In the early 1990s, The Education of Little Tree became a publishing phenomenon. It told the story of an orphan growing up and learning the wisdom of his Native American ancestors, Cherokee Texan author Forrest Carter's purported autobiography.
After first being “shocked” by the news, MTSU sophomore Jordan Dodson said he became “very honored, humbled and thankful” to learn he had been named a recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholar Awards.
Peggy Goldwater Clay, chair of the board of trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and daughter of the late U.S. senator from Arizona, announced in late March that 282 sophomores and juniors at colleges and universities nationwide are 2012 recipients.
MTSU students captured two awards in the fifth annual Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest on April 7 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Seth Graves, a global-studies major from Thompson’s Station, Tenn., minoring in Japanese language, won the overall Grand Prize for the competition’s best speech. For his work, Graves received two round-trip tickets to Japan courtesy of American Airlines.
Alex Chambers, a non-degree-seeking undergraduate from Smyrna, Tenn., won first prize in Level 2, the intermediate level of the contest.
MTSU students will have an opportunity to explore off-campus housing opportunities at the annual Off-Campus Housing Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, on the Keathley University Center knoll.
“It will be the perfect opportunity to shop for fall housing,” says Valerie Avent, assistant director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students.
Thanks to the creativity of MTSU art students, patrons of the James E. Walker Library now can see the forest for the trees.
To commemorate Earth Day, students of Associate Professor Erin Anfinson’s Drawing II class fashioned a display with paper collected from a single library recycling bin. Their work festoons the windows of the reference area on the first floor.
In Myanmar, there are signs in the most unlikely places that people are starting to believe recent political reforms are for real, and aren't just a trick.
Take a recent performance of the Moustache Brothers vaudeville troupe in the northern city of Mandalay.
The troupe performs in the family home — it's not allowed to perform in public. Its biting political satire, aimed at the generals and their cronies, has made the troupe a favorite of Western tourists and diplomats.
Tuesday night, Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a Major League Baseball game at the age of 49. He pitched the Rockies to a win of 5-to-3 over the San Diego Padres. Melissa Block talks to Moyer about the game and his career.
This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.
Bipartisanship is rare on Capitol Hill these days but one bill is gaining support from both Republicans and Democrats. There's a problem, though, the Obama administration is leery of it.
As NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, the bill involves human rights abuses in Russia. And U.S. diplomats are worried it could complicate relations at a time when the U.S. needs Russia's backing on a range of issues.