MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new poll shows consumer confidence in the mid-state is leveling off after recent sharp increases.
The Office of Consumer Research at Middle Tennessee University released its twice yearly report gauging consumer confidence late last week. The study shows a modest six point increase over the April consumer snapshot.
Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the MTSU mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s Engineering Technology department.
Telephones began ringing and emails began coming in to the offices of department chair Walter Boles and faculty member Ahad Nasab less than 24 hours after the late July approval.
In true Tim Redd fashion, he accepted a statewide dairy recognition in stride.
The Tennessee Dairy Products Association Processors presented Redd, the former MTSU Farm Laboratories director before retiring, with a Distinguished Service Award for his 32 years “of leadership and service to the dairy industry through your work at Middle Tennessee State University.”
The award was presented Sept. 6 during the organization’s annual meeting and dairy judging contest at the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville.