Mon September 30, 2013

CEO of China’s Confucius Institutes to Visit Murfreesboro

Vice Minister Xu Lin to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam, tour MTSU campus

Vice Minister Xu Lin of China, who oversees more than 400 Confucius Institutes around the world, will visit Tennessee on Monday to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam in Nashville, then tour the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

It will be Xu’s first visit to MTSU, which opened its Confucius Institute in April 2010 through a partnership with Hangzhou Normal University. She will come to Tennessee after a meeting this weekend at Western Kentucky University of Confucius Institute leaders from across the U.S.

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Wed September 18, 2013

Students Can Dress for Success at Raiders’ Closet Grand Opening Sept. 20

Raiders' Closet

Fall fashions for the business-conscious job interviewer will be on display at Raiders’ Closet this week.

The fall 2013 grand opening of Raiders’ Closet is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Room S130A of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building. Light refreshments will be served.

Raiders’ Closet contains suits, dresses, slacks, blouses, ties, scarves and shoes for students to wear as they search for work.

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Tue September 17, 2013

Consumer Survey Good News For Mid-State Businesses

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new poll shows consumer confidence in the mid-state is leveling off after recent sharp increases.

The Office of Consumer Research at Middle Tennessee University released its twice yearly report gauging consumer confidence late last week. The study shows a modest six point increase over the April consumer snapshot.

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Mon September 16, 2013

Large Job Fair Planned for Smyrna Wednesday

Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, District 49

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Career Centers and State Rep. Mike Sparks are putting on a large job fair in Smyrna this week.

The fair will be held Wednesday, September 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Parkway Baptist church on Lee Victory Parkway.

Some of the companies participating include Bridgestone, UPS, Calsonic Kansei, Yates Services, and Saks Fifth Avenue Distribution.

Rep Sparks says that in spite of the economic growth the mid-state has enjoyed in recent months, there’s still a lot of people out of work.

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Mon September 16, 2013

Arrival of MTSU Mechatronics Engineering Signals Growth, Jobs

Nasab Views Bridgestone Equipment

Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the MTSU mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s Engineering Technology department.

Telephones began ringing and emails began coming in to the offices of department chair Walter Boles and faculty member Ahad Nasab less than 24 hours after the late July approval.

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