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.
Alumnus and NewsChannel5 investigative reporter Phil Williams was special alumnus inductee at the Omicron Delta Kappa fall initiation ceremony Friday, Nov. 30, in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building amphitheater.
In all, 16 student initiates, two ODK circle squires and three MTSU faculty/administrators joined Williams, a 1985 graduate from MTSU and the honors program, in the ceremony.
“We had a good number of initiates,” Honors College Dean John Vile said. “It truly was a wonderful evening.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s manufacturing plants continue to be a bright spot in the state’s economic recovery.
The trade magazine Manufacturing News reports that Tennessee plants that make transportation related products experienced dramatic employment growth last year, expanding by nearly 11 percent. Companies that build machinery and plants that do metal fabrication also saw significant gains.
Memphis is Tennessee’s top city for manufacturing employment, followed by Nashville and Chattanooga.
Bud Fischer, New Dean of Basic and Applied Sciences prepares to address faculty
In his first State of the College address, Dean Bud Fischer charted a new course for the MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
Fischer, on the job for 100 days, gave more administrative control to the 10 departments’ chairs and faculty during his approximately 50-minute address Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Keathley University Center Theater.
When it comes to decisions that are directly related to the operation of the departments such as funding travel, Fischer said he would leave decisions to the departments.
Middle Tennessee State University marked another banner day in its history Saturday as the area around Walnut Grove was named for the two families whose property became the campus of the original Middle Tennessee State Normal School.
A group of dignitaries witnessed the placement of three markers around the area, designating it Harrison-Black Circle for Tom Harrison and Joe Black, the landowners who sold 20 acres to the Tennessee Board of Education for $5,000. They donated 80 additional acres.