Business http://wmot.org en MTSU Students Thrive in Joint Solar Habitat Project With Vanderbilt http://wmot.org/post/mtsu-students-thrive-joint-solar-habitat-project-vanderbilt <p>Danielle Jellison and Elizabeth Kurtz arrived at MTSU from two different geographic backgrounds and for different reasons, but both embrace education and work ethic.</p><p>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.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:34:14 +0000 41653 at http://wmot.org MTSU Students Thrive in Joint Solar Habitat Project With Vanderbilt Tennesseans to Share $10 Million in Refunds http://wmot.org/post/tennesseans-share-10-million-refunds <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (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.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:26:58 +0000 Associated Press 41502 at http://wmot.org National Parks Pump Millions of Dollars into Tennessee's Economy http://wmot.org/post/national-parks-pump-millions-dollars-tennessees-economy <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) — A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:16:52 +0000 Associated Press 41335 at http://wmot.org Tennessee's Jobless Rate Ticks Back Up in June http://wmot.org/post/tennessees-jobless-rate-ticks-back-june <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; After falling steadily in recent months, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has ticked back up again.</p><p>The Tennessee Department of Labor says the jobless rate for June jumped up two tenths to 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate continued to decline last month, falling two-tenths to 6.1 percent.</p><p>Tennessee’s jobless rate has fallen nearly two full percentage points in the past 12 months. Dropping from 8.4 percent in June, 2013.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:13:08 +0000 Mike Osborne 41332 at http://wmot.org Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Bestows Award on Second MTSU Scholar http://wmot.org/post/phi-kappa-phi-honor-society-bestows-award-second-mtsu-scholar <p>The park is the largest protected area in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, one of the most endangered rainforests in the world. It contains 46 percent of all the amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals in the region as well as the source of water for 1.5 million people.</p><p>“During this course, I learned how to properly conduct ecological fieldwork through the development of my own research project in one of the most endangered environments in the world,” Hulsey said.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:27:10 +0000 Henri Pensis 41118 at http://wmot.org Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Bestows Award on Second MTSU Scholar