Erin Coleman works the front end of the process, one of several Middle Tennessee State University students milking more than 50 dairy cows twice daily at the School of Agriculture's Farm Laboratory in Lascassas, Tennessee.
When Middle Tennessee State University leadership decided to finish the Spring semester with remote learning, many faculty members worked long hours to ensure their students could stay on course despite unique circumstances.
It was once said in 1939 that she had "A voice that came along only once a century." Now, 81 years later... Marian Anderson her voice is still remembered. With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...
MTSU junior biology major Steffany Jenkins of Franklin, Tenn., helps a fellow student as a tutor in the Office of Student Success initiative. MTSU has 170 tutors and 30 supplemental instructors in 200 subject areas.
MTSU's Information Technology Division came to the rescue by reaching out to T-Mobile to secure 1,000 Chromebooks, which they are loaning to students while supplies last. That's in addition to 300 laptops that came from MTSU's existing inventory.
Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County Schools jointly announced Friday that high school graduation ceremonies set for May in MTSU's Murphy Center will be rescheduled later this summer -- if public health guidelines permit -- due to concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak.
MTSU Creamery provides 400-plus bottles of famous chocolate milk for meals program...
MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee has canceled spring graduation ceremonies amid the COVID-19 crisis. He also said a second student has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees, which met Tuesday by teleconference due to COVID-19 virus concerns, approved two new undergraduate degree programs for the coming academic year.
Writing is easy for some, but difficult for others to relay a clear message when writing. With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...
More on the coronavirus case at MTSU. The university has been very cautious to self-quarantine and self-isolate potential COVID-19 illness in our community, both on and off campus. The student lived at Scarlett Commons and checked with Student Health Services over spring break where the test returned positive.
As we continue to explore ways to fill the sports void with games on hold, WGNS will be airing some classic Blue Raider games in the coming weeks.
Open records in Tennessee: Public records were once on paper only. Public information once was interpreted as - only information documented on paper. All of those things have changed over time and will continue to change.
MTSU has its first on campus coronavirus case. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland mentioned this during his Thursday night COVID-19 briefing.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will hold its Tuesday, March 31, meeting via teleconference only.
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches.
MTSU is taking another step in the battle against COVID-19 and asking staff to work from home, if at all possible.
Middle Tennessee State University students are finding they can depend on Student Health Services and the Campus Pharmacy as the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 alter the higher education landscape.
All MTSU spring sports are canceled immediately after Conference USA votes Monday.
The date when football great Eddie George comes to Murfreesboro has been changed to on Thursday night, June 18th, for a 5:30-8:30PM dinner and talk in the beautiful ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building. Eddie is the honored guest and speaker at fifth annual "LEAVE A LEGACY", a fundraiser that benefits Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity.
Steve Peterson, the all-time winningest coach in Middle Tennessee baseball history, has passed away. Peterson, 68, died at St. Thomas Hospital Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week.
Beginning with the Friday March 13 session, attendance at the remainder of the girls' state tournament and throughout the boys' state tournament will be limited to the team party (23-person maximum including varsity players, coaches, and team support personnel), their immediate families, and school administrators of the qualifying schools.
Just before the 11am airtime for the MTSU Lady Raider's first CUSA Tournament game with Louisiana Tech, news of the cancellation of the rest of the games was announced.
Rutherford County Stormwater, City of Murfreesboro, and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are gearing up for the 12th Annual "FREE Trees for Streams" event which places free trees in the hands of property owners near streams.
Internationally recognized trombonist and performance artist Abbie Conant will visit MTSU March 16-17...
The 2020 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Basketball Championships is this week at Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University. The TSSAA High School Basketball Championships have been held in Murfreesboro since 1973.
Middle Tennessee State University will close most offices Monday (3/9/2020) to encourage employees to spend a "True Blue Day of Service" to volunteer with recovery efforts under way after this week's deadly Midstate storms.
About 70 MTSU students attended the session as Daniels Center Director Hilary Miller wanted them to have the opportunity to meet with nearly 10 Federal Bureau of Investigation representatives Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Keathley University Center.
The Southeast Young Adult Book Festival is coming to MTSU on March 12-14, 2020. It will be held in the Student Union Building at 1768 MTSU Boulevard. SEYA's Treasurer Barb Collie told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that students would be able to talk with 46 authors as well as take some writing courses.
Sisters Anastasia and Aislynn Hayes have enjoyed many memorable moments and achieved high standards during their first season playing together at the college level.
The Nashville Predators stepped forward Monday to raise money and awareness for Middle Tennessee State University student veterans in distress and whose educational benefits have either expired or have been exhausted.
Past Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chairman and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's CEO Joey Peay is being honored with the "HERO AWARD" at a breakfast, 7:30AM Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.
The fourth quarter of 2019 saw the state's exports drop by $500 million from the same period in 2018, mirroring losses for the third quarter. Tennessee exports suffered a $1.6 billion loss over the entire the year.
MTSU student William Duke talks about the music program at the university that helps him excel...
The presidential race... Republicans and Democrats - With more, here is MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss...
MTSU students are invited to a meet-and-greet and luncheon with the FBI from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Daniels Veterans Center in Room 324 of the Keathley University Center.
With less than a few hours' notice, the Rev. James McCarroll delivered a powerful message to several hundred people attending the 24th annual Unity Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 20, in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Building.
Almost 700 MTSU alumni, friends, faculty and staff and even some current students donated more than $450,000 toward scholarships, student emergency funds, academics and athletics during the Feb. 12-14 online campaign. The initial goal was $375,000.
The Fourth Annual Equali-Tea is set for 4:30PM Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020, in the elegant ballroom at MTSU's student union building. The event promotes female equality and is Co-Chaired by Elizabeth McPhee and Tara MacDougal.
Luke Marlin, of Christiana, Tennessee, who attends Middle Tennessee Christian School, turned in the best exam...
Did you know that one company is even selling their photographs to police departments around the country to enter into their facial recognition database?
MTSU plans to make a MAJOR announcement at 10 am Tuesday (Feb. 18) at the Nashville Technology Council headquarters.
To make the magic of the Grammy Awards last long beyond the ceremony, the James E. Walker Library has an exhibit to please any music lover. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett officially presented MTSU with its top award in the 2019 Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition.
A generous donation from the family of a former MTSU President James E. Walker celebrating the university library's 20th anniversary. Through its foundation, the family of the late James E. Walker will provide a 100 percent match for each dollar donated to the library that bears his name up to $20,000 to help launch the third annual True Blue Give Feb. 12-14.
A reporter and editor who overcame racial restrictions to champion diversity in journalism will share her experiences in an appearance at MTSU. Wanda Lloyd, founding executive director of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, will speak at 2:20 Monday afternoon.
MTSU Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Leah Lyons will receive one of the university's most cherished awards as part of its Black History Month celebration.
The Murfreesboro Airport continues their $4.5 million expansion project. Airport Manager Chad Gehrke talks more about the new terminal...
Global warming and climate change continue to generate discussion and analyses, and MTSU is offering a series of upcoming public lectures sure to inspire further scrutiny and debate.
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Winter Shakespeare production is MACBETH will be in Murfreesboro at MTSU's Tucker Theatre for only three performances (this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
Services for former baseball standout and longtime Middle Tennessee State employee George Zimmermann have been finalized.
Middle Tennessee State University continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak in China. There has been no travel between Murfreesboro and the Blue Raider's sister-school is Hangzhou, China.
Famed jazz drummer Roger Humphries will bring his 70-plus years of musical brilliance to MTSU's Hinton Music Hall at 7:30 this coming Thursday night. He will perform with university jazz faculty and the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I in the first 2020 concert of the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.
The struggle to obtain, maintain and promote the right to vote will be the focus of MTSU's 2020 celebration of Black History Month.
Former State Representative Beth Harwell has been nominated for the board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority by President Donald Trump. Last week, she was speaking at MTSU as Distinguished Visiting Professor.
MTSU Police are asking for the community's help in apprehending a male who came-up behind a female student and grabbed her buttocks. The incident reportedly occurred at 8:55 Tuesday night as she walked across the Davis Science Building's parking lot.
Beverly Keel took the reins of the MTSU college on Jan. 1. As former chair of MTSU's recording industry department, Keel is leveraging her music connections to further bolster the university's world-class standing. Keel stated at the pre-Grammy event...
On Sunday the fifth annual HackMT at MTSU concluded its 36-hour hackathon for college students from across the region.
Middle Tennessee will rename the arena inside Murphy Center on Feburary 15 to honor former head coach and Director of Athletics Jimmy Earle.
A Murfreesboro firefighter, an Emergency Communications specialist, and a city councilmember were among those honored with awards presented at Saturday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in the James Union Building at MTSU.
At 10:00 o'clock Monday morning, the 8th Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held at La Vergne City Hall.
Middle Tennessee State University graduates are packing their carry-ons and preparing to head west to be recognized for their work at music's highest levels: the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, set Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.
News stories about possible military targets in Iran have renewed the debate about the release of classified information in international affairs. But this debate has been going on since before the founding of the country. MTSU's Dr. Larry Burris has more.
MTSU students are unearthing an important chapter in Nashville history and American history -- one small plot at a time.
MTSU's Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) again invites the public to register now for an upcoming introductory course to American Sign Language.
MTSU School of Journalism & Strategic Media Professor Larry Burriss asks WGNS listeners, "What do most Americans know about foreign lands, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries are we teaching our children?"
MTSU's ROTC program's newly commissioned second lieutenants "have a lot of potential to do really great things," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy.
Tennessee's housing report for the third quarter of 2019 shows that despite a few downward trends, home prices and single-family permits were up for the quarter and from a year ago as mortgage delinquencies dropped over the same periods.
More than 230 faculty and staff members at MTSU were recognized for their years of working with and for students at the university's annual Service Award Luncheon in the James Union Building.
Tennessee Consumers are positive on local economy. In fact, an MTSU study shows that this state's Consumer Outlook Index rose to 254 from 214 in September, the highest level for the index since its inception in 2015. This indicate consumers are more willing to open their wallets and purses this holiday shopping season.
The 1,759 new graduates in MTSU's Class of 2019 reached a momentous life goal Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, triumphantly accepting their hard-earned university degrees cheered by family, friends, professors, colleagues and two guests who praised their grit and perseverance.
MTSU graduates are back in the headlines again with recognition for their music-industry work in multiple genres on the highest level: nominations for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee met with Nashville State Community College President Shanna L. Jackson today (Wednesday, 11/20/2019) and formally announced the "True Blue Pathway" partnership agreement between the university and college.
Dr. Temple Grandin spoke to a diverse crowd of students and local residents at MTSU's Tucker Theatre. She is described as a rock star in the worlds of animal science and autism.
Students and faculty in Tennessee's only full dance degree program will help warm winter evenings with their artistic abilities -- and with donations of warm necessities for homeless neighbors -- Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, 2019.
MTSU's partnership with Operation Song, now in its fourth year, continues to draw healing stories from military veterans and help train student songwriters with guidance from a Middle Tennessee circle of award-winning songsmiths.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will hold committee meetings for Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the MTSU campus. All meetings will be held in the Miller Education Center, Second Floor Meeting Room, 503 E. Bell St.
Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Tuesday (Oct. 22) to extend the "MTSU Promise" to Volunteer State Community College, the sixth such pathway established for students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.
MTSU's Stones River Chamber Players will open their 2019-20 season at 7:30 this coming Monday night, Oct. 21, 2019, with the world premiere of a School of Music composer's tuneful tribute to poet Wallace Stevens' ode to a certain bird.
Two Holocaust survivors will speak in MTSU's James Union Building at 2:20 Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2019, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Charlie Daniels was getting ready to bring down the house at the Grand Ole Opry with his signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," when announcer Bill Cody interrupted with a surprise for the country music icon.
UPDATE: The idea of building a Forensic Center for autopsies in Murfreesboro is gaining momentum. Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron updated WGNS News on the proposal...
Tennessee's housing report for the second quarter of 2019 shows "promising" mixed signals, with construction permits down a bit year over year amid the lowest foreclosure rates in two decades and a strong job market.
Free public tickets will be available this coming Monday for an upcoming special MTSU Distinguished Lecture by internationally renowned autism awareness advocate Dr. Temple Grandin.
Memories are shared with three decades of Blue Raider football players and fans recently in Murfreesboro. WGNS' Jake Wallman shares more about the experience and photos from the day.
Still another fatal shooting in a Murfreesboro apartment complex for students. Around 1:26 Tuesday afternoon, police answered a call to the Campus Villa Apartments at 902 Greenland Avenue.
MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee and a group of True Blue supporters took-off from the Murfreesboro airport Sunday morning with Raider Relief, supplies for storm victims in the Bahamas.
While not physically performing the ritual of saying "cheers" or "offering a toast", current and first-time exporters of craft beer met in the atrium of the Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street for a forum showing ways to expand their markets.
Recent MTSU grad and Blue Raider football player Brandon Archer drowned in the Buffalo River on Labor Day.
MTSU will mark Sept. 11 in both a campus- and community-minded "True Blue" way this year, observing the 108th anniversary of the university's founding by helping save lives with neighbors at the annual"Battle of the Branches" blood drive.
As the new academic year begins, 15 professors have been recognized for their achievements at Middle Tennessee State University.
Addressing the new batch of Middle Tennessee State University freshmen, the Class of 2023, near the end of her nearly 20-minute talk, historian and author Tara Westover provided sound advice.
One of the most prominent nursing professors in the nation has tips for MTSU nursing faculty to help them share their knowledge.
No secrets have been made about Middle Tennessee's strive to enhance its fan experience at Blue Raider football games this season, and Blue Raider Athletics Association members got an early chance to see some of those enhancements on Thursday.
The 2019 Middle Tennessee football season is here - and Monday not only begins game week, but it brings the first Rick Stockstill LIVE of the season. This year with a new time for the live show and an evening airing on the radio.
Four women with outstanding business and finance credentials will headline a high school panel as part of the 23rd annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference at MTSU in late September.
Thousands of new Middle Tennessee State University freshmen (Class of 2023) and transfer (Class of '21) students and their families will help ring in the 2019-20 academic year during University Convocation at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, in Murphy Center. The public is invited.
MTSU's 817 new graduates are perfectly positioned to be advocates for public education, a longtime university professor said Saturday, Aug. 10, because they're its successful products.
Middle Tennessee State University has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it "a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education."
The $18.2-million improvement to Middle Tennessee Boulevard and beautiful new entrance to Middle Tennessee State University is now "officially" finished. With so many students, parents and visitors to the campus, this creates a dramatic "first impression" for Murfreesboro.
MTSU's head football coach Rick Stockstill spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club and reminded them that the first Blue Raider home game is set for 6:00 o'clock Saturday night, September 7, 2019, and it's against Tennessee State.
Drum Corps International return to Murfreesboro at 7:00 o'clock this coming Friday night. The 2019 Masters of the Summer Music Games will have 14 to 22 year old musicians competing in MTSU's Floyd Stadium.
A new live entertainment venue on the Middle Tennessee State University campus will be named the Chris Young Café to honor the multiplatinum Nashville entertainer's continued support of his alma mater.
This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.
More than $150,000 was raised Thursday night for the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. A performance by Charlie Daniels was the main attraction for The Grove at Williamson Place, across from The Avenue.
The Tennessee Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has announced 32 Federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants totaling over $750,000 awarded and MTSU has received two of them.
State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community.
Brothers Michael and Aden Luchtefeld didn't have to fly in for the Civil Air Patrol national E-Tech Engineering Technologies Academy like many of their fellow cadets had to do this week at Middle Tennessee State University.
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will perform at the second Veteran Impact Celebration at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (6/27/2019) in the Grove at Williamson Place
The global demand for professional pilots helped propel a partnership approved Monday between Middle Tennessee State University and Moi University of Kenya.
Middle Tennessee State University is exploring ways to add a Kenyan institution to its roster of international partners for academic collaboration and as a source for new international students.
Although Sunday was the last day on the job for MTSU College of Media and Entertainment students at the Bonnaroo campus, for some their work is far from over.
It was a busy third day Saturday for MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment students at Bonnaroo. A 27-year old man passed away for what were believed to have been previous medical issues.
MTSU offered a three-day Pro Pilot Advanced Camp June 17-19, 2019, for 14 teens. Ten students from the introduction camp will be joined by four alumni from the intro as they gain further flight time with MTSU student instructors.
The 13th Annual Middle Half Marathon is set for 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning, October 12, 2019 and there is a new route this year. More trees, more beautiful homes, more dreams come true as you cross finish line!
MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss takes us back in time 50-years to when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
A local legend slipped quietly into heaven during the 8:00 o'clock hour Thursday evening. Dr. Liz Rhea touched many in her 85 years of caring and helping others. Visitation will be 10:00AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Fr. Stephen Brett and Fr. John Sims Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
MTSU Professor asks how are some so involved with a piece of fiction like "Game of Thrones?"
Mental health issues are a growing concern in our society. MTSU is diving into the issue by helping those closest to them. Cynthia Chafin, Associate Director for Community Programs for the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services stated...
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announces the following committee will meet May 29th, Wednesday in the second floor meeting room 203 at the Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street.
"Moving from an island of 7,000 people to a school of 23,000 people ... my eyes were opened to a totally new culture, which at first was overwhelming, but I eventually grasped the opportunities and used it to my advantage.
May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.
The NFL's Tennessee Titans held rookie mini camp over the weekend in Nashville. And all Blue Raider eyes were on former quarterback Brent Stockstill, who was among the invitees to try out for the team.
This past weekend was an educational journey for one Woodbury man. He started with a GED and as of this past Friday Perry Louden, Jr. was awarded his PhD from MTSU.
MTSU Professor Larry Burris said, "In the early days of movies, the Bible-based films of Cecil B. DeMille were sometimes banned because they were not accurate according to some municipal officials."
Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Health and Human Services has formed a research partnership to highlight the importance of sleep quality in the overall health of Tennesseans and that of the nation.
One of MTSU's fun family events, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, is set this from 2:00 until 4:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon (4/14/2019) on the lawn of the President's Home at the corner of East Main and Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
MTSU Alum and Academy of Country Music CEO Pete Fisher asked MTSU professor Beverly Keel to bring her "Change the Conversation" presentation to the academy's annual Radio Awards ceremony.
Students and faculty from Middle Tennessee State University will arrive Friday in Las Vegas to celebrate alumni nominees in the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards and get behind-the-scenes instruction in the making of the national telecast.
Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).
"Award-winning author Fonda Lee recently criticized Barnes and Noble bookstores for carrying more copies of Tolkien than her own works."
MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of Billboard's annual list of America's top music business schools for the sixth year, once again joining its counterparts across the country as top producers of ready-to-work music industry pros.
Officials from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services and Tennessee Higher Education Commission met Tuesday (3/26/2019) with leaders from the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
Though he considers himself an introvert who grew up in a camping trailer in the middle of the desert behind a garage and experienced a tough upbringing, Civil Air Patrol Maj. Gen. Mark Smith's extroverted side brought motivation and inspiration to an overflow Middle Tennessee State University classroom.
Results from the most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey by MTSU indicate consumers' outlook on the economy has improved modestly following a steady decline from an all-time high this time last year.
MTSU is poised to become one of the premier institutions for furnishing personnel to a burgeoning industry that is critical to the Midstate economy and in need of skilled professionals.
Although "RBG" was a box-office winner and an Academy Award-nominated documentary, its funding and production took years to achieve, according to the keynote speaker for MTSU National Women's History Month activities.
President Sidney A. McPhee underscored MTSU's standing as a destination of choice for first-generation students and its long success in helping low-income students who meet admission standards overcome obstacles often posed by tuition and fees.
The third annual Equali-Tea will begin at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E Bell Street. The keynote address focuses on Fawn Weaver helping to reshape the history of Tennessee's official sippin' whiskey.
Sharp shooting and contributions throughout the lineup enabled Middle Tennessee to pummel UTEP, 66-44, and advance into the semifinals of the C-USA Championships here Thursday afternoon.
Middle Tennessee State University made its presence known at the Tennessee State Capitol on Tuesday, March 12, as campus officials held its annual Day on the Hill event for lawmakers.
MTSU is honoring a gifted sculpture professor and providing a student with financial help to earn an art degree with a new Department of Art and Design scholarship.
The long-awaited opening of the Middle Tennessee Boulevard widening project near the MTSU campus is set for all northbound lanes from East Main Street to Greenland Drive beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
MTSU students and faculty will be on spring break from Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9. Classes will resume Monday, March 11.
Thirty concrete and construction companies were invited. Dozens of MTSU concrete and construction management students seeking summer internships or full-time employment following graduation registered to attend.
Eight teams -- four middle schools and four high schools -- have received invitations to compete in the State Science Olympiad in April after strong showings at the recent 24th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU Saturday
The Equali-TEA, a high tea that is presented by AAUW-Murfreesboro is returning to the MTSU campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. We've been told that hats are optional.
MTSU will wrap up its stellar Black History Month events with a Grammy Award-nominated keynote speaker. David Banner will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Student Union Ballroom.
"Faith, family, friends and finance." Listening to MTSU business professor Frank Michello and those who know him well, it quickly became clear that those four words have been driving forces behind a life and professional career that was honored this week when the longtime educator accepted the 2019 John Pleas Faculty Award.
It is important to write, and speak clearly. However, those in sports and politics sometimes fail to hold onto these simple values. With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss....
MTSU sophomore Emily Oppmann, 19, a Buchanan Scholar and biology major and global studies minor, told the guests she remembered being in the same setting two years ago.
The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University this week honored The Palm Restaurant in Nashville for expressing its commitment to hiring and supporting those who have served in our country's armed forces.
"That James Meredith was a bad dude, wasn't he?"--was the immediate reaction of James Meredith himself to a video shown Thursday at the 23rd annual Unity Luncheon in MTSU's Student Union Ballroom.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said this year's MTSU Grammy trip, the sixth in a row for the university, was the most successful, drawing many alumni and industry officials together and allowing students to see behind the scenes of "music's biggest night."
Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty connected with Southern California alumni and recording industry executives are in LA getting "hands on experience" with this weekend's 61st annual Grammy Awards.
Middle Tennessee State University continues its "MTSU Promise Tour" to recruit potential transfer students with an upcoming visit to Nashville State Community College this week.
Years ago, Scott Austin's parents disrupted his summer fun to take him to Murfreesboro. By his own admission, he didn't appreciate it. Today, he appreciates it a great deal.
For those wanting to volunteer or to learn about how to prune grapevines, there will be opportunities to join MTSU's Tony Johnston and others for the next five Saturdays at the Rutherford County UT Extension at Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Blvd., in Murfreesboro.
Insurance Group of America has given a significant boost to MTSU's new professional sales program with a $100,000 sponsorship that funds a new office to increase student outreach and internship opportunities.
The 13th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation was held Friday night in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building.
Murfreesboro City Schools in conjunction with Middle Tennessee State University will host its first Club Marvel event of 2019 this Saturday morning from 9:00 until noon at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane.
Middle Tennessee State University's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives wants to change the narrative embracing those who have served in the U.S. military.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast will be at MTSU's James Union Building at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 26, 2019.
MTSU's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sorority will host a candlelight vigil honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Student Union Ballroom at 6:00 o'clock this coming Monday evening. Dr. Aaron Treadwell will deliver the keynote address.
The 45-foot C-SPAN bus was alive with communication wizardry as it stopped at MTSU Wednesday. The day's adventure placed MTSU students and community leaders only a touch screen away from the more than 247,000 hours of content of that TV network's vast video library.
MTSU English Professor Elyce Rae Helford has cancelled the film noir series due to a schedule conflict.
The C-SPAN Bus is on a "Southern Swing, and it will be in Murfreesboro this coming Wednesday, January 16, 2019. C-SPAN's award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus will visit Middle Tennessee State University to engage students, teachers, community members and elected officials.
It's time to ring-in 2019. Have you made your resolutions? Are you ready to celebrate WGNS' 72nd anniversary? Lots to do, and MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss has details.
The 12th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation is set for Friday evening, January 25, 2019 at MTSU. The honoree is the late Doug Young.
Manipulating residents and winning over hears... are the two similar or the same in politics? MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss in the School of Journalism has more...
MTSU graduate student Joshua Reid finds himself in select company this academic year. The 26-year old Murfreesboro resident is one of 18 people from across the U.S. to be named a BioTAP Scholar for 2018-2019.
MTSU shutting down for the holidays starting this coming Monday. MTSU will be closed from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, university officials announced. The university will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and resume normal business hours.
If the upcoming end of the year finds you in a contemplative mood about New Year's resolutions and how to improve your life, you're probably more than ready to say goodbye to 2018.
MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss has been hanging with the season's big shots. You can't get much better than spending time with Snoopy of Charlie Brown fame.
Officials with Middle Tennessee State University and China's Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine signed an agreement on Monday solidifying their ties with regard to cooperative research of agricultural residues and traditional medicine.
1,700 new Blue Raider alumni were created Saturday with the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center.
As MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill prepares to lead the Blue Raiders one final time, friends and family share their thoughts.
MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss shares his thoughts on some of those so called "Nigerian scams".
Jay Strobino was shot 13 times in one-on-one combat with an enemy soldier while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2006. The right side of his body -- leg, forearm, lung, chest and neck -- were riddled with bullets.
Tennessee's exporters had "another rather mediocre quarter" and showed the first signs of impacts from the U.S.-China trade war, according to the latest "Global Commerce" report from MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center.
Applications from incoming freshmen who are eligible for one of Middle Tennessee State University's guaranteed academic scholarships are up 26 percent as of mid-November, prompted in part by the newly enlarged Presidential Scholarship unveiled earlier this fall.
A team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Monday, Dec. 3, to examine all aspects of the Middle Tennessee State University Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris sounds off on politically correct ads.
Hear from MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill and players about their win over UAB Saturday and the upcoming CUSA Championship Game with the Blazers this Saturday.
Officials at Motlow State Community College recently announced the commencement ceremony for the 2018-19 academic year will be at Middle Tennessee State University's Murphy Center in Murfreesboro in May.
Middle Tennessee's senior day turned into a preview of the Globe Life Conference USA Championship Game Saturday in Murfreesboro. Thanks to FIU's 28-25 home loss to Marshall earlier in the day, the Blue Raiders (8-4, 7-1) clinched at least a share of their first C-USA East Division title. Then, they finished out the big day with a 27-3 win over UAB (9-3, 7-1) to clinch home-field advantage in the championship game and an outright East crown.
MTSU students aspiring to be entrepreneurs received a wealth of advice and insights -- from the importance of networking to succession plans to following their passions -- from an enthusiastic lineup of guest speakers for this year's Global Entrepreneurship Week activities.
Applications from incoming freshmen who are eligible for one of Middle Tennessee State University's guaranteed academic scholarships are up 26 percent. Remember, the application deadline is about a week away.
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is in the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Voice of the Blue Raiders, Chip Walters, has conversation from Nassau with a couple of Blue Raider players.
MTSU's agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Tennessee Livestock Center's large arena space.
STEM educators and industry leaders paint a bright future -- job- and salary-wise -- for the coming generation of students wanting to consider and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
MTSU is again seeking nominations for the "unsung heroes" throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming traditional Unity Luncheon held in February as part of the university's Black History Month celebration.
An old song told about "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be doing that with a four-day Thanksgiving break this coming Wednesday through Saturday (Nov. 21-24, 2018).
STEM educators and industry leaders paint a bright future -- job- and salary-wise -- for the coming generation of students wanting to consider and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Close to 75 MTSU students, faculty, friends and family gathered Thursday to remember Angie Walker.
MTSU's agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Tennessee Livestock Center's large arena space.
True Blue Secret Santas are again needed for this year's MTSU Little Raiders gift-giving campaign.
It was an exciting weekend of Blue Raider sports on NewsRadio WGNS, which continues into today with two big events.
The Department of Management and the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the MTSU Jones College of Business invites the campus community and the public to hear a series of inspiring speakers this coming Monday through Thursday during the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The 2018-19 season and Nick McDevitt era started with a win Tuesday night for Middle Tennessee. At MT's Murphy Center, the Blue Raiders (1-0) took down Division II Lees-McRae (0-1) 91-69. It wasn't just McDevitt's first win in Murfreesboro, but also his first season-opening win of his six-year head coaching career after going 0-5 at UNC Asheville.
MTSU's Friday night football battle included the 37th Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces with the Dr. Joe Nunley Award to Jeff Davidson. And the Blue Raider 29 to 10 victory over Western Kentucky made the evening even better!
WGNS has your chance to win a pair of season tickets to every MTSU men's and women's basketball regular season game at the Murphy Center.
A rivalry college football game and prep football playoffs are both highlighted on NewsRadio WGNS.
Veterans from all eras will be recognized, but those from World War I will be featured Friday, Nov. 2, during the 37th Salute to Armed Forces during several pregame activities and also during the nationally televised...
It was chilly, rainy and overcast as MTSU students, alumni and others gathered for pregame activities Saturday (Oct. 20) for the 2018 Homecoming events.
Want to help make a True Blue difference in the MTSU community? Make an appointment today to donate blood Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31, to save our neighbors' lives -- and continue our winning streak in the eighth annual blood drive competition with Conference USA rival Western Kentucky University.
A faith-based student ministry at MTSU is co-hosting a Tuesday (Oct. 23) public lecture featuring an astronomer who will outline his views on how science and faith can be reconciled.
It wasn't pretty, but Middle Tennessee captured a homecoming victory Saturday over Charlotte 21-13.
The Tennessee Business Barometer rebounded from its brief decline earlier this summer, according to the latest snapshot of business leaders' opinions as measured by MTSU's Jones College of Business.
Partly cloudy with temps in the mid 50s greets Blue Raider enthusiasts for the "Mixer On Main Parade Watching Party" at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning on the lawn of MTSU President Sidney McPhee's home. It was topped with a Blue Raider victory: MTSU 21 - University of NC Charlotte 13.
It's MTSU Homecoming weekend, and approximately 40 new Golden Raiders Society members from the class of 1968 were inducted at a special luncheon Friday in the Sam Ingram Building.
The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.
FALL BREAK at Middle Tennessee State University started this past Saturday and continues through this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes resume this Wednesday. All MTSU offices will be open their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17.
It was a chilly Saturday morning, October 13, 2018. The sun had barely been up 10-minutes when the pistol fired and Murfreesboro's 12th Annual Middle Half Marathon began on Greenland Drive, next to MTSU's Dean Track and Soccer Stadium.
MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business again honored a group of business people with special awards in recognition of their contributions to business and industry.
The governing boards of Middle Tennessee State University and Valparaiso University have endorsed the transfer of Valparaiso's law school to the Murfreesboro campus, leaders from both institutions announced Wednesday.
MTSU will be the center of an in-depth examination of African-American history led by an award-winning author. With the theme of "Slavery, Resistance and Community," the fifth annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will bring scholars from across the country to MTSU Wednesday through Saturday, October 24-27, 2018.
Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown for the hard work and extreme dedication required to graduate college
while working full-time and serving as an elected official.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders make football history, winning at Marshall 34-24.
President Sidney A. McPhee announced the scholarship enhancement at the university's True Blue Tour stop in Franklin...
"Graham and Zeke" tells the story of a transgender couple from Tennessee who share their insights on love, gender and pet snakes. Sultan said the filmmakers intended to give a voice to the trans community in the South.
MTSU's most recent statewide survey of consumers indicates a fading economic outlook amid uncertainty about tariffs and economic pace, but one that remains positive overall, especially in the Midstate.
Dozens of MTSU chemistry, biochemistry, preprofessional, science and nonscience-related majors recently networked with 22 organizations seeking future employees and summer internships.
Fresh off its bye week, Middle Tennessee started its Conference USA slate with a tough home matchup on Saturday and came up with an unbelievable comeback win 25-24 over Florida Atlantic.
Attending the first Raider Roundup Friday, Sept. 21, at Middle Tennessee State University were from Cannon County, Watertown, Riverdale, Stewarts Creek, Greenbrier and Station Camp High School in Sumner County.
Middle Tennessee State University academic officials laid the groundwork for a new mechatronics engineering program in 2012-13. With the state's blessings, the program went from ground zero in early August 2013 to 20 students that first semester.
Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU professor of Journalism, answers the question: Why doesn't the Federal Communications Commission "do something" about the adult content we're seeing and hearing more and more often on cable television?
As a way of giving back to his alma mater, a successful policy maker who served in the Carter White House and later as a government relations professional is returning to MTSU as a visiting professor.
The new building will put the Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Work departments under one roof. MTSU said the estimated completion date is scheduled for the Summer of 2020.
Constitution Week begins Monday, September 17, 2018, and MTSU is focusing on educating students, faculty, staff and the community about their civic duty in this election year: exercising their right to vote. In addition, NewsRadio WGNS will have Constitution Week features from the DAR throughout the week.
Middle Tennessee was tasked with facing its toughest competition of the season on Saturday and couldn't stand up against the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs, falling 49-7.
It brought many people to tears, the nearly 40-minute 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held early Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.
The screenings of the documentary "RBG" slated for this week at MTSU have been postponed as Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern Atlantic Coast, prompting mandatory evacuations.
What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).
For the first time ever, MTSU fans were able to buy alcohol at sporting events on campus. The football home opener against UT-Martin on Saturday was the first event.
It wasn't pretty at times, but a win is a win. That's what Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill told his team after the Blue Raiders (1-1) sent their fans home happy with a 61-37 win over UT Martin (0-2) Saturday at Floyd Stadium.
One of the most ambitious University Honors College lecture series ever is scheduled for this fall at Middle Tennessee State University.
You can help community neighbors across Middle Tennessee and add some red to the white and blue of your favorite U.S. military branch this Tuesday, Sept. 11, by giving lifesaving support at MTSU's annual "Battle of the Branches" blood drive.
We like to teach our journalism students their primary tool is not electronic equipment, but the English language. And we also like to teach them that accuracy is their most important consideration. Unfortunately, putting these two together, language and accuracy, has produced some unusual news stories the past week.
Middle Tennessee Football held their weekly press conference to discuss the win over UT-Martin and look ahead to the next game, which is at Georgia.
For the first time ever, Middle Tennessee will offer alcohol at sporting events this year, and the football home opener will kick it off.
Middle Tennessee dropped a 35-7 decision at Vanderbilt to open the 2018 campaign Saturday in Nashville.
The Ethos Youth Ensembles is a non-profit youth orchestra that's based here in Murfreesboro, and they looking for talent for the children's choir, beginning string lessons, a jazz band, and three youth orchestras. Attend a meeting at 2PM Sunday (9/16/2018) at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
MTSU students will benefit from a student's thoughtful charitable effort as she collects clothing at her workplace through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Raiders' Closet is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center.
MTSU students filtered into the Student Union Ballroom at a steady rate Thursday (Aug. 30), with about 100 in the opening hour of the Student Employment Fair to find part-time work while going to college.
MTSU will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day Holiday. All offices will be closed and no classes will be held.
Middle Tennessee Head Men's Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt revealed Wednesday the 13-game non-conference portion of the Blue Raiders' 2018-19 schedule.
Alabama attorney and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson left thousands of new and returning MTSU students and others with a message of hope and mercy when he spoke Saturday (Aug. 25) at the 17th Middle Tennessee State University Convocation in Murphy Center.
Classes start at MTSU this week, and as Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris says more than 20-thousand students come back to campus, there's a big question he'll get.
Coach Rick Stockstill speaks at the opening season press conference about their upcoming game with Vanderbilt on Saturday. You can hear the game here on NewsRadio WGNS beginning at 5pm pregame.
The results of this next election will have much impact on area residents. A new governor, U.S. senator, our US congressional seat is on the line, and more. If you want to vote, remember the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.
Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.
One of Middle Tennessee State University's newest researchers and institute directors delivered a different perspective -- the political economy and economic impact of tariffs on ginseng growers.
Dr. Sidney A. McPhee gave his State of the University address. Now--the first day of classes arrives this Monday at Middle Tennessee State University's Fall, 2018 semester officially begins.
Middle Tennessee State University kicked off its 2018 True Blue Tour with a rousing start for the first time on its Murfreesboro campus and prospective students already are enthused about the opportunities should they choose to attend MTSU.
MTSU announced Tuesday (Aug. 14) it will immediately begin renovations on the Sigma Chi House on Greek Row with a goal of reopening the house in Fall 2020 under the auspices of its Office of Housing and Residential Life.
The Fire Marshal is investigating a fire at the Bouldin Tennis Center on the MTSU campus. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to the fire just after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
One of MTSU's award-winning professors is confident that the university's newest 858 graduates can overcome almost any challenge to reach their goals, thrive and help others if they "keep moving forward."
Published MTSU student-led research on grapes could have applications within the commercial wine industry as the university continues expanding its impact on this field of study.
New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a "newcomers briefing" hosted by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
MTSU animation students are back home with some hardware after some hands-on teamwork, technical skills and creativity during the second annual Wonderful World: 2018 International Students Ocean Short Film Exhibition held in Guiyang, China.
Students in MTSU's Jones College of Business now have access to an innovative sales laboratory that will allow them to hone their selling skills in their efforts to become ready-to-hire graduates.
Two MTSU graduates are being recognized for their exceptional achievements in the Experiential Learning Scholars Program.
It's almost time for MTSU's True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students for 2019 and beyond -- and for the first time, the kickoff will be in Rutherford County at MTSU Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and their family members from Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and other nearby counties are welcome to attend.
Hear what head coach Rick Stockstill, his coordinators and players have to say about the upcoming Blue Raider football season. And don't forget, NewsRadio WGNS is the flagship station for Middle Tennessee sports. Hear every snap of the season right here!
The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 11th Stole Ceremony for graduating student veterans will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Wednesday morning in the second floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St.
Four MTSU professors will help put the Old West into contemporary context in a special film series. "Essential Westerns," a lineup of some of the great all-time Western films, will be screened at the Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave. in Nashville, from Aug. 4 through Sept. 30 with enlightening introductions from university professors, film critics and other experts.
The Murfreesboro NAACP Branch and the Murfreesboro-Rutherford Youth Council are sponsoring their annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the James Union Building, MTSU campus. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 for 22 years and under. A table of 8 is $380.00.
The Southern Girls Rock Camp again gave young aspiring musicians a chance to showcase their musical and arts talents for a 16th year at Middle Tennessee State University.
Five MTSU professors have been honored for their excellence in helping students learn by doing. Congratulations to Michelle Boyer-Pennington, Robert Gordon, Lucy Matthews, Hanna Park, and Ben Stickle.
MTSU's Department of Physics and Astronomy will be giving the public a chance to get a closer look at Mars and other planets during "opposition" on Friday, July 27, for this month's Star Party event.
Middle Tennessee State University renewed an academic partnership that allows actuarial science students enrolled at a Chinese university to finish their classwork and earn their degree at the Murfreesboro campus.
Registration is underway for the 22nd annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference at MTSU, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
When we think of the First Amendment, we usually think about how the government is not allowed to suppress or prohibit speech. But MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris says free speech means the right to say what you want.
Middle Tennessee junior receiver Ty Lee has been named to the 2018 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, as announced by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.
The new head of the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services knows how to "dream big." Cynthia Chafin, whose new position as associate director for community programs puts her in charge of the center.
The PwC SMU Athletic Forum released the preseason candidates for the 2018 Doak Walker Award and Middle Tennessee's Tavares Thomas made the list. The Forum annually presents the award to the nation's top college running back.
MTSU's partnership with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will not only be a boon for the aerospace department's professional pilot majors, including student veterans, but also for prospective students, the department's growth and potentially Delta's major hubs in Nashville, Atlanta and Cincinnati.
The Davey O'Brien Foundation unveiled the 2018 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, a group that includes 26 of the nation's top college quarterbacks and Middle Tennessee's Brent Stockstill is among the elite for the third straight year.
Delta is launching the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program to identify and mentor the next generation of pilots and the Middle Tennessee State University Department of Aerospace has been selected as one of eight initial collegiate partners.
Emily McTyre and Kelsey Keith are the first Middle Tennessee State University Honors College students to travel to the United Kingdom as part of the four-week UK Summer Fulbright Institute.
Dancing, singing and classroom work greeted Nashville-area schoolchildren, parents and educators in China Monday as Middle Tennessee State University renewed its exchange with a top Chinese magnet school system.
In the fall of 2016, MTSU student Caleb King had no idea that an elective class would change his outlook on his health -- and change his life for the better. A 100-pound weight loss journey that started in the Murphy Center and became permanent at the MTSU Recreation Center, better known as the Rec, now leaves King only 15 pounds away from his desired weight.
Four Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2018 Preseason All-Conference USA.
Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill has been named to the Maxwell Award Watch List for the 82nd annual award given each year to the nation's top football player.
Fifty participants at the Ben Speer's Stamps-Baxter School of Music soaked in more than 90 years of tradition as they learned different ways to better communicate the Southern Gospel sound
Middle Tennessee announced Blue Raider softball players Morgan Harris and Precious Birdsong are the school's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Central Magnet High School student Moyin Onafowokan was eager to be a part of this year's Innovation J-Camp at MTSU because she knew there would be "new."
One small change could lead to one large impact. With more on this thought, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burriss...
Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the nation converged on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University this summer for two weeklong events that showcased aerospace and other science majors.
Middle Tennessee State University officials said Thursday, July 5, that they stand ready to assist Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville students affected by the institution's decision to suspend enrollment.
Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.
Three years of investigation conducted by a Middle Tennessee State University chemistry researcher, two of his graduate students and three researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has led to a unique design for monitoring acetaminophen (a common ingredient in pain medications) to prevent overdose, resulting in liver damage.
On Wednesday, June 20, Coach Rick Stockstill and the MTSU Football team and staff hosted a football clinic for children and youth with special needs attending Camp Ability of Special Kids.
Political cartoons have been around for years, but what does their future look like? With more on this subject, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burrss...
David Blackburn, the former Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at Chattanooga, has been hired as Middle Tennessee's Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs as announced by Blue Raider Director of Athletics Chris Massaro on Monday. Blackburn takes over for Whit Turnbow who stepped down in May.
An MTSU Police Officer accused of stealing money out of a parked car is now out of jail on bond.
Jim Toman has been named the 22nd head coach of Blue Raider baseball.
With multiple MTSU degrees mostly in the science fields but taking a new position as an instructional coach at Nashville Collegiate Academy, Chatoria Franklin "had light bulbs going off" Thursday (June 14) during the Project IMPACT summer conference at Coffee County Middle School.
It's been said, perhaps facetiously, a definition of insanity is doing the same thing time after time and expecting different results. MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris says, following blunder after blunder, he would think the pollsters would finally get the message: they can't seem to get it right.
Middle Tennessee Head Men's Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt announced today that three student-athletes are no longer with the program.
Terry Oxford of Bowling Green, Kentucky, knew he and his son, Jason, were driving to Murfreesboro Monday (June 11) for a special presentation at Middle Tennessee State University. Not long after arriving, Terry Oxford understood the full impact.
A large group of Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Recording Industry students are in Manchester, capturing and recording high-quality sound from the Who Stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
This is the fourth year the student production team at Bonnaroo is using MTSU's state-of-the-art, $1.7 million Mobile Production Lab, which was moved into place behind the Who Stage on Thursday.
Chuck Taylor, who was one of Middle Tennessee baseball's greats and the second Blue Raider ever to reach the Major Leagues, died Tuesday (June 5) at Alive Hospice Residence in Murfreesboro.
On Sunday afternoon The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department held a memorial service for Geoffrey Cheruiyot in the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame Building. The former MTSU runner was killed early Thursday (5/31/2018) morning when hit by a charter bus in Newport, TN after being involved in a crash just minutes before.
K-12 teachers wanting a different summer educational opportunity -- one that includes learning how to fly an airplane and various aspects of aviation -- can apply to attend MTSU's basic and advanced graduate courses in Aerospace Education in June.
For the second consecutive year, members of the MTSU Robotics Club shined at the National Robotics Challenge recently at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Marion, Ohio.
Nine recent MTSU graduates were commissioned as U.S. Army second lieutenants in Murfreesboro earlier this month (May 11) during a formal ceremony at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building on the MTSU Campus.
What was maybe the best softball season in Middle Tennessee history came to a close over the weekend as the Blue Raiders fell in NCAA regional action to Oregon State.
MTSU will be closed Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. All offices will be closed and no summer term classes will be held.
Middle Tennessee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro announced Monday that Jim McGuire's contract will not be renewed as head baseball coach. McGuire's contract expires June 30, 2018.
About 3,000 freshmen -- the Class of 2022 -- and 2,500 transfers -- the Class of '20 -- are being welcomed by MTSU officials and departments as CUSTOMS orientation is fully under way.
Middle Tennessee State University's True Blue spirit reached the campus of Hunan Normal University in China, as students there peppered President Sidney A. McPhee with questions ranging from the beauty of the Murfreesboro campus to its signature slogan.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee began a lecture series Wednesday (May 9) that will take him to four Chinese universities as part of a concerted effort to share American culture with high-ability students who are considering potential study-abroad opportunities.
Middle Tennessee State University's equestrian team has sent individual riders to the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship for many years.
The trio of guest speakers at MTSU's two-day series of spring 2018 commencement ceremonies offered similar suggestions to the record 2,641 graduates reaching this life-changing moment: use your hard-earned knowledge and skills to meet new challenges and to serve others.
Attendees of the Brewers Association's national 2018 Craft Brewing Conference in Nashville got a sneak peek last week (May 4) of MTSU's Fermentation Sciences laboratory under construction at the Hop Springs agritourism destination being built by Steel Barrel Brewery.
Middle Tennessee has hired former Ole Miss Head Coach Matt Insell as an assistant women's basketball coach.
Growers, buyers and sellers of ginseng came from Roan Mountain in upper East Tennessee to Perry County at the eastern edge of West Tennessee and from all parts in between.
A trio of leaders will help 2,641 new MTSU graduates reach their educational goals in three spring 2018 commencement ceremonies set this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.
The Center for Cedar Glade Studies at MTSU and Cedars of Lebanon State Park are co-hosting the 40th Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival May 4-5 at the park off U.S. Highway 231, about 6 miles south of Lebanon, Tennessee.
The presidents of Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Tuesday that highlights the pathways for Motlow students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.
Middle Tennessee wide receiver Richie James has been selected in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Holding the actual clipping in The Tennessean from 2017, where the newspaper reported MTSU's Department of Engineering Technology needed a new building for its growing mechatronics engineering program, Jean Gould admitted publicly she "didn't even know anything about mechatronics."
Young geniuses interested in all things science will experience pasta mobiles, pentathlons and more during the 11th annual Elementary Science Olympiad.
Four people were killed at the Waffle House in Antioch where a gunman opened fire. Among those, 23 year old rapper Akilah (ah-KIL-ah) DaSilva, also known as Natrix DaSilva, a former computer engineering technology major at MTSU.
MTSU's campus community and the general public have an opportunity to quickly improve their language skills thanks to the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition's upcoming 15th annual Summer Language Institute at MTSU.
The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in the next MTSU Drug Take-Back Day from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 24) near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.
Two MTSU students will continue their education with financial help from the ATHENA Patrons Society.
Two members of the MTSU community will be celebrated for their service to their fellow citizens.
For MTSU nontraditional student Corbitt Huseth, the scholarships and financial assistance he received thanks to MTSU donors was critical in him being able to balance family and a graduate assistantship.
A local MTSU professor is questioning Amazon's decision to start production on a five-year television series based on "The Lord of the Rings." Dr. Larry Burriss had this to say...
The public is encouraged to see a video about the impact of child abuse on impressionable young minds. It will be shown at 6:30 this Thusday night at MTSU's Ned McWherter Learning Resource Center.
A select group of Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will get a behind-the-scenes look at this weekend's activities with the Academy of Country Music Awards, thanks to the support of American Addiction Centers (AAC).
Support for stricter laws on gun sales has jumped to 58 percent among Tennessee registered voters, according to an MTSU Poll taken during the same week as the "March for Our Lives" demonstrations in Washington D.C. and around the country.
The local Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be at MTSU's Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium this Friday morning, and they desperately need for volunteers. Will you help? Phone (615) 542-1230.
Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Rutherford County 2018 Good Scout Award Luncheon, held by the Trail of Tears District of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America at World Outreach Church.
More than 625 fifth- through 12th-graders from the Midstate will be presenting nearly 300 STEM research posters on the MTSU campus Wednesday (4/11/18).
April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH, and there are some things you need to know.
MTSU entrepreneurship majors bossed up during the 2018 Business Plan Competition's Trade Show.
The Murfreesboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold their Equali-Tea at 4:30 this coming Tuesday (4/10/2018) afternoon at MTSU's Miller Education Center at 503 East Bell Street.
THIS FRIDAY: First Friday Star Parties are a way for the department to bring the MTSU, Murfreesboro and surrounding communities together.
A civil rights activist, educator and political leader from Mississippi and a Minnesota colleague helping to ensure those activists' place in history will visit MTSU this Thursday, April 5, to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice in America.
Tennessee's fourth quarter housing market showed continued positive trends, with home prices rising statewide even as the total number of permits dropped from the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
The 16th annual Southern Girls Rock Camp is accepting applications for both volunteer instructors and campers to attend the July 24-28 day camp at MTSU for girls and nonconforming youth ages 10 to 17.
A bill in the state legislature that would have allowed for MTSU to sell alcohol on their campus during sporting events or other social gatherings has failed. State Representative Mike Sparks stated...
Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved two new academic programs in the colleges of Business and Education at its quarterly meeting.
Former longtime University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Joan Cronan will share her wisdom as the keynote speaker of the 2018 Equali-Tea at MTSU's Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell Street. The event begins at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon on April 10, 2018.
Murfreesboro Attorneys Scott Kimberly and Hunter Fowler will host an event titled "Can Police Do That?" at MTSU.
More than 60 years ago, in 1957, Vance Packard wrote a book that shocked America. His book, "The Hidden Persuaders" was an expose that demonstrated how advertisers and politicians were trying to influence American consumers and voters.
A new program at MTSU is taking aim at bystanders' tendency to want to stay uninvolved in potential sexual assaults.
While new MTSU men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt will be formally introduced as coach this (Tuesday) morning at a press conference, he's already received a warm Murfreesboro welcome.
A new era for Middle Tennessee men's basketball has officially begun as Nick McDevitt has been tabbed as the 20th head coach of the Blue Raiders, announced Saturday by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro.
Join NewsRadio WGNS as we welcome new Blue Raider men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt to Murfreesboro. Chip Walters, the Voice of the Blue Raiders, will broadcast the "LIVE" press conference Tuesday morning from the Murphy Center at 10am right here.
Some of the items to be discussed include new academic programs, an athletics master plan amendment, compensation strategy, institutional mission/mission profile and the board of trustees policy.
Experts will come together at MTSU from 11:00 this coming Thursday morning until 3:00 that afternoon for a Campus Safety Summit.
This coming Wednesday MTSU is joining Governor Bill Haslam in recognizing Small Business Development Centers around the country for their impact on the lifeblood of the economy.
The Kermit Davis era at Middle Tennessee came to an end with an 84-68 loss at Louisville in the second round of the NIT.
MTSU theater, music, dance and multimedia students are stitching their many talents into a multimedia "coat of many colors" production at MTSU's Tucker Theatre running April 5-8, 2018.
After a historic 16 seasons at the helm of the Blue Raider men's basketball program, head coach Kermit Davis has accepted the same position at the University of Mississippi effective at the end of Middle Tennessee's appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.
While Blue Raider Coach Kermit Davis is being a Southern gentleman and not saying a word about future plans, the men on the squad have burst forth with exploding energy. Could they be feeling "Let's do it for our coach". They take on Louisville at 5:30 (Central Time) Sunday night in KFC's Yum Center.
The next round of the NIT for the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team will be a trip to Louisville Sunday to battle the Cardinals. Game time is 5:30pm with a pregame show start of 5pm. Chip Walters will have the play-by-play on the flagship station for Middle Tennessee Blue Raider sports, NewsRadio WGNS!
About 160 Blackman Collegiate Academy freshmen and sophomores gained a quick glimpse of the Middle Tennessee State University campus Tuesday (March 13).
Middle Tennessee will host Vermont on Tuesday night at 7 PM CT in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. CLICK READ MORE FOR TICKET INFORMATION.
Middle Tennessee earned its fourth consecutive postseason berth Sunday following a 24-7 season that saw the program's first ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking. The Blue Raiders earned a No. 3 seed in the National Invitational Tournament and will host No. 6 seeded Vermont in Murfreesboro on Tuesday.
The most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research shows Tennessee consumers are even more optimistic about the direction of the economy.
The tournament maxim survive and advance did not apply for Middle Tennessee in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Men's and Women's Tournament in Frisco, Texas.
The Lady Raiders will compete on this Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, against Rice. This (Thursday) afternoon, the men's basketball team will battle Southern Miss at 6pm. We will have the games here on NewsRadio WGNS.
Middle Tennessee State University and the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America signed a partnership that will allow the university to be a greater resource for Scouting programs, particularly in science and technology.
Are you ready for MARCH MADNESS as the top high school basketball teams in the state face-off at MTSU's Murphy Center? March 7-10 for the Girl's Tournament games, and March 14-17 for the Boy's.
Check out the brackets for the Conference USA men's and women's basketball tournament.
Bethany Hoppe, MTSU instructor of Communication Studies, will speak on Women in Leadership.
February is "Black History Month" in America and the celebration has been a major part of MTSU's calendar of events with the new Student Union Building having standing room only Monday night as hip-hop communicator and first-generation educator, Eric Thomas lovingly delivered a wake-up call.
MTSU will briefly test its emergency alert system Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a special message for the university's 25,000-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.
It didn't take long for No. 24 Middle Tennessee to prove worthy of its first-ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking against UAB over the weekend. The Blue Raiders got a double-digit lead early enroute to a 79-54 thumping of UAB in front of over 97-hundred fans. Middle hosts Western Kentucky Thursday night!
MTSU is providing those interested in careers in the ever-changing world of criminal justice with an extraordinary opportunity to chat with practitioners.
MTSU Theatre performers are becoming bilingual for their March 1-4 production, "The Taste of Sunrise,"creating an eloquent and multifaceted presentation that incorporates American Sign Language into the story of a man's adventure-filled life.
The leader of MTSU's fledgling Africana Studies program is the recipient of its highest award for minority faculty.
Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU Professor of Journalism, is attending a popular culture conference in Las Vegas, where one of the topics is the intersection of music and real life. And one of the strangest such intersections involves a horse named Stewball.
A key item that will be addressed is the sale of alcohol at athletic events held on the campus along with selling or serving alcohol at events that surround the arts.
When Middle Tennessee takes the court Saturday at home against UAB, it will do so with the program's first Associated Press Top 25 ranking.
The temperature is rising, rain is in the forecast and the pings of bats can be heard at Reese Smith Jr. Field. That only means one thing: baseball is back at Middle Tennessee.
A leading authority in data-driven college and university rankings and resources, College Choice put MTSU's Master of Library Science program at No. 12. The College of Education's MLS program is the only online program in Tennessee that made the top 20.
Middle Tennessee Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield's Blue Raider Sports Properties, announced today that long-time station affiliate WGNS will now serve as the university's radio production home for the next five years.
A bill being proposed in Congress has some journalists in a dither, and reports about the measure vividly illustrate how parsing words and shading meaning have become political games in Washington.
Three law enforcement officers who work for different state agencies are coming to MTSU at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon (2/13/2018) to share their perspectives with students.
On Friday night the Murfreesboro square was alive with art, people and a long, but colorful dragon.
The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, continue their 2017-18 season at 7:30 Monday night, February 12th, with a free concert in MTSU's Wright Music Building. The evening offers tributes honoring composers Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Leonard Bernstein.
The deadline for purchasing tickets to MTSU's annual homage to unsung African-American community heroes is approaching quickly.
House Speaker Beth Harwell led a delegation of Tennessee legislators to campus Monday to learn more about Middle Tennessee State University's Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research and its ongoing studies with non-psychotropic cannabinoids, which are derived from hemp.
Getting stuff wrong is never fun, but it happens and it also happens in the media world wide and also locally. MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss took a look at a few historical mistakes...
You know spring is around the corner when MTSU Baseball holds it's annual Groundhog Day Luncheon.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer C.J. Chivers will explain how he traced a troubled U.S. Marine's descent into postwar violence during a free public event set Tuesday, Feb. 6, at MTSU.
MTSU is hosting two events designed to help educators and students unravel the term "fake news."
MTSU Theatre is setting the scene Feb. 1-3 for another collaboration with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival devoutly to be wished on the Tucker Theatre stage: the woes of that troubled Danish prince, Hamlet.
Tickets are still available for the MTSU School of Music's next Jazz Artist Series concert, set for Thursday, Feb. 1, and featuring renowned jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein.
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of Dr. William F. Malambri at 8:00 o'clock Thursday night, February 8th, in the Wright Music Building at MTSU. This concert is presented as a part of the Wind Band Conference hosted by Middle Tennessee State University.
Dick Palmer will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Gala of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Finance and Personnel Committee convenes at 1:30 this coming Thursday afternoon.
Middle Tennessee State University will be open and spring semester classes for the first day Thursday.
It's nice to think about spring along with garden onions, tomatoes and the accompanying fare. The 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon to benefit Blue Raider Baseball will be in MTSU's new Student Union ballroom at 11:30AM on Friday, February second.
This week's commentary from MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss goes back to the old question "Does she or doesn't she"?
It takes a lot more than a toy train to keep an infant or toddler "on track." A free service from MTSU is helping parents make sure their young children are developing as they should.
Huber described how he fell ill Sept. 19 while attending an evening fundraising event hosted by country music great Charlie Daniels.
With a trip to Honolulu and the Diamond Head Classic championship game on Saturday (12/23/2017), Middle Tennessee turned in one of their better performances of the season before falling just short to Preseason Top 10 team USC by a score of 89-84. On Christmas night (12/25/2017) Miami downed MTSU
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Students rely on MTSU academic advisers, who work tirelessly to guide them toward a successful educational future, even if that means countless appointments, emails and phone calls.
A special $148,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for Middle Tennessee State University researchers to experiment with ginseng will improve farmers' income across the state and conserve wild ginseng, which is considered an endangered species, in Tennessee.
MTSU alumnus and retired U.S. Army Col. Jeff Davidson shared what he called "the three Cs -- character, competence and commitment -- with the MTSU military science ROTC cadets Monday (Dec. 18) during the Blue Raider Battalion fall commissioning ceremony in the Keathley University Center Theater.
The ongoing Middle Tennessee Boulevard road-widening project will close both the Faulkinberry Drive and Bell Street campus entrances to traffic beginning Monday through sometime in mid-January.
Congratulations to 1,737 new BLUE RAIDER ALUMNI who were created Saturday during two commencement ceremonies in the Hale Arena at Murphy Center.
The Blue Raiders hold off Arkansas State to win the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Registration continues for the rescheduled 21st annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference at MTSU, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, on campus.
MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burris has made a few people mad over the years with his opinion and perhaps this editorial will make you want to throw your radio into the lake.
MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro just completed an internship with the Rutherford County geographic information systems office. He will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
If Murfreesboro School Director Linda Gilbert and about 7,000 screaming Murfreesboro City Schools' students have their way, the Education Day partnership with MTSU and the Lady Raiders basketball team will never end.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are going to their seventh bowl game in the Rick Stockstill era and fourth in the last five years.
For those looking to build their Spanish-speaking skills, the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition at MTSU has the fix for you this winter.
Darrell Wright II served his country from 1992-2001, started a family, entered college as a freshman at MTSU in 2013 and helped fellow student veterans in the Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
MTSU Dance Theatre students and faculty and visiting guest artist Alia Kache are celebrating autumn with original works at the Fall Dance Concert, which is set Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in the university's Tucker Theatre.
Middle Tennessee did what it had to do to reach bowl eligibility Saturday, taking care of Old Dominion 41-10 at home on senior day to wrap up the 2017 regular season.
"Our special guest, (men's basketball coach) Kermit Davis, will be reading 'The Night Before Christmas,' as he did last year..."
Middle Tennessee State University's veterans' program is basking in the limelight of another appearance in the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 ranking announced Monday (Nov. 20) by Vienna, Virginia-based Military Times.
Middle Tennessee State University's aerospace department has been selected by Textron Aviation to receive a new Cessna aircraft as part of their Top Hawk program for 2018.
Thanks to the Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America, MTSU sophomore Angele Latham traveled to a regional conference earlier this year, gaining insight from veteran photographers while also becoming the first female photographer to be awarded the stipend that made the trip possible.
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill talks about the upcoming game Saturday with Old Dominion. It's the final home game of the season for the Blue Raiders.
Qualifyied Middle Tennessee State University prospective students must apply by Friday, December 1st, in order to be considered for guaranteed academic merit scholarships for qualifying students.
"Doing something like this and being able to donate time and energy is really rewarding," said Ferguson, who serves as president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Gina "Gigi" Butler came to MTSU this week to give students the "unfiltered truth about success," while sharing the ups and downs she experienced on her way to founding the largest cupcake franchise in the country.
The League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has created the Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship for eligible students in the MTSU College of Liberal Arts.
Get a free MTSU Bleed Blue T-Shirt when you give blood. Another reason to give the gift of life... MTSU alumni Shane Blissard and Danielle Boyd-Garrett will answer that question in a flash: to save lives.
Veterans and current military personnel will be the main focus of the 36th Salute to Veterans and Armed Services Saturday, Nov. 4, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Marsha Blackburn leads in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Karl Dean leads in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and Phil Bredesen probably would be leading in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary if he were a declared candidate, the latest MTSU Poll finds.
A quick update on the mood at Middle Tennessee State University. Safe and calm with a large police presence of officers from area universities and local authorities.
More cancellations are being reported as a result of a rally to take place on the Murfreesboro square this Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon.
Murfreesboro resident and longtime MTSU equestrian team coach Anne Brzezicki knew all about a retirement celebration dinner planned for her in the James Union Building.
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, October 10, at 12:20 p.m.
As MTSU's new academic year rolls along, the university has been successfully reaching out to former students who haven't been on campus for a while yet didn't realize just how close they really were to earning that elusive bachelor's degree.
If anyone knows how to figure out what you're saying while you're not talking, it's a former FBI agent.
Golden Raiders -- the classes of 1967 and older -- will be celebrated this week during MTSU homecoming festivities.
Crissy Collins, a recording artist who's also known for her work with fellow musicians Beyoncé, Kelly Price and Luther Vandross, will speak about her career and music on Thursday, Oct. 5, in MTSU's Keathley University Center Theatre.
Alumnus and former U.S. congressman Bart Gordon will be the grand marshal for this year's MTSU Homecoming Parade this coming weekend.
For the 2017 season, the BLACKOUT game will be on October 20th against Marshall at 6 PM. The official Middle Tennessee Blackout ticket/t-shirt package will be available to the public at various Murfreesboro locations starting Wednesday, October 4th.
A voice familiar to listeners of NewsRadio WGNS is among the nominees for the 2018 class for the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.
Middle Tennessee State University's Blue Raider Debate team was honored this year with a Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution in recognition of the team's highly successful season last year.
A Middle Tennessee State University graduate program in management is ranked No. 21 among the Top 50 such programs in the nation, according to recent measurements by an online business education and career guide.
MTSU will ring with the songs of the early U.S. labor movement at 4:30 this Wednesday afternoon in the State Farm Lecture Hall in MTSU's Business and Aerospace Building.
One of the nation's most prestigious and respected groups of historians will be housed at MTSU for at least for the next five years.
Five eminent jurists illuminated the foundation of our nation's laws and the role of judges in interpreting those laws as part of MTSU's 2017 Constitution Day festivities.
MTSU student veteran Kevin Hicks saved more than $13,000 in out-of-state tuition and felt like he won the lottery.
Middle Tennessee State University has launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment with the university's John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.
Sept. 17 marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. MTSU is observing it three days later to encourage more student and community participation.
The MTSU student cadet-led prayer, moment of silence and 9/11 memorial speech, the guest speakers' remarks, playing of taps, and three students' remembrances of where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, were moving tributes as MTSU held its third 9/11 Observance.
On-line registration will end Friday, Sept. 29, for the 21st annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls need to act quickly to secure their place.
As Saturday's MTSU season-opening football matchup with Vanderbilt nears, Middle Tennessee is making fans aware of some fan experience changes in store for this season...
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are in game-week mode as they put the final touches on preparation for this week's home opener with Vanderbilt.
The Middle Tennessee State University Scholars Academy for freshmen has a twofold plan for their individual success.
"I think it is fair to say that the creation of the new board and our newfound independence as an institution is the second most important event behind our founding in the history of the University in 1911," McPhee said. "It represents a new era for the university."
New programs are extremely successful at MTSU in Murfreesboro. University President Sidney McPhee told WGNS some of the new majors that are growing...
Thousands of people descended upon Middle Tennessee State University for the Great Tennessee Eclipse Monday (Aug. 21), knowing that it was a good chance they wouldn't be around for the next total eclipse over this area -- five-plus centuries from now.
MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House for hiring veterans.
This 30-year span is specific to the formative years of the department's graphic design program and ceases at a point that acknowledges each graduate's further artistic and professional career development over the last five years.
An MTSU graduate will unveil her creations to a nationwide audience as one of this season's participants on "Project Runway."
On Saturday morning, MTSU's Murphy Center was filled with laughter, cheering and a few tears as 791 new alumni were created with the awarding of diplomas during the summer commencement.
MTSU's Center for Health & Human Services is taking aim at the obesity crisis in Tennessee as part of a new statewide organization.
An MTSU professor spent her summer in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, but the glorious scenery wasn't the only benefit.
Many people hear the words "Human Trafficking" and automatically think about sex trafficking. But, there are also problems dealing with labor trafficking and even organ trafficking.
The latest Tennessee Business Barometer Index reversed its upward trend amid reduced optimism among Tennessee business leaders as well lingering concerns about finding qualified workers...
Scientists have been "doing" teleportation since 2006, so why did China get so much media attention when they talked about it recently? With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...
Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and Middle Tennessee State University are promoting new dual admission transfer pathways for students.
UPDATE: A special music-, food-, film- and fun-filled celebration Friday, July 14, honored the late Nashville Scene editor and acclaimed MTSU alumnus Jim Ridley, while also raising roughly $10,000 in funds for a memorial scholarship for young journalism hopefuls, organizers said.
Two MTSU scholars are the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship for women who aspire to enter the computer field.
Two Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2017 Preseason All-Conference USA as announced by the league office Monday.
In Tennessee, 94 teens a month are sold into human trafficking.
A recent statewide survey of Tennessee consumers by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research shows that the Nashville Predators have made gains in fan support after their run to the Stanley Cup Finals in June.
Locally, Middle Tennessee State University is receiving...
Middle Tennessee State University is playing host this week to a delegation of schoolchildren, teachers and administrators from China's Dongcheng Educational Group for the sixth in a series of reciprocal visits between the institutions.
Former Middle Tennessee basketball standout and graduate assistant Kerry Hammonds II has returned to the Blue Raider basketball program, joining Head Coach Kermit Davis' staff as the new Director of Basketball Operations.
MTSU Alum Jamie Butera is the woman behind a successful construction and development business is using an MTSU education to build a new life for herself.
Middle Tennessee State University is responsible for about 8,400 jobs across the state, which generates $1.12 billion in revenues and over $408 million in wages and salaries, a new economic report released Tuesday (June 27) shows.
Facebook is changing... now adding something that C-E-O Mark Zuckerberg suggested will bring people together. With more, here is MTSU professor Larry Burriss..
Middle Tennessee State University has been home base to Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the country attending classes and participating in aerospace and engineering activities tied to the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education, or FIRE, just wrapped up the 2017 CSI:MTSU summer camp in which high schoolers get an exciting, hands-on experience in forensic science.
VIDEO: The debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled took place on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.
The free public discussion of "Tattooing in Antiquity" will begin at noon June 24 at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro, located just off the Public Square at 225 W. College St.
What do most Americans know about foreign lands, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries are we teaching our children?
The first students in MTSU's new major of dance will begin pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree there this fall.
As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill, players and about 80 special needs campers ages six to 25 will participate in a clinic.
Tennessee's housing market in the first quarter of 2017 is strong and stable, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
Kyle Wolfenbarger started playing soccer with Murfreesboro Soccer Club when he was five years old. Today, at age 23, he's on the All-Army Soccer Team.
MTSU's solar boat team is ready to shine again at this year's Solar Splash World Championship in Ohio.
Middle Tennessee State University's president told the Board of Trustees Monday (June 5) that the institution remains committed to recruiting high-ability students and is on track for enrollment gains in the fall.
Longtime Middle Tennessee assistant football coach, David Bibee, has resigned his post effective immediately. The Voice of the Blue Raiders, Chip Walters, reports.
MTSU has been ranked by OnlineU among the Top 25 universities nationally for offering great value with its online master's degrees in human resources.
More than 2,500 students major in fields housed in the ten academic departments of the MTSU College of Liberal Arts
Residents want answers now about the large number of shootings, with two being homicides, that have occurred in residential areas around MTSU in recent weeks.
The latest Middle Tennessee State University Global Commerce report shows foreign investment into Tennessee business and industry dropped slightly last year, but remained "healthy" and "substantial."
Three MTSU students with big dreams and big obstacles to overcome now have a big financial benefit to help them pursue their goals.
The first class of dance majors pursuing a bachelor of science degree at a public university in Tennessee will begin studying at MTSU this fall.
Dr. Harley Foutch, who headed up the MTSU agricultural department for many years, passed away.
MTSU's 372 newest graduate degree recipients joyfully celebrated their years of educational accomplishment Friday, May 5, with some heartfelt advice from a longtime psychology professor. Undergraduate degrees will be celebrated at 9:00AM and 2:00PM Saturday.
Two thousand five hundred forty-three (2,543) students will graduate from the university during the two days' events, including 2,171 undergraduates and 372 graduate students.
What has been labeled an attempted murder case is being investigated by Murfreesboro Police. The shooting was reported on Elrod Street this past Saturday night at 9:00 (4/29/17).
Tennesseans interested in preserving their local heritage now have an easier way to request help from MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation.
Angie Boyd-Chambers has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health.
Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence will conclude the academic year by expressing themselves through their original poems, storytelling and music. The Lavinia Project will conduct a year-end reading at 6:30 this Thursday night at Just Love Coffee.
The Tennessee Business Barometer Index has bested its record high just set the previous quarter, according to the latest online survey of business leaders by MTSU's Jones College of Business.
MTSU rolled out the True Blue carpet for about a dozen prospective students during Blackman High School's inaugural Academic Signing Day for its Collegiate Academy graduates
On Monday (4/17/17) night, Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS, "MPD Detective Kristy Inglish obtained a warrant for Cruelty to Animals against Shalom A. Alvarez, age 21."
Middle Tennessee State University's 2017 Homecoming will be on Saturday, Oct. 7, when the Blue Raiders host Florida International University.
In a joint release with the University of Iowa, it was announced Middle Tennessee and Iowa will meet in football during the 2019 season. The Blue Raiders will receive a guarantee of $1.55 million to play the game.
Formal oversight of Middle Tennessee State University shifted from the Tennessee Board of Regents to a local Board of Trustees after its new governance board convened its inaugural session Monday.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director stressed leadership qualities -- but not on-the-job stress in solving crimes -- in a talk with MTSU students, faculty and staff at the Omicron Delta Kappa True Blue Leadership Day.
Thirteen of Middle Tennessee State University's marketing and communications efforts were recently honored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Student and alumni veterans and others are invited to the Veteran Alumni Tailgate and Baseball Game starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee hosted a Tuesday evening reception at their home for retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner.
Athletic contests, "A Streetcar Named Desire" performances, 170 available open classes, Senior Day, reunions and more await MTSU alumni and friends of the university during the sixth Alumni Spring Showcase, April 7-15, 2017.
Career-conscious MTSU student fashion majors' and others' work will be on display at The Garden Party: the annual Textiles, Merchandising and Design, or TXMD, Runway Show.
When residents heard about a new degree dealing with fermentation at MTSU, many focused their thoughts on only alcohol.
Blackman Collegiate Academy juniors sampled science at MTSU and the University Honors College.
87 years ago this week, March 31, 1930, the famous, or infamous, Movie Production Code went into effect.
Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.
Head men's basketball coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a new seven-year contract to stay at Middle Tennessee through the 2023-24 season.
Representatives from Siemens and other interested parties visited MTSU March 22, touring the Department of Engineering Technology's mechatronics and other lab facilities as it considers building on the current partnership.
Best-selling author and culture critic Nicholas "Nick" Carr will deliver the MTSU Scholars Week keynote address at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Student Union Ballroom.
We now have am more focused look on the recent "Crime on Campus" report from the TBI and information of MTSU looks positive.
Rutherford County's contribution to musical culture officially opens 4:00 to 6:00pm this Tuesday (3/21/2017) at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street. Light refreshments will be available.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won their first round NCAA tournament game, defeating Minnesota 81-72.
Middle Tennessee State University will host hundreds of prospective students and their families Saturday, March 18, for the first of two Spring Preview Days on campus.
The great-great-granddaughter of a trailblazing business magnate will deliver the keynote address for MTSU's National Women's History Month.
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is making back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in school history following a second-straight Conference USA Tournament championship on Saturday.
The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office is taking ticket requests for the Blue Raiders' first round NCAA Tournament game against Minnesota in Milwaukee on Thursday.
This is NATIONAL SUNSHINE WEEK...not in the realm of UV rays or electromagnetic radiation, but instead dealing with open meetings and records for the government.
Revenge was sweet for Middle Tennessee Friday, as the Blue Raiders advanced to the Conference USA Tournament finals for the third-straight year with an 82-56 drumming of UTEP. They will play Marshall for the title Saturday.
Companies from across the South and Midwest sent representatives to interview 45 Concrete Industry Management and 12 construction management students Thursday (March 2) in the James Union Building's Tennessee Room.
The Experiential Learning Program at Middle Tennessee State University has once again presented a group of local organizations with its 2016 EXL Outstanding Community Partner Awards.
The MTSU National Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
On Thursday (3/2/2017) the youngsters of the Ann Campbell Early Learning Center at MTSU spent much time happily greeting visitors with gifts intended to expand their minds and bodies.
Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be on spring break March 6-11, 2017.
TSSAA high school basketball tournaments are returning like robins this spring to the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, and the university is making temporary parking and traffic changes to accommodate its welcome guests.
The MTSU Department of Art announces a Todd Art Gallery exhibit showcasing the ongoing collaborative studies of Dr. Brooke Hofsess, Appalachian State University; Dr. Kelly Guyotte, University of Alabama;
Middle Tennessee record setting quarterback, Brent Stockstill, underwent shoulder surgery today as announced by Head Coach Rick Stockstill.
During World War II Edward R. Murrow noted that when circumstances prevented reporters from filing their stories, they would be covered by their colleagues.
Tennessee voters dislike Obamacare and want it repealed, but not until they've seen details of a replacement plan, the latest MTSU Poll shows.
The Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education both approved the new Fermentation Science degree at MTSU.
It was the perfect ending to a homecoming game for Middle Tennessee senior and Birmingham native JaCorey Williams, knocking down a game-winning jumper from the free throw line with four seconds left to defeat UAB, 66-64.
For the first time in almost a decade, MTSU is hosting a three-day powwow as a tribute to Native Americans. The event is underway now through Sunday at the Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive.
Dontarie Stallings, Johns Hopkins University OXIDE research and project manager, will speak on "Advancing Inclusive Excellence Through Gender Equity" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at MTSU.
Registration is now open for the BEP Summer Business Camp Presented by State Farm scheduled for weekdays of July 17th - 28th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The camp will be hosted by Middle Tennessee State University's College of Education on campus in the McWherter Learning Resource Center.
Floyd has pledged $1 million to help launch the Center for Student Coaching and Success (CSCS) at MTSU, which was officially opened during a Tuesday, Feb. 21, ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new home inside the Andrew Woodfin Miller Sr. Education Center on Bell Street.
MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon took place Thursday morning (2/16/2017) in the new Student Union Building's elegant ballroom. The keynote speaker was TBI Director and MTSU Alumnus Mark Gwyn.
Expansion of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center will further help veterans -- on campus and in the community -- in the transition from the military to civilian life.
The Native American Student Association of Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting the Indigenous Peoples' Powwow this February 24-26, 2017 at the Middle Tennessee State University Tennessee Livestock Center.
MTSU wrapped up its trip to Southern California by announcing an educational partnership with the Grammy Museum, one the nation's top educational venues devoted to the music industry.
The deadline, Wednesday, Feb. 15, is fast approaching for students planning to transfer to MTSU from other colleges and universities and apply for two significant scholarships.
Middle Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Rick Insell has been selected for induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Always a teacher at heart, MTSU's Gloria Bonner pledges to continue fulfilling that God-given purpose even after she leaves her alma mater in a few weeks.
MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center explores the trade relationship between Tennessee and Mexico in its latest "Global Commerce" report
The general public is welcome to join an MTSU Honors College class for the weekly spring Honors Lecture Series on "Rhetoric in Contemporary Culture."
The fires that made headlines in Gatlinburg several months ago ended with two arrests. It is beyond dispute some kinds of pre-trial publicity could jeopardize a prosecution. MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss digs into the case...
Tickets are available through this Wednesday (2/8/2017) for MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon. This is the Black History Month event that honors unsung community heroes. It will be held in the new Student Union Building in the elegant ballroom from 11:30 Thursday morning, February 16, 2017, until 1:30 that afternoon.
The normally True Blue MTSU campus added a dash of red to the color scheme Friday, Feb. 3, to celebrate National Wear Red Day.
Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.
The Tennessee Business Barometer Index hit a record high following the election of President Donald Trump, according to the latest online survey by MTSU's Jones College of Business.
Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU Girl Day, part of the worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.
For 36 hours Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3-5, in the MTSU Science Building, Hack-MT will gather software developers, visual designers, programmers, computer science and computer information systems students from area universities, including MTSU, to form teams to invent new Web platforms, mobile apps and electronic gadgets.
Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU Girl Day, part of the worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Charles Asche will bring the works of Beethoven and Chopin to life in the third public concert of MTSU's 2016-17 Keyboard Artist Series, set Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Wright Building's Hinton Music Hall.
Middle Tennessee State University will continue its long-running and successful run of hosting state championships for select high school sports at its facilities following this week's decision by the TSSAA.
The Tennessee Room in MTSU's James Union Building was packed Saturday morning (1/14/2017) for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast sponsored by the Murfreesboro branch of the NAACP.
A state insurance advocacy group has given a boost to the insurance program within MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business.
A special incentive in the form of a $3,500 scholarship for up to four semesters awaits prospective MTSU transfer students who meet the eligibility criteria and apply by the Feb. 15 deadline.
New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a "newcomers briefing" provided by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
MTSU alumnus Pete Fisher is leaving his executive position with the Grand Ole Opry to become CEO of the Academy of Country Music in California, the academy announced Monday.
The Cliff Ricketts era of alternative fuels research at MTSU ended recently with one final attempt to successfully drive U.S. 231 in Tennessee between the Kentucky and Alabama state lines using a wood gasification process.
The Murfreesboro NAACP invites the community to honor area citizens at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, January 14, 2017 in the Tennessee Room of MTSU's James Union Building.
MTSU will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
MTSU is ranked No. 17 in the "Top Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Report" by LendEDU.com, which crafted its rankings by looking at more than 100 colleges offering entrepreneurship courses and programs to undergraduates.
The most recent Tennessee Consumer Outlook Survey indicates consumers across the state are feeling much more optimistic about the economy during this holiday shopping season.
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the 1,892 Middle Tennessee State University graduates who became new Blue Raider alumni on Saturday (12/10/2016).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guaranteed scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000 a year for four years.
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.
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.
Middle Tennessee State University's Executive Education Program is offering a half-day workplace violence training seminar to the public.
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).
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.
MTSU's Fall Preview Day Saturday, Nov. 5, has a new wrinkle for the nearly 600 students and their family members planning to attend.
Spicer was convicted of aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm on the MTSU campus in 2014.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
An MTSU student organization has been recognized at the national level for its remarkable membership growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A mock presidential debate will take place on Thursday evening in the MTSU State Farm room of the Business and Aerospace building.
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.
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.
MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 8, through Tuesday, Oct. 11.
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.
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.
Mass hysteria about lurking clowns is making a mark on Rutherford County. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more...
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.
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.
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.
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.
A discussion of abortion through a Genocide Awareness Project has led to students demonstrating against it at Middle Tennessee State University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The keys to several vehicles have been turned over to deserving individuals in 14 cities across the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Middle Tennessee football team will be out for a little revenge after last year's tough 17-13 fourth quarter loss to Vanderbilt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of new and returning MTSU students converge on campus this week, awaiting the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
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.
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).
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.
Murphy Center was packed as 886 summer grads became Blue Raider alumni in the commencement program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 30 Murfreesboro and Rutherford Country youngsters in grades K-7 are experienced STEAM Week at MTSU this past week.
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.
Three people have been arrested, accused of attacking, tying up, and robbing students at Middle Tennessee State University.
One of 17 high school students attending the MTSU ACE Summer Camp, Dylan Akers obtains his love for building and design through DNA.
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.
Murfreesboro has been named by Southern Living magazine among the "South's Best College Towns."
The FOCUS act in Tennessee will allow more control at the local level for universities like MTSU.
The annual Pigskin Pre-Game will once again kick off the MTSU Blue Raiders football season for alumni and friends of the university.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..."
Bias in the media and even FaceBook? With more, here is Dr. Larry Burris, an MTSU Professor of Journalism...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTSU students are the beneficiaries of a new $700,000 Department of Aerospace Flight Simulator Building dedicated Thursday (May 5) at Murfreesboro Airport.
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.
At the end of the city council meeting Thursday night, Mayor Shane McFarland announced a call for action against apartment crimes in Murfreesboro.
Homer Pittard Campus School is inviting former students, staff members and friends to an upcoming throwback picnic celebration on its grounds.
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.
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."
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.
"Preserving African-American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources" is an omnibus online site with information on collections care, museum management, heritage tourism and fundraising.
Using superheroes as an educational tool, an MTSU honors science class brought STEM Extravaganza to Bellwood Discovery School for the second year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A retired U.S. Marine who turned his military career into critically acclaimed literature will share his experiences at MTSU.
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.
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.
MTSU's Kappa Delta sorority held it's 13th annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling on the Murphy Center lawn Saturday.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
MTSU and Walters State Community College are partnering to help fill a rising demand for Concrete Management professionals among large-scale construction projects nationwide.
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.
The clock struck midnight for the Cinderella Blue Raiders as Middle Tennessee fell to Syracuse 75-50 in the round of 32.
As you have heard, Apple is being asked to break the lock code to get into the iPhone of a deceased terrorist.
The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department will be hosting "Celebration of Champions" Wednesday night to honor the men's and women's basketball programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Middle Tennessee's women's basketball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament following another dominant performance in the C-USA Championship.
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team knows their NCAA Tournament destination.
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.
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.
Nearly 7,000 new jobs were created across Tennessee by 20 foreign firms in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Today Howard's Hope, in collaboration with the Middle Tennessee State University aquatics department, welcomed ten more graduates of its Flying Fish program.
To get a jump-start for summer employment, 26 MTSU Concrete Industry Management students utilized a speed-networking environment to catch recruiters' attention.
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
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.
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.
When 17 year old Delanie McDonald enrolls at MTSU this fall, she will be part of a rare occurrence for the University Honors College.
Middle Tennessee State University officials say the school surpassed $100 million during a recent fundraising effort.
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.
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.
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.
MTSU alumnus and retired U.S. Army Gen. Les Fuller called it "a huge night" in Fayetteville, Tennessee.
All Todd Art Gallery exhibits, receptions, and other related events are open to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The 30-month, $15.7 million project will upgrade the .8-mile section of the thoroughfare between East Main and Greenland Drive.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, but her statewide disapproval ratings are the highest of any top candidate on either ticket.
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.
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.
"Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories" is the theme of MTSU's 2016 Black History Month observances in February.
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.
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.
MTSU soon will add a personal touch as it courts community college students at campuses across the Tennessee.
Professor Larry Burriss at MTSU (School of Journalism), talks about poet Edgar Allan Poe...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 43rd Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 2 and will commence at 11:30 a.m. inside the Murphy Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For one member of the Tennessee General Assembly, going back to college has been an education in more ways than one.
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.
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.
MTSU will award an estimated 1,841 degrees during its two fall 2015 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, Dec. 12, inside Murphy Center.
The aura of an Academy Award-winning actress will be in evidence at Murphy Center during MTSU's fall 2015 commencement Saturday, Dec. 12.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
MTSU will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
MTSU's Connie Huddleston is the new president of the Women in Higher Education in Tennessee professional development organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
"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..."
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...
Middle Tennessee football running back Jeremiah Bryson was arrested last weekend and then again on Monday.
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.
Middle Tennessee fell behind early and could never recover against rival WKU during a 58-28 setback here at Houchens-Smith Stadium Saturday afternoon
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.
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.
Call it a hoedown of scientific proportions ... complete with hot dogs, ice cream and a bluegrass band.
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.
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.
MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 10, through Tuesday, Oct. 13.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Middle Tennessee put forth a valiant effort before falling just short in a 27-25 setback at Illinois Saturday.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTSU Football held their weekly football press conference, the first of the season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some experts tell parents to make sure their kids stay OFF the computer until they turn 7. Dr. Larry Burris at MTSU comments...
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).
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.
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.
The MTSU Todd Art Gallery proudly announces "The Journey," an exhibition of artwork by an elite group of young emerging artists with disabilities.
Reclaiming Ourselves, a multi-media art exhibition celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence will be featured at MTSU.
Nearly 35 MTSU student-veterans awaiting commencement later this week will be recognized at the second Graduating Senior Stole Ceremony.
MTSU Provost Brad Bartel has named Dr. Newtona "Tina" Johnson as interim vice provost for academic affairs.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young confirmed that authorities believe the victim is...
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.
The City Council is going digital. Thursday night, they approved to adopt a new process of paying with the new Enterprise Resource Planning Software.
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.
Prospective MTSU students and their families wanting to visit campus this summer have ample opportunities.
Still Life: The Art of Moonshine kicks off the fall with an opening reception Wednesday, August 26, 5-7 p.m.
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.
Library of the future? Since 2013, that dream is finally coming true for the Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Murfreesboro 2015-2016 Budget Plan will give over $291,000 to local non-profits.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rutherford County Ethics Committee met for the second time this week to discuss a complaint against Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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.
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.
MTSU undergraduate students are taking their second and third steps in the early summer session FirstSTEP program.
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.
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.
MTSU's College of Behavioral and Health Sciences has entered an exchange agreement with a South Korean secondary school that specializes in sports science.
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.
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.
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.