One small change could lead to one large impact. With more on this thought, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burriss...
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.
The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees announces the following Wednesday, May 30, committee meetings.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was known to have close ties to the original formation of the Ku Klux Klan, was also known for his battle tactics.
Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed state budget released Tuesday includes a $38 million recommendation to build a new academic classroom building for MTSU's College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.
Huber described how he fell ill Sept. 19 while attending an evening fundraising event hosted by country music great Charlie Daniels.
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.
Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees reviewed or approved several academic program changes at its quarterly meeting Tuesday (Dec. 5), including new names of departments and additional degree concentrations and minors.
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.
For those looking to build their Spanish-speaking skills, the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition at MTSU has the fix for you this winter.
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.
"Our special guest, (men's basketball coach) Kermit Davis, will be reading 'The Night Before Christmas,' as he did last year..."
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"I think it is fair to say that the creation of the new board and our newfound independence as an institution is the second most important event behind our founding in the history of the University in 1911," McPhee said. "It represents a new era for the university."
New programs are extremely successful at MTSU in Murfreesboro. University President Sidney McPhee told WGNS some of the new majors that are growing...
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.
Those in attendance heard simple but profound advice from a renowned mathematics professor at their summer 2017 commencement ceremony on Aug. 12: Don't stop learning.
An MTSU professor spent her summer in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, but the glorious scenery wasn't the only benefit.
The latest Tennessee Business Barometer Index reversed its upward trend amid reduced optimism among Tennessee business leaders as well lingering concerns about finding qualified workers...
Scientists have been "doing" teleportation since 2006, so why did China get so much media attention when they talked about it recently? With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss...
Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and Middle Tennessee State University are promoting new dual admission transfer pathways for students.
UPDATE: A special music-, food-, film- and fun-filled celebration Friday, July 14, honored the late Nashville Scene editor and acclaimed MTSU alumnus Jim Ridley, while also raising roughly $10,000 in funds for a memorial scholarship for young journalism hopefuls, organizers said.
Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.
MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment and White Avenue Studio will celebrate the late Nashville Scene editor and MTSU alumnus Jim Ridley's life...
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.
The appeals court heard more in regards to the Madden case in April of 2017. Despite briefs assigned just four months ago...
We have more news on how MTSU is responsible for about 8,400 jobs across the state, which generates a lot of money for Murfreesboro and the state of Tennessee.
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.
Middle Tennessee State University has been home base to Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the country attending classes and participating in aerospace and engineering activities tied to the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education, or FIRE, just wrapped up the 2017 CSI:MTSU summer camp in which high schoolers get an exciting, hands-on experience in forensic science.
VIDEO: The debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled took place on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.
The free public discussion of "Tattooing in Antiquity" will begin at noon June 24 at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro, located just off the Public Square at 225 W. College St.
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.
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.
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.
MTSU is the only undergraduate school in the state of Tennessee that offers such a degree.
More than 2,500 students major in fields housed in the ten academic departments of the MTSU College of Liberal Arts
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.
They encountered a leap of faith, literally, Tuesday (April 25), as they tandem jumped with members of the Army Golden Knights precision parachute team at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport.
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
Middle Tennessee State University's 2017 Homecoming will be on Saturday, Oct. 7, when the Blue Raiders host Florida International University.
British photographer-designer Priyanka Modi has been selected by professors at Middle Tennessee State University to present her photographic series "Temporary Memories..."
The MTSU Todd Art Gallery announces the Winner's Circle, an invitational exhibit of artwork from students of Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools.
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.
Student and alumni veterans and others are invited to the Veteran Alumni Tailgate and Baseball Game starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Career-conscious MTSU student fashion majors' and others' work will be on display at The Garden Party: the annual Textiles, Merchandising and Design, or TXMD, Runway Show.
When residents heard about a new degree dealing with fermentation at MTSU, many focused their thoughts on only alcohol.
Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.
Best-selling author and culture critic Nicholas "Nick" Carr will deliver the MTSU Scholars Week keynote address at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Student Union Ballroom.
We now have am more focused look on the recent "Crime on Campus" report from the TBI and information of MTSU looks positive.
MTSU professor Jeannie Harrington has been named chair of the Department of Accounting in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, Dean David Urban announced.
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.
TSSAA high school basketball tournaments are returning like robins this spring to the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, and the university is making temporary parking and traffic changes to accommodate its welcome guests.
The MTSU Department of Art announces a Todd Art Gallery exhibit showcasing the ongoing collaborative studies of Dr. Brooke Hofsess, Appalachian State University; Dr. Kelly Guyotte, University of Alabama;
The Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education both approved the new Fermentation Science degree at MTSU.
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.
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.
When MTSU's Keith M. Huber met country music entertainer Rodney Atkins for the first time Thursday (Feb. 16), they discovered they had much in common.
With a grand reopening Wednesday, Feb. 15, the university publicly unveiled Davis Science Building and Wiser-Patten Science Hall, which underwent renovations totaling $20 million to $25 million the past two years. To go with the $147 million Science Building
Expansion of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center will further help veterans -- on campus and in the community -- in the transition from the military to civilian life.
The Native American Student Association of Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting the Indigenous Peoples' Powwow this February 24-26, 2017 at the Middle Tennessee State University Tennessee Livestock Center.
More than 500 prospective students and their parents will be attending the open house from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, all across the MTSU campus.
MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center explores the trade relationship between Tennessee and Mexico in its latest "Global Commerce" report
The general public is welcome to join an MTSU Honors College class for the weekly spring Honors Lecture Series on "Rhetoric in Contemporary Culture."
The fires that made headlines in Gatlinburg several months ago ended with two arrests. It is beyond dispute some kinds of pre-trial publicity could jeopardize a prosecution. MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss digs into the case...
The normally True Blue MTSU campus added a dash of red to the color scheme Friday, Feb. 3, to celebrate National Wear Red Day.
Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.
Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU Girl Day, part of the worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.
For 36 hours Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3-5, in the MTSU Science Building, Hack-MT will gather software developers, visual designers, programmers, computer science and computer information systems students from area universities, including MTSU, to form teams to invent new Web platforms, mobile apps and electronic gadgets.
The deadline for prospective Middle Tennessee State University students to apply and receive the Guaranteed Transfer Promise Scholarship is Feb. 15, university officials said.
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.
A state insurance advocacy group has given a boost to the insurance program within MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business.
A special incentive in the form of a $3,500 scholarship for up to four semesters awaits prospective MTSU transfer students who meet the eligibility criteria and apply by the Feb. 15 deadline.
New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a "newcomers briefing" provided by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
MTSU alumnus Pete Fisher is leaving his executive position with the Grand Ole Opry to become CEO of the Academy of Country Music in California, the academy announced Monday.
Tennessee's housing market continued to perform well in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.
U.S. Rep. Diane Black and Rutherford County Deputy Mayor Jeff Davidson will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 10, to celebrate with an estimated 1,891 MTSU students receiving their degrees in dual fall 2016 commencement ceremonies inside the university's Murphy Center.
Middle Tennessee State University announced Thursday (Dec. 1) the creation and distribution of an active shooter guide as well as increased video surveillance and plans to reintroduce emergency call stations to the campus.
For the third straight year, MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is part of an international list of acclaimed music schools praised by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee and London's Royal College of Music.
Middle Tennessee State University's future academic growth and challenges in its College of Graduate Studies and research efforts will rest in the hands of David Butler.
Guaranteed scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000 a year for four years.
MTSU students and faculty will enjoy a four-day break Nov. 23-26, and MTSU will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, as the university family observes the Thanksgiving holiday.
The future of polling has been under intense scrutiny following the election of Donald Trump as President, despite many polls showing Hillary Clinton had the edge.
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.
Parents, grandparents, friends and supporters opened their wallets for a special art show -- and a special cause -- as the youngsters of MTSU's Ann Campbell Early Learning Center used their talents to help renovate their playground.
Middle Tennessee State University's Executive Education Program is offering a half-day workplace violence training seminar to the public.
A day of remembering transgender individuals who have been killed out of hate will take place on the MTSU campus next Saturday (11/19/16).
Spicer was convicted of aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm on the MTSU campus in 2014.
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.
Award-winning environmental portrait photographer Shelby Lee Adams will create at Middle Tennessee State University a special archive of his works that explore rural Appalachian family life.
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.
The day will be all about America's veterans.
High school and community college students and their families from Nashville and Middle Tennessee attended the annual Middle Tennessee State University True Blue Tour Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
Resume in hand as well as a few nerves, MTSU senior Brandon Miller of Clarksville, Tennessee, joined hundreds of his classmates and hundreds more alumni making the rounds of the Murphy Center track Thursday to talk with the dozens of employers on hand for the annual Fall Career Fair.
"It opened my eyes up to how much a person can do," he said. "It's all about time management and she did a great job of explaining that you do have time."
Middle Tennessee State University's annual True Blue Tour to recruit prospective high school and community college students from Davidson and surrounding counties visits Nashville Tuesday, Nov. 1.
MTSU will briefly test its emergency alert system Wednesday, Oct. 26, with a special message for the university's 26,800-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.
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.
After more than 30 years together, the MetLife insurance company is unceremoniously dumping Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has the details to this separation...
Keynote speaker Dr. Rhea Seddon did not realize it at the time, but her words were directly aimed at Zeina Ahmad and probably dozens more girls attending the 20th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference at MTSU.
The trailer was taken from an MTSU parking lot this past September and police only know that the culprit drove away in a Dodge Truck.
Using the recently released U.S. Commerce Department 2014 exporter database, which includes the location of every American firm that exported during that year, report author Steven Livingston was able to determine that just under 3,000 Tennessee manufacturers exported in 2014.
"Inspirations from Tennessee," an arts-inclusive project funded by an MTSU grant, is releasing a musical CD with the same title in January 2017 featuring seven newly commissioned works inspired by country music superstar Dolly Parton's repertoire.
A mock presidential debate will take place on Thursday evening in the MTSU State Farm room of the Business and Aerospace building.
Tennessee voters have warmed a little bit toward President Barack Obama on the eve of his departure from the White House, but a majority still disapprove of his performance as president, the latest MTSU Poll shows.
Mass hysteria about lurking clowns is making a mark on Rutherford County. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more...
With dignified precision befitting the honors due to fallen American soldiers, as many as 13 skeletal remains unearthed from what was a Mexican War battlefield were welcomed home Wednesday (Sept. 28) after 170 years.
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.
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.
Rambunctious country music pioneer uncle Dave Macon is most often associated with stage lights, but a new MTSU-produced play shows that the bowler-wearing banjoist much preferred "Walking in Sunlight."
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.
The fourth annual Dairy Hill Stampede 5K and 10K race will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center atop the hill adjacent to the MTSU Dairy, 3211 Guy James Road in Lascassas, Tennessee.
With a new season set to get underway Saturday against Alabama A&M, patrons and fans to Middle Tennessee football games can expect some noticeable changes to game day operations, including bag checks at the gate and relocation of some tailgating areas.
On the job now for three months, Mansfield said she was attracted to the position "by the potential to create a roadmap where industry and the university could intersect for mutual gain" by tapping into the unique resources that both offer.
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.
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)
Murfreesboro native, physician and 19-year NASA veteran Rhea Seddon -- a two-time mission specialist (1985 and '91) and payload commander in charge of all science activities in her final space flight ('93) -- has agreed to provide the keynote at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22...
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...
More than 3,000 new MTSU students who have participated in the 2016 Summer Reading Program will finally get to meet one of the book authors.
For the second straight year, MTSU finished No. 2 and earned a number of awards in the 23rd Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating at Eastwood Park in Dayton, Ohio, earlier this summer.
On Sunday, August 14th, the Middle Tennessee Athletics Department will host its annual Fan Day inside of Floyd Stadium from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Admission is free.
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).
Professor Larry Burris at MTSU has a lot to say about current politics. For starters, the president is nowhere near a nuclear button.
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.
MTSU's leadership honored 10 of 28 graduating student veterans during the fifth Stole Ceremony, recognizing their "commitment, recognition and appreciation," said Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives.
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.
The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) recently announced that the 4th Annual IMEA Awards will take place in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
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.
More than 30 Murfreesboro and Rutherford Country youngsters in grades K-7 are experienced STEAM Week at MTSU this past week.
Several Rutherford County schoolchildren, parents and teachers were welcomed to China last Tuesday as part of a unique educational exchange organized by MTSU.
Like hot tubs? Dr. Sharon Berk at MTSU said that new organisms are being found in cooling towers and hot tubs during recent research.
The Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University has maintained its business and accounting accreditations by AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Tools of the Trade: An Art Faculty Exhibit launches Todd Art Gallery's fall 2016 calendar with an artists' reception scheduled Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 5-7 p.m. The artwork at MTSU will then remain on display through Thursday, September 8.
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.
The FOCUS act in Tennessee will allow more control at the local level for universities like MTSU.
The annual Pigskin Pre-Game will once again kick off the MTSU Blue Raiders football season for alumni and friends of the university.
Officials with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Murfreesboro presented MTSU representatives with a special commendation certificate to celebrate a national honor announced in May.
It only took a moment for Judith Iriarte-Gross to open the envelope that arrived in the mail at her Murfreesboro home.
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.
New Name? The Tennessee Board of Regents met on Friday morning (6/24/16) and agreed to MTSU's request for a name change to Forrest Hall.
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.
Pilots will make stops in Murfreesboro on June 23rd (Thursday) and Friday the 24th. The landings will be between 8:30 in the morning and 1 each of the two afternoons at the Murfreesboro Airport.
"We've gotten to fly a lot and learned a lot," said Alsup, 15, who said she "absolutely" plans to consider attending MTSU after graduating.
The brilliantly whimsical world of pop-up books is on exhibit at MTSU's James E. Walker Library through August.
Year three of Middle Tennessee State University's partnership with Bonnaroo is again providing students with a uniquely immersive experience that can't be found in any on-campus classroom.
Middle Tennessee State University, working with leading tire and rubber company Bridgestone Americas, has created an innovative leadership development program to help women and men already in the workforce enhance their skills and even earn a degree.
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.
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.
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.
Bias in the media and even FaceBook? With more, here is Dr. Larry Burris, an MTSU Professor of Journalism...
This summer 2016 course is set each Monday beginning June 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is open to all female MTSU students, faculty and staff, along with the general public.
About 600 Murfreesboro City Schools' third-graders learned about the MTSU gardens and another 600 took in the dairy portion of the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center Thursday (May 12).
MTSU and the University of Memphis will co-sponsor the first-ever public recognition of the historic impact of the 1866 rampage against African-Americans in Memphis.
Middle Tennessee State University and Hangzhou Normal University, already partners in the operation of a Confucius Institute on the Murfreesboro campus, took steps Tuesday (May 10) to strengthen the relationship.
MTSU's military science program commissioned 14 graduating seniors as second lieutenants into the U.S. Army during the Blue Raider Detachment Spring Commissioning Ceremony May 6 at the Military Memorial site outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.
The annual trip provides an opportunity for school children, most of who live in the city, to visit a working farm and discover where many of their food products and other farm things come from.
MTSU will award an estimated 2,383 degrees during its three spring 2016 commencement ceremonies this Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, inside Murphy Center.
MTSU students are the beneficiaries of a new $700,000 Department of Aerospace Flight Simulator Building dedicated Thursday (May 5) at Murfreesboro Airport.
Homer Pittard Campus School is inviting former students, staff members and friends to an upcoming throwback picnic celebration on its grounds.
This fall, Middle Tennessee State University's aerospace students will have the distinct opportunity to utilize an industry leading aviation operations management solution, WSI Fusion, in their simulation lab.
Professor Larry Burriss at MTSU stated, "This past week we've seen a disturbing trend in American politics: a candidate for office has had to cancel rallies because of threats of violence."
"These past four years I have been able to focus solely on my education and take advantage of every opportunity," Michelle Kelley told those attending the fourth annual 1911 Society Luncheon held recently at the MT Center on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
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.
As MTSU Honors College officials learned 2015 graduate Dalton Lauderback had been selected to receive a Fulbright Award, they also announced one of the top Fulbright administrators would be coming to campus Thursday, April 28.
"Preserving African-American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources" is an omnibus online site with information on collections care, museum management, heritage tourism and fundraising.
Using superheroes as an educational tool, an MTSU honors science class brought STEM Extravaganza to Bellwood Discovery School for the second year.
Mechatronics engineering senior projects will be one of the highlights of the annual MTSU Department of Engineering Technology Open House and scholarship awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28.
MTSU's Stacy Merida, an assistant professor of music business in the Department of Recording Industry, shared her thoughts about the legacy of music icon Prince...
The MTSU Rugby Club will play Notre Dame College (Ohio) on Saturday, April 23, in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a victory securing the team a first-ever spot in the Final Four and a chance to compete for the Men's Division 1-AA national title in California.
MTSU 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.
MTSU has produced a new pamphlet that will enhance any Civil War buff's understanding of the combat that took place in Rutherford County.
The MTSU Forrest Hall task force will hold its final meeting Tuesday, April 19, at which it will decide its recommendation to the university's president regarding a possible name change to the ROTC building on campus.
MTSU's Student Government Association will do its part to enhance the greenery around one of Murfreesboro's most popular recreation spots.
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.
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.
A retired U.S. Marine who turned his military career into critically acclaimed literature will share his experiences at MTSU.
An executive with a national health care firm whose personal journey includes gender reassignment will deliver the keynote address at MTSU's 2016 LGBT+ College Conference, which is slated for April 7-9. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
Several hundred MTSU students and faculty wrapped up the annual Scholars Week Friday (April 1) with performances and 200 poster presentations in the Student Union Ballroom.
Virtual experiences in art, literature, science and geography are not real. For example, most of us have probably seen images of the Mona Lisa...
As the end of the spring 2016 semester draws near, some MTSU students will need help with nourishment to sustain them through their studies and their upcoming final exams in late April and early May.
The graphic design BFA entitled, Venture: A Design Expedition will be on display April 26-May 5, 2016. It features students that have concluded their design studies through a "Senior Project" class.
The Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU is partnering with Rutherford Cable women's professional leadership organization to help groom the next generation of female leaders.
A man who took up his father's mission of working to ensure equal rights for all Americans will headline MTSU's 2016 LGBT+ College Conference, which is slated for April 7-9. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
Getting the message right was the message crisis management expert Judy Smith delivered at MTSU.
The 25th annual Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, April 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building.
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...
MTSU and Walters State Community College are partnering to help fill a rising demand for Concrete Management professionals among large-scale construction projects nationwide.
Crisis management expert Judy Smith will deliver the keynote address for the university's celebration of National Women's History Month at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.
The exciting Celebration of Champions event took place inside the MTSU Murphy Center Wednesday night. As heard on WGNS, both the men's and women's basketball team's won conference championships...
Study groups from MTSU have been to Cuba many times before and Dr. Jim Chaney in Murfreesboro told WGNS that the Art Deco look will likely remain in Cuba when travel is fully opened between America and the foreign country...
"It's pretty cool that we have a veteran, an alumnus and a professional artist that's doing this work," Miller said of Purcell's mural thus far. "We want folks to see this and hope people will stop by to visit."
As you have heard, Apple is being asked to break the lock code to get into the iPhone of a deceased terrorist.
Dozens of MTSU students again took advantage of an opportunity to make sell themselves to potential future employers at the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, Career Fair held recently in the Student Union Ballroom.
The grand opening of the Center for Chinese Music and Culture was attended by a standing-room-only crowd of international dignitaries and university supporters on the first floor of the new Andrew Woodfin Miller Sr. Education Center at 503 Bell St.
Registration remains open for the MTSU Spring Preview Day scheduled Saturday, March 19, as the university awaits a campus visit from hundreds of prospective students and their families.
MTSU recording industry alumnus and country music hit-maker Eric Paslay took a pause from his Tuesday night (March 15) performance at the Grand Ole Opry to belatedly accept one of the top recognitions given by his alma mater.
A Palestinian citizen of Israel who writes in Hebrew and recently migrated to the United States will share his unique perspective on Arab-Israeli relations with an audience at MTSU
To get a jump-start for summer employment, 26 MTSU Concrete Industry Management students utilized a speed-networking environment to catch recruiters' attention.
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.
In the midst of a four-day visit to the MTSU campus she attended as an undergraduate from 2004-08, Jessica Morrison will share about the career path that has taken her from Tennessee to Washington, D.C.
"Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government" is the theme of MTSU's 2016 observance of National Women's History Month.
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.
Hundreds marched in protest in 2010 and 2011 after Rutherford County officials approved plans for a new mosque on Bradyville Pike near South Rutherford Boulevard.
"The country has stereotyped the South as hillbilly, religious fanatic and racist, and there is evidence in support of those claims," said Reynolds, a graduate of MTSU...
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.
"Corporate America doesn't give a damn about you," said Smith. "It does not care about your feelings. It wants productivity, and whoever doesn't produce is going to be pushed out and the way is going to be paved for somebody else to step into your shoes who can do the job."
When 17 year old Delanie McDonald enrolls at MTSU this fall, she will be part of a rare occurrence for the University Honors College.
The $105,465,308 raised during the campaign, which concluded on Dec. 31, represents the largest fundraising effort in university history, far surpassing a $30 million campaign mark that was set in 2001.
Starting with the May commencement ceremony, Middle Tennessee State University will begin a new tradition of holding a separate ceremony for grad students in the spring and fall.
One of the simplest ways to help international students at MTSU feel more at home is to talk with them and listen to them.
MTSU alumnus and retired U.S. Army Gen. Les Fuller called it "a huge night" in Fayetteville, Tennessee.
All Todd Art Gallery exhibits, receptions, and other related events are open to the public.
Want to learn to speak Spanish muy rapido (very fast)? MTSU's Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition is offering a five-day accelerated Spanish class over the university's spring break March 7-11.
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.
Asked whether they thought abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases...
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).
The 30-month, $15.7 million project will upgrade the .8-mile section of the thoroughfare between East Main and Greenland Drive.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, but her statewide disapproval ratings are the highest of any top candidate on either ticket.
MTSU School of Music vocal professor Dina Cancryn has a new song in her heart for Black History Month: sharing the stories of some of the first classical singers of color.
A group of area women (though men are invited) and possibly MTSU students will be gathering at the university next month to do their part to add a bit of comfort to active military personnel and veterans.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian and journalist Jon Meacham will discuss presidential politics and his new book, The New York Times No. 1 best-seller "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in February.
"Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories" is the theme of MTSU's 2016 Black History Month observances in February.
Tennessee business leaders have grown increasingly anxious about the current economy and their ability to find qualified workers, according to the latest online survey by MTSU's Jones College of Business.
The American Democracy Project and the Center for Historic Preservation joined forces with the Family of Abraham and Wat Amphawan of America for a day of workshops and civil dialogue earlier this month at a Buddhist temple in Murfreesboro.
Middle Tennessee State University will open at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, said university President Sidney A. McPhee. Classes resume and staff report at that time.
MTSU soon will add a personal touch as it courts community college students at campuses across the Tennessee.
Professor Larry Burriss at MTSU (School of Journalism), talks about poet Edgar Allan Poe...
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.
Aerospace's unmanned aircraft (drone) program will use the dome for testing and evaluation purposes in the enclosed environment, said Doug Campbell, who manages the UAS program.
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.
It's about fashion, fabric and one of the most fantastic days in a couple's life.
MTSU and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will help make the daunting task of applying for financial aid a little bit easier during College Goal TN 2016.
MTSU Professor Larry Burris says that if letters to the editor are any indication, it appears there is some kind of consensus growing that the republic is on the verge of collapse, and civilization as we know it will soon come to an end.
For one member of the Tennessee General Assembly, going back to college has been an education in more ways than one.
Fourteen of 19 grads will have a starting salary averaging nearly $53,500 -- nearly $8,100 more than an MTSU concrete graduate's average starting salary of $45,347. The remaining five grads are mulling offers.
About 7,300 Murfreesboro City Schools' students will visit MTSU Thursday, Dec. 17, for the fourth annual Education Day featuring the 11 a.m. women's college basketball game between the Lady Raiders and nonconference foe Missouri State in Murphy Center.
MTSU will award an estimated 1,841 degrees during its two fall 2015 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, Dec. 12, inside Murphy Center.
The aura of an Academy Award-winning actress will be in evidence at Murphy Center during MTSU's fall 2015 commencement Saturday, Dec. 12.
It was a scene that could have played out in a Wall Street or Silicon Valley boardroom. But these consultants were college seniors, and the setting was a classroom at the Middle Tennessee State University's Jones College of Business.
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.
Still a teenager and with a strong interest in the mushrooming mechatronics field, Jacob Dean has made a virtual seamless leap from high school to community college and now to university starting in January.
Karen Broadway and Teddy Jasper fell at opposite ends of the age spectrum when attending MTSU's third Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony. But each shares maturity and values found in those who serve their country.
Cornelius Lorenzo McEwen, 20, of West Warren Street was arrested Dec. 2 by campus police at MTSU while he attended a basketball game at the school.
MTSU senior Michael A. Green is the recipient of MTSU's 2015 Chitwood Award for Excellence for his plan to help best-selling author Benjamin Hoff reclaim ownership of his renowned book "The Tao of Pooh."
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and Judge Donna Scott Davenport will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 12, to celebrate with an estimated 1,833 MTSU students receiving their degrees in dual fall 2015 commencement ceremonies inside the university's Murphy Center.
MTSU's Department of Recording Industry is once again on an international list of acclaimed music industry schools touted by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee, the Seoul Institute for the Arts and the Conservatoire de Paris.
Members of the task force considering whether to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall set Dec. 1 for the first of two open forums on the topic.
The MTSU Concert Chorale, MTSU Schola Cantorum and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with their 31st annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," set Monday, Nov. 30.
MTSU's Connie Huddleston is the new president of the Women in Higher Education in Tennessee professional development organization.
Middle Tennessee State University students are working to eliminate Islamophobia in Middle Tennessee with a social media campaign targeting stereotypes as part of a project for their advertising club.
Military Times again recognized MTSU in its sixth annual "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" listing announced Nov. 10. The university was also recognized in 2014 and 2015.
Middle Tennessee State University and Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis announced agreements Monday (Nov. 9) to make it easier for community college students to transfer and successfully earn an advanced degree at the university.
MTSU's Murfree Gallery will be showcasing the works of local artist Karen Brackman starting Friday, November 13. The reception will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in Rutherford County Property Assessors Office.
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.
An expert on composer Aaron Copland's dramatic works will present a free public lecture on his opera "The Tender Land" Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Hinton Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Le, winner of the 2004 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, is currently an associate professor of piano at Hope College in Holland, Michigan...
The Journey Home Project, co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels, donated $50,000 to help equip the new Veterans and Military Family Center at MTSU.
"The Wrecking Crew" was the nickname coined by drummer Hal Blaine for the Los Angeles studio and session musicians behind some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and '70s, including "Be My Baby," "California Girls," "Strangers in the Night," "Mrs. Robinson," "Up, Up and Away," "Viva Las Vegas" and "Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man."
Beginning at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, MTSU's Critical Notification System, provided by Rave Mobile Safety, will send a test message to the university's 26,000-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.
The MTSU Stormwater Program is coordinating the event, which will last from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Volunteers should meet in the Kroger parking lot at 2050 Lascassas Pike at North Rutherford Boulevard.
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.
With a theme of "Voting Rights 1965-2015: Commemorating 50 Years," this year's symposium will celebrate the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act while looking at the work that still needs to be done, organizers said.
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.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Walters State President Wade McCamey authorized agreements creating dual admissions and reverse transfer options between WSCC -- with four East Tennessee campuses -- and MTSU, located in Murfreesboro.
In this day and age, it would be hard for the President of the United States to hide a news story that involves other countries, but imagine what it was like many years...
"Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," the Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love," Martha and the Vandellas' "Nowhere to Run," Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get a Witness..."
While two-thirds of survey respondents rated the current economy in Tennessee as "good," expectations for the future "dropped noticeably," said Dr. Tim Graeff, professor of marketing in MTSU's Jones College of Business...
Scholars from around the world are expected to attend this examination of the systematic murder of millions of Jews and other non-Aryans, the disabled, homosexuals and others by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime in pursuit of a "master race" in the 1930s and 1940s.
Violence in literature, media coverage and First Amendment issues are among the topics to be addressed by MTSU graduate students this week.
Registration is open for an upcoming half-day conference hosted by MTSU aimed at helping business leaders understand and navigate generational differences within their workforces.
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.
MTSU returned a favor to the Guangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants on Monday, affixing a plaque at a special laboratory on campus that recognizes their partnership in the study of ancient Chinese herbal remedies.
Former MTSU student and current Lady Antebellum lead singer Hillary Scott is giving back to her alma mater by establishing a scholarship for aspiring female music industry students within the university's recently renamed College of Media and Entertainment.
MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business is offering a series of courses this fall at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce to enhance the skills of business owners, executives and managers in the areas of online surveys, leadership and lean project management.
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.
What's it like to be overlooked, disregarded, or too experience the sting of cultural stereotype as a minority; in America or around the World?
As a lasting tribute to Buchanan (Class of 1940), an American economist who was the recipient of the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and who died Jan. 9, 2013, the Honors College commissioned Sugg to create a clay bust that would eventually be turned into a bronze bust.
Dr. Larry Burris at MTSU said we may not be as connected as we once thought with the growth of the internet.
It did not take MTSU mechatronics engineering program director Ahad Nasab long to have his students form a special bond with Murfreesboro's Special Kids organization.
Unmanned aerial vehicles and a new crop being used for agricultural research are just two of the featured attractions available to people attending the annual MTSU Farm Laboratories Open House in Lascassas, Tennessee.
Two of the founding fathers of the modern civil rights movement capped off Constitution Day festivities at MTSU with lessons from the past for the benefit of future generations.
Decorated war veteran and officer Carl G. Schneider is a featured MTSU guest speaker at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Business and Aerospace Building's State Farm Lecture Hall.
The general public is invited to join the MTSU community in the university's first 9/11 observance starting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Military Memorial site outside the Tom H. Jackson Building.
Cellist John Winninger and pianist Diane Rivera will help kick off the MTSU School of Music's fall 2015 free concerts with their performance set for Sunday, Sept. 13, in the university's Wright Music Building.
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.
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.
Professor John Wallin's "Search for Extraterrestrial Life" begins the schedule for the Department of Physics and Astronomy's fall First Friday Star Party.
Mike Boyle has enjoyed his 10 years of leading MTSU's University College and its push to reach out to adult learners, but for a while now he's known that it was time to begin that next career chapter in higher education.
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.
John EleFante is the former lead singer of the band KANSAS. He will be backed by super-group SIXWIRE, currently seen on the hit TV show 'Nashville'.
Two MTSU colleges provided midday refreshments, giveaways and fellowship to welcome a new crop of students with some newness of their own during the first week of fall classes.
For one of the first college recruiting fairs in the Middle Tennessee region, area high school students and their parents and families are invited to attend the upcoming Rutherford County College Night.
Dr. Larry Burris at MTSU told WGNS, "Anything you post on the Internet can be stolen, no matter how many security promises the provider makes."
Week of Welcome activities will run from Friday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 7, when "Eighties Night" -- a fun time in what's typically a quiet zone -- takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the James E. Walker Library to conclude the special events.
Carter's vision includes helping faculty secure external funds for research and continuing the development and improvement of the Experiential Learning and Research Center (the MTSU Farm and Dairy) in Lascassas, Tennessee.
Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg was humbled and delighted to accept the awards for his late father and grandfather during the Class of 2015 induction ceremony for the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame.
Featuring a thematic fine art collection of work juried by and containing selected pieces from renowned artists Dr. Brian Harnetty and Elias Hansen, Still Life has been described as an exhibit from the Heart of Middle Tennessee and Beyond to the Far Corners of the American Psyche.
Middle Tennessee State University will receive a $91,000 state grant to support its ongoing efforts to help student-veterans successfully pursue their higher education degrees.
Some experts tell parents to make sure their kids stay OFF the computer until they turn 7. Dr. Larry Burris at MTSU comments...
Newly minted MTSU graduates can treasure the "years of dedication, sacrifice and hard work" that earned their new degrees and still "be greedy" when facing new choices, a longtime sociology professor said this past Saturday (8/8/15).
Performing a chemistry research project --synthesizing or making rapid compounds in order to kill the organism (three different varieties of fungi) -- with mentor and assistant professor Kevin Bicker for the past 18 months led her to this point.
MTSU celebrated its student-veterans approaching commencement with the second Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony Wednesday (Aug. 5) and Howard, 28, was among 11 student-veterans attending.
The MTSU Todd Art Gallery proudly announces "The Journey," an exhibition of artwork by an elite group of young emerging artists with disabilities.
Middle Tennessee State University and the Metropolitan Police Department Training Division have reached an agreement that gives officers greater incentive to get their college degrees.
Reclaiming Ourselves, a multi-media art exhibition celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence will be featured at MTSU.
MTSU Alumni Relations assistant director Paul Wydra uses a plastic tie to make an adjustment on the sign for this year's Pigskin Pre-Game, a prelude to the 2015 Blue Raiders football season.
MTSU Provost Brad Bartel has named Dr. Newtona "Tina" Johnson as interim vice provost for academic affairs.
News outlets sometimes get words wrong. With more, here is Dr. Larry Burris from MTSU...
In an effort to reduce student textbook costs and keep students on track to complete their classes, Middle Tennessee State University is piloting a program that offers digital textbooks as a part of tuition or fees.
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...
Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry have partnered to launch the Tennessee Business Barometer, a new quarterly index capturing the mood and outlook of business leaders statewide through online surveys.
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.
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.
The new Master of Arts in Liberal Arts is an innovative program allowing anyone with a bachelor's degree to earn a graduate degree through a course of study built around subjects they find most captivating.
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...
MTSU's solar boat team sailed confidently against a strong field competing in a recent national competition in Dayton, Ohio.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, in a statement released Wednesday, said it was "right and appropriate" to engage the university community on the name of Forrest Hall, the campus building that houses the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
Still Life: The Art of Moonshine kicks off the fall with an opening reception Wednesday, August 26, 5-7 p.m.
Youngsters from Murfreesboro and Franklin, Tennessee, are attending the camp, which is being taught by Gayle Porterfield, who teachers sixth-graders at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School.
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.
Hough helped teach the students how to make slime. Of course, he was a little more technical in his description...
Led by Director David Lockett, a fourth-grade teacher at Homer Pittard Campus School, Camp STEM pushes children interested in the STEM disciplines to increase their knowledge and have fun at the same time.
Some Tennessee school administrators will devote a small part of their summer to learning more about education in China. The Confucius Institute at MTSU is leading a delegation of educators...
MTSU received 28 awards in the Tennessee College Public Relations Association's annual competition recognizing excellence in marketing and communications among the state's public and private higher education entities.
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, MTSU's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, will be speaking during the 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery events to commemorate Memorial Day.
The Middle Tennessee State University summer orientation for the new freshman class begins this week as major scholarship recipients kick off the first of 10 sessions scheduled through the end of July.
MTSU's College of Behavioral and Health Sciences has entered an exchange agreement with a South Korean secondary school that specializes in sports science.
MTSU students took advantage of an opportunity to ask questions of several recording industry executives during a special workshop conducted on campus by digital music distributor TuneCore.
Qualified high school juniors and seniors statewide will be able to take tuition-free online courses for college credit through Middle Tennessee State University's recently expanded dual-enrollment program.
On Tuesday (May 12, 2015), 1,200 third grade school students from Murfreesboro City Schools will hit the road for a real farm tour. The kids will go to the MTSU Farm and Dairy.
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.
Eight veterans who served their country with pride received an airplane ride they'll cherish the rest of their lives Wednesday (May 6).
A month long wait was rewarded Monday (May 4) when 12 of 13 eggs hatched from a mallard duck dubbed Ivy, who chose to nest in the ivy at the base of the columns in front of the MTSU Honors College.
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.
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.
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.
Registration is already underway for the 19th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math in Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls should act early to secure their place.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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."
Regardless of how you feel about drones and the government, a state funded institution is teaching potential students how to operate unmanned aircraft in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, the median salaries of year-round, full-time women workers are only 77 percent of their male counterparts' salaries.
Amber Hurdle, certified coach, business consultant and business owner, as well as MTSU graduate, is the keynote speaker for RutherfordCABLE's April meeting, Tuesday, April 14 at Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 9 a.m.
MTSU's 2015 Death Scene Investigation Workshop, set Wednesday, April 22, wants to help the people who examine highly dangerous sites of deaths stay safe while they do their jobs.
Dr. Fred Colvin, MTSU professor emeritus of history, will teach a class on Tennessee history.
The MTSU College of Behavioral and Health Sciences (CBHS) received a grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $1.07 Million in its most recent grant cycle.
Ling said the ability to travel, which was not financially possible when she was younger, "opened my eyes in a profound way."
Public service that is performed year round by fraternities and sororities will be on display during MTSU's Greek Week March 30-April 3.
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...
26 percent of Tennessee residents support an increase in the gas tax. 57 percent favor requiring a woman's doctor to discuss abortion risks. 48 percent favor requiring a woman to undergo an ultrasound
The students will embrace Fuller's style of free-flowing garments and multicolored lighting to depict nymphs, sprites and sirens darting through ocean waters.
Brig. General Tammy Smith is the armed forces' first active-duty, openly gay flag officer to acknowledge her homosexuality publicly since the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2011.
He's received four Emmy nominations, and the Society of News Design, the Online News Association, Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association, among others, have recognized his work.
Professional interior designers-in-training at MTSU are ready to display what they've learned about creating viable work and living spaces.
The best of the Emerald Isle will take on the best of the Blue Raider Nation in what promises to be a rollicking talkfest.
"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.
"Lt. Col. Bailey exemplifies the tradition of volunteer service that is prevalent in the Tennessee Wing," Lane said. "She has excelled in a variety of challenging assignments, such as serving as CAP incident commander during the Deep Water oil spill and as air crew for damage assessments after hurricanes in Florida. She is well suited for command of our wing."
Grammy-winning co-writer and MTSU alumnus Torrance Esmond had a few words of advice for students crowding into a mass communications classroom...
The TSSAA High School Basketball Tournaments -- March 4-7 for the girls and March 11-14 for boys -- will cause changes in parking and traffic patterns on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, which is again hosting the events.
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.
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.
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.
MTSU students are seeking assistance from Murfreesboro and Rutherford County residents in preserving the history of what is now Central Magnet School.
Opening the door for future study abroad opportunities, MTSU aerospace and agricultural students flew unmanned aircraft in Mendoza, Argentina, while performing research during winter break.
The deadline is Monday, Feb. 9, for faculty to apply for the Curriculum Integration Grants offered by the university's President's Commission on the Status of Women.
Johnson, a Dobyns-Bennett High School senior, took in a child drama class taught by Department of Speech and Theatre professor Jette Halladay.
Middle Tennessee State University has been recognized nationally for its community engagement efforts by a higher education research center.
As the Tennessee General Assembly continues its 109th session, local university women will be learning how to persuade their lawmakers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A UT physics professor will be at MTSU to examine the possibility that the space-time continuum is not limited to the four dimensions accepted by physicists and cosmologists (length, width, height and time).
What makes a region stand out from the crowd? Although many regions have a similar institutional structure and business environment..
This event brings in 1,200 athletes and more than 4,600 spectators to Rutherford County.
Middle Tennessee State University has again been named among the best colleges nationally for supporting student veterans by the Military Times.
Three student documentaries produced under the supervision of Tom Neff, an associate professor in the Department of Electronic Media Communication and founder of the Documentary Channel, are scheduled to be shown back-to-back...
To discuss the approach and significance of Conflict Archaeology, the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation is proud to host Damian Shiels, an archaeologist with the Ireland-based firm Rubicon Heritage, for a special public lecture on November 13, 2014.
Middle Tennessee State University professor Cliff Ricketts has driven coast-to-coast on fumes -- in 2012 on only 2.15 gallons of petroleum; and in 2013, no gas at all.
There was cause -- and nearly $200,000 reasons -- for celebration on the MTSU campus this past Thursday (Oct. 30).
The grand re-opening was part of Thursday's Murphy Madness event. These are a few photos from the Murphy Center.
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.
In an effort to encourage voter turnout among eligible voters ages 18 to 24, Lenda Sherrell, Democrat for Tennessee's 4th Congressional District 4, is partnering with MTSU...
"I pledge to recognize that nonconsensual sex is sexual assault..."
MTSU student, faculty and visiting scholars will discuss whether the opportunities that higher education provides are worth the debt it often requires...
"Mr. Spicer and Mr. Preston had no affiliation with MTSU, and it appeared their only reason for being on campus that morning was to rob an innocent victim," MTSU Police Capt. Jason Wofford stated.
An expert in green and renewable chemistry will appear at MTSU Friday, Oct. 24, to talk about how science can help reduce waste and create more environmentally friendly processes and products.
The MTSU Police Department is offering another free five-week fall series of RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, classes...
Kroto shared the 1996 Nobel Prize with Robert F. Curl Jr. and Richard E. Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes, a series of carbon molecules...
MTSU students and alumni on the job hunt should dress their best and update their resumes for the long list of employers who will be on hand Oct. 23 at this year's Fall Career Fair on campus.
The grand opening of the new $147-million science building on the MTSU campus was held on Wednesday morning.
By 2020, the so-called 'Millennial' generation -- young adults raised in a digital age and motivated by a different set of values from generations past -- will make up 40 percent of the workforce.
A new partnership between Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville and MTSU's Department of Recording Industry will allow students to submit two of their songs directly to Sony/ATV's creative team.
From the war-torn streets of Berlin to the monument-lined streets of Washington, D.C., Harry Rosenfeld has been an eyewitness to history.
"I hate to tell you this, but we're all disabled in some way, really," Mitte chuckled.
The presidents of Middle Tennessee State University and Northeast State Community College signed agreements to ease the transition for students seeking to transfer from the community college to the university.
MTSU students, staff, alumni and members of the local community looking to pursue advanced degrees are encouraged to stop by the Student Union Tuesday, Sept. 30, for this year's Grad Fair.
"Controversial decisions? Right? That's your legacy, man," one young man said as MTSU Police escorted him and two friends out of the room.
From rising tuition to curriculum innovation to partnerships with business, Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee joined three other higher education...
Gonzales served as counsel to George W. Bush during his days as governor of Texas and then joined him in Washington, D.C., as the first Hispanic White House counsel, serving as U.S. attorney general...
The woman who killed MTSU Lady Raider Basketball star Tina Stewart asked the courts again for a new trial this past May.
This program now in its twelfth year opens its Murfreesboro stay with a reception September 24, 5-7 p.m.
The overall Middle Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index rose to 226 for September, up from 203 in May.
Both Foote, an established commercial photographer, and Peven, director of the photography program at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville...
The centerpiece of the week will be "An Evening with RJ Mitte," the actor who portrayed Walter White Jr. on the program, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Tucker Theatre.
Middle Tennessee State University will supplement by $1,000 the Hope Lottery Scholarships of incoming students who stay on track to graduate in four years - and pay a Finish Line Scholarship to graduating seniors that will return any tuition increases over that span.
MTSU observes the Constitution's 1787 signing every year with special events and programs organized by the university chapter of the American Democracy Project...
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee will be among a group of academic leaders across the state gathering to discuss the state of higher education and the push to produce career-ready graduates.
Not all the retention and graduation initiatives at MTSU are the work of the faculty and administration. A student group is taking its own proactive steps.
Duo Damiana, a flute/guitar group, will present a free public concert Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Andrea Hampton had a list of potential nonprofit organizations she was considering helping as a volunteer -- and it kept growing.
The MTSU Department of Art's Todd Art Gallery plays host to In/finite Earth September 16-October 1, 2014.
"We (MTSU) have an opportunity to gain federal grant money for the purpose of workforce development, boosting research assets and utilizing the supply chain," Perry said.
The MTSU Police Department is offering a free five-week fall series of RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, classes beginning Thursday, Sept. 11...
"The soft underbelly of Europe," as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described Italy, is an often underappreciated theatre of operations in the war, Dr. Derek Frisby of MTSU said.
Wiser-Patten Science Hall, built in 1932, and Davis Science Building, built in 1967, have served generations of students.
Halfway up seven-story Corlew Hall in the heart of the MTSU campus, university President Sidney A. McPhee made his way to Caleb Wilson's new room for the next year.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee had a straightforward message to faculty and leaders during the Fall Faculty Meeting inside Tucker Theatre: "We must ensure that we recruit, retain..."
Four new cadets have contracted to be a part of the Blue Raider Battalion in MTSU's outstanding military science program.
An MTSU employee has been recognized for outstanding service to her department, colleagues, students and the university.
Several armed subjects who were wearing ski mask alarmed residents in Murfreesboro on Tuesday night. MTSU Football Coach Rick Stockstill has issued a statement after confirming that multiple players were involved in this prank.
MTSU professor Beverly Keel, chair of the university's highly touted Department of Recording Industry, has been named among the winners of The Nashville Business Journal's inaugural Women in Music City Awards.
Area high school students and their parents and guardians are welcome to attend the annual Rutherford County College Night.
"Dr. Eller brings her wealth of administrative and graduate education experience to this position, and I know the entire MTSU community will support her," University Provost Brad Bartel said.
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 12:20 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State University's top administrators and deans will meet with prospective students in six Tennessee cities in September and October as part of the university's annual True Blue Tour.
The pantry has collected more than 12,000 pounds of food since opening and has served more than 700 students who’ve found themselves in need of a decent meal but without the resources to feed themselves.
Coach Kermit Davis and members of the MTSU Men’s Basketball Team will facilitate a basketball clinic for children with special needs at Special Kids’ Camp Ability this Wednesday, July 30, from 1-2:30 p.m.
MTSU students learned firsthand why the people of Scandinavia’s cozy countries continually top the United Nations’ “World Happiness Report..."
Interesting: The Death Scene Investigation Workshop aims to help the people who work with death sites get ready to secure, investigate and prosecute deadly crimes.
"Saddle Up" gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the MTSU Foundation House...
The Guangxi students will enroll at MTSU as soon as they complete course requirements on their campus.
Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Monday to extend its research partnership with the world’s largest medicinal herb garden in China through 2021.
Rising with the roosters, members of the Murfreesboro business community spent part of their workday at MTSU Farm.
The roughly 52,000-square-foot facility opened in 1952 as MTSU’s first student union and has remained in constant use since for campus and community special events...
Ron Yoshimoto, the statewide special education literacy resource teacher trainer for Hawaii, conducted a 40-hour training program at MTSU to train teachers how to help youngsters having problems with reading.
On Wednesday night, the Glasscocks and their mules stayed on the MTSU campus in a covered barn. On Thursday night, they plan to stay in Smyrna.
An honor flight took place at the Murfreesboro airport on Wednesday. This U.S. Veteran enjoyed turning back the clock and flying again. He flew on a MTSU prop plane.
One woman awoke to a robber pointing a handgun at her face and ordering her to be quiet Monday morning on Yearwood Avenue, a Rutherford County sheriff’s sergeant said.
The eighth annual Saddle Up event to benefit ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help) is slated for Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 pm at MTSU’s Foundation House...
An MTSU senior is SURF-ing through samples of a body fluid this summer in a research project that will ultimately help her assist investigators in their quests to solve crimes.
In partnership with the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s office the MTSU Todd Art Gallery announces the Fellowship of Artists exhibit at Murfree Gallery June 27-July 28, 2014.
Dr. Thomas Tang, a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing in the MTSU Jones College of Business, was recently named a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Dr. Thomas Tang, a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing in the MTSU Jones College of Business, was recently named a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
When MTSU students return to campus this fall, they’ll find the Jones College of Business University Computer Lab upgraded considerably, complete with revised operating hours to better serve the campus.
This is the kind of impact Camp PRiSM — Practices in Science and Math — can have on the Murfreesboro City Schools children who attend each year.
Nathan Reale and Matt Houglum are the latest alumni from MTSU and its computer science program to tap the career pipeline to Web service giant Google.
For almost three decades, the Governor's School for the Arts has nurtured the “creative spark” of young Tennesseans with a love for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and filmmaking.
MURFREESBORO - Dr. Ciulei said his love for guitar started at a young age when he acted like his brothers guitar was a motorcycle...
Middle Tennessee State University gained an international partner with expertise in mechatronics engineering through a pact signed Thursday with Shanghai Second Polytechnic University.
Middle Tennessee will host its 21st annual Strength and Speed camp for all athletes ages 10 through 18 this summer.
Officials from MTSU and Southwest Georgia’s Albany Technical College signed an agreement allowing students who graduate with an associate degree from Albany Tech to transfer to MTSU to earn their bachelor’s degree in electromechanical engineering technology.
MTSU chemistry professor Judith Iriarte-Gross found herself “totally surprised” when her name was announced as the inaugural recipient of the ATHENA International Leadership Award.
Middle Tennessee State University and Hangzhou Normal University on Monday extended its Confucius Institute partnership — and discussed an idea to expand it with the creation of a Chinese music and cultural center at MTSU.
Young people across Middle Tennessee who enjoy reading and writing still have time to register for MTSU’s annual Youth Writers’ Camps June 9-19.
MTSU has signed a letter of intent with Meliksah University and Firat University in Turkey to pursue an academic and industrial partnership to further develop Dr. Charles Perry’s retrofit wheel-hub motor.
Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Thursday that allows select juniors from China’s top communication university to complete their bachelor’s degree studies in Murfreesboro — and earn a master’s degree from MTSU — in one year.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raider defensive tackle Jimmy Staten became the first MTSU player to be drafted since 2011, as he was selected 172nd overall in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.
Perhaps the most memorable section of the graduation was a speech by Madam Xu Lin from China.That memorable portion came in the form of an Elvis Presley song... Only You, that she sang to the graduates.
MTSU’s Studio A looked and sounded a bit like Christmas morning as a team of seniors from the Department of Recording Industry tore open boxes of grand-prize equipment from Shure Inc.’s national “Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition.”
Established in 1942, the Department of Aerospace is a signature department at MTSU and has grown into one of the most respected programs in the nation.
The partnership between Middle Tennessee State University and Hangzhou Normal University for a Confucius Institute on the Murfreesboro campus has been recommended for a five-year, $500,000 extension, President Sidney A. McPhee said Monday.
MTSU’s upcoming spring 2014 commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 10, will celebrate the culmination of a lifetime of educational accomplishments for almost 2,300 students.
Brigette Thompson called it a wonderful experience. For David O’Brien, it was fantastic.
MTSU senior ROTC cadet Teana Harle represented the Blue Raider Battalion at the prestigious Army Cadet Command George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar in mid-April.
Even though her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, represents a personal slice of heaven, MTSU sophomore Hannah Morris knows the breath-taking landscapes...
MTSU honored four of its top employees during a special Employee Recognition Award Reception held in the James Union Building.
Anne MacFie, a folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from eastern Kentucky, will present a lunchtime concert at MTSU's Center for Popular Music at noon Friday, April 25.
MTSU's annual ceremony recognizing its retiring employees was a springtime celebration even more joyous than usual, perhaps because of those 57 workers' 1,205 combined years of service devoted to students and the campus community.
Middle Tennessee State University has been recognized by the state of Tennessee’s Emergency Medical Services Board for its efforts to help train emergency medical personnel on new statewide licensure standards...
The U.S. Department of State "Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations" have notified WGNS that they plan to address the public on Tuesday, April 22 in Murfreesboro.
MTSU students and faculty and the students at nearby Hobgood Elementary School (a NASA Explorer School) received a special treat Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17...
The University Honors College at MTSU is initiating a new lecture series to offer retiring Honors faculty members an opportunity to speak to both the campus community and general public.
This will mark only the third and fourth honorary doctorates presented by MTSU, with the first two presented last year...
Public affairs consultant and former journalist Keel Hunt will bring the story of Tennessee’s unprecedented bipartisan ouster of a corrupt governor to MTSU’s renowned Windham Lecture Series at a free public event on Thursday, April 17.
High hopes and great expectations are how 14 MTSU students left Murfreesboro Thursday (April 10), heading for Huntsville, Ala., and the two-day NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge...
Now president and CEO of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, Meagan Flippin told MTSU students Friday that career opportunities abound in the nonprofit sector for those students willing to build relationships...
A starstruck musical theater lover’s imagination comes to life on MTSU’s Tucker Theatre stage April 9-13 with a family-friendly comedy that’s a dream come true for at least two of its actors.
The month of April is national Autism Awareness month and Project Help celebrated with lots of activities at both their Baird Lane and Fairview Center locations this week.
State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, was so impressed with intern Sara Mejia-Gomez that he involved her in the research for his proposal to study the feasibility of a monorail from Murfreesboro to Nashville.
George Dennehy offers many messages in his music — love, gratitude, determination, acceptance, faithfulness — but the one that seems to permeate the young singer/songwriter's conversation is joy.
The exhibition focuses on personal identity and spiritual awareness and will feature both abstract and realistic styles, as well as different methods of painting, including encaustic, a wax medium.
The action was fast and furious recently for the 23 dressed-for-success MTSU Concrete Industry Management program students.
Professor Larry Burriss at MTSU (School of Journalism), talks about one country and their plans to eradicate Twitter.com.
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MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education, known as FIRE, worked with seasoned investigators across the country to find a system to guide first-responding law enforcement officers through an often chaotic and confusing situation.
Rising on the south side of the MTSU campus, the next coming attraction — the 257,000-square-foot Science Building just off Alumni Drive — is being completed by construction crews for future science students.
A new exhibit showcasing photos from six decades of country music captured by the lenses of three distinguished photographers opens Thursday, March 20, in MTSU’s nationally renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery.
MTSU admissions, enrollment and academic officials are gearing up for what will be one of the university’s largest preview days.
“It’s been great. I’ve enjoyed doing it a lot,” he said. “You can really tell that you actually are making a difference. I’ve had three full bags of trash already.”
MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss comments on the first “World Wide Web” pages…
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MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss comments on the first “World Wide Web” page in this audio editorial on WGNSradio.com...
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MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience students, especially upperclassmen, gained a greater insight into the job market with the recent sixth annual Ag Career Fair.
As the local job market improves and the region continues to attract good-paying jobs, MTSU hopes its new master’s degree in management will become increasingly attractive...
The Revival exhibition is collaboration between students of MTSU’s English and Art departments.
Located on Blue Raider Drive, the 58,000-square-foot facility with brick exterior opened for students and visitors. Added features include an approximately 270-foot bridge extending to the Student Union and an approximately 35-foot bridge connecting the east side of the new building to an adjacent parking deck for the MTSU Boulevard Garage.
Starting in 2016, high school students will face a new Scholastic Assessment Test, the dreaded SAT. Dr. Larry Burris, a professor in the School of Journalism at MTSU, comments on this change...
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Madden, who was sentenced to serve 29-years behind bars, later filed an appeal suggesting that Judge Ash should have recused himself because of his ties to MTSU and the fact that he was FaceBook friends with MTSU Lady Raider Coach Rick Insell.
First Amendment scholar Ken Paulson, dean of the MTSU College of Mass Communication, is among panelists discussing the free speech rights of student fans on a recent edition of ESPN’s award-winning “Outside the Lines” investigative news program.
On the pristine Rutherford County Century Farm where MTSU alumnus Katherine Batey Whitt grew up in the Blackman community outside of Murfreesboro, she and husband and fellow alumnus Brandon Whitt received a special prize Wednesday (March 5) for being nationally recognized.
On the pristine Rutherford County Century Farm where MTSU alumnus Katherine Batey Whitt grew up in the Blackman community outside of Murfreesboro, she and husband and fellow alumnus Brandon Whitt received a special prize Wednesday (March 5) for being nationally recognized.
Last year’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, one of the largest-grossing shows staged by The Center for the Arts in 2013, returns this Easter weekend with its principal cast and crew for a limited four-day run.
Ken Scott, who started out as one of the five main engineers for the Beatles, became one of the pre-eminent recording engineers and producers of the 20th century. He worked on the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album, among others
Lauded as a “Renaissance man” by the educator who established the honor, MTSU political science professor Sekou Franklin was recognized recently as the 2014 recipient of the university’s John Pleas Faculty Recognition Award.
MTSU School of Music faculty cellist Christine Kim and pianist Arunesh Nadgir will be joined by Grammy Award-winning violinist Karen Kim for a free public concert of chamber music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Community volunteers are needed Saturday, March 1, for a tree planting event along Garrison Creek in east Murfreesboro aimed at protecting the local water supply.
An agreement signed Thursday (Feb. 27) between Middle Tennessee State University and Columbia State will allow community college students to earn a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness without ever having to leave Marshall County.
MTSU’s Quest for Student Success efforts were recognized Tuesday by state Rep. Dawn White during a hearing of the House Education Committee at the Capitol.
So what’s up with cell phones? A local professor by the name of Larry Burriss at MTSU chimes in on the rise of cell phone use. He stated, “How did we get into such a state that we became so dependent on these machines?”
Clarifying its vision and brainstorming about ways to better support student veterans within higher education, the Tennessee Veteran Education Task Force met Friday (Feb. 21) at the James Union Building on the MTSU campus.
MTSU Todd Art Gallery mixes in a little of the Music City for the latest Art Gallery display...
Additionally, the poll measured attitudes toward abortion, further restricting access to pseudoephedrine, allowing grocery stores to sell wine, and repealing the new federal healthcare law.
The MTSU Mardi Gras night was a blast for fans, players and students on Thursday evening. We captured the enthusiastic kids, students and fans on camera. The expressions and excitement is priceless...
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s job approval has dropped 14 points to 47 percent, with support from Democrats and independents sharply down for the Republican governor since last spring, according to the latest MTSU Poll.
The 25th ranked Middle Tennessee women’s basketball team hosts its annual Play 4Kay Power of Pink game on Saturday, Feb. 8, when Rice visits for a 2 p.m. Conference USA game.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be a female and a U.S. citizen;
• High school graduate or equivalent by June 30, 2014;
• No younger than 17 on Jan. 11, 2014, and no older than 24 by Dec. 31, 2014;
• Not be married, never have been married, never have had a marriage annulled, never cohabitated or have had a child;
• Miss MTSU must be a student of Middle Tennessee State University; and
• Miss Murfreesboro must be a resident of the state of Tennessee or attend a university in the state of Tennessee.
The annual MTSU Groundhog Luncheon was a success on Tuesday. Looking back, the first Groundhog luncheon benefiting the Raider Baseball team took place 41-years ago. Coach Jim McGuire commented on the first luncheon…
The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at MTSU as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for Murfreesboro.
This will be the first public release of these data; analyses and press releases will be available to those in attendance at Thursday’s presentation. Findings will be released to other media and the general public later in the day.
You Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine: YOUR MOVE is a collaborative and interactive exhibit organized by the Drawing III students of Department of Art Assistant Professor Melissa Newman.
High school and transfer students and their families from across Tennessee are invited to the fifth annual Presidents’ Day Open House at Middle Tennessee State University’s Honors College and Student Union from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.
An agreement between the Middle Tennessee State University aerospace department and College Park, Ga.-based ExpressJet recently paid dividends when six university flight instructors were hired after all completed the same-day interview process.
The 28-year old man who died while crossing the street near the MTSU Murphy Center this past week in Murfreesboro will be remembered on Wednesday during a special service at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
MTSU was informed by Murfreesboro Police that David R. Chitwood died this morning as a result of a collision at the intersection of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Greenland Drive on the northwest edge of campus.
Project Help on the MTSU campus is officially changing their name. Kerry Boylan, who not only does a show on WGNS every Friday morning, but also works at Project Help, stated...
A commitment to nonviolence is one of four core values expressed in the True Blue Pledge, which is recited each year at MTSU’s Convocation Ceremony. A task force of faculty, staff and students developed the pledge in 2011 following the death of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart.
The MTSU Department of Art’s Todd Art Gallery (TAG) opens the spring semester Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 5-7 p.m. with an Artists Awards Reception for the first Shoebox...
As the nation pauses to again reflect on the change-through-nonviolence message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students, faculty and staff at Middle Tennessee State University will have an opportunity to embrace that message in a way that’s uniquely True Blue.
The MTSU School of Music has a busy 2014 year. Dr. Michael Parkinson is the new director for the School of Music and he stated…
At 10:15 a.m., the state Supreme Court will hear Garcia v. Tennessee, which involves the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. Juan Alberto Blanco Garcia was an unauthorized alien illegally in the United States in 2008 when he was accused of multiple offenses in Warren County.
Job growth is “booming” in the Midstate, Penn said, pointing out that Rutherford County ranked sixth nationally among the largest 334 U.S. counties for rate of overall job growth, with Williamson County ranking 15th.
The MTSU Jazz Voice Department has partnered with JoZoara Coffee Shop in Murfreesboro to provide just such an atmosphere, featuring student performances every fourth Saturday evening, beginning Sept. 28.
The MTSU football team will visit local nonprofit Special Kids’ summer day camp, Camp Ability, on Thursday...
Dr. Walter Boles who is the engineering technology chair at Middle Tennessee State University told WGNS about a new program at the school that focuses on mechatronics.
34 percent of Americans say the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees, up from 13 percent in last year’s survey.
All six also must complete the MTSU police 16-week field training program.
WGNS spoke to Athletic Director Chris Massaro and Raiders Football Coach Rick Stockstill
MTSU’s Project Help, a location for exciting, cute, fun and remarkable youngsters is taking on a new summer project: remodeling its main facility on North Baird Lane to give teachers and students more much-needed elbow room.
Mechatronics is a design process that includes a combination of mechanical, electrical, control and computer engineering.
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