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A bill to name a post office for an MTSU alumnus killed in Iraq is on President Barack Obama’s desk and awaits his signature.
On Friday, Jan. 4, the U.S. Senate gave final passage to a measure by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., to rename a post office on Hope Street in Mountain View, Calif., the “Lieutenant Kenneth N. Ballard Memorial Post Office.”
A statement released by Eshoo’s Washington office describes Ballard as “brave, courageous and a hero. For his service, he should be remembered and honored by our community.”
A new series of classes is added to this year’s offering of Chinese language programs from the Confucius Institute at MTSU.
For the first time, the institute will provide courses for children of Chinese heritage who speak Chinese as their first or second language on Saturdays beginning Jan. 19. Other students with compatible levels of proficiency are welcome. Elementary Chinese for Children, Level A, will run from 10 a.m. to noon. The Level B elementary class will go from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Doug Tatum, holder of MTSU’s Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship, will speak at an entrepreneur symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Nashville’s Union Station.
Tatum is a recognized expert regarding entrepreneurial companies. His ideas regarding small business growth have been cited by leading news media, including Inc. magazine, Financial Times, The New York Times and MSNBC.
“No Man’s Land—The Four Ms” is the topic of Tatum’s address. It is based on his 2007 book, “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your company is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big.”