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 Middle Tennessee State University officials urge prospective high school seniors and their parents or guardians to apply by Monday, Dec. 1, if they plan to start at MTSU in fall 2015.

Meeting this deadline will allow seniors with a 3.5 or higher grade-point average and an ACT score of 25 or higher (1130 SAT equivalent or higher) the opportunity to be considered in the initial awarding of guaranteed freshman academic scholarships and the highly competitive Buchanan Fellowships.

MTSU recognized and honored 53 newly tenured and/or promoted faculty members at a recent reception in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

Newly tenured faculty and their respective colleges are:

Sunday projected biggest travel day at BNA

Nov 25, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If you’re traveling by air, expect long lines at Nashville’s International Airport.

Airport spokesperson Shannon Sumrall says BNA is expecting about a two percent increase in the number of people flying in and out of Nashville during the Thanksgiving week. She says the number of people hitting the airport this past weekend indicates a lot of travelers are taking off the entire week. But the worst is yet to come.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- The number of Tennesseans hitting the roads for Thanksgiving this year is up significantly, but holiday travel has still not returned to pre-recession levels.

AAA says about 46.3 million Americans will travel this holiday season. That’s up more than 4 percent over 2013, but still better than 4 million travelers below the 2007, pre-recession peak.

AAA says about a million Tennesseans will be on the move during the holidays. Spokesman Mark Jenkins says it’s going to be crowded on the nation’s highways.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate continued to fall in October.

The Tennessee Department of Labor reports that the state jobless rate for ticked down two-tenths from the previous month to 7.1 percent.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate is still well above the national jobless rate, which currently stands at 5.8 percent.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate bucked the national trend and rose steadily the first half of the year, but has begun to fall again in more recent months.