MTSU is preparing to send students deep into the heart of centuries of world history.
April 1 is the deadline to sign up for a 10-day trip to Israel July 15-25, part of a summer 2013 class on “The Politics of Being ‘Israel’ from Abraham to Modern Democracy.”
“The course is broadly defined as Israeli politics with emphasis on conflict in the region and the relationship between the U.S. and Israel,” said Dr. Karen Petersen, assistant dean of MTSU’s College of Liberal Arts and a professor of political science
Jonathan Caldwell of Hendersonville, Tenn., right, winner of the Middle Tennessee 2013 Regional Spelling Bee at MTSU, is joined by his mother, Holly Caldwell, for publicity photos after his 18th-round win March 20. Caldwell is a seventh-grader at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)
Be honest now: If someone asked you to spell “Flemish,” and you were in Tennessee on the first day of spring, wouldn’t you almost spell it “phlegmish”?
Not to mention spelling “fennel” with a stuffed-up nose — F-E-D-D-E-L — or misunderstanding the emcee’s pronunciation as “o-topsy” and asking for clarification to be sure it’s “aw-topsy” before spelling A-U-T-O-P-S-Y correctly.
These challenges and more awaited 44 of Middle Tennessee’s finest young orthographers at MTSU at today’s regional finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
You don't read poetry. That's fine. Nobody does anymore. I'm not going to make you feel bad about that. But if there is one book I've pressed on more people in the past decade, it is Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red. And I'm here to tell you its sequel has just been published, and that it's pretty much the biggest event of the year.
Autobiography of Red was a novel written in verse, a crossbreed of poetry and prose that retold the myth of Geryon and Herakles, aka Hercules.