If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to jumpstart a new farming career or become more knowledgeable in your current agriculture job, the spring semester offers opportunities galore at the Middle Tennessee Education Center in Shelbyville.
This month, MTEC, which is a joint project of MTSU and Motlow State Community College, will offer four agriculture classes designed for students interested in one of Tennessee’s most diversified economic fields.
A bill to name a post office for an MTSU alumnus killed in Iraq is on President Barack Obama’s desk and awaits his signature.
On Friday, Jan. 4, the U.S. Senate gave final passage to a measure by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., to rename a post office on Hope Street in Mountain View, Calif., the “Lieutenant Kenneth N. Ballard Memorial Post Office.”
A statement released by Eshoo’s Washington office describes Ballard as “brave, courageous and a hero. For his service, he should be remembered and honored by our community.”
Doug Tatum, holder of MTSU’s Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship, will speak at an entrepreneur symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Nashville’s Union Station.
Tatum is a recognized expert regarding entrepreneurial companies. His ideas regarding small business growth have been cited by leading news media, including Inc. magazine, Financial Times, The New York Times and MSNBC.
“No Man’s Land—The Four Ms” is the topic of Tatum’s address. It is based on his 2007 book, “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your company is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big.”
The electricity is back on in almost all MTSU buildings after a two-day planned power outage for electrical repairs.
Power was restored by 3 p.m. today to all but three of the 31 affected facilities and eight houses on Greek Row.
Abernathy Hall, the Alumni Memorial Gym and the Natatorium will be without power on Friday, Jan. 4, but the dorm and AMG should be have power restored by noon Friday, MTSU officials said. The Natatorium will have power restored by 4:30 p.m.
A respected student-media scholar has included MTSU’S School of Journalism in his 2013 list of “50 Best Journalism Schools and Programs at U.S. Colleges and Universities.”
Dr. Dan Reimold, who teaches journalism at the University of Tampa and blogs at CollegeMediaMatters.com, said he based his evaluations on “knowledge of various schools’ and departments’ reputations, faculty, affiliated student media, classes (and) internship and study-abroad connections.”
Nearly 7,500 Murfreesboro City Schools students enjoy a field trip to MTSU’s Murphy Center for the Lady Raiders’ Dec. 4 Education Day game against Austin Peay. Attendance was 10,107, the second largest crowd in the program’s history. (Photo by Andy Heidt/MTSU Creative and Visual Services)
Above the noise of thousands of children talking and doing what youngsters do when they attend a college basketball game (some for the first time), Cameron Burke said he was having “100 percent fun.”
Burke, 9, a fourth-grade student at John Pittard Elementary School in Murfreesboro, was having a grand time inside 11,000-plus-seat Murphy Center Tuesday morning. He said it was his first time to be in the arena.