A $2.5 million bequest from the estate of economist James M. Buchanan to the Middle Tennessee State University Honors College was announced today (May 9) in special ceremonies outside the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building.
Buchanan family member Jeff Whorley of Indianapolis, Ind., made the formal gift announcement to MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, Honors College Dean John Vile, invited guests, the campus community and alumni and friends of the university.
MTSU/Columbia State reach agreement on early childhood education agreement
An agreement signed today between Middle Tennessee State University and Columbia State Community College will help students majoring in early childhood education turn their associate degrees into bachelor’s degrees at MTSU’s Murfreesboro campus.
The agreement brings more transfer students into MTSU’s 101-year-old tradition of training Tennessee’s best teachers by easing Columbia State students’ access to the Bachelor of Science degree program in early childhood education at MTSU.
An MTSU professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship and an associate professor in the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, was voted vice chairman for 2013-2014 on April 23 at the group’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — State officials say a program that aims to revitalize downtown commercial districts in communities across Tennessee generated more than $82 million in private and public investment last year.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says its Main Street program includes 24 towns and cities in the state.
The department says 604 jobs were generated and 107 new businesses sprang up in the 24 communities in 2012.
The first members of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame gather for a photo after an April 26 ceremony in MTSU's Murphy Center celebrating their accomplishments. From left are inductees John Seigethaler, Chris Clark, Karen Miller representing her late husband Dan Miller, Dean Stone, Bill Williams Jr. and Anne Holt. The new Hall of Fame will be housed in the Center for Innovation in Media inside the Bragg Mass Communication Building at MTSU. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)
Representing nearly three centuries of combined journalistic excellence, the first members of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame proudly stood before family, friends and colleagues at MTSU today to encourage the next generation of media professionals.
“This is the first all-inclusive hall of fame in the state to showcase talented media professionals in all areas,” John Hood, MTSU director of governmental and community affairs, told the crowd assembled inside Murphy Center for the ceremony.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A new survey says Middle Tennessee consumers are showing some confidence in the economy for the first time since 2008.
Middle Tennessee State University's Office of Consumer Research says mid-state consumer outlook has been gloomy since the economic downturn began. MTSU marketing professor Tim Graeff says consumer confidence began to rise again this spring, jumping from an index score of 144 to 193.