disaster http://wmot.org en MTSU Students Aid in Japan Disaster Recovery http://wmot.org/post/mtsu-students-aid-japan-disaster-recovery <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn&nbsp;(NELSON) --&nbsp; Student&nbsp;volunteers&nbsp;from Middle Tennessee State University are headed to Japan to help with the nation&rsquo;s ongoing disaster recovery.</p><p>Ten students and two professors from MTSU left&nbsp;the&nbsp;Mid-State&nbsp;Monday morning to participate in a restoration mission in Fukushima, Japan.</p><p>According to a press statement from Middle Tennessee State, 95 percent of the rubble remains to be cleared away following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that killed nearly 16,000 people. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:45:56 +0000 Tyann Nelson 11674 at http://wmot.org Middle Tenn. Chaplain Recalls Joplin Disaster http://wmot.org/post/middle-tenn-chaplain-recalls-joplin-disaster <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A Middle Tennessee Chaplain who specializes in disaster assistance is thinking this week&nbsp;about the tornado survivors he met&nbsp;one year ago&nbsp;in Joplin, Missouri.</p><p>An EF5 tornado swept through Joplin May 22, 2011. The storm killed 161 people and wiped out entire neighborhoods, along with a hospital and ten public schools.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 15:58:11 +0000 Mike Osborne 11254 at http://wmot.org Middle Tenn. Chaplain Recalls Joplin Disaster