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9:33am

Wed December 5, 2012
Business

Game, Experiments Bring ‘100 Percent Fun’ to City Schools Students

Nearly 7,500 Murfreesboro City Schools students enjoy a field trip to MTSU’s Murphy Center for the Lady Raiders’ Dec. 4 Education Day game against Austin Peay. Attendance was 10,107, the second largest crowd in the program’s history. (Photo by Andy Heidt/MTSU Creative and Visual Services)

Above the noise of thousands of children talking and doing what youngsters do when they attend a college basketball game (some for the first time), Cameron Burke said he was having “100 percent fun.”

Burke, 9, a fourth-grade student at John Pittard Elementary School in Murfreesboro, was having a grand time inside 11,000-plus-seat Murphy Center Tuesday morning. He said it was his first time to be in the arena.

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9:20am

Wed December 5, 2012
Business

Keep Little Sleuths Busy at Special CSI:MTSU Camp Dec. 20-21

If your little sleuths need to search for something other than Santa's secret stash of presents, check out CSI:MTSU's latest camp for kids.

MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education is sponsoring "The Great Christmas Caper," a special mini-camp for science-minded fifth- through eighth-graders, on Dec. 20 and 21. 

The young participants will use forensic science to solve a mini-mystery — did Grandma really get run over by one of Santa's antlered crew?

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8:17am

Tue December 4, 2012
Business

Alumnus Williams Joins MTSU ODK Fall Initiates

Alumnus and NewsChannel5 investigative reporter Phil Williams was special alumnus inductee at the Omicron Delta Kappa fall initiation ceremony Friday, Nov. 30, in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building amphitheater.


In all, 16 student initiates, two ODK circle squires and three MTSU faculty/administrators joined Williams, a 1985 graduate from MTSU and the honors program, in the ceremony.


“We had a good number of initiates,” Honors College Dean John Vile said. “It truly was a wonderful evening.”

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12:12pm

Tue November 20, 2012
Business

Manufacturing a Bright Spot in State's Economic Recovery

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s manufacturing plants continue to be a bright spot in the state’s economic recovery.

The trade magazine Manufacturing News reports that Tennessee plants that make transportation related products experienced dramatic employment growth last year, expanding by nearly 11 percent. Companies that build machinery and plants that do metal fabrication also saw significant gains.

Memphis is Tennessee’s top city for manufacturing employment, followed by Nashville and Chattanooga.

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8:34am

Tue November 20, 2012
Business

Apply by December 1 to be Considered for Top MTSU Scholarships

For high school seniors planning to attend MTSU in the 2013-14 academic year and wanting first priority for freshman academic scholarships, the deadline to apply is Saturday, Dec. 1.


Completed applications must be postmarked Dec. 1 or delivered to the Office of Admissions by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, said Melinda Thomas, MTSU director of recruiting.

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