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8:17am

Tue February 18, 2014
Business

MTSU Hosts hundreds During Presidents’ Day Open House

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Prospective MTSU students came from as far away as Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky and Virginia. One young man, who has grandparents who live in Murfreesboro, came from France.

They also came in numbers for the fifth annual University Honors College Presidents’ Day Open House Monday, Feb. 17. Hundreds of prospective students and their families preregistered for the visit that included tours of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building and numerous other campus facilities.

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7:33am

Tue February 18, 2014
Business

Tennessee Solar Industry Said to be Expanding

Credit thesolarfoundation.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TNS/WMOT)  --  A new report says Tennessee’s solar industry is expanding quickly.

The Solar Foundation says there are now more than 130 companies in the state dedicated to solar  manufacturing, installation and project development.

Foundation spokesman Philip Haddix says that, nationwide, solar-industry employment grew by almost 20-percent since 2012 to reach 242,000 jobs across the U-S; and locally.

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8:28am

Wed February 12, 2014
Business

Financial Peace University Comes to Middle Tennessee State University Feb. 17

MTSU students will have an opportunity to improve their financial literacy when Financial Peace University comes to campus.

The outreach program started in 1992 by nationally known money guru and syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey is slated to hold an event from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the Keathley University Center Theatre.

Andres Gutierrez, a speaker from the Dave Ramsey Group, will address topics such as how to avoid debt, how to make a budget and the right way to save and invest.

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10:20am

Mon February 10, 2014
Business

SURVEY: Sharp Rise in Mid-State Consumer Confidence

Credit mtsu.edu/consumer/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new survey suggests mid-state consumers are feeling more confident about the economy, but perhaps not confident enough to change their buying habits.

Middle Tennessee State University released its quarterly consumer survey late last week. The survey was conducted in late January and early February and questioned randomly selected residents in Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford Counties.

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7:58am

Mon February 10, 2014
Breaking

MTSU Monthly Tornado-Siren Test

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus next Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 12:20 p.m. This is a brief, routine test of the system, and no safety actions will be required. 

The university notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before these monthly tests. Tests are conducted on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays to minimize distractions for classes and community neighbors. 

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