Fri August 22, 2014

Watch MTSU's Aug. 23 Opening Night Ceremonies Live via Streaming Video

MTSU is giving supporters a chance to watch the President’s Opening Ceremonies online this Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23, if they can’t attend in person.

Special live streaming video of the event, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday inside MTSU’s Floyd Stadium, will be available by visiting shortly before the ceremonies begin. 

This special page links to the video stream, which will begin about 15 minutes before the event starts. It also provides technical support for users watching the event.

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Thu August 7, 2014

TVA to Cut More Than 2,000 Jobs

TCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as part of a $500 million cost-cutting campaign.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Tennessee Valley Authority is making the cuts this year to pare expenses and make electric rates in the Tennessee Valley more competitive with neighboring utilities.

Most of the staff reductions are being made by not filling vacant jobs and through retirements and resignations by the end of next month.

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Mon July 28, 2014

MTSU Students Thrive in Joint Solar Habitat Project With Vanderbilt

In preparation for building the Harmony House entry for Solar Decathlon 2015, MTSU and Vanderbilt students helped construct a Habitat for Humanity home in Dickson, Tennessee, in late May and June. (Submitted photo)

Danielle Jellison and Elizabeth Kurtz arrived at MTSU from two different geographic backgrounds and for different reasons, but both embrace education and work ethic.

Kurtz, who is from Nashville (pop. 601,000-plus), and Jellison, who is from Hartsville, Tennessee (pop. 6,922), in Trousdale County, find themselves budding entrepreneurs in leadership roles in a university partnership to build a Habitat for Humanity home to win a national competition next year.

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Thu July 24, 2014

Tennesseans to Share $10 Million in Refunds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The Tennessean reported ( the refunds will average $53 per family and came about because of the medical loss ratio rule in the law. That provision requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of insurance premiums on patient care and quality improvement efforts. The refunds are for premiums paid in 2013.

For 2012, refunds to Tennesseans totaled $5.6 million.

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Mon July 21, 2014

National Parks Pump Millions of Dollars into Tennessee's Economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process.

The report released last week by the National Park Service also shows that the parks supported more than 7,600 jobs in 2013.

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