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.
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.
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.