in the Sam Ingram building on campus to debate whether to recommend a name change for the ROTC building or take no action at all.

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College Students at MTSU and OTher Universities May Soon Learn How to Make Whiskey and More
College Students at MTSU and OTher Universities May Soon Learn How to Make Whiskey and More

While a class in fermentation may allow students to make wine and other alcoholic beverages, they would not be able to actually drink what they make.

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Graduating MTSU student veterans recognized during Stole Ceremony
Graduating MTSU student veterans recognized during Stole Ceremony

Nearly 50 student veterans were joined by family and friends and university administrators and staff for the budding tradition of recognizing them before graduation during the fourth Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony Wednesday (April 13) in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building.

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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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MTSU lunar rover team banks on new airless tire design at NASA event
MTSU lunar rover team banks on new airless tire design at NASA event

MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program lunar rover team members hope a new airless tire design and parts assembly will lead to a 'wheel of fortune' at this year's NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

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MTSU Habitat Blitz Build home for Jones family dedicated
MTSU Habitat Blitz Build home for Jones family dedicated

Sharnail Jones and her family are so happy they are in their new home and so thankful for the MTSU and community support that made it all possible.

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MTSU places seventh at NASA lunar rover event
MTSU places seventh at NASA lunar rover event

The MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program's lunar rover team members used a new airless tire design and parts assembly to land a top-10 finish at this year's NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

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Stones River Chamber Players 7:30PM Monday Night at MTSU
Stones River Chamber Players 7:30PM Monday Night at MTSU

At 7:30 this Monday evening, you should be at MTSU's Wright Music Building for "Spring Stretto", a free public concert that features the Stones River Chamber Players.

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Veteran-turned-writer separates fact from fiction in April 14 address
Veteran-turned-writer separates fact from fiction in April 14 address

A retired U.S. Marine who turned his military career into critically acclaimed literature will share his experiences at MTSU.

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Woman who was born a man will speak to LGBT Students at MTSU about her journey
Woman who was born a man will speak to LGBT Students at MTSU about her journey

An executive with a national health care firm whose personal journey includes gender reassignment will deliver the keynote address at MTSU's 2016 LGBT+ College Conference, which is slated for April 7-9. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

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Posters, performances conclude MTSU Scholars Week
Posters, performances conclude MTSU Scholars Week

Several hundred MTSU students and faculty wrapped up the annual Scholars Week Friday (April 1) with performances and 200 poster presentations in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Finger Licking Good! 13th Annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling
Finger Licking Good! 13th Annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling

MTSU's Kappa Delta sorority held it's 13th annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling on the Murphy Center lawn Saturday.

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MTSU Student Food Pantry needs 'food for finals' as stockpiles run low
MTSU Student Food Pantry needs 'food for finals' as stockpiles run low

As the end of the spring 2016 semester draws near, some MTSU students will need help with nourishment to sustain them through their studies and their upcoming final exams in late April and early May.

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New Artwork at the MTSU Todd Art Gallery
New Artwork at the MTSU Todd Art Gallery

The graphic design BFA entitled, Venture: A Design Expedition will be on display April 26-May 5, 2016. It features students that have concluded their design studies through a "Senior Project" class.

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Men to Wear High Heels to Raise Awareness of Rape and Sexual Assault in Murfreesboro
Men to Wear High Heels to Raise Awareness of Rape and Sexual Assault in Murfreesboro

The event marks MTSU's participation in the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence, an enterprise of the nonprofit organization Venture Humanity Inc...

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Tennessee Consumer's MORE Upbeat!
Tennessee Consumer's MORE Upbeat!

Tennessee consumers are more upbeat about the economy even as concerns linger about their future finances and current job prospects, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU's "Collegiate Academy" at Blackman Huge Success

Blackman High School's library and rotunda buzzed with activity as 24 of the school's high achieving seniors showcased their research projects to the public as part of the inaugural class of the Blackman Collegiate Academy.

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MTSU, Walters State form concrete partnership
MTSU, Walters State form concrete partnership

MTSU and Walters State Community College are partnering to help fill a rising demand for Concrete Management professionals among large-scale construction projects nationwide.

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Judy Smith, woman behind 'Scandal' character, speaks at MTSU March 28
Judy Smith, woman behind 'Scandal' character, speaks at MTSU March 28

Crisis management expert Judy Smith will deliver the keynote address for the university's celebration of National Women's History Month at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

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MT Men's Magical Run Comes to an End in NCAA Tournament
MT Men's Magical Run Comes to an End in NCAA Tournament

The clock struck midnight for the Cinderella Blue Raiders as Middle Tennessee fell to Syracuse 75-50 in the round of 32.

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MTSU Professor Chimes in on the Fight Between Apple and the FBI
MTSU Professor Chimes in on the Fight Between Apple and the FBI

As you have heard, Apple is being asked to break the lock code to get into the iPhone of a deceased terrorist.

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MTSU: Celebration of Champions set for Wednesday
MTSU: Celebration of Champions set for Wednesday

The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department will be hosting "Celebration of Champions" Wednesday night to honor the men's and women's basketball programs.

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Middle Tennessee Men SHOCK the Country: Beat Michigan State 90-81
Middle Tennessee Men SHOCK the Country: Beat Michigan State 90-81

The biggest shock wave of the NCAA men's basketball tournament was delivered by No. 15 Middle Tennessee, who shocked No. 2 Michigan State 90-81.

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Bell, chimes ring on Bell Street for Chinese music center opening at MTSU
Bell, chimes ring on Bell Street for Chinese music center opening at MTSU

The grand opening of the Center for Chinese Music and Culture was attended by a standing-room-only crowd of international dignitaries and university supporters on the first floor of the new Andrew Woodfin Miller Sr. Education Center at 503 Bell St.

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Registration remains open for MTSU Spring Preview Day
Registration remains open for MTSU Spring Preview Day

Registration remains open for the MTSU Spring Preview Day scheduled Saturday, March 19, as the university awaits a campus visit from hundreds of prospective students and their families.

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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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Visiting MTSU lecturer to focus on Arab-Israeli relations March 22
Visiting MTSU lecturer to focus on Arab-Israeli relations March 22

A Palestinian citizen of Israel who writes in Hebrew and recently migrated to the United States will share his unique perspective on Arab-Israeli relations with an audience at MTSU

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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 study: Foreign investment created almost 7,000 jobs in Tenn. in 2015
MTSU study: Foreign investment created almost 7,000 jobs in Tenn. in 2015

Nearly 7,000 new jobs were created across Tennessee by 20 foreign firms in 2015, while fourth quarter Tennessee export losses were significantly smaller than the overall national decline in exports.

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During 2015 In TN Foreign Firms Created 7,000 New Jobs
During 2015 In TN Foreign Firms Created 7,000 New Jobs

Nearly 7,000 new jobs were created across Tennessee by 20 foreign firms in 2015.

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Raiders Lose Simpson Ahead of C-USA Tournament
Raiders Lose Simpson Ahead of C-USA Tournament

On the eve of Conference USA Tournament play the Blue Raiders have been hit by the injury bug once again as sophomore guard Ed Simpson has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a fractured ankle.

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Former MTSU Sports Information Officer Jim Freeman Died Sunday
Former MTSU Sports Information Officer Jim Freeman Died Sunday

Murfreesboro and the Blue Raider family lost a great man Sunday morning (3/6/2016). Murfreesboro native Jim Freeman, age 73, passed away at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Congratulations CMS High School Regional Science Olympiad Award
Congratulations CMS High School Regional Science Olympiad Award

After matching scientific wits with hundreds of fellow students from the region, students from Central Magnet School of Murfreesboro and Brentwood captured the respective high school and middle school divisions at the 21st Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU.

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Howard's Hope Has 10 More Grads To Eliminate Juvenile Drowning
Howard's Hope Has 10 More Grads To Eliminate Juvenile Drowning

Today Howard's Hope, in collaboration with the Middle Tennessee State University aquatics department, welcomed ten more graduates of its Flying Fish program.

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Speed networking helps MTSU students gain 'concrete' leads for internship opportunities
Speed networking helps MTSU students gain 'concrete' leads for internship opportunities

To get a jump-start for summer employment, 26 MTSU Concrete Industry Management students utilized a speed-networking environment to catch recruiters' attention.

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MTSU students' Habitat Blitz Build
MTSU students' Habitat Blitz Build

More than 200 MTSU students are part of two shifts that are going to help provide a new life for a Murfreesboro woman and her famil

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MTSU: Young inventors urged to 'follow your passion' at MTSU's 24th annual Invention Convention
MTSU: Young inventors urged to 'follow your passion' at MTSU's 24th annual Invention Convention

The time-crunched, stressed-out world is waiting for the solutions created by 480-plus "brilliant" Midstate youngsters at MTSU's 24th regional Invention Convention Thursday, Feb. 25, observers and guests unanimously agreed.

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Four MTSU students named Fulbright semifinalists
Four MTSU students named Fulbright semifinalists

The U.S. Fulbright Committee has named four MTSU students or recent graduates as Fulbright semifinalists and has advanced their names for consideration by their host countries, Honors College Dean John Vile said.

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All in the family at Honors open house: McDonald sister joins brothers as MTSU Buchanan Scholars
All in the family at Honors open house: McDonald sister joins brothers as MTSU Buchanan Scholars

When 17 year old Delanie McDonald enrolls at MTSU this fall, she will be part of a rare occurrence for the University Honors College.

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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 and Leadership Music again welcome Nashville recording execs to Grammy Awards
MTSU and Leadership Music again welcome Nashville recording execs to Grammy Awards

MTSU faculty and administrators greeted Music City artists and recording executives attending the Grammys Monday at a Leadership Music event near from Staples Center, the site of the 58th annual awards ceremony.

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Middle Tennessee State University raised more than $105 million in its Centennial Campaign
Middle Tennessee State University raised more than $105 million in its Centennial Campaign

The $105,465,308 raised during the campaign, which concluded on Dec. 31, represents the largest fundraising effort in university history, far surpassing a $30 million campaign mark that was set in 2001.

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MTSU to begin holding separate commencement ceremony for grad students
MTSU to begin holding separate commencement ceremony for grad students

Starting with the May commencement ceremony, Middle Tennessee State University will begin a new tradition of holding a separate ceremony for grad students in the spring and fall.

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MTSU alumni, friends push Garrigus Scholarship toward $100K Centennial plateau
MTSU alumni, friends push Garrigus Scholarship toward $100K Centennial plateau

MTSU alumnus and retired U.S. Army Gen. Les Fuller called it "a huge night" in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

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New Exhibit at MTSU Todd Art Gallery in Murfreesboro
New Exhibit at MTSU Todd Art Gallery in Murfreesboro

All Todd Art Gallery exhibits, receptions, and other related events are open to the public.

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MTSU alumna Merritt named Fraternity & Sorority Life director
MTSU alumna Merritt named Fraternity & Sorority Life director

Fondly recalling her experiences in Kappa Delta sorority a decade ago at MTSU, alumna Leslie Merritt is thrilled to now have the opportunity to play an integral role in shaping a positive experience for present and future fraternity and sorority members as well as the university's community as a whole.

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Tennessee Residents Not Happy With Their Standard of Living
Tennessee Residents Not Happy With Their Standard of Living

Tennessee voters are less satisfied with their standard of living and are more likely to say that it is getting worse than the nation as a whole, according to the latest statewide poll by Middle Tennessee State University.

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QUILTS OF VALOR at MTSU Saturday
QUILTS OF VALOR at MTSU Saturday

There were 30 local quilt-makers in MTSU's McWherter Learning Resources Center on Saturday (2/6/2016). They were making quilts that will be given to veterans.

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Governor's Budget includes funds for Accounting Chair of Excellence at MTSU and the Rutherford County Veteran's Court says Sen. Ketron
Governor's Budget includes funds for Accounting Chair of Excellence at MTSU and the Rutherford County Veteran's Court says Sen. Ketron

The budget proposal presented by Governor Bill Haslam to lawmakers Monday night includes $90,000 to $120,000 to aid Rutherford County's Veterans Court and $1.5 million for the Joey A. Jacobs Chair of Accounting at MTSU said Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

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Start of Middle Tenn. Boulevard upgrade near MTSU to slow traffic, impact parking access
Start of Middle Tenn. Boulevard upgrade near MTSU to slow traffic, impact parking access

Construction begins soon on the long-awaited Middle Tennessee Boulevard improvement project. MTSU officials are encouraging students, faculty, staff and visitors to avoid the area if at all possible.

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Traffic problems for the next few weeks around MTSU as construction starts
Traffic problems for the next few weeks around MTSU as construction starts

The 30-month, $15.7 million project will upgrade the .8-mile section of the thoroughfare between East Main and Greenland Drive.

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Who is Tennessee for when it comes to presidential candidates?
Who is Tennessee for when it comes to presidential candidates?

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, but her statewide disapproval ratings are the highest of any top candidate on either ticket.

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MTSU professor's 'Portraits' features trail-blazing black classical singers in free Feb. 1 screening
MTSU professor's 'Portraits' features trail-blazing black classical singers in free Feb. 1 screening

MTSU School of Music vocal professor Dina Cancryn has a new song in her heart for Black History Month: sharing the stories of some of the first classical singers of color.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author to discuss politics during upcoming MTSU visit
Pulitzer Prize-winning author to discuss politics during upcoming MTSU visit

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian and journalist Jon Meacham will discuss presidential politics and his new book, The New York Times No. 1 best-seller "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in February.

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MTSU Black History Month events take Americans to 'hallowed grounds'
MTSU Black History Month events take Americans to 'hallowed grounds'

"Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories" is the theme of MTSU's 2016 Black History Month observances in February.

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Latest MTSU Tennessee Business Barometer: Anxiety growing in new year
Latest MTSU Tennessee Business Barometer: Anxiety growing in new year

Tennessee business leaders have grown increasingly anxious about the current economy and their ability to find qualified workers, according to the latest online survey by MTSU's Jones College of Business.

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Interfaith luncheon provides tasty basis for learning about religions, cultures
Interfaith luncheon provides tasty basis for learning about religions, cultures

The American Democracy Project and the Center for Historic Preservation joined forces with the Family of Abraham and Wat Amphawan of America for a day of workshops and civil dialogue earlier this month at a Buddhist temple in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU's 'Paint the Community Colleges True Blue' tour nears
MTSU's 'Paint the Community Colleges True Blue' tour nears

MTSU soon will add a personal touch as it courts community college students at campuses across the Tennessee.

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MTSU Professor dives into Edgar Allan Poe
MTSU Professor dives into Edgar Allan Poe

Professor Larry Burriss at MTSU (School of Journalism), talks about poet Edgar Allan Poe...

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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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Jan. 23 'Coaches vs. Cancer' game at MTSU to raise funds to fight disease
Jan. 23 'Coaches vs. Cancer' game at MTSU to raise funds to fight disease

Middle Tennessee State University's Jan. 23 men's basketball game against the visiting Rice Owls will support the American Cancer Society as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

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MTSU Preparing students for a media career in a changing enviroment
MTSU Preparing students for a media career in a changing enviroment

To prepare its students for successful careers in an ever-changing media landscape, MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment will launch this month (January) a "teaching hospital" approach to journalism that focuses on mobile storytelling about issues facing millennials.

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Registration deadline nears for Jan. 30 MTSU Literacy Research Conference
Registration deadline nears for Jan. 30 MTSU Literacy Research Conference

Researchers and others interested in literacy education are again invited to attend the Literacy Research Conference set for Jan. 30 at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set
MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set

The 43rd Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 2 and will commence at 11:30 a.m. inside the Murphy Center.

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Need help in seeking financial assistance to pay for college?
Need help in seeking financial assistance to pay for college?

MTSU and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will help make the daunting task of applying for financial aid a little bit easier during College Goal TN 2016.

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Is the United States Really on the Verge of Collapse? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...
Is the United States Really on the Verge of Collapse? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...

MTSU Professor Larry Burris says that if letters to the editor are any indication, it appears there is some kind of consensus growing that the republic is on the verge of collapse, and civilization as we know it will soon come to an end.

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MTSU, Kroger partner to educate public about need to eat fruits, vegetables
MTSU, Kroger partner to educate public about need to eat fruits, vegetables

The Produce for Better Health Foundation, a Delaware-based nonprofit organization, has given MTSU's Nutrition and Food Science Program a grant of nearly $1,500 to help MTSU students and alumnae enlighten the public about fruits and vegetables.

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"Training Hospital" Approach to Training Journalists at MTSU

To prepare students for careers in an ever-changing media landscape, MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment will launch a January "teaching hospital" approach to journalism.

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MT Football Settling in the Bahamas
MT Football Settling in the Bahamas

The Middle Tennessee football team is setting into their routine in the Bahamas. Chip Walters has more from Nassau on what the team is doing.

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Raiders arrive in the Bahamas
Raiders arrive in the Bahamas

The Blue Raider football program got an early start to the day with a 9 AM flight to Nassau and made it to the hotel around 2 PM Eastern time.

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State lawmaker in Rutherford County earned his college degree this past weekend at MTSU
State lawmaker in Rutherford County earned his college degree this past weekend at MTSU

For one member of the Tennessee General Assembly, going back to college has been an education in more ways than one.

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SU concrete program building lucrative careers for grads
SU concrete program building lucrative careers for grads

Fourteen of 19 grads will have a starting salary averaging nearly $53,500 -- nearly $8,100 more than an MTSU concrete graduate's average starting salary of $45,347. The remaining five grads are mulling offers.

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7,300 Elementary School Students to attend MTSU Basketball Game
7,300 Elementary School Students to attend MTSU Basketball Game

About 7,300 Murfreesboro City Schools' students will visit MTSU Thursday, Dec. 17, for the fourth annual Education Day featuring the 11 a.m. women's college basketball game between the Lady Raiders and nonconference foe Missouri State in Murphy Center.

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MTSU Graduation is This Saturday
MTSU Graduation is This Saturday

MTSU will award an estimated 1,841 degrees during its two fall 2015 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, Dec. 12, inside Murphy Center.

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Determination, faith propel injured MTSU student to Dec. 12 graduation
Determination, faith propel injured MTSU student to Dec. 12 graduation

The aura of an Academy Award-winning actress will be in evidence at Murphy Center during MTSU's fall 2015 commencement Saturday, Dec. 12.

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Nissan, Yates pursue MTSU students for part-time internships
Nissan, Yates pursue MTSU students for part-time internships

Nissan North America in Smyrna, Tennessee, came calling recently along with industry partner Yates Services. They were courting MTSU students, who watched, listened to oral and PowerPoint presentations and later asked many questions.

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MTSU student recognized for plan to restore book rights to 'Tao of Pooh' author
MTSU student recognized for plan to restore book rights to 'Tao of Pooh' author

MTSU senior Michael A. Green is the recipient of MTSU's 2015 Chitwood Award for Excellence for his plan to help best-selling author Benjamin Hoff reclaim ownership of his renowned book "The Tao of Pooh."

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Corker, Scott will address 1,800+ MTSU grads at Dec. 12 commencement ceremonies
Corker, Scott will address 1,800+ MTSU grads at Dec. 12 commencement ceremonies

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and Judge Donna Scott Davenport will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 12, to celebrate with an estimated 1,833 MTSU students receiving their degrees in dual fall 2015 commencement ceremonies inside the university's Murphy Center.

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MTSU music business program again praised as one of world's best
MTSU music business program again praised as one of world's best

MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is once again on an international list of acclaimed music industry schools touted by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee, the Seoul Institute for the Arts and the Conservatoire de Paris.

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open Forums for the Public to Discuss the Name of Forrest Hall on the MTSU Campus
open Forums for the Public to Discuss the Name of Forrest Hall on the MTSU Campus

Members of the task force considering whether to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall set Dec. 1 for the first of two open forums on the topic.

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MTSU students, faculty, staff take Thanksgiving break
MTSU students, faculty, staff take Thanksgiving break

MTSU will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Huddleston Named President of Women in Higher Education in TN
Huddleston Named President of Women in Higher Education in TN

MTSU's Connie Huddleston is the new president of the Women in Higher Education in Tennessee professional development organization.

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MTSU Students say they want to  eliminate Islamophobia
MTSU Students say they want to eliminate Islamophobia

Middle Tennessee State University students are working to eliminate Islamophobia in Middle Tennessee with a social media campaign targeting stereotypes as part of a project for their advertising club.

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 MTSU receives Military Times' 'Best for Vets 2016' recognition
MTSU receives Military Times' 'Best for Vets 2016' recognition

Military Times again recognized MTSU in its sixth annual "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" listing announced Nov. 10. The university was also recognized in 2014 and 2015.

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Photography on Display at MTSU
Photography on Display at MTSU

Photographers Meg Griffiths and José Betancourt will discuss their work on exhibit at MTSU's Baldwin Photographic Gallery in a special public lecture set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

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MTSU and Middle Tennessee State University and Southwest Tennessee Community College sign agreement
MTSU and Middle Tennessee State University and Southwest Tennessee Community College sign agreement

Middle Tennessee State University and Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis announced agreements Monday (Nov. 9) to make it easier for community college students to transfer and successfully earn an advanced degree at the university.

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Murfree Gallery in Rutherford County Property Assessors Office has a new exhibit
Murfree Gallery in Rutherford County Property Assessors Office has a new exhibit

MTSU's Murfree Gallery will be showcasing the works of local artist Karen Brackman starting Friday, November 13. The reception will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in Rutherford County Property Assessors Office.

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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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"Joys of the Season" 7PM, Dec. 3rd, at MTSU

MTSU Arts will feature the "Joys of the Season" at 7:00 o"clock Thursday night, December 3rd, in the Tucker Theatre. a showcase of music, art, theater and dance that the College of Liberal Arts hopes will become a holiday tradition.

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34th MTSU Salute to Armed Services Nov. 7 events make vets feel special
34th MTSU Salute to Armed Services Nov. 7 events make vets feel special

From the midmorning memorial service to a picnic featuring the Dr. Joe Nunley Award to the MTSU Band of Blue halftime salute, the 34th annual Salute to Armed Services Game is all about making veterans and their families feel special.

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Exciting new exhibit headed to the MTSU Todd Art Gallery in November
Exciting new exhibit headed to the MTSU Todd Art Gallery in November

The International Chawan Expo Project arrives at MTSU's Todd Art Gallery, Monday, November 30, 2015. With an opening reception scheduled 5-7 p.m. that evening the work remains in place through December 8.

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Trombonist Ferber opens MTSU Jazz Artist Series Oct. 29, joined by university ensembles
Trombonist Ferber opens MTSU Jazz Artist Series Oct. 29, joined by university ensembles

Recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation by Down Beat magazine's International Critics and Readers Poll, Ferber also is an accomplished arranger and composer.

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Imagine a time when news was less frequent
Imagine a time when news was less frequent

In this day and age, it would be hard for the President of the United States to hide a news story that involves other countries, but imagine what it was like many years...

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One of the most prolific and influential people in American music will be at MTSU Wednesday
One of the most prolific and influential people in American music will be at MTSU Wednesday

"Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," the Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love," Martha and the Vandellas' "Nowhere to Run," Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get a Witness..."

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Tennessee Business Barometer: Less optimism about future economy
Tennessee Business Barometer: Less optimism about future economy

While two-thirds of survey respondents rated the current economy in Tennessee as "good," expectations for the future "dropped noticeably," said Dr. Tim Graeff, professor of marketing in MTSU's Jones College of Business...

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MT Football Running Back Arrested - Twice
MT Football Running Back Arrested - Twice

Middle Tennessee football running back Jeremiah Bryson was arrested last weekend and then again on Monday.

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Stones River Chamber Players celebrate fall with free Oct. 19 MTSU concert
Stones River Chamber Players celebrate fall with free Oct. 19 MTSU concert
The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's ensemble-in-residence, will introduce their 2015-16 performance season with a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alums set for Oct. 29 at Murphy
MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alums set for Oct. 29 at Murphy

MTSU students and alumni can again pursue promising job, internship and graduate school opportunities at the 33rd annual MTSU Fall Career Fair set for Thursday, Oct. 29, at Murphy Center.

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Blue Raiders fall at WKU
Blue Raiders fall at WKU

Middle Tennessee fell behind early and could never recover against rival WKU during a 58-28 setback here at Houchens-Smith Stadium Saturday afternoon

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MTSU brings home 'Bleed Blue' trophy, but region's residents are winners
MTSU brings home 'Bleed Blue' trophy, but region's residents are winners

MTSU may have the trophy again, but the real winners are the thousands of neighbors, friends, family members and colleagues who'll be helped by the blood donated by two competing universities.

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MTSU provost will analyze Celtic history via archaeology in Oct. 15 talk
MTSU provost will analyze Celtic history via archaeology in Oct. 15 talk

MTSU provost Dr. Brad Bartel will discuss Celtic culture and historic discoveries made during archaeological excavations Thursday, Oct. 15, as the special guest of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society.

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MTSU science students enjoy 'Halfway Hoedown' before fall break
MTSU science students enjoy 'Halfway Hoedown' before fall break

Call it a hoedown of scientific proportions ... complete with hot dogs, ice cream and a bluegrass band.

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Lady Raiders Picked #1 in Preseason; Jones Player of the Year
Lady Raiders Picked #1 in Preseason; Jones Player of the Year

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Chip Walters reports the Lady Raiders are picked atop this year's preseason conference poll and preseason player of the year honors go out to a local product.

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'Ya-Yas' author Rebecca Wells examines craft of writing at Oct. 8 MTSU visit
'Ya-Yas' author Rebecca Wells examines craft of writing at Oct. 8 MTSU visit

MTSU will welcome the woman who created an entire universe of "Ya-Yas" with her best-selling series of novels when Rebecca Wells discusses the art of writing on Thursday, in a free public event.

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MTSU students, faculty observe fall break Oct. 10-13
MTSU students, faculty observe fall break Oct. 10-13

MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 10, through Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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Boots Donnelly statue unveiled Saturday
Boots Donnelly statue unveiled Saturday

Middle Tennessee athletics honored one of the most recognized names in Blue Raider history with a full-size statue that will appear in the front lawn of the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame building.

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Annual 'Bleed Blue, Beat WKU' blood drive kicks off Monday
Annual 'Bleed Blue, Beat WKU' blood drive kicks off Monday

Appointments are still available for MTSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters and neighbors to change more lives in the community to "Bleed Blue" in a special community blood drive set for Monday through Wednesday.

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MTSU Homecoming Parade (Photos & Video)
MTSU Homecoming Parade (Photos & Video)

Several hundred MTSU Blue Raider fans braved the elements Saturday morning for the annual Homecoming Parade, which traveled a new route down East Main Street in Murfreesboro.

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Blue Raiders stunned by VU
Blue Raiders stunned by VU

Middle Tennessee's defense was opportunistic for three-plus quarters Saturday night but the unit was unable to get key stops down the stretch against Vanderbilt.

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MTSU and Cleveland State Community College Sign Agreement
MTSU and Cleveland State Community College Sign Agreement

The presidents of Middle Tennessee State University and Cleveland State Community College signed agreements Tuesday (Sept. 29) to make it easier for community college students to transfer and successfully earn an advanced degree at the 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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New Route for MT Homecoming Parade
New Route for MT Homecoming Parade

There will be a new route for the Middle Tennessee football homecoming parade this year. Rhonda King with MTSU tells NewsRadio WGNS the parade will begin on East Main at Maney Avenue.

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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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MT Football: Upset bid comes up short
MT Football: Upset bid comes up short

Middle Tennessee put forth a valiant effort before falling just short in a 27-25 setback at Illinois Saturday.

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MT to roll out
MT to roll out "Ticket Touchdown Tuesday"

With Middle Tennessee set to host neighboring rival Vanderbilt for the first time in 95 years this Saturday, the Blue Raider athletic department is rolling out "Ticket Touchdown Tuesday."

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Father's legacy leads to needed scholarship for MTSU recording industry major
Father's legacy leads to needed scholarship for MTSU recording industry major

Ian, a freshman recording industry major from Greer, South Carolina, lost his 42-year-old father, N. Ian Muller, to pneumonia nearly three years ago due to a misdiagnosis. "I loved him more than anything else in the world," Ian said.

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MTSU Awarded $225,000 Grant to help Students
MTSU Awarded $225,000 Grant to help Students

MTSU has been awarded a $225,000 grant over the next three years to support its more targeted efforts to help students stay on track to earn their college degrees.

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Dairy Hill Stampede runners start at MTSU Dairy Sept. 12
Dairy Hill Stampede runners start at MTSU Dairy Sept. 12

For anyone wanting to combine tasting MTSU's chocolate milk, seeing MTSU women's basketball coach Rick Insell and some of his Lady Raiders and running in either a 5K or 10K race, the MTSU Dairy will be the place to be Saturday, Sept. 12.

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MTSU names 2015-16 Distinguished, Young Alumni honorees; four True Blue Citations of Distinction recipients named
MTSU names 2015-16 Distinguished, Young Alumni honorees; four True Blue Citations of Distinction recipients named

Middle Tennessee State University is again recognizing outstanding alumni who bring the university prestige and distinction through their professional careers, loyal support and service to the wider community.

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Donnelly statue to be unveiled
Donnelly statue to be unveiled

Middle Tennessee athletics will honor one of the most recognized names in Blue Raider history with a full-size statue that will appear in the front lawn of the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame building.

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MT Offense historic in 70-14 season-opening rout
MT Offense historic in 70-14 season-opening rout

Middle Tennessee enjoyed a record-breaking performance with an array of high-powered offense, nasty defense and opportunistic special teams leading to a resounding 70-14 win in the 2015 season opener against Jackson State.

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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's Jones College boosts business teaching with upgraded, hands-on 'trading room' classroom
MTSU's Jones College boosts business teaching with upgraded, hands-on 'trading room' classroom

Walk into the north lobby of the MTSU Business and Aerospace Building these days and your eye is immediately drawn to the circular digital stock ticker on the ceiling scrolling the latest green and red ups and downs from various financial indices and equities.

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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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AUDIO: MTSU Football Press Conference
AUDIO: MTSU Football Press Conference

MTSU Football held their weekly football press conference, the first of the season.

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MTSU Football Prepares for Home Opener
MTSU Football Prepares for Home Opener

It's game week for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. They'll host Jackson State on Saturday at 6pm to open the 2015 football season. Coverage of opening week begins tonight (Monday) with Rick Stockstill Live.

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Demonstrators Demand Name of Forrest Hall at MTSU to be Changed
Demonstrators Demand Name of Forrest Hall at MTSU to be Changed

Students and Faculty gathered outside Forrest Hall at Middle Tennessee State University to demand its name to be changed due to what they called racism.

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Two MTSU colleges welcomes students with new event, name change
Two MTSU colleges welcomes students with new event, name change

Two MTSU colleges provided midday refreshments, giveaways and fellowship to welcome a new crop of students with some newness of their own during the first week of fall classes.

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 MTSU, 45 colleges recruit students Aug. 31 during Rutherford County College Night
MTSU, 45 colleges recruit students Aug. 31 during Rutherford County College Night

For one of the first college recruiting fairs in the Middle Tennessee region, area high school students and their parents and families are invited to attend the upcoming Rutherford County College Night.

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Thousands of MTSU students will arrive on campus this week
Thousands of MTSU students will arrive on campus this week

Week of Welcome activities will run from Friday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 7, when "Eighties Night" -- a fun time in what's typically a quiet zone -- takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the James E. Walker Library to conclude the special events.

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Veteran MTSU professors accept interim aerospace, agriculture leadership roles
Veteran MTSU professors accept interim aerospace, agriculture leadership roles

Carter's vision includes helping faculty secure external funds for research and continuing the development and improvement of the Experiential Learning and Research Center (the MTSU Farm and Dairy) in Lascassas, Tennessee.

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Kids should stay off the computer until age 7 - Dr. Burris from MTSU comments
Kids should stay off the computer until age 7 - Dr. Burris from MTSU comments

Some experts tell parents to make sure their kids stay OFF the computer until they turn 7. Dr. Larry Burris at MTSU comments...

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Spear Says: Newest MTSU grads should 'be greedy' in making life choices
Spear Says: Newest MTSU grads should 'be greedy' in making life choices

Newly minted MTSU graduates can treasure the "years of dedication, sacrifice and hard work" that earned their new degrees and still "be greedy" when facing new choices, a longtime sociology professor said this past Saturday (8/8/15).

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Summer celebration showcases MTSU student, faculty research
Summer celebration showcases MTSU student, faculty research

Performing a chemistry research project --synthesizing or making rapid compounds in order to kill the organism (three different varieties of fungi) -- with mentor and assistant professor Kevin Bicker for the past 18 months led her to this point.

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Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Situation in Antioch
Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Situation in Antioch

Metro Nashville Police identified the suspect killed outside the Carmike 8 theater in neighboring Antioch as 29-year old Vincente David Montano. Records indicate he had a history of psychiatric problems.

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Special Display in Murfreesboro: Artwork of young artists with Disabilities
Special Display in Murfreesboro: Artwork of young artists with Disabilities

The MTSU Todd Art Gallery proudly announces "The Journey," an exhibition of artwork by an elite group of young emerging artists with disabilities.

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MTSU exhibit celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence
MTSU exhibit celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Reclaiming Ourselves, a multi-media art exhibition celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence will be featured at MTSU.

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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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Dr. Newtona
Dr. Newtona "Tina" Johnson as interim vice provost for academic affairs

MTSU Provost Brad Bartel has named Dr. Newtona "Tina" Johnson as interim vice provost for academic affairs.

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Miracle Field is coming to Murfreesboro
Miracle Field is coming to Murfreesboro

Put them into the ball game. Project One Four and Miracle League has teamed up with the City Council to bring a Miracle Field to Murfreesboro.

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Locals to Perform at DCI Masters of the Summer Music Games
Locals to Perform at DCI Masters of the Summer Music Games

On Friday, The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, from Rosemont, Ill., will perform at Masters of the Summer Music Games. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State University's Johnny "Red" Floyd stadium.

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United Way and MTSU Athletics teaming up
United Way and MTSU Athletics teaming up

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce's Business Before Hours in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University Athletics...

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MTSU staffer to discuss African-American archaeology in Tennessee this Thursday
MTSU staffer to discuss African-American archaeology in Tennessee this Thursday

MTSU staffer Zada Law will discuss the latest research on African-American life in Civil War-era Tennessee Thursday, July 16, as the special guest of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society.

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City Council Postpones Vote for Joe B. Jackson Rezoning
City Council Postpones Vote for Joe B. Jackson Rezoning

Not in my backyard. The Murfreesboro City Council discussed a possible rezoning along Joe B. Jackson Parkway from creating Light Industrial businesses to Heavy Industrial.

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MTSU offers course on how to create, analyze online surveys
MTSU offers course on how to create, analyze online surveys

The course, "Online Marketing Research Methods: Developing Online Surveys and Analyzing Respondent Data," will be taught during a pair of two-hour sessions July 21 and July 28 on the MTSU campus. Registration deadline is July 16.

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The MTSU Crime Scene Investigator Camp (CSI) was AWESOME
The MTSU Crime Scene Investigator Camp (CSI) was AWESOME

Within the first hour of the eighth annual CSI: MTSU summer camp, the 36 young participants found themselves in the shoes of the professionals at an alarming crime scene...

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UPDATE: Skeletal Remains Found In Winchester, MTSU to help identify remains
UPDATE: Skeletal Remains Found In Winchester, MTSU to help identify remains

Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young confirmed that authorities believe the victim is...

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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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Murfreesboro City Council Adopts New Payment System
Murfreesboro City Council Adopts New Payment System

The City Council is going digital. Thursday night, they approved to adopt a new process of paying with the new Enterprise Resource Planning Software.

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MTSU plans June 24 emergency test to ensure timely alerts for students, staf
MTSU plans June 24 emergency test to ensure timely alerts for students, staf

MTSU is continuing its new emergency-alert testing process for the university community Wednesday, June 24, with a special test message to ensure that students, faculty and staff properly receive urgent communications.

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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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MTSU and Moonshine, a special reception
MTSU and Moonshine, a special reception

Still Life: The Art of Moonshine kicks off the fall with an opening reception Wednesday, August 26, 5-7 p.m.

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Youth 'Scratch' the surface at MTSU Coding Camp
Youth 'Scratch' the surface at MTSU Coding Camp

Youngsters from Murfreesboro and Franklin, Tennessee, are attending the camp, which is being taught by Gayle Porterfield, who teachers sixth-graders at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School.

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Linebaugh Library Receives Community Technology Center Lease
Linebaugh Library Receives Community Technology Center Lease

Library of the future? Since 2013, that dream is finally coming true for the Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro.

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Local teachers to learn experiential learning concepts
Local teachers to learn experiential learning concepts

Registration is open for an upcoming daylong institute at Middle Tennessee State University for community college and university educators interested in incorporating experiential learning concepts into their classrooms.

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MTSU media students getting 'real-world training' at Bonnaroo
MTSU media students getting 'real-world training' at Bonnaroo

Amanda Pierce is one of thousands of students taking a class this summer at Middle Tennessee State University. But unlike most, her classroom is behind one of the stages at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, where she is serving as student production manager for the MTSU Mobile Production Lab.

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MT Sampler Camp gives youth a glimpse of college offerings
MT Sampler Camp gives youth a glimpse of college offerings

What do you want to be when you grow up? Middle school students from across the region beginning to think about college and careers experienced a variety of MTSU offerings during the MT Sampler Camp.

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'Confident' MTSU awaits Solar Splash competition in Ohio
'Confident' MTSU awaits Solar Splash competition in Ohio

The eight-member MTSU solar boat team has high expectations for their vessel as they await the start of the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Solar Splash in Dayton, Ohio.

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Joint Meeting Successful: Power Board and Council
Joint Meeting Successful: Power Board and Council

The joint meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council and Power Board concluded at 6:02 Thursday evening with both groups agreeing to meet again in about two months after they gather more information.

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MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants
MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants

Ronnie Jebavy's dream has become a reality. The Middle Tennessee junior outfielder became the fifth-highest Blue Raider baseball player ever drafted when he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants Tuesday.

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MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants
MT Junior Drafted in 5th Round by San Francisco Giants

Ronnie Jebavy's dream has become a reality. The Middle Tennessee junior outfielder became the fifth-highest Blue Raider baseball player ever drafted when he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants Tuesday.

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2015-2016 Budget Plan to Help Non-Profit Organizations
2015-2016 Budget Plan to Help Non-Profit Organizations

The Murfreesboro 2015-2016 Budget Plan will give over $291,000 to local non-profits.

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Teachers from Middle Tennessee headed to China with MTSU
Teachers from Middle Tennessee headed to China with MTSU

Some Tennessee school administrators will devote a small part of their summer to learning more about education in China. The Confucius Institute at MTSU is leading a delegation of educators...

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MTSU wins 28 awards for its marketing, communications efforts
MTSU wins 28 awards for its marketing, communications efforts

MTSU received 28 awards in the Tennessee College Public Relations Association's annual competition recognizing excellence in marketing and communications among the state's public and private higher education entities.

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MTSU, Olive Branch to hold May 31 outreach event for prospective students of faith

The Middle Tennessee State University Office of Admissions is partnering with Olive Branch Church to reach Rutherford County high school juniors and seniors of faith.

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MTSU study-abroad group pays tribute to fallen alum on Vietnam's 'Hamburger Hill'
MTSU study-abroad group pays tribute to fallen alum on Vietnam's 'Hamburger Hill'

Members of a Middle Tennessee State University study-abroad course remembered a fallen alumnus recently on the site where he gave his life during an infamous battle in the Vietnam War.

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CSI:MTSU 2015 summer camp still has spots open for young scientists
CSI:MTSU 2015 summer camp still has spots open for young scientists

There's still time and room for curious young investigators to dig into the 2015 CSI:MTSU Forensic Summer Youth Camp, but organizers say participants should register today to ensure a place.

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MTSU recognizes couple for devotion to chemistry department, university
MTSU recognizes couple for devotion to chemistry department, university

More than a half-century of devoted service and giving to the university at which they attended, worked and still love as alumni has come full circle for Dan and Margaret Scott.

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Ethics Committee Continues to Consider Complaints Against Sheriff Robert Arnold
Ethics Committee Continues to Consider Complaints Against Sheriff Robert Arnold

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee met for the second time this week to discuss a complaint against Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Rutherford County residents graduate with honors from MTSU
Rutherford County residents graduate with honors from MTSU

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee joins five Rutherford County residents who graduated with highest honors during the university's spring 2015 commencement ceremonies to discuss their future plans.

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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 students find 'FirstSTEP' answers to math, science research questions
MTSU students find 'FirstSTEP' answers to math, science research questions

MTSU undergraduate students are taking their second and third steps in the early summer session FirstSTEP program.

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MTSU's Huber will speak May 24 at Stones River Battlefield Memorial Day event
MTSU's Huber will speak May 24 at Stones River Battlefield Memorial Day event

Retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, MTSU's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, will be speaking during the 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery events to commemorate Memorial Day.

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Summer orientation for new MTSU students on Thursday
Summer orientation for new MTSU students on Thursday

The Middle Tennessee State University summer orientation for the new freshman class begins this week as major scholarship recipients kick off the first of 10 sessions scheduled through the end of July.

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MTSU Enters into an agreement with a South Korean secondary school
MTSU Enters into an agreement with a South Korean secondary school

MTSU's College of Behavioral and Health Sciences has entered an exchange agreement with a South Korean secondary school that specializes in sports science.

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MTSU recording industry students get advice from professionals in 'executive workshop'
MTSU recording industry students get advice from professionals in 'executive workshop'

MTSU students took advantage of an opportunity to ask questions of several recording industry executives during a special workshop conducted on campus by digital music distributor TuneCore.

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Best Public School Art Reception Thursday At MTSU

There is a reception from 4:00 to 6:00 this Thursday afternoon at MTSU's Todd Art Gallery. It is an invitational exhibition of artwork from students of Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools. The Winner's Circle exhibit runs now though May 29th.

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Registration deadline looms May 15 for MTSU aerospace camps
Registration deadline looms May 15 for MTSU aerospace camps

The deadline is nearing for students in grades eight through 12 to be registered for the MTSU Introduction to Aviation and Professional Pilot Advanced Camps.

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Special guests will address 2,500+ grads at May 9 MTSU commencement ceremonies
Special guests will address 2,500+ grads at May 9 MTSU commencement ceremonies

A special pair of guests will be on hand Saturday, May 9, to celebrate with an estimated 2,520 students receiving their degrees in two spring 2015 commencement ceremonies inside MTSU's Murphy Center.

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Middle Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index on the Increase, according to MTSU
Middle Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index on the Increase, according to MTSU

The overall Middle Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index rose to 355, up from 322 in February. That compares to an index of 203 in May 2014 and 144 in February 2013.

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Biology professor Ryan Otter honored with MTSU President's Silver Column Award
Biology professor Ryan Otter honored with MTSU President's Silver Column Award

Ryan Otter's work as a teacher, researcher and advocate for student success has led to special recognition by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, the university announced Wednesday.

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New Art Exhibit at the Murfreesboro City Hall
New Art Exhibit at the Murfreesboro City Hall

An exhibition of paintings by MTSU's Dr. William Leggett and Murfreesboro photographers Vicky Taub and Sally Wright opens in City Hall's Rotunda Gallery, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

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OPEN HOUSE: MTSU Department of Engineering Technology
OPEN HOUSE: MTSU Department of Engineering Technology

The MTSU Department of Engineering Technology will hold its annual open house and awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building.

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 New from MTSU: MTSU's future educators celebrate their accomplishments at annual award ceremony
New from MTSU: MTSU's future educators celebrate their accomplishments at annual award ceremony

Education Dean Lana Seivers presided over the April 20 late-afternoon assembly, which included scholarship announcements, Scholars Week recognition and academic honors for nearly 100 students, including several seniors ready to graduate May 9.

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MTSU celebrates $614K NSF grant for mechatronics scholarships
MTSU celebrates $614K NSF grant for mechatronics scholarships

The focus of the $614,172 National Science Foundation award is to increase numbers, diversity, retention and graduation rates of students graduating from MTSU with a mechatronics engineering degree. At least 15 incoming freshmen...

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Register now for fun, five-day foreign language courses at MTSU this summer
Register now for fun, five-day foreign language courses at MTSU this summer

Research shows the best way to learn a language is the same way you learned your native language -- with lots of hands-on methods that are enjoyable and take place in a fun, low-stress atmosphere using movement, songs, games and stories.

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MTSU - Jones College of Business academic adviser receives regional award
MTSU - Jones College of Business academic adviser receives regional award

Jones College of Business academic adviser Paula Calahan routinely answers emails after hours and on weekends "just to keep in touch with what's going on with the students."

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MTSU gets federal grant to promote understanding of religious pluralism
MTSU gets federal grant to promote understanding of religious pluralism

Religious pluralism generally refers to the belief in two or more religious worldviews as being equally valid or acceptable. More than mere tolerance, religious pluralism accepts multiple paths to God or gods as a possibility and is usually contrasted with "exclusivism," the idea that there is only one true religion or way to know God.

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UPDATE: MTSU Confirms they will take disciplinary action against student involved in alleged Florida gang rape
UPDATE: MTSU Confirms they will take disciplinary action against student involved in alleged Florida gang rape

As was reported this past week, an MTSU student was one of three arrested in the alleged gang rape of an unconscious woman in Panama City Beach, Florida. MTSU confirms they will take disciplinary action against the suspect.

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PARTNERS: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and MTSU
PARTNERS: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and MTSU

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) announced Thursday a partnership that will expand individual opportunities for earning course credit and certifications through TDEC's Fleming Training Center in Murfreesboro, online and at other statewide locations.

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Farm animals captivate 900 students at MTSU Agricultural Education Spring Fling
Farm animals captivate 900 students at MTSU Agricultural Education Spring Fling

Nearly 900 youngsters in all, from pre-kindergarten through second-graders, attended. They came for the second MTSU Agricultural Education Spring Fling April 14 in the Tennessee Livestock Center on Greenland Drive.

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MT Blue & White Football Game Saturday
MT Blue & White Football Game Saturday

Middle Tennessee football will conclude spring drills on April 18 with the annual Blue-White Spring Game presented by Xfinity and Kroger. Kickoff is set for 1 PM at Floyd Stadium and admission is free.

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Survey: Millennials have goals, but lack comprehensive financial plan
Survey: Millennials have goals, but lack comprehensive financial plan

While almost three quarters (72 percent) of millennials set financial goals, very few (20 percent) have a plan to achieve those goals, according to online financial adviser iQuantifi in a report released Tuesday (April 7) in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University.

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Adult learners can stay mentally vibrant with MTSU Lifelong Learning Program
Adult learners can stay mentally vibrant with MTSU Lifelong Learning Program

Dr. Fred Colvin, MTSU professor emeritus of history, will teach a class on Tennessee history.

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CNN's "This is Life with Lisa Ling" spoke to MTSU students in Murfreesboro

Ling said the ability to travel, which was not financially possible when she was younger, "opened my eyes in a profound way."

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National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action to hold event at MTSU
National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action to hold event at MTSU

Representatives from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action's (NRA-ILA) Grassroots Division will conduct a free "NRA University" (NRA U) training seminar at MTSU...

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Oakland Students Excel In National History Competition
Oakland Students Excel In National History Competition

Oakland High School history students competed​ in National History Day at MTSU. Congratulation to the Oakland students who competed and placed in this event.

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Crime on College Campuses report(s) - MTSU and other university information released
Crime on College Campuses report(s) - MTSU and other university information released

At MTSU, there were two sex offenses reported in 2014 of which both have since been cleared with the work of law enforcement. One prostitution case was also reported in 2014, that too was cleared before the year was over.

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Social entrepreneur Agrawal Visits MTSU Monday
Social entrepreneur Agrawal Visits MTSU Monday

Social entrepreneur and author Miki Agrawal will visit MTSU Monday (March 23) to encourage students and the campus community to do cool (stuff) and create their best lives by starting their own businesses.

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MTSU Partners With University In Peru
MTSU Partners With University In Peru

Leaders from Middle Tennessee State University and the Universidad Andina Del Cusco, a private university in Peru, agreed in principle Sunday (March 22) to forge a partnership between the two institutions.

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COOL: MTSU students with 'designs' on careers exhibit interior design ideas March 28
COOL: MTSU students with 'designs' on careers exhibit interior design ideas March 28

Professional interior designers-in-training at MTSU are ready to display what they've learned about creating viable work and living spaces.

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MT Men to Host Kent State in CIT
MT Men to Host Kent State in CIT

Middle Tennessee men's basketball season will continue as the Blue Raiders will host Kent State in the College Insider Tournament (CIT) on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. Pregame coverage here on NewsRadio WGNS begins at 5:30pm.

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MTSU Scholars Week

MTSU students and faculty kick off the 10th annual Scholars Week (March 16-20) Monday with three high-profile events.

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Registration Remains Open for MTSU Spring Preview Day
Registration Remains Open for MTSU Spring Preview Day

Registration remains open for the first of two MTSU Spring Preview Days as MTSU admissions, enrollment and academic officials prepare for what will be one of the university's largest preview days.

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MT's run falls shy in C-USA Final
MT's run falls shy in C-USA Final

Middle Tennessee's run in the Conference USA Championship came to a close after UAB punched its ticket to the big dance with a 73-60 victory in the championship final.

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MTSU launches True Blue Tour of area community colleges
MTSU launches True Blue Tour of area community colleges

"MTSU is the No. 1 choice of our state's transfer students," McPhee said. "We are proud that so many Tennesseans have chosen our university as the next step in their academic pursuits.

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MTSU Blue Raider Debaters capture regional title amid strong season
MTSU Blue Raider Debaters capture regional title amid strong season

The MTSU Blue Raider Debaters have backed up their strong fall with an impressive spring season thus far, including winning a regional championship earlier this semester.

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MTSU general tours Arizona State University's Pat Tillman Center

Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, the retired Army general now advising MTSU on ways to enhance its service to veterans, toured Arizona State University Thursday to tour its Pat Tillman Veterans Center.

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Middle Men to Play for CUSA Title
Middle Men to Play for CUSA Title

The Middle Tennessee men defeated UTEP 53-50 to punch their ticket to the Conference USA men's championship game.

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Recent advice from an MTSU alumnus and Grammy winner
Recent advice from an MTSU alumnus and Grammy winner

Grammy-winning co-writer and MTSU alumnus Torrance Esmond had a few words of advice for students crowding into a mass communications classroom...

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Raiders & Lady Raiders Advance in C-USA Tournament
Raiders & Lady Raiders Advance in C-USA Tournament

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders upset third-seeded Old Dominion in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA basketball tournament with a 59-52 win. The Lady Raiders downed Louisiana Tech 77-58 Thursday after a first-round bye.

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Blue Raiders Advance to the C-USA Quarterfinal
Blue Raiders Advance to the C-USA Quarterfinal

Middle Tennessee men's basketball took down 11th-seeded Charlotte in an exciting 63-60 victory in the first round of the Conference USA Championship on Wednesday.

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'Southern Fried Fuel' carries MTSU researcher, team to California
'Southern Fried Fuel' carries MTSU researcher, team to California

As the 594 miles from Wall, South Dakota, to Butte, Montana, on the "Southern Fried Fuel" expedition roll by, Middle Tennessee State University researcher Cliff Ricketts realizes a decision he made months ago was a wise one.

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Pi Kappa Phi at MTSU Suspended
Pi Kappa Phi at MTSU Suspended

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and Middle Tennessee State University announced the suspension of the Delta Iota Chapter on Friday (March 6) following significant, recurring violations of hazing and alcohol policies.

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MTSU Closed Friday; TSSAA Girls State Resumes
MTSU Closed Friday; TSSAA Girls State Resumes

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Friday. The March 6 TSSAA girls state basketball tournament games will proceed as scheduled.

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MTSU students, professor, alumna capture honors in dietetics field
MTSU students, professor, alumna capture honors in dietetics field

Ashley Vairin, a senior from Nashville, Tennessee, won the Outstanding Dietetics Student Award and Haley Overby, a senior from Smyrna, Tennessee, won the Student Scholarship at the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spring meeting Feb. 10 at Maggiano's Restaurant in Nashville.

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20th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU
20th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU

While T-shirts of various school colors promoted other Science Olympiad teams, the white lab coats worn by Central Magnet School students stood out.

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MTSU Launching NEW emergency alert testing
MTSU Launching NEW emergency alert testing

MTSU is launching a new emergency-alert testing process that will allow the university community to ensure that students, faculty and staff are staying safe by receiving urgent communications properly each semester.

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MTSU Closed Saturday

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Saturday, Feb. 21, because of approaching inclement weather.

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9,000 Year old skeleton to to be discussed at MTSU
9,000 Year old skeleton to to be discussed at MTSU

Dr. Hugh Berryman is the author of a chapter in "Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton," which was published in late 2014 by Texas A&M University Press.

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MTSU Back to Normal Schedule Thursday
MTSU Back to Normal Schedule Thursday

Middle Tennessee State University will resume its normal schedule Thursday, Feb. 19, campus officials said Wednesday (Feb. 18). All day and night classes will be held and all offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

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MT Baseball Home Opener Postponed
MT Baseball Home Opener Postponed

The Middle Tennessee baseball home opener originally scheduled for Tuesday against Lipscomb has been postponed due to winter weather conditions across the area.

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MTSU closes Tuesday
MTSU closes Tuesday

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Tuesday because of inclement weather. No day or night classes will be held and all offices and departments will be closed.

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MTSU Honors College hosts prospective students with Feb. 16 Presidents' Day open house
MTSU Honors College hosts prospective students with Feb. 16 Presidents' Day open house

High school and transfer students and their families from across Tennessee and beyond are invited to the sixth annual MTSU Honors College Presidents' Day Open House.

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Tours for nursing and more at MTSU
Tours for nursing and more at MTSU

Johnson, a Dobyns-Bennett High School senior, took in a child drama class taught by Department of Speech and Theatre professor Jette Halladay.

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Carnegie Foundation recognizes MTSU for community engagement
Carnegie Foundation recognizes MTSU for community engagement

Middle Tennessee State University has been recognized nationally for its community engagement efforts by a higher education research center.

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University women learning how to persuade lawmakers in Murfreesboro and beyond
University women learning how to persuade lawmakers in Murfreesboro and beyond

As the Tennessee General Assembly continues its 109th session, local university women will be learning how to persuade their lawmakers.

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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Rutherford County Archaeological Group Formed

If you're interested in the past, you might want to attend the opening meeting of the new Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS). It will be 6:30 Thursday night, January 29th, at the Heritage Center (225 W. College Street).

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MLK Breakfast at MTSU 9:00AM this Saturday

As a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration, the Murfreesboro branch of the NAACP is holding the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at 9:00 o'clock this Saturday morning, January 17, 2015, at MTSU's James Union Building.

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MTSU Monthly Tornado-Siren Test

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex this Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. This will be a brief, routine test of the system, and no safety actions will be required.

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MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set
MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set

The 42nd Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Monday, Feb. 2 and will commence at 11:30 a.m. inside Murphy Center. The popular luncheon will feature the traditional menu of ham hocks, white beans, tomato salad, green onions, corn bread, chocolate cake and ice cream.

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WalletHub.com ranks Murfreesboro among Top 50 college towns in U.S.
WalletHub.com ranks Murfreesboro among Top 50 college towns in U.S.

When it comes to being a great college town, the home of Middle Tennessee State University surpasses its neighbor Nashville and dozens of other larger cities and towns across the country, according to a popular consumer online ranking service.

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MTSU Partners with Blackman High to Offer College-Level Courses
MTSU Partners with Blackman High to Offer College-Level Courses

MTSU will become a partner in Blackman High School's new Collegiate Academy, offering college-level courses on the high school campus this fall and assisting in the development of its academic enrichment programs.

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Donated gifts for children

The annual effort targets the children of low-income MTSU students as well as the children of parents receiving assistance from the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

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Dr. McPhee talks to students about career choices after graduation
Dr. McPhee talks to students about career choices after graduation

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee sat down with several students, including nine Rutherford County residents, to discuss their plans after their Dec. 13 graduation with honors from the university.

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MTSU Graduation This Saturday
MTSU Graduation This Saturday

MTSU will award an estimated 1,803 degrees during its two fall 2014 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, December 13th, inside Murphy Center.

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MTSU Football Will NOT Go to Bowl
MTSU Football Will NOT Go to Bowl

Middle Tennessee football will not play in a bowl game this year, despite becoming bowl eligible with a 6-and-6 record.

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MTSU, City Schools Education Day partnership packs Murphy Center
MTSU, City Schools Education Day partnership packs Murphy Center

Nearly 7,000 students from 12 Murfreesboro City Schools and Campus School kept the Monte Hale Arena's noise level at the max during the third Education Day field trip, this time for the Blue Raiders-Clemson Tigers women's basketball game.

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6,000 Murfreesboro City School Students visit MTSU
6,000 Murfreesboro City School Students visit MTSU

More than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools' students will visit MTSU Wednesday, Dec. 3, for the third annual Education Day featuring the 11 a.m. women's college basketball game...

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MTSU pushes applying by Dec. 1 to enhance scholarship chances
MTSU pushes applying by Dec. 1 to enhance scholarship chances

Middle Tennessee State University officials urge prospective high school seniors and their parents or guardians to apply by Monday, Dec. 1, if they plan to start at MTSU in fall 2015.

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FBI Contacted by MTSU and Police after suspicious item found on MTSU campus Tuesday
FBI Contacted by MTSU and Police after suspicious item found on MTSU campus Tuesday

About 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, University Police were notified that there was a suspicious bucket found on a sidewalk in the courtyard area near the Business and Aerospace Building.

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Raiders Bowl Eligible!!!
Raiders Bowl Eligible!!!

Middle Tennessee football is bowl bound after a came from behind win over Florida Atlantic 35-34 Saturday at Floyd Stadium.

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MTSU Veterans Program
MTSU Veterans Program

The activities, which will begin with the Veterans' Memorial Service at 2 p.m., will be a prelude to the 6 p.m. kickoff for the Conference USA football game between MTSU and Florida Atlantic University.

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Why do some areas stand out for the positive more than others?
Why do some areas stand out for the positive more than others?

What makes a region stand out from the crowd? Although many regions have a similar institutional structure and business environment..

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TSSAA State Cheerleading and Dance Championships in Murfreesboro NOW

This event brings in 1,200 athletes and more than 4,600 spectators to Rutherford County.

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Free Jazz Friday Night At MTSU

Enjoy a free jazz concert at 7:30 this coming Friday night in room 173 of MTSU's Wright Music Building. The Eastern Boundary Jazz Quartet will perform as a final part of an afternoon workshop.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Jones College of Business honors three with achievement awards
Jones College of Business honors three with achievement awards

The Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU recently honored three businessmen with achievement awards in advance of the college's entrepreneurship conference.

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$12-Million renovation of the MTSU Murphy Center unveiled
$12-Million renovation of the MTSU Murphy Center unveiled

The grand re-opening was part of Thursday's Murphy Madness event. These are a few photos from the Murphy Center.

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MTSU students, alumni make connections at packed Fall Career Fair
MTSU students, alumni make connections at packed Fall Career Fair

Dressed in an MTSU blue business blazer and with copies of resume tucked firmly in hand, Hayley Marshall of Murfreesboro left last week's Fall Career Fair at Middle Tennessee State University with a better perspective of what options await her in the area job market.

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UPDATE: Aggravated robbery reported on MTSU Campus Monday night
UPDATE: Aggravated robbery reported on MTSU Campus Monday night

We have more news on an aggravated robbery that was reported on the MTSU campus Monday evening. The incident occurred in the area of the Ellington Human Science Building, according to MTSU Police.

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MTSU students 'take the pledge' to stop sexual assault, saying 'It's On Us'
MTSU students 'take the pledge' to stop sexual assault, saying 'It's On Us'

"I pledge to recognize that nonconsensual sex is sexual assault..."

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Men's and Women's Basketball to host Murphy Madness
Men's and Women's Basketball to host Murphy Madness

Be a part of the grand re-opening of Murphy Center when the Middle Tennessee men's and women's basketball teams participate in "Murphy Madness" Thursday.

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MTSU Social Science Symposium:
MTSU Social Science Symposium: "Worth Every Penny?: Debt, Education and Opportunity"

MTSU student, faculty and visiting scholars will discuss whether the opportunities that higher education provides are worth the debt it often requires...

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Expert speaker on green and renewable chemistry to appear at MTSU Friday
Expert speaker on green and renewable chemistry to appear at MTSU Friday

An expert in green and renewable chemistry will appear at MTSU Friday, Oct. 24, to talk about how science can help reduce waste and create more environmentally friendly processes and products.

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All females in the community encouraged to participate in free MTSU Rape Defense class

The MTSU Police Department is offering another free five-week fall series of RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, classes...

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Job fair for MTSU Students and Alumni
Job fair for MTSU Students and Alumni

MTSU students and alumni on the job hunt should dress their best and update their resumes for the long list of employers who will be on hand Oct. 23 at this year's Fall Career Fair on campus.

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MTSU Homecoming Football Game on Saturday
MTSU Homecoming Football Game on Saturday

2:34pm - KICKOFF - Blue Raider Football vs. UAB - Root for the Blue Raiders as they take on the Blazers, with both teams looking for another step toward bowl eligibility.

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Whittle Speaks to Help Raise Funds For 'Way of Hope'
Whittle Speaks to Help Raise Funds For 'Way of Hope'

Murfreesboro Post/Cannon Courier newspaper columnist and regular WGNS talk show guest Dan Whittle is the scheduled "featured speaker" Thursday night (Oct. 16) as part of ministry Way of Hope's Dinner and Fashion Show.

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Grand opening of the NEW MTSU Science Building was held on Wednesday
Grand opening of the NEW MTSU Science Building was held on Wednesday

The grand opening of the new $147-million science building on the MTSU campus was held on Wednesday morning.

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MT Football to Host Vandy, Travel to Alabama in 2015
MT Football to Host Vandy, Travel to Alabama in 2015

The Southeastern Conference announced its 2015 football schedules Tuesday night and Middle Tennessee will face Alabama and Vanderbilt as part of its non-conference slate.

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MT Football to Host Vandy, Travel to Alabama in 2015
MT Football to Host Vandy, Travel to Alabama in 2015

The Southeastern Conference announced its 2015 football schedules Tuesday night and Middle Tennessee will face Alabama and Vanderbilt as part of its non-conference slate.

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Baden brings focus on medical examiner training to MTSU for Oct. 21 lecture
Baden brings focus on medical examiner training to MTSU for Oct. 21 lecture

Veteran medical examiner Michael Baden has played a role in some of history's most celebrated investigations, and now he'll share his knowledge with the MTSU community Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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MTSU helps bring history to community with special Oct. 18 speakers
MTSU helps bring history to community with special Oct. 18 speakers

MTSU is helping to bring history to the community during Rutherford County Heritage Month with a special public event, "The Legacy of Stones River," set Saturday, Oct. 18, at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church.

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Another Successful Middle Half
Another Successful Middle Half

Chalk-up another successful Middle Half for the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department. What was described as a mist and temps in the upper 50s was all that was felt at the 8th Annual Middle Half.

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Golden Raiders urged to join celebration of MTSU Class of '64
Golden Raiders urged to join celebration of MTSU Class of '64

The MTSU Office of Alumni Relations is issuing a call for all Golden Raiders -- university graduates and students from the Class of 1964 and earlier -- to attend the annual reunion during Homecoming 2014 Oct. 17-18.

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MTSU studies business of Bonnaroo with help from festival organizers
MTSU studies business of Bonnaroo with help from festival organizers

Bonnaroo began as a way to reinvigorate outdoor music festivals, its organizers said Wednesday at MTSU, and over the last 13 years has used its business model to embrace and expand on the same peaceful, inclusive culture of the events that inspired it.

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MTSU students, alumni, fans await Oct. 18 homecoming activities
MTSU students, alumni, fans await Oct. 18 homecoming activities

MTSU's 2014 Homecoming features a 1960s theme that's a throwback to an era of hippies, Woodstock and psychedelic posters and music.

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By 2020 - A new set of values will lead the world!
By 2020 - A new set of values will lead the world!

By 2020, the so-called 'Millennial' generation -- young adults raised in a digital age and motivated by a different set of values from generations past -- will make up 40 percent of the workforce.

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MTSU students, faculty will observe fall break Oct. 11-14
MTSU students, faculty will observe fall break Oct. 11-14

While Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools are enjoying fall break this week, it's MTSU's turn next week. MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 11, through Tuesday, Oct. 14.

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MTSU flips punch line on 'Tonight Show' jab at 'Murfreersboro'
MTSU flips punch line on 'Tonight Show' jab at 'Murfreersboro'

Middle Tennessee State University is standing up for its hometown with some good-natured humor directed at "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon regarding the correct pronunciation of the midstate city's name.

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Assistant DA J. Paul Newman talks about the past Tina Stewart murder case and the murder of Laura Salmon
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Holocaust survivor, Watergate journalist Harry Rosenfeld to speak at MTSU Oct. 8
Holocaust survivor, Watergate journalist Harry Rosenfeld to speak at MTSU Oct. 8

From the war-torn streets of Berlin to the monument-lined streets of Washington, D.C., Harry Rosenfeld has been an eyewitness to history.

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Great speech by Breaking Bad star on the MTSU campus
Great speech by Breaking Bad star on the MTSU campus

"I hate to tell you this, but we're all disabled in some way, really," Mitte chuckled.

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Toot's teams up with the Sheriff's Office and Special Olympics Tuesday
Toot's teams up with the Sheriff's Office and Special Olympics Tuesday

Sheriff's School Resource Officers will raise funds for the Special Olympics bowling tournament while enjoying "good food and fun" during the "Wings and Rings" event Tuesday

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Agreement signed between MTSU and Northeast State Community College
Agreement signed between MTSU and Northeast State Community College

The presidents of Middle Tennessee State University and Northeast State Community College signed agreements to ease the transition for students seeking to transfer from the community college to the university.

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MTSU True Blue Tour visits Nashville Tuesday
MTSU True Blue Tour visits Nashville Tuesday

Tuesday, the annual MTSU True Blue Tour to recruit students from the Nashville and Midstate region will be held at Rocketown, 601 4th Ave. S., in Nashville.

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MTSU Enrollment Drops by 5-Percent
MTSU Enrollment Drops by 5-Percent

Enrollment at MTSU has dropped by five-percent.

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Solid 41-28 Win for Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion
Solid 41-28 Win for Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion

Middle Tennessee flexed its muscle and showed great determination while excelling in all three phases of the game in a 41-28 win against Old Dominion in a nationally-televised game Friday.

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MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel
MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel

From rising tuition to curriculum innovation to partnerships with business, Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee joined three other higher education...

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MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel
MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel

From rising tuition to curriculum innovation to partnerships with business, Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee joined three other higher education leaders Wednesday (Sept. 24) in discussing these and other issues related to better preparing students for today's workforce.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will discuss
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will discuss "Law School and the Legal Profession" at MTSU

Gonzales served as counsel to George W. Bush during his days as governor of Texas and then joined him in Washington, D.C., as the first Hispanic White House counsel, serving as U.S. attorney general...

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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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Good news for the local economy
Good news for the local economy

The overall Middle Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index rose to 226 for September, up from 203 in May.

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Curiosity Reigned At MTSU's
Curiosity Reigned At MTSU's "Math and Science" Conference

The 18th annual "Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference" on Saturday (9/20/20140 at MTSU attracted curious middle and high school females.

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Raiders Suffer Setback in Memphis
Raiders Suffer Setback in Memphis

Middle Tennessee could not find its stride against Memphis in a 36-17 setback at the Liberty Bowl here Saturday. The Blue Raiders (2-2) mustered 328 yards total offense and were guilty of two turnovers that proved costly and Memphis' defense scored on a fumble return and a safety as the Tigers (2-1) controlled the game from the outset.

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Podcast: MTSU at Memphis Pre-Game
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MTSU at Memphis
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MTSU at Memphis Post-Game
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GAME CHANGER: MTSU to help incoming students with $1,000 supplement - details...
GAME CHANGER: MTSU to help incoming students with $1,000 supplement - details...

Middle Tennessee State University will supplement by $1,000 the Hope Lottery Scholarships of incoming students who stay on track to graduate in four years - and pay a Finish Line Scholarship to graduating seniors that will return any tuition increases over that span.

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MTSU to celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution
MTSU to celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution

MTSU observes the Constitution's 1787 signing every year with special events and programs organized by the university chapter of the American Democracy Project...

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Podcast: WKU at MTSU
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Podcast: WKU at MTSU Post-game
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Enjoy family-friendly 'American Tall Tales' at MTSU Sept. 24-28
Enjoy family-friendly 'American Tall Tales' at MTSU Sept. 24-28

They've shared American folk stories with children around the world for the last decade, and now MTSU students are bringing their original production of "American Tall Tales" back home to Tucker Theatre Sept. 24-28.

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Podcast: Middle Tennessee Pregame with Danny and Kelly
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MTSU Beats Western Kentucky in Three Overtimes
MTSU Beats Western Kentucky in Three Overtimes

The MTSU Blue Raiders turned back rival WKU, 50-47, in three overtimes in front of 24,911 at Floyd Stadium Saturday.

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Podcast: MTSU vs WKU Pre-game
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Open House Thursday At MTSU's Guy James Rd. Dairy Center

There will be an open house from 4:00 to 7:00 Thursday evening (Sept. 18, 2014) at the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center that's located at 3211 Guy James Road in Lascassas.

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MTSU president part of Sept. 24 TN higher education panel
MTSU president part of Sept. 24 TN higher education panel

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee will be among a group of academic leaders across the state gathering to discuss the state of higher education and the push to produce career-ready graduates.

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MTSU's Dr. Sidney McPhee Has
MTSU's Dr. Sidney McPhee Has "Creative Eye and Caring Heart"

MTSU President Sidney McPhee has created strong relationships with giant corporations and countries that dramatically benefit the university. His current photo exhibit spans a decade of trips to the orient, and shows a side of Dr. McPhee that many have never seen.

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Professor helps shape TN workplace anti-bullying law, policy
Professor helps shape TN workplace anti-bullying law, policy

An MTSU business professor continues her push for a more civil workplace. Dr. Jackie Gilbert, a professor of management in the MTSU Jones College of Business, joined forces with like-minded people across the state and nation.

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Beautiful performance by musicians at MTSU on Tuesday
Beautiful performance by musicians at MTSU on Tuesday

Duo Damiana, a flute/guitar group, will present a free public concert Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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MTSU Key In State's Emergency Communications Center
MTSU Key In State's Emergency Communications Center

Middle Tennessee State University has provided its expertise and resources to aid the creation of an emergency communications center that the State of Tennessee could use to inform the public and media during a state or local disaster or crisis.

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FREE For MTSU' Veterans and Families

A special creative writing program for military veterans and their families who are attending MTSU or are otherwise connected to the university will hold its first meeting of the year at 4:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday afternoon (9/9/2014) in room 303A of Peck Hall.

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MTSU has expressive art for the community
MTSU has expressive art for the community

"Art Education and the Human Figure" is an exhibition of artworks by MTSU art education majors that explore portraiture and the human form.

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MTSU students find many opportunities to volunteer at fair
MTSU students find many opportunities to volunteer at fair

Andrea Hampton had a list of potential nonprofit organizations she was considering helping as a volunteer -- and it kept growing.

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Todd Art Gallery plays host to In/finite Earth
Todd Art Gallery plays host to In/finite Earth

The MTSU Department of Art's Todd Art Gallery plays host to In/finite Earth September 16-October 1, 2014.

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Leaders begin mapping auto manufacturing strategy at MTSU
Leaders begin mapping auto manufacturing strategy at MTSU

"We (MTSU) have an opportunity to gain federal grant money for the purpose of workforce development, boosting research assets and utilizing the supply chain," Perry said.

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Podcast: Thompson Pre-Game Show
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Did you know that the President of MTSU is an avid photographer? He has a show
Did you know that the President of MTSU is an avid photographer? He has a show

MTSU President Sidney McPhee tells of the beauty and wonder of China's past, its undeniable progress, and evolution through his photography...

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MTSU Students to stage Italian campaign
MTSU Students to stage Italian campaign

"The soft underbelly of Europe," as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described Italy, is an often underappreciated theatre of operations in the war, Dr. Derek Frisby of MTSU said.

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MTSU Science Building leaves quite a first-day impression
MTSU Science Building leaves quite a first-day impression

Wiser-Patten Science Hall, built in 1932, and Davis Science Building, built in 1967, have served generations of students.

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MTSU president emphasizes retention, graduation, jobs to faculty
MTSU president emphasizes retention, graduation, jobs to faculty

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee had a straightforward message to faculty and leaders during the Fall Faculty Meeting inside Tucker Theatre: "We must ensure that we recruit, retain..."

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Elliott's hard work recognized with MTSU quarterly employee award
Elliott's hard work recognized with MTSU quarterly employee award

An MTSU employee has been recognized for outstanding service to her department, colleagues, students and the university.

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Prank with AirSoft Guns goes too far in Murfreesboro? You decide...
Prank with AirSoft Guns goes too far in Murfreesboro? You decide...

Several armed subjects who were wearing ski mask alarmed residents in Murfreesboro on Tuesday night. MTSU Football Coach Rick Stockstill has issued a statement after confirming that multiple players were involved in this prank.

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MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students
MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students

Thousands of MTSU students are preparing to return to campus for the fall semester. The mix of new freshmen and transfers will join returning students in their quest for academic success.

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MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students
MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students

Thousands of MTSU students are preparing to return to campus for the fall semester. The mix of new freshmen and transfers will join returning students in their quest for academic success.

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MTSU Makes Adjustment To Attract Freshmen Transfers

MTSU hopes to boost recruitment of incoming freshmen and transfer students with a recent change to scholarship eligibility requirements intended to help more students ease the burden of rising tuition.

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MTSU Professor expanding her "interim" role to become interim vice provost for research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies

"Dr. Eller brings her wealth of administrative and graduate education experience to this position, and I know the entire MTSU community will support her," University Provost Brad Bartel said.

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872 Received MTSU Diplomas Saturday
872 Received MTSU Diplomas Saturday

872 new Blue Raider alumni were created with summer graduation ceremonies on Saturday morning at Murphy Center.

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MTSU Administrators and Deans to travel the state
MTSU Administrators and Deans to travel the state

Middle Tennessee State University's top administrators and deans will meet with prospective students in six Tennessee cities in September and October as part of the university's annual True Blue Tour.

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MTSU Students collecting food for students in need of help
MTSU Students collecting food for students in need of help

The pantry has collected more than 12,000 pounds of food since opening and has served more than 700 students who’ve found themselves in need of a decent meal but without the resources to feed themselves.

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105 Report to MT Football Camp for Start of Drills
105 Report to MT Football Camp for Start of Drills

Head Coach Rick Stockstill welcomed 105 veterans and newcomers Sunday as the team officially reported for the start of fall drills. The first official practice is set for Monday at 4:20 PM and is open to the public.

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105 Report to MT Football Camp for Start of Drills
105 Report to MT Football Camp for Start of Drills

Head Coach Rick Stockstill welcomed 105 veterans and newcomers Sunday as the team officially reported for the start of fall drills. The first official practice is set for Monday at 4:20 PM and is open to the public.

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Good numbers: 853 Students to graduate on August 9th
Good numbers: 853 Students to graduate on August 9th

On Aug. 9, according to a report from the university’s Registrar’s Office, 853 students are set to graduate from MTSU.

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MTSU Men's Basketball Team to help Special Needs Children with basketball
MTSU Men's Basketball Team to help Special Needs Children with basketball

Coach Kermit Davis and members of the MTSU Men’s Basketball Team will facilitate a basketball clinic for children with special needs at Special Kids’ Camp Ability this Wednesday, July 30, from 1-2:30 p.m.

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New from MTSU: Scandinavian study-abroad trip finds 'happiness' for new exhibit in MTSU's Todd Art Gallery
New from MTSU: Scandinavian study-abroad trip finds 'happiness' for new exhibit in MTSU's Todd Art Gallery

MTSU students learned firsthand why the people of Scandinavia’s cozy countries continually top the United Nations’ “World Happiness Report..."

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MTSU’s 2014 Death Scene Investigation
MTSU’s 2014 Death Scene Investigation

Interesting: The Death Scene Investigation Workshop aims to help the people who work with death sites get ready to secure, investigate and prosecute deadly crimes.

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Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)
Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)

"Saddle Up" gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the MTSU Foundation House...

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MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students
MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students

The Guangxi students will enroll at MTSU as soon as they complete course requirements on their campus.

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MTSU extends research contract with the world’s largest medicinal herb garden in China
MTSU extends research contract with the world’s largest medicinal herb garden in China

Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Monday to extend its research partnership with the world’s largest medicinal herb garden in China through 2021.

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Rotary Club spends the day on the farm with MTSU
Rotary Club spends the day on the farm with MTSU

Rising with the roosters, members of the Murfreesboro business community spent part of their workday at MTSU Farm.

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MTSU James Union Building closed for repairs

The roughly 52,000-square-foot facility opened in 1952 as MTSU’s first student union and has remained in constant use since for campus and community special events...

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MTSU workshop trains teachers to help struggling readers
MTSU workshop trains teachers to help struggling readers

Ron Yoshimoto, the statewide special education literacy resource teacher trainer for Hawaii, conducted a 40-hour training program at MTSU to train teachers how to help youngsters having problems with reading.

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Couple staying the night in Murfreesboro on 1,000 mile covered wagon and mule journey
Couple staying the night in Murfreesboro on 1,000 mile covered wagon and mule journey

On Wednesday night, the Glasscocks and their mules stayed on the MTSU campus in a covered barn. On Thursday night, they plan to stay in Smyrna.

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Veteran takes an honor flight (check out these pictures)
Veteran takes an honor flight (check out these pictures)

An honor flight took place at the Murfreesboro airport on Wednesday. This U.S. Veteran enjoyed turning back the clock and flying again. He flew on a MTSU prop plane. 

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Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)
Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)

The eighth annual Saddle Up event to benefit ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help) is slated for Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 pm at MTSU’s Foundation House...

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2014 Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
2014 Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The 2014 class of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame just announced features five stars from the past, several of whom were also trailblazers in their own right.

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2014 Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
2014 Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The 2014 class of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame just announced features five stars from the past, several of whom were also trailblazers in their own right.

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Suspicious Package Reported at MTSU Bus Stop - ALL CLEAR

A suspicious package was been found this (Monday) morning on the MTSU campus. According to the MTSU Alerts Twitter account, the package was found near the Jones Hall bus stop. The package has since been given the ALL CLEAR as it was not deemed to contain anything dangerous. 

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SURF-ing through body fluids at MTSU?
SURF-ing through body fluids at MTSU?

An MTSU senior is SURF-ing through samples of a body fluid this summer in a research project that will ultimately help her assist investigators in their quests to solve crimes.

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LOCAL ART: MTSU Todd Art Gallery announces the Fellowship of Artists exhibit at Murfree Gallery
LOCAL ART: MTSU Todd Art Gallery announces the Fellowship of Artists exhibit at Murfree Gallery

In partnership with the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s office the MTSU Todd Art Gallery announces the Fellowship of Artists exhibit at Murfree Gallery June 27-July 28, 2014. 

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Congratulations to MTSU Professor Dr. Thomas Tang
Congratulations to MTSU Professor Dr. Thomas Tang

Dr. Thomas Tang, a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing in the MTSU Jones College of Business, was recently named a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

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MT unveils #TRUE marketing campaign

MT Athletics unveiled #TRUE as its marketing theme for next season, a more consistent and distinctive advertising concept that will be used by all 17 teams and also connects to the University's ongoing "I am True Blue" brand.

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MT unveils #TRUE marketing campaign

MT Athletics unveiled #TRUE as its marketing theme for next season, a more consistent and distinctive advertising concept that will be used by all 17 teams and also connects to the University's ongoing "I am True Blue" brand.

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Murphy named assistant director of annual giving at MTSU
Murphy named assistant director of annual giving at MTSU

Trisha Murphy has been named assistant director of annual giving at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU main computer lab getting summer facelift for students
MTSU main computer lab getting summer facelift for students

When MTSU students return to campus this fall, they’ll find the Jones College of Business University Computer Lab upgraded considerably, complete with revised operating hours to better serve the campus.

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MTSU Students Covering NEWS at Bonnaroo?
MTSU Students Covering NEWS at Bonnaroo?

Two MTSU students are enjoying this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival from a unique vantage point.

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 MTSU, City Schools alliance promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM
MTSU, City Schools alliance promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM

This is the kind of impact Camp PRiSM  — Practices in Science and Math — can have on the Murfreesboro City Schools children who attend each year.

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Trio of Blue Raiders, Former Riverdale Player Drafted
Trio of Blue Raiders, Former Riverdale Player Drafted

A pair of Middle Tennessee players were selected on the final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. Junior RHP Matt Blackham was picked in the 29th round (865th overall) by the New York Mets, while senior Trent Miller was drafted in the 40th round (1,194th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Middle Half is
Middle Half is "Full"--Sold Out!

In less than 24 hours after registration opened, the 8th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon (“The Middle Half”) reached its cap of 3,250 participants.

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Giant
Giant "Google" Looks to MTSU and Hires New Graduates

Nathan Reale and Matt Houglum are the latest alumni from MTSU and its computer science program to tap the career pipeline to Web service giant Google.

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Varsity Club's Legends Golf Tournament set for June 20
Varsity Club's Legends Golf Tournament set for June 20

The annual Legends Golf Tournament sponsored by the Varsity Club is set for Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Indian Hills Golf Club in Murfreesboro.

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Former Blue Raider McHenry Back with Colorado
Former Blue Raider McHenry Back with Colorado

For the second time this season, former Middle Tennessee baseball standout Michael McKenry has been recalled to the Colorado Rockies from AAA Colorado Springs.

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Former Blue Raider McHenry Back with Colorado
Former Blue Raider McHenry Back with Colorado

For the second time this season, former Middle Tennessee baseball standout Michael McKenry has been recalled to the Colorado Rockies from AAA Colorado Springs.

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Alexander joins MTSU in welcoming Governor’s School arts students in 30th year
Alexander joins MTSU in welcoming Governor’s School arts students in 30th year

For almost three decades, the Governor's School for the Arts has nurtured the “creative spark” of young Tennesseans with a love for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and filmmaking.

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MTSU Fulbright Recipients to Perform Research in Brazil in 2015
MTSU Fulbright Recipients to Perform Research in Brazil in 2015

Brazil will serve as the backdrop and host country for Jennifer Elizabeth Benetti-Longhini and Kevin McDaniel, MTSU’s newest Fulbright fellowship award recipients.

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18 Blue Raiders participating in Summer League Baseball
18 Blue Raiders participating in Summer League Baseball

There will be 18 Middle Tennessee baseball student-athletes participating in a dozen different collegiate summer leagues in 2014. A few of the Blue Raiders have already begun, while others start within the next two weeks.

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18 Blue Raiders participating in Summer League Baseball
18 Blue Raiders participating in Summer League Baseball

There will be 18 Middle Tennessee baseball student-athletes participating in a dozen different collegiate summer leagues in 2014. A few of the Blue Raiders have already begun, while others start within the next two weeks.

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Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference at MTSU
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — With registration already underway, middle school and high school girls should act early to secure their spot in the 2014 Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference at MTSU.

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MTSU Police offers free rape defense classes in June

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU Police Department will be conducting a series of free RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes in June for all interested female MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. 

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AT MTSU THIS WEEK: Tennessee Guitar Festival and Competition May 29-31
AT MTSU THIS WEEK: Tennessee Guitar Festival and Competition May 29-31

MURFREESBORO - Dr. Ciulei said his love for guitar started at a young age when he acted like his brothers guitar was a motorcycle...

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MTSU China delegation wraps up with fifth partnership

XI’AN, CHINA — Middle Tennessee State University’s delegation to China headed home Wednesday after gaining a fifth new academic partner and setting plans for a group of Rutherford County schoolchildren and parents to visit Xi’an cultural sites in July.

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MTSU wraps up south China visit with agreement, lectures
MTSU wraps up south China visit with agreement, lectures

(CHENZHOU, CHINA) -- Middle Tennessee State University’s latest delegation to China left the Hunan province Monday after gaining yet another educational partner and speaking with prospective students at three other institutions.

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MTSU "CUSTOMS" for new students!

Middle Tennessee State University calls it CUSTOMS — MTSU’s summer orientation program for new students, freshmen and transfers.

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MTSU Signs Agreement with Shanghai Second Polytechnic University
MTSU Signs Agreement with Shanghai Second Polytechnic University

Middle Tennessee State University gained an international partner with expertise in mechatronics engineering through a pact signed Thursday with Shanghai Second Polytechnic University.

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Looking for something to keep the kids in shape? How about Strength and Speed camp?
Looking for something to keep the kids in shape? How about Strength and Speed camp?

Middle Tennessee will host its 21st annual Strength and Speed camp for all athletes ages 10 through 18 this summer.

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MTSU and Southwest Georgia’s Albany Technical College ink deal
MTSU and Southwest Georgia’s Albany Technical College ink deal

Officials from MTSU and Southwest Georgia’s Albany Technical College signed an agreement allowing students who graduate with an associate degree from Albany Tech to transfer to MTSU to earn their bachelor’s degree in electromechanical engineering technology.

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MTSU chemistry professor earns ATHENA International Award
MTSU chemistry professor earns ATHENA International Award

MTSU chemistry professor Judith Iriarte-Gross found herself “totally surprised” when her name was announced as the inaugural recipient of the ATHENA International Leadership Award.

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MTSU and Hangzhou Normal University officials extend partnership, discuss future music cultural center
MTSU and Hangzhou Normal University officials extend partnership, discuss future music cultural center

Middle Tennessee State University and Hangzhou Normal University on Monday extended its Confucius Institute partnership — and discussed an idea to expand it with the creation of a Chinese music and cultural center at MTSU.

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MTSU's June Anderson Foundation Helps Women

Young women who have overcome obstacles and achieved academic excellence have been rewarded with full tuition scholarships at MTSU.

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Register Now For MTSU Youth Writers Camp
Register Now For MTSU Youth Writers Camp

Young people across Middle Tennessee who enjoy reading and writing still have time to register for MTSU’s annual Youth Writers’ Camps June 9-19.

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UPDATE: MTSU Signs Agreement with Meliksah University and Firat University in Turkey to pursue partnership
UPDATE: MTSU Signs Agreement with Meliksah University and Firat University in Turkey to pursue partnership

MTSU has signed a letter of intent with Meliksah University and Firat University in Turkey to pursue an academic and industrial partnership to further develop Dr. Charles Perry’s retrofit wheel-hub motor. 

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Congressman DeJarlais Announces Winners To District Art Contest
Congressman DeJarlais Announces Winners To District Art Contest

Fourth District U.S. Congressman Scott DeJarlais was at MTSU's Todd Art Gallery Monday evening to congratulate winners of a district-wide art competition. 

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MTSU Plans Bell Street Renovations
MTSU Plans Bell Street Renovations

The Bell Street Building, which MTSU bought along with the site of the former Middle Tennessee Medical Center, for over 11-million dollars, will be renovated soon.

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College Tuition Could Be On The Rise
College Tuition Could Be On The Rise

Tuition increases could be in store for many college students in Tennessee. According to published reports, some public universities, like MTSU, could see increases of between four-and-eight-percent to offset reduced state funding. 

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Several Blue Raiders Living NFL Dreams
Several Blue Raiders Living NFL Dreams

Middle Tennessee defensive tackle Jimmy Staten became the first Blue Raider to be drafted since 2011 on Saturday, along with four other former players who signed rookie free agent deals.

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Several Blue Raiders Living NFL Dreams
Several Blue Raiders Living NFL Dreams

Middle Tennessee defensive tackle Jimmy Staten became the first Blue Raider to be drafted since 2011 on Saturday, along with four other former players who signed rookie free agent deals.

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You may know about an MTSU football player being drafted into the NFL, but do you know the rest of the story?
You may know about an MTSU football player being drafted into the NFL, but do you know the rest of the story?

Middle Tennessee Blue Raider defensive tackle Jimmy Staten became the first MTSU player to be drafted since 2011, as he was selected 172nd overall in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.

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Madam Xu Lin from China sang an Elvis Presley song during the MTSU graduation ceremony
Madam Xu Lin from China sang an Elvis Presley song during the MTSU graduation ceremony

Perhaps the most memorable section of the graduation was a speech by Madam Xu Lin from China.That memorable portion came in the form of an Elvis Presley song... Only You, that she sang to the graduates.

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MTSU Students WIN BIG with Shure Studio Equiptment
MTSU Students WIN BIG with Shure Studio Equiptment

MTSU’s Studio A looked and sounded a bit like Christmas morning as a team of seniors from the Department of Recording Industry tore open boxes of grand-prize equipment from Shure Inc.’s national “Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition.” 

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Local MTSU Graduate / victim of hit and run / needs your VOTE to receive free handicap van
Local MTSU Graduate / victim of hit and run / needs your VOTE to receive free handicap van

Jennifer Austin, whose life changed in a mere second on I-24, told WGNS she hopes to receive enough votes to win a new handicap accessible van.

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Are You
Are You "Helping" or "Hurting" Our Water?

Are you "helping" or "hurting" our water? MTSU's Stormwater Program's Cynthia Allen spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday about the importance of what we put into our creeks, rivers and storm drains. 

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MTSU announces five-year, $500K extension of the Hangzhou Normal University Confucius Institute
MTSU announces five-year, $500K extension of the Hangzhou Normal University Confucius Institute

The partnership between Middle Tennessee State University and Hangzhou Normal University for a Confucius Institute on the Murfreesboro campus has been recommended for a five-year, $500,000 extension, President Sidney A. McPhee said Monday.

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MTSU Graduation is Saturday, May 10

MTSU’s upcoming spring 2014 commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 10, will celebrate the culmination of a lifetime of educational accomplishments for almost 2,300 students.

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Internships fulfill MTSU master¹s in professional science obligation
Internships fulfill MTSU master¹s in professional science obligation

Brigette Thompson called it a wonderful experience. For David O’Brien, it was fantastic.

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 MTSU ROTC cadet earns major leadership award
MTSU ROTC cadet earns major leadership award

MTSU senior ROTC cadet Teana Harle represented the Blue Raider Battalion at the prestigious Army Cadet Command George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar in mid-April.

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Education abroad trip to Scotland 'life-changing' for MTSU mass comm student
Education abroad trip to Scotland 'life-changing' for MTSU mass comm student

Even though her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, represents a personal slice of heaven, MTSU sophomore Hannah Morris knows the breath-taking landscapes...

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Smyrna's Hannah Morris Studies In Scotland

Even though her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, represents a personal slice of heaven, MTSU sophomore Hannah Morris knows the breath-taking landscapes she’s witnessed in Glasgow, Scotland, this semester aren’t something she could find in the Midstate.

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Our hats off to four top notch MTSU employees!
Our hats off to four top notch MTSU employees!

MTSU honored four of its top employees during a special Employee Recognition Award Reception held in the James Union Building.

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Free lunchtime concert at MTSU this Friday

Anne MacFie, a folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from eastern Kentucky, will present a lunchtime concert at MTSU's Center for Popular Music at noon Friday, April 25. 

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BIG Retirement Numbers at MTSU
BIG Retirement Numbers at MTSU

MTSU's annual ceremony recognizing its retiring employees was a springtime celebration even more joyous than usual, perhaps because of those 57 workers' 1,205 combined years of service devoted to students and the campus community.

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MTSU Recognized for emergency personnel training video
MTSU Recognized for emergency personnel training video

Middle Tennessee State University has been recognized by the state of Tennessee’s Emergency Medical Services Board for its efforts to help train emergency medical personnel on new statewide licensure standards...

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MTSU: (1) JazzFest, (2) Learning Languages, (3) BLUE Print Solutions
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The annual Rutherford County 4-H Horse Show scheduled for May 10th

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Patrol will be on hand to present the American flag and kick off the show with style.

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MTSU moon buggy team earns Neil Armstrong Best Design Award
MTSU moon buggy team earns Neil Armstrong Best Design Award

The 14-member MTSU moon buggy team wanted to capture first place in the recent NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, previously known as the Great Moonbuggy Race, held recently in Huntsville, Ala.

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U.S. Department of State announces special visit to Murfreesboro

The U.S. Department of State "Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations" have notified WGNS that they plan to address the public on Tuesday, April 22 in Murfreesboro.

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Award winning NASA Aerospace Engineer visited Hobgood Elementary School in Murfreesboro on Thursday!
Award winning NASA Aerospace Engineer visited Hobgood Elementary School in Murfreesboro on Thursday!

MTSU students and faculty and the students at nearby Hobgood Elementary School (a NASA Explorer School) received a special treat Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17...

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MTSU Honors College unveils ‘Last Lecture Series’ April 16 and 23
MTSU Honors College unveils ‘Last Lecture Series’ April 16 and 23

The University Honors College at MTSU is initiating a new lecture series to offer retiring Honors faculty members an opportunity to speak to both the campus community and general public.

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U.S. Army three-star General and a top education official from China to receive honorary doctorates from MTSU
U.S. Army three-star General and a top education official from China to receive honorary doctorates from MTSU

This will mark only the third and fourth honorary doctorates presented by MTSU, with the first two presented last year...

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Behind-the-scenes scramble to oust Tennessee governor is MTSU Windham Lecture topic
Behind-the-scenes scramble to oust Tennessee governor is MTSU Windham Lecture topic

Public affairs consultant and former journalist Keel Hunt will bring the story of Tennessee’s unprecedented bipartisan ouster of a corrupt governor to MTSU’s renowned Windham Lecture Series at a free public event on Thursday, April 17.

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Easter Egg Hunt At MTSU President's Home

Around a hundred youngsters visited the home of Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee Sunday afternoon for the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by our university’s PanHellenic Council. 

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MTSU 1911 Society Luncheon

MTSU recognized community members who have made financial commitments to the university for the long term during Friday’s second annual 1911 Society Luncheon in the Student Union Ballroom.

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New Vision Baptist to meet on MTSU campus and UNITE students with Christ!
New Vision Baptist to meet on MTSU campus and UNITE students with Christ!

“To UNITE students across our campus and community in the name of Christ.” The event will be in the MTSU Student Union Building.

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The MTSU Moon Buggy is now in Alabama, after a Wednesday road trip
The MTSU Moon Buggy is now in Alabama, after a Wednesday road trip

High hopes and great expectations are how 14 MTSU students left Murfreesboro Thursday (April 10), heading for Huntsville, Ala., and the two-day NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge...

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Bonnaroo and MTSU Tie the Knot
Bonnaroo and MTSU Tie the Knot

“Bonnaroo is one of the most successful, ambitious and diverse music festivals in the world,” said Mass Communication Dean Ken Paulson, “and it is also one of the most generous.”

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MTSU's Mass Comm Links With Bonnaroo

MTSU’s College of Mass Communication and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have entered into a partnership.

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“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a five-time 2006 Tony Award-winning musical featured at MTSU
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a five-time 2006 Tony Award-winning musical featured at MTSU

A starstruck musical theater lover’s imagination comes to life on MTSU’s Tucker Theatre stage April 9-13 with a family-friendly comedy that’s a dream come true for at least two of its actors.

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MTSU Gore Center unveils new research materials for ‘Congress Week’
MTSU Gore Center unveils new research materials for ‘Congress Week’

MTSU’s Albert Gore Research Center is joining national commemorations of “Congress Week” from April 1-7 by opening several new groups of research materials for scholars and the public.

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MTSU Celebrates "Equal Pay Day" on April 8th

The emphasis will be on a woman’s earning power as MTSU observes Equal Pay Day this coming April 8th.

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New from MTSU: Musician George Dennehy shares infectious message of joy at MTSU

George Dennehy offers many messages in his music — love, gratitude, determination, acceptance, faithfulness — but the one that seems to permeate the young singer/songwriter's conversation is joy.

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Sign-Up for Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day: May 1st

The 23rd annual Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day at Middle Tennessee State University will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Thursday, May 1st.

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Alysha Clark will not return in 2014-15
Alysha Clark will not return in 2014-15

Middle Tennessee women's basketball head coach Rick Insell announced that assistant coach Alysha Clark will not return for the 2014-15 season. Clark, whose contract ends on April 22, will return to the WNBA's Seattle Storm.

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Alysha Clark will not return in 2014-15
Alysha Clark will not return in 2014-15

Middle Tennessee women's basketball head coach Rick Insell announced that assistant coach Alysha Clark will not return for the 2014-15 season. Clark, whose contract ends on April 22, will return to the WNBA's Seattle Storm.

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MTSU's AKA Sorority Helping With Duck Derby

The MTSU Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority partnered with the Child Advocacy Center and volunteered their time for the 2014 Duck Derby.

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Sunday MT Baseball start time vs. Rice moved to 11 a.m.
Sunday MT Baseball start time vs. Rice moved to 11 a.m.

Sunday's baseball game between Middle Tennessee and Rice, originally slated for a noon first pitch, has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. The game is being moved to accommodate Rice's travel plans in returning to Houston.

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RutherfordCABLE Focuses On "Entrepreneurial Spirit"

RutherfordCABLE will feature Dr. David J. Urban, Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, at its upcoming breakfast meeting on Tuesday, April 8th from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Stones River Country Club.

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Man arrested in Murfreesboro on child porn charges by the FBI
Man arrested in Murfreesboro on child porn charges by the FBI

Dylan Quandt, 22, of Keylon Street, Manchester was arrested Thursday at a residence on Mercury Blvd in Murfreesboro by the FBI on child porn charges.

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Exhibit at MTSU Todd Art Gallery: Trust Without Borders
Exhibit at MTSU Todd Art Gallery: Trust Without Borders

The exhibition focuses on personal identity and spiritual awareness and will feature both abstract and realistic styles, as well as different methods of painting, including encaustic, a wax medium.

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MTSU concrete industry students seek internships with speedy interview process
MTSU concrete industry students seek internships with speedy interview process

The action was fast and furious recently for the 23 dressed-for-success MTSU Concrete Industry Management program students. 

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New Science Building on MTSU Campus Spotlighted During Preview Day Tours
New Science Building on MTSU Campus Spotlighted During Preview Day Tours

Rising on the south side of the MTSU campus, the next coming attraction — the 257,000-square-foot Science Building just off Alumni Drive — is being completed by construction crews for future science students.

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Journalist Soledad O’Brien at MTSU Wednesday Night
Journalist Soledad O’Brien at MTSU Wednesday Night

This coming Wednesday night at 7:00, award-winning broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien will be the keynote speaker for MTSU’s celebration of National Women’s History Month.

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Six Decades of Country Music on Display at MTSU
Six Decades of Country Music on Display at MTSU

A new exhibit showcasing photos from six decades of country music captured by the lenses of three distinguished photographers opens Thursday, March 20, in MTSU’s nationally renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery.

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Over 1,000 to participate in MTSU Spring Preview Day
Over 1,000 to participate in MTSU Spring Preview Day

MTSU admissions, enrollment and academic officials are gearing up for what will be one of the university’s largest preview days.

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Great career event was recently held at MTSU for agribusiness students and more
Great career event was recently held at MTSU for agribusiness students and more

MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience students, especially upperclassmen, gained a greater insight into the job market with the recent sixth annual Ag Career Fair.

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MTSU Offering New Master's Degree
MTSU Offering New Master's Degree

As the local job market improves and the region continues to attract good-paying jobs, MTSU hopes its new master’s degree in management will become increasingly attractive...

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Deals on Books, Records, DVDs and More...Help MTSU Scholarship Fund!

This coming Saturday brings great deals on books, DVDs, tapes and records will be available at a scholarship fundraiser at MTSU.

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Folk Scholar Stephen Wade at MTSU CANCELLED

Renowned folk scholar Stephen Wade's concert MTSU on March 19-20 cancelled due to extreme weather conditions where he lives.

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Special MTSU Art Exhibit

The Revival exhibition is collaboration between students of MTSU’s English and Art departments. 

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Blackman Boys, Lady Raiders Advance to Title Games, MTSU Men Fall In Semifinals
Blackman Boys, Lady Raiders Advance to Title Games, MTSU Men Fall In Semifinals

The Blackman boys and MT Lady Raiders advance to the title games and the Middle men play this afternoon, hoping to make it three for three. Blackman defeated Brentwood 47-41 in the semifinals of the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. The Lady Raiders defeat FIU 64-57 in the CUSA semis. The MTSU men fell to Tulsa 76-69 in the Conference USA semifinals.

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 MTSU opens $16M Student Services and Admissions Center, MT One Stop
MTSU opens $16M Student Services and Admissions Center, MT One Stop

Located on Blue Raider Drive, the 58,000-square-foot facility with brick exterior opened for students and visitors. Added features include an approximately 270-foot bridge extending to the Student Union and an approximately 35-foot bridge connecting the east side of the new building to an adjacent parking deck for the MTSU Boulevard Garage.

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The MTSU Motor Pool staff are our Good Neighbors of the Day
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First Amendment scholar Ken Paulson, dean of the MTSU College of Mass Comm talks about FREE SPEECH
First Amendment scholar Ken Paulson, dean of the MTSU College of Mass Comm talks about FREE SPEECH

First Amendment scholar Ken Paulson, dean of the MTSU College of Mass Communication, is among panelists discussing the free speech rights of student fans on a recent edition of ESPN’s award-winning “Outside the Lines” investigative news program.

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Wetland Clean-Up Volunteers Needed This Tuesday Morning

Volunteers are being recruited for this coing Tuesday (3/11/2014)morning from 9:00 until 3:00 in the afternoon. Help is needed to clean up Sinking Creek and the adjacent wetland between McAlister’s Deli and Murfreesboro Animal Clinic.

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A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...
A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...

On the pristine Rutherford County Century Farm where MTSU alumnus Katherine Batey Whitt grew up in the Blackman community outside of Murfreesboro, she and husband and fellow alumnus Brandon Whitt received a special prize Wednesday (March 5) for being nationally recognized.

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A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...
A well deserved award to a hard working farmer and his wife in Rutherford County! Great story for our WGNS friends...

On the pristine Rutherford County Century Farm where MTSU alumnus Katherine Batey Whitt grew up in the Blackman community outside of Murfreesboro, she and husband and fellow alumnus Brandon Whitt received a special prize Wednesday (March 5) for being nationally recognized.

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"Jesus Christ Super Star" is BACK in Murfreesboro

Last year’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, one of the largest-grossing shows staged by The Center for the Arts in 2013, returns this Easter weekend with its principal cast and crew for a limited four-day run.

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Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce encourages YOU to watch the High School TSSAA games at MTSU
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce encourages YOU to watch the High School TSSAA games at MTSU

Don't miss out on all of the fun and excitement at the 2014 TSSAA BlueCross State Basketball Championships!  Come to MTSU's Murphy Center to watch hoop action at its finest.

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How cool is this? Meet the Beatles’ engineer, author at special free MTSU lecture March 19
How cool is this? Meet the Beatles’ engineer, author at special free MTSU lecture March 19

Ken Scott, who started out as one of the five main engineers for the Beatles, became one of the pre-eminent recording engineers and producers of the 20th century. He worked on the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album, among others

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Grammy Award-winning Violinist to perform with MTSU Faculty Tuesday
Grammy Award-winning Violinist to perform with MTSU Faculty Tuesday

MTSU School of Music faculty cellist Christine Kim and pianist Arunesh Nadgir will be joined by Grammy Award-winning violinist Karen Kim for a free public concert of chamber music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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MTSU Offices Closing at 2pm

Middle Tennessee State University will close administrative offices, except for certain essential services (including campus dining and public safety operations), at 2 p.m. today (Monday) because of concerns about icing and deteriorating road conditions throughout Middle Tennessee. All day and night classes for Monday already were canceled.

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Oakland High Did Well In Friday's "History Day" at MTSU

Students from Oakland High School competed in the Middle Tennessee Level of the National History Day competition at MTSU. Now they move to the state level in April. 

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Will you volunteer on Saturday? It is a tree planting event!
Will you volunteer on Saturday? It is a tree planting event!

Community volunteers are needed Saturday, March 1, for a tree planting event along Garrison Creek in east Murfreesboro aimed at protecting the local water supply.

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Agreement signed between MTSU and Columbia State (with audio)
Agreement signed between MTSU and Columbia State (with audio)

An agreement signed Thursday (Feb. 27) between Middle Tennessee State University and Columbia State will allow community college students to earn a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness without ever having to leave Marshall County.

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State Representative Dawn White Recognizes MTSU on Tuesday
State Representative Dawn White Recognizes MTSU on Tuesday

MTSU’s Quest for Student Success efforts were recognized Tuesday by state Rep. Dawn White during a hearing of the House Education Committee at the Capitol.

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Do you think people use cell phones and check emails too much? One MTSU Professor does...
Do you think people use cell phones and check emails too much? One MTSU Professor does...

So what’s up with cell phones? A local professor by the name of Larry Burriss at MTSU chimes in on the rise of cell phone use. He stated, “How did we get into such a state that we became so dependent on these machines?” 

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TN Veteran Education Task Force discusses its vision, support for student vets
TN Veteran Education Task Force discusses its vision, support for student vets

Clarifying its vision and brainstorming about ways to better support student veterans within higher education, the Tennessee Veteran Education Task Force met Friday (Feb. 21) at the James Union Building on the MTSU campus.

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More Aerospace Partnerships At MTSU Could Benefit Area Youth

The top two commanders of the Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing toured MTSU’s flight and air traffic control simulators Friday as part of a fact-finding mission that could result in an aerospace education partnership to benefit area youth.

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"Black Cat Cave" May Have Prehistoric Ties

Looks as if the controversial Black Cat Cave, across from the VA Hospital, was more than a speakeasy in the Prohibition days of the 1920's. This coming Tuesday's WGNS Action Line broadcast (8:10-9:00AM) will cover news about these prehistoric findings. 

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One ticket, three games? Get yours for Blue Pride Saturday
One ticket, three games? Get yours for Blue Pride Saturday

Show your Blue Raider pride on Saturday, March 1, with a great deal to see three MTSU athletic contests for the price of one.

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MTSU Meets Music City at the Todd Art Gallery and Beyond
MTSU Meets Music City at the Todd Art Gallery and Beyond

MTSU Todd Art Gallery mixes in a little of the Music City for the latest Art Gallery display...

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Same Sex Marraige, Marijuana and Guns! What More Can You Ask in the Polls?

Additionally, the poll measured attitudes toward abortion, further restricting access to pseudoephedrine, allowing grocery stores to sell wine, and repealing the new federal healthcare law.

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MTSU Mardi Gras Night - The Pictures of the Fans Tell the Story of Excitement
MTSU Mardi Gras Night - The Pictures of the Fans Tell the Story of Excitement

The MTSU Mardi Gras night was a blast for fans, players and students on Thursday evening. We captured the enthusiastic kids, students and fans on camera. The expressions and excitement is priceless... 

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Unsung heroes ‘blessed’ by MTSU Unity Luncheon recognition
Unsung heroes ‘blessed’ by MTSU Unity Luncheon recognition

MTSU alumnus and author Michael McDonald knows of struggle. He battled cancer as an adult and the mean streets of Buffalo, N.Y., as a child, leaning on his deep faith to lead and guide him all along the way.

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Play 4Kay Power of Pink Game at MTSU!
Play 4Kay Power of Pink Game at MTSU!

The 25th ranked Middle Tennessee women’s basketball team hosts its annual Play 4Kay Power of Pink game on Saturday, Feb. 8, when Rice visits for a 2 p.m. Conference USA game.

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Unity Luncheon on the MTSU Campus Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Murfreesboro Mayor Comments on Event

Campus and community will come together Tuesday, Feb. 11, at MTSU’s annual Unity Luncheon to celebrate three Rutherford County citizens who have spent their lives to service to others.

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MTSU Groundhog Luncheon was a Success on Tuesday (with audio and pictures)
MTSU Groundhog Luncheon was a Success on Tuesday (with audio and pictures)

The annual MTSU Groundhog Luncheon was a success on Tuesday. Looking back, the first Groundhog luncheon benefiting the Raider Baseball team took place 41-years ago. Coach Jim McGuire commented on the first luncheon…

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Oriental Monsoon Blowing Into MTSU's Tucker Theater on Thursday
Oriental Monsoon Blowing Into MTSU's Tucker Theater on Thursday

The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at MTSU as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for Murfreesboro.

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MT Announces 2014 Football Schedule
MT Announces 2014 Football Schedule

A home schedule that sees the return of a long-time rival, two regional conference attractions and a national power highlight the 2014 Middle Tennessee football schedule as announced by Director of Athletics Chris Massaro.

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Prospective MTSU students gain insight into majors, careers
Prospective MTSU students gain insight into majors, careers

Jessica Dempsey of Nashville and Kalon Taylor of Mumford, Tenn., were among nearly 60 prospective MTSU students attending Friday’s True Blue Experience Day.

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MTSU Honors College hosts Feb. 17 Presidents’ Day Open House
MTSU Honors College hosts Feb. 17 Presidents’ Day Open House

High school and transfer students and their families from across Tennessee are invited to the fifth annual Presidents’ Day Open House at Middle Tennessee State University’s Honors College and Student Union from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

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Exhibit at MTSU's Library about Rutherford County in Civil War

“This Cruel War: Rutherford County Experiences the Civil War,” an array of nine panels interpreting civilian life in Rutherford County during the conflict, is available for viewing through Feb. 14th in MTSU's Walker Library.

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Job approval for President Obama in Tennessee continues long, slow decline
Job approval for President Obama in Tennessee continues long, slow decline

On the eve of a rare visit to the state of Tennessee by President Barack Obama, a majority of the state’s residents disapprove of the job he is doing, according to an MTSU Poll taken this past weekend.

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Tennessee Valley Winds Concert

The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of Mr. Robert Sheldon on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm. 

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Six MTSU Flight Instructors Hired by ExpressJet in Georgia
Six MTSU Flight Instructors Hired by ExpressJet in Georgia

An agreement between the Middle Tennessee State University aerospace department and College Park, Ga.-based ExpressJet recently paid dividends when six university flight instructors were hired after all completed the same-day interview process.

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Podcast: Rick Insell Live Coaches Show
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MTSU Student Killed While Crossing the Street to be Remembered on Wednesday in Murfreesboro
MTSU Student Killed While Crossing the Street to be Remembered on Wednesday in Murfreesboro

The 28-year old man who died while crossing the street near the MTSU Murphy Center this past week in Murfreesboro will be remembered on Wednesday during a special service at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle Friday Morning near MTSU - Names Released
UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle Friday Morning near MTSU - Names Released

We have an update on a fatal accident that occurred on Friday morning near the MTSU Murphy Center. Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS that 28-year old David R. Chitwood of Haynes Drive was crossing...

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Project Help at MTSU Announces Major Name Change

Project Help on the MTSU campus is officially changing their name. Kerry Boylan, who not only does a show on WGNS every Friday morning, but also works at Project Help, stated...

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MTSU Students and Faculty Committed to Non-Violence in Rutherford County
MTSU Students and Faculty Committed to Non-Violence in Rutherford County

A commitment to nonviolence is one of four core values expressed in the True Blue Pledge, which is recited each year at MTSU’s Convocation Ceremony. A task force of faculty, staff and students developed the pledge in 2011 following the death of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart.

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Scholar's Week Returns February 25th!

MTSU's faculty is preparing for the eighth annual Scholar's Week next month.

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Becoming a Nurse is a Positive Career Move, According to MTSU Professor

Looking for a career change? Dr. Deborah Rose Wilson at MTSUs’ School of Nursing, told WGNS becoming a nurse is a career choice that can literally open up hundreds of doors…

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MTSU Todd Art Gallery to Open Exhibit Tuesday, January 21
MTSU Todd Art Gallery to Open Exhibit Tuesday, January 21

The MTSU Department of Art’s Todd Art Gallery (TAG) opens the spring semester Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 5-7 p.m. with an Artists Awards Reception for the first Shoebox...

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MTSU Students Reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Message

As the nation pauses to again reflect on the change-through-nonviolence message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students, faculty and staff at Middle Tennessee State University will have an opportunity to embrace that message in a way that’s uniquely True Blue.

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PROJECT HELP'S "Zumbathon" is this Saturday!

Help MTSU's Project Health and have fun at this Saturday morning's Zumbathon!

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MTSU Has Huge Concert Series Planned for 2014 Year
MTSU Has Huge Concert Series Planned for 2014 Year

The MTSU School of Music has a busy 2014 year. Dr. Michael Parkinson is the new director for the School of Music and he stated…

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Free On-Line Assistance In Getting MTSU Student Aid

Free on-line assistance in getting student aid at MTSU.

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MTSU Basketball Coaches Shows Return

The Middle Tennessee basketball coaches shows, featuring women's coach Rick Insell and men's coach Kermit Davis, returns on Monday live from Sam's All-American Sports Grill in Murfreesboro on WGNS. All shows will be held Monday nights, as announced by Nelligan Sports Marketing, the Blue Raiders' media partner.

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MTSU Participating in Event that is Celebrating Unity Among Congregations in the Murfreesboro Area - At World Outreach Church

Participating Pastors: 

  • The Rev. Brady Cooper, New Vision Baptist Church
  • The Rev. Craig Goff, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
  • The Rev. Allen Jackson, World Outreach Church
  • The Rev. James McCarroll, First Baptist Church
  • The Rev. Dean Sisk, Belle Aire Baptist Church
  • And The Rev. Vincent Windrow, Olive Branch Baptist Church
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Murphy Center Renovations Begin
Murphy Center Renovations Begin
The Murphy Center will undergo significant renovations as part of the Middle Tennessee State University Facilities Master Plan starting on Monday.
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UPDATE: MTSU Head Football Coach Rick Stockstill Makes Statement in Regards to Armed Services Bowl
UPDATE: MTSU Head Football Coach Rick Stockstill Makes Statement in Regards to Armed Services Bowl
"After seeing the replay of the game, I saw things that I was unable to see live from the sideline. I have called Navy Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo, quarterback Keenan Reynolds and Brant Ringler, the executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, and apologized for Roderic Blunt's actions."
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Navy 24 - MTSU 6 in Bell Helicopter Bowl (Podcast of Game)
Navy fired the opening shot and sank the Blue Raiders 24 - 6 before they got into open waters at the Bell Helicopter Bowl in Texas.
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Podcast: MTSU Blue Raiders vs. Maine (Men)
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Survey ranks MTSU Mass Comm program in Top 20 nationally
Survey ranks MTSU Mass Comm program in Top 20 nationally
Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication is gaining national attention, ranking among the top 20 programs in the U.S., according to a survey by a popular news industry trade publication.
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MTSU honored at national higher ed conference
MTSU honored at national higher ed conference
Middle Tennessee State University received two top awards at this year’s Association of Continuing Higher Education conference in Lexington, Ky.
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MTSU propels long-distance learner’s pursuit of degree  -  Memphis man becomes first aerospace online master’s recipient
MTSU propels long-distance learner’s pursuit of degree - Memphis man becomes first aerospace online master’s recipient
Approaching his mid-60s and well into his second career after retiring as an airline pilot, Memphis’ Ed Owen decided to tackle another challenge in life — an advanced degree.
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MTSU, Alabama A&M sign pact for scientific research
MTSU, Alabama A&M sign pact for scientific research
Bud Fischer, MTSU dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, said the MOU “creates an outstanding opportunity to bring together faculty and student researchers from both institutions to work together on collaborative, cutting-edge research projects in engineering and aerospace.”
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MTSU Military Commissioning Ceremony Went Well - See Pictures
MTSU Military Commissioning Ceremony Went Well - See Pictures
U.S. Army Col. Richard “Rich” Juergens of Fort Bragg spoke just before the swearing in and pinning of the new commissionees.
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Over 10,000 Attended Thursday Lady Raider Game at MTSU  -  At Halftime - HOVERCRAFT BOWLING
Over 10,000 Attended Thursday Lady Raider Game at MTSU - At Halftime - HOVERCRAFT BOWLING
Children danced, screamed, high-fived and even learned a thing or two about math and science before, during and after the game, which saw the MT Lady Raiders defeat visiting Kennesaw (Ga.) State University, 68-32...
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UPDATE: MTSU and North China University Ink Agreement (Video Also Included)
UPDATE: MTSU and North China University Ink Agreement (Video Also Included)
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee wrapped up a recent trip to China with an academic exchange agreement with the North China University of Technology, with initial focus on ties to the MTSU Jones College of Business.
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BRAA to Sponsor Bus to MT Football Bowl
The BRAA is sponsoring two bus trips to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas to watch the Blue Raiders play Navy on December 30th.
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MTSU survey: Midstate consumer outlook gloomier in December
With the holiday season in full swing, Midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to the latest three-county survey by MTSU.
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U.S. Naval Academy Vs. MTSU!
U.S. Naval Academy Vs. MTSU!
The Midshipmen will meet the Blue Raiders in the 2013 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to be played in Fort Worth, on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Yes, you'll hear the game "live" on WGNS.
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Wages Protest in front of Murfreesboro McDonald's Scheduled for Thursday Afternoon
Wages Protest in front of Murfreesboro McDonald's Scheduled for Thursday Afternoon
Three people showed up to protest the wages paid by McDonald's on Thursday during the lunch hour (12:30 pm) in Murfreesboro. 
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MTSU student entrepreneurs win cash for best business ideas
MTSU student entrepreneurs win cash for best business ideas
Three MTSU students earned cash for their business concepts after pitching them during the university’s first Student Business Idea Competition.
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Have You Ridden the Bus to Nashville?
Have You Ridden the Bus to Nashville?
It was 5:50 a.m. on a cold and blustery day when around 20 riders gathered at North Boulevard Church of Christ to board one of the region’s most convenient bus services to Nashville’s downtown Metropolitan Transit Authority hub known as the Music City Central.
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Podcast: MTSU Lady Raiders vs. Mississippi State (Women's Basketball)
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MTSU Students Unveil Media Project
MTSU mass communication students unveiled Bragg Innovative News Network.
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$15,000 Check to MTSU From the Southeast chapter of the International Beverage Packaging Association
$15,000 Check to MTSU From the Southeast chapter of the International Beverage Packaging Association
A $15,000 gift from the Southeast chapter of the International Beverage Packaging Association to the MTSU Foundation will go toward endowing student scholarships for the new mechatronics engineering program.
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 MTSU Ag Facilities Impress Mr. Dong, A Chinese Researcher
MTSU Ag Facilities Impress Mr. Dong, A Chinese Researcher
Dong, head of energy engineering and low carbon technology at his university, said the dairy facility at the farm is “advanced” and was impressed by the fact about 40 Food and Drug Administration personnel were receiving training on campus during his visit.
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Podcast: MTSU Lady Raiders vs. Kentucky (Women's Basketball)
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New Student Ministry Group on MTSU Campus Making Introduction with
New Student Ministry Group on MTSU Campus Making Introduction with "Thicker Than Water" Viewing Party with the Tankards
A new student ministry group at Middle Tennessee State University is introducing itself to campus by hosting a viewing party Sunday night for a new reality TV show with heavy local ties.
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MTSU Takes on Southern Mississippi Saturday, Hear What the Coach Says...
MTSU Takes on Southern Mississippi Saturday, Hear What the Coach Says...
MTSU is playing Southern Mississippi on Saturday in Football. Head Football Coach Rick Stockstill stated..
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INVESTIGATION: Student Claims He Was  FORCED To Drive Robbers to ATM Machine and Withdraw Cash
INVESTIGATION: Student Claims He Was FORCED To Drive Robbers to ATM Machine and Withdraw Cash
Detectives have released a photo that shows a so called "Person of Interest" in a case of “Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery and Theft.” No arrests have been named, but perhaps you recognize the culprit? 
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Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee to be Honored by The City Schools Foundation in Murfreesboro
Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee to be Honored by The City Schools Foundation in Murfreesboro
"Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee are strong leaders in education and our community. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor their service," says Doug Young, Chairman, The City Schools Foundation.
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Widow of George Jones Announces Special Scholarship at MTSU (With Pictures and Video)
Widow of George Jones Announces Special Scholarship at MTSU (With Pictures and Video)
The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at Middle Tennessee State University, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.
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Dr. McPhee, President of MTSU Says Higher Paying Jobs Are Available in TN, But Many Residents Lack the Education
Dr. McPhee, President of MTSU Says Higher Paying Jobs Are Available in TN, But Many Residents Lack the Education
MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee says lots of jobs are available in our state, but many residents lack the proper education…
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MTSU Confirms the Exploration and Study of Ginseng
Middle Tennessee State University will immediately begin the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the university’s Experiential Learning and Research Center in Lascassas, Tenn.
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To Be Held: The First Student Business Idea Competition at Middle Tennessee State University
To Be Held: The First Student Business Idea Competition at Middle Tennessee State University
Business-minded MTSU students of any discipline looking for start-up cash have until Friday, Nov. 15, to register online for the first Student Business Idea Competition at Middle Tennessee State University.
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Study Abroad Fair promotes global education for MTSU students Nov. 13

A world of educational and cultural opportunities awaits MTSU students at the 2013 Study Abroad Fair. The Office of Education Abroad will host the fair, which is free and open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the lobby of the Student Union.

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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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Podcast: MTSU Blue Raiders vs. Southern University (Men's Basketball)
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MTSU job fair presents opportunities for veterans (update with video)

MTSU sophomore Kevin Tonsetic has been trying to find work since August.  The history major and former serviceman with the U.S. Marine Corps does not need a full-time job. A part-time job will do.

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MTSU Sports Creates FUN, FAMILY EVENTS--Great Job!
MTSU Sports Creates FUN, FAMILY EVENTS--Great Job!
MTSU football is packed with a fun, family atmosphere for all ages. For a small investment, the whole family can enjoy a day together at the game. Today's game ball was brought-in by four parachutists.
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MTSU Coach Talks Bullying
MTSU Coach Talks Bullying
MTSU Head Football Coach Rick Stockstill told us that games are important, but he is also concerned about school bullying in our community.
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UPDATE: MTSU to conduct first Veterans Job Fair Thursday - Nov. 7
UPDATE: MTSU to conduct first Veterans Job Fair Thursday - Nov. 7
The first BRAVO Veterans Job Fair at MTSU will be held Thursday, with about 20 companies already on board to potentially jump-start careers through jobs or internships.
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SEE IT: Sculpture Exhibit on Display Now in Murfreesboro
SEE IT: Sculpture Exhibit on Display Now in Murfreesboro
Repository is an exhibition showcasing the works of several sculpture students curated by and including Sara Huggins.  
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MTSU Football Press Conference Discussing the Sat. Nov. 9, 2013 "Salute to Veterans" Game
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What Does MTSU Coack Rick Stockstill Say About the Saturday Game Against UAB?
What Does MTSU Coack Rick Stockstill Say About the Saturday Game Against UAB?
MTSU Plays UAB this weekend... Coach Rick Stockstill says that UAB is better than most think:
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Did you Miss the Barry Gibb Performance at MTSU on Monday? We Have a Video of Him Singing a BeeGee Classic HERE!
Did you Miss the Barry Gibb Performance at MTSU on Monday? We Have a Video of Him Singing a BeeGee Classic HERE!
Time for a walk down memory lane... Music icon Barry Gibb easily traced the genealogy of the Bee Gees classic “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” for more than 900 fans and friends at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre Monday night. Here is the video from that event!
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$1.5 MILLION Grant Going Towards MTSU Science Building
$1.5 MILLION Grant Going Towards MTSU Science Building
The university estimates that 80 percent of MTSU students will take a class in the science building, which will replace the existing Wiser-Patten Science Hall and Davis Science Building built in 1932 and 1967 respectively. 
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Christy-Houston Foundations Grants MTSU $1.5-million for Science Building
Middle Tennessee State University’s new science building has received a significant boost with a $1.5 million grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation.
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"Help" Project Help with the Donation of Hypo Allergenic Baby Wipes
Project Help is asking for the publics assistance. Project Help is an inclusive preschool for young children and has been part of both MTSU and the Rutherford County community for nearly 30 years.
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Two Classic Football Games - Three Miles Apart
The MTSU Blue Raiders final, game winning drive to beat Marshall 51-49. Oakland holding on to beat Blackman 9-3 in a battle of high school undefeated teams. And WGNS was there for both. 
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Woman Falls 20-Feet at MTSU Blackout Game on Thursday Night - Taken to Hospital
A woman was injured in a 20-foot fall on Thursday night at the MTSU Floyd Stadium during the Blackout Game. Evidently the female fell about 20-feet from the stands. The accident occurred shortly after MTSU beat Marshall.
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HUGE: MTSU Blackout TONIGHT / Blackman at Oakland TONIGHT
HUGE: MTSU Blackout TONIGHT / Blackman at Oakland TONIGHT
The official Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Blackout game is TONIGHT! The game has a scheduled kick off of 6:30pm and will be broadcast on WGNS FM 100.5, FM 101.9, AM 1450, over the air. Our High School broadcast will be available on our FREE WGNS Apps. 
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Art Exhibit on MTSU Campus Opens October 15, 2013 - You Are Invited!
Art Exhibit on MTSU Campus Opens October 15, 2013 - You Are Invited!
Another great art exhibit will soon be at the MTSU Todd Art Gallery starting on October 15. Printed Matter and more will be showcased.
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MTSU Observes Fall Break
MTSU Observes Fall Break
MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from through Tuesday.
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MTSU Symphony Orchestra to premiere student's inspiring composition Oct. 20
MTSU Symphony Orchestra to premiere student's inspiring composition Oct. 20
While involved in the strong band program at Columbia Central, Boothe formed the Liberty Brass Quartet and the Columbia Brass Ensemble that perform for the Maury County community in several concerts each year. He continues performing with the quartet and conducting the Brass Ensemble.
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MTSU Shredding Event Oct. 18
MTSU students and local residents can protect themselves from identity theft by participating in a community shredding event from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Rutherford Boulevard parking lot at Middle Tennessee State University.
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MTSU Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday
The MTSU Police Department will conduct sobriety roadside-safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of Saturday on Alumni Drive at Homecoming Circle on the MTSU campus. 
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MTSU students, alumni turn out for Fall Career Fair
Hundreds of sharply dressed MTSU students and alumni navigated their way around the track level of Murphy Center on Wednesday visiting the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.
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MT Blackout Game Excitement Grows
While Middle Tennessee has a game with North Texas in Denton this weekend, excitement is growing about the upcoming "Blackout Game" with Marshall. 
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Chili Cook-Off at Stones River Mall Was Spicy Fun on Tuesday!
Chili Cook-Off at Stones River Mall Was Spicy Fun on Tuesday!
The Chili Cook-Off at the Stones River Mall on Tuesday was a great success. Students from MTSU and families from throughout Rutherford County had a blast!
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MTSU unveils reforms geared to improve student success
MTSU unveils reforms geared to improve student success
MTSU unveiled today (Wednesday) a sweeping set of reforms that its president and provost say will target processes and practices that create barriers to student success. The plan, advanced by Provost Brad Bartel and endorsed by President Sidney McPhee, calls for the university to identify and rework general core courses with high academic failure rates.
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The Supreme Court on the MTSU Campus Today? Why?
The Supreme Court on the MTSU Campus Today? Why?

At 10:15 a.m., the state Supreme Court will hear Garcia v. Tennessee, which involves the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. Juan Alberto Blanco Garcia was an unauthorized alien illegally in the United States in 2008 when he was accused of multiple offenses in Warren County. 

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"Moon Taxi" Concert 7PM Wednesday Night At MTSU

Nashville-based rock group Moon Taxi will headline a special homecoming concert with support from Space Capone and DJ KDSML in the MTSU Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.

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MTSU Jazz Voice Department Performing at Local Coffee Shop on Saturday Evening

The MTSU Jazz Voice Department has partnered with JoZoara Coffee Shop in Murfreesboro to provide just such an atmosphere, featuring student performances every fourth Saturday evening, beginning Sept. 28.

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Stockstill: FAU Defensive Speed a Concern
Middle Tennessee opens Conference USA play on the road at FAU Saturday. Coach Rick Stockstill says the Owls are really fast on defense.
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Employer slots available for MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alumni
Employers looking for good talent can still sign up for an upcoming career fair hosted by the Career Development Center of Middle Tennessee State University.
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MTSU Minority Student Population Appears to be UP
MTSU Minority Student Population Appears to be UP
African-American students have increased to 5,014, an increase of 1.6 percent over 2012. Freshmen African-American is up 881 vs. 853 (3.3 percent increase). African-American enrollment (5,014) represents 21 percent of total enrollment, and increased 1.6 percent over 2012. African-American first-time freshmen (881) represent 27.71 percent of total first-time freshmen (3,179).
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Bruce Pearl to speak at MT Tip-off Celebration in October
ESPN analyst and former University of Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl is scheduled to speak at the Middle Tennessee men's basketball Tip-off Celebration Wednesday, Oct. 23.
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MT Opens CUSA Play Saturday
The Blue Raiders will take their 2-and-1 record to Boca Raton Saturday to battle the Owls of Florida Atlantic. Coach Rick Stockstill talks about the first Conference USA game for Middle Tennessee.
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This is Cool: Sony Music Nashville Chairman — and MTSU Alumnus to Speak at MTSU on Tuesday Evening
This is Cool: Sony Music Nashville Chairman — and MTSU Alumnus to Speak at MTSU on Tuesday Evening
Sony Music Nashville chairman — and MTSU alumnus — Gary Overton will speak at MTSU on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Room 221 of the McWherter Learning Resources Center. 
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MTSU DEBATE: DREAM Act Undocumented Immigrant Program - Yea or Nay?
MTSU DEBATE: DREAM Act Undocumented Immigrant Program - Yea or Nay?
“Not only is the DREAM Act a national topic, but a topic that is very important to Tennessee,” Richey said of the debate topic choice. “We live in a state with a large immigrant population. One only need to look around the campus of MTSU to see this.”
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Weekend Sports Recap
The Raiders survive their game with Memphis and how the preps faired. Read about it here.
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MT Tries to Tame Tigers This Weekend
The Blue Raiders will host the blue team from the west. The Memphis Tigers come to Murfreesboro this weekend. Coach Rick Stockstill says, make no mistake, they're a good football team. How big is Middle Tennessee's game with Memphis Saturday? Monte Hale, Jr. with All Sports Talk and goallsportstalk.com says it's pivotal. 
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INTERESTING: Stress on a Female's Brain is TOUGH
INTERESTING: Stress on a Female's Brain is TOUGH
A California-based researcher will discuss the physical and emotional impact of stress on women’s brain function at a free public lecture this month at MTSU.
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MTSU Vs. North Carolina This Saturday (Hear What the Coach Said)
MTSU Vs. North Carolina This Saturday (Hear What the Coach Said)
MTSU takes on North Carolina in the Carolina’s this Saturday morning at 11:30. Coach Stockstill stated at a recent press conference…
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Almost Like a Rock Concert: MTSU GOES ON TOUR, Academically Speaking of Course
Almost Like a Rock Concert: MTSU GOES ON TOUR, Academically Speaking of Course
The statewide tour, organized by the university’s Admissions Office, will include student receptions in Chattanooga on Sept. 17; Johnson City on Sept. 23; Knoxville on Sept. 24; Nashville on Oct. 8; Memphis on Oct. 21; and Jackson on Oct. 22.
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Kilgore a Go; MT Prepares for NC
A sigh of relief in Blue Raider Country. MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill says starting quarterback Logan Kilgore will be ready to play at North Carolina on Saturday.
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Big Blue Unveils Men's Basketball Schedule
Big Blue Unveils Men's Basketball Schedule
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider basketball team will have an exciting schedule this year. Coming off an NCAA year, the Big Blue's schedule will have six teams who made the tournament last year.
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What is the Marilyn Wood Award for Outstanding Department Contributions at MTSU? Hmmm....
What is the Marilyn Wood Award for Outstanding Department Contributions at MTSU? Hmmm....
MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is handing out a sweet new award — and rewards — this academic year to faculty and staff who help inspire students and colleagues.
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Blue Raiders Win Home Opener
Blue Raiders Win Home Opener
Home opening win. Check. Season opening win. Check. Middle Tennessee whipped Western Carolina 45-24 in front of just over 20-thousand Thursday night at Floyd Stadium. 
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Ahhh, The Joys of that First Week of Real Freedom at College! MTSU Students LOVE IT!
Ahhh, The Joys of that First Week of Real Freedom at College! MTSU Students LOVE IT!
“It’s a way for you to experience what Murfreesboro has to offer,” said Breyana Beverley, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Murfreesboro making the rounds with fellow ‘Boro resident Michael Joyner, a sophomore business management major.
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MTSU Todd Art Gallery Opens New Fall Exhibit (See a Glimpse of The Exhibit Here)
MTSU Todd Art Gallery Opens New Fall Exhibit (See a Glimpse of The Exhibit Here)
As the semester will soon begin at MTSU, new art exhibits will be on display in the Todd Art Gallery (see some of the art pieces in the pictures below). 
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Tax Seminar With the TN Dept. of Revenue and MTSU Scheduled for Sept. 5th
Tax Seminar With the TN Dept. of Revenue and MTSU Scheduled for Sept. 5th
The Tennessee Department of Revenue and Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Accountancy remind business owners, accountants, and tax practitioners that the deadline for registration for this year's annual Tennessee Business Tax Seminar is rapidly approaching.
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MTSU Football Press Conference on Thursday Night Opener This Week
MTSU Football Press Conference on Thursday Night Opener This Week
It is an exciting week in Rutherford County. MTSU will soon play their first football game under the new class title of the Conference USA Network. 
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Dewayne Betts Told MTSU Convocation Attendees "Hold To Your Dream"
Author Dewayne Betts told those attending the Sunday afternoon Convocation ceremony at MTSU's Murphy Center, "hold tenaciously on to a dream that will carry you when things are difficult.” His book was selected as the 2013 Summer Reading Selection for MTSU and Rutherford County.
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New BLUE RAIDERS Moving Into Dorms
Hundreds of new MTSU students and their families descended on campus this weekend to move into their dorms, but they didn’t do so by themselves. We Haul volunteers welcomed and assisted the students and families. 
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9 New Cadets Officially Join the MTSU ROTC Program - See Video
9 New Cadets Officially Join the MTSU ROTC Program - See Video
“I already was in the National Guard,” said Youngston, who is a social work major. “I just did it to better my career and advance faster.”
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Speaker to Discuss his “moment of insanity” to Incoming Students at MTSU on Sunday
Speaker to Discuss his “moment of insanity” to Incoming Students at MTSU on Sunday
Author R. Dwayne Betts, whose one “moment of insanity” ultimately changed his life for the good, will help welcome MTSU’s newest scholars at the annual University Convocation inside Murphy Center on Sunday, Aug. 25. 
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Congrats to MTSU: Close to $14-Million in Gifts Raised at MTSU During 2012-2013 Fiscal Year
Congrats to MTSU: Close to $14-Million in Gifts Raised at MTSU During 2012-2013 Fiscal Year
Middle Tennessee State University recorded its second-largest fundraising total in its history during the 2012-13 fiscal year, bringing in almost $14 million in gifts from more than 9,000 donors, officials announced Wednesday.
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NCAA No Brainer
OK, the NCAA got it right. However, it shouldn’t have gotten to the point it did. The NCAA on Monday decided that MTSU walk-on football player Steven Rhodes, a 24-year-old former Marine, will be eligible immediately.
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Five Things to Ponder
The countdown is on to MTSU opening the 2013 football season. The Blue Raiders will look to get off to a good start on Aug. 29 when they play host to Western Carolina. Here are some things to ponder as we near opening night:
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NCAA Strikes Again
What in the hell is Wrong with the NCAA? It seems MTSU freshman walk-on Steven Rhodes might not be eligible to play football this year because he participated in a military league in 2012. Having played in the league could cost him a year of eligibility. It’s just another stupid NCAA rule.
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NCAA Rules Rhodes Eligible to Play for MT
NCAA Rules Rhodes Eligible to Play for MT
The NCAA was quick to respond to the eligibility of an MTSU walk-on football player and former Marine. They ruled today (Monday) that Steven Rhodes will be able to play for the Blue Raiders immediately and maintain all four years of eligibility. 
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869 MTSU Students Graduated on Saturday (See the pictures)
869 MTSU Students Graduated on Saturday (See the pictures)
Over 850 degree candidates graduated during MTSU’s summer 2013 commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17, according to a report from the university’s Registrar’s Office.
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Former Marine Ineligible to Play Football for MTSU Because of Rec League Rule
Five years after serving in the Marines, Steven Rhodes is a freshman at MTSU. And because he played football in a military rec league, an N-C-Double-A rule won't allow him to play for the Blue Raiders this season. 
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MTSU's Ag Alumni and Friends Reception August 31st
The fourth annual MTSU Ag Alumni and Friends Reception at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in neighboring Shelbyville will be held starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
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MTSU and First Tennessee Bank Celebrated Longstanding Relationship Friday (with audio)
MTSU and First Tennessee Bank Celebrated Longstanding Relationship Friday (with audio)
One interesting aspect about this location is the fact that they “concierge” style banking.
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New MTSU Science Building On Schedule with Construction - See Pictures!
New MTSU Science Building On Schedule with Construction - See Pictures!
Construction on MTSU’s new $147 million Science Building remains on schedule, with move-in set for fall 2014 and opening for classes in spring 2015.
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Five MTSU grad students take science on the road … to Chile
Five MTSU grad students take science on the road … to Chile
Five Middle Tennessee State University graduate students will encounter an exchange of international scientific ideas for the next two weeks.
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He Will be Missed: John Harris, Director of MTSU Disabled Student Services Calls it Quits After Years of Helping Others
He Will be Missed: John Harris, Director of MTSU Disabled Student Services Calls it Quits After Years of Helping Others
Blind since birth, John Harris attended MTSU in the late 1970s and later returned to become the university’s first Disabled Student Services director in 1985.
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MTSU Professor Part of Prestigious Conference in Boston
MTSU Professor Part of Prestigious Conference in Boston
The 88th annual ALSB Conference is being held through Aug. 11 in Boston, Mass.
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UPDATE: Two New MTSU Parking Garages are NOW OPEN  - See The Video
UPDATE: Two New MTSU Parking Garages are NOW OPEN - See The Video
Students can enter the new parking garages with the swipe of a university ID card.
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$23.5 Million in Parking Options Now Available on the MTSU Campus
$23.5 Million in Parking Options Now Available on the MTSU Campus
Built by Messer Construction, the $23.5 million garages were paid for with student fees instituted a few years ago.
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Project Help Baird Lane Renovations
Some Project Help kids are enjoying new digs today. Finishing touches after a major renovations to the Baird Lane facility were completed over the weekend. 
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Brief Video Tour and Interview with Project Help
Brief Video Tour and Interview with Project Help
Watch our tour and interview at Project Help. The children will back at their Baird Lane location on Monday. 
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UPDATE: Three MT Football Players Arrested and Now Dismissed from Blue Raiders
UPDATE: Three MT Football Players Arrested and Now Dismissed from Blue Raiders
Coach Rick Stockstill stated, “I have decided to dismiss J.D. Jones, Rodney O’Neal, and Marcus Robinson from our football program. 
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MTSU Football Coach Told Fans He is Excited About the Season on Wednesday
MTSU Football Coach Told Fans He is Excited About the Season on Wednesday
MTSU Football Coach Rick Stockstill spoke to Raider supporters on Wednesday and suggested that fans have an exciting year to look forward to.
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Big Party 6:30PM at MTSU's Floyd Stadium...Y'all Come!
A new venue and an added twist to the event name means the MTSU Office of Alumni Relations annual Pigskin Pre-Game Stockyard Party will be hosted Saturday, Aug. 17th, at 6:30PM in MTSU's Floyd Stadium.
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Keith Urban Visits Location for Video in Murfreesboro
Careful observers of country music star Keith Urban’s new video that premiered Wednesday (July 24) might recognize a familiar MTSU landmark in the background.
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All Sports Talk, 7-26-2013 (Special)
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A "Farm Laboratory Director?" MTSU Alumnus Matthew Wade Takes the Lead!
MTSU did not have to look far to find the new farm laboratory director in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.
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New Interim Development Director for MTSU Liberal Arts Named
New Interim Development Director for MTSU Liberal Arts Named
“Meredith will be tasked with partnering with Liberal Arts Dean Mark Byrnes to build on the foundation that has been laid,” Perlick said.
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Cost to Attend MTSU and UT is Now Approximately ???? Per Year
TBR chancellor John Morgan says places like TSU could use more money, but the financially strapped school also can’t afford to run off students.
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UPDATE: MT Football Players Arrested; Woman Allegedly Assaulted
UPDATE: MT Football Players Arrested; Woman Allegedly Assaulted
More information has come to light after the arrest and subsequent suspension of three MTSU football players. According to an MTSU Police report, football player J.D. Jones is accused of choking a young woman until she gave him money to buy marijuana.
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MTSU Football Players to Meet With Children from Special Kids

The MTSU football team will visit local nonprofit Special Kids’ summer day camp, Camp Ability, on Thursday...

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Mecha' WHAT? Mechatronics at MTSU is a New Program?

Dr. Walter Boles who is the engineering technology chair at Middle Tennessee State University told WGNS about a new program at the school that focuses on mechatronics.

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MTSU Dean Chimes in on the First Amendment in America

34 percent of Americans say the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees, up from 13 percent in last year’s survey.

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Murfreesboro - Chinese Educational Ties Strengthened

A day after formalizing ties with Murfreesboro City Schools, a Chinese education group deepened its partnership with area schools on Friday (7/12/2013) by signing a similar pact with Rutherford County Schools for cultural and educational exchanges.

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Rutherford County Schools signs exchange agreement with Chinese education group

A day after formalizing ties with Murfreesboro City Schools, a Chinese education group deepened its partnership with area schools Friday (July 12) by signing a similar pact with Rutherford County Schools for cultural and educational exchanges.

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Student pilots to benefit from MTSU, PSA Airways bridge pact

MTSU student pilots in the university’s highly regarded aerospace department will be beneficiaries of a bridge program between MTSU and PSA Airways that potentially could land them jobs. 

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Murfreesboro City Schools forges exchange agreement with Chinese education group

Murfreesboro City Schools strengthened ties with a Chinese education group Thursday with an agreement facilitated by MTSU that promotes future educational and cultural exchanges involving elementary school students and educators.

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MTSU Student Finalist in Fox TV Dance Show

MTSU sophomore Curtis Holland had a big night last (Tuesday) night. He was one of the top 18 finalists in the Fox television show "So You Think You Can Dance." 

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State Resolution Presented to MTSU Men's Basketball

Senator Bill Ketron and Representative Mike Sparks, both graduates of Middle Tennessee, were on hand in Murphy Center Monday to present a resolution to Middle Tennessee men's basketball head coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders in recognition of the team's success during the 2012-13 campaign.

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Tornado Siren Test Wednesday

It's that time of the month. You'll hear the MTSU outdoor tornado sirens this Wednesday morning around 11:15. It's only a test of the alerting system, but it's always good to use that alert to think about where you'd go in the event a tornado was headed your way.

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MTSU hosts delegation of students, educators from China

MTSU will host this week a delegation of elementary and middle school children and educators from Hangzhou, China, who are visiting to develop student exchanges and cultural ties with Tennessee schools.

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MTSU Hires Six New Police Officers for Campus

All six also must complete the MTSU police 16-week field training program. 

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So, Is Print Really Dead?

How many times have you heard that PRINT IS DEAD? 

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MTSU Officially Becomes Member of Conference USA (With Interview)
MTSU Officially Becomes Member of Conference USA (With Interview)

WGNS spoke to Athletic Director Chris Massaro and Raiders Football Coach Rick Stockstill 

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Deadline to Enter a Foreign Language Class at MTSU is Nearing

Monday, July 1, is the deadline to sign up for the July session of the 2013 Summer Language Institute at MTSU’s Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition.

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Saddle Up for Project Help Will Be In July! GET YOUR BOOTS READY!
Proceeds from the event will benefit Project Help, a center-based early intervention program located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. 
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If You Sing Happy Birthday in Public, You Could be Sued? MTSU Professor Chimes in on this Issue...
If You Sing Happy Birthday in Public, You Could be Sued? MTSU Professor Chimes in on this Issue...
A professor of journalism at MTSU says there is a lawsuit roaring right now around the issue of publicly singing the song “Happy Birthday” and you could be the target of that suit if you sing it in public.
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You've Heard About It, But What is the Community Assessment Project of Rutherford County?
The goal is to meet needs, to plan and develop, and to increase engagement, resulting in a greater quality of life and sense of community.
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Murfreesboro Resident and Nashville Resident (Both Products of MTSU) to Fly in 37th Annual Air Race Classic for Women
Murfreesboro Resident and Nashville Resident (Both Products of MTSU) to Fly in 37th Annual Air Race Classic for Women
MTSU aerospace products Alison Taylor of Murfreesboro and Alexis Hutchinson of Nashville will soon be on the ride (or the flight) of their relatively young lives.
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$2,000,000 National Science Foundation Grant Helps Students and Faculty at MTSU
FirstSTEP program is a five-year, $2 million grant funded by the National Science Foundation.
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VERY COOL: New funds help MTSU Center for Popular Music save, share history
Dr. Dale Cockrell of MTSU’s Center for Popular Music gently holds a weathered palm-sized journal filled with musical notations in one hand and a parchment-like handmade flier with newspaper clippings and music about the battle of Fredericksburg in the other. 
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MTSU Forms Another Valuable Relationship for Students of Another LOCAL Educational Institute
Some students attending Nashville State Community College’s satellite campus in southeast Davidson County can now turn their associate degree into a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University...
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MTSU and CHINA: Visit Concluded on Tuesday After Multiple Meetings
Middle Tennessee State University concluded its delegation’s visit to China on Tuesday after meetings at universities in Beijing and Chongqing and the main offices of the Confucius Institute.
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Local Teacher to Learn MORE About the Much Publicized "Common Core Education Standards"
A group of 150 local teachers will learn the latest teaching techniques to improve their students’ performance in Murfreesboro. 
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Traveling? Learn French, Spanish, Arabic, Latin or Chinese Languages in One Week! Seriously!
Here is the cool thing about these courses… anyone can learn enough to have a conversation with a native speaker in only one week of class.
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Local Students Win Top Prize on Promotion of Natural Gas!
MTSU students have won top honors and a $5,000 prize in a nationwide collegiate advertising competition to promote natural gas usage.
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MT Wins Bubas Cup...AGAIN
Middle Tennessee continued its dominance of the Sun Belt Conference by winning the 2012-13 All-Sports Trophy for a league record-tying fifth straight time. The Blue Raiders equal the consecutive mark of five in a row set by South Florida from 1978 to 1982. 
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New MTSU Mass Communication dean Paulson helped stage new Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
The incoming dean of MTSU’s College of Mass Communication, Ken Paulson, played a key role in the development of the new Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame that was unveiled Sunday.
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NEW Master of Science in Management Program at MTSU
The Tennessee Board of Regents recently gave final approval for the Master of Science in Management program through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.
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Work on new MTSU roundabout closes some campus roads for summer
A new roundabout project scheduled to begin this week on the north side of the MTSU campus will require partial closure of some campus roads.
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One of MTSU’s FIRST Honorary Doctoral Degrees Awarded Saturday Morning
So, the big QUESTION - - Who received one of MTSU's FIRST Honorary Doctoral Degrees on Saturday morning? Hmmm... who could it be?
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Campus Life 5K Open to All of Rutherford County Walkers and Runners
The course is a certified and professionally timed, family friendly, 5K Run/Walk.
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Writers' Camp - A Positive Experience for Young Persons! Sign Up Now!
Young people across the Midstate with a flair for writing — and a love for reading — are invited to MTSU’s annual Youth Writers’ Camps June 10-20 on the university’s Murfreesboro campus.
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300 Compete as John Pittard Hosts Elementary Science Olympiad Saturday
Mix together 14 elementary school teams, 300 students and more than 90 pizzas. Add a pinch of science, a dash of technology and math, and large doses of excitement and fun.
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MTSU / Columbia State to Ink Deal
MTSU President Sidney McPhee and Columbia State Community College President Janet Smith will sign an agreement tomorrow (Thursday) to help transfer students there earn their bachlor's degree in early childhood education at MTSU.
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MTSU Engineering Technology’s Open House
The MTSU Department of Engineering Technology will hold its annual open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Tom H. Jackson Building on campus.
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NICE GOING: Dr. Ricketts of MTSU Received Special Award on Tuesday
Dr. Cliff Ricketts’ five decades of alternative fuels research and exemplary classroom teaching have been acknowledged in a special way by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee.
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MTSU Team in Moonbuggy Race
MTSU's moonbuggy team received third place in the collegiate division at the 20th NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Alabama, over the weekend.
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MTSU Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint May 5th
The MTSU Police Department will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of May 5th on Alumni Drive at Homecoming Circle on the MTSU campus.
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"Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame" Inducts First Class at MTSU
On Friday (4/26/2013) Middle Tennessee State University unveiled its new Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame while inducting the first class of both electronic and print communicators.
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Great News: Midstate Consumers More Optimistic!
Following a confidence dip at the end of last year, Midstate consumers have become even more optimistic about the future of the economy as we head deeper into 2013.
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BIG FINANCIAL DONATIONS TO MTSU... The Inaugural 1911 Society Luncheon was Recently Held at MTSU
MTSU held the inaugural 1911 Society Luncheon recently to recognize those community members who have made financial commitments to the university for the long term.
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HEY GOOD LOOKIN': The Consumer Outlook in Tennessee
Consumers still worry about the possibility of higher taxes, which would reduce the amount of money for discretionary spending... besides that, it's all good!
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Drug Take Back Events Scheduled
A campus collaboration has led to a first-time prescription drug take-back collection event at MTSU this week. There will also be a community take-back event at MTMC Saturday.
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Take an Online Tour of the New MTSU Science Building HERE
The Science Building will provide more than 250,000 gross square feet of teaching, faculty and student research laboratories and collaborative learning spaces.
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CYBER EVERYTHING at MTSU in May!
The free event, which is open to the public, will be of particular interest to government agencies at all levels, as well as the utility, education, health care, transportation and financial services industries — and others — that want to protect their operations from online attack.
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MTSU Purchases Former MTMC Site for...
MTSU Purchases Former MTMC Site for...
MTSU announced the purchase of the former Middle Tennessee Medical Center site near downtown Murfreesboro. The university will pay 11-point-one-million for the 17-point-four acre site. 
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MTSU to Buy old MTMC Hospital Property in Downtown Area
The ceremony will be held in the Bell Street Building, 503 E. Bell St., directly across from the now-vacant lot that the main hospital building once occupied.
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Help MTSU Form a HUMAN Logo for the Conference USA This Saturday
Help MTSU Form a HUMAN Logo for the Conference USA This Saturday
The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department is extending a special invitation to all Blue Raider fans to participate in the formation of the Conference USA logo at the Blue - White Spring game this Saturday. 

 
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Women Veterans Event at MTSU

More than one in 10 military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is a woman. And more than 57 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan women veterans have received Veterans Affairs health care (almost 43 percent have not). 
 

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MTSU and MOTLOW will Ink New Deal on Tuesday
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Motlow College President Mary Lou Apple will sign an agreement Tuesday...

 
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MTSU Student under investigation for sexual related crime accusations
Peter J. Cothran, 26, an MTSU student, is accused of engaging in aggressive physical contact with a 23-year-old South Nashville woman who agreed to go out with him after meeting through the Internet.


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TBI “Crime on Campus 2012” Report released for Tennessee
There were 7,326 offenses reported in 2012 compared with 7,639 in 2011, a 4.1% decrease overall. However, violent crime was up again for the third year in a row.

 
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First Journalism Hall of Fame to be inducted April 26th at MTSU
A stable of six of outstanding journalists will comprise the first induction class into the new Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame on April 26 at Middle Tennessee State University’s Murphy Center Arena.

 
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3 Elderly U.S. Veterans in Murfreesboro took to the air in a 1953 DeHavilland Beaver
MTSU aerospace professor and pilot Terry Dorris and professor Tony Johnston met the residents at the Murfreesboro Airport for the flights on the MTSU Aerospace’s single-engine 1953 DeHavilland Beaver.
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Local resident calls MTSU Vietnam study-abroad class “the greatest experience of my life”
Nine students signed up for a pioneering history course that requires them to compare Vietnam and the Vietnam War as depicted in American media with what they learn on a 14-day tour of the country that ended March 24.
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MTSU in NCAA Men's Tournament
MTSU in NCAA Men's Tournament
Your MTSU Blue Raiders are in the Big Dance for the first time in 24-years. MT will play St. Mary's tomorrow (Tuesday) in Dayton, Ohio. Game time is 8:10pm CDT.
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Ricketts Completes Coast-to-Coast Drive on Hydrogen
MTSU professor Dr. Cliff Ricketts completed a five-day journey to drive coast to coast without gas. He used power from the sun and hydrogen from water to run his Toyota on the 26-hundred mile cross country trip last week.
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Bunco tournament in Murfreesboro for fundraiser will benefit breast cancer education and awareness
Bunco tournament in Murfreesboro for fundraiser will benefit breast cancer education and awareness
The Murfreesboro alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity will host the Think Pink® Bunco Tournament on March 21, 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton.
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MTSU Releases the names of the finalist in the running for the Dean of the College of Mass Comm.
Names released of people who have been tapped by MTSU as part of its search for the next dean of the College of Mass Communication.
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The NO-GAS journey to California is a success for MTSU faculty member
The NO-GAS journey to California is a success for MTSU faculty member
Should all go as planned, Ricketts a longtime agriculture faculty member and 35-year alternative fuels researcher, will complete a 2,600-mile journey without using any gasoline.
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MTSU Center for Popular Music is in partnership with Murfreesboro to celebrate MUSIC!
MTSU Center for Popular Music is in partnership with Murfreesboro to celebrate MUSIC!
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro...
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Scheduled power outage planned for MTSU
A scheduled March 15-16 power outage for some campus buildings at MTSU won’t affect classes — since it’s spring break — but some offices may temporarily close or relocate.
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Podcast: MTSU Lady Raiders vs. FIU (Sun Belt Championships Basketball)
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MTSU Men's Basketball vs FIU

The MTSU Men faced off against FIU in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Raiders lost their 27 game winning streak. The Raiders could never get anything going in the game. They fell in the 2nd round of the Sun-Belt Tournament by a final score of 61-57.

 

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Podcast: MTSU Lady Raiders vs. ULM Sun Belt Championships Basketball
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MTSU Men's Basketball (MTSU vs UL-Lafayette)
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The National Orpheus Vocal Competition will be held on the Campus of MTSU Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The Finals for the Competition is Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Wright Music Hall. The public is invited to come and hear these wonderful young people sing.
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MTSU President Sidney McPhee Surprised (and excited) to Receive $100,000 donation to MTSU
MTSU President Sidney McPhee Surprised (and excited) to Receive $100,000 donation to MTSU
When MTSU freshman Jonathan Lusk moved into Corlew Hall last fall, he and his mother were surprised to learn that the guy helping lug the boxes was President Sidney A. McPhee.
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MTSU Womens Basketball Coach Rick Insell during press conference on March 5, 2013
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Cross Country, No Gas!
Next weekend, Dr. Cliff Ricketts, Middle Tennessee State University professor and 35-year alternative fuels researcher, will begin a coast-to-coast drive using no gas. 
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TSSAA Means Traffic Changes at MTSU
TSSAA Means Traffic Changes at MTSU
If it’s March in Tennessee, that means it’s TSSAA time at MTSU – and time for temporary traffic changes too. The TSSAA Division One High School Basketball Tournaments – this week for the girls and next week for boys – will cause changes in parking and traffic patterns on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, which is again hosting the events.
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Podcast: MTSU Lady Raider Basketball (MTSU at Western Kentucky)
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MTSU Men Basketball vs Western Kentucky
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MTSU conference to focus on helping Latino students start their career
“We are excited for our bright future Latino leaders to gather and learn how to find the on-ramp to their careers. These bicultural, bilingual students have a lot to offer but also share some key challenges,” said Ann Gillespie, president and CEO of Prolingua Inc. and executive director of FUTURO.
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Chamber of Commerce says 60,000 visitors expected for TSSAA Tournaments
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce told chamber members, the tournaments combined bring in $3 million and 60,000 visitors.
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220 One-of-a-kind inventions by kids at MTSU
220 One-of-a-kind inventions by kids at MTSU
The 2013 Invention Convention at MTSU marks the event’s 21st year and will feature more than 220 one-of-a-kind inventions from 431 young geniuses from across the Midstate.
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Podcast: MTSU Basketball (MTSU vs UL Monroe)
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A circus at the Campus School? What?
A circus at the Campus School? What?
The school children at the Campus School in Murfreesboro acted as if they were part of a circus on Friday...
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Podcast: MTSU Men vs South Alabama
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Coon Victory and Eddie Crosslin are Truman's special guest
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Podcast: MTSU Lady Raider Basketball (MTSU vs South Alabama)
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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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Positive Follow Up: 17th annual Unity Luncheon held this past week in Murfreesboro
Positive Follow Up: 17th annual Unity Luncheon held this past week in Murfreesboro
With more than 200 admirers and supporters looking on, four area pastors were honored this past Tuesday for their community service work during the 17th annual Unity Luncheon inside MTSU’s James Union Building.
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Podcast: MTSU at UALR (Women's Basketball)
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Podcast: MTSU at UALR (Men's Basketball)
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Todd Art Gallery exhibit at MTSU to remain up now through February 21
Visually the work relates to past art movements in post painterly abstraction, minimalism, and new image painting.
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Podcast: Rick Insell Live Coaches Show
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MTSU students participate in Sexual Responsibility Week
MTSU students participate in Sexual Responsibility Week
Sexual Responsibility Week is taking place at Middle Tennessee State University and nationwide, now through Feb. 15 in Murfreesboro. 
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Podcast: Kermit Davis Live Coaches Show
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Annual Unity Luncheon at MTSU on Tuesday
The annual celebration, part of the university’s Black History Month activities, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.
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Podcast: MTSU vs Troy (Women's Basketball)
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Will MTSU Purchase The Old Hospital Land?
Will MTSU Purchase The Old Hospital Land?
More news on the talks between Middle Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee Medical Center to purchase the 17.4 acre campus where the old hospital was located.
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MTSU Testing Tornado Sirens
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 12:20 p.m. This is only a brief test of the system, and no safety actions will be required. The university notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before these monthly tests.
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Special guests "Jim and Jim" talking Blue Raiders and MORE
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 Girls Raised in Tennessee Science (GRITS) event to be held this week at MTSU in Murfreesboro
Girls Raised in Tennessee Science (GRITS) event to be held this week at MTSU in Murfreesboro
“Building STEM Capacity for Girls: Expanding Your Horizons in the South” is the theme for the GRITS Collaborative Project conference, which will be held in Cantrell Hall inside the Tom H. Jackson Building, also home for MTSU News and Media Relations. GRITS stands for Girls Raised in Tennessee Science.
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MTSU Sport Weekend Wrapup
The MTSU Lady Raiders fought back from a 10 point deficit and used six points down the stretch from Kortni Jones to downed Florida Atlantic, 70-67, on the road over the weekend. Middle Tennessee improves to 17-and-5 overall and 12-and-1 in the Sun Belt.
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Midstate consumers more upbeat about economy, but …
The Office of Consumer Research at MTSU reported that after a decline in their outlook at the end of 2012, the overall consumer outlook index rose to 144 from 106 in November. The current poll of 334 randomly selected adult residents of Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson counties was conducted by phone on the evenings of Jan. 29-31.
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MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon
Most things about the annual MTSU Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon haven't changed in 38-years. The menu is still the same. 
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Girls Raised in Tennessee Science Collaborative Project
Girls Raised in Tennessee Science Collaborative Project
The 2013 Girls Raised in Tennessee Science Collaborative Project Annual Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 6-8, in MTSU’s Tom H. Jackson Building.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Drivers license checkpoint later this week in Rutherford County
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a drivers license checkpoint later this week.
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Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle Tennessee Electric’s Board of Directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president. Jones, MTEMC’s Vice President of Communications and Member Services, will succeed Frank Jennings, who has served as president for 11 years and has been with MTEMC for more than 42 years. Chris will be on the WGNS Action Line this Friday at 8:10 A.M.
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Local news was the topic of discussion today
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Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “One of the top priorities of the Mayor, Council, City Management and the Police Department is to create safe and livable neighborhoods throughout our city. In 2012, officers and detectives focused on reducing residential burglaries through the use of traditional and innovative strategies."
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Group planning to open the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro
Group planning to open the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro
Several individuals, including Lewis Elrod of the Mid Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society have offered to donate or loan their large collections to the museum.  Also Mr. Jerry Jacene of Prehistoric Exhibits has agreed to loan multiple casts of dinosaur skeletons to the museum.  MTSU has agreed to put the MTSU Mineral Gem and Fossil museum collection on loan to the new Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History.
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Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Man charged by Murfreesboro Police with D.U.I. number 10
Murfreesboro Officer M. Payne wrote in a report, “I made contact with the driver, 55-year old Felix Blackwood, who had an odor of an alcoholic intoxicant, red bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.” The officer requested the subject attempt a field sobriety test which he agreed. Blackwood failed the test and was arrested.
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Unknown person breaks into video game store to steal Wii
Police made contact with a suspicious subject walking near the store minutes after the alarm went off on Saturday. An arrest has not been made, but the case is under investigation.  
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Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter,
Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter, "right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools"
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
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Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8, Engines 1 and 4, Ladder 6, and Rescue 7 responded to an apartment fire at 1710 E Northfield Boulevard just after 9:30 Sunday morning.
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Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
Dodge Viper SRT10 in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS - 1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible in Smyrna, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
Listener Rides: This page features a 1955 Chevy BelAir in Smyrna, TN that is amazing
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
1977 Dodge Tradesman Ambulance, Rockvale, TN
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
Pictured: 1964 Ford F-100 (Slammed and Bagged) and a 1974 Bronco
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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UPDATE: Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a car crash in front of MTSU Saturday
UPDATE: Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a car crash in front of MTSU Saturday
See pictures in this story: A Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a wreck in front of MTSU dorms on Middle TN Blvd. Saturday afternoon.
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Construction on the Increase in Rutherford County
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Rutherford County jobs available at career fair that will be held in Antioch
The temp agency is looking to fill about 30 production worker positions for companies in Middle Tennessee, including Rutherford County.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Rutherford County loses big on tax revenue
Rutherford County will lose thousands of dollars over the next few months and possibly years. WGNS’ Ron Jordon has more on this story…
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Murfreesboro motorcycle ministry meets third Saturday each month for ride
Murfreesboro motorcycle ministry meets third Saturday each month for ride
In Murfreesboro, a ministry known as Cornerstone Riders meet and go on a chapter ride the third Saturday of each month.
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MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
The airplane is housed at Corporate Flight Management’s hangar at the Smyrna Airport. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China also is interested in purchasing maintenance services here. 
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: MTSU Schedule announced for Conference USA
Big news... the schedule for MTSU in the Conference USA has been announced.
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UPDATE: Three bold shoplifting cases, five suspects and one caught
In one store, two males and a female stole over $500 in perfume. In a second case, a suspect stole groceries. To be precise, the man is accused of stealing $505.80 worth of groceries.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.

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MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
MORE: Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area (Dodge)
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides that belong to Rutherford County residents. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. We will also link the pictures to your page if you have an internet site that features your cars, trucks or motorcycle's. Send pictures to WGNS.FM@gmail.com.
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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
Multiple Listener Submitted CARS and TRUCKS from Murfreesboro area
WGNS has heard from multiple WGNSradio.com visitors who have told us they would love to see some pictures of local rides. Send us your photos and a description of your vehicles and we will post them online for everyone to see. 
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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TN Governor Wants College Graduation Rates at 55% Instead of 32%
TN Governor Wants College Graduation Rates at 55% Instead of 32%
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to set Tennessee on a path toward boosting college graduation rates from 32% to 55% by 2025. Haslam said in a release this week that he has appointed Randy Boyd, chairman of wireless pet fence maker Radio Systems Corp., to help further that goal as his top higher education adviser. 
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MT Softball Coach's Wife Loses Battle with Cancer
MT Softball Coach's Wife Loses Battle with Cancer
Middle Tennessee learned it had lost one of its own as Debbie "Moe" Breeden, the wife of head softball coach Jeff Breeden, passed away Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 54.
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UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
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True Blue Week: January 21-27, 2013 - GO BIG BLUE!
True Blue Week: January 21-27, 2013 - GO BIG BLUE!
Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg and Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess joined hands this week to celebrate the beginning of True Blue Week (January 21-27, 2013).
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Informal Topping Out Ceremony at New MTSU Science Building on Friday
Turner Construction will paint their logo on one end of the final top beam of new MTSU Science Building and MTSU on opposite end of the beam on Friday morning.
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MTSU Planning Life Like Emergency Drill
MTSU Department of Public Safety is planning a life like emergency drill at their campus starting on Monday (1/7/13).
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Annual College Goal Sunday Event this Saturday at MTSU
In an effort to allow more families to attend, MTSU financial aid officials have shifted the annual College Goal Sunday event to this Saturday, Jan. 5.
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MTSU Researcher Perry’s Retro-fit Plug-in Hybrid Car Kit Makes Canada Publication's top-10 List
While visiting a sister in Greenville, S.C. Friday, MTSU engineering technology professor Dr. Charles Perry learned that his plug-in hybrid retrofit kit research project has received international recognition.
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Senator Tracy's Community Breakfast Filled With The Christmas Spirit
On Saturday (12/22/2012) State Senator Jim Tracy invited everyone to his Community Christmas Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. All three ballrooms were packed with folks enjoying a full meal and renewing friendships
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What's a "Cash Mob"?
Christmas is a time for bringing families and friends together. It is a time for helping others, but all of this should be held together by the "Reason for the Season".
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MTSU Beats Vanderbilt at Bridgestone Arena 56 - 52
MTSU - WINS! On Friday night the Blue Raiders BEAT Vanderbilt at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. MTSU was playing as the home team. The final score was 56 to 52. Chip Walters stated, "and another SEC school goes down!"
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