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MTSU Dances To Keep Less Fortunate Warm
MTSU Dances To Keep Less Fortunate Warm

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.

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MTSU's
MTSU's "Operation Song" for Veterans

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.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meets November 12, 2019
MTSU Board of Trustees Meets November 12, 2019

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.

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Vol State extends 'MTSU Promise'  to its students for seamless transfers
Vol State extends 'MTSU Promise' to its students for seamless transfers

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.

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FREE MTSU Chamber Concert Monday Night
FREE MTSU Chamber Concert Monday Night

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.

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Two Holocaust Survivors At MTSU Oct. 30, 2019
Two Holocaust Survivors At MTSU Oct. 30, 2019

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.

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MTSU Surprised Charlie Daniels
MTSU Surprised Charlie Daniels

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.

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Forensic Center for Autopsies in Rutherford County
Forensic Center for Autopsies in Rutherford County

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...

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MTSU--TN 2nd Qtr.Housing Report PROMISING!
MTSU--TN 2nd Qtr.Housing Report PROMISING!

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.

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Autism Awareness Advocate To Visit MTSU
Autism Awareness Advocate To Visit MTSU

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.

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Three Decades of Blue Raiders Gather to Remember the Past
Three Decades of Blue Raiders Gather to Remember the Past

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.

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TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University
TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University

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.

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True Blue Raider Relief For Storm Victims In Bahamas
True Blue Raider Relief For Storm Victims In Bahamas

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.

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MTU Offered CRAFT BEER Forum
MTU Offered CRAFT BEER Forum

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.

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MTSU Grad and FB Player Drowned Labor Day
MTSU Grad and FB Player Drowned Labor Day

Recent MTSU grad and Blue Raider football player Brandon Archer drowned in the Buffalo River on Labor Day.

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Happy 108th To MTSU---Celebrate by giving blood!
Happy 108th To MTSU---Celebrate by giving blood!

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.

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15 MTSU Professors Honored
15 MTSU Professors Honored

As the new academic year begins, 15 professors have been recognized for their achievements at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU Convocation speaker to large freshman class: 'Take your passion seriously'
MTSU Convocation speaker to large freshman class: 'Take your passion seriously'

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.

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Eminent nursing researcher shares publishing tips with MTSU nursing faculty
Eminent nursing researcher shares publishing tips with MTSU nursing faculty

One of the most prominent nursing professors in the nation has tips for MTSU nursing faculty to help them share their knowledge.

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Wet run showcases new Blue Raider Beer Garden
Wet run showcases new Blue Raider Beer Garden

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.

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Rick Stockstill Radio Show Begins Monday
Rick Stockstill Radio Show Begins Monday

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.

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As girls' math-science registration deadline nears, conference 'all-star' business panel announced
As girls' math-science registration deadline nears, conference 'all-star' business panel announced

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.

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MTSU Convocation 5PM Next Saturday
MTSU Convocation 5PM Next Saturday

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.

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MTSU Created 817 New True Blue Alumni On Saturday
MTSU Created 817 New True Blue Alumni On Saturday

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.

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Go Big Blue!
Go Big Blue!

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."

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Middle TN Blvd. Creates Positive
Middle TN Blvd. Creates Positive "1st Impression"!

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.

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Coach Stockstill Tells Rotary About MTSU FB
Coach Stockstill Tells Rotary About MTSU FB

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.

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Drum Corps International At MTSU Friday
Drum Corps International At MTSU Friday

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.

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MTSU to open 'Chris Young Café' in fall to 'encourage our students to dream bigger'
MTSU to open 'Chris Young Café' in fall to 'encourage our students to dream bigger'

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.

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Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier
Volunteers Needed This Saturday To Help Soldier

This coming Saturday (7/13/2019) volunteers are needed help retired U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho with landscaping for his more accessible home.

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$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center
$150,000+ Raised For MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center

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.

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THC Awards MTSU $53,402 In HPF Grants
THC Awards MTSU $53,402 In HPF Grants

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.

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Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored
Historian-Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored

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.

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CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU
CAP Cadets Experience E-Tech Academy at MTSU

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.

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Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser
Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser

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

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MTSU Signs 5-Year Aerospace Contract With Moi Kenuya
MTSU Signs 5-Year Aerospace Contract With Moi Kenuya

The global demand for professional pilots helped propel a partnership approved Monday between Middle Tennessee State University and Moi University of Kenya.

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Will A Kenyan School Go
Will A Kenyan School Go "Big Blue"?

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.

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MTSU Day 4 Bonnaroo - Closing Time
MTSU Day 4 Bonnaroo - Closing Time

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.

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Bonnaroo--Day 3
Bonnaroo--Day 3

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.

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Student Pro Pilot Advanced Camp at MTSU
Student Pro Pilot Advanced Camp at MTSU

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.

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New MIDDLE HALF MARATHON Course on 10/12
New MIDDLE HALF MARATHON Course on 10/12

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!

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Golden Anniversary of Moon Landing
Golden Anniversary of Moon Landing

MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss takes us back in time 50-years to when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night
Dr. Liz Rhea Quietly Joined The Angels Thursday Night

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.

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How are some so involved with a piece of fiction like
How are some so involved with a piece of fiction like "Game of Thrones?"

MTSU Professor asks how are some so involved with a piece of fiction like "Game of Thrones?"

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Mental Health Priorities on the MTSU Campus and Special Training
Mental Health Priorities on the MTSU Campus and Special Training

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...

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MTSU Trustees Meet May 29th, Wednesday
MTSU Trustees Meet May 29th, Wednesday

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.

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First Cartwright-Coakley Scholarship recipients graduate  from MTSU, return to assist Great Exuma community
First Cartwright-Coakley Scholarship recipients graduate from MTSU, return to assist Great Exuma community

"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.

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MTSU Focuses On Improving MENTAL HEALTH
MTSU Focuses On Improving MENTAL HEALTH

May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH and Middle Tennessee State University has launched a program to improve their own literacy of mental health topics.

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Stockstill at Titans Rookie Mini Camp
Stockstill at Titans Rookie Mini Camp

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.

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It Took 30-Years:  GED to PhD
It Took 30-Years: GED to PhD

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.

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Religion and Movies on Easter Week, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss
Religion and Movies on Easter Week, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

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."

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MTSU center forms partnership to conduct intensive sleep research
MTSU center forms partnership to conduct intensive sleep research

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.

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MTSU Easter Egg Hunt 2-4PM this SUNDAY!
MTSU Easter Egg Hunt 2-4PM this SUNDAY!

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.

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MTSU Professor and 'Change the Conversation' continues push to increase airplay of female artists
MTSU Professor and 'Change the Conversation' continues push to increase airplay of female artists

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.

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MTSU returns to ACM Awards in Las Vegas
MTSU returns to ACM Awards in Las Vegas

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.

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Friday's Rain Moves Special Olympics To Wednesday
Friday's Rain Moves Special Olympics To Wednesday

Area 16 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Track and Field meets at MTSU has been postponed until Wednesday (4/10/2019).

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MTSU Professor Comments on Books Sales of
MTSU Professor Comments on Books Sales of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"

"Award-winning author Fonda Lee recently criticized Barnes and Noble bookstores for carrying more copies of Tolkien than her own works."

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MTSU's 6th Go Round On Billboard's School List
MTSU's 6th Go Round On Billboard's School List

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.

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Ideas To Help Veterans Promoted At MTSU
Ideas To Help Veterans Promoted At MTSU

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.

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CAP Motivates MTSU Students
CAP Motivates MTSU Students

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.

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"Consumer Outlook" UP Modestly

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.

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New MTSU tourism, hospitality degree to prepare graduates for dynamic careers in booming industry
New MTSU tourism, hospitality degree to prepare graduates for dynamic careers in booming industry

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.

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Oscar-nominated 'RBG' Shares With MTSU
Oscar-nominated 'RBG' Shares With MTSU

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.

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MTSU:  Long Service To Low Income Students
MTSU: Long Service To Low Income Students

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.

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April 2nd Equali-Tea on
April 2nd Equali-Tea on "Sippin' Whiskey"!

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.

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Lady Raiders Advance to C-USA Semifinals
Lady Raiders Advance to C-USA Semifinals

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.

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'MTSU Day on the Hill' carries message to state Capitol
'MTSU Day on the Hill' carries message to state Capitol

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.

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Deceased MTSU Professor-Sculpture James Gibson Honored
Deceased MTSU Professor-Sculpture James Gibson Honored

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.

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Are You Ready: Middle TN Blvd. OPEN
Are You Ready: Middle TN Blvd. OPEN

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.

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MTSU students, faculty on spring break March 4-9
MTSU students, faculty on spring break March 4-9

MTSU students and faculty will be on spring break from Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9. Classes will resume Monday, March 11.

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Speed interviews help MTSU concrete, construction  students find jobs, internships with companies
Speed interviews help MTSU concrete, construction students find jobs, internships with companies

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.

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400+ Students In MTSU's Science Olympiad
400+ Students In MTSU's Science Olympiad

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

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Equali-TEA Returns To MTSU April 2nd
Equali-TEA Returns To MTSU April 2nd

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.

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Rapper David Banner Speaks Thursday at MTSU
Rapper David Banner Speaks Thursday at MTSU

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.

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Congratulations Professor Frank Michello
Congratulations Professor Frank Michello

"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.

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Sports, Politics and the Simple English Language - MTSU Professor Chimes In
Sports, Politics and the Simple English Language - MTSU Professor Chimes In

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....

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Prospects committed to MTSU visit during packed Honors open house
Prospects committed to MTSU visit during packed Honors open house

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.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans Center Honors Palm Restaurant
Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans Center Honors Palm Restaurant

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.

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JAMES MEREDITH Speaks At MTSU's Unity Luncheon
JAMES MEREDITH Speaks At MTSU's Unity Luncheon

"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.

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MTSU alumnus Laird calls 2nd Grammy 'unbelievable,' proud to 'be creative for a living'
MTSU alumnus Laird calls 2nd Grammy 'unbelievable,' proud to 'be creative for a living'

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."

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MTSU Involved In The 61st Annual Grammy Awards
MTSU Involved In The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

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.

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'MTSU Promise Tour' visits Nashville State Feb. 7
'MTSU Promise Tour' visits Nashville State Feb. 7

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.

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MTSU's Dyslexia Center Changes Lives
MTSU's Dyslexia Center Changes Lives

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.

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Dr. Tony Johnston Invites YOU To Prune Grapevines
Dr. Tony Johnston Invites YOU To Prune Grapevines

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.

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Insurance Group Helps MTSU Students Studying SALES!
Insurance Group Helps MTSU Students Studying SALES!

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.

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Doug Young Honored At City Schools Foundation Gala
Doug Young Honored At City Schools Foundation Gala

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.

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Club Marvel This Saturday Morning At Miller Coliseum
Club Marvel This Saturday Morning At Miller Coliseum

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.

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Thursday: 'Veterans in Motion' conference seeks to change  narrative, help vets on path to continued service
Thursday: 'Veterans in Motion' conference seeks to change narrative, help vets on path to continued service

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.

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MLK Celebration Breakfast At MTSU January 26, 2019
MLK Celebration Breakfast At MTSU January 26, 2019

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.

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MTSU's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors MLK Monday
MTSU's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors MLK Monday

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.

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C-SPAN Bus Awed Visitors At Its MTSU Stop
C-SPAN Bus Awed Visitors At Its MTSU Stop

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.

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"Film Noir" Series CANCELLED at Linebaugh

MTSU English Professor Elyce Rae Helford has cancelled the film noir series due to a schedule conflict.

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C-SPAN Bus At MTSU Wednesday...Public Invited!
C-SPAN Bus At MTSU Wednesday...Public Invited!

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.

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COMMENTARY: New Year's Resolutions
COMMENTARY: New Year's Resolutions

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.

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The Late Doug Young To Be Honored By City Schools Foundation
The Late Doug Young To Be Honored By City Schools Foundation

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.

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The 2019 Social Media Arms Race - by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss
The 2019 Social Media Arms Race - by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

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...

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MTSU's Joshua Reid Named BioTAP Scholar!
MTSU's Joshua Reid Named BioTAP Scholar!

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.

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MTSU Closed For The Holidays Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2019
MTSU Closed For The Holidays Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 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.

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Resolutions--Say Goodbye To 2018!
Resolutions--Say Goodbye To 2018!

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.

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Dr. Burriss Spends QUALITY TIME With Snoopy!
Dr. Burriss Spends QUALITY TIME With Snoopy!

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.

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MTSU and  Guangxi University Signed Agreement
MTSU and Guangxi University Signed Agreement

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.

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Congratulations 1,700 New Blue Raider Alumni
Congratulations 1,700 New Blue Raider Alumni

1,700 new Blue Raider alumni were created Saturday with the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center.

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Thanks Brent Stockstill for the Great Memories
Thanks Brent Stockstill for the Great Memories

As MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill prepares to lead the Blue Raiders one final time, friends and family share their thoughts.

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MTSU's Dr. Burriss Warns
MTSU's Dr. Burriss Warns "Nigerian Scams Work"

MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss shares his thoughts on some of those so called "Nigerian scams".

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12th MTSU Stole Ceremony
12th MTSU Stole Ceremony

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.

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MTSU report: U.S.-China trade war contributes to 'rather mediocre' third quarter for Tenn. exporters
MTSU report: U.S.-China trade war contributes to 'rather mediocre' third quarter for Tenn. exporters

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.

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Dec. 1 deadline looms for MTSU's enhanced scholarships
Dec. 1 deadline looms for MTSU's enhanced scholarships

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.

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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on MTSU Police Department
Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on MTSU Police Department

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.

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COMMENTARY: Politically Correct Ads
COMMENTARY: Politically Correct Ads

MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris sounds off on politically correct ads.

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MT FB Press Conference before CUSA Championship Game
MT FB Press Conference before CUSA Championship Game

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.

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Motlow commencement to be held at MTSU in May 2019
Motlow commencement to be held at MTSU in May 2019

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.

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FB: Blue Raider to host CUSA Championship after beating UAB
FB: Blue Raider to host CUSA Championship after beating UAB

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.

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MTSU showcases entrepreneurship with guest speakers, high school fair
MTSU showcases entrepreneurship with guest speakers, high school fair

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.

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MTSU Academic Scholarship Deadline Is December 1st
MTSU Academic Scholarship Deadline Is December 1st

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.

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Report on MT MBB from the Bahamas
Report on MT MBB from the Bahamas

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.

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Agritourism class plans Christmas Village at MTSU Dec. 1
Agritourism class plans Christmas Village at MTSU Dec. 1

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.

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Leaders unified to bring bright students  to STEM education, careers at MTSU summit
Leaders unified to bring bright students to STEM education, careers at MTSU summit

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.

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MTSU Seeking UNITY Nominees
MTSU Seeking UNITY Nominees

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.

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MTSU Takes Thanksgiving Break
MTSU Takes Thanksgiving Break

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).

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Texas Instrument's Leadership Conference GREAT!
Texas Instrument's Leadership Conference GREAT!

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.

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Angie Walker's MTSU Students Celebrate their Teacher
Angie Walker's MTSU Students Celebrate their Teacher

Close to 75 MTSU students, faculty, friends and family gathered Thursday to remember Angie Walker.

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Christmas Village at MTSU December 1 from 9AM-Noon
Christmas Village at MTSU December 1 from 9AM-Noon

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.

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MTSU seeks True Blue Secret Santas for 2018 Little Raiders gift-giving campaign
MTSU seeks True Blue Secret Santas for 2018 Little Raiders gift-giving campaign

True Blue Secret Santas are again needed for this year's MTSU Little Raiders gift-giving campaign.

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Big Blue Raider Weekend Continues Monday
Big Blue Raider Weekend Continues Monday

It was an exciting weekend of Blue Raider sports on NewsRadio WGNS, which continues into today with two big events.

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2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week at MTSU
2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week at MTSU

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.

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McDevitt era starts with win over Lees-McRae
McDevitt era starts with win over Lees-McRae

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.

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Honored Veterans---Plus, MTSU 29 - WKU 10!
Honored Veterans---Plus, MTSU 29 - WKU 10!

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!

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Win season tickets to Blue Raider Men's and Women's Basketball Games from WGNS
Win season tickets to Blue Raider Men's and Women's Basketball Games from WGNS

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.

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Big Football Friday on NewsRadio WGNS
Big Football Friday on NewsRadio WGNS

A rivalry college football game and prep football playoffs are both highlighted on NewsRadio WGNS.

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37th MTSU Salute to Armed Forces game Nov. 2 recognizes veterans
37th MTSU Salute to Armed Forces game Nov. 2 recognizes veterans

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...

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MTSU honors Class of 1968 at Golden Raiders Reunion Celebration
MTSU honors Class of 1968 at Golden Raiders Reunion Celebration

It was chilly, rainy and overcast as MTSU students, alumni and others gathered for pregame activities Saturday (Oct. 20) for the 2018 Homecoming events.

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MTSU: Donate blood Oct. 29-31 to save lives and Bleed Blue, Beat WKU
MTSU: Donate blood Oct. 29-31 to save lives and Bleed Blue, Beat WKU

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.

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MTSU student ministry hosts Tuesday guest lecture on faith and science
MTSU student ministry hosts Tuesday guest lecture on faith and science

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.

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FB: Blue Raiders earn Homecoming win
FB: Blue Raiders earn Homecoming win

It wasn't pretty, but Middle Tennessee captured a homecoming victory Saturday over Charlotte 21-13.

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MTSU "Business Barometer" Rebounds!

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.

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True Blue Homecoming; MTSU 21 - UNC 13
True Blue Homecoming; MTSU 21 - UNC 13

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.

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MTSU Homecoming Weekend
MTSU Homecoming Weekend

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.

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MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night
MTSU Grand Slam Fish Fry This Coming Monday Night

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry will return to the Grove at Williamson Place on Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m.

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It's FALL BREAK at MTSU
It's FALL BREAK at MTSU

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.

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2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!
2018 Middle Half Marathon is in the books!

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.

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MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders
MTSU Honors Area Business Leaders

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.

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Agreement to Transfer Law School to Murfreesboro with MTSU and Valparaiso University
Agreement to Transfer Law School to Murfreesboro with MTSU and Valparaiso University

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.

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African-American History at MTSU Oct. 24-27, 2018
African-American History at MTSU Oct. 24-27, 2018

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.

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La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown--MTSU Summa Cum Laude
La Vergne Alderman Melisa Brown--MTSU Summa Cum Laude

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.

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MT FB secures gutsy road win at Marshall
MT FB secures gutsy road win at Marshall

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders make football history, winning at Marshall 34-24.

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MTSU significantly increases Presidential Scholarship
MTSU significantly increases Presidential Scholarship

President Sidney A. McPhee announced the scholarship enhancement at the university's True Blue Tour stop in Franklin...

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MTSU media professor, students earn acclaim for short film featuring Tennessee transgender couple
MTSU media professor, students earn acclaim for short film featuring Tennessee transgender couple

"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.

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Latest statewide snapshot shows Midstate consumers remain most optimistic
Latest statewide snapshot shows Midstate consumers remain most optimistic

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.

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MTSU science students explore career options at fair
MTSU science students explore career options at fair

Dozens of MTSU chemistry, biochemistry, preprofessional, science and nonscience-related majors recently networked with 22 organizations seeking future employees and summer internships.

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Raiders Down Defending CUSA Champion FAU 25-24
Raiders Down Defending CUSA Champion FAU 25-24

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.

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MTSU agriculture Raider Roundup  tests high school FFA skills
MTSU agriculture Raider Roundup tests high school FFA skills

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.

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MTSU celebrates mechatronics engineering accreditation
MTSU celebrates mechatronics engineering accreditation

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.

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COMMENTARY: Cable
COMMENTARY: Cable

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?

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D.C. policy-maker comes back home to share knowledge with MTSU students
D.C. policy-maker comes back home to share knowledge with MTSU students

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.

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SEPT. 18: Groundbreaking for $39.6 Million Academic Building for College of Behavioral and Health Science Programs
SEPT. 18: Groundbreaking for $39.6 Million Academic Building for College of Behavioral and Health Science Programs

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.

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Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018
Constitution Week: September 17-23, 2018

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.

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Blue Raider FB Falls at #3 Georgia
Blue Raider FB Falls at #3 Georgia

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.

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MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears
MTSU's 9/11 Remembrance Brought Tears

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.

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Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU
Hurricane Florence Delays Ginsburg Video at MTSU

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.

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9/11 Activities Tuesday
9/11 Activities Tuesday

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).

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Beer Sold at MTSU Game for First Time Saturday
Beer Sold at MTSU Game for First Time Saturday

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.

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Blue Raiders roll to victory in home opener against UT-Martin
Blue Raiders roll to victory in home opener against UT-Martin

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.

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Ambitious MTSU fall Honors Lecture Series focuses on 'governors, policies that govern'
Ambitious MTSU fall Honors Lecture Series focuses on 'governors, policies that govern'

One of the most ambitious University Honors College lecture series ever is scheduled for this fall at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Show your true colors by donating at MTSU 'branch battle' blood drive Sept. 11
Show your true colors by donating at MTSU 'branch battle' blood drive Sept. 11

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.

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COMMENTARY: Senior Officials
COMMENTARY: Senior Officials

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.

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MT FB Press Conference for Georgia Game
MT FB Press Conference for Georgia Game

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.

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Beer sales highlight MTSU football game day changes
Beer sales highlight MTSU football game day changes

For the first time ever, Middle Tennessee will offer alcohol at sporting events this year, and the football home opener will kick it off.

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Raiders drop opener to Vandy
Raiders drop opener to Vandy

Middle Tennessee dropped a 35-7 decision at Vanderbilt to open the 2018 campaign Saturday in Nashville.

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ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?
ETHOS Wants The Young Musicians In Your Family?

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.

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MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion
MTSU Student Combines Career With Compassion

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.

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MTSU students explore part-time job opportunities at fair
MTSU students explore part-time job opportunities at fair

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.

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MTSU closes Sept. 3 for Labor Day
MTSU closes Sept. 3 for Labor Day

MTSU will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day Holiday. All offices will be closed and no classes will be held.

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McDevitt announces first non-conference schedule
McDevitt announces first non-conference schedule

Middle Tennessee Head Men's Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt revealed Wednesday the 13-game non-conference portion of the Blue Raiders' 2018-19 schedule.

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Message of Hope and Mercy at MTSU  Convocation
Message of Hope and Mercy at MTSU Convocation

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.

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COMMENTARY: Mass Comm Education
COMMENTARY: Mass Comm Education

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.

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Coach Stockstill Press Conference for Vanderbilt Game
Coach Stockstill Press Conference for Vanderbilt Game

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.

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MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!
MTSU Students and Public: REGISTER TO VOTE!

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.

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Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award
Judith Iriarte-Gross Receives Career Achievement Award

Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2018 MTSU Career Achievement Award. The chemistry professor joins 14 faculty members who were honored by the MTSU Foundation.

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Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro
Tariffs Impact Ginseng Growers, and Murfreesboro

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.

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State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!
State of the University and CLASSES BEGIN!

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.

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Rousing start propels MTSU's expanded  True Blue Tour recruiting efforts
Rousing start propels MTSU's expanded True Blue Tour recruiting efforts

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.

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Sigma Chi House on MTSU Greek Row to be Renovated
Sigma Chi House on MTSU Greek Row to be Renovated

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.

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Fire at MTSU Tennis Courts
Fire at MTSU Tennis Courts

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.

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858 New Blue Raider Alumni Created Saturday
858 New Blue Raider Alumni Created Saturday

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."

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MTSU undergraduates make strides  with published grape research
MTSU undergraduates make strides with published grape research

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.

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New, returning MTSU student veterans  invited to Aug. 23 newcomers briefing
New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Aug. 23 newcomers briefing

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.

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MTSU animation students win awards, praise during China film exhibition trip
MTSU animation students win awards, praise during China film exhibition trip

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.

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MTSU cuts ribbon on professional sales lab to train business majors
MTSU cuts ribbon on professional sales lab to train business majors

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.

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MTSU students honored for learning by doing in recording, communication fields
MTSU students honored for learning by doing in recording, communication fields

Two MTSU graduates are being recognized for their exceptional achievements in the Experiential Learning Scholars Program.

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True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU
True Blue Tour Set August 21st At MTSU

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.

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ICYMI: Blue Raider Football Kickoff Press Conference
ICYMI: Blue Raider Football Kickoff Press Conference

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!

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MTSU "Stole Ceremony" for Veterans Is Wednesday

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.

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MTSU Brings
MTSU Brings "Western Movies" Alive

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.

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NAACP "Freedom Fund Banquet" August 24, 2018

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.

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Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU
Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU

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.

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Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors
Congratulations To 5 Outstanding MTSU Professors

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.

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Get rare close-up look at 'the red planet' Friday during special Star Party at MTSU
Get rare close-up look at 'the red planet' Friday during special Star Party at MTSU

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.

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MTSU renews academic partnership with Ningbo University in China
MTSU renews academic partnership with Ningbo University in China

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.

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Registration continues for girls' Oct. 27 math-science event at MTSU
Registration continues for girls' Oct. 27 math-science event at MTSU

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.

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COMMENTARY: Compelled Speech
COMMENTARY: Compelled Speech

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.

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MT FB: Lee named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
MT FB: Lee named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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.

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MTSU health center director plans expansion with partnerships, grant funding
MTSU health center director plans expansion with partnerships, grant funding

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.

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Thomas named a Doak Walker candidate
Thomas named a Doak Walker candidate

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.

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Delta partnership to thrust MTSU student pilots, alums to careers
Delta partnership to thrust MTSU student pilots, alums to careers

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.

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MT QB Stockstill named to Davey O'Brien list
MT QB Stockstill named to Davey O'Brien list

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.

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Delta partners with MTSU Aerospace through Innovative Propel Program
Delta partners with MTSU Aerospace through Innovative Propel Program

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.

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MTSU Honors College pair secure UK Summer Fulbright Awards
MTSU Honors College pair secure UK Summer Fulbright Awards

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.

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MTSU extends its China education exchange program for K-12 students
MTSU extends its China education exchange program for K-12 students

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.

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MTSU Campus Rec lifting student toward 100-pound weight loss goal
MTSU Campus Rec lifting student toward 100-pound weight loss goal

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.

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MT FB: Four Blue Raiders on Preseason Team
MT FB: Four Blue Raiders on Preseason Team

Four Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2018 Preseason All-Conference USA.

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MT QB Stockstill named to Maxwell list
MT QB Stockstill named to Maxwell list

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.

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Southern Gospel Showcased at MTSU Music Camp
Southern Gospel Showcased at MTSU Music Camp

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

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Birdsong and Harris Named Nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year
Birdsong and Harris Named Nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year

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.

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High schoolers ponder multimedia careers at MTSU Innovation J-Camp
High schoolers ponder multimedia careers at MTSU Innovation J-Camp

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."

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The Butterfly Effect: MTSU Professor Looks Into the Idea
The Butterfly Effect: MTSU Professor Looks Into the Idea

One small change could lead to one large impact. With more on this thought, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burriss...

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Civil Air Patrol sets up camp at MTSU
Civil Air Patrol sets up camp at MTSU

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.

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MTSU officials say university stands ready to assist displaced Art Institute students
MTSU officials say university stands ready to assist displaced Art Institute students

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.

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MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off
MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off

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.

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MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect  potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover
MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover

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.

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MTSU Football Hosted Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Football Hosted Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

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.

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MTSU Professor Chimes in on Political Cartoons
MTSU Professor Chimes in on Political Cartoons

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...

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Massaro tabs Blackburn as new Senior Associate AD
Massaro tabs Blackburn as new Senior Associate AD

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.

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UPDATE: MTSU Police Officer accused of stealing cash
UPDATE: MTSU Police Officer accused of stealing cash

An MTSU Police Officer accused of stealing money out of a parked car is now out of jail on bond.

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Jim Toman Named MTSU Baseball Coach
Jim Toman Named MTSU Baseball Coach

Jim Toman has been named the 22nd head coach of Blue Raider baseball.

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MTSU-led math conference makes IMPACT with K-8 teachers
MTSU-led math conference makes IMPACT with K-8 teachers

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.

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COMMENTARY: Polls -- Again!
COMMENTARY: Polls -- Again!

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.

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Three Blue Raider men's basketball players no longer on team
Three Blue Raider men's basketball players no longer on team

Middle Tennessee Head Men's Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt announced today that three student-athletes are no longer with the program.

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Vietnam vet, Purple Heart recipient receives Quilt of Valor from MTSU
Vietnam vet, Purple Heart recipient receives Quilt of Valor from MTSU

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.

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Bonnaroo Proves
Bonnaroo Proves "True Blue"!

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.

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MTSU multimedia students return for unique, hands-on Bonnaroo experience
MTSU multimedia students return for unique, hands-on Bonnaroo experience

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.

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Blue Raider baseball great Taylor passes away
Blue Raider baseball great Taylor passes away

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.

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Blue Raider Track Runner Killed In Newport, TN
Blue Raider Track Runner Killed In Newport, TN

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.

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K-12 Teachers--Learn How To Fly This Summer!
K-12 Teachers--Learn How To Fly This Summer!

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.

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MTSU students make major impact at National Robotics Challenge
MTSU students make major impact at National Robotics Challenge

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.

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MTSU commissions nine as U.S. Army second lieutenants
MTSU commissions nine as U.S. Army second lieutenants

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.

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

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

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MTSU to Close Memorial Day
MTSU to Close Memorial Day

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.

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

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

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MTSU orientation welcomes new freshmen, Class of 2022
MTSU orientation welcomes new freshmen, Class of 2022

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.

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MTSU president spreads True Blue message at partnering Chinese university
MTSU president spreads True Blue message at partnering Chinese university

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.

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MTSU president to stress cultural outreach, partnerships during China visit
MTSU president to stress cultural outreach, partnerships during China visit

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.

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First-year MTSU coach guides equestrian  team to third-place finish at nationals
First-year MTSU coach guides equestrian team to third-place finish at nationals

Middle Tennessee State University's equestrian team has sent individual riders to the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship for many years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TN Ginseng Growers Met Friday At MTSU
TN Ginseng Growers Met Friday At MTSU

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Helping 400+ Olympiad Elementary Students
MTSU Helping 400+ Olympiad Elementary Students

Young geniuses interested in all things science will experience pasta mobiles, pentathlons and more during the 11th annual Elementary Science Olympiad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1911 Society Has Huge Impact On MTSU
1911 Society Has Huge Impact On MTSU

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.

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MTSU professor Questions Amazon's decision to start production on television series based on
MTSU professor Questions Amazon's decision to start production on television series based on "The Lord of the Rings"

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...

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CHILD ABUSE--Impressionable Young Minds!
CHILD ABUSE--Impressionable Young Minds!

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.

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MTSU Students look at Academy of Country Music Awards
MTSU Students look at Academy of Country Music Awards

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).

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"Stricter Gun Laws" in TN UP 58%

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.

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Share Your Sunshine, Volunteer at Special Olympics!
Share Your Sunshine, Volunteer at Special Olympics!

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.

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MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws
MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws

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?"

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MTSU's Huber shares Scouts' impact on him during awards luncheon keynote
MTSU's Huber shares Scouts' impact on him during awards luncheon keynote

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.

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STEM expo brings 600-plus  students to MTSU campus April 11
STEM expo brings 600-plus students to MTSU campus April 11

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).

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April Is Sexual Assault Month--You Need To Know
April Is Sexual Assault Month--You Need To Know

April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH, and there are some things you need to know.

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Entrepreneurship Explodes at MTSU
Entrepreneurship Explodes at MTSU

MTSU entrepreneurship majors bossed up during the 2018 Business Plan Competition's Trade Show.

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Equali-Tea 4:30PM Tuesday at MTSU
Equali-Tea 4:30PM Tuesday at MTSU

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.

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MTSU April 6 Star Party features  'Funky Fizix in Film: Life on Mars'
MTSU April 6 Star Party features 'Funky Fizix in Film: Life on Mars'

THIS FRIDAY: First Friday Star Parties are a way for the department to bring the MTSU, Murfreesboro and surrounding communities together.

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Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice
Civil rights activist, colleague visit MTSU Thursday to reflect on MLK and social justice

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.

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Housing Market Remains Positive In Tennessee
Housing Market Remains Positive In Tennessee

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.

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16th Annual Southern Girls Rock Camp
16th Annual Southern Girls Rock Camp

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.

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Bill that would have allowed MTSU to sell alcohol on campus FAILS
Bill that would have allowed MTSU to sell alcohol on campus FAILS

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...

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MTSU Board of Trustees Approves Two New Degrees and the Athletic Master Plan
MTSU Board of Trustees Approves Two New Degrees and the Athletic Master Plan

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.

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Joan Cronan Will Address Equali-Tea at MTSU
Joan Cronan Will Address Equali-Tea at MTSU

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.

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Local attorneys to hold event,
Local attorneys to hold event, "Can Police Do That?" at MTSU

Murfreesboro Attorneys Scott Kimberly and Hunter Fowler will host an event titled "Can Police Do That?" at MTSU.

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COMMENTARY: Political Persuasion
COMMENTARY: Political Persuasion

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meeting Next Week
MTSU Board of Trustees Meeting Next Week

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.

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Women's History Month: Safety Forum Thursday
Women's History Month: Safety Forum Thursday

Experts will come together at MTSU from 11:00 this coming Thursday morning until 3:00 that afternoon for a Campus Safety Summit.

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Wednesday Is  Small Business Development Center Day
Wednesday Is Small Business Development Center Day

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.

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

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

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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

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.

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

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

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"Let's Win It For The Coach"...5:30PM Sunday in Louisville

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.

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

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

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Young Blackman Collegiate Academy  members sample MTSU offerings
Young Blackman Collegiate Academy members sample MTSU offerings

About 160 Blackman Collegiate Academy freshmen and sophomores gained a quick glimpse of the Middle Tennessee State University campus Tuesday (March 13).

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Study:
MTSU Study: "Consumer Optimism HIGH"!

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.

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

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

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

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

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Partnership formed between Boy Scouts of America and MTSU
Partnership formed between Boy Scouts of America and MTSU

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.

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TSSAA State Basketball Championships at MTSU
TSSAA State Basketball Championships at MTSU

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.

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

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

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RUTHERFORD Cable Meets March 13 at 7:30AM
RUTHERFORD Cable Meets March 13 at 7:30AM

Bethany Hoppe, MTSU instructor of Communication Studies, will speak on Women in Leadership.

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Black History Month: Hip Hop Educator Eric Thomas
Black History Month: Hip Hop Educator Eric Thomas

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.

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MTSU Emergency Alert TEST on Wednesday
MTSU Emergency Alert TEST on Wednesday

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Committees to Meet Next Week - Discuss Alcohol being sold at Campus Events
MTSU Committees to Meet Next Week - Discuss Alcohol being sold at Campus Events

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.

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

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

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

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

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MTSU's online master's in library science ranked in Top 20 nationally for affordability
MTSU's online master's in library science ranked in Top 20 nationally for affordability

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.

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

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

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COMMENTARY: Journalists Protection Act
COMMENTARY: Journalists Protection Act

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

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3 Law Enforcement Offices Come To MTSU Tuesday
3 Law Enforcement Offices Come To MTSU Tuesday

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.

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Chinese Dragon Dances Around Square
Chinese Dragon Dances Around Square

On Friday night the Murfreesboro square was alive with art, people and a long, but colorful dragon.

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FREE Stones River Chamber Players Concert Feb. 12
FREE Stones River Chamber Players Concert Feb. 12

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.

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Honoring Hometown African-American Heroes
Honoring Hometown African-American Heroes

The deadline for purchasing tickets to MTSU's annual homage to unsung African-American community heroes is approaching quickly.

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State Looks At MTSU's Hemp Research
State Looks At MTSU's Hemp Research

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.

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MTSU Journalism Professor looks at mistakes in the media
MTSU Journalism Professor looks at mistakes in the media

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shakespeare Festival returns to MTSU
Shakespeare Festival returns to MTSU

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.

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MTSU Jazz Artist Series continues Feb. 1 with guitarist Bernstein
MTSU Jazz Artist Series continues Feb. 1 with guitarist Bernstein

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.

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MTSU Wind Band Conference
MTSU Wind Band Conference

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.

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Pete Weber Surprised Dick Palmer Monday Night
Pete Weber Surprised Dick Palmer Monday Night

Dick Palmer will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Gala of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.

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MTSU Board of Trustees Meets Thursday
MTSU Board of Trustees Meets Thursday

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees' Finance and Personnel Committee convenes at 1:30 this coming Thursday afternoon.

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MTSU Begins Spring Semester Thursday
MTSU Begins Spring Semester Thursday

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

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MTSU Groundhog Luncheon February 2nd
MTSU Groundhog Luncheon February 2nd

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.

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Does She or Doesn't She?
Does She or Doesn't She?

This week's commentary from MTSU's Dr. Larry Burriss goes back to the old question "Does she or doesn't she"?

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MTSU Helping Parents of Infants and Toddlers
MTSU Helping Parents of Infants and Toddlers

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.

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MTSU's Huber shares how sudden heart attack changed perspective on life
MTSU's Huber shares how sudden heart attack changed perspective on life

Huber described how he fell ill Sept. 19 while attending an evening fundraising event hosted by country music great Charlie Daniels.

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In Hawaii: USC men 89 - MTSU 84
In Hawaii: USC men 89 - MTSU 84

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
with an 84 - 81 thriller. A

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MTSU advising manager's 'above and beyond' work leads to regional award
MTSU advising manager's 'above and beyond' work leads to regional award

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.

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MTSU research to increase Tennessee farm profit  with USDA's $148K 'green gold' ginseng grant
MTSU research to increase Tennessee farm profit with USDA's $148K 'green gold' ginseng grant

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.

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Five MTSU ROTC cadets commissioned as Army second lieutenants
Five MTSU ROTC cadets commissioned as Army second lieutenants

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.

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Middle TN Blvd. Improvement Temporarily Close Bell and Faulkinberry
Middle TN Blvd. Improvement Temporarily Close Bell and Faulkinberry

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.

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Congratulations To 1,737 New MTSU Alumni
Congratulations To 1,737 New MTSU Alumni

Congratulations to 1,737 new BLUE RAIDER ALUMNI who were created Saturday during two commencement ceremonies in the Hale Arena at Murphy Center.

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

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

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Registration continues for girls'  Feb. 10 math-science event at MTSU
Registration continues for girls' Feb. 10 math-science event at MTSU

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.

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MTSU Professor chimes in on the new Star Wars movie
MTSU Professor chimes in on the new Star Wars movie

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.

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MTSU Students Gain Work Insights As Interns
MTSU Students Gain Work Insights As Interns

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.

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

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

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Cheering City Schools' crowd propels Lady Raiders
Cheering City Schools' crowd propels Lady Raiders

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.

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

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

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Register now for upcoming five-day Spanish class course at MTSU
Register now for upcoming five-day Spanish class course at MTSU

For those looking to build their Spanish-speaking skills, the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition at MTSU has the fix for you this winter.

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MTSU red stole honors graduating student veterans heading to career changes
MTSU red stole honors graduating student veterans heading to career changes

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.

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MTSU dance artists celebrate autumn at Fall Dance Concert Nov. 30-Dec. 2
MTSU dance artists celebrate autumn at Fall Dance Concert Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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.

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

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

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MTSU unwraps 'Joys of the Season' arts gifts to community Dec. 3 in Tucker Theatre
MTSU unwraps 'Joys of the Season' arts gifts to community Dec. 3 in Tucker Theatre

"Our special guest, (men's basketball coach) Kermit Davis, will be reading 'The Night Before Christmas,' as he did last year..."

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MTSU cracks top 50 in Military Times' Best Colleges survey
MTSU cracks top 50 in Military Times' Best Colleges survey

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.

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MTSU selected to get use of new Cessna for promoting aerospace program, careers
MTSU selected to get use of new Cessna for promoting aerospace program, careers

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.

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MTSU student first female to receive Sale-Tinney photography scholarship
MTSU student first female to receive Sale-Tinney photography scholarship

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.

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

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

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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.

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MTSU students, volunteers hammer home altruism with Habitat panel build
MTSU students, volunteers hammer home altruism with Habitat panel build

"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.

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Gigi's Cupcakes founder tells MTSU students to 'do what's in your heart'
Gigi's Cupcakes founder tells MTSU students to 'do what's in your heart'

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.

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Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship
Mary Foye Huhta Scholarship

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.

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MTSU grads urge community to donate blood, save lives Nov. 13-15 in 'Bleed Blue, Beat WKU' drive
MTSU grads urge community to donate blood, save lives Nov. 13-15 in 'Bleed Blue, Beat WKU' drive

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.

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

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

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

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

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Friday Night Mood At MTSU: Calm, True Blue!
Friday Night Mood At MTSU: Calm, True Blue!

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.

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MTSU Announces Saturday Cancellations on their campus due to Murfreesboro rally
MTSU Announces Saturday Cancellations on their campus due to Murfreesboro rally

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.

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MTSU Horse Science Center arena  named for retired coach Brzezicki
MTSU Horse Science Center arena named for retired coach Brzezicki

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.

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MTSU to test tornado sirens on campus
MTSU to test tornado sirens on campus

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, October 10, at 12:20 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU alumnus, former congressman homecoming parade grand marshal
MTSU alumnus, former congressman homecoming parade grand marshal

Alumnus and former U.S. congressman Bart Gordon will be the grand marshal for this year's MTSU Homecoming Parade this coming weekend.

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

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

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Local Broadcaster Tn. Radio Hall of Fame Nominee
Local Broadcaster Tn. Radio Hall of Fame Nominee

A voice familiar to listeners of NewsRadio WGNS is among the nominees for the 2018 class for the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.

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State Senate joint resolution honors success of MTSU Blue Raider Debate team
State Senate joint resolution honors success of MTSU Blue Raider Debate team

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.

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MTSU master's in management program ranked among Top 50 nationally
MTSU master's in management program ranked among Top 50 nationally

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.

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Shelby Bottom Duo 4:30PM Wednesday at MTSU
Shelby Bottom Duo 4:30PM Wednesday at MTSU

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.

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MTSU Welcomes
MTSU Welcomes " Oral History Association"

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.

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Guest jurists celebrate Constitution Day by issuing opinions for MTSU audience
Guest jurists celebrate Constitution Day by issuing opinions for MTSU audience

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.

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Amended state law saving MTSU student veterans thousands of dollars
Amended state law saving MTSU student veterans thousands of dollars

MTSU student veteran Kevin Hicks saved more than $13,000 in out-of-state tuition and felt like he won the lottery.

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MTSU launches new online 'First Amendment Encyclopedia' for public access
MTSU launches new online 'First Amendment Encyclopedia' for public access

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.

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'Eminent' judges' panel will discuss judiciary's role at MTSU Constitution Day Sept. 20
'Eminent' judges' panel will discuss judiciary's role at MTSU Constitution Day Sept. 20

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.

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

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

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ATTENTION: Middle and High School GIRLS
ATTENTION: Middle and High School GIRLS

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.

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New items at the MTSU Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro
New items at the MTSU Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro

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...

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MT Football Coaches/Players Look Toward Opener with Vanderbilt
MT Football Coaches/Players Look Toward Opener with Vanderbilt

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.

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MTSU Scholars Academy aims for students' successful futures
MTSU Scholars Academy aims for students' successful futures

The Middle Tennessee State University Scholars Academy for freshmen has a twofold plan for their individual success.

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MTSU president highlights academic progress, fiscal challenges ahead at faculty meeting
MTSU president highlights academic progress, fiscal challenges ahead at faculty meeting

"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."

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New Programs at MTSU Equals More Jobs
New Programs at MTSU Equals More Jobs

New programs are extremely successful at MTSU in Murfreesboro. University President Sidney McPhee told WGNS some of the new majors that are growing...

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MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event
MTSU Hosted NASA Sanctioned Eclipse Event

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.

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House
Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House

MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center thanks the Waffle House for hiring veterans.

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MTSU Art Alums 2017: A Celebration
MTSU Art Alums 2017: A Celebration

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.

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

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

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MTSU Summer Commencement
MTSU Summer Commencement

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.

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MTSU helps fight Obesity
MTSU helps fight Obesity

MTSU's Center for Health & Human Services is taking aim at the obesity crisis in Tennessee as part of a new statewide organization.

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MTSU's Lyons attends HERS Institute for leadership training
MTSU's Lyons attends HERS Institute for leadership training

An MTSU professor spent her summer in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, but the glorious scenery wasn't the only benefit.

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MTSU Professor talks about Human Trafficking and Human Organ Trafficking
MTSU Professor talks about Human Trafficking and Human Organ Trafficking

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.

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TENN. BUSINESS BAROMETER: Optimism dips but still strong as managers search for qualified workers
TENN. BUSINESS BAROMETER: Optimism dips but still strong as managers search for qualified workers

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...

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Teleportation of things or matter as discussed by an MTSU professor
Teleportation of things or matter as discussed by an MTSU professor

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...

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MTSU, Pellissippi State promote smoother transfer paths for students
MTSU, Pellissippi State promote smoother transfer paths for students

Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and Middle Tennessee State University are promoting new dual admission transfer pathways for students.

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Festivities honor late Nashville Scene editor Ridley, endow MTSU memorial scholarship
Festivities honor late Nashville Scene editor Ridley, endow MTSU memorial scholarship

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.

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MTSU Scholarships for Women
MTSU Scholarships for Women

Two MTSU scholars are the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship for women who aspire to enter the computer field.

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

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

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

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

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 MTSU survey shows Predators fever heating up among Midstate sports fans
MTSU survey shows Predators fever heating up among Midstate sports fans

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.

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Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans
Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans

Locally, Middle Tennessee State University is receiving...

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MTSU hosting Chinese delegation for sixth year of unique cultural exchange
MTSU hosting Chinese delegation for sixth year of unique cultural exchange

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.

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

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

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MTSU Alum Builds New Life With Degree
MTSU Alum Builds New Life With Degree

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.

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MTSU Creates $1 Billion Economic Impact, 8,400 jobs
MTSU Creates $1 Billion Economic Impact, 8,400 jobs

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.

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MTSU Professor comments on FaceBook changes
MTSU Professor comments on FaceBook changes

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..

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MTSU gives CAP cadets taste of aerospace, engineering during weeklong events
MTSU gives CAP cadets taste of aerospace, engineering during weeklong events

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.

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MTSU summer camp provides fascinating forensic experience for high schoolers
MTSU summer camp provides fascinating forensic experience for high schoolers

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.

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MORE on the Debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled
MORE on the Debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled

VIDEO: The debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled took place on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.

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

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

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MTSU adjunct/state archaeologist will reveal historic tattoo practices in June 24 public talk
MTSU adjunct/state archaeologist will reveal historic tattoo practices in June 24 public talk

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.

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COMMENTARY: International News
COMMENTARY: International News

What do most Americans know about foreign lands, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries are we teaching our children?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Reports Strong 1st Quarter Housing Market
MTSU Reports Strong 1st Quarter Housing Market

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.

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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

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Army Second Lieutenant Kyle Wolfenbarger got his soccer start in Murfreesboro  and is still playing soccer for the United States Army
Army Second Lieutenant Kyle Wolfenbarger got his soccer start in Murfreesboro and is still playing soccer for the United States Army

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.

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

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

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MTSU seeing increase in high-ability students, McPhee shares with Board of Trustees
MTSU seeing increase in high-ability students, McPhee shares with Board of Trustees

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.

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

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

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MTSU online master's degree in HR ranked among most affordable in U.S.
MTSU online master's degree in HR ranked among most affordable in U.S.

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.

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Defending the Importance of a Liberal Arts Degree at MTSU
Defending the Importance of a Liberal Arts Degree at MTSU

More than 2,500 students major in fields housed in the ten academic departments of the MTSU College of Liberal Arts

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Residents Want Answers NOW On Shootings!
Residents Want Answers NOW On Shootings!

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.

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Foreign Investment In TN Dip Slightly, Still Healthy!
Foreign Investment In TN Dip Slightly, Still Healthy!

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."

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June S. Anderson Foundation awards scholarships to three nontraditional women
June S. Anderson Foundation awards scholarships to three nontraditional women

Three MTSU students with big dreams and big obstacles to overcome now have a big financial benefit to help them pursue their goals.

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

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

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

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

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Forrest Hall Vandalized
Forrest Hall Vandalized

MTSU's Forrest Hall was vandalized with spray paint.

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I'll Remember Always--GRADUATION DAY--Friday and Saturday!
I'll Remember Always--GRADUATION DAY--Friday and Saturday!

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.

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MTSU Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies this Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6
MTSU Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies this Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6

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.

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Attempted Murder on Elrod Street in Murfreesboro
Attempted Murder on Elrod Street in Murfreesboro

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).

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MTSU Helps To Preserve LOCAL HISTORY!
MTSU Helps To Preserve LOCAL HISTORY!

Tennesseans interested in preserving their local heritage now have an easier way to request help from MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation.

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Angie Boyd-Chambers Promoted At St. Thomas
Angie Boyd-Chambers Promoted At St. Thomas

Angie Boyd-Chambers has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health.

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Domestic Victims Meet Tuesday at
Domestic Victims Meet Tuesday at "Just Love Coffee"

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.

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

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

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 MTSU, Blackman Collegiate Academy honor top scholars at 'Academic Signing Day'
MTSU, Blackman Collegiate Academy honor top scholars at 'Academic Signing Day'

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

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UPDATE: Warrant obtained for one of two MTSU Football players accused of animal cruelty
UPDATE: Warrant obtained for one of two MTSU Football players accused of animal cruelty

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."

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MTSU announces 2017 Homecoming will be Oct. 7 versus FIU
MTSU announces 2017 Homecoming will be Oct. 7 versus FIU

Middle Tennessee State University's 2017 Homecoming will be on Saturday, Oct. 7, when the Blue Raiders host Florida International University.

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MT to play Iowa during 2019 Football Season
MT to play Iowa during 2019 Football Season

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.

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MTSU Board of Trustees holds inaugural meeting; elects chair and student representative
MTSU Board of Trustees holds inaugural meeting; elects chair and student representative

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.

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True Blue Leadership Day
True Blue Leadership Day

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.

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MTSU receives 13 awards for its marketing and communications
MTSU receives 13 awards for its marketing and communications

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).

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MTSU Daniels Center hosts veteran alumni tailgate, baseball game April 8
MTSU Daniels Center hosts veteran alumni tailgate, baseball game April 8

Student and alumni veterans and others are invited to the Veteran Alumni Tailgate and Baseball Game starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

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MTSU Honored Retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner
MTSU Honored Retiring Dr. Gloria Bonner

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.

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MTSU Alumni Week April 7-15
MTSU Alumni Week April 7-15

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.

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MTSU Textiles Merchandising, Design Runway Show set April 1
MTSU Textiles Merchandising, Design Runway Show set April 1

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.

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UPDATE: New Fermentation Science Degree at MTSU is HUGE
UPDATE: New Fermentation Science Degree at MTSU is HUGE

When residents heard about a new degree dealing with fermentation at MTSU, many focused their thoughts on only alcohol.

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Blackman Collegiate Academy explores MTSU science options
Blackman Collegiate Academy explores MTSU science options

Blackman Collegiate Academy juniors sampled science at MTSU and the University Honors College.

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COMMENTARY: Production Code
COMMENTARY: Production Code

87 years ago this week, March 31, 1930, the famous, or infamous, Movie Production Code went into effect.

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MTSU Scholar's Week is here
MTSU Scholar's Week is here

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

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

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

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Siemens officials tour MTSU mechatronics, engineering facilities
Siemens officials tour MTSU mechatronics, engineering facilities

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.

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Noted author's keynote helps kick off MTSU Scholars Week March 27
Noted author's keynote helps kick off MTSU Scholars Week March 27

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.

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MTSU Crime on Campus is DOWN
MTSU Crime on Campus is DOWN

We now have am more focused look on the recent "Crime on Campus" report from the TBI and information of MTSU looks positive.

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Local MUSIC History Exhibit Opens Tuesday
Local MUSIC History Exhibit Opens Tuesday

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Are You Celebrating SUNSHINE WEEK?
Are You Celebrating SUNSHINE WEEK?

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.

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Raiders roll into third-straight C-USA finals
Raiders roll into third-straight C-USA finals

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.

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 MTSU concrete, construction students seek internships through speed-interviewing process
MTSU concrete, construction students seek internships through speed-interviewing process

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.

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MTSU Salutes Community Partners
MTSU Salutes Community Partners

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.

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Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee
Submit Your Distinguished Alumni Nominee

The MTSU National Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Happy 2-5 Year Olds At MTSU's ACE!
Happy 2-5 Year Olds At MTSU's ACE!

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.

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Lookout Beaches...HERE WE COME!
Lookout Beaches...HERE WE COME!

Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be on spring break March 6-11, 2017.

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MTSU welcomes TSSAA tourneys March 8-18
MTSU welcomes TSSAA tourneys March 8-18

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.

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MTSU Todd Art Gallery: Examining the concept of
MTSU Todd Art Gallery: Examining the concept of "embodied cartography"

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;

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

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

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COMMENTARY: Reporters Banned
COMMENTARY: Reporters Banned

During World War II Edward R. Murrow noted that when circumstances prevented reporters from filing their stories, they would be covered by their colleagues.

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

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

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New degree at MTSU in Fermentation
New degree at MTSU in Fermentation

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education both approved the new Fermentation Science degree at MTSU.

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MT Men Clinch CUSA Title with 66-64 win at UAB
MT Men Clinch CUSA Title with 66-64 win at UAB

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.

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Pow Wow at MTSU: Friday-Sunday
Pow Wow at MTSU: Friday-Sunday

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.

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 Johns Hopkins research, project manager discusses science-related gender equity
Johns Hopkins research, project manager discusses science-related gender equity

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.

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BEP Summer Camp for Rising 7-8th Graders
BEP Summer Camp for Rising 7-8th Graders

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.

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Homebuilder Floyd pledges $1M to help launch MTSU Center for Student Coaching and Success
Homebuilder Floyd pledges $1M to help launch MTSU Center for Student Coaching and Success

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.

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MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon Was Huge Success!
MTSU's 21st Annual Unity Luncheon Was Huge Success!

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.

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Daniels Center Veterans Transitioning Home will help students locate jobs
Daniels Center Veterans Transitioning Home will help students locate jobs

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.

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Indigenous Peoples' Powwow at MTSU
Indigenous Peoples' Powwow at MTSU

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.

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

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

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MTSU Transfer Deadline Is Wednesday
MTSU Transfer Deadline Is Wednesday

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.

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

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

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MTSU trailblazer, community leader Gloria Bonner to retire March 1
MTSU trailblazer, community leader Gloria Bonner to retire March 1

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.

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Latest MTSU 'Global Commerce' report assesses Tennessee-Mexico trade
Latest MTSU 'Global Commerce' report assesses Tennessee-Mexico trade

MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center explores the trade relationship between Tennessee and Mexico in its latest "Global Commerce" report

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MTSU Honors Lecture Series on 'rhetoric in contemporary culture' is open to the public
MTSU Honors Lecture Series on 'rhetoric in contemporary culture' is open to the public

The general public is welcome to join an MTSU Honors College class for the weekly spring Honors Lecture Series on "Rhetoric in Contemporary Culture."

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MTSU Professor Digs into the Gatlinburg Fires Case
MTSU Professor Digs into the Gatlinburg Fires Case

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...

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UNITY LUNCHEON Tickets Sold Thru Wednesday
UNITY LUNCHEON Tickets Sold Thru Wednesday

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.

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MTSU Go Red for Women Day event raises awareness about women's heart health
MTSU Go Red for Women Day event raises awareness about women's heart health

The normally True Blue MTSU campus added a dash of red to the color scheme Friday, Feb. 3, to celebrate National Wear Red Day.

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Blackman students listen, learn, produce during MTSU visit
Blackman students listen, learn, produce during MTSU visit

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.

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Tennessee Business Barometer Index hits new high as Trump presidency begins
Tennessee Business Barometer Index hits new high as Trump presidency begins

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.

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60 slots left for Feb. 24 MTSU 'Girl Day' for aspiring female engineers
60 slots left for Feb. 24 MTSU 'Girl Day' for aspiring female engineers

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

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Tech-savvy college students brainstorm at second Hack-MT
Tech-savvy college students brainstorm at second Hack-MT

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.

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

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

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"Next To Normal" Opens Feb. 2nd At MTSU
Sharing the story of a family struggling with mental illness has been much more than a "Next to Normal" challenge for the MTSU Department of Theatre and Dance cast of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 2-4, in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
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Community invited to hear 'eminent' pianist Charles Asche Jan. 29 in MTSU's 'Keyboard Artist Series'
Community invited to hear 'eminent' pianist Charles Asche Jan. 29 in MTSU's 'Keyboard Artist Series'

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.

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TSSAA Votes To Keep
TSSAA Votes To Keep "Spring Fling" In 'Boro

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.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast--the DREAM lives on!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast--the DREAM lives on!

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.

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Insurors of Tennessee group gives $10K to MTSU program
Insurors of Tennessee group gives $10K to MTSU program

A state insurance advocacy group has given a boost to the insurance program within MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

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MTSU Honors Transfer Fellowship has Feb. 15 application deadline
MTSU Honors Transfer Fellowship has Feb. 15 application deadline

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.

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New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Jan. 19 newcomers briefing
New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Jan. 19 newcomers briefing

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.

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MTSU alumnus Pete Fisher named CEO of Academy of Country Music
MTSU alumnus Pete Fisher named CEO of Academy of Country Music

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.

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Cliff Ricketts era of alternative fuels research at MTSU ended in 2016
Cliff Ricketts era of alternative fuels research at MTSU ended in 2016

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.

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Get MLK Breakfast Tickets Before Jan. 6th
Get MLK Breakfast Tickets Before Jan. 6th

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.

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MTSU Closes for Christmas and New Years
MTSU Closes for Christmas and New Years

MTSU will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

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MTSU #17 of Top 50 Entrepreneur Colleges
MTSU #17 of Top 50 Entrepreneur Colleges

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.

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Tennessean Consumers Optimistic
Tennessean Consumers Optimistic

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.

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Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday
Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.

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MTSU Created 1,892 New Alumni On Saturday
MTSU Created 1,892 New Alumni On Saturday

Congratulations to the 1,892 Middle Tennessee State University graduates who became new Blue Raider alumni on Saturday (12/10/2016).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU's
MTSU's "Fall Preview Day"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Fall Break" Oct. 8-11 at MTSU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Scholars Academy
MTSU Scholars Academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The FOCUS Act and MTSU
The FOCUS Act and MTSU

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

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MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game
MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU: Housing Report
MTSU: Housing Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU's "Collegiate Academy" at Blackman Huge Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Training Hospital" Approach to Training Journalists at MTSU

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

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

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

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Raiders arrive in the Bahamas
Raiders arrive in the Bahamas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Graduation is This Saturday
MTSU Graduation is This Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photography on Display at MTSU
Photography on Display at MTSU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blue Raiders fall at WKU
Blue Raiders fall at WKU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Boots Donnelly statue unveiled Saturday
Boots Donnelly statue unveiled Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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Blue Raiders stunned by VU
Blue Raiders stunned by VU

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

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

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

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

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

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New Route for MT Homecoming Parade
New Route for MT Homecoming Parade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Donnelly statue to be unveiled
Donnelly statue to be unveiled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Best Public School Art Reception Thursday At MTSU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MTSU Scholars Week

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

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

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

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

Middle Tennessee's run in the Conference USA Championship came to a close after UAB punched its ticket to the big dance with a 73-60 victory in the championship final.

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MTSU launches True Blue Tour of area community colleges
MTSU launches True Blue Tour of area community colleges

"MTSU is the No. 1 choice of our state's transfer students," McPhee said. "We are proud that so many Tennesseans have chosen our university as the next step in their academic pursuits.

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MTSU Blue Raider Debaters capture regional title amid strong season
MTSU Blue Raider Debaters capture regional title amid strong season

The MTSU Blue Raider Debaters have backed up their strong fall with an impressive spring season thus far, including winning a regional championship earlier this semester.

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MTSU general tours Arizona State University's Pat Tillman Center

Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, the retired Army general now advising MTSU on ways to enhance its service to veterans, toured Arizona State University Thursday to tour its Pat Tillman Veterans Center.

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Middle Men to Play for CUSA Title
Middle Men to Play for CUSA Title

The Middle Tennessee men defeated UTEP 53-50 to punch their ticket to the Conference USA men's championship game.

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Recent advice from an MTSU alumnus and Grammy winner
Recent advice from an MTSU alumnus and Grammy winner

Grammy-winning co-writer and MTSU alumnus Torrance Esmond had a few words of advice for students crowding into a mass communications classroom...

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Raiders & Lady Raiders Advance in C-USA Tournament
Raiders & Lady Raiders Advance in C-USA Tournament

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders upset third-seeded Old Dominion in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA basketball tournament with a 59-52 win. The Lady Raiders downed Louisiana Tech 77-58 Thursday after a first-round bye.

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Blue Raiders Advance to the C-USA Quarterfinal
Blue Raiders Advance to the C-USA Quarterfinal

Middle Tennessee men's basketball took down 11th-seeded Charlotte in an exciting 63-60 victory in the first round of the Conference USA Championship on Wednesday.

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'Southern Fried Fuel' carries MTSU researcher, team to California
'Southern Fried Fuel' carries MTSU researcher, team to California

As the 594 miles from Wall, South Dakota, to Butte, Montana, on the "Southern Fried Fuel" expedition roll by, Middle Tennessee State University researcher Cliff Ricketts realizes a decision he made months ago was a wise one.

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Pi Kappa Phi at MTSU Suspended
Pi Kappa Phi at MTSU Suspended

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and Middle Tennessee State University announced the suspension of the Delta Iota Chapter on Friday (March 6) following significant, recurring violations of hazing and alcohol policies.

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MTSU Closed Friday; TSSAA Girls State Resumes
MTSU Closed Friday; TSSAA Girls State Resumes

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Friday. The March 6 TSSAA girls state basketball tournament games will proceed as scheduled.

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MTSU students, professor, alumna capture honors in dietetics field
MTSU students, professor, alumna capture honors in dietetics field

Ashley Vairin, a senior from Nashville, Tennessee, won the Outstanding Dietetics Student Award and Haley Overby, a senior from Smyrna, Tennessee, won the Student Scholarship at the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spring meeting Feb. 10 at Maggiano's Restaurant in Nashville.

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20th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU
20th Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU

While T-shirts of various school colors promoted other Science Olympiad teams, the white lab coats worn by Central Magnet School students stood out.

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MTSU Launching NEW emergency alert testing
MTSU Launching NEW emergency alert testing

MTSU is launching a new emergency-alert testing process that will allow the university community to ensure that students, faculty and staff are staying safe by receiving urgent communications properly each semester.

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MTSU Closed Saturday

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Saturday, Feb. 21, because of approaching inclement weather.

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9,000 Year old skeleton to to be discussed at MTSU
9,000 Year old skeleton to to be discussed at MTSU

Dr. Hugh Berryman is the author of a chapter in "Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton," which was published in late 2014 by Texas A&M University Press.

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MTSU Back to Normal Schedule Thursday
MTSU Back to Normal Schedule Thursday

Middle Tennessee State University will resume its normal schedule Thursday, Feb. 19, campus officials said Wednesday (Feb. 18). All day and night classes will be held and all offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

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MT Baseball Home Opener Postponed
MT Baseball Home Opener Postponed

The Middle Tennessee baseball home opener originally scheduled for Tuesday against Lipscomb has been postponed due to winter weather conditions across the area.

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MTSU closes Tuesday
MTSU closes Tuesday

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Tuesday because of inclement weather. No day or night classes will be held and all offices and departments will be closed.

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MTSU Honors College hosts prospective students with Feb. 16 Presidents' Day open house
MTSU Honors College hosts prospective students with Feb. 16 Presidents' Day open house

High school and transfer students and their families from across Tennessee and beyond are invited to the sixth annual MTSU Honors College Presidents' Day Open House.

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Tours for nursing and more at MTSU
Tours for nursing and more at MTSU

Johnson, a Dobyns-Bennett High School senior, took in a child drama class taught by Department of Speech and Theatre professor Jette Halladay.

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Carnegie Foundation recognizes MTSU for community engagement
Carnegie Foundation recognizes MTSU for community engagement

Middle Tennessee State University has been recognized nationally for its community engagement efforts by a higher education research center.

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University women learning how to persuade lawmakers in Murfreesboro and beyond
University women learning how to persuade lawmakers in Murfreesboro and beyond

As the Tennessee General Assembly continues its 109th session, local university women will be learning how to persuade their lawmakers.

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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Rutherford County Archaeological Group Formed

If you're interested in the past, you might want to attend the opening meeting of the new Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS). It will be 6:30 Thursday night, January 29th, at the Heritage Center (225 W. College Street).

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MLK Breakfast at MTSU 9:00AM this Saturday

As a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration, the Murfreesboro branch of the NAACP is holding the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at 9:00 o'clock this Saturday morning, January 17, 2015, at MTSU's James Union Building.

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MTSU Monthly Tornado-Siren Test

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex this Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. This will be a brief, routine test of the system, and no safety actions will be required.

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MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set
MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set

The 42nd Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Monday, Feb. 2 and will commence at 11:30 a.m. inside Murphy Center. The popular luncheon will feature the traditional menu of ham hocks, white beans, tomato salad, green onions, corn bread, chocolate cake and ice cream.

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WalletHub.com ranks Murfreesboro among Top 50 college towns in U.S.
WalletHub.com ranks Murfreesboro among Top 50 college towns in U.S.

When it comes to being a great college town, the home of Middle Tennessee State University surpasses its neighbor Nashville and dozens of other larger cities and towns across the country, according to a popular consumer online ranking service.

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MTSU Partners with Blackman High to Offer College-Level Courses
MTSU Partners with Blackman High to Offer College-Level Courses

MTSU will become a partner in Blackman High School's new Collegiate Academy, offering college-level courses on the high school campus this fall and assisting in the development of its academic enrichment programs.

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Donated gifts for children

The annual effort targets the children of low-income MTSU students as well as the children of parents receiving assistance from the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

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Dr. McPhee talks to students about career choices after graduation
Dr. McPhee talks to students about career choices after graduation

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee sat down with several students, including nine Rutherford County residents, to discuss their plans after their Dec. 13 graduation with honors from the university.

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MTSU Graduation This Saturday
MTSU Graduation This Saturday

MTSU will award an estimated 1,803 degrees during its two fall 2014 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, December 13th, inside Murphy Center.

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MTSU Football Will NOT Go to Bowl
MTSU Football Will NOT Go to Bowl

Middle Tennessee football will not play in a bowl game this year, despite becoming bowl eligible with a 6-and-6 record.

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MTSU, City Schools Education Day partnership packs Murphy Center
MTSU, City Schools Education Day partnership packs Murphy Center

Nearly 7,000 students from 12 Murfreesboro City Schools and Campus School kept the Monte Hale Arena's noise level at the max during the third Education Day field trip, this time for the Blue Raiders-Clemson Tigers women's basketball game.

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6,000 Murfreesboro City School Students visit MTSU
6,000 Murfreesboro City School Students visit MTSU

More than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools' students will visit MTSU Wednesday, Dec. 3, for the third annual Education Day featuring the 11 a.m. women's college basketball game...

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MTSU pushes applying by Dec. 1 to enhance scholarship chances
MTSU pushes applying by Dec. 1 to enhance scholarship chances

Middle Tennessee State University officials urge prospective high school seniors and their parents or guardians to apply by Monday, Dec. 1, if they plan to start at MTSU in fall 2015.

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FBI Contacted by MTSU and Police after suspicious item found on MTSU campus Tuesday
FBI Contacted by MTSU and Police after suspicious item found on MTSU campus Tuesday

About 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, University Police were notified that there was a suspicious bucket found on a sidewalk in the courtyard area near the Business and Aerospace Building.

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Raiders Bowl Eligible!!!
Raiders Bowl Eligible!!!

Middle Tennessee football is bowl bound after a came from behind win over Florida Atlantic 35-34 Saturday at Floyd Stadium.

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MTSU Veterans Program
MTSU Veterans Program

The activities, which will begin with the Veterans' Memorial Service at 2 p.m., will be a prelude to the 6 p.m. kickoff for the Conference USA football game between MTSU and Florida Atlantic University.

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Why do some areas stand out for the positive more than others?
Why do some areas stand out for the positive more than others?

What makes a region stand out from the crowd? Although many regions have a similar institutional structure and business environment..

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TSSAA State Cheerleading and Dance Championships in Murfreesboro NOW

This event brings in 1,200 athletes and more than 4,600 spectators to Rutherford County.

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Free Jazz Friday Night At MTSU

Enjoy a free jazz concert at 7:30 this coming Friday night in room 173 of MTSU's Wright Music Building. The Eastern Boundary Jazz Quartet will perform as a final part of an afternoon workshop.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Jones College of Business honors three with achievement awards
Jones College of Business honors three with achievement awards

The Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU recently honored three businessmen with achievement awards in advance of the college's entrepreneurship conference.

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$12-Million renovation of the MTSU Murphy Center unveiled
$12-Million renovation of the MTSU Murphy Center unveiled

The grand re-opening was part of Thursday's Murphy Madness event. These are a few photos from the Murphy Center.

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MTSU students, alumni make connections at packed Fall Career Fair
MTSU students, alumni make connections at packed Fall Career Fair

Dressed in an MTSU blue business blazer and with copies of resume tucked firmly in hand, Hayley Marshall of Murfreesboro left last week's Fall Career Fair at Middle Tennessee State University with a better perspective of what options await her in the area job market.

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UPDATE: Aggravated robbery reported on MTSU Campus Monday night
UPDATE: Aggravated robbery reported on MTSU Campus Monday night

We have more news on an aggravated robbery that was reported on the MTSU campus Monday evening. The incident occurred in the area of the Ellington Human Science Building, according to MTSU Police.

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MTSU students 'take the pledge' to stop sexual assault, saying 'It's On Us'
MTSU students 'take the pledge' to stop sexual assault, saying 'It's On Us'

"I pledge to recognize that nonconsensual sex is sexual assault..."

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Men's and Women's Basketball to host Murphy Madness
Men's and Women's Basketball to host Murphy Madness

Be a part of the grand re-opening of Murphy Center when the Middle Tennessee men's and women's basketball teams participate in "Murphy Madness" Thursday.

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MTSU Social Science Symposium:
MTSU Social Science Symposium: "Worth Every Penny?: Debt, Education and Opportunity"

MTSU student, faculty and visiting scholars will discuss whether the opportunities that higher education provides are worth the debt it often requires...

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Expert speaker on green and renewable chemistry to appear at MTSU Friday