MTSU senior Daniel Kiviniemi enjoyed showing off his other workplace space when the Precision Metalforming Association’s Tennessee district met recently on campus.

Kiviniemi works for Feintool Tennessee Inc., an Antioch, Tennessee-based company making parts through a special process for its customers. When not at Feintool, he is a student majoring in mechatronics in the MTSU Department of Engineering Technology.

       

Internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Kenny Werner will bring his artistic vision and advice to MTSU Thursday, March 26, as part of the university’s 24th annual Windham Lecture in Liberal Arts. 

The free public event is set for 8 p.m. in Hinton Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building. A searchable campus map with parking details is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HENDRICKS)  --  Undocumented students living in Tennessee currently pay out-of-state tuition at the state's colleges and universities, but one legislator hopes to change that.

The Education subcommittee in the Tennessee House is scheduled this week to consider a bill sponsored by Memphis Republican Mark White. The measure would permit undocumented students to pay instate tuition rates.

White says the difference in cost is significant and can push an education out of reach for many undocumented families.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A report out Monday says crime on Tennessee’s college campuses is down overall, but there’s been a disturbing increase in the number of sex related incidents.

The annual report compiled by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows an overall decline in campus crime of 6.3 percent between 2013 and 2014. Robberies, burglaries and assaults were all down last year.

However, the number of Sex Offenses involving the use of force were up by nearly 75 percent. The number of reported rapes jumped from 26 incidents in 2013 to 46 in 2014.

3 hurt, 2 stabbed, 1 charged at Ruth. County party

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Here is a statement from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office concerning the incident: Two victims remain in critical condition while a third victim is in stable condition after being injured in a fight about 1 a.m. Sunday at a party on Campbell Road, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says an agreement has been reached on legislation that would keep the state's current academic standards intact.

The Blountville Republican says the agreement was made earlier this week.

The state's standards include the controversial Common Core standards for English and math intended to make students more competitive.

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Congratulations to Tennessee State University's gospel choir for winning some prestigious awards.

The New Direction Choir won the National College Choir Explosion earlier this month in Louisville, Kentucky.

The group received a $15,000 prize for winning the coveted title and being recognized as the Nation's Best Gospel Choir.

It also won the People's Choice Award as the audience's favorite group, which earned it another $1,000 prize.

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Congratulations to Tennessee State University's gospel choir for winning some prestigious awards.

The New Direction Choir won the National College Choir Explosion earlier this month in Louisville, Kentucky.

The group received a $15,000 prize for winning the coveted title and being recognized as the Nation's Best Gospel Choir.

It also won the People's Choice Award as the audience's favorite group, which earned it another $1,000 prize.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Middle Tennessee are trying to find the ashes of a cremated teen after they were stolen and then thrown in the trash.

The Franklin Police Department sent a statement to media on Thursday saying they had arrested two men accused of breaking into a home and taking items including a pink purse with the cremated remains Whitney Tuck, who died in 2005 at age 19 from leukemia. The statement says the suspects threw the purse into a trash can at a gas station.

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