Tue March 4, 2014

MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience Holds Career Fair March 5 in Tennessee Livestock Center

Who: MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience

What: MTSU Agriculture Career Fair

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5

Where: Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Event will be held in small animal floor area on backside of the livestock center. (See notes below.)

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Mon March 3, 2014

MTSU to Close Administrative Offices at 2:00 p.m.

MTSU will close administrative offices, except for certain essential services (including campus dining and public safety operations), at 2 p.m. today (March 3) due to concerns about icing and deteriorating road conditions throughout Middle Tennessee. Therefore, with the exception of employees in those essential services who have been informed of their status, employees may leave at 2 p.m. Please check or call 615-898-2000 for further developments.


Fri February 28, 2014

MTSU Welcomes TSSAA Tournaments, Notes Parking and Traffic Changes

TSSAA basketball tournaments are as reliable as daffodils popping up each March in Tennessee, and so are the traffic changes they make necessary around MTSU.

The TSSAA Division 1 High School Basketball Tournaments — March 5-8 for the girls and March 12-15 for boys — will cause changes in parking and traffic patterns on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, which is again hosting the events.

As a result, motorists should be aware of several factors affecting roads and parking.

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Wed February 26, 2014

Half of Tennesseans Spend More on Housing Than They Can Afford


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  How much of your paycheck is going toward keeping a roof over your head?

New figures from the Center for Enterprise Development says more than half of Tennesseans are spending more than they can afford on housing and utilities.

The Center’s Kasey Wiedrich says nearly a third of Tennesseans are “housing cost  overburdened.”

"Tennessee is now in the bottom half in the nation. It's just over half, 51-percent of renters are spending more than 30-percent of their income on housing costs."

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Wed February 26, 2014

Ag Appreciation Day Draws Prospects to MTSU Campus for Visit, Women’s Game

Ag Appreciation Day crowd.

Oakland High School senior Alyssa Summar thoroughly enjoyed the first Agriculture Appreciation Day at MTSU, where the Murfreesboro resident plans to continue her education after graduation in May.

“I thought it was a very good event, to get people involved,” Summar said of the Feb. 22 ag event targeting high school students as prospective MTSU students. “Some people don’t understand that MTSU has everything to offer.”

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