A bill to name a post office for an MTSU alumnus killed in Iraq is on President Barack Obama’s desk and awaits his signature.
On Friday, Jan. 4, the U.S. Senate gave final passage to a measure by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., to rename a post office on Hope Street in Mountain View, Calif., the “Lieutenant Kenneth N. Ballard Memorial Post Office.”
A statement released by Eshoo’s Washington office describes Ballard as “brave, courageous and a hero. For his service, he should be remembered and honored by our community.”
Doug Tatum, holder of MTSU’s Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship, will speak at an entrepreneur symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Nashville’s Union Station.
Tatum is a recognized expert regarding entrepreneurial companies. His ideas regarding small business growth have been cited by leading news media, including Inc. magazine, Financial Times, The New York Times and MSNBC.
“No Man’s Land—The Four Ms” is the topic of Tatum’s address. It is based on his 2007 book, “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your company is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big.”
The electricity is back on in almost all MTSU buildings after a two-day planned power outage for electrical repairs.
Power was restored by 3 p.m. today to all but three of the 31 affected facilities and eight houses on Greek Row.
Abernathy Hall, the Alumni Memorial Gym and the Natatorium will be without power on Friday, Jan. 4, but the dorm and AMG should be have power restored by noon Friday, MTSU officials said. The Natatorium will have power restored by 4:30 p.m.