Nissan North America Inc. announced Tuesday it has donated two Nissan LEAF cars and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.
MTSU officials said the Nissan LEAF cars will be added to the university’s motor pool and the charging stations will be made available for use by students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Murfreesboro campus.
MTSU Unveils New Student UnionUnveiling of the new $65 million MTSU Student Union and the “I am true Blue” branding effort will be at the forefront of the University’s start to the fall semester and 2012-13 academic year.
The opening of the nearly 211,000-square-foot Student Union, whose length is said to be one-and-a-half football fields (150 yards), is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24, with doors opening at 7 a.m. The Student Union is located on the east side of campus near the University Honors College and the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center.
The opening of the upcoming season at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and the distinguished contributions of John Ferguson to the arts, will be celebrated on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at TPAC’s annual gala. Inspired by the hit movie and Broadway show Catch Me If You Can, this year’s benefit for the arts center’s educational and cultural programs will feature a stylish 1960s atmosphere.
Create2012 will focus on aligning classroom instruction with 21st Century learning skills, which encompass creativity, imagination, problem solving, and critical thinking to support literacy in all subjects. Sessions will be offered for K-12 classroom teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, special education, and resource teachers as well as principals and superintendents.